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      Stephen Gaghan

      Stephen Gaghan

      Highest Rated: 92% Traffic (2000)

      Lowest Rated: 15% Dolittle (2020)

      Birthday: May 6, 1965

      Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

      Having launched his career on television, screenwriter and director Stephen Gaghan emerged as the Oscar-winning writer of the acclaimed sociopolitical crime epic, "Traffic" (2000). Before that, Gaghan had risen up the ranks as a staff writer on popular shows like "New York Undercover" (Fox, 1994-98), "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005) and "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004). Gaghan later shifted gears to features, starting with the military courtroom thriller "Rules of Engagement" (2000), before working with director Steven Soderbergh on the sprawling "Traffic," which became a critical darling and box office hit. From there, he became much in demand as a script doctor on numerous studio films while continuing to move on his own projects. Gaghan sat down in the director's chair for the first time with the little-known teen thriller "Abandon" (2002) before being credited as one of the screenwriters on "The Alamo" (2004). For his second directing effort, "Syriana" (2005), he again took a complex sociopolitical issue - Middle Eastern oil - and turned it into a complex, but personal drama that earned both critical praise and box office success. Gaghan's ability to weave labyrinth interlocking stories into highly-relatable entertainment made him one of the most sought-after and highly praised screenwriters of his day.




      15% 76% Dolittle Director,
      $77.0M 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bunker77 Executive Producer - 2016
      41% 46% Gold Director $7.2M 2016
      73% 67% Syriana Director,
      $50.8M 2005
      45% 36% Havoc Writer - 2005
      29% 45% The Alamo Screenwriter $22.4M 2004
      16% 31% Abandon Director,
      $10.7M 2002
      92% 85% Traffic Screenwriter $124.1M 2000
      37% 55% Rules of Engagement Screenwriter $61.3M 2000


      65% 83% Entourage Stephen Gaghan (Guest Star) 2007
      63% 100% American Gothic Writer 1995-1996 1998
      83% 83% NYPD Blue Writer 1996