TRUST Trivia: Darren Aronofsky

Creating quite the stir in the religious community, award-winning director Darren Aronofsky is back in the director’s chair with a $125M budget (that he has already exceeded) to recreate the Bible story, Noah’s Ark, in his upcoming film, “Noah.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is set to release March 28th, 2014.  After hauntingly memorable works under his belt such as “Requiem for a Dream,” “The Wrestler,” and “Black Swan,” fans trust Darren to put on a good show.  And, after crafting tales of hard drugs, melancholy athletic grit, and maladjusted ballerinas, it’s no wonder Darren turns to God for his next slice of subject matter. 

Here are some pieces of trivia to help you get inside the cranium behind the clapper board:

He has some serious brains.

Aronofsky attended Harvard University.

He is a family man.

Darren was engaged to British actress Rachel Weisz. They lived together in New York and became the parents of a boy, Henry Chance, on May 31st 2006.  The couple split in 2010, but hey, it’s Hollywood.

He picks and chooses.

He turned down the offer to direct “Batman Begins”.

His facial hair reflects his directorial devotion.

Darren abstains from shaving and cutting his hair while shooting a film.

He leads top actors to success.

Aronofsky directed Ellen Burstyn, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, and Natalie Portman in Oscar-nominated performances. Portman won for her performance in “Black Swan.”

His films have lasting impact.

Aronofsky has two movies in the IMDb Top 250 Movies: “Requiem for a Dream” and “Black Swan.”

Will “Noah” make the cut?  This spring we’ll find out.