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Todd Solondz

Todd Solondz was born in Newark, New Jersey. One of his earliest jobs in the film industry was when, as a young man, he worked as a messenger for the Writers' Guild of America. During this time, he wrote several screenplays. Solondz's first color film with sync sound was the short "Schatt's Last Shot" (1985). Solondz played a high schooler who ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Happiness Director
Welcome to the Dollhouse
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 2016 Wiener-Dog
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Short) (segment ": "3013")
 2011 Dark Horse
 2004 Palindromes
 2001 Storytelling
 1998 Happiness
 1985 Schatt's Last Shot (Short)
 1984 Babysitter (Short)
 1984 Feelings (Short)
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There's good laughter and bad laughter. As long as they're not laughing at the expense of any of these characters, it's OK. My films are comedies, but they're sad comedies and this is the saddest of all. See more »


He worked as a messenger for the Writers Guild. See more »


Black comedy involving social satire and exploration of deviance. See more »

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