Catherine Hardwicke Overview

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Born: October 21, 1955

Catherine Hardwicke grew up in the Texas border town of McAllen. She studied art in Mexico, then received a degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. She began her career by designing a solar townhouse complex, but soon decided that film was her true calling. She moved to California to study at UCLA's Film School, where she made her first short film. It was a combination of animation and live action that won a Nissan Focus Award. From there, she went on to work as a... See All


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