Allen Hughes Poster


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Overview (1)

Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Albert and Allen Hughes began making movies at age 12, but their formal film education began their freshman year of high school when Allen took a TV production class. They soon made a short film entitled How To Be A Burglar and people began to take notice. Their next work, Uncensored videos, was broadcast on cable, introducing them to a wider audience. After high school Albert began taking classes at LACC Film School: two shorts established the twins' reputation as innovative filmmakers and allowed them to direct Menace II Society (1993), which made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and grossed nearly 10 times as much as its $3 million budget. After following up with Dead Presidents (1995) they directed the feature-length documentary American Pimp (1999).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: alberto.farina@iol.it

Trivia (7)

Twin brother of Albert Hughes. Albert was born nine minutes earlier.
Had an altercation with Tupac Shakur for which Shakur was convicted of assault and battery.
Has a son from a previous relationship.
Dropped out of high school in the 11th grade to begin directing music videos.
Grew up in Pomona, California.
Born to an African-American father and Armenian-Iranian mother. The two divorced when the Hughes brothers were two years old. They were raised by their mother who bought them a video camera when they were 12.
Good friends with Vera Farmiga and her husband Renn Hawkey. In fact, Allen introduced the couple to each other.

Personal Quotes (1)

I think all filmmakers below the age of 45 should be banned from doing Criterion [special edition discs] and audio commentary.

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