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David Benioff

David Benioff adapted his first screenplay from his own novel, The 25th Hour, which director Spike Lee turned into a critically praised film starring Ed Norton and Brian Cox. His third produced screenplay, Stay, directed by Marc Forster and starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, recently finished shooting.

The native New Yorker worked at a variety of jobs, including nightclub bouncer, high school English teacher and radio deejay, before selling his novel in 2000. Viking will publish his collection of stories, When The Nines Roll Over, in October 2004.

Benioff is currently writing an adaptation titled Right As Rain for director Curtis Hanson, after which he begins scripting For Whom The Bell Tolls.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

David Benioff Facts

BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.