TONY GILROY (Written and Directed by) made
his feature film directorial debut with the OscarÂ®-
nominated Michael Clayton, for which he was nominated
for both an Academy AwardÂ® for Best Director
and a Directors Guild Award. An acclaimed screenwriter,
Gilroy spent seven years working on the trilogy
of 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. In
addition, Gilroy co-wrote the screenplay for
Universal Pictures' upcoming film State of Play, starring
Russell Crowe, based on the BBC miniseries of
the same title.
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; The Cutting Edge, starring D.B. Sweeney and
Moira Kelly; and the television movie For Better and
for Worse, starring Patrick Dempsey and Kelly Lynch.
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,
and his brother John Gilroy is a film editor
who also worked on Michael Clayton and Duplicity.
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