Morgan Spurlock

Biography

Morgan Spurlock (born 7.11.1970)

Morgan Spurlock is a US documentary film-maker, TV producer, journalist and screenwriter. He is perhaps best known for the documentary Super Size Me.

Morgan Spurlock: Career

As a child, Morgan Spurlock attended Woodrow Wilson High School in West Virginia and graduated in 1989. IN 1993, he then graduated with a film degree from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Spurlock then enjoyed a spell as a successful playwright and won awards for his play The Phoenix. He then went on to create the series I Bet You Will, for the MTV channel. It was a light-hearted series of 5-minute programmes, featuring members of the public doing unusual or disgusting things for cash. It started out as a webcast and was so popular that MTV adopted the show.

In 2004, Morgan Spurlock released Super Size Me in the US. The film was then nominated for Best Documentary at that year's Academy Award. The idea for the documentary came when Spurlock watched a news story about two teenage girls suing McDonald's for causing their obesity. The documentary itself focuses on Spurlock eating nothing but three McDonalds meals a day for 30 days. When offered the 'Super Size Me' option, he would always take it, but not when it wasn't. When the 30 day trial was over, he had gained 25 pounds and was suffering from depression and liver dysfunction.

The next feature length documentary that Morgan Spurlock worked on was Where in the World is Obama Bin Laden. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. The documentary shows Spurlock's exploration of the fight against terrorism and tries to find Osama Bin Laden, whilst investigating numerous views of terrorism in the US and beyond.

The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special - In 3-D! On Ice! was the next project from Spurlock; a documentary that explored the cultural phenomenon of The Simpsons - the animated series created by Matt Groening.

Spurlock then went on to co-direct Freakonomics, a documentary based on the popular book by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J Dubner.

In 2010, Morgan Spurlock worked alongside Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, Harry Knowles and Stan Lee, to create a documentary about the Comic-Con convention. The film was entitled Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope and looked at the stories of the convention's fans.

Spurlock then went on to make The Greatest Move Ever Sold, about product placement, marketing and advertising in the film world. In 30 Days, Spurlock (and others) spends 30 days at a time immersing themselves in a different way of life to their own. The series was split into episodes, with each episode focusing on a different way of life.

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One Direction Rep Denies This Is Us Sequel

15th May 2014 -

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A representative for One Direction has denied filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's claim the boy band is filming a sequel to hit documentary This Is Us.The director who helmed the hit 2013 behind-the-scenes film recently told the...

One Direction Movie Sequel Confirmed

11th May 2014 -

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One Direction are filming a follow-up to their hit feature film documentary This Is Us, according to director Morgan Spurlock.The What Makes You Beautiful hitmakers sparked rumours they are working on a sequel to their...

One Direction filming This Is Us sequel

11th May 2014 -

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One Direction are filming a follow-up to their movie 'This Is Us'.The superstar boy band are currently on their 'Where We Are' world tour, and it has been confirmed they are being recorded for a...

Sarah Jessica Parker And AOL CEO Pose Together At The 2014 AOL NewFront - Part 1

2nd May 2014 -

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'Sex And The City' star Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted posing alongside AOL CEO Tim Armstrong on the red carpet at the 2014 AOL NewFront event held at the Duggal Greenhouse in New York. AOL...

There Was Only Ever One Direction For 'This Is Us': The Top of The Box Office

5th September 2013 -

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Could it have gone any other way? The One Direction film – This is Us – has shot to the top of the U.K and Ireland Box Office charts making £3.47m, including £1.2m from Thursday...

'The Butler' Gives Rivals The Brush Off Over Labor Day Weekend: Why Is Lee Daniel's Movie So Successful?

3rd September 2013 -

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The first shaky reports of the Labor Day holiday box office taking couldn't decide whether Lee Daniel's The Butler or Morgan Spurlock's One Direction documentary This Is Us had sold the most movie tickets across...

One Direction want Niall Horan's nipples in movie sequel

2nd September 2013 -

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One Direction have joked a sequel to 'This Is Us' would need ''more of'' Niall Horan's nipples.The 'Best Song Ever' hitmakers - completed by Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik - have...

One Direction's Film Likely To Go Direct To No. 1

30th August 2013 -

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It's a rare occurrence when a documentary winds up as the No. 1 film at the box office, but that's what is likely to occur this Labor Day weekend with the debut of Morgan Spurlock's...

One Direction: This Is Us

29th August 2013 -

 Movie Review

Filmmaker Spurlock (Super Size Me) is known for his investigative wit, but there's none of that in this on-message doc about the most successful boy band in history. Still, the fans won't be able to...

Movie Stars Too? One Direction's 'This Is Us' To Dominate Box-Office

29th August 2013 -

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Morgan Spurlock's One Direction documentary This Is Us is expected to top the box office chart following its North American release this weekend. Early ticket sales suggest it will comfortably dispose of Lee Daniels' The...

Billy Ray Cyrus cancels Piers Morgan interview after Miley's MTV performance

28th August 2013 -

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Billy Ray Cyrus cancelled his appearance on 'Piers Morgan Live' on Tuesday night (27.08.13) in the wake of his daughter Miley Cyrus' controversial MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) performance. The 52-year-old country singer was scheduled...

