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Mark Boal

Mark Boal was born on January 23, 1973 in New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Hurt Locker (2008), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and In the Valley of Elah (2007). See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 25 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Uncharted (screenplay) (announced)
 2012 Zero Dark Thirty (written by)
 2008 The Hurt Locker (written by)
 2007 In the Valley of Elah (story)
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 2012 Zero Dark Thirty (producer)
 2008 The Hurt Locker (producer)
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 2013 After Earth (script consultant)
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 2013 The Oscars (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture
 2013 Vivir de cine (TV Series)
- Episode #1.13 (2013) ... Himself
 2013 70th Golden Globe Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee (uncredited)
 2009-2012 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 6 December 2012 (2012) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 16 September 2009 (2009) ... Himself - Guest
 2011 2011 Writers Guild Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Presenter
 2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Best Original Screenplay and Co-Winner: Best Picture
 2010 Beyond Words (Video documentary)
 2010 A Conversation with Mark Boal (Video documentary)
 2010 The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Drama & Best Screenplay
 2009 Moving Pictures Live! (TV Series)
- The Hurt Locker (2009) ... Himself

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Graduated from Oberlin College in 1995 with a degree in philosophy. See more »

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