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Allen Hughes


Albert and Allen Hughes began making movies at age 12, but their formal film education began their freshman year of high school when Allen took a TV production class. They soon made a short film entitled How To Be A Burglar and people began to take notice. Their next work, Uncensored videos, was broadcast on cable, introducing them to a wider ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Book of Eli Director
(2010)
(1993)
From Hell Director
(2001)
Dead Presidents Director
(1995)

Filmography

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 2017 The Defiant Ones (TV Mini Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- Part 4 (2017)
- Part 3 (2017)
- Part 2 (2017)
- Part 1 (2017)
 2014 Gang Related (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2014)
 2013 Broken City
 2010 The Book of Eli (as The Hughes Brothers)
 2008 New York, I Love You (segment "Allen Hughes")
 2005 Knights of the South Bronx (TV Movie)
 2004 Touching Evil (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Mercy (2004)
- Justine (2004)
- Pilot (2004)
 2002 Korn: Thoughtless (Video short)
 2002 Korn: Here to Stay (Video short)
 2001 From Hell (as The Hughes Brothers)
 1999 American Pimp (Documentary)
 1995 Dead Presidents (as The Hughes Brothers)
 1993 Menace II Society (as The Hughes Brothers, directed by)
 1992 2Pac: Brenda's Got a Baby (Video short)
 1992 2Pac: Trapped (Video short)
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Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (26 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed Nike TV commercial "Funk Ship" (2002). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Allen | The Hughes Brothers | Allan Hughes

Relatives:

Albert Hughes (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

I think all filmmakers below the age of 45 should be banned from doing Criterion [special edition discs] and audio commentary.

Trivia:

Dropped out of high school in the 11th grade to begin directing music videos. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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