Todd HAYNES (1961) grew up in Los Angeles and studied Art and Semiotics at Brown University. He made his debut short Suicide at a very young age. Many of his films gave him critical recognition, but only since Far from Heaven has the mainstream public accepted Haynes’ sometimes controversial films, judging by the four Oscar nominations. I’m Not There was very successful with 1 nomination and 3 wins including the Special Jury Prize at Venice 2007. His last film Carol also received Oscar nominations: Cate Blanchett was nominated as Best Actress and Rooney Mara as Best Supporting Actress.
Suicide (1978, short), Letter from a Friend (1982, short), Sex Shop (1983, short), Assassins: A Film Concerning Rimbaud (1985, short), Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987, short), Poison (1990), Dottie Gets Spanked (1993), Safe (1995), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Far from Heaven (2002), I’m Not There (2007), Carol (2015)