Taylor Hackford



  • Birth Name: Taylor Edwin Hackford
  • Birth Place: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/31/1944, Capricorn
  • Profession: Director; producer; screenwriter
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Taylor Hackford Fast Facts:
  • After graduating from college, spent two years in Bolivia as part of the Peace Corps.
  • While filming his time in Bolivia, fell in love with the medium and gave up his desire to study law.
  • Earned two local Emmys in the 1970s for his work as an investigative reporter for KCET in Los Angeles.
  • Made his big-screen directorial debut in 1980 with the rock biopic The Idolmaker.
  • Scored his biggest hit as a director with the 1982 romance An Officer and a Gentleman.
  • Met his wife, actor Helen Mirren, on the set of his 1985 drama White Nights.
  • Has become known for his documentary profiles and biopics, including the acclaimed Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987) and the Oscar-winning Ray (2004).
  • Succeed Michael Apted as president of the Directors Guild of America in 2009.
  • Taylor Hackford Relationships:
  • Rio Hackford - Son
  • Lynne Littman - Ex-wife
  • Georgie Lowres - Ex-wife
  • Joseph Hackford - Father
  • Mary Hackford - Mother
  • Helen Mirren - Wife
  • Alexander - Son
  • Taylor Hackford Awards:
  • 1978 Oscar: Best Short Film, Live Action - Winner
  • 2004 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 2004 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (BA in International Relations, 1967)

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