J.C. Chandor Net Worth

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J.C. Chandor Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

J.C. Chandor is a writer and director, known for Margin Call (2011), All Is Lost (2013) and A Most Violent Year (2014). He has been married to Mary Cameron Goodyear since 2004. They have two children.
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Height6' 2" (1.88 m)
ProfessionWriter, Director, Producer
1[on the character of Abel Morales] What I love is Abel's mission was that he believes he's fulfilling his destiny, the American destiny. It's like Abel believes that he is destined for greatness and that he is better than other people.
2When sailing if you miss a degree every day, eventually you'll be going in the exact opposite direction.
3There are very few people that actually live their life in a Mother Theresa kind of benevolence. And even bad guys are often trying to be the "most right" version of themselves. So I'm trying to explore what basically makes these guys human.
4[on All Is Lost (2013) and his competitive spirit in promoting that style of movie] I think my films kind of walk this line that I'm proud of, that they feel sort of like films of my youth, which were far more commercial. I did not grow up a cinefile. No one in my family was in the film business or even anything close to it. There is certainly a part of my filmmaking that harkens to a more simpler commercial kind of taste, but then with this there's certainly a kind of avant-garde, abstract, existential element to it.
5The Cannes screening was one of the more enjoyable screenings I'll probably ever have. And then the reaction of everyone after, that'll be hard to beat because I was so proud that Robert was proud. I know that sounds weird, but that really is what you want, you want your actor to be proud of the work they've done. He was taking such a chance on me, especially committing before I had any momentum. He doesn't have to do this: he's seventy-five years old and he's freakin' Robert Redford So this is not something he needed to put himself through or put himself out there for judgment. The film could have ended up laughable, boring and ridiculous if it hadn't been executed correctly, and he knew that. But he was ready to do that, he was ready to just start fresh.
6[on films such as Gravity (2013) and All Is Lost (2013), concerning individuals in solitary situations, who rise above enormous physical challenges] There's something there obviously going on in the ether that I was reacting to. I do think it's representative of people in this search for authenticity in their lives, but yet not really meaning it. They sort of want the authenticity, but they don't wanna have to go through with what it takes to get it. It is a challenge this guy had never taken on in his life, and it was kind of sitting there - the thing left undone in his life in a way. So I thought it was an interesting character to look into.
7[on Margin Call (2011)] I also came into it with this insane confidence that I'd been waiting 15 years for this opportunity. This is making a little bit light of the situation, but essentially, I walked on to that set saying, 'Who gives a crap if this is Kevin Spacey? He is an amazing lump of clay who is probably going to give me a greater performance than anyone else I could have cast in that role, but I'm here to make the movie I know I want to make. Probably, had I gotten this opportunity 10 years earlier, I wouldn't have been able to do that. I was a pretty immature guy at 26. But I knew the movie I wanted to make, and I was given the gift of these actors, and they were all there for the right reason. They weren't making a ton of money. It was a movie they wanted to make.
8[on Margin Call (2011)] I knew the movie I wanted to make; we weren't experimenting or anything. It's a procedural film. One thing is absolutely required to build one thing on another. The film kind of runs like that. There were really intense times. It's a life's worth of work. You have to go up to Jeremy Irons and be like, 'Totally off the mark here, dude. This is not where we needed you to be.' It was an amazing experience in my life. Once you kind of go there with them, and you know what you're talking about, they are professionals, and they respect that, and it began these relationships that I'll remember for the rest of my life.
9[on his education] I was a classic Wooster [college] case. I had decent but not great grades in high school, because I was highly motivated in some subjects, like the arts, drama, English, and history, but in math and science I was a screw-up. Wooster saw something in me and I really flourished there. I got into theatre, took photography and painting classes."
10[explaining his role in a real estate deal prior to the market crash in 2008, when the godfather of one of his partners told them to sell out and move on] It felt like a defeat at the time, but a year later, as the wheels started to come off [the real estate market], it felt like a real gift. And I began to think, what was he seeing that caused him to intervene so strongly in his godson's life? And what is it like to walk around with that knowledge?
11At its core, if the film [Margin Call (2011)] is anything, it's a tragedy. It's structured as a thriller - a ticking time-bomb movie - but an hour into the film you know the bomb can't be defused and the crux of the story becomes who are they going to drop it on?
1By 2006, he had written what he hoped would be his debut feature. An Icelandic investor had agreed to finance the project, which seemed too good to be true until the Icelandic financial crisis bit and the money suddenly vanished. Chandor was a week away from filming and had already spent $200,000.
2Spent 15 years of his life struggling to get to in a position so that he could make feature films.
3His film Margin Call was in seventh place on the 2010 "Black List" of promising unmade screenplays, just above American Hustle and Argo.
4When he was 19 years old, he was involved in a car accident with four college friends: the driver was killed, and Chandor was suddenly seized by what he calls "a sense of urgency". Then he dropped out of college and enrolled in a film programme at New York University in order to "live enough life" for both himself and that young man who was killed in the accident.
5A 1996 graduate of Ohio's The College of Wooster.
6Prior to Margin Call (2011), Chandor worked on commercials and documentaries for some 15 years.
7His wife Mary, whose father is a lawyer, was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and was an artist in New York City.
8His first Warner project is to write "Portofino," an international thriller.
9Signed a two-picture writing deal with Warner Brothers, and hopes to begin shooting his second feature in 2012.
10Is the father of two children, and his own father worked for over 30 years with Merrill Lynch.


