Paul Attanasio

Paul Attanasio

Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)

Lowest Rated: 11% Sphere (1998)

Birthday: Nov 14, 1959

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

One of the more prolific screenwriters working in Hollywood, Paul Attanasio worked both sides of the field in television and movies, creating some of Hollywood's most acclaimed projects. After working for a time as a journalist, Attanasio segued to screenwriting and found his first success on the small screen as the creator and executive producer of "Homicide: Life on the Streets" (NBC, 1993-99), one of the most acclaimed crime procedurals of all time. From there, he earned an Oscar nomination for writing Robert Redford's brilliant look at the 1950s game show scandals, "Quiz Show" (1994), and later earned a second Academy Award nod for his work on "Donnie Brasco" (1997). In collaboration with David Shore, Attanasio executive produced the long-running "House" (Fox, 2004-2012), which won a slew of awards while becoming a top 10 ratings winner. Whether on television or the silver screen, Attanasio built a reputation for works of unrelenting realism and strong characters, making him one of the most highly sought scribes in the business.



No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vatican Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2013
34% 33% The Good German Writer $1.3M 2006
59% 49% The Sum of All Fears Writer $118.5M 2002
15% 42% The Affair of the Necklace Co-Producer $430.3K 2001
11% 38% Sphere Screenwriter $37.0M 1998
88% 89% Donnie Brasco Writer $42.0M 1997
60% 41% Disclosure Screenwriter $81.3M 1994
96% 87% Quiz Show Screenwriter $24.8M 1994


No Score Yet 59% Bull Writer,
Executive Producer
68% 69% Tommy Executive Producer,
90% 96% House Executive Producer 2004-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Century City Executive Producer 2004-2005
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Executive Producer,