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Born: May 12, 1963

Growing up in a theatrical family, Gavin Hood's first career choice was to study film. However, living in South Africa, he decided it wasn't an option for him, so he graduated with a law degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. While practising law, he came across a fascinating criminal law case and realized he needed to turn the story into a film. Cast in the television series The Game in 1989, Hood decided to leave law behind. In 1991 he went to Los Angeles to study... See All

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