How Directing Ads, Including One With Nancy Kerrigan, Prepared Craig Gillespie to Make I, Tonya

The director still shoots commercials in between his films

Video: John Tejada/Josh Rios

Long before he directed I, Tonya—one of this year’s most critically-acclaimed films, which opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday—Craig Gillespie spent more than a decade making commercials, including a 1992 Campbell’s Soup ad for BBDO featuring Nancy Kerrigan.

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