Catherine Hardwicke

Director, Production designer, Writer
A prolific art director and production designer in the 1980s and 1990s, Catherine Hardwicke made an impressive leap to the director's chair with 2003's harrowing "Thirteen. " Inspired by the turbulent life of an ... Read more »
Born: 10/21/1955 in McAllen, Texas, USA

Filmography

Art Department (25)

Laurel Canyon 2003 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Antitrust 2001 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Three Kings 1999 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Newton Boys 1998 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Mad City 1997 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Suburbia 1997 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

2 Days in the Valley 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Tank Girl 1995 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Car 54, Where Are You? 1994 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Freaked 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Posse 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Tombstone 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Passed Away 1992 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Morton & Hayes 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Brain Dead 1990 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Martians Go Home 1990 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Mr. Destiny 1990 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Sad Professor 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Production Designer

The Assassin 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Tapeheads 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The New Monkees 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Art Director

Hunk 1987 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Sessions (TV Show)

Art Director
Director (13)

Eye Candy 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Director

Miss You Already 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Reckless 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Low Winter Sun 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Plush 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Hell on Wheels 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Red Riding Hood 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Twilight 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The Nativity Story 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Thirteen 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Suburbia 1997 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Maximum Ride (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (5)

Eye Candy 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Miss You Already 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fly Away 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Red Riding Hood 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Nativity Story 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Actor (2)

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Finding Joe 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)
Writer (2)

Plush 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Thirteen 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Other (1)

Sugar Town 1999 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Biography

A prolific art director and production designer in the 1980s and 1990s, Catherine Hardwicke made an impressive leap to the director's chair with 2003's harrowing "Thirteen. " Inspired by the turbulent life of an ex-boyfriend's teenage daughter, the indie drama about a young girl's descent into a dangerous lifestyle was widely praised by critics and audiences alike for its gritty honesty. Hardwicke followed this with "Lords of Dogtown" (2005), an unsentimental look at teen skateboarders in the early eighties. In 2008, she tackled the biggest project of her directorial career with "Twilight," a Gothic romance about a schoolgirl's budding relationship with a young, brooding vampire. Despite the fantastical nature of the subject matter, Hardwicke brought her trademark realism to the project; a combination that was the key to her status as one of Hollywood's most challenging and independent-minded directors.

Relationships

Jamee Bennett

Mother

John Hardwicke

Father

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
Completed her first short, the award-winning "Puppy Does the Gumbo"

University of Texas

Austin , Texas

Milestones

2008

Directed the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling book, "Twilight"

2006

Directed the biblical film "The Nativity Story" with Keisha Castle-Hughes as the Virgin Mary

2005

Directed the fictionalized version of "Lords of Dogtown," based on skate legends Jay Adams, Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta and inspired by the popular documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys"; penned by Stacy Peralta

2003

Made directorial debut with "Thirteen"; co-written with Nikki Reed, who also starred in the film; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay

2001

Was a production designer for "Vanilla Sky" starring Tom Cruise

1990

Worked as art director on "Mr. Destiny," a movie about a former baseball player who gets a second chance

Served as production designer for such films as "Tombstone" (1993) starring Kurt Russell, "Mad City" (1997) starring John Travolta and "The Newton Boys" (1998) starring Matthew McConaughey

Moved to California to study at UCLA’s Film School

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