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After attending the Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich CT, Burger graduated from Yale University with a degree in fine arts and later became involved with experimental film in the 1980s.
Burger, who directed and wrote Interview with an Assassin, won Best Feature for the film at the Woodstock Film Festival. Interview with the Assassin was also been nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards, including best First Feature.
Burger recently filmed The Illusionist, which he adapted for the big screen from the Steven Millhauser short story, "Eisenheim the Illusionist." The Illusionist premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film also opened the 2006 Seattle International Film Festival and had a limited release in theaters on August 18, 2006. Read Full Bio >>
Burger has said that he is working on adapting "The Big Knockover," a short story by Dashiell Hammett.
Burger is set to direct a drama for Universal that follows criminals in New York City who band together to search and take out terrorists themselves, when the police searches begin interfering with their business. << Less Bio
|2007||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Screenplay||The Illusionist (2006).||Nominated|
|2007||USC Scripter Award||The Illusionist (2006).||Nominated|
|2003||Avignon Film Festival||USA||Interview with the Assassin (2002).||Won|
|2003||Independent Spirit Awards||Best First Feature||Interview with the Assassin (2002).||Nominated|
|2002||Woodstock Film Festival||Best Feature Film||Interview with the Assassin (2002).||Won|
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