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Todd Haynes


Todd Haynes was always interested in the arts, and made amateur movies and painted while he was still a child. He attended Brown university and majored in art and semiotics. After he graduated he moved to New York City and made the controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988). The movie uses dolls instead of actors to tell ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Carol
 2013 Six by Sondheim (TV Movie documentary) (segment "'I'm Still Here'")
 2013 Enlightened (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Part Five (2011)
- Part Four (2011)
- Part Three (2011)
- Part Two (2011)
- Part One (2011)
 2004 Corporate Ghost (Video) (video "Disappearer")
 1995 Safe
 1993 Dottie Gets Spanked (TV Short)
 1991 Goo (Video)
 1991 Poison
 1978 The Suicide (Short)
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Directed the music video "Disappearer" by Sonic Youth. See more »

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3 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on Los Angeles in Safe (1995)] I still feel that way about LA: everyone is sealed off in their separate vehicles. There's a glassed-in feeling about life in Los Angeles, and it's quite different from life in the East Coast. I remember thinking of the films of Stanley Kubrick and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and trying to infuse suburban life with that weird sense of being in a completely ... See more »

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Has directed 2 actresses to Oscar-nominated performances: Julianne Moore, and Cate Blanchett. See more »

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Capricorn

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