Dan Gilroy

Screenwriter / Film Director | * 06/24/1959 (60) | Santa Monica, California, USA
Daniel Christopher Gilroy (born June 24, 1959) is an American screenwriter and film director. He is best known for writing and directing Nightcrawler (2014), for which he won Best Screenplay at the 30th Independent Spirit Awards, and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 87th Academy Awards. Before becoming both a writer and director, Gilroy worked mostly as a screenwriter. His screenwriting credits include Freejack (1992), Two for the Money (2005), The Fall (2006), Real Steel (2011), and The Bourne Legacy (2012)—the last in collaboration with his brother Tony Gilroy. His wife, Rene Russo, has also been his frequent collaborator since the two met in 1992 and married later that year. ()
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Dan Gilroy was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy, and sculptor and writer Ruth Dorothy. His brother Tony Gilroy is a screenwriter and director; and his fraternal twin brother, John Gilroy, is a film editor. Through his father, he is of Italian, Irish and German descent. Gilroy wrote the script for 2005 gambling drama Two for the Money (2005), starring Al Pacino and Gilroy's wife Rene Russo. His earliest credit is as co-writer of science fiction thriller Freejack (1992), followed by co-writing Dennis Hopper-directed comedy Chasers. He was also one of the writers to contribute to the unmade Superman film Superman Lives. He made his directorial debut with the 2014 crime thriller Nightcrawler (2014). He also wrote the screenplay, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. His second directing effort was Roman J. Israel Esq. (2017), for which Denzel Washington was nominated for an Oscar. Gilroy wrote the script with him in mind and said that he would have put it away if Washington wouldn't have agreed to play the lead. Gilroy's third feature film is Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), an ensemble cast satire on commerce and art. Gilroy has been married to Rene Russo since 1992, and they have one daughter, named Rose. They reside in Brentwood, California.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Adventure | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Dan Gilroy

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

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Movies with Dan Gilroy as Actor(2)

Movies with Dan Gilroy as Crew(17)

Directing/Director2019 Velvet Buzzsaw
Writing/Screenplay2019 Velvet Buzzsaw
Writing/Screenplay2019 Stan Lee's Annihilator
Writing/Screenplay2019 Battle for Bonneville
Writing/Screenplay2017 Kong: Skull Island
Directing/Director2017 Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Writing/Screenplay2017 Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Directing/Director2014 Nightcrawler
Writing/Screenplay2014 Nightcrawler
Writing/Screenplay2012 The Bourne Legacy
Writing/Story2011 Real Steel
Writing/Screenplay2008 The Fall
Production/Executive Producer2005 Two for the Money
Writing/Screenplay2005 Two for the Money
Crew/Thanks1997 Buddy
Writing/Screenplay1994 Chasers
Writing/Screenplay1992 Freejack

Full Name: Dan Gilroy
Born: Wednesday, 06/24 1959 (June) in Santa Monica (current age: 60 years + 59 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Dartmouth College
Spouses (current/former): Rene Russo
Siblings: Tony Gilroy, John Gilroy
Other names for Dan Gilroy (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Daniel Christopher Gilroy"
"댄 길로이"
Dan Gilroy frequently works together with these people:
Betsy Danbury (8x, Crew)
Waley Wang (7x, Crew)
Rene Russo (6x, Actress)
Claude Hopper (5x, Cast)
David Feinsilber (5x, Crew)
Donald Mowat (5x, Crew)
Jon Schnepp (4x, Crew)
Nic Ratner (4x, Crew)
Robert Elswit (4x, Crew)
Donald Sparks (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2800, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/09/2019