Dan Gilroy

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Dan Gilroy
Born Daniel Christopher Gilroy
(1959-06-24) June 24, 1959 (age 56)
Santa Monica, California, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Dartmouth University
Occupation Screenwriter, director
Years active 1997–present
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 director.

Early life[edit]

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. Through his father, he is of Italian, Irish and German descent.[1]

Gilroy grew up in Washingtonville, New York,[2] and graduated from Washingtonville High School.[3] He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1981.

Career[edit]

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 was also one of the (many) writers to contribute to the unmade Superman film Superman Lives.

He made his directorial debut with the 2014 crime thriller Nightcrawler. He also wrote the screenplay, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Gilroy is set to write the upcoming comic strip adventure The Annihilator.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He has been married to actress Rene Russo since 1992; they have a daughter, Rose, born in 1993.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Freejack Co-Writer with Steven Pressfield and Ronald Shusett
1994 Chasers Co-Writer with Joe Batteer and John Rice
2005 Two for the Money Writer
2006 The Fall Co-Writer with Tarsem Singh and Nico Soultanakis
2011 Real Steel Story Co-Writer with Jeremy Leven
2012 The Bourne Legacy Co-Writer with Tony Gilroy
2014 Nightcrawler Director/Writer Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay
Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best First Film
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best New Filmmaker
Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Debut Director
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Breakthrough Performance Behind the Camera
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Director
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Screenplay
Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay
Pending - Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Screenplay
Pending - London Film Critics Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated - Chicago Film Critics Award for Most Promising Filmmaker
Nominated - Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated - Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Director
Nominated - St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay
Runner-up - Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best First Feature
Runner-up - Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated - Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank D. Gilroy
  2. ^ Kennedy, Lisa (March 22, 2009). "Tony Gilroy writes himself perfect role: intrepid filmmaker". The Denver Post. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ Farlekas, Chris (October 7, 2005). "Lots of local affiliation to major Hollywood films". recordonline.com. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ Rosenfeld, Everett (2012-06-19). "Avengers Creator Crafting 'Perfect' Chinese Superhero". Time.com. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 

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