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Born: May 15, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: producer, writer, actor, director

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Starting his career as guest star on numerous prominent television series, Grant Heslov made a smooth transition to producing and directing alongside his old friend, George Clooney, both of whom delivered some of Hollywood's most challenging and thought-provoking projects. Having met Clooney while doing an episode of "The Facts of Life"(NBC, 1979-1988), Heslov remained close friends with the rising star, as he, himself, continued taking small parts in film and on television like "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994), "True Lies" (1994) and "Dante's Peak" (1997). After making his directorial bow with the little-seen comedy, "Par 6" (2002), Heslov joined forces with Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh to become president of the television arm of their production company, Section Eight. While there, he oversaw two critically-acclaimed, but ultimately short-lived series, "K Street" (HBO, 2003) and "Unscripted" (HBO, 2004), while serving as one of the producers on the multi-Oscar-nominated drama, "Good Night, and Good Luck" (2004). But when Section Eight closed its doors, Heslov and Clooney partnered on their new production company, Smoke House, which provided him the opportunity to direct his first major...

Starting his career as guest star on numerous prominent television series, Grant Heslov made a smooth transition to producing and directing alongside his old friend, George Clooney, both of whom delivered some of Hollywood's most challenging and thought-provoking projects. Having met Clooney while doing an episode of "The Facts of Life"(NBC, 1979-1988), Heslov remained close friends with the rising star, as he, himself, continued taking small parts in film and on television like "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994), "True Lies" (1994) and "Dante's Peak" (1997). After making his directorial bow with the little-seen comedy, "Par 6" (2002), Heslov joined forces with Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh to become president of the television arm of their production company, Section Eight. While there, he oversaw two critically-acclaimed, but ultimately short-lived series, "K Street" (HBO, 2003) and "Unscripted" (HBO, 2004), while serving as one of the producers on the multi-Oscar-nominated drama, "Good Night, and Good Luck" (2004). But when Section Eight closed its doors, Heslov and Clooney partnered on their new production company, Smoke House, which provided him the opportunity to direct his first major feature, "The Men Who Stare at Goats" (2009), and co-writing the Oscar-nominated drama "The Ides of March" (2011), while maintaining both a strong friendship and lucrative partnership with Clooney.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Leatherheads (2008)
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 Bug (2002)
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 FAIL SAFE (2000)
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 Dante's Peak (1997)
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 Dead By Midnight (1997)
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 The Birdcage (1996)
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 Black Sheep (1996)
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1986:
Met best friend and business partner George Clooney while guest appearing on "The Facts of Life" (NBC)
1992:
Played Mason in the Fox TV movie "Revenge of the Nerds III"
1996:
Portrayed a tabloid photographer in "The Birdcage"
1997:
Appeared in the action thriller "Dante¿s Peak"
1998:
Wrote and directed the short film "Waiting for Woody"
2001:
Named VP of Development for Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney¿s production company Section 8
2002:
Directed first feature film "Par 6"
2003:
Named President of Section 8 Television
2003:
Co-produced "Intolerable Cruelty," starring Clooney and Catherine Zeta Jones
2003:
Co-executive produced "K Street" (HBO) with Clooney
2004:
With Clooney, penned the screenplay for "Good Night and Good Luck"
2005:
Directed and executive produced "Unscripted," a television series for HBO about struggling actors
2005:
Produced and co-starred in the Clooney directed, "Good Night and Good Luck"; earned Oscar nominations Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay
2006:
Formed Smokehouse Pictures with Clooney
2008:
Produced "Leatherheads," starring and directed by Clooney
2009:
Directed Clooney in "The Men Who Stare At Goats"; also co-produced with Clooney
2009:
Co-produced "The American" with Clooney, who also starred
2011:
Co-produced and co-wrote "The Ides of March" with Clooney, who also starred and directed
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -
Palos Verdes High School: Palos Verdes , California -

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