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Taylor Hackford is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor American born on 31 december 1944 at Santa Barbara (USA)

Taylor Hackford

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Birth name Taylor Edwin Hackford
Nationality USA
Birth 31 december 1944 (79 years) at Santa Barbara (USA)

Taylor Edwin Hackford (born December 31, 1944) is an American film director, and the former president of the Directors Guild of America.


Après des études de sciences politiques et deux ans de service dans le corps des Volontaires de la Paix en Bolivie, dans les années 1960, Taylor Hackford réalise de nombreux documentaires et reportages d'investigation pour la chaîne de télévision KCET. Son travail, reconnu et couronné par deux Emmy Award, lui permet de diversifier ses fonctions. Il devient producteur et crée sa propre société, New Visions Pictures.

En 1978, Teenage father, qu'il écrit, produit et met en scène, remporte l'Oscar du meilleur court métrage. Fort de cette réussite, le cinéaste signe son premier long deux ans plus tard, Le Temps du rock'n'roll. Mais c'est Officier et gentleman, en 1982, succès commercial et critique qui le révèle véritablement, lui apportant deux Oscars : celui de la meilleure chanson originale pour «Up Where We Belong» et du meilleur acteur dans un second rôle pour Louis Gossett Jr..

Vie privée
Il a été marié avec Georgie Lowres (1967-1972), avec qui il a un enfant, Rio Hackford, né en 1970. Il se marie ensuite avec la productrice Lynne Littman (1977-1987), avec laquelle il a un autre fils, Alexander, né en 1979. Il est marié depuis 1997 à l'actrice Helen Mirren.

Best films

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Ray (2004)
La Bamba (1987)
White Nights (1985)

Usually with

Bruno Rubeo
Bruno Rubeo
(5 films)
Tony Gilroy
Tony Gilroy
(3 films)
Per Hallberg
Per Hallberg
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Taylor Hackford (27 films)

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The Mystery of Dante, 1h35
Directed by Louis Nero
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about writers
Actors F. Murray Abraham, Taylor Hackford, Franco Zeffirelli, Christopher Vogler, Silvano Agosti
Roles Self
Rating59% 2.9591952.9591952.9591952.9591952.959195
The film investigates the life and philosophy of Dante Alighieri through a series of interviews with intellectuals, artists, masons and men of faith who guide the viewer in discovering a little-known side of the man considered the Father of the Italian language. This includes analysis of the cardinal points of the The Divine Comedy and references to the Western tradition of initiation, secret lodges, membership or not, which accompany the viewer in a different approach to the study of Dante Alighieri. The film's first ten minutes are presented in a found footage format, before seguing into a series on interviews interspersed with occasional animations.
Casting By
Casting By (2012)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Marion Dougherty, Lynn Stalmaster, Woody Allen, Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Robert De Niro
Roles Self
Rating75% 3.787123.787123.787123.787123.78712
The film is a celebration of the casting profession, highlighting its previously unsung role in film history while also serving as an elegy to the lost era of the New Hollywood. It focuses on casting pioneer Marion Dougherty, an iconoclast whose exquisite taste, tenacity and gut instincts brought a new kind of actor to the screen that would mark the end of the old studio system and help to usher in this revolutionary new period. The film draws a line through the last half century to show us the profession’s evolution from studio system type-casting to the rise of large ensemble films populated with unique and diverse casts.


