William Todd Field, known professionally as Todd Field (born February 24, 1964) is an American actor and three time Academy Award-nominated writer/director.
Field was born in Pomona, California, where his family ran a poultry farm. When the boy turned two his family moved to Portland, Oregon, where his father went to work as a salesman, and his mother became the school librarian. Field received his M.F.A from the American Film Institute (AFI). He is married to Serena Rathbun, July 25, 1986; they have three children.
Field began making motion pictures in 1985 when he was cast by Woody Allen in Radio Days. He went on to work with some of America's greatest film makers including Stanley Kubrick, Victor Nuñez, and Carl Franklin. It was Franklin and Nunez (both AFI alumnists) who encouraged Field to enroll as a Directing Fellow at the AFI, which he did in the fall of 1992. Since that time he has received the Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award from the AFI, the Satyajit Ray Award from the ...
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Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 film directed and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novella Traumnovelle (in English Dream Story) by Arthur Schnitzler. The film stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Kubrick died shortly after editing the film.
The film was released on July 16, 1999 to a mixed critical reaction.
The storyline, set in and around New York City, follows the surreal, sexually charged adventures of Dr. William "Bill" Harford (Cruise), who is shocked after his wife, Alice (Kidman), reveals that she had contemplated having an affair a year earlier.
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Ruby in Paradise is a 1993 film written, directed, and edited by Victor Nuñez, and starring Ashley Judd, Todd Field, Bentley Mitchum, Allison Dean, and Dorothy Lyman.Judd plays Ruby, the title character and narrator of the film. As the film begins, she is leaving Tennessee, landing in Panama City, Florida, a summer resort town she visited as a child. Although she arrives there in fall, at the beginning of the off-season, she gets a job at Chambers Beach Emporium, a souvenir store run by Mrs. Chambers (played by Lyman), overcoming the owner's initial rejection of her employment application by telling her "I've done retail before, and I work real cheap." Over the course of a year she keeps a journal (from which the film's narration is taken) and contemplates her career ups and downs, her love life, her past, and her future.The film is a character study, proceeding at a leisurely pace with Ruby's introspective comments interspersed with routine scenes at the souvenir store or...,
Todd Field was born in Pomona, California, Los Angeles County