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The Great Gilly Hopkins Director Stephen Herek

Director's Profile | Opens on October 7th at Cinema Village

STEPHEN HEREK has been directing film and television for 30 years. He made his feature film debut with the 1986 cult classic Critters and proceeded to direct the beloved comedy Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), starring a then-unknown Keanu Reeves. Herek then directed Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991) and The Mighty Ducks (1992). From there he became a regular director for Disney over the next decade, directing The Three Musketeers (1993) and the highly successful 1996 live-action remake of 101 Dalmatians, starring Glenn Close.

Herek has directed multiple other feature films including Holy Man (1998), starring Eddie Murphy; Rock Star (2001), with Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston; and Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995), which earned Richard Dreyfuss his second Academy Award nomination.

After helming the 2013 Nickelodeon telefilm “Jinxed,” Herek was nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs.