THE BOURNE LEGACY
TONY GILROY (Directed by/Screenplay by/
Story by) made his feature
film directorial debut with
Michael Clayton, which
earned seven OscarÂ® nominations,
including one for
Best Picture. The film garnered
him Academy AwardÂ®
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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