THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2
BILL CONDON (Director) is a celebrated film director and Oscar winning
known for directing actors to critically-acclaimed and award winning
adaptation of the Broadway smash Dreamgirls won two Academy Awards and three
Globes , including Best Picture - Musical or Comedy. Condon directed from his
and was nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award. The cast featured
Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, and introduced Jennifer Hudson, who was honored
numerous critics' prizes, as well as an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen
Award for her performance.
Condon wrote and directed Kinsey, for which he won the 2005 Best Director Award
the British Directors Guild. An uncompromising portrait of one of the twentieth
influential and controversial figures, Kinsey also earned a Los Angeles Film
Critics Best Actor
Award for its star, Liam Neeson, as well as an Academy Award nomination for
Laura Linney as
Best Supporting Actress.
He wrote and directed Gods and Monsters, which earned Condon an Academy Award
for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film also won the Independent Spirit Award for
and was named Best Picture of 1998 by the National Board of Review. The film, a
meditation on the final days of Frankenstein director James Whale, also garnered
nominations for its stars, Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave.
Condon also wrote the screenplay for the big-screen version of the musical
which he received a second Oscar nomination. The film, which starred RenĂ©e
Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Richard Gere, won six Academy Awards , including Best
Born in New York City, Condon attended Columbia University, where he graduated
degree in Philosophy. An analytical piece he wrote for Millimeter magazine
brought him to the
attention of producer Michael Laughlin. Condon subsequently co-wrote the feature
Behavior with Laughlin, who also directed the film. The movie became a cult hit,
leading to the
unofficial sequel, Strange Invaders. Condon made his directorial debut with
Sister, Sister, which
starred Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey and Eric Stoltz.
Condon serves as President of Film Independent, as well as the Independent
Steering Committee of the WGA. He was also recently elected to the Board of
Governors of the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
He directed 2011's box office smash The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1,
Condon shot concurrently with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.
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