Taylor Hackford

Taylor Hackford

Producer of 'Against All Odds' (1984)
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 1950s 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, the Al Pacino vehicle The Devil's Advocate, and edited the boxing documentary When We Were Kings. 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.Source: movies2.nytimes.com
Music has always been an important thing to me in my life and understand I've worked in the music business.More Taylor Hackford quotes [08/11/2011 12:08:18]
But, unfortunately, sometimes that affirmation creates a sense that you deserve special treatment and recognition in areas where you're not so talented.More Taylor Hackford quotes [08/10/2011 11:08:57]
It was the era of Tab Hunter and Rock Hudson; they all had a certain look.More Taylor Hackford quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I also know what looks good before the camera, how to move the camera, and how to get a story on the screen.More Taylor Hackford quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Look at Walter Huston in The Devil and Daniel Webster: It's an incredible performance.More Taylor Hackford quotes [08/11/2011 12:08:12]

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