Loaned George Clooney $100 to pay for headshots when Clooney was still a struggling actor.
Transitioned from being a character actor to behind-the-camera work in the early 2000s, receiving his first coproducer credit on the 2003 film Intolerable Cruelty.
In 2005, he and his wife used their airline miles to purchase 16 plane tickets to evacuate survivors of Hurricane Katrina; they also opened their home to a family who had lost everything in the storm for five months while they put their lives back together.
Cofounded the production company Smokehouse Pictures in 2006 with his longtime friend George Clooney.
2006, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Writer: Nominee
2012, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Winner
2006, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Nominee
2006, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Winner
2005, Venice Film Festival — Best Screenplay: Winner
2013, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Winner
2006, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
2012, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
2005, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
2006, Writers Guild Awards — The Paul Selvin Award: Winner
2006, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
2011, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
2012, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
2006, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
2005, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
Lysa Heslov — Wife
Maya Heslov — Daughter
Olivia Heslov — Daughter
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States (BFA in Theatre, 1986)
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States