Todd Field

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
After becoming an actor capable of delivering quality performances in mainstream and independent fare, multi-talented Todd Field segued into the director's chair to helm Oscar-baiting pictures that propelled the ... Read more »
Born: 02/23/1964 in Pomona, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

Net Worth 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Aqua Teen Hunger Force 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

New Port South 2001 (Movie)

Walsh (Actor)

Rip It Off 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Broken Vessels 1999 (Movie)

Jimmy Warzniak (Actor)

Cupid 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Eyes Wide Shut 1999 (Movie)

Nick Nightingale (Actor)

Once and Again 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Haunting 1999 (Movie)

Todd Hackett (Actor)

Farmer and Chase 1997 (Movie)

Chase (Actor)

Twister 1996 (Movie)

Beltzer (Actor)

Walking & Talking 1996 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frank and Jesse 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Bakersfield P.D. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Sleep With Me 1994 (Movie)

Duane (Actor)

Danger Theatre 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Ruby in Paradise 1993 (Movie)

Mike McCaslin (Actor)

Lookwell 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Back to Back 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Full Fathom Five 1990 (Movie)

Johnson (Actor)

Fat Man and Little Boy 1989 (Movie)

Robert Wilson (Actor)

Gross Anatomy 1989 (Movie)

David Schreiner (Actor)

Roseanne 1988 (Tv Show)

Actor

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

Crooner (Actor)

Take Five 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Allnighter 1987 (Movie)

Bellhop (Actor)

Stranger Than Fiction (TV Show)

Actor

Student Exchange (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (6)

American Crude 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hold on to Me 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Little Children 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

In the Bedroom 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Broken Vessels 1999 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Open Window (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (4)

Little Children 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

In the Bedroom 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Nonnie and Alex 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Carnivàle (Tv Show)

Director
Writer (2)

Little Children 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In the Bedroom 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

Gross Anatomy 1989 (Movie)

("David's Theme") (Song)

Biography

After becoming an actor capable of delivering quality performances in mainstream and independent fare, multi-talented Todd Field segued into the director's chair to helm Oscar-baiting pictures that propelled the little-known actor into a critically acclaimed filmmaker. Field made his feature debut in Woody Allen's "Radio Days" (1987), after which he struggled to find his footing with a failed sitcom and a starring role in one of Roger Corman's lesser esteemed B-movies. He finally received his onscreen due with a well-reviewed performance in Victor Nunez's "Ruby in Paradise" (1993), only to step away from acting to earn his master's in film from the American Film Institute, where he made several festival-screened shorts. Field returned to acting with projects large and small, logging roles in the indie crime drama "Farmer & Chase" (1995) and the visual effects blockbuster "Twister" (1996). Following a busy year that saw him in "The Haunting" (1999) and "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999), Field made a huge splash with his debut feature as a director, helming the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning drama, "In the Bedroom" (2001). Taking a step back from acting, he moved on to his next film, "Little Children" (2006), a well-written and superbly acted film that further cemented Field as one of the more literate and engaging filmmakers working in Hollywood.

Relationships

Serena Field

Wife

Alida Field

Daughter
born on December 7, 1987 had small role in "In the Bedroom"

Henry Field

Son
born on June 25, 1993 played Nick Stahl's character as a child in "In the Bedroom"

Bo Goldman

Father-In-Law
won Oscars for "Melvin and Howard" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

EDUCATION

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California 1994

AFI Conservatory

1992

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1992 - 1995
Graduated 1995

Milestones

2006

Directed Kate Winslet in "Little Children" a film based on the novel by Tom Perrotta; also co-scripted with Tom Perrotta; received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay

2002

Landed a two-year, first-look deal with DreamWorks.

2001

Had co-starring role in the film "New Port South"

2001

Feature directorial debut, "In the Bedroom"; also co-scripted and was one of the producers; premiered at Sundance

1999

Returned to series TV in the ensemble of "Once and Again" (ABC)

1999

Portrayed musician friend who informs Tom Cruise of an exclusive costume party in Kubrick's last feature "Eyes Wide Shut"

1999

Reteamed with De Bont for the spooky "The Haunting"; briefly seen as the man who accompanies Liam Neeson's assistant to twon for medical treatment

1998

Starred as a drug abusing paramedic in "Broken Vessels"; also co-produced and contributed to the soundtrack

1996

Played the affable Frank, the sensitive jewelry maker engaged to Anne Heche's Laura in Nicole Holocener's debut feature "Walking and Talking"

1996

First film with director Jan De Bont, "Twister"

1995

Portrayed Bob Younger in "Frank and Jesse", an HBO movie detailing the exploits of Jesse James and his fellow post-Civil War outlaws; used a real gun from the era, a Colt owned by his father, which the elder Field shipped to him

1994

Directed short film "Nonnie and Alex", which earned an honorable mention at Sundance

1993

Breakthrough screen role as the literate nursery owner in Victor Nunez's "Ruby in Paradise"; nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Supporting Actor; role attracted attention of Stanley Kubrick when casting "Eyes Wide Shut"

1991

Appeared in unsuccessful pilot, "Lookwell" (NBC)

1989

First feature co-starring role, "Gross Anatomy"; also wrote song for soundtrack; first collaboration with Matthew Modine

1987

Film debut, Woody Allen's "Radio Days"

1987

TV series debut, the short-lived sitcom "Take Five" (CBS)

1987

Made TV-movie debut in "Student Exchange" (ABC)

1986

TV acting debut as guest on ABC sitcom "Head of the Class"

Formed Mercury Film with Modine

Raised in Portland, Oregon

Bonus Trivia

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About working with Stanley Kubrick on "Eyes Wide Shut": "For all his technical prowess, for all the gear and gadgets, he understood actors in extraordinary ways. We would sit down and dissect the work. He wasn't afraid of actors. He almost demanded that actors bring something to the table. Everyone's thoughts and opinions were not only encouraged but listened to and explored. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. By the end of rehearsals, it was like being in a play. The work had a certain grace and sophistication. I'll never forget working with him." --Todd Field to Bernard Weintraub in The New York Times, May 7, 1999.

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On his new life as a resident of Owl's Head, Maine: "My neighbors are fishermen. I feel like a satyr among the monks. In L.A., you walk down the street and bump into O.J. In Maine, you walk down the street and bump into Andrew Wyeth. A little different feeling." --Field quoted in Time Out New York, May 13-20, 1999.

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"I know that you have to be an egotistical, self-centered, compulsive megalomaniac, but I think that comes with the territory. Emerson said it best. He said if you take out the ego you destory the art. I think that's very true." --Todd Field on directing, quoted in Buzz, September 1994.

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"I think it's difficult to know why you do certain things as a writer or as a filmmaker. If something interests you, it's often because you don't really know why it interests you." --Todd Field quoted in Filmmaker, Fall 2001.

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"If something is affecting me in a way I can't turn my back on — well, I'm not that unique, so someone else will be affected in the same way," says Field. "I'm addicted to that, and I trust it, and it's been really good to me."---Field to The Los Angeles Times, January 21, 2007.

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