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Todd Haynes Fast Facts:
Developed an interest in film at an early age.
Made his first film, a 1978 short titled
, 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
Todd Haynes Relationships:
Shawn Haynes - Brother
Sherry Haynes - Mother
Allen Haynes - Father
Wendy Haynes - Sister
Todd Haynes Awards:
2002 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
1991 Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Winner
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie - Nominee
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Nominee
2003 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Nominee
Brown University, Providence, RI (BA in Art and Semiotics, 1985); Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
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