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Tony Gilroy

Highest Rated: 95% Nightcrawler (2014)

Lowest Rated: 15% Red Dawn (2012)

Birthday: Sep 11, 1956

Birthplace: Not Available

Screenwriter Tony Gilroy debuted as a scribe on a lucrative but uncharacteristic note -- lucrative because the 1992 sports-themed romantic comedy The Cutting Edge (which Gilroy scripted) grossed a respectable 25 million dollars at the domestic box office; uncharacteristic because that film in no way presaged the genres in which Gilroy came to specialize. Time and again, over the following decades, Gilroy churned out scripts for intense variants on the thriller formula -- outings that exhibited a propensity for not only high-ratcheted suspense but literate subtexts and polished dialogue. These included the incest-themed Stephen King melodrama Dolores Claiborne (1995), the medical ethos-tinged suspenser Extreme Measures (1996), and the supernaturally charged, darkly comic thriller The Devil's Advocate (1997). Gilroy's activity surged after the turn of the millennium, when producers tapped him to script the first three installments in the Bourne series of films, adapted from the novels by Robert Ludlum. In 2007, Gilroy debuted as a director, helming his own script for the hotly anticipated legal thriller Michael Clayton (2007). The picture concerned a morally dubious fixer for a major Manhattan law firm (George Clooney), faced with the most daunting moral, ethical, and logistical crisis of his legal career. The film opened to largely positive reviews, and went on to capture Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.

Highest Rated Movies



82% Beirut Screenwriter 2018
35% The Great Wall Screenwriter $45.2M 2017
84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Screenwriter $532.2M 2016
No Score Yet The Great Wall Screenwriter 2016
95% Nightcrawler Producer 2014
15% Red Dawn Screenwriter $44.8M 2012
55% The Bourne Legacy Director Screenwriter $113.2M 2012
84% State of Play Screenwriter $37M 2009
65% Duplicity Screenwriter Director $40.6M 2009
91% Michael Clayton Director Screenwriter $49M 2007
92% The Bourne Ultimatum Screenwriter $227.5M 2007
82% The Bourne Supremacy Screenwriter $176.1M 2004
83% The Bourne Identity Screenwriter $121.6M 2002
39% Proof of Life Screenwriter Executive Producer $31.2M 2000
26% Bait Screenwriter Executive Producer $15M 2000
38% Armageddon Screenwriter 1998
67% The Devil's Advocate Screenwriter 1997
56% Extreme Measures Screenwriter 1996
84% Dolores Claiborne Screenwriter 1995
No Score Yet For Better and for Worse Screenwriter 1992
56% The Cutting Edge Screenwriter 1992


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