Richard LaGravenese

Richard LaGravenese

Highest Rated: 97% A Little Princess (1995)

Lowest Rated: 24% The Comedian (2016)

Birthday: Oct 30, 1959

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A prolific storyteller with a famous talent for character-driven narratives, writer and director Richard LaGravenese made his Hollywood debut with a major splash when his first script, "The Fisher King" (1991) was optioned and brought to the screen by visionary director Terry Gilliam. Though LaGravenese had been paying the bills as a writer for hire, helping collaborate on re-writes for his friend Neil Levy's project "Rude Awakening" (1989), "The Fisher King" was entirely LaGravenese's own, a heartfelt, hallucinatory, and extremely unique story about a callous radio DJ (Jeff Bridges) who redeems himself for his selfish ways by helping a homeless man (Robin Williams). Largely inspired by the concepts explored in psychoanalyst Robert A. Johnson's Jungian book of self-examination, He, "The Fisher King" had been through numerous drafts before LaGravenese's hard work paid off with big screen success. The film was met with major acclaim and a number of Academy Awards nominations, including one for Best Original Screenplay, and started a long and varied Hollywood career.




No Score Yet No Score Yet Pushing Dead Producer - 2016
24% 28% The Comedian Screenwriter $1.7M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Your Father Executive Producer - 2016
60% 57% The Last Five Years Director,
$51.5K 2014
52% 70% Unbroken Screenwriter $115.6M 2014
94% 71% Behind the Candelabra Screenwriter - 2013
47% 54% Beautiful Creatures Director,
$19.4M 2013
60% 70% Water for Elephants Screenwriter $58.7M 2011
25% 80% P.S. I Love You Director,
$53.7M 2007
70% 87% Freedom Writers Director,
$36.6M 2007
86% 84% Paris, je t'aime Director,
$4.9M 2006
77% 83% A Decade Under the Influence Director,
$34.5K 2003
59% 62% Living Out Loud Director,
$12.9M 1998
74% 72% The Horse Whisperer Screenwriter $75.4M 1998
71% 71% Beloved Screenwriter $22.8M 1998
53% 71% The Mirror Has Two Faces Screenwriter $41.3M 1996
97% 88% A Little Princess Screenwriter $9.0M 1995
75% 61% Unstrung Heroes Screenwriter $7.9M 1995
73% 73% The Ref Screenwriter,
$11.3M 1994
84% 85% The Fisher King Screenwriter $39.4M 1991


92% 97% The Divide Executive Producer 2014