Taylor Hackford

Taylor Hackford

Highest Rated: 98% When We Were Kings (1996)

Lowest Rated: 13% Love Ranch (2010)

Birthday: Dec 31, 1944

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, USA

An early career in television documentaries helped to shape the degree of verisimilitude that informed much of Taylor Hackford's efforts as a director and producer in Hollywood. After proving his skill with real-life subjects, he ventured into features, where he fared best with biopics - especially those based on the lives of rock 'n' roll pioneers like Ritchie Valens in "La Bamba" (1987) and Ray Charles in "Ray" (2004). "An Officer and a Gentleman" (1982) and "Against All Odds" (1984) also won many moviegoers' hearts, as did later projects like "White Nights" (1985) and "Everybody's All-American" (1988). Feature-length documentaries proved to be one of his most satisfying milieus, with "Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll" (1987) and the Muhammad Ali fight story "When We Were Kings" (1996) earning him praise from critics and viewers alike. Films like these solidified Hackford's status as a director with an uncanny knack for capturing the drama inherent in everyday lives.

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Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 99% Becoming Iconic Himself (Character) - 2018
24% 28% The Comedian Director,
Producer
$1.7M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Place to Stand Executive Producer - 2014
41% 48% Parker Director,
Producer
$17.6M 2013
13% 28% Love Ranch Director,
Producer
$134.9K 2010
80% 87% Ray Director,
Producer
$75.3M 2004
39% 43% Proof of Life Director,
Producer
$32.6M 2000
No Score Yet 86% G:MT Producer - 1999
63% 80% The Devil's Advocate Director,
Executive Producer
$61M 1997
98% 94% When We Were Kings Producer,
Film Editor
$2.7M 1996
84% 81% Dolores Claiborne Director,
Producer
$22.8M 1995
55% 94% Blood In, Blood Out Director,
Producer
$4M 1993
42% 46% Everybody's All-American Director $12.6M 1988
88% 95% Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll Director $368.5K 1987
46% 74% White Nights Director $41.5M 1985
70% 45% Against All Odds Director,
Producer
- 1984
79% 81% An Officer and a Gentleman Director - 1982
89% 86% The Idolmaker Director - 1980

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Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood's Best Film Directors Unknown (Character) 2013

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