Darren's first computer was a TRS-80.
Darren is known for his frequent use of a Snorricam, a camera that is attached to the body of the actor.
Darren's first feature film was Pi. He commenced work on it in 1996, with it being released two years later in 1998.
In 2005, Darren was listed in the Fade In magazine's '100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know'.
As a teenager, Darren used to express himself with graffiti art.
Darren attended the American Film Institute.
Darren attended Harvard University.
Darren attended Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, New York.
Darren and his fiancé, actress Rachel Weisz, have one child together. Their son, Henry Chance, was born on May 31st, 2006.
Darren's fiancé, actress Rachel Weisz, stars in his 2007 movie, The Fountain.
Darren: I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you're following your passion.
Darren: To me, watching a movie is like going to an amusement park. My worst fear is making a film that people don't think is a good ride.
Darren: There's always been a lot of pressure and tension on the line. If Pi (1998) didn't work out, I have no idea what my career would be. I don't think I would have gotten another shot at it. If Requiem for a Dream (2000) didn't work out, they would have called me a 'one-hit wonder with a sophomore slump'.
Darren: (on his movie, "The Fountain") It's a very earnest movie but it's about love and death. It's a shame that the world of cynicism has invaded everything. If you surrender to the film and just enjoy it ... then people are seeing things that they've never seen before.
Darren: (on working with Hugh Jackman) It just blew me away, I just saw so much charisma and talent. We just had a blast together, he completely surrendered to the character. I've never seen anyone work that hard and be that committed. And the way he treats people ... the fact he treated a PA the same way he treated me, that's who he is.
Darren: (on working with his fiancé, Rachel Weisz, in "The Fountain") We tried to be professional on set and we did a pretty good job, we broke the lines every once in a while but we tried to be director/actor on set and partners at home. It was challenging but it was also an amazing experience to watch someone you know do their art in front of you.
Darren: (on not giving up on making "The Fountain") I tried to get it out of my system and come up with another project. One night I woke up and just knew I had to get the film back and even though it would be super hard to remount it, I knew there had to be a way. So I went back to my no-budget, independent filmmaking roots of just trying to do something with nothing.
Darren: I had some big ups and downs when I was in my 20s and the one thing I learned was, no matter how low it gets, something good will come along - something always comes out of that dark period.