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Todd Haynes was always interested in art, 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 (1987). The movie uses dolls instead of actors to tell the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 61 wins & 106 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Far from Heaven Director
(2002)
I'm Not There Director
(2007)
Velvet Goldmine Director
(1998)
Carol Director
(2015)

Filmography

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 2021 The Velvet Underground (Documentary)
 2019 Dark Waters
 2017 Wonderstruck
 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)
 2007 I'm Not There
 2004 Corporate Ghost (Video) (video "Disappearer" "Disappearer Director's Cut")
 1995 Safe
 1993 Dottie Gets Spanked (TV Short)
 1991 Goo (Video)
 1991 Poison
 1990 Sonic Youth: Disappearer (Music Video)
 1978 The Suicide (Short)
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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Relatives:

Wendy Haynes (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Safe (1995)] It's an experiment, that movie. It was very much so at the time, and it remains so. It's the kind of film that people didn't really know what to make of initially, and it probably took a little longer...Well, all my films take a little time for some people to appreciate, and that was certainly true with Safe (1995). Maybe that came somewhat from expectations coming out of "New ... See more »

Trivia:

Haynes has made a habit of creating image books as a guide to the visual feel of his films, going back to his drama Safe (1995). The compendiums are culled from photographs, film stills, paintings, periodicals and other sources to generate ideas for the film's style. They are meant initially for the cinematographer. The books are not to be confused with storyboards, the shot-by-shot breakdowns he... See more »

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