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Noah Baumbach is an Academy Award-nominated writer and director of the films Kicking and Screaming, Margot at the Wedding, and The Squid and the Whale.
A Writer At Heart
Baumbach got a BA in English from Vassar in 1991. For him, writing and directing were always linked, although he admits as a young man he’d written more than he directed. “I didn't come at it from a writing standpoint more than a directing standpoint, except that growing up, I didn't have the opportunity to shoot as much as I did to write.” As writer-director James Ponsoldt points out in his piece “Noah Baumbach: From Kicking and Screaming to Greenberg,” Baumbach’s first big notice was as a writer for the The New Yorker in November 1991.