More Tony Kaye Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Tony Kaye, an internationally acclaimed commercial director and artist, makes his feature film directorial debut with American History X.
In 1995, Kaye was listed in The A-Team for the world's hottest commercials directors by Adweek magazine. Kaye's innovative commercials for clients such as the 1996 Olympic Games, Volkswagen, Dunlop Tires, British Rail, Volvo, Barclays and Nike have won him countless awards for direction, cinematography and editing.
Attracted to American History X because of the relevant social issues the film addresses, Kaye has put his talent toward other thought-provoking societal concerns, such as Greenpeace, Drug-Free America, Romanian orphans, and a documentary he has been making for the last four years that explores the abortion debate in the United States. Kaye has been traveling the country shooting a cross-section of Americans with differing cultural, religious and political views, as well as leaders from both the pro-choice and pro-life sides
His Grammy-nominated Soul Asylum music video Runaway Train was cited as one of 1994's Top 5 music videos by Spin and won a Billboard Music Video Maximum Impact Award, the first-ever given.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema (01-Jan-2000)