OUT OF THE FURNACE
SCOTT COOPER (Director / Screenwriter) is a multi-hyphenate:
writer, director, producer, and actor.
Currently, Cooper is adapting two separate novels, both of which he is slated
to direct. Stephen King's masterwork, The Stand, for Warner Bros., and The Road
Home, a Depression-era crime drama for Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's
Appian Way. His screenplay for William Styron's Lie Down In Darkness remains a
personal favorite of Cooper's which he vows to bring to the big screen one day.
The Academy Award winning Crazy Heart marked Cooper's first foray behind the
camera as both writer and director. Cooper won a 2010 Independent Spirit Award
for Best First Feature and garnered nominations from the Independent Spirit
Awards, the WGA and the USC Scripter Awards for screenwriting on behalf of the
film. The film received three Academy Award nominations and won for Best Actor
and Best Original Song.
Cooper's training as an actor first began at the famed Lee Strasburg
Institute in New York City. His acting credits include Sony Pictures Classics,
Get Low, starring Cooper's mentor and frequent collaborator, Robert Duvall, as
well as, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek. Cooper also starred alongside Duvall in
AMC's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning "Broken Trail", directed by Walter
Hill. Cooper and Duvall have collaborated on four pictures, including Warner
Bros. Civil War epic, Gods and Generals.
Cooper is a native Virginian who now resides in Los Angeles with his wife,
Jocelyne, and daughters, Ava and Stella.
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