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Biography #2 (for Kinsey)

Bill Condon's previous directing effort, GODS AND MONSTERS, was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review, and earned Condon the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. A poetic meditation on the final days of film director James Whale, GODS AND MONSTERS starred Ian McKellan, Brendan Fraser and Lynn Redgrave.

Most recently, Condon wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed box-office hit CHICAGO. The film, which won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, also garnered Condon a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Condon began his career as a film journalist. An analytical piece in Millimeter magazine brought him to the attention of producer Michael Laughlin. He subsequently co-wrote the feature film STRANGE BEHAVIOR with Laughlin, who also directed the film. The film became a cult hit, leading to an unofficial sequel, STRANGE INVADERS. Condon made his directorial debut with SISTER, SISTER, which starred Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey, and Eric Stoltz.

Condon was born in New York City. He attended Regis High School and Columbia University, where he graduated with a degree in philosophy. He currently serves on the board of IFP/Los Angeles, as well as the recently formed Independent Writers Steering Committee of the WGA.

Bio courtesy Fox for "Kinsey" (18-Dec-2004)


Biography #3 (for Chicago)

Bill Condon is in pre-production on Kinsey, which he will direct from his own screenplay and is expected to star Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Ian McKellen and Chris O' Donnell. The film explores the work of the controversial sex researcher who shocked the country with his 1948 study of male sexuality. He' s mostly forgotten today, but I think he' s one of the most influential figures of the last century. He changed the way America thinks about sex, and the way we talk about it. Kinsey, which is being produced by Francis Coppola and Gail Mutrux, will be released by United Artists.

Condon' s previous directorial effort, Gods and Monsters, was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review, and Condon received the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. A poetic meditation on the final days of film director James Whale, Gods and Monsters starred Ian McKellen (Academy Award nominee for Best Actor), Brendan Fraser, and Lynn Redgrave (Golden Globe winner, Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress).

Condon began his career as a film journalist. A long analytical piece in Millimeter magazine brought him to the attention of producer Michael Laughlin. He subsequently co-wrote the feature film Strange Behavior with Laughlin, who also directed the film. The film became an unlikely cult hit, leading to an unofficial sequel, Strange Invaders.

Condon was born in New York City. He attended Regis High School and Columbia University, where he graduated with a degree in philosophy. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy Miramax for "Chicago" (01-Jan-2000)