Gary Ross

Gary Ross

Highest Rated: 97% Big (1988)

Lowest Rated: 13% Mr. Baseball (1992)

Birthday: Nov 03, 1956

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

One of the most accomplished writer-directors of the late 1990s and early 2000s, Gary Ross received screenwriting Oscar nominations for "Big" (1988), "Dave" (1993) and "Seabiscuit" (2003) while enjoying critical acclaim as a director of the latter picture as well as Pleasantville" (1998) and the blockbuster fantasy "The Hunger Games" (2012). Ross' best work combined a wistful longing for the innocence of times gone by with a deep-rooted passion for the power of the democratic process to effect positive change in the lives of all people. His often-sparkling dialogue, most notably in "Dave" and "Pleasantville," echoed the screwball comedy genre of the 1930s, while the doggedly optimistic tone of "Seabiscuit" and "The Tale of Despereaux" evoked comparisons with Frank Capra and Preston Sturges. Ross weathered some ups and downs after "Seabiscuit" before roaring back to the spotlight with "The Hunger Games," an eagerly anticipated film version of the popular youth fantasy novel series. Ross' ability to imbue genre pictures with resonant emotional and political content made him one of the most skilled filmmakers of the period.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
69% 45% Ocean's 8 Director,
Screenwriter
$139.4M 2018
47% 64% Free State of Jones Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$20.8M 2016
79% 45% Z for Zachariah Executive Producer $118.5K 2015
84% 81% The Hunger Games Director,
Screenwriter
$408M 2012
57% 44% The Tale of Despereaux Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2008
78% 76% Seabiscuit Director,
Writer,
Producer
$120.1M 2003
79% 75% Owning Mahowny Writer (Book) $1M 2003
85% 79% Pleasantville Director,
Writer,
Producer
$40.6M 1998
50% 30% Trial and Error Producer $13.6M 1997
88% 56% Lassie Screenwriter $8.3M 1994
95% 72% Dave Screenwriter $61M 1993
13% 41% Mr. Baseball Screenwriter $20.3M 1992
97% 82% Big Writer $113.5M 1988

TV

Credit
83% 82% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet 3ABN Today Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Lot Judge 2007

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