Tony Gilroy
American film director and screenwriter
Tony Gilroy
Anthony Joseph "Tony" Gilroy is an American screenwriter and filmmaker. He wrote the screenplays for the Bourne series starring Matt Damon, among other successful films. He has been nominated for Academy Awards for his direction and script for Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney. Gilroy wrote and directed Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen.
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Rogue One’s trailers help reveal what might have been reshot
Yahoo News - 2 months
Remember that first teaser for Rogue One? It had a lot of cool shots in it: Jyn walking into the hanger bay on Yavin IV, her declaration that she rebels and that iconic shot of her in her Imperial disguise? None of those were in the final cut of the film. Spoilers ahead for Rogue One. A couple of months after that first trailer came out, word broke that Disney was bringing on Tony Gilroy (who wrote the films in Matt Damon’s Bourne series and directed Michael Clayton and The Bourne Legacy) was being brought on to help fix the film and redirect some new scenes. ...
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Meet Oscar Isaac of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Tapped by the Coen brothers for their 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' Oscar Isaac is grateful for the phone calls that end with a 'yes' Four months before securing the title role in the Coen brothers movie “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Oscar Isaac was down in Miami, waiting, waiting, waiting to hear about a different job prospect, the lead in the latest “Bourne” film, “The Bourne Legacy.” Writer-director Tony Gilroy, Isaac tells me over breakfast, had told Isaac all along that he was it. He was The Guy. The movie wouldn't be the same without him, Gilroy told him.     
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Fifth 'Bourne' movie in the works with Jeremy Renner, 'Sherlock Holmes' writer
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES ( - Universal Pictures is gearing up for another entry in its blockbuster "Bourne" series, setting Anthony Peckham ("Sherlock Holmes") to write the script for a fifth film in the franchise. Jeremy Renner will reprise his role as Aaron Cross from last year's "The Bourne Legacy," which was directed by original "Bourne" screenwriter Tony Gilroy. Gilroy is not involved with the latest installment, nor is Matt Damon at the moment. While Universal would love for Damon to reprise his signature action role, it'll all depend on who the studio hires to direct. ...
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Michael Bay Is Sorry For Major Blockbuster
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Michael Bay is sorry for the way he ended one of his biggest blockbusters. “I will apologize for 'Armageddon,' because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking," Bay told Rene Rodriguez of the Miami Herald when asked about his hyper-kinetic editing style. "That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could. But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible. My visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that. I called James Cameron and asked 'What do you do when you’re doing all the effects yourself?' But the movie did fine." Indeed it did. "Armageddon" earned $553 million worldwide in an era before 3D and scored a higher percentage of good reviews on Rotten Tomatoes than the last two "Transformers" sequels. (To be fair, "Armageddon" still received a rating of just 39 percent, "rotten" by the review aggregation's site's standards.) It's even available on DVD and ...
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Scott Mendelson: 2012 in Film: The Year's 'Worst' Films
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Almost to the end, folks.  But before we finally recap the best (or, err, my favorites) of 2012, let's take a pit stop to discuss what are arguably the worst films of 2012.  Now as always, I can't presume that I've seen every terrible movie out there (I generally avoid Adam Sandler comedies and didn't catch Parental Guidance in time), but I tried to highlight films that were both very bad and whose respective failures meant something more than just their artistic inadequacy.  As always, the films below are in alphabetical order.  So, without further ado, let's dive in! Alex Cross: To William Hurt in A History of Violence, "How to do you f*** that up?!"  You have a long-running detective series filled with larger-than-life villains and often insanely over-the-top violence.  You have Tyler Perry, if perhaps cast against type than at least hungry to prove that he can do something different.  You have Matthew Fox theoretically willing to chew up every bit of available sce ...
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Ian McMillan: The life-affirming effect of those who enthuse
Yorkshire Post - over 4 years
I’m getting a taxi to the station and I’m wondering which driver I’ll get: will it be the one who likes to talk about football, who seems to have seen just about every game played in the country over the weekend and who, like me, has opinions on them all? Will it be the one who loves to go off for weekend breaks and who likes to tell me about which hotel he stayed in and what he had for his evening meals? Will it be the one who says, “Put this in your bit in the paper,” and then proceeds to tell me stories which may well, one day, end up in these pages?
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
In which we hit it and quit it. Back to the Future "No McFly ever amounted to anything in the history of Hill Valley!" Burnside Brewing Co. Barfly Readings by local writers and rare footage of Charles Bukowski precede a screening of Barfly, the 1987 flick written by Bukowski and starring Mickey Rourke as Bukowski's thinly-veiled alter ego, Henry Chinaski. For more info, see Books. Hollywood Theatre. Beasts of the Southern Wild I'll let you in on a secret: Writing negative reviews is pretty easy. Every doofy plot twist and bungled CG jumpkick pulls you out of the moviegoing experience, allowing you plenty of time to compose elaborately mean puns for your headline. It's harder to review a movie when it succeeds—and I mean really succeeds, in that it draws you in completely. The surreal, fantastic Beasts of the Southern Wild is that kind of movie: You may leave the theater conflicted and even confused, but you won't be thinkin ...
