Tony Gilroy

Tony Gilroy

Highest Rated: 95% Nightcrawler (2014)

Lowest Rated: 26% Bait (2000)

Birthday: Sep 11, 1956

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, USA

After spending much of his early career writing scripts for films that were never produced, writer-director Tony Gilroy emerged as the go-to screenwriter for intelligent and richly drawn thrillers that often featured isolated heroes nearing the end of their limitations. Though he broke through with the ice-skating romantic comedy, "The Cutting Edge" (1992), Gilroy penned well-known thrillers like "Dolores Claiborne" (1995), "Extreme Measures" (1996) and "The Devil's Advocate" (1997), which helped pave the way for a lucrative side career as a noted script doctor. But it was his adaptation of Robert Ludlum's dense spy thriller, "The Bourne Identity" (2002) that propelled him into the upper echelon of Hollywood scribes. The massive critical and financial success of that film, as well as the sequels "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004) and "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007), redefined the spy thriller genre while making Gilroy a highly-sought writer. He parlayed the success of that franchise into a new career as a director, starting with the excellent legal thriller "Michael Clayton" (2007), which earned a large helping of critical adulation while drawing upon the stark, character driven films of the 1970s. He moved on to direct the engaging romantic thriller "Duplicity" (2009) while penning "State of Play" (2009) and the remake of "Red Dawn" (2010), which only further added to Gilroy's already considerable stature within Hollywood.




82% 57% Beirut Screenwriter,
$5.0M 2018
35% 42% The Great Wall Screenwriter $45.1M 2016
84% 86% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Screenwriter $532.2M 2016
95% 86% Nightcrawler Producer $32.4M 2014
55% 58% The Bourne Legacy Director,
$113.2M 2012
84% 73% State of Play Screenwriter $37.0M 2009
65% 37% Duplicity Director,
$40.6M 2009
91% 69% Michael Clayton Director,
$49.0M 2007
92% 91% The Bourne Ultimatum Writer $227.4M 2007
82% 90% The Bourne Supremacy Screenwriter $176.0M 2004
84% 93% The Bourne Identity Writer $121.5M 2002
39% 43% Proof of Life Writer,
Executive Producer
$32.6M 2000
26% 40% Bait Writer,
Executive Producer
- 2000
38% 73% Armageddon Writer $201.6M 1998
63% 80% The Devil's Advocate Writer $61.0M 1997
56% 41% Extreme Measures Writer $17.4M 1996
85% 82% Dolores Claiborne Screenwriter $22.8M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Better and for Worse Screenwriter - 1992


No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2012