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Stephen Gyllenhaal

Highest Rated:   67% A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Lowest Rated:   45% Losing Isaiah (1995)
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A director with a reputation for taking a very unique perspective to the small screen, Stephen Gyllenhaal's name may be even more well known for his two children, Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, both of whom have achieved success in the acting world. After graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, Stephen Gyllenhaal began his career by working on industrial films in New York. After a little associate producing and editing, he directed his first short film, Exit 10, in 1979. He soon afterward made his first mark on television, directing the TV movie What Are Friends For? TV was obviously Gyllenhaal's strong suit, and he moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1980 to pursue a career in the industry. His reputation for the small screen would follow some time later, but first he directed the action film Certain Fury with Tatum O'Neal, Irene Cara, and Peter Fonda. The 1985 feature was a stinker at the box office, but Gyllenhaal's TV career was soon off and running, as he directed a string of TV movies stretching on into the '90s including Hothouse, Promised a Miracle, A Killing in a Small Town, Shattered Mind, and countless others. His work paired him with actors like Barbara Hershey, Heather Locklear, and Ed Harris, and made his name synonymous with television. During this time, Gyllenhaal also directed a select number of feature films, such as 1993's A Dangerous Woman with Debra Winger and 1995's Losing Isaiah with Jessica Lange. He also began directing select episodes of popular TV series, which he continued doing into the new millennium with shows like Felicity, The Shield, Robbery Homicide Division, and Everwood. Gyllenhaal also signed on as regular director for a series of critically acclaimed but short-lived series such as Wasteland, L.A. Doctors, The $treet, and Lucky.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet So B. It
  • Director
2017
54% Grassroots
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$7k 2012
No Score Yet Girl Fight
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Crashing
  • Writer
2007
No Score Yet Manchild
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Time Bomb
  • Director
2006
No Score Yet Talking to Heaven (Living with the Dead)
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Director
2002
No Score Yet Warden of Red Rock
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Miracle of the Spring
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet The Patron Saint of Liars
  • Director
  • Producer
1998
47% Homegrown
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Shattered Mind
  • Director
  • Producer
1996
45% Losing Isaiah
  • Director
1995
67% A Dangerous Woman
  • Director
1993
58% Waterland
  • Director
1992
No Score Yet Paris Trout
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet A Killing in a Small Town
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Family of Spies
  • Director
1989
No Score Yet Promised a Miracle
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet Leap of Faith
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet The Abduction of Kari Swenson
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet Certain Fury
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet The New Kids
  • Screenwriter
1985
No Score Yet Rodeo Champ
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet The Champion
  • Director
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% Billions
2016
  • Director
  • 2016
96% Rectify
2013-2016
  • Director
  • 2014
14% Ironside
2013
  • Director
  • 2014
  • 2013
47% NYC 22
2012
  • Director
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hawthorne
2009-2011
  • Director
  • 2011
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Director
  • 2010
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Director
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Army Wives
2007-2014
  • Director
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Shield
2002-2008
  • Director
  • 2008
  • 2002
No Score Yet Everwood
2002-2006
  • Director
  • 2002
93% Twin Peaks
1990
  • Director
  • 1991
82% Satisfaction
2014-2015
  • Director

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