The Comedian, 1h59
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about television
Actors Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Veronica Ferres, Charles Grodin
Rating57% 2.8994852.8994852.8994852.8994852.899485
Jackie Burke est un célèbre humoriste. Alors qu'il tente de se réinventer, son public ne veut le voir que dans la peau du personnage qu'il incarnait jadis à la télévision. Lors d'un de ses shows, il s'en prend violemment à un membre du public. Jackie est condamné à du travail d'intérêt général, notamment à la soupe populaire. Il y fait la rencontre de Harmony Schiltz.
Parker (2013)
, 1h58
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Psychologie, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce, Clifton Collins, Jr.
Rating61% 3.0981453.0981453.0981453.0981453.098145
Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional thief, specializing in big robberies, who follows a unique code—he doesn't steal from the poor or hurt innocent people. His mentor Hurley (Nick Nolte) asks him take charge of a job with a crew he doesn't know, consisting of Melander (Michael Chiklis), Carlson (Wendell Pierce), Ross (Clifton Collins Jr.), and Hardwicke (Micah Hauptman). The job, taking the gate money from the Ohio State Fair, is successful, but Hardwicke ignored instructions, resulting in him needlessly killing a man in a fire that was set as a distraction.
Love Ranch
Love Ranch (2010)
, 1h57
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise, Erotic thriller films
Actors Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Bryan Cranston, Gina Gershon, Scout Taylor-Compton, Taryn Manning
Rating56% 2.800112.800112.800112.800112.80011
Charlie Bontempo (sometimes called Charlie "Goodtimes") and his wife, Grace, run a legal brothel known as the Love Ranch on a large, remote property near Reno, Nevada. Grace's mother had been a madam, so Grace knew the business, but it was Charlie who persuaded her to open a brothel in a part of Nevada where doing so would not be violating the law. The business runs smoothly but is not without its headaches, such as unruly customers needing to be dealt with by a bouncer or prostitutes who get out of line. Grace is amazed when Charlie procures the contract of a professional heavyweight boxer, Armando Bruza.
Ray (2004)
, 2h32
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Le blues, Musical films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Sharon Warren, Harry Lennix, Terrence Howard
Rating76% 3.84843.84843.84843.84843.8484
Raised on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles Robinson went blind at the age of seven, shortly after witnessing his younger brother drown. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the chitlin circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation before exploding onto the worldwide stage when he pioneered the incorporation of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style.
Proof of Life, 2h15
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Monde imaginaire, Political films
Actors Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse, David Caruso, Gottfried John, Flora Martínez
Rating62% 3.1489153.1489153.1489153.1489153.148915
Alice Bowman (Meg Ryan) moves to the (fictional) South American country of Tecala because her husband, Peter (David Morse), has been hired to assist with building a dam. Though Alice is unhappy at this most recent move, she agrees to stay. When Peter is in the city one day, a convoy of automobiles (including his) is ambushed by guerrilla rebels of the Liberation Army of Tecala (ELT). Believing that Peter actually works for an oil pipeline company, ELT soldiers abduct him and lead him into the country's jungles.
The Devil's Advocate, 2h23
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Time travel films, Demons in film
Actors Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen
Rating74% 3.7499653.7499653.7499653.7499653.749965
Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves), a defense attorney from Gainesville, Florida, has never lost a case. He defends a schoolteacher, Lloyd Gettys (Chris Bauer), against a charge of child molestation. Kevin believes his client is guilty, and a reporter tells him a guilty verdict is inevitable. However, through a harsh cross-examination, Kevin destroys the victim's credibility, securing a not guilty verdict.
Dolores Claiborne, 2h12
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about the labor movement, Films about domestic violence, Films about school violence, Harcèlement au travail
Actors Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Strathairn, John C. Reilly, Judy Parfitt, Eric Bogosian
Rating73% 3.6986053.6986053.6986053.6986053.698605
Dolores Claiborne (Bates) works as a domestic servant on a Maine island. The film opens with Dolores having a struggle with her elderly, paralyzed employer Vera Donovan (Judy Parfitt) in her mansion, after which Vera falls down the staircase. Dolores ransacks the kitchen and is then caught by a mailman as she stands over Vera with a rolling pin, apparently intending to kill her. Vera dies and the police begin a murder investigation.
Bound by Honor, 3h
