Grant Heslov

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Grant Heslov
Grant Heslov TIFF09 portrait.jpg
Heslov at the 2009 Toronto International Film festival for the premier of The Men Who Stare at Goats
Born (1963-05-15) May 15, 1963 (age 51)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer, screenwriter, director
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Lysa Hayland-Heslov

Grant Heslov (born May 15, 1963) is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter and director, known for producing Argo (2012) for which he received an Academy Award for Best Picture as co-producer in 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Heslov was born in Los Angeles,[1] and was raised in its Palos Verdes area. His father was a dentist, and his family is Jewish.[2] He attended 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.[3]

Career[edit]

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, Black Sheep, and Catch Me If You Can. He also appeared in such TV series as Happy Days, Family Ties, L.A. Law, Matlock, Sleeper Cell and The X-Files.

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 See It Now, around which the movie is centered. He directed a screen adaptation of The Men Who Stare At Goats, starring Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey and co-produced The American starring Clooney in 2012. He also worked on 2011's 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 Argo. The three men have also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and other awards.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Director Producer Writer Actor Role Notes
1985 The Journey of Natty Gann
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Parker's Gang
1985 The Boys Next Door
NoN
Joe Gonzales
1986 Legal Eagles
NoN
Usher
1988 Sunset
NoN
Car Attendant
1988 License to Drive
NoN
Karl
1989 Dangerous Curves
NoN
Wally Wilder
1989 Catch Me if You Can
NoN
Nevil
1990 Vital Signs
NoN
Rick
1994 True Lies
NoN
Faisal
1995 Congo
NoN
Richard
1996 Black Sheep
NoN
Robbie Mieghem
1996 The Birdcage
NoN
National Enquirer Photographer
1997 Dante's Peak
NoN
Greg
1998 Enemy of the State
NoN
Lenny
1998 Waiting for Woody
NoN
NoN
NoN
Josh Silver
2002 The Scorpion King
NoN
Arpid
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck
NoN
NoN
NoN
Don Hewitt Nominated—Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Picture
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
2008 Leatherheads
NoN
NoN
Saul Keller
2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats
NoN
NoN
2010 The American
NoN
2011 The Ides of March
NoN
NoN
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated—AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
2012 Lost Angeles
NoN
Film Producer
2012 Martin Scorsese Eats a Cookie
NoN
Short film directed by George Clooney
2012 Argo
NoN
Academy Award for Best Picture
BAFTA Award for Best Film
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Film
César Award for Best Foreign Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
Nominated—AACTA International Award for Best Film
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Film
2013 August: Osage County
NoN
2014 The Monuments Men
NoN
NoN
NoN
Battlefield Doctor
2016 Our Brand Is Crisis
NoN

References[edit]

  1. ^ Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. "California Birth Index 1905–1995". State of California. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ Abramowitz, Rachel (November 7, 2009). "Grant Heslov, George Clooney team up for 'The Men Who Stare at Goats'". latimes.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/producer-lysa-hayland-heslov-actor-director-hank-azaria-and-news-photo/2997783?Language=en-US
  4. ^ "Academy Invites 176 to Membership". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. June 29, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 

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