Davis Guggenheim

Philip Davis Guggenheim ( born March 11, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri ) is an American film director and film producer. Guggenheim won the 2007 Oscar for best documentary ( An Inconvenient Truth ).


Guggenheim was born in 1963 as the son of filmmaker Charles Guggenheim and his wife Marion. He studied at Brown University in Providence. Guggenheim took over, inter alia, directed some episodes of the TV series Party of Five, New York Cops - NYPD Blue and Deadwood. As a producer, he was responsible for such films as Training Day and Gracie. For Gracie Guggenheim wrote the script.

2007 Guggenheim Award for his documentary An Inconvenient Truth, the Oscar. The film was made from a slideshow of the former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore, and deals with the problem of global warming. For Barack Obama's campaign Davis Guggenheim produced a half-hour promotional film, which aired in January 2009, a week before the presidential election, on all major networks in prime time.

Guggenheim is married to actress Elisabeth Shue since 1994. The couple has a son and two daughters.

Filmography (selection)

As a director,

As a producer,

  • 2001: Training Day
  • 2001: The First Year
  • 2004: Deadwood
  • 2007: Gracie
  • 2008: It Might Get Loud