Grant Heslov

Grant Heslov

Highest Rated: 100% Fail Safe (2000)

Lowest Rated: 22% Congo (1995)

Birthday: May 15, 1963

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Starting his career as guest star on numerous prominent television series, Grant Heslov made a smooth transition to producing and directing alongside his old friend, George Clooney, both of whom delivered some of Hollywood's most challenging and thought-provoking projects. Having met Clooney while doing an episode of "The Facts of Life"(NBC, 1979-1988), Heslov remained close friends with the rising star, as he, himself, continued taking small parts in film and on television like "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994), "True Lies" (1994) and "Dante's Peak" (1997). After making his directorial bow with the little-seen comedy, "Par 6" (2002), Heslov joined forces with Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh to become president of the television arm of their production company, Section Eight. While there, he oversaw two critically-acclaimed, but ultimately short-lived series, "K Street" (HBO, 2003) and "Unscripted" (HBO, 2004), while serving as one of the producers on the multi-Oscar-nominated drama, "Good Night, and Good Luck" (2004). But when Section Eight closed its doors, Heslov and Clooney partnered on their new production company, Smoke House, which provided him the opportunity to direct his first major feature, "The Men Who Stare at Goats" (2009), and co-writing the Oscar-nominated drama "The Ides of March" (2011), while maintaining both a strong friendship and creative partnership with Clooney.

Highest rated movies

Fail Safe
Good Night, and Good Luck.
True Lies
The Scorpion King Black Sheep Dante's Peak Congo




52% 72% The Tender Bar Producer - 2021
50% 26% The Midnight Sky Producer - 2020
100% No Score Yet The Art of Political Murder Producer - 2019
28% 25% Suburbicon Screenwriter,
$5.7M 2017
59% 50% Money Monster Producer $41.0M 2016
37% 34% Our Brand Is Crisis Producer $7.0M 2015
30% 44% The Monuments Men Screenwriter,
$78.0M 2014
67% 65% August: Osage County Producer $37.7M 2013
96% 90% Argo Producer $136.0M 2012
84% 73% The Ides of March Screenwriter,
$41.0M 2011
66% 39% The American Producer $35.6M 2010
51% 39% The Men Who Stare at Goats Director,
$32.4M 2009
No Score Yet 50% Playground Executive Producer - 2009
52% 38% Leatherheads Producer $31.2M 2008
93% 83% Good Night, and Good Luck. Don Hewitt (Character),
$31.5M 2005
41% 37% The Scorpion King Arpid (Character) $90.3M 2002
No Score Yet 77% Bug Gordon (Character) - 2002
100% 79% Fail Safe Jimmy (Character) - 2000
26% 38% Dante's Peak Greg (Character) $67.2M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead by Midnight Detective Mackowitz (Character) - 1997
28% 70% Black Sheep Robbie Mieghem (Character) $30.6M 1996
22% 29% Congo Richard (Character) $80.1M 1995
70% 76% True Lies Faisil (Character) $146.3M 1994
No Score Yet 78% Catch Me if You Can Nevil (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 5% Dangerous Curves Wally Wilder (Character) - 1988


86% 81% Trial by Media Executive Producer 2020
84% 81% Catch-22 Doc Daneeka (Character),
Executive Producer,
38% 0% Memphis Beat Executive Producer 2010-2011
77% 50% Sleeper Cell Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Man 2/Announcer 4 (Guest Voice) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unscripted Executive Producer,
54% No Score Yet K Street Executive Producer 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
74% 86% The X-Files Andre Bormanis (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
46% No Score Yet It's Like, You Know ... Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cupid Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
92% No Score Yet Buddy Faro Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet 57% Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Lab Technician (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 18% Baywatch Buddy T. Semple (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Elliot Masche (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Roger (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 0% Mama's Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beverly Hills Buntz Jay (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Jonathan Spencer (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joanie Loves Chachi Unknown (Guest Star) 1982