He began his professional life as a banker and made his first short film, The Dead Father, in 1985. This was followed by his first feature, the cult hit, Tales From the Gimli Hospital, in 1988. Archangel was named Best Experimental Film of 1992 by the National Society of Film Critics. His feature, Twilight of the Ice Nymphs, starred Frank Gorshin and Shelley Duvall. He won an International Emmy in 2002 for his television ballet film, Dracula: Tales From a Virgin's Diary.
He also has directed numerous shorts including the much acclaimed The Heart of the World (2000), which was named best short film by the National Society of Film Critics. He was honored with a lifetime achievement award for his work at the 1995 Telluride Film Festival.
Guy Maddin Facts
|Birthday||February 28, 1956 (59)|
|Height||6' (1m83) How tall is Guy Maddin compared to you?|