Richard LaGravenese, September 2017
|Born||October 30, 1959|
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film director|
LaGravenese was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a taxi driver. He is of Italian descent. He graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1980 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting.
In New York City during the early 1980s, billed as "The Double R" comedy duo, in collaboration with playwright Richard O’Donnell, LaGravenese co-penned and consecutively performed in several Off-Off-Broadway productions including Spare Parts, Blood-brothers" at The 78th Street Theatre Lab, The Lion Theatre, and West Bank Cafe.
|1989||Rude Awakening||David Greenwalt
|1991||The Fisher King||Terry Gilliam||Nominated- Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay|
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Writing
|1994||The Ref||Ted Demme|
|1995||A Little Princess||Alfonso Cuaron|
|The Bridges of Madison County||Clint Eastwood|
|Unstrung Heroes||Diane Keaton|
|1996||The Mirror Has Two Faces||Barbra Streisand|
|1998||The Horse Whisperer||Robert Redford|
|Living Out Loud||Himself|
|2006||Paris, je t'aime||Himself||Segment Pigalle|
|P.S. I Love You|
|2011||Water for Elephants||Francis Lawrence|
|Behind the Candelabra||Steven Soderbergh||Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay|
|2014||The Last Five Years||Himself|
|Unbroken||Angelina Jolie||Co-written with the Coen Brothers and William Nicholson|
|2016||The Comedian||Taylor Hackford|
He is the creator of The Divide and wrote all but one episode.
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Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special ... Richard LaGravenese ’80 (BFA, Acting)
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