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CALLIE KHOURI (Director / Screenplay) galvanized women and sparked
nationwide debate in 1991 with the hit movie Thelma and Louise, her
screenwriting debut, for which she received an Academy Award. She also was
honored by the Writers Guild of America for Best Original Screenplay, and won
a Golden Globe Award and a PEN Literary Award. Additionally, Thelma and
Louise took home the London Film Critics Circle Award for Film of the
Year, and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay by the British Academy of
Film and Television Arts.
Khouri's second picture, released in August 1995, was Something to
Talk About for Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid,
Gena Rowlands, Robert Duvall and Kyra Sedgwick.
Both screenplays were published by Grove Press.
Born in Texas and raised in Kentucky, Khouri attended Purdue University
where she majored in drama. She pursued additional training at the Lee
Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles and later with Peggy Fuery. In 1985, she
began working in film production, producing commercials and music videos.
Khouri currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild. She
is developing several projects which she will write and direct. She currently
resides in the Los Angeles area with her writer/producer husband, David
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