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Paul Haggis


Paul Haggis is the award-winning filmmaker who, in 2006, became the first screenwriter to write two Best Film Oscar winners back-to-back - Million Dollar Baby (2004) directed by Clint Eastwood, and Crash (2004) which he himself directed. For Crash (2004), he won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. The film also received ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 44 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Crash
Crash Writer
(2004)
Million Dollar Baby
(2004)
Casino Royale
Casino Royale Writer
(2006)
In the Valley of Elah
(2007)

Filmography

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  Inversion (screenplay) (pre-production)
  The Juliet (screenplay) (announced)
 2013 Third Person (screenplay)
 2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Video Game) (writer)
 2010 The Next Three Days (screenplay)
 2008 Quantum of Solace (written by)
 2008 Speechless (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 2007 In the Valley of Elah (screenplay) / (story)
  The Black Donnellys (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 2007) (story - 2 episodes, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007) (written by - 1 episode, 2007)
- Easy Is the Way (2007) ... (creator) / (story)
- The Black Drop (2007) ... (creator) / (story)
- Wasn't That Enough? (2007) ... (creator)
- When the Door Opens (2007) ... (creator)
- All of Us Are in the Gutter (2007) ... (creator)
 2006 Letters from Iwo Jima (story)
 2006 Casino Royale (screenplay)
 2006 Flags of Our Fathers (screenplay)
 2006 The Last Kiss (screenplay)
 2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (TV Movie) (creator)
 2004 Million Dollar Baby (screenplay)
 2004/I Crash (screenplay) / (story)
  Mister Sterling (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2003) (teleplay & story - 1 episode, 2003)
- The Sins of the Father (2003) ... (teleplay & story)
- Final Passage (2003)
- Human Error (2003)
  Family Law (TV Series) (created by - 68 episodes, 1999 - 2002) (writer - 8 episodes, 1999 - 2001)
- Alienation of Affection (2002) ... (creator)
- Ties That Bind (2002) ... (creator)
- Admissions (2002) ... (creator)
- Once Removed (2002) ... (creator)
- Big Brother (2002) ... (creator)
  Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) (created by - 195 episodes, 1993 - 2001) (creator - 1 episode, 1993)
- The Final Showdown: Part 2 (2001) ... (creator)
- The Final Showdown: Part 1 (2001) ... (creator)
- Reel Rangers (2001) ... (creator)
- Blood Diamonds (2001) ... (creator)
- Without a Sound (2001) ... (creator)
  Due South (TV Series) (created by - 66 episodes, 1994 - 1999) (written by - 10 episodes, 1994 - 1995) (story - 1 episode, 1995) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1995)
- Call of the Wild: Part 2 (1999) ... (creator)
- Call of the Wild: Part 1 (1999) ... (creator)
- Say Amen (1999) ... (creator)
- Hunting Season (1999) ... (creator)
- A Likely Story (1999) ... (creator)
 1998 Ghost of a Chance (TV Movie)
 1997 Michael Hayes (TV Series) (creator) / (pilot and multiple episodes)
  EZ Streets (TV Series) (1 episode) (writer - 5 episodes, 1996 - 1997) (story - 4 episodes, 1996 - 1997) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1996 - 1997) (teleplay by - 1 episode)
- A Ceremony of Innocence (1997) ... (writer)
- On the Left Side of the Angel (1997) ... (writer)
- One Acquainted with the Night (1997) ... (writer)
- Every Dog Has Its Day (1997) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- St. Jude Took a Bullet (1997) ... (story) / (teleplay)
  L.A. Law (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1994) (story by - 1 episode, 1994)
- Finish Line (1994) ... (story by)
- Whistle Stop (1994) ... (written by)
- How Am I Driving? (1994) ... (written by)
- Silence Is Golden (1994) ... (written by)
 1993 Red Hot (written by)
 1990-1991 You Take the Kids (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Pilot (1990) ... (written by)
  City (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 1990) (written by - 2 episodes, 1990) (story - 1 episode, 1990)
- Just a Passing Dad (1990) ... (creator)
- With a Song in Your Heart and a Knife in Your Back (1990) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Seems Like Old Times (1990) ... (creator)
- Oil and Water (1990) ... (creator)
- Love Among the Ruins (1990) ... (creator) / (story)
 1989 FM (TV Series) (1 episode)
- If a Man Answers (1989)
  Thirtysomething (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1988) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1987)
- Business as Usual (1988) ... (written by)
- South by Southeast (1988) ... (written by)
- Nice Work If You Can Get It (1987) ... (teleplay by)
 1987 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
 1987 Nothing Is Easy (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- We're a Family (1987) ... (teleplay)
  The Facts of Life (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes, 1982 - 1986) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (story - 1 episode, 1985)
- Out of Peekskill: Part 2 (1986) ... (written by)
- Out of Peekskill: Part 1 (1986) ... (written by)
- Atlantic City (1986) ... (written by)
- Tootie Drives (1985) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- 3, 2, 1 (1985) ... (written by)
 1986 Charmed Lives (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1986) ... (screenplay)
  Who's the Boss? (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1986) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1986)
- Charmed Lives (1986) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1983-1984 One Day at a Time (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Meaning of Life (1984) ... (written by)
- Parting Company (1984) ... (written by)
- Take My Ex (1983) ... (written by)
  Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1982 - 1983) (written by - 1 episode, 1983) (story - 1 episode, 1982)
- The Van Drummonds (1983) ... (written by)
- The Cricket (1983) ... (teleplay)
- Memories (1982) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1983 The Puppy's Further Adventures (TV Series) (writer)
 1982 Ri¢hie Ri¢h (TV Series) (story - 1982)
 1982 The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour (TV Series) (story - 1982)
 1982 Mr. Merlin (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- An Absence of Amulets (1982) ... (written by)
 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Lady from Laramie/Vicki Swings/Phantom Bride (1981) ... (written by - segment "Phantom Bride")
 1980 Heathcliff (TV Series) (story - 1980-1981)
 1980 The Ri¢hie Ri¢h/Scooby-Doo Show (TV Series) (story - 1980)
 1979 The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show (TV Series) (story - 1980)
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Alternate Names:

Paul Edward Haggis

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

"I agreed to write the pilot because I thought it would just go away, but it became this huge hit and I remember waking up at 3 or 4 in the morning in a cold sweat, dripping wet. I mean, I was drenched. I just pictured my tombstone and it said: 'Paul Haggis: Creator of Walker Texas Ranger.' So the impetus for making these movies is really just to wipe that image from my mind." (on his decision to... See more »

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Was nominated for an Oscar for writing three years in a row: 2005, 2006, and 2007. See more »

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