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Gary Ross

Four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross aunched his career as co-writer of the original screenplay Big. The film, starring Tom Hanks, garnered Ross his first Academy Award nomination. Next, Ross drew on his knowledge and love of the American political process for his screenplay of the Capra-esque comedy hit Dave, for which Ross received his second Academy Award nomination and won the esteemed Writer's Guild Paul Selvin Award.

In 1998, Ross marked his directorial debut with the ambitious and critically-acclaimed Pleasantville. In 2003, he wrote and directed the much celebrated, epic feature Seabiscuit, starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, and Chris Cooper. The film received seven Academy Award nominations, including best picture and best screenplay for Ross. He also received DGA and WGA award nominations, the USC Scripter Award, and numerous other guild and critical awards. Most recently, Ross wrote and produced the animated adventure The Tale of Despereaux, based on Kate DiCamillo's best-selling children's novel.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2012.
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Gary Ross Facts

OccupationDirector, Writer, Producer
BirthdayNovember 3, 1956 (67)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

Selected Filmography

Free State of Jones
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games: Complete 4 Film Collection
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