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Overview (3)

Born in Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth NameDaniel Christopher Gilroy
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dan Gilroy was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy, and sculptor and writer Ruth Dorothy. His brother Tony Gilroy is a screenwriter and director; and his fraternal twin brother, John Gilroy, is a film editor. Through his father, he is of Italian, Irish and German descent.

Gilroy wrote the script for 2005 gambling drama Two for the Money (2005), starring Al Pacino and Gilroy's wife Rene Russo. His earliest credit is as co-writer of science fiction thriller Freejack (1992), followed by co-writing Dennis Hopper-directed comedy Chasers. He was also one of the writers to contribute to the unmade Superman film Superman Lives.

He made his directorial debut with the 2014 crime thriller Nightcrawler (2014). He also wrote the screenplay, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Gilroy has been married to Rene Russo since 1992, and they have one daughter, named Rose. They reside in Brentwood, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Movie Guy

Spouse (1)

Rene Russo (14 March 1992 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (8)

His fraternal twin brother is editor John Gilroy.
His older brother is director and screenwriter Tony Gilroy.
His father was Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Frank D. Gilroy.
Wrote an almost-used draft for "Superman Lives", to be directed by Tim Burton and to star Nicolas Cage in the title role. His version worked under the concept that 'Lex Luthor' had been taken over by an alien intelligence and successfully killed 'Superman'.
Uncle of Sam Gilroy and Carolyn Gilroy.
Father, with Rene Russo, of daughter, Rose Gilroy.
Not to be confused with Madonna's ex-boyfriend Dan Gilroy.
He has directed 1 actor to an Oscar nomination: Denzel Washington, who was nominated for Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017).

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