Charlie McDowell is an American film director and author, best known for directing films like ‘The One I Love’ and ‘The Discovery.’ Charlie followed the footsteps of his parents, actor Malcolm McDowell and actress Mary Steenburgen into showbiz. He initially directed a short comedy ‘Bye Bye Benjamin’. Moving on, he made his feature film directorial debut with sci-fi thriller ‘The One I Love’ that had its world premiere at the ‘Sundance Film Festival’ and received positive reviews. The film starred his step-father, Ted Danson, among others. His next directorial venture was the British-American romantic sci-fi film ‘The Discovery,’ which starred his then girlfriend Rooney Mara. Charlie also directed Sarah Silverman's HBO pilot and also announcement that he would be making a limited series for FX, adopting the novel ‘Zero K’ by American author Don DeLillo. Time magazine described his Twitter feed @charliemcdowell as among the most hilarious ones out there. His humorous fiction book, ‘Dear Girls Above Me: Inspired by a True Story,’ is based on his Twitter feed. Charlie owns a production company called ‘Cloudbreak Productions’ and is a directing partner at the American Film Institute.