(Director, Screenplay), one of
Hollywood's busiest directors, embraces the opportunity to bring
challenging material and unconventional characters to the screen.
Stockwell directed Kirsten Dunst as an emotionally troubled teen in
the critically acclaimed crazy/beautiful.
He first captured
Hollywood's attention with his 1997 HBO docu-drama Breast Men, starring
David Schwimmer, Chris Cooper, Emily Procter and Louise Fletcher. Stockwell
wrote the script based on a true story about the rise and fall of two Texas
doctors, who invented silicone breast implants. He wrote and directed HBO's
critically acclaimed Cheaters, the true story of a Chicago high school
English teacher who persuaded his students to cheat in the 1995 Illinois
Academic Decathlon. The film stars Jeff Daniels, Paul Sorvino and Jena Malone
and was nominated for an Emmy┬«.
Stockwell spent months
immersing himself in the heavy metal culture to write Stephen Herek's feature
film Rock Star. He is currently writing, with an eye to directing, the
thriller I Would Die For You, about a young man struggling with
commitment and monogamy whose fatal misstep comes back to haunt him.
style stems in part from his early career as an actor. After receiving an
undergraduate degree at Harvard, he entered New York University's filmmaking
program. As an actor his credits include: Losin' It, Christine, Top Gun,
North and South and Billionaire Boys Club.
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