Derek Howard

Derek Howard



Derek Howard is an American film director and producer best known for his work on the films "The Green Mile" and "The Shawshank Redemption." He is also known for his work on the television series "The Wire," "The Sopranos," and "Mad Men."

Born in New York City in 1965, Howard was raised in a family of filmmakers. His father, John Howard, was a cinematographer and his mother, Cynthia Howard, was a writer and producer. He attended film school at New York University and began his career in the early 1990s.

Howard's big break came in 1994 when he was hired to direct the feature film, "The Green Mile." Starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, the movie was a critical and commercial success, earning seven Academy Award nominations and grossing over $290 million.

In 1999, he helmed the highly acclaimed movie, "The Shawshank Redemption." Starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, the movie was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The movie would go on to become one of the most highly regarded films of all time.

In the early 2000s, Howard transitioned into television, directing episodes of "The Wire," "The Sopranos," and "Mad Men." He also directed the television movie, "Eve's Bayou," which earned him an Emmy nomination.

In 2006, Howard wrote and directed the feature film, "The Lookout," which was nominated for a Critics Choice Award. He continued to direct television episodes, including shows such as "True Blood," "Breaking Bad," and "Fargo."

In recent years, Howard has continued to work on both television and film projects. He has directed episodes of "Better Call Saul," "The Leftovers," and "The Good Wife." He has also directed the films "Lone Survivor" and "The Accountant."

Howard is widely regarded as one of the finest directors working in the industry today. He is lauded for his ability to bring out the best performances in actors, as well as his ability to craft compelling stories. His work is recognized for its visual style and the emotional depth of his characters.

Derek Howard is one of the most successful directors of his generation. His work is acclaimed for its emotional power and his ability to create a unique and powerful visual style. He has been nominated for multiple awards and has earned the respect of his peers and audiences alike.

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