Dan Gilroy

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Dan Gilroy
Born (1959-06-24) June 24, 1959 (age 55)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 1997-present
Spouse(s) Rene Russo (1992-present)
Children Rose (b. 1993)
Parents Frank D. Gilroy
Ruth Dorothy Gaydos

Dan Gilroy (born June 24, 1959) is an American screenwriter.


A graduate of Ivy League university Dartmouth College, Gilroy wrote the script for 2005 gambling drama Two for the Money, starring Al Pacino and Gilroy's wife Rene Russo. His earliest credit is as co-writer of science fiction thriller Freejack (1992), followed by co-writing Dennis Hopper-directed comedy Chasers. He was also one of the (many) writers to contribute to unmade Superman film Superman Lives.

He made his directorial debut with the 2014 crime thriller Nightcrawler, for which he also wrote the screenplay.

Gilroy is set to write the upcoming comic strip adventure The Annihilator.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Dan Gilroy is the son of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy, and sculptor/writer Ruth Dorothy Gaydos. His brother Tony Gilroy is a screenwriter and director, and twin brother, John Gilroy, is a film editor.

He has been married to actress Rene Russo since 1992 and they have one child together: a daughter Rose, born in 1993.


  1. ^ Rosenfeld, Everett (2012-06-19). "Avengers Creator Crafting 'Perfect' Chinese Superhero". Time.com. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 

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