John Cameron Mitchell is a writer, actor, and director. He’s best known for his motion pictures Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus and Rabbit Hole.
In August of 2010, Marion Cotillard requested that he direct her in the latest of her incarnations of Lady Dior in the short film, “Lady Grey London.” After the release of the film, the relationship with Dior is one that has blossomed with him since directing commercials for Christian Dior for Poison with Melanie Laurent and Dior Homme Sport with Jude Law. He also wrote the screenplay for Lady Dior Moscow performed by Kseynia Simmonova.
In 1998, Mitchell wrote (along with composer Stephen Trask) and starred in Hedwig and the angry Inch, an Obie Award-winning Off-Broadway musical about an East German Transgender rock musician chasing after an ex-love who plagiarized her songs.
Three years later, he directed and starred in the feature film version of the play for which he won Best Director at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. His performance was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. Both the play and the film were critical hits and have spawned cult followings around the world.
He directed the 2010 film Rabbit Hole, starring Nicole Kidman (in an Oscar-nominated performance) and Aaron Eckhart. Adapted from David Lindsay-Abair’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. The film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival.
His latest film, “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” also features Kidman, along with Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp. Inspired by Neil Gaiman’s short story “Some Girls are Out of This World,” the film was an Official Selection at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival
His Producer’s least favorite quote of John’s is…
“The bigger the budget, the bigger the trouble.”
His favorite is…
“In all my years of Canadian Dinner Theater I’ve never…”