Nutter at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2015.
|Born||1960 (age 58–59)|
|Education||University of Miami|
|Occupation||Television director, film director, television producer|
David Nutter (born 1960) is an American television and film director and television producer. He is best known for directing pilot episodes for television. In 2015, he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, for his work on the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Nutter started his career directing episodes of Superboy and The X-Files. From there he would go on to direct the pilot and help with the creation of Space: Above and Beyond, Millennium, Sleepwalkers, Roswell, Dark Angel, Smallville, Tarzan, Without a Trace, Dr. Vegas, Jack & Bobby, Supernatural, Traveler, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Mentalist, and Shameless.
He also directed "Replacements", the fourth part of the mini-series Band of Brothers, and shared in that series's Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. Other directing highlights include "Join the Club", an Emmy-nominated episode of The Sopranos, and the 1998 feature film Disturbing Behavior.
In 2012, Nutter directed "The Old Gods and the New" and "A Man Without Honor", two episodes of the second season of the HBO series Game of Thrones. In 2013, he directed the last two episodes of the third season, "The Rains of Castamere" (with the infamous "Red Wedding" sequence) and "Mhysa".
In 2014, he returned to the series Game of Thrones to direct the last two episodes of the fifth season, "The Dance of Dragons" and "Mother's Mercy". For the latter, he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
In September 2017, it was announced that Nutter would return to direct at least two episodes of the eighth season of Game of Thrones, alongside Miguel Sapochnik, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for the remainder of the episodes. It was later confirmed that Nutter would direct three episodes, which includes the first, second and fourth episodes of the eighth season.