One Direction Filmmaker Opted Not To Pry Into Boys' Love Lives

26th August 2013 -

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Director Morgan Spurlock was relieved he opted not to include the One Direction bandmates' girlfriends in his new movie about the group when Liam Payne ended his romance during filming.The documentary maker admits he had...

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Said No To Bieber & Perry Movies

25th August 2013 -

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Morgan Spurlock signed up to make the new One Direction tour film after turning down the chance to direct Katy Perry and Justin Bieber's concert movies.The man behind Super Size Me and The Greatest Movie...

One Direction Film Set To Topple Box-office Record

21st August 2013 -

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ritish bookmakers Ladbrokes are offering 4-1 odds that a concert documentary, This Is Us, featuring the boy band One Direction, will break the British box-office record of $160 million set by the James Bond movie...

One Direction's "Unbelievable" And "Unreal" 'This Is Us' World Premiere [Pictures]

21st August 2013 -

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One Direction's This Is Us, a documentary following the band's rise from X-Factor contestants to one of the biggest pop groups in the world. The documentary premiered in London on Tuesday (20th August) in Leicester...

Can One Direction Truly Be Called The New Beatles?

20th August 2013 -

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Authorities are predicting that 80,000 dedicated One Direction fans will descend on London's Leicester Square for tonight's premiere of their documentary film This Is Us, directed by Morgan Spurlock. Hundreds of fans had camped overnight...

One Direction look 'more handsome' in 3D

19th August 2013 -

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One Direction are ''78 per cent more handsome'' in 3D.Fans of the hysteria-inducing boy band have been warned to brace themselves because their pop idols look dreamier than ever in their new movie 'One Direction:...

Why Did Morgan Spurlock Direct A One Direction Documentary?

19th August 2013 -

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Morgan Spurlock has carved out a reputation for himself as a documentary master, covering global issues like fast food and politics. So why exactly did he take on the British boy band One Direction for...

Simon Cowell is less involved with One Direction

19th August 2013 -

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Simon Cowell's influence on One Direction has diminished over the years.Director Morgan Spurlock - who took control of the band's upcoming 3D documentary 'This Is Us' - has claimed while the media mogul may make...

Harry Styles' fishy accident

16th August 2013 -

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Harry Styles got a fishing hook stuck in his bottom.The One Direction hunk suffered the painful injury during an angling trip with his bandmates, and the incident was caught on camera for their new 3D...

Niall Horan Complains Of Sickness And Insomnia During North America Tour

28th July 2013 -

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Niall Horan has forced to battle his way through a recent One Direction concert in Denver, Colorado, earlier this week and ended up feeling even worse for his efforts as he struggled to sleep on...

Taylor Swift ruled out of One Direction movie

27th July 2013 -

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Taylor Swift won't appear in the One Direction movie.The 23-year-old singer briefly dated the band's singer Harry Styles last year but won't be in the documentary 'This Is Us' because they split up before filming...

The Things They Say: 3782782

26th July 2013 -

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"It gets frustrating for them at times, because suddenly stuff gets printed that isn't even true. I saw an article that said, 'Harry Styles demands Taylor Swift be taken out of the movie'. But, by...

One Direction Set Vevo Record With New Video For 'Best Song Ever' [Video]

23rd July 2013 -

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The One Direction lads have released the video for their new single 'Best Song Ever' and already, after a a little over 24 hours, the video has racked up over 12 million views. The vid...

The One Direction Boys Get Their Own Movie With One Direction: This Is Us [Trailer]

2nd July 2013 -

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One Direction have become the latest pop sensation to want to take over the summer box office and by the end of August the Brit boyband will be taking over cinema screens when the fly-on-the-wall...

One Direction: This Is Us

2nd July 2013 -

 Video

Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson may make up the biggest boyband in the world, but they are eager to prove that they're just a normal bunch of lads in...

The Things They Say: 3729858

21st June 2013 -

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"I was surprised how many edibles of marijuana there were. Cookies and brownies and cakes and pies and gum and lozenges and gummy bears and goldfish and those little Listerine strips, gumballs, jawbreakers, sticks you...

Morgan Spurlock 'jumped' at One Direction movie

2nd June 2013 -

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Morgan Spurlock ''jumped at the chance'' to direct 'One Direction: This Is Us'.The acclaimed documentary filmmaker is set to capture the chart topping 'Kiss You' hitmakers on the big screen in a new 3D film...

One Direction fans explored in new film

29th April 2013 -

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One Direction's forthcoming film will examine what happens to fans when they hear the group's music.Director Morgan Spurlock - who is helming the documentary 'This Is Us' about the British boy band - was keen...

One Direction Will Bare All In Upcoming Morgan Spurlock Documentary

4th April 2013 -

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The One Direction boys will reveal themselves in their upcoming documentary “This Is Us”, in more ways than one.“[There are] more shirtless moments than you can imagine. Now how many of those make it into...

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