Gavin Hood

Gavin Hood

Highest Rated: 95% Eye in the Sky (2015)

Lowest Rated: 38% X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Birthday: May 12, 1963

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Though it has been practically obligatory for South African filmmakers to make movies about corruption, disease or apartheid, writer-director Gavin Hood managed to steer clear of such expectations; instead turning his sharp focus on character and genre to tell more universal stories. Despite his start as a supporting actor in cut-rate "Delta Force" rip-offs and middling martial arts flicks, Hood's true ambition was to direct. So after gaining a foothold as an actor, he shifted his attention behind the camera and helmed the Academy Award-winning drama, "Tsotsi" (2005). An unforgiving, but redemptive tale about a street thug who cares for a newborn after a carjacking, "Tsotsi" helped propel Hood's career, landing him in Los Angeles where he sought to expand his filmmaking resume. His career took off when he helmed the taut political thriller "Rendition" (2007) and the smash summer hit, "X-Men: Origins" (2009), which - despite mixed reviews - became one of the top-grossing movies of that year. In a short span of time, Hood established himself as a talented director capable of making both intense character-driven drama and big budget studio blockbusters.




82% 89% Official Secrets Director,
$2.0M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Is Life Executive Producer - 2016
95% 82% Eye in the Sky Director $18.7M 2015
62% 65% Ender's Game Director,
$61.7M 2013
38% 58% X-Men Origins: Wolverine Director $179.9M 2009
47% 62% Rendition Director $9.7M 2007
82% 86% Tsotsi Director,
$2.9M 2005
No Score Yet 45% King Solomon's Mines Bruce McNabb (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Reasonable Man Sean Raine (Character),
- 1999
No Score Yet 18% Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target Sparks (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 21% Operation Delta Force II: Mayday Sparks (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 0% Human Time Bomb Mike (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 0% Night Siege Project: Shadowchaser 2 Tieg (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheltering Desert Willi (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 20% American Kickboxer 1 Ken (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 25% Curse III: Blood Sacrifice Robert (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 38% The Fairy King of Ar US Doctor (Character) - 1988


No Score Yet 80% Breakout Kings Executive Producer 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Solomon's Mines Bruce McNabb (Character) 2004