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country of citizenship:
United States of America
educated at: McGill University
occupation: film director, screenwriter, writer, executive producer, film producer
award received: Writers Guild of America Award
Andrew Brion Hogan Goddard (born February 26, 1975) is an American film and television screenwriter, director, and producer. He began his career as a writer on acclaimed television series, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, and Lost. He also created the Netflix superhero series Daredevil.
Goddard received further recognition for writing the successful monster horror film Cloverfield (2008) and the action horror film World War Z (2013). Goddard then wrote the screenplay for the acclaimed science fiction film The Martian (2015), for which he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Goddard co-wrote and made his directorial feature film debut with the horror-comedy film The Cabin in the Woods (2012). He also directed, wrote and produced the mystery thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale (2018).
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