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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 
Heslov was born in Los Angeles, and was raised in its Palos Verdes area. His father was a dentist, and his family was Jewish. 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.
Heslov's acting credits include films like True Lies, Dante's Peak, Enemy of the State, The Scorpion King and Good Night, and Good Luck and several credits in TV series (Happy Days, Family Ties, L.A. Law, Catch Me If You Can, the 1989 directorial debut by Stephen Sommers, Matlock, Sleeper Cell). He also appeared in such films as Congo and Black Sheep.
He was the Academy Award–nominated producer of Good Night, and Good Luck. Together with George Clooney, he was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Heslov also appears in the film as Don Hewitt, the director of the TV series See It Now, around which the movie is centered. In August 2006, he and George Clooney started a movie company, Smoke House. Heslov is currently writing screenplays with his business partner George Clooney. He directed a screen adaptation of The Men Who Stare At Goats, starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey.
Heslov, alongside George Clooney and Ben Affleck, won for the Best Picture Oscar for the 2012 film Argo. The three men have currently won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama, the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and other awards.
|1998||Enemy of the State||
|2002||The Scorpion King||
|2005||Good Night, and Good Luck||
||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 Picture
|2009||The Men Who Stare at Goats||
||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
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- Abramowitz, Rachel (November 7, 2009). "Grant Heslov, George Clooney team up for 'The Men Who Stare at Goats'". latimes.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
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