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Gavin Hood

Gavin Hood
  • Career: Actor Director
  • Top celebrities: 4306
  • BirthDate: 1963, 12 of May , Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Spouse: Janine Eser (? - ?)
  • Zodiac sign: Taurus
  • Facts of life

    Gavin Hood, born on 12 May 1963 in Johannesburg, South Africa is a Film director, screenwriter, as well as an actor. Hood started off as a director when he was commissioned by the SA health department to make a number of short educational dramas. From directing dramas, he moved to films and he directed his first: the storekeeper in 1998.

    Since the film was short, it was not a big hit. This propelled Hood to start directing feature films and in 1999, he directed his first: a reasonable man. By accident, Hood directed another feature film in 2001, which was shot in the wilderness. Hood got the role as director when the actual director fell ill just days before shooting began. In addition to that, feature, Hood has also done many other movies such as Tsotsi (2005) and Rendition (2007). He has also received recognition for his work such as the2000 recognition where he was named by the Variety magazine as one of the “Ten directors to watch.”

  • Awards: Won Audience Award - 2005 for "Best Feature Film for:Tsotsi (2005). Tied with C.R.A.Z.Y. - Verrücktes Leben (2005)."
    Won Grand Prize of the City of Portimão - 1999 for "for:The Storekeeper (1998)."
    Won All African Film Award - 2000 for "Best Actor for:A Reasonable Man (1999). Tied with Bassem Samra for El Medina - Die Stadt (1999)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 2006 for "Best Film not in the English Language for:Tsotsi (2005). Shared with: Peter Fudakowski"
    Nominated Golden Kinnaree Award - 2006 for "Best Film for:Tsotsi (2005)."
    Won Best of the Fest - 2002 for "for:W pustyni i w puszczy (2001)."
    Won Silver Hugo - 1998 for "Best Narrative Short Film - 15 minutes and Over for:The Storekeeper (1998)(short film)."
    Won Audience Favorite Choice Award - Honorable Mention - 2000 for "Narrative Feature for:A Reasonable Man (1999)."
    Nominated David - 2006 for "Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) for:Tsotsi (2005)."
    Won People's Choice Award - 2005 for "for:Tsotsi (2005)."
    Won Audience Award - 2005 for "for:Tsotsi (2005)."
    Nominated Screen International Award - 2005 for "for:Tsotsi (2005). UK/South Africa."
    Won Bronze Gryphon - 2001 for "Free to Fly Section for:W pustyni i w puszczy (2001). To all films in the Free to Fly section."
    Won Award of Ecumenical Jury - 1999 for "for:A Reasonable Man (1999)."
    Won Grand Prix - 1998 for "for:The Storekeeper (1998)."
    Won Mill Valley Film Festival Award - 2007 for "Best Narrative Feature for:Machtlos (2007)."
    Won Coup de Coeur - 2006 for "for:Tsotsi (2005)."
    Won SIGNIS Award - 2007 for "for:Tsotsi (2005)."
    Nominated Robert - 2007 for "Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film) for:Tsotsi (2005)."
    Won Audience Choice Award - 2005 for "for:Tsotsi (2005)."
    Won Human Values Award - 2005 for "for:Tsotsi (2005)."
    Won People's Choice Award - 2005 for "for:Tsotsi (2005)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 530
  • Films with Gavin Hood: Stargate SG-1 - 2004
    King Solomon's Mines - 2004
    In Enemy Hands - 2004
    Beings - 2002
    Traitor's Heart - 1999
    Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target - 1999
    A Reasonable Man - 1999
    Operation Delta Force 2: Mayday - 1998
    Rhodes - 1996
    Human Timebomb - 1996
    Kickboxer 5 - 1995
    Project Shadowchaser II - 1994
    The Sheltering Desert - 1992
    Curse III: Blood Sacrifice - 1991
    American Kickboxer - 1991
    The Game - 1989
    Breakout Kings - 2011
    The Storekeeper - 1998
    Ender's Game - 2013
    Tough Trade - 2010
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine - 2009
    Rendition - 2007
    Tsotsi - 2005
    W pustyni i w puszczy - 2002
    In Desert and Wilderness - 2001
    Breakout Kings - 2012
    52 Regent East - 1993
    Intersections: The Making of 'Rendition' - 2008
    Secret's Out - 2007
    History in Focus - 2007
    HBO First Look - 2007
    Film '72 - 2006
    The 78th Annual Academy Awards - 2006
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