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Todd Haynes Biography
Todd Haynes is an American Producer, Screenwriter, and Independent Film Director. Haynes gained critical acclaim and a measure of mainstream success with his 2002 feature, Far from Heaven. Inspired by the cinematic language of the films of Douglas Sirk, Far from Heaven is a 1950s-set melodrama about a Connecticut housewife who discovers that her husband is gay and falls in love with her African-American gardener. The film received four Academy Award nominations, including Best Original Screenplay for Haynes. His fifth feature, I’m Not There (2007), marked another shift in direction. A nonlinear biopic, I’m Not There depicts various facets of Bob Dylan through seven fictionalized characters played by five actors and an actress.
I’m Not There received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Cate Blanchett. In 2011, Haynes directed and co-wrote Mildred Pierce, a five-hour mini-series for HBO, which garnered 21 Emmy Award nominations, winning five, as well as four Golden Globe Award nominations and a win for lead actress Kate Winslet.
In 2015, Haynes returned to the big screen with Carol, his sixth feature film and the first film not written by him. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s seminal romance novel The Price of Salt, Carol is the story of a forbidden love affair between two women from different classes and backgrounds in the early 1950s New York City. The film received critical acclaim and many accolades including a nomination for the Palme d’Or, six Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe Award nominations, and nine BAFTA Award nominations.
Todd Haynes Age
Haynes was born on January 2, 1961, in Los Angeles, California and grew up in nearby Encino in the United States of America. He is 59 years old as of 2019.
Todd Haynes Family | Education
Todd is the son of father Allen E. Haynes who was a cosmetic transporter and his mother Sherry Lynne studied acting (His mother made a brief appearance in the film, ‘I’ m Not There.’) Todd also has three siblings; Shawn Haynes, Wendy Haynes, and Gwynneth Haynes.Todd Haynes Photo
Haynes studied art and semiotics at Brown University. After graduating with a BA in Arts and Semiotics, Haynes moved to New York City and became involved in the independent film scene, launching Apparatus Productions, a non-profit organization for the support of the independent film.
Todd Haynes Career
2015–present: Carol, Wonderstruck, upcoming projects
Haynes’ 6th component film, Carol, is an adjustment of the 1952 novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith. The cast highlights Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, and Kyle Chandler. The film debuted in rivalry at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Queer Palm and a common Best Actress prize for Mara. Song got basic praise and was named for six Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, nine BAFTA Awards, and six Independent Spirit Awards.
On October 20, 2017, Haynes’ Wonderstruck was discharged, having debuted at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2017. The film is an adjustment of Brian Selznick’s youngsters’ book of a similar name. Wonderstruck stars Julianne Moore and is created by Haynes’ partner Christine Vachon and Amazon Studios, which is likewise conveying the film. The motion picture portrays two hard of hearing youngsters, one out of 1927 and the other in 1977, who set out on isolated journeys to get themselves. At the point when inquired as to for what reason he’d made a youngsters’ motion picture, in his October 15, 2017, NPR talk with, Haynes clarified, “I sensed that it addressed something dauntless about the idea of children and the capacity for children to be stood up to with difficulties and the obscure and to continue muscling through those difficulties.”
Haynes is set to coordinate an untitled Peggy Lee film dependent on a screenplay by Nora Ephron, featuring Reese Witherspoon. He is additionally building up a TV arrangement dependent on the 2012 narrative The Source Family for HBO.
Haynes is likewise set to coordinate a film titled Dry Run for Participant Media. The film depends on Nathaniel Rich’s The New York Times Magazine article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare,” which is about corporate barrier lawyer Robert Bilott and his natural claim against the American aggregate DuPont. Imprint Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway will star in the film. Head photography started in January 2019, in Cincinnati.
Todd Haynes Velvet Goldmine
Later in 1998 he also directed the film, ‘Velvet Goldmine’ the movie shows an intentionally chaotic tribute to the 1970s rock eras basing on the histories and mythologies of the glam rockers.
In 2002, Todd directed the film, ‘Far From Heaven’ that made him achieve his greatest critical and commercial success up to date. The film displays various characters practicing an inter-racial love affair and gay relationships.
Bob Dylan Todd Haynes
In 2007, Todd directed a musical film, ‘I’ m Not There’ The film portrays the fictional life of the legend Bob Dylan through seven characters.
Carol Todd Haynes
In 2015 Todd directed a film by the name ‘Carol’ where the character Carol narrates the story of a forbidden affair between a female who hopes to be a photographer and an old woman going through a difficult divorce
Safe Todd Haynes
The film ‘Safe’ was written and directed in the year 1995 by Todd and Julianne Moore as the starring. The film is about a suburban California, Carol ‘the housewife’ whose illness degenerates under the stress of ‘environmental illness’ and seeking hope from the ‘New Age’ practitioners.
Todd Haynes Style and themes
AllMovie composes that “Haynes is known for making provocative movies that subvert story structure and resonate with transgressive, complex suggestion…. In spite of the fact that he doesn’t describe himself as a gay producer who makes gay movies… Haynes’ name has turned out to be synonymous with the New Queer Cinema development and its work to both investigate and reclassify the forms of eccentric culture in America and past.”
Haynes’ work is engrossed with postmodernist thoughts of character and sexuality as socially built ideas and individual way of life as a liquid and alterable state. His heroes are constantly social untouchables whose “rebellious” character and sexuality put them inconsistent with the got standards of their general public. In the Haynes universe, sexuality (particularly “freak” or eccentric sexuality) is a rebellious and perilous power that disturbs social standards and is regularly stifled fiercely by prevailing force structures. Haynes presents specialists as a definitive incendiary power since they should fundamentally remain outside of societal standards, with a craftsman’s imaginative yield speaking to the best open door for individual and social opportunity. A significant number of his movies are capricious representations of famous specialists and artists (Karen Carpenter in Superstar, David Bowie in Velvet Goldmine and Bob Dylan in I’m Not There).
Haynes’ movies regularly highlight formal true to life or story gadgets that challenge got thoughts of personality and sexuality and help the group of spectators to remember the phony of the film as a medium. Models incorporate utilizing Barbie dolls rather than on-screen characters in Superstar or having numerous entertainers depict the hero in I’m Not There. Elaborately, Haynes favors formalism over naturalism, regularly appropriating and reevaluating realistic styles, incorporating the narrative structure in Poison, Velvet Goldmine and I’m Not There, the reexamination of the Douglas Sirk drama in Far from Heaven and broad referencing of 1960s craftsmanship film in I’m Not There.
Todd Haynes Filmography
- 2017 Wonderstruck, Director
- 2015 Carol, Director
- 2007 I’m Not There, Director
- 2002 Far from Heaven, Director
- 1998 Velvet Goldmine, Director
- 1997 Office Killer, Writer
- 1995 Safe, Director
- 1992 Swoon
- 1991 Poison, Director
- TBA Dry Run, Director
Todd Haynes Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress and theater director. Cate has played a major role in the film ‘Carol’ directed by Todd Haynes, as the main character in the film.
Is Todd Haynes Gay?
Yes, Todd is Gay male director this displayed after Karin Badt questioned him on January 11, 2018.
Todd Haynes Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore is an American actress and children’s author, born as Julie Anne Smith on December 3, 1960. She is the main character in the film that was written and directed by Todd Haynes ‘Far From Heaven’ in the year 2002.