Vulture Club2017producer pre-production
The Brits Are Coming2017executive producer post-production
So Good to See You2016Short executive producer
A Most Violent Year2014producer


Triple Frontierpre-production
A Most Violent Year2014
All Is Lost2013
Margin Call2011


Triple Frontierpre-production
A Most Violent Year2014written by
Making a Scene2013Short lines written by
All Is Lost2013written by
Margin Call2011written by
Despacito2004Short written by

Sound Department

Drawing First Blood2002Video documentary short sound
We Get to Win This Time2002Video short documentary sound - as JC Chandor


Aardvark2016special thanks completed
Hollidaysburg2014special thanks
Breakup at a Wedding2013thanks


Cinema 32015TV SeriesHimself
Film '722015TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Hollywood Sessions2015TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (credit only)
Días de cine2014TV SeriesHimself
All Is Lost: Big Film, Small Film2014Video shortHimself
All Is Lost: Preparing for the Storm2014Video shortHimself (voice)
All is Lost: The Actor - Robert Redford2014Video shortHimself
All Is Lost: The Story2014Video shortHimself
The Filmmaker: JC Chandor2014Video shortHimself
The Sound of All Is Lost2014Video shortHimself
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards2012TV SpecialHimself

Won Awards

2014Audience AwardWhistler Film FestivalNarrative FeatureA Most Violent Year (2014)
2013Jury Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalAll Is Lost (2013)
2012AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest ScreenplayMargin Call (2011)
2012Robert Altman AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsMargin Call (2011)
2012Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureMargin Call (2011)
2011SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest Original ScreenplayMargin Call (2011)
2011Tony Cox Award for ScreenwritingNantucket Film FestivalBest ScreenplayMargin Call (2011)
2011NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Debut DirectorMargin Call (2011)
2011NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest First FilmMargin Call (2011)

Nominated Awards

2015COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Original ScreenplayA Most Violent Year (2014)
2015Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplayA Most Violent Year (2014)
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureA Most Violent Year (2014)
2014PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenA Most Violent Year (2014)
2014SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest Screenplay, OriginalA Most Violent Year (2014)
2014Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest DirectorAll Is Lost (2013)
2014Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorAll Is Lost (2013)
2013Grand Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalAll Is Lost (2013)
2013Grand Marnier Fellowship AwardNew York Film FestivalBest FilmAll Is Lost (2013)
2012OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Original ScreenplayMargin Call (2011)
2012AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest DirectionMargin Call (2011)
2012Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First ScreenplayMargin Call (2011)
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First FeatureMargin Call (2011)
2011TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest First FeatureMargin Call (2011)
2011Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalMargin Call (2011)
2011CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising FilmmakerMargin Call (2011)

2nd Place Awards

2011BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest New FilmmakerMargin Call (2011)
2011IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest Original ScreenplayMargin Call (2011)
2011ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest First FeatureMargin Call (2011)

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