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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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 2022 Dear Mama (TV Series)
 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 (Music Video)
 2002 Korn: Here to Stay (Music Video)
 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 (Music Video)
 1992 2Pac: Trapped (Music Video)
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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 "Rucker Park" (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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Born to an African-American father and Armenian-Iranian mother. The two divorced when the Hughes brothers were two years old. They were raised by their mother who bought them a video camera when they were 12. See more »

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