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Brian Helgeland

Brian Helgeland won a 1997 Academy Award for co-scripting with director Curtis Hanson L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, and received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay of MYSTIC RIVER, directed by Clint Eastwood, and based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.

Helgeland wrote and directed THE ORDER, released by Twentieth Century Fox, which reunited him with actors Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossanon and Mark Addy, who starred in A KNIGHT'S TALE, which he also wrote, directed and produced. He also wrote and directed PAYBACK, starring Mel Gibson.

Helgeland's motion picture credits include the screenplay for the film CONSPIRACY THEORY directed by Richard Donner. He also wrote the screenplay for Clint Eastwood's 2002 film BLOOD WORK.

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Brian Helgeland Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter, Producer
BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island, USA
Height6' 4" (1m93)  How tall is Brian Helgeland compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Order
A Knight's Tale
42: The Jackie Robinson Story
Payback Straight Up: The Director's Cut
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