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Tony Gilroy

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Birthday
11, 1956
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Nominated for an Academy Award for best screenplay and best director for his 2007 film Michael Clayton, he first became known as the screenwriter of such films as Armageddon, Proof of Life and the original Bourne trilogy.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he wrote the screenplays for the films The Cutting Edge in 1992 and Delores Claiborne in 1995.

Trivia

He wrote the script for the 2009 Russell Crowe film State of Play.

Family Life

His brother, Dan Gilroy, also became a respected screenwriter; his father, Frank D. Gilroy won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play, 'The Subject Was Roses,' from 1965.

Associated With

His script for Armageddon, along with Michael Bay's direction, contributed to the film becoming the highest-grossing movie of 1998.