Gary Ross

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  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Author
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Fast Facts

  • Father was screenwriter who received an Oscar nomination for Brubaker (1980) and also penned The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) .
  • Speech writer for former President Bill Clinton and Michael Dukakis.
  • Co-wrote Big (1988) with his then-next door neighbor, Anne Spielberg, sister of Steven Spielberg.
  • Owned partial interest in a racehorse, Atswhatimtalkinbout, who finished fourth at the Kentucky Derby in 2003.
  • Wrote the children's book Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind; the book originated as a few verses that was a favor for a friend, David Koepp, who was directing The Trigger Effect (1996) and needed a bedtime story that star Elizabeth Shue could read to her son.
  • Served on Los Angeles Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Grows tangerines on a working ranch north of Santa Barbara, CA and is know to give them as holiday presents to Hollywood friends.

Awards

  • 2003, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1988, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1994, Writers Guild Awards — The Paul Selvin Award: Winner
  • 1993, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2003, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2004, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Writer: Nominee
  • 1989, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1994, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee

Relationships

  • Arthur Ross — Father
  • Claudia — Daughter
  • Jack — Son
  • Gail Ross — Mother
  • Allison Thomas — Wife

College

  • Attended University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Details

  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Author

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