After becoming an actor capable of delivering quality performances in mainstream and independent fare, multi-talented Todd Field segued into the director's chair to helm Oscar-baiting pictures that propelled the little-known actor into a critically acclaimed filmmaker. Field made his feature debut in Woody Allen's "Radio Days" (1987), after which he struggled to find his footing with a failed sitcom and a starring role in one of Roger Corman's lesser esteemed B-movies. He finally received his onscreen due with a well-reviewed performance in Victor Nunez's "Ruby in Paradise" (1993), only to step away from acting to earn his master's in film from the American Film Institute, where he made several festival-screened shorts. Field returned to acting with projects large and small, logging roles in the indie crime drama "Farmer & Chase" (1995) and the visual effects blockbuster "Twister" (1996). Following a busy year that saw him in "The Haunting" (1999) and "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999), Field made a huge splash with his debut feature as a director, helming the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning drama, "In the Bedroom" (2001). Taking a step back from acting, he moved on to his next film, "Little Children" (2006), a well-written and superbly acted film that further cemented Field as one of the more literate and engaging filmmakers working in Hollywood.