Haynes, Todd

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Haynes, Todd Gender: M
Todd Allen Haynes
born on 2 January 1961 at 09:35 (= 09:35 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 12°06' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 20°28 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 26°41'

Todd Haynes
photo: David Shankbone, license cc-by-3.0


American gay filmmaker whose films are controversial and often criticized, often praised for the erotic themes and graphic content.

Haynes produced his first film while he was a teenager, "The Suicide" (1978). As a student at Brown University, he

made his directorial debut with Assassins: A Film Concerning

Rimbaud" (1985). Armed with his BA in Arts and Semiotics, Haynes pursued his career in New York. There he founded a non-profit organization, Apparatus Productions, whose aim was to support independent films. "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987)" earned him sharp criticism and critical acclaim both. The film dealt with the sensitive story of the singer's life, battle with anorexia and death with satire, compassion both. The singer's brother, Richard Carpenter, sued Haynes and the movie was taken out of circulation.

In 1991 "Poison" was equally unsettling in its explicit portrayal of homosexuality. The fact that he had received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts of $25,000 caught the attention of the conservative, right-wing movement. Nevertheless, the film won the 1991

1991 Sundance Festival's Grand Jury Prize. Haynes continued to make controversial films that were critical of social mores, graphic in sexual content, creative. His films inspired a loyal following. In 2002, his "Far From Heaven" won mainstream approval and Oscar nominations.

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1978 ("The Suicide")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1985 ("Assassins")
  • Crime : Law suit 1987 (By Richard Carpenter)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1987 ("Karen Carpenter Story")
  • Financial : Gain significant money 1990 (NEA grant)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1991 ("Poison")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2002 ("Far From Heaven")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate in hand


  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script