January 13, 1950 |
||Film director, Television director
John McNaughton (born January 13, 1950) is an American film and television director, originally from Chicago, Illinois.
His first feature film, made in 1986, was Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, a film McNaughton directed, co-wrote, and co-produced. Numerous complications plagued the controversial film, delaying its theatrical release until 1989. The film made Time magazine's and Roger Ebert's ten best lists and won best picture honors at Fantasporto, Sitges Film Festival and the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film.
His other works include the films Mad Dog and Glory and Wild Things, the documentary Condo Painting as well as episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street, John From Cincinnati, Masters of Horror and the pilot episode for Push, Nevada.
McNaughton studied fine arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in television production and a minor in photography.