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Also Known As: Tim Hutton, Timothy Tarquin Hutton Died:
Born: August 16, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Malibu, California, USA Profession: actor, director, screenwriter

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Actor Timothy Hutton was only 19 years old when he earned an Academy Award for his very first feature film, Robert Redford's flinchingly resonant family drama "Ordinary People" (1980). His acclaimed performance set the stage for a string of follow-up dramas, where he lent a furrowed brow to intelligent and driven young adults whose idealism often led them to dark territory. However, after captivating performances in films like "Taps" (1981) and "The Falcon and the Snowman" (1984), Hutton failed to turn his brooding sensitivity into a steady career, and he compiled an eclectic film and television resume that validated him as a visceral performer but frequently failed to live up to the newcomer's initial box-office expectations. The actor began to regain a respected place in Hollywood in the new millennium, anchoring a number of decent cable drama series (as actor and director) and filling his schedule with interesting, character driven independent films and the occasional supporting role in select, smarter big budget dramas.

Actor Timothy Hutton was only 19 years old when he earned an Academy Award for his very first feature film, Robert Redford's flinchingly resonant family drama "Ordinary People" (1980). His acclaimed performance set the stage for a string of follow-up dramas, where he lent a furrowed brow to intelligent and driven young adults whose idealism often led them to dark territory. However, after captivating performances in films like "Taps" (1981) and "The Falcon and the Snowman" (1984), Hutton failed to turn his brooding sensitivity into a steady career, and he compiled an eclectic film and television resume that validated him as a visceral performer but frequently failed to live up to the newcomer's initial box-office expectations. The actor began to regain a respected place in Hollywood in the new millennium, anchoring a number of decent cable drama series (as actor and director) and filling his schedule with interesting, character driven independent films and the occasional supporting role in select, smarter big budget dramas.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Digging to China (1997) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 After the Fall (2013)
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 Turning Green (2009)
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 Broken Hill (2009)
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 Lymelife (2008)
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Milestones close milestones

1965:
First role on screen was a bit part as five-year-old child in "Never Too Late"; film starred his father Jim Hutton
1976:
Moved to Los Angeles to live with father at age 16
1978:
Made TV acting debut in the NBC movie, "Zuma Beach"
1979:
Played Carol Burnett's son in the ABC movie, "Friendly Fire"
1980:
Had breakthrough role in Robert Redford's directorial debut, "Ordinary People"
1981:
Played the lead role in "Taps"; first on-screen collaboration with Sean Penn
1983:
Cast in the title role in Sidney Lumet's "Daniel"
1984:
Made his New York stage debut in "Orpheus Descending"
1984:
Directed the music video "Drive" for the band The Cars
1985:
Re-teamed with Sean Penn in John Schlesinger's "The Falcon and the Snowman"
1986:
Directed "Grandpa's Ghost," an episode of "Amazing Stories" (NBC)
1987:
Only film with then-wife Debra Winger, Alan Rudolph's "Made in Heaven"
1988:
Had a supporting role, opposite Dennis Quaid and Jessica Lange, in Taylor Hackford's "Everybody's All-American"
1990:
Re-teamed with director Sidney Lumet for "Q&A"
1990:
Made his Broadway debut, succeeding Alec Baldwin, playing the male lead in "Prelude to a Kiss"
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Formed the production company Tarquin Enterprises
1993:
Offered an effective dual performance in George A. Romero's film adaptation of "The Dark Half"
1993:
Portrayed F. Scott Fitzgerald in the TNT biopic, "Zelda," with Natasha Richardson playing the title role
1995:
Cast as Meg Ryan's fiance in Lawrence Kasdan's "French Kiss"
1996:
Had featured role in the film adaptation of Jon Robin Baitz's play, "The Substance of Fire"
1996:
Played Willie Conway, a man who returns to his hometown for his high-school reunion, in Ted Demme's "Beautiful Girls"
1996:
Debuted as an executive producer with the Showtime movie, "Mr. and Mrs. Loving"; also co-starred opposite Lela Rochon
1997:
Portrayed a gangster in "Playing God"; also performed song "Delilah" for the film
1998:
Made feature directorial debut with "Digging to China"
1998:
Played the title role in the Showtime biopic, "Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within"
1999:
Co-starred with John Travolta in the murder mystery, "The General's Daughter"
2000:
Co-starred as a presidential advisor in "Deterrence"
2000:
Cast as Archie Goodwin, assistant to Nero Wolfe, in the A&E movie, "Golden Spiders"
2001:
Reprised role of Archie Goodwin in the subsequent A&E series, "Nero Wolfe"; also wrote and directed episodes
2002:
Acted in John Sayles' "Sunshine State"
2004:
Co-starred with Johnny Depp in the thriller, "The Secret Window"
2004:
Portrayed researcher Paul Gebhard, opposite Liam Neeson as Kinsey, in Bill Condon's "Kinsey"
2006:
Cast as one half of a wealthy couple who's son goes missing in the short-lived NBC drama, "Kidnapped"
2006:
Had a small part in Robert De Niro's long-anticipated, "The Good Shepherd"
2007:
Portrayed Tilda Swinton's husband in the indie movie, "Stephanie Daley"
2008:
Cast in the TNT series, "Leverage," as Nathan Ford, an insurance investigator who becomes a modern-day Robin Hood
2009:
Played one of the men interviewed in "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men"; written and directed by John Krasinski
2010:
Played Pierce Brosnan's American Lawyer in Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer"
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Education

Fairfax High School: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

Hutton is the youngest performer to win an Oscar in the in the Best Supporting Actor category. He was 20 when he pciked up the statuette for "Ordinary People"

In an April 24, 1993 radio interview on WBAI-FM in NYC, George A. Romero (writer-director of "The Dark Half") stated that while any number of actors could play George Stark, the murderous alter-ego, Hutton was one of very few actors who could convincingly play a writer.

About following his own gut in career choices: "I was 18, I did a couple of things on TV, then I did 'Ordinary People', and when you are fortunate enough to be in a movie like that, working with Robert Redford as the director, and the movie is as well-received as it was, it would be ludicrous to have a master plan for a career . . . So next, I was in Wayne, PA, doing 'Taps'. And then I was back in New York working with Sidney Lumet, doing an ensemble movie called 'Daniel'. And I turned down a starring role in 'Risky Business', even though all my agents and manager said I was crazy. But I looked at it and asked myself, what was the experience going to be like? What will I learn? And looking back at myself at 23, being able to work with Sidney Lumet and E L Doctorow, I have absolutely no regrets. I learned stuff that will stay with me forever." --Timothy Hutton in Daily News, September 13, 1998

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Elizabeth McGovern. Actor. Acted with him in "Ordinary People" (1980).
wife:
Debra Winger. Actor. Married in March 1986; divorced.
companion:
Mary-Louise Parker. Actor. Co-starred with Hutton on Broadway in "Prelude to a Kiss" (1990) and off-Broadway in "Babylon Gardens" (1991); together from c. 1990-92.
companion:
Uma Thurman. Actor. Together from c. February 1995 until 1996.
companion:
Angelina Jolie. Actor. Dated in 1998 and 1999; co-starred together in "Playing God".
wife:
Aurore Giscard d'Estaing. Children's book author. Married on January 21, 2000; niece of former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Jim Hutton. Actor. Died in 1979 at age 45.
mother:
Maryline Adams. Publisher. Running a small publishing company as of 1996.
sister:
Heidi Hutton. Born in September 1959.
son:
Emmanuel Noah Hutton. Born on April 29, 1987; mother, Debra Winger.
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