Tony Gilroy

Screenwriter, Director
After spending much of his early career writing scripts for films that were never produced, writer-director Tony Gilroy emerged as the go-to screenwriter for intelligent and richly drawn thrillers that often featured ... Read more »
Born: 09/11/1956 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (19)

Kong: Skull Island 2017 (Movie)

(previous polish) (Screenplay)

The Great Wall 2017 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bourne Legacy 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bourne Legacy 2012 (Movie)

(Story By)

Duplicity 2009 (Movie)

(from pitch) (Screenplay)

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Michael Clayton 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Bourne Supremacy 2004 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Bourne Identity 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bait 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Proof of Life 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Devil's Advocate 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Extreme Measures 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dolores Claiborne 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

For Better and For Worse 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Cutting Edge 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Cutting Edge 2: Going For The Gold (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material
Producer (3)

Nightcrawler 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bait 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Proof of Life 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (3)

The Bourne Legacy 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Duplicity 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Michael Clayton 2007 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

The Quill Awards 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After spending much of his early career writing scripts for films that were never produced, writer-director Tony Gilroy emerged as the go-to screenwriter for intelligent and richly drawn thrillers that often featured isolated heroes nearing the end of their limitations. Though he broke through with the ice-skating romantic comedy, "The Cutting Edge" (1992), Gilroy penned well-known thrillers like "Dolores Claiborne" (1995), "Extreme Measures" (1996) and "The Devil's Advocate" (1997), which helped pave the way for a lucrative side career as a noted script doctor. But it was his adaptation of Robert Ludlum's dense spy thriller, "The Bourne Identity" (2002) that propelled him into the upper echelon of Hollywood scribes. The massive critical and financial success of that film, as well as the sequels "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004) and "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007), redefined the spy thriller genre while making Gilroy a highly-sought writer. He parlayed the success of that franchise into a new career as a director, starting with the excellent legal thriller "Michael Clayton" (2007), which earned a large helping of critical adulation while drawing upon the stark, character driven films of the 1970s. He moved on to direct the engaging romantic thriller "Duplicity" (2009) while penning "State of Play" (2009) and the remake of "Red Dawn" (2010), which only further added to Gilroy's already considerable stature within Hollywood.

Relationships

John Gilroy Editor

Brother
Worked on his brothers films, "Michael Clayton" (2007) and "Duplicity" (2009)

Ruth Gilroy

Mother

Frank D Gilroy Screenplay

Father
Won the Pulitzer Prize for his play, "The Subject Was Roses" in 1965

Dan Gilroy Screenplay

Brother

Milestones

2009

Directed "Duplicity," starring Clive Owen and Julia Roberts as two corporate spies; also wrote screenplay

2007

Wrote the third film in the spy film trilogy, "The Bourne Ultimatum"

2007

Made feature directing debut with "Michael Clayton," starring George Clooney; also wrote screenplay; earned Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay

2004

Penned the second feature adaptation, "The Bourne Supremacy"

2002

Adapted Robert Ludlum's spy novel for the big screen, "The Bourne Identity"

2000

Re-teamed with Hackford for the hostage drama, "Proof of Life"

1998

Wrote Michael Bay's blockbuster film, "Armageddon"

1997

Penned the Hackford-directed film, "The Devil's Advocate"

1996

Wrote the screenplay for "Extreme Measures"; first collaboration with director Taylor Hackford

1995

Penned the Stephen King adaptation, "Dolores Claiborne"

1992

Wrote first produced screenplay, "The Cutting Edge"

Sold first unproduced script at age 30

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