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Prison films, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo, Delroy Lindo, Victor Rivers
Rating79% 3.9529253.9529253.9529253.9529253.952925
Miklo is a man of Mexican and Caucasian ethnicity who grew up in El Pico Aliso barrio in east Los Angeles. Upon moving back home from Las Vegas, Nevada, Miklo goes to stay with his two cousins Paco and Cruz. Miklo tells Cruz that he wants to join their gang Vatos Locos. While Paco is initially skeptical, Miklo later proves himself when he performs an attack on a rival gang, Tres Puntos. Afterwards he is made a member of Vatos Locos.
Everybody's All-American, 2h7
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Jessica Lange, Timothy Hutton, John Goodman, Carl Lumbly, Ray Baker
Rating61% 3.0968053.0968053.0968053.0968053.096805
Gavin Grey (Dennis Quaid) is a 1950s star athlete known by the moniker "The Grey Ghost," who plays football at Louisiana State University. His campus girlfriend Babs Rogers (Jessica Lange), nephew Donnie (Timothy Hutton) who also goes by the nickname "Cake," and friend Ed Lawrence (John Goodman), adore his personality and charm. During an important matchup in the Sugar Bowl, Gavin's play, which at times defined his competitiveness throughout his career, causes a player from the opposing team to fumble the ball, while he later returns it to score a game-winning touchdown.
Chuck Berry - Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, 2h
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Linda Ronstadt, Julian Lennon, Joe Walsh, Robbie Robertson, Bruce Springsteen
Rating76% 3.8407253.8407253.8407253.8407253.840725
La vie et l'oeuvre de Chuck Berry, l'un des pionniers du rock'n'roll - il a composé notamment "Johnny B. Goode", "Long tall Sally" et "Roll over Beethoven" - sont retracés dans ce film documentaire.
White Nights, 2h16
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Dance films, Political films
Actors Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Page, Isabella Rossellini
Rating66% 3.3002753.3002753.3002753.3002753.300275
Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko (Baryshnikov) is a Soviet ballet dancer who had defected from the Soviet Union. The plane carrying him to a next performance in Tokyo has engine trouble and crashes in Siberia. He is hurt and is soon recognized by KGB officer Colonel Chaiko (Jerzy Skolimowski). Chaiko then contacts African-American tap dancer, Raymond Greenwood (Hines), who has defected to the Soviet Union, and gets them both to Leningrad. Chaiko wants Rodchenko to dance at the season's opening night at the Kirov, and Greenwood to babysit Rodchenko. To convince Rodchenko, Chaiko uses Galina Ivanova (Mirren), a former ballerina who never left the Soviet Union and is an old flame of Rodchenko. After an initial period of racial and artistic friction, the two dancers (and defectors in opposite directions) become strong friends. When Raymond finds that his wife Darya Greenwood (Rossellini) is pregnant, he decides he doesn't want his son to grow up in the Soviet Union, and together with Rodchenko they plan an escape, with the help from Galina, who still has feelings for Rodchenko. While the escape plan is going on, Raymond chooses to stay behind to delay Chaiko, gaining time for Nikolai and Darya to get to the American Consulate at Leningrad. Even though Raymond is incarcerated when the whole plan is revealed, he is finally traded by the Soviets for a political prisoner from America, and reunites with his wife and Nikolai.
Against All Odds, 1h58
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Noir, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Richard Widmark, Alex Karras, Jane Greer
Rating58% 2.948962.948962.948962.948962.94896
Professional football player Terry Brogan (Jeff Bridges) is released by his team, the (fictitious) Los Angeles Outlaws. Aging, injured and in need of money, he is contacted by an old acquaintance, the shady gambler and nightclub owner Jake Wise (James Woods), who wants Terry to find Jake's girlfriend Jessie Wyler (Rachel Ward), daughter of the Outlaws' owner. Jake claims that Jessie assaulted him, stole money and fled. Terry is reluctant to take on the job, but needs the money and knows Wise is capable of blackmailing him.
An Officer and a Gentleman, 1h59
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romantic drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett Jr., David Keith, Lisa Blount, Robert Loggia
Rating70% 3.549143.549143.549143.549143.54914
Since his early adolescence, Zachary "Zack" Mayo (Richard Gere) has been living in the Philippines with his alcoholic and promiscuous father, U.S. Navy chief boatswain's mate Byron Mayo (Robert Loggia), following the suicide of his mother (who is never named in the story). Now, having recently returned to the United States and just graduated from college, Zack notifies his father that he has decided to sign up for the Navy's Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) in order to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a Navy pilot and flying jets. Despite Byron's objections, Zack leaves for AOCS, hoping that the choice will greatly improve his life.