Nutter has also directed episodes of ER, Roswell, Dark Angel, Smallville and The Sopranos, among other shows. His most recent claim to fame (as of 2013) is a highly acclaimed episode of Game of Thrones' third season, "The Rains of Castamere", which features a relatively well-known scene known as the "Red Wedding".
David Nutter has a nickname, "The Pilot Whisperer," which refers to his reputation as being a director of pilot episodes that are generally deemed successful. Until 2011, every show whose pilot he directed was commissioned for at least a full season. Although this ended when CBS decided not to pick up The Doctor, he had by then directed sixteen successful pilots, an unprecedented and still-unmatched streak. He is generally considered one of the best directors currently working in television.
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