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 33 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »


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 2015/I Legend
 2013 42
 2006 Payback: Straight Up (Video)
 2003 The Order
 2001 A Knight's Tale (directed by)
 1999/I Payback
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (1 episode)
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6' 1" (1.85 m)


Nancy 'Nan' Helgeland  (2 children)


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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