Ron Nyswaner

Screenwriter, Director, Production assistant
Ron Nyswaner was a writer, director, and producer whose most renowned accomplishment was penning the Oscar-winning film "Philadelphia" (1993). A successful role model for ambitious gay men everywhere, Nyswaner's sexual ... Read more »
Born: 10/05/1956 in Clarksville, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Writer (12)

Freeheld 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

El Camino del Diablo 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Why Stop Now? 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Predisposed 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Painted Veil 2006 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Philadelphia 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love Hurts 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gross Anatomy 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Prince of Pennsylvania 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mrs. Soffel 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Swing Shift 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Smithereens 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (9)

Homeland 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Ray Donovan 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

El Camino del Diablo 2012 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Why Stop Now? 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Predisposed 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Casting Pearls 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Painted Veil 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Star Maps 1997 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Soldier's Girl (TV Show)

Co-Producer
Director (2)

Why Stop Now? 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

The Prince of Pennsylvania 1988 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

The Celluloid Closet 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

Smithereens 1982 (Movie)

subtitles (Titles)

Biography

Ron Nyswaner was a writer, director, and producer whose most renowned accomplishment was penning the Oscar-winning film "Philadelphia" (1993). A successful role model for ambitious gay men everywhere, Nyswaner's sexual orientation only enhanced his career, as he enjoyed decades of success writing for film, TV, stage, and even book shelves, following the release of his 2004 memoir of near self-destruction, Blue Days, Black Nights. An activist and in-demand speaker for gay rights and AIDS causes, he also devoted considerable time to the independent film community, working with the Sundance and Woodstock Film Festivals.

EDUCATION

School of the Arts, Columbia University

New York , New York

Milestones

2006

Penned the screenplay for "The Painted Veil" starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Screenplay

2003

Wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed, "Soldier's Girl," which tells the true story of the murder of Pfc. Barry Winchell

1997

Co-produced "Star Maps," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival

1993

Wrote the screenplay for the AIDS-themed drama "Philadelphia"; received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations

1989

Co-wrote the screenplay for "Gross Anatomy"

1988

Feature directorial debut, "Prince of Pennsylvania"

1984

Penned the romance "Mrs. Soffel"

1982

First feature screenplay produced, "Smithereens"

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