Russell Gewirtz

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Russell Gewirtz
Born 1967 (age 49–50)
Great Neck, New York, United States
Occupation Writer

Russell Gewirtz (born 1967 in Great Neck, New York) is an American screenwriter, best known for writing the screenplay for Spike Lee's Inside Man.

Life and career[edit]

Gewirtz attended Trinity School in New York City before earning a degree in computer science from Tufts University . He later attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan. After passing the bar exam, Gewirtz went to work for his father running a small chain of clothing stores.[1] After brokering a lucrative real estate deal in 1999, he left New York for several years and spent time in France and Brazil. It was at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival that he originally pitched the idea for Inside Man to Daniel Rosenberg and became a Hollywood screenwriter.[2]

He wrote two episodes for TV series Blind Justice in 2005, after penning Inside Man, his first screenplay, in 2005.[3]

Gewirtz's second screenplay is Righteous Kill, a thriller starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro,[4] which received mainly negative reviews.[5] and grossed $74 million so far.[6]

He has also written the screenplay for The Labyrinth, an English language remake of René Manzor's French language thriller Dédales; Hilary Swank is set to star in it.





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