Gilroy at Fantastic Fest 2014
|Born||Daniel Christopher Gilroy
June 24, 1959
Santa Monica, California, United States
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film director|
|Spouse(s)||Rene Russo (m. 1992)|
|Children||Rose (b. 1993)|
|Parent(s)||Frank D. Gilroy (father)
Ruth Dorothy Gaydos (mother)
|Relatives||Tony Gilroy (brother)
John Gilroy (brother)
Daniel Christopher "Dan" Gilroy (born June 24, 1959) is an American screenwriter and film director. An Academy Award nominee, he has co-written films such as Real Steel (2011) and The Bourne Legacy (2012), but is best known for writing and directing the 2014 thriller Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Gilroy was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy, and sculptor and writer Ruth Dorothy (Gaydos). His brother, Tony Gilroy, is a screenwriter and director; and his fraternal twin brother, John Gilroy, is a film editor.
Gilroy wrote the script for 2005 gambling drama Two for the Money, starring Al Pacino and Gilroy's wife Rene Russo. His earliest credit is as co-writer of science fiction thriller Freejack (1992), followed by co-writing Dennis Hopper-directed comedy Chasers.
He has been married to actress Rene Russo since 1992; they have a daughter, Rose, born in 1993.
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