- Name: Ken Burns
- Born: 07/29/1953 (67 years old)
- Occupation: Filmmaker
- Website: kenburns.com
Kenneth Lauren Burns (born July 29, 1953) is an American filmmaker, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs in documentary films.
Birth Name: Kenneth Lauren Burns
Notable Works: The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), The National Parks (2009), The Roosevelts (2014), The Vietnam War (2017), Country Music (2019)
School: Hampshire College (BA)
Alias: Kenneth Lauren Burns
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Ken Burns quotes :
I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement.Ken Burns
I have made a film about jazz that tries to look through jazz to see what it tells us about who we are as a people. I think that jazz is a spectacularly accurate model of democracy and a kind of look into our redemptive future possibilities.Ken Burns
History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions.Ken Burns