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      Todd Haynes

      Todd Haynes

      Highest Rated: 98% The Velvet Underground (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 17% Office Killer (1997)

      Birthday: Jan 2, 1961

      Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

      Known for making provocative movies that undercut standard genre tropes, writer-director Todd Haynes became associated with the so-called New Queer Cinema movement of the early 1990s, as coined by Sight & Sound critic B. Ruby Rich. He burst onto the scene with the cult classic short film "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story" (1987), which used Barbie dolls to portray the main characters, and which was banned from being seen in public after the pop star's brother, Richard Carpenter, filed a successful lawsuit. He earned further attention with his first feature length film, "Poison" (1990), a gay-themed film funded by the National Endowment of the Arts. But it was his ambitious "Velvet Goldmine" (1998) that announced Haynes as a filmmaker to watch, thanks to that film's "Citizen Kane"-like search for a missing glam rock star. From there, Haynes used the 1950s domestic melodrama to depict repressed sexuality, suburban ennui and forbidden love amidst racial prejudice in "Far From Heaven" (2002), arguably one of his most realized and accessible pictures of his career. He next returned to his experimental roots with "I'm Not There" (2007), an unusual biopic that used six different actors - including one African-American and one female - to depict various aspects of Bob Dylan. There was no doubt that Haynes remained one of cinema's most challenging inventors.

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      Todd Haynes FAR FROM HEAVEN, director Todd Haynes on set, 2002, (c) Focus Features SAFE, director Todd Hayens, Julianne Moore, 1995, © Sony Pictures Classics CAROL, cinematographer Edward Lachman, director Todd Haynes, on set, 2015. ph: Wilson Webb/©Weinstein Company CAROL, director Todd Haynes (right), on set, 2015. ph: Wilson Webb/©Weinstein Company CAROL, from left: director Todd Haynes, Sarah Paulson, on set, 2015. ph: Wilson Webb/©Weinstein Company CAROL, director Todd Haynes (left), Cate Blanchett (center), on set, 2015. ph: Wilson Webb/©Weinstein Company I'M NOT THERE, director Todd Haynes, on set, 2007. ©Weinstein Company I'M NOT THERE, director Todd Haynes, Charlotte Gainsbourg, on set, 2007. ©Weinstein Company I'M NOT THERE, director Todd Haynes, on set, 2007. ©Weinstein Company FAR FROM HEAVEN, director Todd Haynes, Julianne Moore on set, 2002, (c) Focus Features VELVET GOLDMINE, director Todd Haynes and Toni Collette (left), 1998 WONDERSTRUCK, DIRECTOR TODD HAYNES ON SET, 2017. PH: MARY CYBULSKI/©ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS/©AMAZON Todd Haynes at arrivals for WONDERSTRUCK Premiere at the 55th Annual New York Film Festival (NYFF), Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY October 7, 2017. Photo By: RCF/Everett Collection Todd Haynes at arrivals for CAROL Premiere at the 53rd New York Film Festival (NYFF), Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY October 9, 2015. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      91% 65% May December Director - 2023
      98% 81% The Velvet Underground Director,
      Writer
      - 2021
      89% 95% Dark Waters Director $11.1M 2019
      68% 55% Wonderstruck Director $1.0M 2017
      92% 51% Certain Women Executive Producer $1.0M 2016
      94% 75% Carol Director $12.7M 2015
      28% 24% The Last of Robin Hood Executive Producer $269.6K 2013
      86% 42% Night Moves Executive Producer $252.9K 2013
      66% 43% Great Directors Self $17.9K 2009
      86% 67% Wendy and Lucy Executive Producer $856.9K 2008
      77% 69% I'm Not There Director,
      Screenwriter
      $4.0M 2007
      87% 72% Quinceañera Executive Producer - 2006
      85% 71% Old Joy Executive Producer $255.4K 2006
      87% 79% Far From Heaven Director,
      Writer
      $15.9M 2002
      62% 80% Velvet Goldmine Director,
      Writer,
      Writer
      $1.0M 1998
      17% 51% Office Killer Writer $74.9K 1997
      87% 75% Safe Director,
      Writer
      $15.8K 1995
      80% 68% Poison Director,
      Film Editing
      - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Suicide Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1978

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Guide to Film Unknown (Character) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
      81% 86% Mildred Pierce Executive Producer,
      Director
      2011