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      Dan Gilroy

      Dan Gilroy

      Highest Rated: 95% Nightcrawler (2014)

      Lowest Rated: 22% Two for the Money (2005)

      Birthday: Jun 24, 1959

      Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA

      Screenwriter Dan Gilroy worked steadily in the film industry for nearly two decades, amassing credits on features like "Real Steel" and "The Bourne Legacy" (2012), before scoring his first major hit with the thriller "Nightcrawler" (2014), which also marked his debut as director. The son of playwright and screenwriter Frank D. Gilroy, he initially followed a career in journalism before parlaying his interest in film into a career as a scriptwriter. Gilroy's first produced feature, "Freejack" (1992), was followed by a host of minor efforts, including "Chasers" (1994) and "Two for the Money" (2005) before scoring two substantive hits as story co-writer on "Real Steel" (2011) and co-writer on "The Bourne Legacy" with his brother, fellow screenwriter-turned-director Tony Gilroy. Two years later, Gilroy followed in his sibling's footsteps by writing, directing and raising most of the funds for "Nightcrawler," a lean and suspenseful thriller about a seemingly sociopathic cameraman that earned writing nominations from most of the major award ceremonies, including the Oscars. The critical and box office success of "Nightcrawler" served as proof positive that Dan Gilroy was a multi-hyphenate filmmaker on the rise.

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      NIGHTCRAWLER, from left: Jake Gyllenhaal, director Dan Gilroy, on set, 2014. ph: Chuck Zlotnick/©Open Road Films ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ., FROM LEFT: DIRECTOR DAN GILROY, DENZEL WASHINGTON, ON SET, 2017. PH: GLEN WILSON/© COLUMBIA ROMAN J ISRAEL, ESQ., FROM LEFT, DIRECTOR DAN GILROY, DENZEL WASHINGTON, ON-SET, 2017. PH: GLEN WILSON. ©COLUMBIA VELVET BUZZSAW, FROM LEFT: JAKE GYLLENHAAL, RENE RUSSO, DIRECTOR DAN GILROY, ON-SET, 2019. PHOTO: CLAUDETTE BARIUS/© NETFLIX VELVET BUZZSAW, FROM LEFT: TONI COLLETTE, DIRECTOR DAN GILROY, ON-SET, 2019. PHOTO: CLAUDETTE BARIUS/© NETFLIX VELVET BUZZSAW, FROM LEFT: DIRECTOR DAN GILROY, ZAWE ASHTON, ON-SET, 2019. PHOTO: CLAUDETTE BARIUS/© NETFLIX NIGHTCRAWLER, from left: director Dan Gilroy, Riz Ahmed, Jake Gyllenhaal, on set, 2014. ph: Chuck Zlotnick/©Open Road Films NIGHTCRAWLER, from left: director Dan Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, on set, 2014. ph: Chuck Zlotnick/©Open Road Films NIGHTCRAWLER, from left: director Dan Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, on set, 2014. ph: Chuck Zlotnick/©Open Road Films ROMAN J ISRAEL, ESQ., DIRECTOR DAN GILROY, ON-SET, 2017. PH: GLEN WILSON. ©COLUMBIA MADONNA AND THE BREAKFAST CLUB, DAN GILROY, 2019. © THE ORCHARD Dan Gilroy, winner of the Best Screenplay Award for NIGHTCRAWLER in the press room for 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards 2015 - Press Room, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA February 21, 2015. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Michael Litvak, Dan Gilroy, Gary Michael Walters, Jennifer Fox, David Lancaster, award for Best First Feature for NIGHTCRAWLER in the press room for 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards 2015 - Press Room, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA February 21, 2015. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      84% No Score Yet Magazine Dreams Producer - 2023
      61% 36% Velvet Buzzsaw Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2019
      55% 57% Roman J. Israel, Esq. Director,
      Screenwriter
      $11.7M 2017
      75% 69% Kong: Skull Island Screenwriter $168.0M 2017
      95% 86% Nightcrawler Director,
      Screenwriter
      $32.4M 2014
      56% 58% The Bourne Legacy Screenwriter $113.2M 2012
      62% 85% The Fall Screenwriter $2.3M 2006
      22% 48% Two for the Money Writer $22.9M 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Southern Heart Bucky Pearl (Character) - 1999
      33% 21% Chasers Screenwriter $1.3M 1994
      No Score Yet 74% Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme Unknown (Character) - 1990

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014