Tony Gilroy


Tony Gilroy

Infobox actor
name = Tony Gilroy


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birthdate = birth date and age|1956|9|11
birthplace = Manhattan, New York

Anthony Joseph Gilroy (born 11 September 1956) is an American screenwriter and filmmaker. He wrote the screenplays for the "Jason Bourne" series starring Matt Damon. He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his direction and script for "Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney. Gilroy is currently filming "Duplicity" staring Clive Owen.

Biography

Personal life

Gilroy was born in Manhattan, New York, the son of Ruth Dorothy (née Gaydos), a sculptor and writer, and Frank D. Gilroy, a playwright. He is the brother of screenwriters John Gilroy and Dan Gilroy. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/27/Frank-D-Gilroy.html Frank D. Gilroy Biography (1925-) ] ] [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/39/Tony-Gilroy.html Tony Gilroy Biography ((?)-) ] ]

Writing career

Gilroy has written many scripts for film, starting with the script for "Dolores Claiborne" in 1995. His next script was "Devil's Advocate" in 1997. He also wrote the script for "Armaggedon", which was the highest grossing film of 1998. Gilroy's next script was "Proof of Life" in 2000. In 2002, 2003, and 2007 he wrote the screenplays for "The Bourne Identity", "The Bourne Supremacy", and "The Bourne Ultimatum". Also in 2007, he wrote and directed the film "Michael Clayton", which was nominated for an Academy Award. In 2009, Gilroy plans to write and direct the film "Duplicity", starring Clive Owen, Julia Roberts and Tom Wilkinson.

Directing career

Gilroy's directorial debut was in 2007, when he directed the film "Michael Clayton", which his brother John Gilroy edited. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. The film only won one Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film did not win any other Academy Award against the movie "No Country for Old Men", which also won Best Picture. The film was also a box-office success, grossing 86 million dollars worldwide. Gilroy's next film will be called "Duplicity", which will out in 2009. Gilroy will also write the screenplay of the film. Clive Owen, Julia Roberts and Tom Wilkinson will star in the movie "Duplicity". Gilroy's brother, John Gilroy will also produce the film.

Filmography

*"Dolores Claiborne" (1995) (writer)
*"The Devil's Advocate" (1997) (writer)
*"Armageddon" (1998) (writer)
*"Proof of Life" (2000) (writer/executive producer)
*"The Bourne Identity" (2002) (screenwriter)
*"The Bourne Supremacy" (2004) (screenwriter)
*"The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007) (screenwriter)
*"Michael Clayton" (2007) (writer/director)
*"Duplicity" (2009) (writer/director)
*"State of Play" (2009) (writer)

References

External links

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