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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 & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Happiness
Happiness Director
(1998)
Welcome to the Dollhouse
(1995)
Storytelling
Storytelling Director
(2001)
Palindromes
Palindromes Director
(2004)

Filmography

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 2016 Wiener-Dog
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary) (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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9 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On his movie "Happiness"): "It's not for everyone and it's not designed for everyone and I don't think I'll ever write anything that's designed to appeal to everyone. If you want sympathetic characters it's easy enough to do, you just give someone cancer and of course we'll all feel horribly sad and sorry. You make anyone a victim and people feel that way. But that's not of interest to me as a ... See more »

Trivia:

He initially gave up on his film career after negative experiences making Fear, Anxiety & Depression (1989) but a friend convinced him to give it another try. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Libra

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