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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1964Long Island, New York, USA
Height 6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gavin O'Connor was born in 1964 in Long Island, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Warrior (2011), Pride and Glory (2008) and Tumbleweeds (1999). He has been married to Brooke Burns since June 22, 2013. He was previously married to Angela Shelton.

Spouse (2)

Brooke Burns (22 June 2013 - present)
Angela Shelton (1995 - 1996) (divorced)

Trivia (3)

Has directed 2 actors to Oscar nominations: Janet McTeer (Best Actress, Tumbleweeds (1999)), and Nick Nolte (Best Supporting Actor, Warrior (2011)).
Brother of producer Greg O'Connor.
Second husband of Brooke Burns.

Personal Quotes (8)

Sundance is going to be a defining moment in my life. But the unfortunate thing about Sundance is, when you have a film there, you can't have the opportunity to see other films.
The thing about Moby Dick is that, at heart, it's a very simple plot - there's only one white whale in the ocean. When you're a boy growing up in a hostile home, you imagine it's unique: it's happening only to you.
I always intended the title, 'WARRIOR,' to be about spiritual warfare and warrior lives outside of the cage.
My brother and I were separated when I was a child; we went with different parents.
Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to make films. That's really all I ever wanted to do.
I always say to my agents, you go through one of these big kind of movies, everyone makes money, but like, I said, 'I'm the one who's gotta go make it, and if I don't have my heart in it, and it's like a love affair, I'm not going to do a good job. Then, and I don't want to just get paid. I just, I don't want to do that.'
At least I want to be making films that are somehow born out of me that are stories I want to tell. The challenge is figuring out how to do it where you can make them personal, yet still deliver to an audience a film experience that is satisfying and emotional, and that's what I'm trying to do.
The thing I learned from 'Pride and Glory' is that people like to feel a little better leaving the theater than they did coming in.

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