Neil LaBute Net Worth

Neil LaBute Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Neil LaBute net worth is
$4 Million

Neil LaBute Wiki Biography

Acclaimed and highly discussed filmmaker Neil LaBute has made himself a force to be reckoned with and a name to watch. With his true-to-life cynical and self-absorbed characters and all-too-true social themes, he has firmly established himself as an unforgiving judge of the ugliest side of human nature. LaBute was originally a playwright. He ...

Full NameNeil LaBute
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 19, 1963
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height6' (1.83 m)
ProfessionWriter, Director, Producer
EducationRoyal Academy of Arts, University of Kansas, New York University, Brigham Young University
SpouseLisa Gore
ChildrenLily LaBute, Spencer LaBute
ParentsRichard LaBute, Marian LaBute
SiblingsRichard LaBute,Jr.
AwardsIndependent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, Lucille Lortel Award for Playwrights Sidewalk Inductee(s)
NominationsTony Award for Best Play, Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play, Lucille Lortel Award for Ou...
MoviesThe Shape of Things, The Wicker Man, In the Company of Men, Some Velvet Morning, Your Friends & Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Death at a Funeral, Lakeview Terrace, Dirty Weekend, Possession, Some Girl(s), Stars in Shorts, Seconds of Pleasure, Sexting, After-School Special, Crooked House, The Geography of ...
TV ShowsVan Helsing, Full Circle
1All his films usually consist of a cruel and vicious battle of the sexes with the men portraying unlikeable and trashy misogynists, and the women either crafty vixens or vulnerable victims.
2Frequently casts Aaron Eckhart
1The first great lesson I learned - many years ago - is be patient. The first play I had that was optioned by filmmakers was called "Rounder." It was a piece that eventually became the play "The Distance From Here." I waited a year for a film to get made, which never happened. I finally got frustrated enough to make my own film, In the Company of Men (1997) In a way, the second great lesson should read: Be impatient.
2(On The Soft Skin) It's nice when somebody's actually so bold as to do something so obvious. We're always so worried about being so subtle, and "Oh, is this a cliché?" I think life is often a cliché; you find yourself in moments where you go, "If this was in a movie, people would say this is ridiculous, this is too much." And yet, it happens all the time.
3My plays are polarizing. People love them or loathe them. I don't care which.
4I don't shy away from subjects that come to me - and once I decide to do a subject, I don't pull back - but I'm not consciously stirring the pot or ripping stories out of the headlines to create tension and thus shine the light on me.
5And I also don't think that my work will change your life. I think that at its best, it will raise new questions, give you an alternative view of something and perhaps over time that might lead you to greater understanding about something. But in terms of changing someone's opinion, that's a tall order and I don't see how, in an hour and a half or two hours, that's likely to happen.
6I don't have a right way that I go about things. I'm not very good at working consistently... The actual planning out of something tends to go on in my head rather than me doing lines between things happening. I'm not good with a trail of Post-its to tell me what scene I need next. I like to finish a scene and then figure out what happens next and find my way to it. If it's not coming, then I walk away from it. I don't find great value in "I must write five pages everyday" because those five pages usually turn into place mats. There's nothing worse than staring at a blank screen and trying to be funny or profound or any of those things. It comes when it does.
7Sometimes I think it's hard for an audience to know when to laugh. It's such an immediate and spontaneous response, and sometimes we're dictated by who we're with and the general public, and if everybody else is not laughing, it can sometimes quell the feeling inside you and you put a damper on it.
8I think everybody has a place in an art gallery, they just should keep their mouths shut. They're free to walk around as long as they pay the price, I just don't think they should be dictating policy. I'm big on what the argument the film proposes about subjectivity about art itself. This... [picks up glass of water] can be art because you made it, or it can be a glass of water to me and I can think you're a loon for calling it art, and we could both be right.
9But that's the beauty and the damning thing in theater, is that what you see will never be seen by anybody else on another night. And when it closes, it's gone. On film you can go back and watch it over and over, but it doesn't change.
10[on why he writes his plays and screenplays with strong misanthropic tones] I take no pleasure in it, but I'm not afraid of it. Entertainment should be good, not nice and carefree.
11I start writing about people. If they stay in the house, I say, "This is shaping up to be a play." If they go out to the car, to the grocery store, then I say, "I think it's going to be a film."
1He was nominated for a 2013 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for New Adaptation for the play, "In the Company of Men" at the Profiles Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
2Nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play for "Reasons to Be Pretty".
3His script for In the Company of Men (1997), began with the line "Let's hurt somebody" and developed from there.
4He became friends with Aaron Eckhart at Brigham Young University. They have worked together at least five times: In the Company of Men (1997), Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Nurse Betty (2000), Tumble (2000) and Possession (2002).
5Father was a truck driver.
6He was nominated for the 2001 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play for "The Shape of Things", performed at the Almeida Theatre.
7He attended the University of Kansas and received his Masters degree in Theater and Film.
8Attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and graduated with degrees in Theater and Film.


