Long before the documentary became the hot film category, Alex Gibney directed one after another about a parade of flawed, scandalous people who go down in flames and disgrace.
From New York governor Eliot Spitzer to the architects of the Enron scandal, to Lance Armstrong, Julian Assange, to the recently indicted Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone, Gibney has covered them all.
His documentary brand is booming. His Netflix series “Dirty Money,” he reveals, just got renewed for a second season.
Gibney’s latest addition to his rogues’ gallery is Theranos’ architect Elizabeth Holmes, whose simple blood testing system made her a favorite of venture capitalists and briefly one of the world’s richest women, until the whole thing came crumbling down and left her facing prison.
The result is “The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley,” a new film for HBO that he unveiled at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
In this Deadline interview, he tells great stories about these hypocrites and describes the connective tissue between his scandal scarred subjects and disgraced figures like Harvey Weinstein and Les Moonves.
Read the interview at Deadline.
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