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Born: October 30, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: screenwriter, producer, comedian, actor, street vendor, bartender

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Richard LaGravenese has enjoyed an exemplary fast track screenwriting career in Hollywood. His second produced screenplay, "The Fisher King" (1991), garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and afforded director Terry Gilliam a solid critical and commercial success. LaGravenese served as producer on "The Ref" (1994), the third film to spring from his script, while his next three efforts, "A Little Princess", "Unstrung Heroes" and "The Bridges of Madison County" (all 1995), won him widespread critical acclaim.

Richard LaGravenese has enjoyed an exemplary fast track screenwriting career in Hollywood. His second produced screenplay, "The Fisher King" (1991), garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and afforded director Terry Gilliam a solid critical and commercial success. LaGravenese served as producer on "The Ref" (1994), the third film to spring from his script, while his next three efforts, "A Little Princess", "Unstrung Heroes" and "The Bridges of Madison County" (all 1995), won him widespread critical acclaim.

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  Living out Loud (1998) Director
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  Decade Under the Influence, A (2003) Director (Co-Director)
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  74th Annual Academy Awards, The (2002) Segment Director (Tribute To Robert Redford)

CAST: (feature film)

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 Blow (2001) Detective No 2
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 Fisher King, The (1991) Strait Jacket Yuppie
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 Decade Under the Influence, A (2003) Interviewer
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Wrote monologues for other actors while pursuing own acting career
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Formed a comedy team
1989:
Made screenwriting debut with "Rude Awakening," a comedy about clash between 1960s counterculture and 1980s materialism; co-wrote with Neil Levy
1991:
First solo screenwriting credit, Terry Gilliam directed "The Fisher King"; garnered Academy Award nomination
1994:
Collaborated with sister-in-law Marie Weiss in writing screenplay for "The Ref"; first producing credit
1995:
While under contract to Disney, wrote screenplay for "A Little Princess"
1995:
Adapted James Waller bestseller "The Bridges of Madison County," directed by Clint Eastwood
1996:
Wrote screenplay for Barbra Streisand directed drama "The Mirror Has Two Faces"
1998:
Made feature directorial debut with "Living Out Loud"; also wrote screenplay
1998:
Adapted Toni Morrison novel into Jonathan Demme directed "Beloved"
2000:
At request of star Julia Roberts, did uncredited rewrite work on "Erin Brockovich"
2007:
Wrote and directed "Freedom Writers," starring Hilary Swank
2008:
Directed "P.S. I Love You"; re-teamed with star Swank
2010:
Penned film adaptation of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"
2011:
Adapted Sara Gruen's bestselling novel "Water for Elephants" into feature film, starring Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, and Christoph Waltz
2013:
Returned to directing with feature adaptation "Beautiful Creatures"; also wrote screenplay based on novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
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Education

Emerson College: Boston , Massachusetts -
New York University: New York , New York - 1980

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wife:
Ann LaGravenese. Jewish.

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daughter:
Lily LaGravenese. Born c. 1991.

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