Some Velvet Morning2013
Some Girl(s)2013based on the stage play written by / screenplay by
My America2012TV Series 2 episodes
Double or Nothing2012Short writer
Stars in Shorts2012
BFF2012/IShort writer
Bench Seat2011Short
After-School Special2011Short written by
sexting2010Short written by
The Wicker Man2006screenplay - as Neil Labute
The Shape of Things2003play / screenplay
Bash: Latter-Day Plays2001TV Movie
Your Friends & Neighbors1998written by
In the Company of Men1997play / screenplay
Black Chicks2016Short post-production
Good Luck: In FarsiShort post-production
Van Helsing2016TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The Mulberry Bush2016Short writer
Billy & BillieTV Series 1 episode, 2016 created by - 10 episodes, 2015 writer - 10 episodes, 2015
Dirty Weekend2015
My America2014
It's Okay2014Short writer
Ten X Ten2014TV Mini-Series
Full Circle2013TV Series written by - 10 episodes


Black Chicks2016Short executive producer post-production
Good Luck: In FarsiShort executive producer post-production
10K2017Short producer
Van Helsing2016TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Some Freaks2016executive producer
The Mulberry Bush2016Short producer
Billy & Billie2015TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Full Circle2013TV Series co-executive producer - 10 episodes
I Melt with You2011executive producer
The Vicious Kind2009executive producer
The Shape of Things2003producer


Black Chicks2016Short post-production
The Mulberry Bush2016Short
Billy & Billie2015-2016TV Series 11 episodes
Billions2016TV Series 1 episode
Hell on Wheels2013-2015TV Series 5 episodes
Dirty Weekend2015
Ten X Ten2014TV Mini-Series
Some Velvet Morning2013
Stars in Shorts2012segment director
Death at a Funeral2010
Lakeview Terrace2008
The Wicker Man2006
The Shape of Things2003
Bash: Latter-Day Plays2001TV Movie
Nurse Betty2000
Your Friends & Neighbors1998
In the Company of Men1997as Neil Labute


High School Spirits1986Kyle Skudstad


The Danish Girl2015special thanks
The Wolf Knife2010special thanks
Cleanflix2009Documentary special thanks
The Open Road2009the director wishes to thank
Welcome to Lakeview Terrace: Behind the Scenes2009Video documentary short special thanks
Normal Adolescent Behavior2007thanks
The Motel2005thanks


Glorious Things Are Sung of Zion2013DocumentaryNeil Labute
Mi reino por un caballo2012TV SeriesHimself
Raging Bull: Reflections on a Classic2011Video documentary shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHimself
Cleanflix2009DocumentaryHimself - Director, In the Company of Men
Ànima2009TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to Lakeview Terrace: Behind the Scenes2009Video documentary shortHimself
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHimself
Channel 4 News2008TV SeriesHimself
Killer at Large2008DocumentaryHimself - Film Director / Author, Fat Pig
Trailers from Hell2007TV SeriesHimself
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Film Trix 20042004Documentary shortHimself
Nulle part ailleurs2000TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1997-1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Independent's Day1998TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2010Jury Prize (Short Films)Montréal World Film Festivalsexting (2010)
2003Storyteller AwardTaos Talking Picture Festival
1998Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First ScreenplayIn the Company of Men (1997)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First Feature FilmIn the Company of Men (1997)
1997Jury Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalIn the Company of Men (1997)
1997Fun Radio TrophyDeauville Film FestivalIn the Company of Men (1997)
1997Channel 4 Director's Award - Special MentionEdinburgh International Film FestivalIn the Company of Men (1997)
1997NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest First FilmIn the Company of Men (1997)
1997STFC AwardSociety of Texas Film Critics AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalIn the Company of Men (1997)
1997Filmmakers TrophySundance Film FestivalDramaticIn the Company of Men (1997)

Nominated Awards

2016Jury AwardTribeca Film FestivalBest Narrative ShortThe Mulberry Bush (2016)
2012Jury AwardTribeca Film FestivalBest Narrative ShortBFF (2012)
2011Short Filmmaking AwardSundance Film FestivalUS Fictionsexting (2010)
2010First Prize (Short Films)Montréal World Film Festivalsexting (2010)
2007Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayThe Wicker Man (2006)
2000Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalNurse Betty (2000)
1998CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayIn the Company of Men (1997)
1998Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureIn the Company of Men (1997)
1998Golden SeashellSan Sebastián International Film FestivalYour Friends & Neighbors (1998)
1997Grand Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalIn the Company of Men (1997)
1997Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticIn the Company of Men (1997)
1997Golden AlexanderThessaloniki Film FestivalIn the Company of Men (1997)

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