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Todd Haynes (born January 2, 1961, in Encino, California) is an American film director.

His 1987 film, Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (which chronicles the life of American singer Karen Carpenter using Barbie dolls as actors) caused Richard Carpenter to sue him and was removed from distribution.

His 1991 debut, Poison, based on the writings of Jean Genet, and partly funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, was targeted by the American Family Association's, Rev. Donald Wildmon as inappropriately federally funded "filth". His second effort, 1995's Safe, confirmed him as a maverick director capable of dealing with more issues than his new queer cinema tag might indicate.

He also directed the glam rock inspired Velvet Goldmine (1998), and the Douglas Sirk inspired Far From Heaven (2002).

Haynes is a semiotics graduate of Brown University, and received an MFA from Bard College. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

Feature films

Year Film Director Writer Producer Notes
1991 Poison Template:Yes Template:Yes Co-edited with James Lyons
1992 Swoon Actor. Role: Phrenology Head
1995 Safe Template:Yes Template:Yes
1997 Office Killer Template:Yes Additional dialogue
1998 Velvet Goldmine Template:Yes Template:Yes Co-written with James Lyons
2002 Far from Heaven Template:Yes Template:Yes
2006 Quinceañera Executive producer
Old Joy Executive producer
2007 I'm Not There Template:Yes Template:Yes Co-written with Oren Moverman
2008 Wendy and Lucy Executive producer
2010 Meek's Cutoff Executive producer
2012 Buoy Executive producer
2013 Night Moves Executive producer
2015 Carol Template:Yes
2016 Certain Women Executive producer
2017 Wonderstruck Template:Yes
TBA Dry Run Template:Yes Filming





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