Allen and Albert Hughes are filmmaker twin brothers. They debuted with their first feature film at the age of 21 to great critical acclaim.
They were born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1972, and raised alone by their Armenian mother.
Claim to fame
The Hughes brothers’ films focus on raw depictions of the African American experience. Among their most famous and critically acclaimed films are "Menace II Society," "Dead Presidents" and "Book of Eli" featuring Denzel Washington.
What they said
“One will never learn how to make a film if he is making video clips, he will only gain some technical skills and will learn how to use film tricks.” – Allen Hughes
“In filmmaking, go with your gut instinct.” – Albert Hughes
What others said
“The Hughes twins, given a chance, reveal here that they are natural filmmakers.” – Roger Ebert
“…the Hughes brothers are major filmmakers; their work evinces a visual dazzle and dark emotional resonance...” – Entertainment Weekly