Paul Haggis


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Paul Haggis established himself over twenty years with an extensive career in television, before his big break into features arrived when he became the first screenwriter to garner two Best Film Academy Awards back-to-back for his scripts: "Million Dollar Baby" (2004) directed by Clint Eastwood, and "Crash" (2005) which Paul directed himself. In ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 48 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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Crash Writer
(2004)
(2007)
(2004)
Due South Writer
(1994-1999)

Filmography

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  The Juliet (screenplay) (announced)
 2021-2023 Walker (TV Series) (based on the series 'Walker, Texas Ranger' created by - 46 episodes)
- Episode #3.8 (2023) ... (based on the series 'Walker, Texas Ranger' created by)
- Just Desserts (2022) ... (based on the series 'Walker, Texas Ranger' created by)
- Something There That Wasn't There Before (2022) ... (based on the series 'Walker, Texas Ranger' created by)
- Mum's the Word (2022) ... (based on the series 'Walker, Texas Ranger' created by)
- Wild Horses Couldn't Drag Me Away (2022) ... (based on the series 'Walker, Texas Ranger' created by)
 2017 Shelter (TV Movie) (writer)
 2013 Third Person (screenplay)
 2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Video Game) (writer)
 2010 The Next Three Days (screenplay)
 2008 Quantum of Solace (Video Game) (adapted from the films Casino Royale & Quantum of Solace by)
 2008 Quantum of Solace (written by)
 2008 Speechless (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 2007 In the Valley of Elah (screenplay) / (story)
  The Black Donnellys (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 2007) (story - 2 episodes, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007) (written by - 1 episode, 2007)
- Easy Is the Way (2007) ... (creator) / (story)
- The Black Drop (2007) ... (creator) / (story)
- Wasn't That Enough? (2007) ... (creator)
- When the Door Opens (2007) ... (creator)
- All of Us Are in the Gutter (2007) ... (creator)
 2006 Letters from Iwo Jima (story)
 2006 Casino Royale (screenplay)
 2006 Flags of Our Fathers (screenplay)
 2006 The Last Kiss (screenplay)
 2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (TV Movie) (creator)
 2004 Million Dollar Baby (screenplay)
 2004/I Crash (screenplay) / (story)
  Mister Sterling (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 2003) (story - 1 episode, 2003) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2003)
- Sins of the Father (2003) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Final Passage (2003) ... (written by)
- Human Error (2003) ... (written by)
  Family Law (TV Series) (created by - 68 episodes, 1999 - 2002) (writer - 8 episodes, 1999 - 2001)
- Alienation of Affection (2002) ... (creator)
- Ties That Bind (2002) ... (creator)
- Admissions (2002) ... (creator)
- Once Removed (2002) ... (creator)
- Big Brother (2002) ... (creator)
 1993-2001 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) (created by - 196 episodes)
- The Final Showdown: Part 2 (2001) ... (creator)
- The Final Showdown: Part 1 (2001) ... (creator)
- Reel Rangers (2001) ... (creator)
- Blood Diamonds (2001) ... (creator)
- Without a Sound (2001) ... (creator)
  Due South (TV Series) (created by - 66 episodes, 1994 - 1999) (written by - 10 episodes, 1994 - 1995) (story - 1 episode, 1995) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1995)
- Call of the Wild: Part 2 (1999) ... (creator)
- Call of the Wild: Part 1 (1999) ... (creator)
- Say Amen (1999) ... (creator)
- Hunting Season (1999) ... (creator)
- A Likely Story (1999) ... (creator)
 1998 Ghost of a Chance (TV Movie)
 1997 Michael Hayes (TV Series) (creator) / (pilot and multiple episodes)
  EZ Streets (TV Series) (1 episode) (story - 5 episodes, 1996 - 1997) (writer - 4 episodes, 1997) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1996 - 1997) (created by - 2 episodes, 1996) (written by - 1 episode, 1996) (teleplay by - 1 episode)
- A Ceremony of Innocence (1997) ... (writer)
- On the Left Side of the Angel (1997) ... (writer)
- One Acquainted with the Night (1997) ... (writer)
- Every Dog Has Its Day (1997) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- St. Jude Took a Bullet (1997) ... (story) / (teleplay)
  L.A. Law (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1994) (story by - 1 episode, 1994)
- Finish Line (1994) ... (story by)
- Whistle Stop (1994) ... (written by)
- How Am I Driving? (1994) ... (written by)
- Silence Is Golden (1994) ... (written by)
 1993 Red Hot (written by)
  You Take the Kids (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1990 - 1991) (created by - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1991)
- Pilot (1990) ... (creator) / (written by)
  City (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 1990) (written by - 2 episodes, 1990) (story - 1 episode, 1990)
- Just a Passing Dad (1990) ... (creator)
- With a Song in Your Heart and a Knife in Your Back (1990) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Seems Like Old Times (1990) ... (creator)
- Oil and Water (1990) ... (creator)
- Love Among the Ruins (1990) ... (creator) / (story)
 1989 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- My Date with Il Duce (1989) ... (written by)
 1989 FM (TV Series) (1 episode)
- If a Man Answers (1989)
  Thirtysomething (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1988) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1987)
- Business as Usual (1988) ... (written by)
- South by Southeast (1988) ... (written by)
- Nice Work If You Can Get It (1987) ... (teleplay by)
 1987 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Return of the Shaggy Dog (1987) ... (written by)
 1987 Nothing Is Easy (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- We're a Family (1987) ... (teleplay)
  The Facts of Life (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes, 1982 - 1986) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (story by - 1 episode, 1985)
- Out of Peekskill: Part 2 (1986) ... (written by)
- Out of Peekskill: Part 1 (1986) ... (written by)
- Atlantic City (1986) ... (written by)
- Tootie Drives (1985) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
- 3, 2, 1 (1985) ... (written by)
  Who's the Boss? (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1986) (story by - 1 episode, 1986) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1986)
- Charmed Lives (1986) ... (screenplay) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1983-1984 One Day at a Time (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Meaning of Life (1984) ... (written by)
- Parting Company (1984) ... (written by)
- Take My Ex (1983) ... (written by)
  Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1982 - 1983) (written by - 1 episode, 1983) (story editor - 1 episode, 1983) (story by - 1 episode, 1982)
- The Van Drummonds (1983) ... (written by)
- The Cricket (1983) ... (teleplay by)
- Independent Woman (1983) ... (story editor)
- Memories (1982) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1982 The Puppy's Further Adventures (TV Series) (writer)
 1982 The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour (TV Series) (story - 1982)
 1982 Mr. Merlin (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- An Absence of Amulets (1982) ... (written by)
 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Lady from Laramie/Vicki Swings/Phantom Bride (1981) ... (written by - segment "Phantom Bride")
 1981 The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- It's All Downhill from Here (1981) ... (story by)
 1980 Heathcliff (TV Series) (story - 1980-1981)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Interviews | 17 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Paul Edward Haggis

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Deborah Rennard  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

James Haggis

Parents:

Edward H. Haggis | Mary Yvonne Metcalfe

Relatives:

Jo Francis (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Talking about Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)] It was the most successful thing I ever did. Two weeks of work. They never even used my script! See more »

Trivia:

Father of Alissa Sullivan Haggis (Sullivan), Lauren Haggis (Kilvington) and Katy Haggis from his marriage to Diane Christine Gettas. See more »

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