October 30, 1959 (age 54)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Screenwriter, film director
Spouse(s) Ann Weiss
Richard LaGravenese (born October 30, 1959) is an American screenwriter and film director, best known as the writer of [2 ] . The Fisher King
Personal life [ edit ]
LaGravenese was born in
Brooklyn, New York, the son of a taxi driver. He is of Italian descent. [2 ] He graduated from [3 ] New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1980 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting. [4 ]
on The Fisher King spec in the late 1980s. It was acquired by Stacey Sher, Lynda Obst, Debra Hill's production company and subsequently directed by Terry Gilliam.
In New York City during the early 1980s, billed as "The Double R"
comedy duo, in collaboration with playwright Richard O’Donnell, LaGravenese co-penned and consecutively performed in several Off-Off-Broadway productions including Spare Parts, Blood-brothers" at The 78th Street Theatre Lab, The Lion Theatre, and West Bank Cafe.
LaGravenese was nominated for the
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for . The Fisher King [5 ]
In 2002, LaGravenese was the recipient of the
Austin Film Festival's Distinguished Screenwriter Award. [6 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Announced projects [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Richard Lagravenese Biography (1959?-)". FilmReference.com . Retrieved . 2013-12-12 Born October 30, 1959 (some sources say 1960)...
^ Hornaday, Ann (March 27, 1994). "Film; Still Speaking After Writing 'The Ref. '" The New York Times . Retrieved . 2013-12-12
^ "Primetime Emmy Nominees > And the Tisch nominees are...". Tisch School of the Arts. 2013, date n.a . Retrieved . 2013-12-12 Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special ... Richard LaGravenese ’80 (BFA, Acting)
^ "The 64th Academy Awards (1992) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org . Retrieved . 2011-08-02
^ Austin Film Festival.com, Past Award Recipients (accessdate 20014-08-14)
^ Frankel, Daniel (January 6, 2009). "Showtime in bed with LaGravenese". Variety.
^ Gioia, Michael (February 21, 2013). "Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick Will Explore The Last Five Years On Screen in Richard LaGravenese Adaptation". Playbill . Retrieved . 2013-12-12
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