Grant Heslov

Producer, Director, Writer
Starting his career as guest star on numerous prominent television series, Grant Heslov made a smooth transition to producing and directing alongside his old friend, George Clooney, both of whom delivered some of ... Read more »
Born: 05/14/1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

The Monuments Men 2014 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Leatherheads 2008 (Movie)

Saul Keller (Actor)

American Dad 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Good Night, And Good Luck 2005 (Movie)

Don Hewitt (Actor)

Sleeper Cell 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unscripted 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life With Bonnie 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bug 2002 (Movie)

Gordon (Actor)

The Huntress 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Scorpion King 2002 (Movie)

Arpid (Actor)

L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Yes, Dear 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fail Safe 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Like, You Know... 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Buddy Faro 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Enemy of the State 1998 (Movie)

Lenny (Actor)

Dante's Peak 1997 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

Black Sheep 1996 (Movie)

Robbie Mieghem (Actor)

The Birdcage 1996 (Movie)

Photographer (Actor)

Congo 1995 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Mantis 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

True Lies 1994 (Movie)

Faisil (Actor)

Vital Signs 1990 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

Catch Me If You Can 1989 (Movie)

Nevil (Actor)

Dangerous Curves 1988 (Movie)

Wally (Actor)

License to Drive 1988 (Movie)

Karl (Actor)

Sunset 1988 (Movie)

Car Attendant (Actor)

Legal Eagles 1986 (Movie)

Usher (Actor)

Spencer 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Journey of Natty Gann 1985 (Movie)

Parker's Gang Member (Actor)

Under One Roof 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead By Midnight (TV Show)

Actor

Gang of Four (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (13)

Our Brand Is Crisis 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Monuments Men 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

August: Osage County 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Argo 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Memphis Beat 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Ides of March 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

The American 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Leatherheads 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Playground 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Good Night, And Good Luck 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Intolerable Cruelty 2003 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

K Street 2003 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer
Writer (4)

The Monuments Men 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Ides of March 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Good Night, And Good Luck 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Waiting for Woody 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (3)

The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Par 6 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Waiting for Woody 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Starting his career as guest star on numerous prominent television series, Grant Heslov made a smooth transition to producing and directing alongside his old friend, George Clooney, both of whom delivered some of Hollywood's most challenging and thought-provoking projects. Having met Clooney while doing an episode of "The Facts of Life"(NBC, 1979-1988), Heslov remained close friends with the rising star, as he, himself, continued taking small parts in film and on television like "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994), "True Lies" (1994) and "Dante's Peak" (1997). After making his directorial bow with the little-seen comedy, "Par 6" (2002), Heslov joined forces with Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh to become president of the television arm of their production company, Section Eight. While there, he oversaw two critically-acclaimed, but ultimately short-lived series, "K Street" (HBO, 2003) and "Unscripted" (HBO, 2004), while serving as one of the producers on the multi-Oscar-nominated drama, "Good Night, and Good Luck" (2004). But when Section Eight closed its doors, Heslov and Clooney partnered on their new production company, Smoke House, which provided him the opportunity to direct his first major feature, "The Men Who Stare at Goats" (2009), and co-writing the Oscar-nominated drama "The Ides of March" (2011), while maintaining both a strong friendship and lucrative partnership with Clooney.

Relationships

Lysa Hayland Producer

Wife

EDUCATION

Palos Verdes High School

Palos Verdes , California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2011

Co-produced and co-wrote "The Ides of March" with Clooney, who also starred and directed

2009

Co-produced "The American" with Clooney, who also starred

2009

Directed Clooney in "The Men Who Stare At Goats"; also co-produced with Clooney

2008

Produced "Leatherheads," starring and directed by Clooney

2006

Formed Smokehouse Pictures with Clooney

2005

Directed and executive produced "Unscripted," a television series for HBO about struggling actors

2005

Produced and co-starred in the Clooney directed, "Good Night and Good Luck"; earned Oscar nominations Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay

2004

With Clooney, penned the screenplay for "Good Night and Good Luck"

2003

Co-executive produced "K Street" (HBO) with Clooney

2003

Named President of Section 8 Television

2003

Co-produced "Intolerable Cruelty," starring Clooney and Catherine Zeta Jones

2002

Directed first feature film "Par 6"

2001

Named VP of Development for Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney’s production company Section 8

1998

Wrote and directed the short film "Waiting for Woody"

1997

Appeared in the action thriller "Dante’s Peak"

1996

Portrayed a tabloid photographer in "The Birdcage"

1992

Played Mason in the Fox TV movie "Revenge of the Nerds III"

1986

Met best friend and business partner George Clooney while guest appearing on "The Facts of Life" (NBC)

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