Max Winkler (director)

Max Daniel Winkler (born August 18, 1983) is an American screenwriter and film and television director. His credits include directing the film Ceremony (2010), starring Michael Angarano and Uma Thurman. The film was Winkler's feature film directorial debut.[1][2]

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Winkler at the 2011 Miami International Film Festival showing of Ceremony
Max Daniel Winkler

(1983-08-18) August 18, 1983 (age 38)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, television director
Years active1993; 2006–present
Partner(s)Jessica Barden

Personal life and educationEdit

Born in Los Angeles, California, he is the son of Stacey Weitzman and actor Henry Winkler.[3] He is of Jewish descent, and his grandparents were Holocaust survivors.[4] As a child, he had a small role in the 1993 film Cop and a Half, a film his father directed.[1]

He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2006. [5][6]

On October 19 2021, Max Winkler had his first child with actress Jessica Barden.[citation needed]




  • Ten Fingers (short film, executive producer, 2010)
  • Cat Run (executive producer, 2011)
  • It's Not You It's Me (2012)

Other creditsEdit


  1. ^ a b "Max Winkler, Son of Henry, Channels His Impetuous Inner Child for 'Ceremony'". 7x7. 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  2. ^ Kaufman, Amy (2011-04-12). "Director Max Winkler's persistence pays off". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2021-10-16.
  3. ^ Kaufman, Amy (2011-04-12). ""Ceremony" director Max Winkler - Los Angeles Times". Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  4. ^ Gross, Terry (2019-04-11). "'I Never Had A Plan B': Henry Winkler On His Career, From The Fonz To 'Barry'". NPR. Archived from the original on September 16, 2021. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  5. ^ Hart, Hugh (2011-04-01). "Henry Winkler's son makes a movie". SFGate. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  6. ^ "Flower". USC Cinematic arts. Retrieved 2021-10-16.
  7. ^ "Max Winkler On the Brotherly Love of 'Jungleland'". Awardsdaily - The Oscars, the Films and everything in between. 2020-11-13. Retrieved 2021-02-26.

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