Whether obsessing over a demonically possessed ‘58 Plymouth Fury in Christine or stepping behind the camera to direct an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s classic novel Mother Night, Keith Gordon has experienced a lot in his filmmaking career. If audiences hadn’t suspected the awkward, bespectacled teen’s ambitions following such early efforts as Home Movies and Dressed to Kill, they were in for a pleasant surprise when the young actor eventually grew into a seasoned director.
A New York City native whose parents were both actors, Gordon began a love affair with films when he accompanied his father to a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Gordon was thrilled by Kubrick’s imaginative sci-fi vision and the seemingly limitless possibilities of the medium, and in the years that followed, he took part in numerous stage productions at school. In the summer of 1976, he was spotted by a casting director while appearing in two plays at the National Playwrights… read more