Heslov at the 2009 Toronto International Film festival for the premier of
The Men Who Stare at Goats
May 15, 1963
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Actor, producer, screenwriter, director
Grant Heslov (born May 15, 1963) is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter and director, known for producing (2012) for which he received an Argo Academy Award for Best Picture as co-producer in 2013.
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Heslov was born in Los Angeles,
and was raised in its [1 ] Palos Verdes area. His father was a dentist, and his family was Jewish. He attended [2 ] Palos Verdes High School, the University of Southern California (USC) along with friend (future actor) Tate Donovan. He is a member of Phi Kappa Psi.
Heslov is married to Lysa Hayland-Heslov, a producer.
Heslov's acting credits include films like
, True Lies , Dante's Peak , Enemy of the State , The Scorpion King , Good Night, and Good Luck , Congo , and Black Sheep . He also appeared in such TV series as Catch Me If You Can , Happy Days , Family Ties , L.A. Law , Matlock . Sleeper Cell
In August 2006, Heslov and
George Clooney started Smokehouse Pictures and began writing screenplays for production. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (with Clooney) and as producer Best Film for Good Night, and Good Luck. Heslov also appears in the film as Don Hewitt, the director of the TV series , around which the movie is centered. He directed a screen adaptation of See It Now , starring Clooney, The Men Who Stare At Goats Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey and co-produced starring Clooney in 2012. He also worked on 2011's The American The Ides of March. In June 2012, he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. [4 ]
Heslov, alongside Clooney and
Ben Affleck, won for the Best Picture Oscar for the 2012 film . The three men have also won the Argo Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and other awards.
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