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Grant Heslov (born May 15, 1963) is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter and director, known for his producing and writing collaborations with George Clooney, which have earned him three Academy Award nominations. As a co-producer of Argo (2012), he received the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2013. As an actor, he has appeared in films including True Lies (1994), Black Sheep (1996), Enemy of the State (1998) and The Scorpion King (2002), as well as performing supporting roles in several films made with Clooney.

Grant Heslov
Grant Heslov TIFF09 portrait.jpg
Born (1963-05-15) May 15, 1963 (age 54)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer, screenwriter, director
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Lysa Hayland-Heslov

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Personal lifeEdit

Heslov was born in Los Angeles California,[1] and was raised in its Palos Verdes area. His father, Arthur, was a dentist, and his mother, Kerrie (née Rosen), a businesswoman.[2] He has two older brothers, Steven and Michael. His family is Jewish.[3][4] He attended Palos Verdes High School, the University of Southern California (USC) along with friend (and future actor) Tate Donovan.[5] He is a member of Phi Kappa Psi.

Heslov is married to Lysa Hayland-Heslov, a producer.[6]

CareerEdit

Heslov's acting credits include the films True Lies, Dante's Peak, Enemy of the State, The Scorpion King, Good Night and Good Luck, Congo, Black Sheep, and Catch Me If You Can. He has also appeared in such TV series as Happy Days, Family Ties, Mama's Family, L.A. Law, Matlock, Sleeper Cell and The X-Files.

In August 2006, Heslov and George Clooney started Smokehouse Pictures and began writing screenplays for production. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (with Clooney) and as producer for Best Film for Good Night, and Good Luck. Heslov also appears in the film as Don Hewitt, the director of the TV series See It Now, around which the movie is centered. He directed a screen adaptation of The Men Who Stare at Goats, starring Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey and co-produced The American starring Clooney in 2012. He also worked on 2011's The Ides of March. In June 2012, he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[7]

In 2013, Heslov, alongside Clooney and Ben Affleck, won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Argo (2012). The three men also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and the BAFTA Award for Best Film.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Director Producer Writer Actor Role Notes
1985 The Journey of Natty Gann
 N
Parker's Gang
1985 The Boys Next Door
 N
Joe Gonzales
1986 Legal Eagles
 N
Usher
1988 Sunset
 N
Car Attendant
1988 License to Drive
 N
Karl
1989 Dangerous Curves
 N
Wally Wilder
1989 Catch Me if You Can
 N
Nevil
1990 Vital Signs
 N
Rick
1994 True Lies
 N
Faisal
1995 Congo
 N
Richard
1996 Black Sheep
 N
Robbie Mieghem
1996 The Birdcage
 N
National Enquirer Photographer
1997 Dante's Peak
 N
Greg
1998 Enemy of the State
 N
Lenny
1998 Waiting for Woody
 N
 N
 N
Josh Silver
2002 Bug
 N
Gordon - Guy in Bug Suit
2002 The Scorpion King
 N
Arpid
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck
 N
 N
 N
Don Hewitt Nominated—Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Picture
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
2008 Leatherheads
 N
 N
Saul Keller
2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats
 N
 N
2010 The American
 N
2011 The Ides of March
 N
 N
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated—AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
2012 Lost Angeles
 N
Film Producer
2012 Martin Scorsese Eats a Cookie
 N
Short film directed by George Clooney
2012 Argo
 N
Academy Award for Best Picture
BAFTA Award for Best Film
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Film
César Award for Best Foreign Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
Nominated—AACTA International Award for Best Film
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Film
2013 August: Osage County
 N
2014 The Monuments Men
 N
 N
 N
Battlefield Doctor
2015 Our Brand Is Crisis
 N
2016 Money Monster
 N
2017 Suburbicon
 N
 N

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. "California Birth Index 1905–1995". State of California. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ Freeman, Hadley (13 February 2014). "Grant Heslov: 'It's great to have Clooney there to crack the whip'". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Abramowitz, Rachel (November 7, 2009). "Grant Heslov, George Clooney team up for 'The Men Who Stare at Goats'". latimes.com. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ Tampa Jewish Federation "Jews in the News: Oscar Time!" retrieved March 19, 2017
  5. ^ Alumni, School of Dramatic Arts
  6. ^ ""Nobody's Perfect" Screening In Los Angeles Photos and Images | Getty Images". Gettyimages.ca. 2004-02-19. Retrieved 2017-08-10. 
  7. ^ "Academy Invites 176 to Membership". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. June 29, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 

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