Marc Lawrence (filmmaker)

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Marc Lawrence
Born (1959-10-22) October 22, 1959 (age 57)
Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Screenwriter, film producer, film director

Marc Lawrence (born October 22, 1959) is an American screenwriter, film producer and film director. He is best known for the four films that he has made with actor Hugh Grant.


In 1981, he graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in English[1] and later served as a staff writer, and then supervising producer, on NBC's Family Ties.[2] Lawrence has written films such as Life with Mikey (1993), Forces of Nature (1999), the remake of The Out-of-Towners (1999), Miss Congeniality (2000), and its sequel Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005). He has both written and directed Two Weeks Notice (2002), Music and Lyrics (2007), Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009), and most recently The Rewrite (2014), all starring Hugh Grant.

"I'm a big fan of Marc Lawrence," Quentin Tarantino said in an interview with The Sunday Times, adding, "He has a perfect leading man." Tarantino mentioned The Rewrite and Two Weeks Notice as films he liked.[3]


  1. ^ Jacob Shamsian (May 3, 2013), "BU alum writes 'love letter to Binghamton'", Pipe Dream, Binghamton, NY.
  2. ^ Ashley Scott Meyers, "Writer/director Marc Lawrence talks about his new film The Rewrite",
  3. ^ Jonathan Dean (20 December 2015), "Wanted: the director who got political", The Sunday Times, Culture, p. 7.

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