Tony Gilroy

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  • Birth Name: Anthony Joseph Gilroy
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Screenwriter, Director
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Fast Facts

  • Father Frank D. Gilroy won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1965 for the play The Subject was Roses.
  • Dropped out of college to sing and play guitar in Boston.
  • Sold copier ink and tended bar in New York while honing his writing skills.
  • Developed a reputation as a master script fixer, demonstrated, for example, in writing The Bourne Identity (loosely based on Robert Ludlum's book), which hit the big screen in 2002. 
  • Was initially slammed by The Bourne Ultimatum star Matt Damon for the screenplay of that 2007 thriller, although Damon later apologized.  
  • Drew on his childhood in upstate New York in writing the script for his 2007 multiple-Oscar nominee Michael Clayton. Gilroy is also heard as the uncredited voice of a taxi driver in the film.

Awards

  • 2007, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Film: Nominee
  • 2007, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature: Winner
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Writer: Nominee
  • 2007, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2008, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee

Relationships

  • Dan Gilroy — Brother
  • John Gilroy — Brother
  • Ruth Gilroy — Mother
  • Frank D. Gilroy — Father
  • Sam Gilroy — Son

College

  • Attended Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Anthony Joseph Gilroy
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Screenwriter, Director

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