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Critic's Choice: 'The Bourne Legacy'
LATimes - over 4 years
A film that was made because a studio was loathe to abandon a money-making franchise, a film made without the star that made that series so successful, a summer entertainment without a big box office name: If the movie business were ruled by logic, "The Bourne Legacy"wouldn't have a chance. But the reality is that this brash and risky movie is one of the joys of the summer. Complex, unexpected and dazzling, alternating relentless tension with resonant emotional moments, this is an exemplary espionage thriller (impeccably cast from stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton on down) that has a faultless sense of what it wants to accomplish and how best to get there. Tony Gilroy, the man responsible for this accomplishment, is more than "Legacy's" director and co-writer. Though this is his first time behind the "Bourne" camera, he has written on all four pictures, and is in effect the keeper of the franchise flame. Gilroy is easily as coolly efficient as the ruthless assassins he ...
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Dan Persons: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Bourne Legacy
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The actual Bourne legacy is that what was always intended to be a trilogy was so successful that it compelled Universal to find some way to continue the franchise without star Matt Damon (clearly the Doctor Who fix wouldn't work here). Their solution for The Bourne Legacy, the movie: bring in Jeremy Renner as another genetically-altered super-spy, Aaron Cross, who, in the aftermath of Bourne's antics and with Ed Norton's high-ranking operative tracking him with the intent of ending his service with extreme prejudice, begins his own struggle for survival and legitimacy (parallels between the scenario presented and the franchise itself are purely coincidental). Come join Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and I as we explore this follow up to a unique and entertaining series of spy films. Does it promise the same gripping action and intriguing world as the Damon Bourne movies? How does Tony Gilroy -- who scripted the previous films and here steps into ...
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'Bourne' writer-director Gilroy taps real science
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
"The Bourne Legacy" is a work of fiction, but the scientific, political and corporate partnerships it depicts are very real. Tony Gilroy, writer-director of "The Bourne Legacy" after being writer on the first three "Bourne" films, has spent countless hours immersed in military and intelligence research.
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Tony Gilroy comes back to 'Bourne'
CNN - over 4 years
The "Bourne" franchise returns to theaters Friday minus its central character, Jason Bourne, but with a new hero and story -- a turn that caught even its writer/director, Tony Gilroy, by surprise.
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Gilroy back to 'Bourne'
CNN - over 4 years
The "Bourne" franchise returns to theaters Friday minus its central character, Jason Bourne, but with a new hero and story -- a turn that caught even its writer/director, Tony Gilroy, by surprise.
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They Call Me Wolfpuncher
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
All you need to know about The Bourne Legacy is that Jeremy Renner punches a wolf in the face. by Erik Henriksen WATCHING THE DARK KNIGHT RISES a few days before its release was a markedly different experience than watching it during its opening weekend, after 12 died and 58 were injured in a shooting at a screening of the film in Colorado. One sequence in particular—in which masked supervillain Bane strides into a crowded room and starts shooting—was nearly impossible to watch. A few days before, it had merely been one more scene establishing how eeeevil Bane was; after Aurora, it turned into something dark and disconcerting. There's a similar scene maybe a third of the way into The Bourne Legacy: A man with a handgun enters a room, blocks its exits, and calmly shoots everyone he can. When Legacy opens this Friday, it will have been five days since America's most recent mass shooting, this one at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Lega ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tony Gilroy
  • 2012
    Age 55
    He then took over as director of the next entry in the Bourne series as well as co-writing; the film, The Bourne Legacy, was released August 10, 2012, starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, and Albert Finney.
    More Details Hide Details He lives in Manhattan with his family.
  • 2009
    Age 52
    Gilroy also wrote and directed his next film, Duplicity, released March 20, 2009, and starring Clive Owen, Julia Roberts and Tom Wilkinson.
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  • 2007
    Age 50
    Gilroy's directorial debut was in 2007, when he directed the film Michael Clayton, which his brother John Gilroy edited.
    More Details Hide Details The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. In addition to its Edgar Award, the film won one Oscar, for Best Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton). The film was a box-office success, grossing over $92 million worldwide.
    Also in 2007, he wrote and directed the film Michael Clayton, which won an Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay, and was nominated for several Academy Awards including screenplay. In 2009, Gilroy wrote and directed the romantic comedy spy film Duplicity, starring Clive Owen, Julia Roberts and Tom Wilkinson.
    More Details Hide Details Gilroy is set, along with The Bourne Ultimatum co-screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, to write the script for the upcoming film Army of Two, based on the video game from EA Montreal. In September 2013, Gilroy delivered a screenwriting lecture as part of the BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters' Lecture Series.
  • 2002
    Age 45
    In 2002, 2003 and 2007 he wrote the screenplays for The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, and wrote and directed the next installment of the Bourne series, The Bourne Legacy (2012).
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  • 1998
    Age 41
    He also wrote the script for Armageddon, the highest-grossing film of 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Gilroy's next script was Proof of Life in 2000.
  • 1974
    Age 17
    Gilroy was raised in Washingtonville, New York. He graduated from Washingtonville High School in 1974 and attended Boston University for two years before dropping out to concentrate on his music career.
    More Details Hide Details Gilroy has written many scripts for film, starting with the script for The Cutting Edge in 1992. This was followed by Dolores Claiborne in 1995 and The Devil's Advocate in 1997.
  • 1956
    Born on September 11, 1956.
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