Academy Award-winning director of the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs. He also directed the critically-acclaimed films Philadelphia (1993) and Rachel Getting Married (2008).
He attended the University of Florida. He got his start in the film industry working with independent film icon Roger Corman.
He directed the 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense, which showcased the new wave rock band Talking Heads.
He had three children with Joanne Howard named Ramona, Josephine, and Brooklyn.
His film Philadelphia earned Tom Hanks an Academy Award for Best Actor.