Taylor Hackford -
2012 Honoree

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hackford now

Taylor, a former SBHS ASB president,  is celebrated as director and producer of the highly successful biopic “Ray” (2004), starring Jamie Foxx. He won a Grammy Award and two Academy Award nominations for his work on the film. He also directed and produced such hits as “An Officer and a Gentleman” (1982), “Against All Odds” (1984), “Dolores Claiborne” (1995) and “The Devil's Advocate” (1997). In 1978, Hackford won an Academy Award for his short film “Teenage Father”. He was honored with the Film Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Directing at the 2005 San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award at the 2007 Directors Guild of America. In July 2009, he was named the president of the Director's Guild. Hackford is married to Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren.






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