Todd Haynes Celebrity Watchlist
- Developed an interest in film at an early age.
- Made his first film, a 1978 short titled The Suicide, while in high school.
- In 1987, founded Apparatus Productions, an organization that supports independent filmmaking.
- Helmed the 1987 biopic Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, which used Barbie and Ken dolls in most of the lead roles. Carpenter's brother and music collaborator, Richard Carpenter, filed a successful lawsuit against the film.
- A fan of Bob Dylan, directed a 2007 film about the singer-songwriter titled I'm Not There, and earned an Independent Spirit Award for Best Director for the picture.
- Directed the 2011 HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce.
- 2002, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
- 2007, Venice Film Festival — Jury Prize: Winner
- 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Nominee
- 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Nominee
- 1991, Sundance Film Festival — Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic: Winner
- 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Nominee
- 2003, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
- Sherry Haynes — Mother
- Allen Haynes — Father
- Shawn Haynes — Brother
- Wendy Haynes — Sister
- Brown University, Providence, RI (BA in Art and Semiotics, 1985); Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
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- 1. Grey's Anatomy: Arizona & Alex: The First Flight
- 2. Mistresses: Toni Seduces Dom While Savi's Away
- 3. Desperate Housewives: Actors Picking up Character Traits
- 4. Empire: Pilot
- 5. Scandal: Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia
- 6. The Blacklist: The Longevity Initiative
- 7. The Vampire Diaries: A Bird in a Gilded Cage