Burnett, Charles

Burnett, Charles

(1944–  ) film scriptwriter/director; born in Mississippi. Raised in Los Angeles, he attended the film school at the University of California: Los Angeles, where his thesis project, Killer of Sheep (1977), received acclaim within the film community and launched his career as a leading African-American independent filmmaker. Often working at odd jobs to support his family, he continued to make critically acclaimed films and he received numerous grants, including a MacArthur Foundation "genius" fellowship; but To Sleep With Anger (1990) was his first film to get wider circulation.
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A platoon of stars--Carol Burnett, Charles Durning, Betty White, and Carol Lawrence, for starters--gave the kick and spin of an honest-to-goodness Hollywood premiere to the seventh annual American Choreography Awards (ACA) ceremony, held October 14, 2001, at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles.
Alumni include such notables as Jack Black, Carol Burnett, Charles Burnett, Francis Ford Coppola, Susan Egan, Moctesuma Esparza, Mariska Hargitay, Catherine Hardwicke, Todd Holland, Judy Kaye, Gregory Nava, Alexander Payne, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Rob Reiner, Tim Robbins, Eric Roth, Tom Schumacher, Paul Schrader, Brad Silberling, Gore Verbinski and Audrey Wells.