The Info List - Stephen Gyllenhaal

Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal (/ˈdʒɪlənhɑːl/; born October 4, 1949) is an American film director and poet. He is the father of actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal.


1 Personal life 2 Career 3 Selected filmography 4 References 5 External links

Personal life[edit] Gyllenhaal was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Virginia Lowrie (née Childs) and Hugh Anders Gyllenhaal. He is of Swedish and English descent; through his father, he is a member of the Gyllenhaal family, and a descendant of the cavalry officer Nils Gunnesson Haal, who was ennobled in 1652 when Queen Christina of Sweden conferred upon him the crest and family name, "Gyllenhaal."[1][2] Stephen grew up in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia
in a close-knit Swedenborgian family and graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1972, with a degree in English. His mentor at Trinity was the poet Hugh Ogden. He was married to screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal for 32 years, from 1977 until their divorce was finalized in 2009.[3] From that marriage, he is the father of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal
and actor Jake Gyllenhaal. He is also the brother of Anders Gyllenhaal,[4] executive editor of the Miami Herald. In July 2011 he married Kathleen Man, a filmmaker and professor who was a co-producer on Gyllenhaal's 2012 film Grassroots.[5] Gyllenhaal and Man welcomed son Luke in 2014, after two previous miscarriages.[6][7] Career[edit] Gyllenhaal directed the film version of the Pete Dexter novel Paris Trout, which was nominated for five Emmy Awards
Emmy Awards
and won him a DGA Award. In 1990 Gyllenhaal directed Family of Spies, which was nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy. In addition, he directed an episode of the ABC television series Twin Peaks. He directed the 2001 TNT television pilot The Warden, based on Lynda La Plante's series The Governor. It is about a dynamic and ambitious woman (Ally Sheedy) who is brought in as the young warden of an all-male maximum security prison. Gyllenhaal has also directed several episodes of the CBS series Numb3rs, The Mentalist, Hawthorne, Army Wives and Blue Bloods. In 2011 Gyllenhaal directed Girl Fight
Girl Fight
which starred Anne Heche
Anne Heche
and earned Gyllenhaal a DGA Nomination for outstanding directorial achievement in movies for television.[8] He is also a poet, who has been published in literary journals such as Prairie Schooner and Nimrod. His first collection of poetry, Claptrap: Notes from Hollywood,[9] was published in June 2006 by Cantara Christopher's New York-based literary small press, Cantarabooks.[10] In 2013, Gyllenhaal directed a backdoor pilot originally titled Sworn to Silence that aired as the Lifetime TV movie An Amish
Murder. It stars Neve Campbell
Neve Campbell
as a local police detective who must solve a murder case that involves the Amish
Community she was shunned from years ago.[11] Gyllenhaal is also in post-production on a documentary about dream interpretation titled Exquisite Continent.[12] Selected filmography[edit]

Title Year Notes

Exit 10 1979

Certain Fury 1985

A Killing in a Small Town 1990 TV Film Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Family of Spies 1990 TV

