Director, writer, and producer best known for directing the 2012 film The Hunger Games. His screenplay for the 1988 film Big earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay while his 2004 film Seabiscuit earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.
He was a novelist before deciding to pursue a career in the film industry.
He made his directorial debut with the 1998 feature Pleasantville, which he also wrote and produced.
His father, screenwriter
He directed Tobey Maguire in both Pleasantville and Seabiscuit.