October 30, 1959 or 1960 (sources vary)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Screenwriter, film director
Richard LaGravenese (born October 30, 1959 or 1960; sources vary) is an American screenwriter and occasional film director, best known as the writer of [1 ] . The Fisher King
Personal life [ edit ]
LaGravenese was born in
Brooklyn, New York, the son of a taxi driver. He is of Italian descent. [1 ] He graduated from [2 ] New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1980 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting. [3 ]
on The Fisher King spec in the late 1980s. It was acquired by Lynda Obst and 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, and Entrees at The 78th Street Theatre Lab, The Lion Theatre, and West Bank Cafe. While working with O'Donnell, LaGravenese discovered he had a knack for writing dialog. [4 ]
LaGravenese was nominated for the
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for . The Fisher King [5 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
All credits are as screenwriter only, unless otherwise specified:
Announced projects [ edit ]
In 2013, LaGravenese was scheduled adapt and direct the screen adaptation of the
Off-Broadway musical [[The Last Five Years]]. [7 ]
Awards & nominations [ edit ]
LaGravenese's screenplay for
garnered an The Fisher King Academy Award nomination.
In 2002, LaGravenese was the recipient of the
Austin Film Festival's Distinguished Screenwriter Award. [ ] citation needed
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)"
^ Panek, Richard (May, 1991). "A Writer's Dream"". . Premiere
^ "The 64th Academy Awards (1992) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org . Retrieved 2011-08-02.
^ 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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