Brian Helgeland


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Brian Helgeland was born in 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in New Bedford Massachusetts, fictional home of The Spouter Inn where Ishmael first met Queequeg. A born worker, Helgeland has endeavored to achieve in the following fields: snow shoveler, scrap newspaper collector, dishwasher, nursing home janitor, drug store clerk and ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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(2001)
Man on Fire Writer
(2004)
42 Writer
(2013)
(1997)

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  Cleopatra (earlier screenplay) (announced)
 2022 The Wild Bunch (earlier script) (announced)
 2020 Spenser Confidential (screenplay by)
 2015/I Legend (written by)
 2013 42 (written by)
 2010 Robin Hood (screenplay) / (story)
 2010 Green Zone (written by)
 2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 (screenplay)
 2006 Payback: Straight Up (Video) (screenplay)
 2004 Man on Fire (screenplay)
 2003 The Order (written by)
 2003 Mystic River (screenplay)
 2002 Blood Work (screenplay)
 2001 A Knight's Tale (written by)
 1999/I Payback (screenplay)
 1997 The Postman (screenplay)
 1997 Conspiracy Theory (written by)
 1997 L.A. Confidential (screenplay)
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Slight Case of Murder (1996) ... (written by)
 1995 Assassins (screenplay)
 1991 976-Evil II (characters)
 1991 Highway to Hell (written by)
 1989-1990 Friday the 13th: The Series (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Mightier Than the Sword (1990) ... (writer)
- Crippled Inside (1989) ... (writer)
 1988 976-EVIL (written by)
 1988 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (screenplay) / (story)
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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Nancy 'Nan' Helgeland  (2 children)

Parents:

Helgeland, Aud-Karin | Helgeland, Thomas
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His directing mentor was Richard Donner when they worked together on Conspiracy Theory (1997) and then when Brian started to direct Payback (1999). See more »

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Capricorn

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