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Tom Ford

Biography

Prolific designer best as the top designer for the style brands YSL and Gucci. In 2008, he was offered the Menswear Developer of the entire year Award. He decreased out of NY University after 2 yrs to spotlight his imagine becoming an acting professional. In ’09 2009, he produced his directorial debut using the feature A Solitary Man. He adopted it up using the 2016 film Nocturnal Pets. He started dating Richard Buckley in 1986. The few got wedded in 2014. That they had a child through surrogacy in 2012. In ’09 2009, he aimed the episode film AN INDIVIDUAL Guy, starring Colin Firth.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tom Ford
Date Of Birth August 27, 1961
Died October 12, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Place Of Birth Austin, TX
Height 1.83 m
Profession Fashion Designer
Education New York University, Santa Fe Preparatory School, Parsons School of Design, Bard College at Simon's Rock, St. Michael's High School
Nationality American
Spouse Richard Buckley
Children Alexander John Buckley Ford
Parents Shirley Bunton, Tom Ford, Sr
Siblings Jennifer Ford
Awards Grand Jury Prize, CFDA Award for Menswear Designer of the Year, CFDA Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, Satellite Auteur Award, GLAAD Media Vito Russo Award, Bodil Award for Best American Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Golden Lion, Satellite Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Screenplay Award, Silver Lion for Best Director, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Venice Film Festival Green Drop Award, Robert Award for Best American Film
Movies Nocturnal Animals, A Single Man
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1 Considers himself, first and foremost, a commercial designer who finds that filmmaking is what really speaks to his true artistic side.
2 Counts George Cukor as one of his all-time favorite film directors and Cukor's Dinner at Eight (1933) as his all-time favorite film.
3 Is a staunch democrat who declined an offer to dress Melania Trump way before she ever became First Lady.
4 Pioneered the "see now, buy now" fashion philosophy whereby prospective customers can immediately purchase his product and not have to typically wait for several months after a line of clothing has been showcased at fashion shows.
5 For First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to Buckingham Palace (May 2011), Ford designed a white gown with a crisscross halter neckline and arm-length gloves for the regal occasion.
6 During the interim between his directorial debut with A Single Man (2009) and Nocturnal Animals (2016), Tom opened a reported 100 stores worldwide.
7 In 2013 hip-hop artist Jay Z dedicated a song to him simply titled "Tom Ford" (from the album "Magna Carta Holy Grail").
8 First met partner Richard Buckley in 1986 at a fashion show in New York when he was just 25 and Buckley was 38. At the time Buckley was fashion editor of "Women's Wear Daily". Ford and Buckley tied the knot in 2014 after same-sex marriage was legalized in the US.
9 Favorite fashion critic is Suzy Menkes and favorite film critic is Peter Travers.
10 Throughout his illustrious career Tom has lived in Paris, Los Angeles and London where he maintains a home and business office and where his son was partly schooled.
11 Directed one Oscar nominated performance, Colin Firth in A Single Man (2009).
12 Companion of fashion writer Richard Buckley since 1987.
13 Started his own line of menswear in 2006 after a promising liaison with Gucci and later Yves Saint Laurent.
14 He joined Gucci in 1990 as a designer when the company was on the brink of bankruptcy. In 1994 he was promoted to creative director. By the time he left 10 years later (in 2004), Gucci was turning over profits in excess of $4 billion per annum.
15 Grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
16 American fashion designer. He is known for his legendary turnaround of Gucci.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nocturnal Animals 2016
A Single Man 2009

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul McCartney: Queenie Eye 2013 Video short Tom Ford (uncredited)
Zoolander 2001 Tom Ford

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nocturnal Animals 2016 screenplay by
A Single Man 2009 written for the screen by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nocturnal Animals 2016 producer
A Single Man 2009 producer

Costume Department

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quantum of Solace 2008 tailored clothing: Daniel Craig

