Birth Name: Keith Gordon
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA
Gordon avoided the difficult transition from teen to adult roles by turning to producing, writing and directing--something he had set his sights on from the beginning of his acting career. He made his directorial debut with "The Chocolate War" (1988), which he also adapted from Robert Cormier's novel about the repercussions of nonconformity in a repressive Catholic boarding school. Impressively controlled and refreshingly bitter, the film won over many reviewers but audiences stayed away. Gordon's second outing as a writer-director enjoyed an even better critical reception but lackluster box office. Shot in Park City, Utah, this low-budget ($5 million) adaptation of William Wharton's autobi...