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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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 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 live stream concert "Circuital" for My Morning Jacket See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[on Safe (1995)] It was a tough shoot. I've told this story before, but we lived through the L.A. earthquake on Safe (1995), and it really did send shudders through the production itself. So we found ourselves shooting scenes with aftershocks still happening. in fact, this was true of all of the scenes at Wrenwood, which we shot at a Jewish day camp in Simi Valley, which was close to the ... See more »


He wrote the role of Cathy Whitaker in Far from Heaven (2002) specifically for Julianne Moore. She went on to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her performance in the film. See more »

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