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alone: The Only Thing to Fear Is Yourself 2016 grateful acknowledgment
Still Alice 2014 special thanks
Valentino: The Last Emperor 2008 Documentary thanks: un grazie gigantesco
Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe 2007 Documentary thanks
The Anniversary Party 2001 thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2010 TV Series Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Che tempo che fa 2009 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1999-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Himself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2009 TV Series
A Single Man: Making of a Single Man 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Valentino: The Last Emperor 2008 Documentary Himself
19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Visual Acoustics 2008 Documentary Himself
La nudité toute nue 2007 TV Movie documentary
18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2007 TV Special Honoree
Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York 2007 TV Movie Himself
Iconoclasts 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin 1997 TV Series Himself
1996 VH1 Fashion Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
Show Business 1992 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2017 TV Series Himself
The 74th Golden Globe Awards 2017 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee
Good Morning America 2016 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2009-2016 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The View 2016 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Film Awards 2016 Video Himself
Film '72 2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
World Film Report 2016 TV Series Himself
73rd Venice Film Festival Awards Ceremony 2016 TV Movie Himself - Winner
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Supporting Actor-TV Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
IHeartRadio Music Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
The CNBC Conversation 2015 TV Series Himself
Mademoiselle C 2013 Documentary Himself
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's 2013 Documentary Himself
Fashion! 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
McQueen and I 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Love Lust 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
La noche de los Oscar 2010 TV Movie Himself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Gomorron 2010 TV Series Himself - Om A Single Man
Brit Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Culture Show 2010 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2016 TV Series Himself - Director 'Nocturnal Animals'

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Hollywood Breakthrough Award Hollywood Film Awards Breakthrough Directing Nocturnal Animals (2016)
2016 Auteur Award Satellite Awards
2016 Silver Lion Venice Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Nocturnal Animals (2016)
2011 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) A Single Man (2009)
2011 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award A Single Man (2009)
2011 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Top Ten of the Year - International Competition A Single Man (2009)
2010 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year A Single Man (2009) · Chris Weitz
· Andrew Miano
· Robert Salerno
2010 Guild Film Award - Gold Guild of German Art House Cinemas Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film) A Single Man (2009)
2009 Queer Lion Venice Film Festival A Single Man (2009)
2007 Vito Russo Award GLAAD Media Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Nocturnal Animals (2016)
2017 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nocturnal Animals (2016)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Nocturnal Animals (2016)
2016 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Nocturnal Animals (2016)
2016 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Nocturnal Animals (2016)
2016 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Nocturnal Animals (2016)
2016 Bronze Horse Stockholm Film Festival Best Film Nocturnal Animals (2016)
2016 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Best Film Nocturnal Animals (2016)
2016 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Nocturnal Animals (2016)
2011 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) A Single Man (2009)
2010 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted A Single Man (2009) · David Scearce
2010 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Adapted Screenplay A Single Man (2009) · David Scearce
2010 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay A Single Man (2009) · David Scearce
2010 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature A Single Man (2009) · Chris Weitz (producer)
· Andrew Miano (producer)
· Robert Salerno (producer)
2010 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay A Single Man (2009) · David Scearce
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best First Feature A Single Man (2009)
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best First Screenplay A Single Man (2009) · David Scearce
2009 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best First Feature A Single Man (2009)
2009 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival A Single Man (2009)
2002 International Award MTV Asia Awards Favorite Fashion Designer


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#Quote
1 Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I think there needs to be - I don't really like the word moral - a moral to the story. You need to think about it. Things can be entertaining, but if you leave the theater and it doesn't stay with you, doesn't haunt you, doesn't challenge you, then it's not successful, for me. So I hope to make films that make one think. [2016]
2 People don't understand it and they will probably laugh when they read this, but fashion is one of the most grueling, brutal industries in the world because we create a constant stream of product that is perishable. And it's speeding up so fast. People consume. They're bored. They consume. They're bored. They consume. They're bored.
3 [observation, 2016] I am hoping for a Democratic president - though a female President won't be able to wear my clothes because they're too expensive. And I think that's absolutely right.
4 I had a tiny bit of fashion training, but not really. I had no formal training as a film director either.
5 If you spend an hour and a half in a movie theater, it should challenge you.


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