Fast Facts

  • 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.

Awards

  • 2005, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Winner
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Winner
  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2005, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee

Relationships

  • Lysa Heslov — Wife
  • Maya Heslov — Daughter
  • Olivia Heslov — Daughter

College

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (BFA in Theatre, 1986)

Details

  • Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Birthday: May 15, 1963, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter
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