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Todd Field

Todd Field made his feature film debut at the Sundance Film Festival with In the Bedroom. Internationally acclaimed by critics, the film was named Best Picture of the Year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. The film went on to receive five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture of the Year.

The New York Film Critics Circle, the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association acknowledged Field for his work on the film, and the National Board of Review named him Director of the Year. Field received two Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, and an Independent Spirit Award. The British Film Institute recognized Field with the Satyajit Ray Award, and the American Film Institute honored him with the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. Of Field's short films, Nonnie & Alex, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and received a Special Jury Prize. When I was a Boy, also made its premiere at the festival, and went on to the Film Society of Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films Series at the Museum of Modern Art.

As an actor, Field has appeared in such films as Victor Nunez's Ruby in Paradise and Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.

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Todd Field Facts

Birth NameWilliam Todd Field
OccupationWriter, Director, Producer
BirthdayFebruary 24, 1964 (59)
BirthplacePomona, California, USA

Selected Filmography

Little Children (2006) as Writer/Director
In the Bedroom (2001) as Writer/Director
Broken Vessels (1999) user recommendation as Jimmy
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) as Nick Nightingale
Walking & Talking (1996) as Frank
Ruby in Paradise (1993) as Mike McCasslin (breakthrough)
Radio Days (1987) as Crooner
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