Taylor Hackford

  • Birth Name: Taylor Edwin Hackford
  • Birth Place: Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Screenwriter
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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.

Awards

  • 1982, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2004, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1978, Oscar — Best Short Film, Live Action: Winner
  • 2006, Directors Guild of America Awards — Robert B. Aldrich Service Award: Winner
  • 1997, Independent Spirit Awards — Truer Than Fiction Award: Winner
  • 2004, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 2004, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee

Relationships

  • Lynne Littman — Ex-wife
  • Mary Hackford — Mother
  • Helen Mirren — Wife
  • Alexander — Son
  • Georgie Lowres — Ex-wife
  • Rio Hackford — Son
  • Joseph Hackford — Father

College

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States (BA in International Relations, 1967)

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