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Griffin Dunne

Griffin Dunne, an accomplished actor and producer, has quickly established himself as a director. Dunne made his foray into directing with the short film Duke of Groove, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. The film stars Tobey Maguire and Kate Capshaw. His feature directorial debut was Addicted to Love, starring Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick. Following that, he directed Practical Magic starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.

Dunne's career began when he moved to New York City to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse. He appeared on Broadway in Search and Destroy written by Howard Korder. Dunne has received a Theater World Award as well as a nomination for a Drama Desk Award.

Dunne segued into film as a producer and actor on the film Chilly Scenes of Winter for United Artists. That led to starring roles in An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, Johnny Dangerously with Michael Keaton, and most notably After Hours (Golden Globe nominee), directed by Martin Scorsese, which Dunne also produced.

His other producing credits include, Baby It's You directed by John Sayles, and Running On Empty, which starred River Phoenix. Running On Empty was nominated for two Academy Awards. Dunne's next two productions were White Palace, starring Susan Sarandon and James Spader, directed by Luis Mandoki, and Once Around, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Holly Hunter, directed by Lasse Hallstrom.

Dunne has also appeared on television. He received an Emmy Award nomination for a Guest Star appearance on the show Frasier and has been nominated for two Ace Awards for his work on HBO and Showtime.

Griffin also produced and co-stars in Game 6 with Robert Downey Jr. and Michael Keaton, which just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Griffin Dunne Facts

OccupationDirector, Actor
BirthdayJune 8, 1955 (67)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Movie 43
Practical Magic
Fierce People
4 Film Favorites: Sandra Bullock
Addicted to Love
The Accidental Husband
4 Film Favorites: Romantic Comedies
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