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Birth Place: Massachusetts, USA Profession: director, screenwriter, director of photography, editor

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The grandson of noted animators Alexandre Alexeieff and Claire Parker, Rockwell began making short films as a teenager growing up in a suburb of Boston, MA. Eschewing college, he moved to Paris to work with his grandfather and eventually studied filmmaking at the Cinemateque Francais.

The grandson of noted animators Alexandre Alexeieff and Claire Parker, Rockwell began making short films as a teenager growing up in a suburb of Boston, MA. Eschewing college, he moved to Paris to work with his grandfather and eventually studied filmmaking at the Cinemateque Francais.

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DIRECTOR:

2.
  Louis and Frank (1997) Director
3.
  Four Rooms (1995) Director ("The Wrong Man")
4.
  Somebody to Love (1994) Director
5.
  In the Soup (1992) Director
6.
  Sons (1989) Director
7.
  Hero (1983) Director
8.
  Lenz (1981) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Caro Diario (Dear Diary) (1994) Himself ("On My Vespa")
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Raised in the Boston, MA, area
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Began making short films as a teenager
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After high school, moved to Paris to work with his grandfather noted animator, Alexandre Alexeieff
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Studied filmmaking in Paris
1979:
Had two one-man shows of his short films in Boston and NYC
1981:
Made feature directing debut with "Lenz"
1983:
Second film "Hero" won a Special Jury Prize at US Film Festival (Sundance)
1989:
Directed third feature "Sons"
1992:
Won Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival for "In the Soup"
1993:
Appeared as himself (with wife Jennifer Beals) in segment of Nanni Moretti's "Caro diario/Dear Diary"
1995:
Directed segment of anthology film "Four Rooms"
1998:
Wrote, produced and directed "Louis and Frank"
2002:
"13 Moons" selected to open the Slamdance Film Festival
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Education

Cambridge University: Weston , Massachusetts -
Cinematheque Francais: -

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wife:
Jennifer Beals. Actor. Married 1986; divorced 1996.

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grandfather:
Alexandre Alexeieff. Animator. Born 1901 in Russia, died 1982.
grandmother:
Claire Parker. Animator. Married Alexeieff in 1941; born 1907 in Boston; died in 1980.

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