- Father William Boal produced educational films.
- Ranked among the Top 10 of high-school debaters in the country during his senior year.
- Has worked as a freelance journalist, writing articles for Rolling Stone, the Village Voice and Playboy magazine.
- A 2004 article titled "Death and Dishonor" published in Playboy magazine became the inspiration for the 2007 film In the Valley of Elah.
- Wrote the original screenplay for The Hurt Locker (2008) based on his experiences as a journalist in Iraq.
- Sued by an Iraq war veteran who claimed the 2008 war film, in particular Jeremy Renner's character, was based on his life; the lawsuit was subsequently thrown out by the court.
- 2009, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Winner
- 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Winner
- 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
- 2010, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2009, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Winner
- 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
- 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
- 2013, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2012, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
- 2012, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
- Christopher Stetson Boal — Brother
- William Boal — Father
- Lillian Firestone Boal — Mother
- Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (BA in Philosophy, 1995)
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