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Stephen Gaghan

Stephen Gaghan was born on May 6, 1965 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is known for his work on Syriana (2005), Traffic (2000) and Havoc (2005). He has been married to Minnie Mortimer since May 19, 2007. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016/I Gold (co-writer) (post-production)
 2013 Call of Duty: Ghosts (Video Game) (writer)
 2011 Metro (TV Movie)
 2005 Syriana (written by)
 2005 Havoc (screenplay) / (story)
 2004 The Alamo (written by)
 2002 Abandon (written by)
 2000 Traffic (screenplay)
 2000 Rules of Engagement (screenplay)
 1997 Sleepwalkers (TV Series)
  The Practice (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1997) (written by - 1 episode, 1997)
- Sex, Lies and Monkeys (1997) ... (teleplay)
- First Degree (1997) ... (written by)
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Where's 'Swaldo (1996) ... (written by)
  American Gothic (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1995 - 1996) (writer - 2 episodes, 1995)
- Inhumanitas (1996)
- Resurrector (1996)
- Dead to the World (1995) ... (writer)
- Damned If You Don't (1995) ... (writer)
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- CAT (1995) ... (written by)
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Was interviewed in an episode of Talking Movies (1999), about Robert Elswit. The other interviewees were the aforementioned and George Clooney. See more »

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3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I can't separate the process of writing from the visual process. I'm speaking only for myself here, but I'm a highly visual writer. In my imagination, when I'm thinking of a scene, I think of every last detail of it: The space, the color palette, the blocking of the actors, the placement of the camera. See more »


Has written two screenplays where Harrison Ford was offered a role: Robert Wakefield in Traffic (2000) (which went to Michael Douglas) and Bob Barnes in Syriana (2005) (which George Clooney won the Oscar). See more »

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