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.
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