Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

actor, music department, composer

Isaac Hayes was born on Aug 20, 1942 in USA. Isaac Hayes's big-screen debut came with Shaft directed by Gordon Parks in 1971. Isaac Hayes is known for Hustle & Flow directed by Craig Brewer, Terrence Howard stars as Djay and Anthony Anderson as Key. Isaac Hayes has got 8 awards and 15 nominations so far. The most recent award Isaac Hayes achieved is Online Film & Television Association. The upcoming new movie Isaac Hayes plays is Hustle & Flow which will be released on Jul 22, 2005.

Isaac Hayes was the second-born child of Isaac Sr. and Eula Hayes, but was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wade Sr. The child of a poor family, he grew up picking cotton in Covington, Tennessee. He dropped out of high school, only to be encouraged later by his former high school teachers to get his diploma. He earned his diploma at the age of 21. Otis Redding, Johnnie Taylor, The Bar-Kays and Booker T. Jones (later of Booker T. & the M.G.s fame) were some of the "Memphis Sound" musical luminaries Hayes worked with during his early years as a budding musician and vocalist. He was a multi-talented composer, singer and arranger who plays the piano, vibraphone and saxophone equally well. In 1971 he won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for a Motion Picture for the "Theme from Shaft" (1970) and was nominated for Best Original Dramatic Score for Shaft, les nuits rouges de Harlem (1971).

  • Birthday

    Aug 20, 1942
  • Place of Birth

    Covington, Tennessee, USA

Known For


8 wins & 15 nominations

Online Film & Television Association
Winner - OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Winner - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Trophy
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