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Gary Ross (I)


Gary Ross is an American writer, director and actor born November 3rd, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. His father was screenwriter Arthur A. Ross (1920 - 2008). After writing for television series The Hitchhiker (1983) in 1986, Ross broke through by penning the Tom Hanks hit Big (1988), his first screenplay to be made into a feature film. Ross ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Pleasantville
Pleasantville Writer
(1998)
The Hunger Games
(2012)
Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit Writer
(2003)
Big
Big Writer
(1988)

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 2018 Ocean's Eight (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2016 Free State of Jones (screenplay by) / (story)
 2012 The Hunger Games (screenplay)
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux (writer)
 2003 Seabiscuit (screenplay)
 1998 Pleasantville (written by)
 1994 Lassie (Video Game) (based on a film by)
 1994 Lassie (written by)
 1993 Dave (written by)
 1992 Mr. Baseball (screenplay)
 1988 Big (written by)
 1986 The Hitchhiker (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Man of Her Dreams (1986) ... (teleplay)
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[on minimizing the use of special effects in directing The Hunger Games (2012)] We would be doing exactly what the Capitol is doing if we used 3D. We'd be exploiting what the book condemns: a mediacentric society where entertainment in that culture devolves into spectacle, and that spectacle evolves into political control. See more »

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