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Sonnenfeld says 'MIB3' in the works

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LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- U.S. film director Barry Sonnenfeld says Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are set to star in a third installment in the "Men in Black" film franchise.

Sonnenfeld to direct 'Saving the World'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Barry Sonnenfeld has signed on to direct and produce the big-screen Hollywood action comedy "The How-To Guide for Saving the World," MGM said Thursday.

Coen brothers win DGA directoring award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Joel and Ethan Coen are the first siblings to win the Directors Guild of America's best directing award thanks to their film "No Country for Old Men."

'Sopranos,' 'Lost' earn duel DGA nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "The Sopranos," "Lost" and "Mad Men" were among the TV dramas whose episode directors were nominated for Directors Guild of America prizes.

'Squid' gives Daniels career boost

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Jeff Daniels says the acclaim he earned for his performance in last year's "The Squid and the Whale" has given his career a boost.

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LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- After a four-year hiatus, Hollywood director Barry Sonnenfeld returns to the big screen with a film that might be considered his most autobiographical.

Sonnenfeld leaves 'Dick and Jane'

HOLLYWOOD, July 30 (UPI) -- Director Barry Sonnenfeld reportedly has opted out of the remake of "Fun with Dick and Jane."

Cameron Diaz to star with Jim Carrey

HOLLYWOOD, July 14 (UPI) -- Cameron Diaz is in negotiations to star opposite Jim Carrey in the title role of Columbia Pictures' "Fun With Dick and Jane."

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Interview of the week: Barry Sonnenfeld

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- Director Barry Sonnenfeld knew he was in for a wild ride when he signed on to make "Men in Black II." But computer-generated aliens, a wise-cracking pug dog, sp

Film of the Week: Dave Barry's Big Trouble

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Barry Sonnenfeld

Barry Sonnenfeld (born April 1, 1953) is an American filmmaker and television director. He worked as cinematographer for the Coen Brothers, then later he directed and produced big budget films such as Men in Black.

Sonnenfeld was born and raised in New York City, the son of Kelly, an art teacher, and Sonny Sonnenfeld. He graduated from New York University of Film School in 1978. He started work as director of photography on the Oscar-nominated In Our Water (1982). Then Joel Coen and Ethan Coen hired him for Blood Simple (1985). This film began his collaboration with the Coen Bros., who used him for their next two pictures, Raising Arizona (1987) and Miller's Crossing (1990). He also worked with Danny DeVito on Throw Momma from the Train (1987) and Rob Reiner on When Harry Met Sally (1989) and Misery (1990).

Sonnenfeld gained his first work as a director from Orion Pictures on The Addams Family, a box-office success released in November 1991. Its sequel, Addams Family Values (1993), was not as successful at the box office, but he received critical acclaim for his fourth directorial outing, Get Shorty (1995). Produced by Jersey Films and based on a novel by Elmore Leonard, the film won a Golden Globe for John Travolta (Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical). In 1996 Steven Spielberg asked him to direct Men in Black (1997). Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, the movie was a critical and financial smash. Producer Jon Peters then asked Sonnenfeld to direct Wild Wild West (1999), an adaptation of an old TV series. Wild Wild West was an expensive flop. He also directed the comedy Big Trouble (2002), after which he made his most successful film sequel, Men in Black II (2002). He is also a contributing editor for Esquire magazine. He also co-produced the 2007 film Enchanted for Disney that starred Amy Adams. In 2008, Sonnenfeld earned an Emmy for directing Pushing Daisies. On 21 April 2010 was confirmed that Sonnenfeld return for Men in Black III with lead actors from Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

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