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Todd Haynes


Todd Haynes was always interested in art, and made amateur movies and painted while he was still a child. He attended Brown university and majored in art and semiotics. After he graduated he moved to New York City and made the controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988). The movie uses dolls instead of actors to tell the ... See full bio »

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May try to find the fastest way from the Big Apple to Niagara Falls in Season 2, Episode 2 of "The Grand Tour." Episode 2 is available Friday, Dec. 15.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 57 wins & 90 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Far from Heaven
Far from Heaven Director
(2002)
I'm Not There.
I'm Not There. Director
(2007)
Carol
Carol Director
(2015)
Poison
Poison Director
(1991)

Filmography

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 2017 Wonderstruck
 2015 Carol
 2013 Six by Sondheim (TV Movie documentary) (segment "'I'm Still Here'")
 2013 Enlightened (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Part Five (2011)
- Part Four (2011)
- Part Three (2011)
- Part Two (2011)
- Part One (2011)
 2004 Corporate Ghost (Video) (video "Disappearer" "Disappearer Director's Cut")
 1995 Safe
 1993 Dottie Gets Spanked (TV Short)
 1991 Goo (Video)
 1991 Poison
 1978 The Suicide (Short)
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Directed the live stream concert "Circuital" for My Morning Jacket See more »

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3 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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It's funny, when I watched Safe (1995) I thought of Far from Heaven (2002), because Douglas Sirk is famous for his happy endings that aren't really happy endings. You don't really trust the absolute wrapping up or the solving of the problem. In a way, my ending of "Far from Heaven" is not exactly a Sirkian ending, because it's kind of full of despair and loss. When I saw "Safe", I thought, "... See more »

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Received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Semiotics with honors, from Brown University, 1985. Is a member of ACT-UP. See more »

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Capricorn

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