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Paul Attanasio

Paul Albert Attanasio (born November 14, 1959) is an American screenwriter. He is a 1981 graduate of Harvard College, where he lived in Currier House, and earned his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1984. Paul is known for Homicide: Life on The Street (1993-1999), Quiz Show (1994), Donnie Brasco (1997) and House M.D. (2004). He is married to ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Donnie Brasco
Donnie Brasco Writer
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Quiz Show
Quiz Show Writer
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 2017 Untitled Paul Attanasio Project (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2016-2017 Bull (TV Series) (executive producer - 17 episodes)
- Benevolent Deception (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Dirty Little Secrets (2017) ... (executive producer)
- How to Dodge a Bullet (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Free Fall (2017) ... (executive producer)
- What's Your Number? (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2013 The Vatican (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2004-2012 House M.D. (TV Series) (executive producer - 175 episodes)
- Everybody Dies (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Holding On (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Post Mortem (2012) ... (executive producer)
- The C Word (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Body and Soul (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2004 Century City (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- To Know Her (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Pilot (2004) ... (executive producer)
 2002 R.U.S./H. (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series) (executive producer)
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In the fall of 1998, Paul Attanasio was hired to adapt the yet-to-be-published A. Scott Berg biography "Lindbergh" for Steven Spielberg to produce and direct as his follow-up to Saving Private Ryan (1998). However, by the fall of 1999 it was announced that Attanasio had dropped out of the project without penning a draft. According to reports, Attanasio wrote a treatment that presented Lindbergh ... See more »

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