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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 6 December 1971Virginia, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Father, Walter D. Brewer worked in a number of high-level corporate positions for Matson Navigation Company, culminating in the position of director of corporate development from 1990-1998, when he died. His work caused the family to move from Vallejo, California (where Craig attended elementary school and junior high) to Orange County, returning to Vallejo in the early 1990s. Walter frequently rented out local theaters to present young Craig's plays and often financed Craig's productions.

Craig's mother, Gail, was a school board member for Vallejo's district both times the family lived there and taught English and Drama in nearby Mt. Diablo School District. She allowed her son, fresh out of high school, to teach her drama courses at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, California and produce/direct the school's plays, with the school occasionally serving as a showcase for his original works. Craig's father also helped finance school productions, and helped to rent out local theaters for additional shows. Craig's high school friends, including future wife, Jodi Brewer and Chris Barela, took an active role in CPHS's drama department productions. Craig's younger sister, Amanda Brewer, attended CPHS from 1992-1995.

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Spouse (1)

Jodi Brewer (13 August 1994 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (4)

His films are set in the South.
Frequently casts Claude Phillips.
Often uses music as a key motif. Each film focuses on a different genre of music.
Uses the phrase "Alan Loves Mamie", mostly in background graffiti.

Trivia (6)

Named among Fade In Magazine's "100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know" in 2005.
Spent most of his childhood in Memphis, Tennessee.
His maternal grandfather was former Major League baseball player "Marvelous" Marv Throneberry (1933-1994), a feared Minor League power-hitter but best remembered as an integral part of the legendarily inept 1962 New York Mets.
His mother, Gail Brewer, was Meredith Patterson's drama teacher at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, California.
He named his favorite films as Matewan (1987), The Blues Brothers (1980), The Celebration (1998), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Purple Rain (1984).
Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Terrence Howard in Hustle & Flow (2005).

Personal Quotes (8)

I got a Walkman, I had the 'Footloose' soundtrack and I danced to it constantly.
I'm surprised by how many people have not seen 'Footloose.'
I grew up in a place that felt very integrated.
Sometimes I feel that 'Footloose' is the rite of passage.
And out of all the movies, I don't know what it is, I'll always sit down and watch our 'Footloose'. I cry, I get excited, I cheer, my heart pounds. I really enjoy it.
I was raised a Southern Baptist, and my whole family were Christians. However, my Dad was really into science and astronomy, so I felt very balanced. I still had respect for faith.
I think that there's a particular type of person who goes into children's theater, and then goes into theater in high school. There was something about the guys I knew in theater, we were all very vulnerable. You could tell that at some point we were made fun of.
I began to think that there was a place for 'Footloose' to get retold again, that there was actually a more conducive political climate, an emotional climate to explore a town that has experienced a trauma and a shock, and starts overreacting.

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