Emilio Estevez is not only as an accomplished actor, but also a talented writer, director and producer. In 2006, he wrote, directed and co-starred in the Golden Globe® and SAG ensemble nominee BOBBY, which revisits the night Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968.
Estevez made his acting debut in Tim Hunter’s TEX and appeared in Francis Ford Coppola’s ensemble drama THE OUTSIDERS, both based on S.E. Hinton novels. Estevez’s performance in John Hughes’s THE BREAKFAST CLUB won him widespread attention and acclaim, after which he appeared in ST. ELMO’S FIRE and then THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW, for which he also wrote the screenplay.
In 1996, Estevez directed Martin Sheen for the first time in the Vietnam drama THE WAR AT HOME, which he also starred in and produced. Other film credits include REPO MAN, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, and the STAKEOUT, YOUNG GUNS and MIGHTY DUCKS franchise movies.
His latest film is THE PUBLIC, screening in the Spotlight* section.
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