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Todd Haynes


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 (1988). The movie uses dolls instead of actors to tell the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 57 wins & 90 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Far from Heaven
Far from Heaven Director
(2002)
I'm Not There.
I'm Not There. Director
(2007)
Carol
Carol Director
(2015)
Poison
Poison Director
(1991)

Filmography

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 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)
 2004 Corporate Ghost (Video) (video "Disappearer" "Disappearer Director's Cut")
 1995 Safe
 1993 Dottie Gets Spanked (TV Short)
 1991 Goo (Video)
 1991 Poison
 1978 The Suicide (Short)
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Other Works:

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

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3 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Los Angeles in Safe (1995)] I still feel that way about LA: everyone is sealed off in their separate vehicles. There's a glassed-in feeling about life in Los Angeles, and it's quite different from life in the East Coast. I remember thinking of the films of Stanley Kubrick and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and trying to infuse suburban life with that weird sense of being in a completely ... 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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