Paris Trout 1991

Waterland 1992

A Dangerous Woman 1993

Losing Isaiah 1995

Homegrown 1998

Resurrection 1999 TV

The Warden of Red Rock 2001 TV

Living with the Dead 2002 TV

Time Bomb 2006 TV

Manchild 2007 TV

The Mentalist 2010 TV

Girl Fight 2011 TV

NYC 22 2012 TV

Grassroots 2012

An Amish
Murder 2013 TV

Rectify 2014 TV

So B. It 2016


^ The Gyllenhaal Family Tree Project ^ Stated on Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., PBS, April 22, 2012. ^ "Maggie and Jake Now Children of Divorce". TMZ.com. October 16, 2008. Retrieved July 30, 2017.  ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes". Pulitzer.org. May 6, 2009. Archived from the original on August 13, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2010.  ^ "Beach wedding for Gyllenhaals". The Daily Mail. July 25, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2017.  ^ Jamie Wells (October 25, 2016). "Kathleen Gyllenhaal: Health meets Hollywood Q&A American Council on Science and Health". www.acsh.org. Retrieved February 26, 2017.  ^ Gyllenhaal, Kathleen Man (August 2, 2016). "Pregnant? Stressed? Science Says Talk
to Your Baby". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 30, 2017.  ^ "64th Annual DGA Awards Television Nominees Announced – 64th Annual DGA Awards Television Nominees Announced". Dga.org. Retrieved July 30, 2017.  ^ "Claptrap". AuthorsBookshop.com. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved July 30, 2017.  ^ "A Literary Press". Cantarabooks. Retrieved July 30, 2017.  ^ "Lifetime Greenlights Movie-Backdoor Pilot 'Sworn To Silence' Starring Neve Campbell
Neve Campbell
– Ratings TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. December 7, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2017.  ^ "An Exquisite Continent". Exquisitecontinent.com. Archived from the original on May 27, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Official website Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stephen Gyllenhaal
on IMDb The Gyllenhaal name Genealogy of the Gyllenhaal family

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Films directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal

Certain Fury
Certain Fury
(1985) A Killing in a Small Town
A Killing in a Small Town
(1990) Paris Trout (1991) Waterland (1992) A Dangerous Woman (1993) Losing Isaiah
Losing Isaiah
(1995) Homegrown (1998) The Patron Saint of Liars (1998) Living with the Dead (2002) Time Bomb (2006) Girl Fight
Girl Fight
(2011) Grassroots (2012) So B. It (2016)

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Directors Guild of America Award
Directors Guild of America Award
for Outstanding Directing – Miniseries or TV Film


Buzz Kulik for Brian's Song
Brian's Song
(1971) Lamont Johnson for That Certain Summer
That Certain Summer
(1972) Joseph Sargent
Joseph Sargent
for The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973) John Korty for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) Sam O'Steen
Sam O'Steen
for Queen of the Stardust Ballroom
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom
(1975) Marvin J. Chomsky for Inside the Third Reich (1982) Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick
for Special Bulletin
Special Bulletin
(1983) Daniel Petrie
Daniel Petrie
for The Dollmaker (1984) John Erman for An Early Frost (1985) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
for Nobody's Child (1986) Jud Taylor for Foxfire (1987) Lamont Johnson for Lincoln (1988) Dan Curtis for War and Remembrance: "Parts VIII-XII: The Final Chapter" (1989) Roger Young for Murder in Mississippi
Murder in Mississippi
(1990) Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stephen Gyllenhaal
for Paris Trout (1991) Ron Lagomarsino for Picket Fences: "Pilot" (1992) Michael Ritchie for The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993) Rod Holcomb for ER: "Pilot" (1994) Mick Jackson for Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995) Betty Thomas
Betty Thomas
for The Late Shift (1996) John Herzfeld for Don King: Only in America (1997) Michael Cristofer
Michael Cristofer
for Gia
(1998) Mick Jackson for Tuesdays with Morrie (1999) Jeff Bleckner for The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000)


Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
for Conspiracy (2001) Mick Jackson for Live from Baghdad (2002) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
for Angels in America (2003) Joseph Sargent
Joseph Sargent
for Something the Lord Made (2004) George C. Wolfe
George C. Wolfe
for Lackawanna Blues (2005) Walter Hill for Broken Trail
Broken Trail
(2006) Yves Simoneau for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) Jay Roach
Jay Roach
for Recount (2008) Ross Katz
Ross Katz
for Taking Chance
Taking Chance
(2009) Mick Jackson for Temple Grandin (2010) Jon Cassar
Jon Cassar
for The Kennedys (2011) Jay Roach
Jay Roach
for Game Change (2012) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
for Behind the Candelabra
Behind the Candelabra
(2013) Lisa Cholodenko for Olive Kitteridge (2014) Dee Rees
Dee Rees
for Bessie (2015) Steven Zaillian for The Night Of: "The Beach" (2016) Jean-Marc Vallée
Jean-Marc Vallée
for Big Little Lies (2017)

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