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|Alma mater||Harvard University (1968)|
|Occupation||Television and film director|
|Known for||River's Edge , Carnivàle , Mad Men , Twin Peaks|
|Parent(s)||Ian McLellan Hunter|
Tim Hunter (born June 15, 1947 in Los Angeles, California) is an American television and film director. Since the late 1980s he has mostly worked on television, directing episodes for dozens of televisions series including Breaking Bad , Carnivàle , Chicago Hope , Crossing Jordan , Deadwood ,Falcon Crest , Homicide: Life on the Street , House , Law & Order , Lie to Me , Mad Men , Twin Peaks , Glee , Revenge , Pretty Little Liars and American Horror Story . During the early to mid-1980s, Hunter directed several feature films, including 1986's River's Edge , which won that year's award for Best Picture at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Janet Maslin made the following comments about Hunter's work on the films River's Edge and Tex :
As he demonstrated in Tex, Mr. Hunter has an extraordinarily clear understanding of teen-age characters, especially those who must find their own paths without much parental supervision. But the S. E. Hinton story for that film is a great deal more innocent than this one, and a lot more easily understood. While Mr. Hunter retains his ear for adolescent dialogue (the screenplay is by Neal Jimenez) and his eye for the aimless, restless behavior of these characters, neither he nor we can easily make the necessary leap to understand their casualness about Samson's crime. That Mr. Hunter is brave enough to avoid easy moralizing and easy explanations finally makes his film harder to fathom.
Hunter was born in Los Angeles, the son of British screenwriter Ian McLellan Hunter. He attended Harvard University, graduating in 1968.
In 1993, he refused to cede his late father's Academy Award for the 1953 screenplay to Roman Holiday . Hunter's father had received credit for writing Roman Holiday following an arrangement with the true writer, Dalton Trumbo, who was prevented from selling his work due to the Hollywood blacklist. Subsequently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave Trumbo's widow a compensatory award.
|1979||Over the Edge||Writer|
|1982||Tex||Director and writer|
|1989||Paint It Black||Director|
|1991||Lies of the Twins||Director|
|1993||The Saint of Fort Washington||Director|
|The People Next Door||Director|
|1998||Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples||Director, segment "Aart and Johtje Vos"|
|Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families||Director, segment "Malka Csizmadia"|
|2001||Anatomy of a Hate Crime||Director|
|2002||Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story||Director|
|2006||The Far Side of Jericho||Director|
|2007||Kings of South Beach||Director|
|2020||Smiley Face Killers||Director|
|1988-1990||Falcon Crest||Director, 2 episodes|
|1990||Beverly Hills, 90210||Director, episode "Class of Beverly Hills"|
|1990-1991||Twin Peaks||Director, 3 episodes|
|1991||Eerie, Indiana||Director, 2 episodes|
|1991-1993||Dark Justice||Director, 2 episodes|
|1993||Bakersfield P.D.||Director, episode "There Goes the Neighborhood"|
|1994||Chicago Hope||Director, episode "You Gotta Have Heart"|
|1994-1995||Homicide: Life on the Street||Director, 4 episodes|
|1995||Central Park West||Director, episode "Days of Thunder"|
|Fallen Angels||Director, episode "Fly Paper"|
|1997||Moloney||Director, episode "Misconduct"|
|1998||Michael Hayes||Director, episode "Vaughn Mower"|
|Sins of the City||Director, episode "Honor Among Thieves"|
|Four Corners||Director, 2 episodes|
|2000||Profiler||Director, episode "Clean Sweep"|
|Soul Food||Director, episode "Claiming"|
|2001||Dead Last||Director, episode "To Serve, with Love"|
|2003||Out of Order||Director, 5 episodes|
|2003-2005||Crossing Jordan||Director, 2 episodes|
|Carnivàle||Director, 2 episodes|
|2004||The 4400||Director, episode "White Light"|
|CSI: NY||Director, episode "Creatures of the Night"|
|2004-2006||Cold Case||Director, 3 episodes|
|2005||House||Director, episode "Mob Rules"|
|Line of Fire||Director, episode "Born to Run"|
|2006||South Beach||Director, episode "Who Do You Trust"|
|Deadwood||Director, episode "A Rich Find"|
|2006-2008||Law & Order||Director, 2 episodes|
|2007-2008||Mad Men||Director, 6 episodes|
|2008||Breaking Bad||Director, episode "A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal"|
|Army Wives||Director, episode "Duplicity"|
|Sons of Anarchy||Director, episode "Giving Back"|
|Brotherhood||Director, episode "All the Interim is like a Phantasma..."|
|2008-2009||Dexter||Director, 2 episodes|
|2009||Lie to Me||Director, episode "Love Always"|
|2009-2010||Nip/Tuck||Director, 3 episodes|
|2010||Saving Grace||Director, episode "Let’s Talk"|
|The Glades||Director, episode "The Girlfriend Experience"|
|Caprica||Director, episode "Things We Lock Away"|
|Outlaw||Director, episode "In Re: Kelvin Jones"|
|2011||Glee||Director, episode "Rumours"|
|American Horror Story||Director, episode "Open House"|
|2011-2012||Revenge||Director, 2 episodes|
|2011-2013||Necessary Roughness||Director, 3 episodes|
|2012||Breakout Kings||Director, episode "Round Two"|
|Pretty Little Liars||Director, episode "This is a Dark Ride"|
|2013||Cult||Director, episode "The Kiss"|
|2013-2014||Hannibal||Director, 4 episodes|
|2014||Intelligence||Director, episode "The Grey Hat"|
|The Lottery||Director, episode "Genie"|
|Gotham||Director, episode "Viper"|
|2015||Powers||Director, episode "Aha Shake Heartbreak"|
|The Messengers||Director, episode "Why We Fight"|
|Scream||Director, 2 episodes|
|Wayward Pines||Director, 2 episodes|
|Blood & Oil||Director, episode "The Art of the Deal"|
|2016||The Blacklist||Director, episode "Lady Ambrosia"|
|Underground||Director, 2 episodes|
|Frequency||Director, episode "Break, Break, Break"|
|2016-2018||Bosch||Director, 2 episodes|
|2017||Hand of God||Director, episode "When You Pull the Trigger"|
|2018||Riverdale||Director, episode "Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle"|
|2020||neXt||Director, episodes "file #3"/"file #6"|
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1985:..."Style and Development of Film Narrative," two-week film production workshop taught by Peter Ivers Visiting Artist Tim Hunter ’68 (Nov.).