"He's the real deal. He's an artist. He looks at all of this as some kind of shared experience."
- Paul Rudd, Actor, on working with David
"A Writer and Director of rare grace and talent."
- Rolling Stone
"Everyone had a voice in it. I am not a director who says, “This is how it is, and this is where the shot is.” I try and make it a playful place and to make [the process] as authentic as possible."
"A profound, Oscar-worthy gem."
- The Atlantic
"Oscar-worthy; a refreshingly unconventional style."
- The Guardian
Green teamed up with his college buddies and frequent collaborators Danny McBride and Jody Hill to create HBO's dark comedy Vice Principals. As a Director and Executive Producer, David helps color the offbeat and hilarious world of the series.
"One of the funniest comedies of the year."
- Paste Magazine
The New York Times calls Amazon's Red Oaks "undeniably charming", a period piece that perfectly blends David's penchant for rich nostalgia with his toned comedic voice.
"A delightful and whip-smart comedy."
Eastbound & Down.
David's first collaboration with HBO helmed a series unlike anything the network had seen before. A dark comedy with shades of southern gothic, Eastbound & Down quickly became a cult hit and picked up a WGA nomination for Episodic Comedy.
“Eastbound & Down is a winner about a real loser.”
- Entertainment Weekly
"Perhaps Green's chief accomplishment in this odd little gem of a movie is that he coaxes that mutual compassion out of the characters without having to put it into words."
- Hollywood Reporter
"One of the most intriguing and thoughtful American films of the year."
- Time Out
"The quirky visual poetry eventually proceeds to work its magic, paving the way for an unexpected final act that cracks open a long-shuttered door on the life of a man who was, in his own words, 'losing hope in tomorrow'."
- Los Angeles Times
"The shifting tones keep the movie both buoyant and firmly grounded, and playing out in a sphere pitched somewhere between the mythic and the muddy."
- Globe and Mail
"A miserably perfect portrait of a culture on the brink of collapse."
- Village Voice
Director. Writer. Producer.
David Gordon Green grew up in Dallas, Texas and has been a film lover as long as he can remember, but things really kicked off for him when he was fourteen years old and worked as extra in Oliver Stone's film Born on the Fourth of July (David can be spotted wiggling his eyebrows behind the dugout fence in one of the opening baseball scenes) After graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts he garnered the Best First Film Award from the New York Film Critics Circle and the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival with his
directorial debut film, George Washington. Since this film, he has bounced between comedic and dramatic work and works in both independent and studio features. Some of his film credits include: All the Real Girls, Pineapple Express, Your Highness, Prince Avalanche, Joe, Manglehorn, Our Brand is Crisis and Stronger. His directorial work in television includes the HBO series Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals, the Amazon series Red Oaks, and the Hulu series There's Johnny.