DOB: February 24, 1964
Background: Field was born in Pomona, California, and raised in Portland, Oregon. He became interested in magic and music, eventually playing trombone alongside his friend, future Grammy-nominated trumpeter Chris Botti. He attended Southern Oregon State College on a music scholarship, but left after a year to pursue acting in New York.
Filmography: His notable credits as an actor include "Walking and Talking" (1996), "Twister" (1996), "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999), "The Haunting" (1999), and a regular role on the ABC drama "Once and Again" (1999-2001). After directing a number of short films he made his feature directing debut with "In the Bedroom" (2001), which was nominated for five Oscars. His followup, "Little Children" (2006), received three bids. His latest film is "Creed of Violence" (2012).
Best Picture nomination:
- "In the Bedroom" (2001); lost to "A Beautiful Mind"
Best Adapted Screenplay nominations:
- "Little Children" (2006); lost to William Monahan ("The Departed")
- "In the Bedroom" (2001); lost to Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind")
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