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Taylor Hackford

Highest Rated:   98% When We Were Kings (1996)
Lowest Rated:   10% Rooftops (1989)
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Birthplace:   Santa Barbara, California, USA
American producer/director Taylor Hackford was hired by a Los Angeles TV station after his two-year hitch in the Peace Corps. On his own, he created New Visions Productions, which he eventually merged into the New Century Company before giving up producing to concentrate on directing. He won an Academy Award in 1978 for Teenage Father, a short-subject elaboration of a TV news story on which he'd previously worked. Hackford's first feature was The Idolmaker (1980), a jaundiced recreation of the "Philadelphia school" of '50s rock & roll; he later returned to the rarefied world of vintage rock in his Ritchie Valens biopic La Bamba and his revelatory documentary Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (both 1987). He also directed Dolores Claiborne (1995), the Al Pacino vehicle The Devil's Advocate (1997), and edited the boxing documentary When We Were Kings (1996). Though Hackford has toted up some impressive credits over his career, few of his films have matched the audience appeal or box-office bankability of his biggest hit, 1982's An Officer and a Gentleman. Hackford married British actress Helen Mirren in 1997, whom he had lived with since 1986.In 2000 he returned with the international kidnapping thriller Proof of Life, which made more of a buzz for the relationship that developed between stars Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe during filming. He scored one of the biggest hits of his career in 2004 with Ray, a biopic of Ray Charles that won Jamie Foxx the Oscar for Best Actor. He directed his wife in the 2010 film Love Ranch and a few years later helmed the Jason Statham vehicle Parker.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Becoming Iconic
  • Actor
2018
24% The Comedian
  • Director
$1.7M 2017
94% Casting By
  • Actor
$14.5k 2013
40% Parker
  • Director
  • Producer
$17.7M 2013
13% Love Ranch
  • Producer
  • Director
$0.2M 2010
No Score Yet The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story
  • Actor
2010
60% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland
  • Actor
$0.5M 2008
79% Ray
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$75M 2004
84% Bukowski: Born into This
  • Actor
$82.2k 2003
39% Proof of Life
  • Director
  • Producer
$31.2M 2000
63% The Devil's Advocate
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
1997
98% When We Were Kings
  • Producer
1996
84% Dolores Claiborne
  • Director
  • Producer
1995
62% Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor)
  • Director
  • Producer
1993
No Score Yet Sweet Talker
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1992
No Score Yet Defenseless
  • Executive Producer
1991
57% Mortal Thoughts
  • Executive Producer
1991
38% Queens Logic
  • Executive Producer
1991
88% The Long Walk Home
  • Executive Producer
1990
No Score Yet First Works
  • Actor
1989
10% Rooftops
  • Executive Producer
1989
42% Everybody's All-American
  • Producer
  • Director
1988
88% Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll
  • Director
1987
82% La Bamba
  • Producer
1987
No Score Yet A Tribute to Ricky Nelson
  • Director
1986
46% White Nights
  • Producer
  • Director
1985
64% Against All Odds
  • Producer
  • Director
1984
78% An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Director
1982
89% The Idolmaker
  • Director
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet American Masters
1986
  • Host
  • 2011
15% E-Ring
2005-2006
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • 2005

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