Todd Haynes

Director · Actor · Writer
IVA Star Rating : 67
Todd Haynes is an American independent film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is considered a pioneer of the New Queer Cinema movement of filmmaking that emerged in the early 1990s. Haynes first gained public attention with his controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987), which chronicles singer Karen Carpenter's tragic... read more

Todd Haynes is an American independent film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is considered a pioneer of the New Queer Cinema movement of filmmaking that emerged in the early 1990s. Haynes first gained public attention with his controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987), which chronicles singer Karen Carpenter's tragic life and death, using Barbie dolls as actors. Haynes had not obtained proper licensing to use the Carpenters' music, prompting a lawsuit from Richard Carpenter, whom the film portrayed in an unflattering light, banning the film's distribution. Superstar became a cult classic.

Born

Monday, 02 January 1961

Actor Filmography

Hollywood Insider Self 2018
Xavier Dolan: Bound to Impossible Self 2016
73rd Golden Globe Awards Self - Nominee 2016
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Self - Nominee 2012
Great Directors Himself / Self 2009
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Self 2006
Made in Hollywood Self 2005
Shootout Self 2003
Last Call with Carson Daly Himself - Guest 2002
At Sundance Himself / Self 1995
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Hollywood Insider Self 2018
Xavier Dolan: Bound to Impossible Self 2016
73rd Golden Globe Awards Self - Nominee 2016
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Self - Nominee 2012
Great Directors Himself / Self 2009
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Self 2006
Made in Hollywood Self 2005
Shootout Self 2003
Last Call with Carson Daly Himself - Guest 2002
At Sundance Himself / Self 1995
Swoon Phrenology Head 1992
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story Todd Donovan, Disc Jockey / Todd Donovan 1988

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

2016 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
2011 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Nominated
2011 Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Nominated
2011 Emmy Outstanding Miniseries or Movie Nominated
2003 Oscar Best Writing, Original Screenplay Nominated
2003 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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