Peter Hedges

Screenwriter, Director, Playwright
Writer Peter Hedges has had a penchant for writing about outlandish characters that most wouldn't dare touch. Whether it's a mother so overweight that she cannot leave the house or a woman who falls madly in love with a ... Read more »
Born: 07/06/1962

Filmography

Writer (8)

About a Boy 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Source Material

The Odd Life of Timothy Green 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dan in Real Life 2007 (Movie)

(rewrite) (Screenplay)

Pieces of April 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

About a Boy 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Map of the World 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993 (Movie)

("What's Eating Gilbert Grape?") (Source Material (from novel))
Director (3)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Dan in Real Life 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Pieces of April 2003 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

Sammy (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Writer Peter Hedges has had a penchant for writing about outlandish characters that most wouldn't dare touch. Whether it's a mother so overweight that she cannot leave the house or a woman who falls madly in love with a deaf man without hands and feet, Hedges has explored the depths of pain, suffering and ultimately, hope, but not without a sense of humor.

Relationships

Lucas Hedges

Son

Simon Hedges

Son

Susan Bruce

Wife

EDUCATION

North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem , North Carolina 1984
classmates included Mary-Louise Parker and Joe Mantello

Valley High School

West Des Moines , Iowa

Milestones

2007

Directed Steve Carell and Dane Cook in the comedy "Dan in Real Life"; also co-wrote

2003

Feature directorial debut, the digital video production "Pieces of April"; received two Independent Spirit Award nominations for best screenplay and the John Cassavetes award (given to the best feature made for under $500,000)

2002

Scripted "About a Boy", starring Hugh Grant; received an Oscar nomination for Adapted Screenplay (along with Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz)

1999

Penned the screenplay adaptation of "A Map of the World"

1993

Adapted novel "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" for the screen

1991

Published first novel "What's Eating Gilbert Grape"

1990

Play "Imagining Brad" produced Off-Broadway

While teaching at Bennington College in Vermont, wrote a dramatic monologue about a character named Gilbert Grape

Formed Edge Theater with classmates Mary-Louise Parker and Joe Mantello; over four years, wrote and directed twelve productions

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