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Paul Attanasio


Paul Albert Attanasio (born November 14, 1959) is an American screenwriter. He is a 1981 graduate of Harvard College, where he lived in Currier House, and earned his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1984. Paul is known for Homicide: Life on The Street (1993-1999), Quiz Show (1994), Donnie Brasco (1997) and House M.D. (2004). He is married to ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Quiz Show Writer
(1994)
Disclosure Writer
(1994)
Donnie Brasco Writer
(1997)
Sphere Writer
(1998)

Filmography

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  Hot Wheels (screenplay) (announced)
  Tong Wars (TV Series) (announced)
  Bull (TV Series) (created by - 111 episodes, 2016 - 2021) (written by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Snowed In (2021) ... (creator)
- Confidence Man (2021) ... (creator)
- Better Angels (2021) ... (creator)
- King Bull (2021) ... (creator)
- Uneasy Lies the Crown (2021) ... (creator)
  Tommy (TV Series) (created by - 12 episodes, 2020) (written by - 1 episode, 2020)
- Cause of Death (2020) ... (creator)
- This Is Not a Drill (2020) ... (creator)
- Packing Heat (2020) ... (creator)
- Free to Go (2020) ... (creator)
- The Swatting Game (2020) ... (creator)
 2018 Untitled Paul Attanasio Project (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 2015 El Dandy (TV Series) (based on the screenplay by - 70 episodes)
- Episode #1.70 (2015) ... (based on the screenplay by)
- Episode #1.69 (2015) ... (based on the screenplay by)
- Episode #1.68 (2015) ... (based on the screenplay by)
- Episode #1.67 (2015) ... (based on the screenplay by)
- Episode #1.66 (2015) ... (based on the screenplay by)
 2013 The Vatican (TV Movie)
 2008 Courtroom K (TV Movie) (written by)
 2006 The Good German (screenplay)
 2002 R.U.S./H. (TV Movie)
 2002 The Sum of All Fears (screenplay)
  Gideon's Crossing (TV Series) (created by - 20 episodes, 2000 - 2001) (written by - 1 episode, 2000)
- Heart of Glass (2001) ... (creator)
- The Crash (2001) ... (creator)
- Filaments and Ligatures (2001) ... (creator)
- Flashpoint (2001) ... (creator)
- The Others (2001) ... (creator)
  Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (created by - 122 episodes, 1993 - 1999) (written by - 2 episodes, 1993 - 1994)
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1999) ... (creator)
- The Why Chromosome (1999) ... (creator)
- Lines of Fire (1999) ... (creator)
- Identity Crisis (1999) ... (creator)
- Self Defense (1999) ... (creator)
 1998 Sphere (screenplay)
 1997 Donnie Brasco (screenplay)
 1994 Disclosure (screenplay)
 1994 Quiz Show (screenplay)
 1989 Doctor Doctor (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Don't Mess with the Elephants (1989) ... (written by)
- Pediatricks (1989) ... (written by)
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In 1987, Paul Attanasio left The Washington Post as a film critic and made his debut as a screenwriter. He wrote an original script about the mafia, which he says was bad, but the dialogue was pretty good and he managed to sign with an agent at CAA. He then signed development deals with Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and Columbia Pictures in 1988, and was quoted by the LA Times that year ... See more »

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