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Paul Attanasio

Writer | Producer | Executive

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 4 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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  Hot Wheels (screenplay) (announced)
  Tong Wars (TV Series) (announced)
  Untitled Paul Attanasio Project (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by) (pre-production)
  Bull (TV Series) (created by - 55 episodes, 2016 - 2018) (written by - 1 episode, 2016)
- A Higher Law (2018) ... (creator)
- Separation (2018) ... (creator)
- But for the Grace (2018) ... (creator)
- A Girl Without Feelings (2018) ... (creator)
- Fool Me Twice (2018) ... (creator)
 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)
- Is There a Wise Man in the House? (2001) ... (creator)
- Clinical Enigma (2001) ... (creator)
- Father Knows Best (2001) ... (creator)
- The Lottery (2001) ... (creator)
- Freak Show (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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Trivia:

In the mid-90s, Paul Attanasio sold a pitch for an original script titled "The Great Unknown" to Paramount Pictures. Attanasio was going to produce it through his production company, Heel & Toe, with his wife and producing partner Katie Jacobs. Attanasio was also attached to make his directorial debut on the project, but after many drafts the project was shelved. See more »

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