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Tony Gilroy

Tony Gilroy made his feature film directorial debut with Michael Clayton, which earned seven Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture. The film garnered him Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, as well as Directors Guild and Writers Guild award nominations. The writer/director/ producer then followed Michael Clayton with his second directorial effort based on his own screenplay, the critically acclaimed thriller Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen. A veteran screenwriter, Gilroy also spent seven years working on the first three Bourne films: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum.

Gilroy has also written three screenplays for director Taylor Hackford: Dolores Claiborne, based on the novel by Stephen King and starring Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh; The Devil's Advocate, starring Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron; and Proof of Life, starring Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan, which Gilroy also executive produced. Gilroy also co-wrote the screenplay for Universal Pictures' State of Play, starring Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams and Ben Affleck.

Gilroy's additional writing credits include Michael Bay's blockbuster Armageddon, starring Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler and Billy Bob Thornton; Michael Apted's Extreme Measures, starring Gene Hackman, Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker; and The Cutting Edge, starring D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly.

Raised in upstate New York, Gilroy is the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and filmmaker Frank D. Gilroy. His brother Dan Gilroy is a screenwriter who co-wrote the screenplay for The Bourne Legacy, and his brother John Gilroy is a film editor who also worked on Michael Clayton, Duplicity and The Bourne Legacy.

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Tony Gilroy Facts

Birth Name Anthony Joseph Gilroy
OccupationScreenwriter, Director
BirthdaySeptember 11, 1956 (67)
BirthplaceManhattan, New York, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Tony Gilroy compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Michael Clayton
The Bourne Legacy
Extreme Measures
The Bourne Ultimatum
Proof of Life
Erin Brockovich / Notting Hill / Duplicity / Charlie Wilson's War Four Feature Films
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