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Todd Field Biography
Todd Field’s first feature film as a writer and director was In the Bedroom, a 2003 Oscar nominee for best picture of the year.
After starting out in music, Field went into the movie business first as an actor. Although most of his work was in television, he had notable roles in the films Radio Days (1987, by Woody Allen) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999, by Stanley Kubrick).
Working with Kubrick nudged Field to make his own films, and after the critical success of In the Bedroom he followed up with Little Children (2006). That film brought Oscar nominations for Field (screenplay), Kate Winslet (best actress) and Jackie Earle Haley (best supporting actor).
Sixteen years later, Field’s third feature film was Tár (2022, starring Cate Blanchett), a critical hit that once again brought Oscar nominations — six of them, including for best picture. Field was nominated for writing and directing it.
In the span between feature films, Field developed several other projects that never came to fruition and worked as an actor, including in a regular role in the television series Once and Again (1999-2002).
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4 Good Links
- 2022 profile from the New York Times
- Good details from Awards Watch
- Scroll down to Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast
- 2022 piece about coulda-beens, from The Playlist