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Also Known As: Ronald L Nyswaner Died:
Born: October 5, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Clarksville, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: screenwriter, director, production assistant

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Ron Nyswaner was a writer, director, and producer whose most renowned accomplishment was penning the Oscar-winning film "Philadelphia" (1993). A successful role model for ambitious gay men everywhere, Nyswaner's sexual orientation only enhanced his career, as he enjoyed decades of success writing for film, TV, stage, and even book shelves, following the release of his 2004 memoir of near self-destruction, Blue Days, Black Nights. An activist and in-demand speaker for gay rights and AIDS causes, he also devoted considerable time to the independent film community, working with the Sundance and Woodstock Film Festivals.

Ron Nyswaner was a writer, director, and producer whose most renowned accomplishment was penning the Oscar-winning film "Philadelphia" (1993). A successful role model for ambitious gay men everywhere, Nyswaner's sexual orientation only enhanced his career, as he enjoyed decades of success writing for film, TV, stage, and even book shelves, following the release of his 2004 memoir of near self-destruction, Blue Days, Black Nights. An activist and in-demand speaker for gay rights and AIDS causes, he also devoted considerable time to the independent film community, working with the Sundance and Woodstock Film Festivals.

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 Celluloid Closet, The (1995) Himself
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1982:
First feature screenplay produced, "Smithereens"
1984:
Penned the romance "Mrs. Soffel"
1988:
Feature directorial debut, "Prince of Pennsylvania"
1989:
Co-wrote the screenplay for "Gross Anatomy"
1993:
Wrote the screenplay for the AIDS-themed drama "Philadelphia"; received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations
1997:
Co-produced "Star Maps," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
2003:
Wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed, "Soldier's Girl," which tells the true story of the murder of Pfc. Barry Winchell
2006:
Penned the screenplay for "The Painted Veil" starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Screenplay
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Education

School of the Arts, Columbia University: New York , New York -

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