Lee Unkrich

Lee Unkrich ( born August 8, 1967 in Cleveland, Ohio ) is an American film director and editor.


Unkrich is a long-standing member at Pixar, where he started in 1994 as a picture editor. He later became co-director of the films Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo. In 2010 he directed at Toy Story 3, which was awarded, among others, the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award.

Beginning of September 2009 Unkrich was honored at the 66th Film Festival of Venice, together with his colleagues Brad Bird, Pete Docter, John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton with the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement.