Mark Duplass

One of the freshest and most prolific voices in independent cinema today, Mark Duplass has produced, written, directed and starred in a string of award-winning and commercially successful films over the past decade.  In 2014 two films produced by Duplass will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival: Craig Johnson's The Skeleton Twins starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader; and Charlie McDowell's The One I Love starring Duplass alongside Elisabeth Moss.

Duplass and his brother Jay (collectively known as the Duplass Brothers) have been a force in front of and behind the camera dating back to the 2005 Sundance breakout hit The Puffy Chair, which Mark and Jay wrote, directed and produced. The Puffy Chair was distributed by Roadside Attractions and Netflix in 2006. Baghead, their next feature film, was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics at Sundance 2008 and received an international theatrical release that year. In 2010 Fox Searchlight released Mark and Jay’s first studio feature, Cyrus, starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei, which garnered rave reviews. Cyrus was followed by the acclaimed 2012 Paramount release of Jeff Who Lives At Home starring Jason Segal and Ed Helms.   Mark & Jay also re-teamed with Fox Searchlight's on the 2012 release of The Do-Deca Pentathlon.

Other notable films Duplass has produced and starred in include the award-winning 2011 films Your Sister's Sister (directed by Lynn Shelton) and Safety Not Guaranteed (directed by Colin Trevorrow). Other Duplass productions include: Katie Aselton's 2010 Sundance hit The Freebie as well as Aselton's 2012 follow-up Black Rock; Bryan Poyser's Independent Spirit nominated Lovers Of Hate; and Jacob Vaughan's SXSW comedy Bad Milo.

Duplass and his brother Jay are also producing, writing and directing the HBO show Togetherness which will premiere in early 2015.

[bio courtesy of DBP]


Recent Reviews


If this marriage lasts 50 years, the comment about being 'smarter than you' will always be there as a gateway to the waterworks.


Not sure how I feel about the Duplass boys, some of their projects are interesting, but Scrapple left me just annoyed. They need to stretch out of the tiny spaces...


Wow, that escalated fast! There is a point where you can cut the tension with a knife, then the movie takes a simple game of winning or loosing to a...


Healthy relationship much?