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Born: August 13, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB Profession: director, producer, writer

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One of the most politically conscious filmmakers of his day, British writer, director and documentarian Paul Greengrass received considerable praise for his willingness to tackle difficult subjects while also making tense and entertaining movies. Over the course of a 20-year career, he aimed his trademark hand-held camera at terrorism in Northern Ireland, corruption in the military, and the hijacking of United Flight 93 during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Meanwhile, Greengrass directed two intense, non-stop action installments to the Jason Bourne series, "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004) and "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007), which proved he could also helm a big budget studio film without undermining his credibility or creativity. In all cases, his films were challenging and uncompromising fare which highlighted the human condition in its best - sometimes worst - possible light, making Greengrass one of the more inventive and compelling filmmakers working in Hollywood.

One of the most politically conscious filmmakers of his day, British writer, director and documentarian Paul Greengrass received considerable praise for his willingness to tackle difficult subjects while also making tense and entertaining movies. Over the course of a 20-year career, he aimed his trademark hand-held camera at terrorism in Northern Ireland, corruption in the military, and the hijacking of United Flight 93 during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Meanwhile, Greengrass directed two intense, non-stop action installments to the Jason Bourne series, "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004) and "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007), which proved he could also helm a big budget studio film without undermining his credibility or creativity. In all cases, his films were challenging and uncompromising fare which highlighted the human condition in its best - sometimes worst - possible light, making Greengrass one of the more inventive and compelling filmmakers working in Hollywood.

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  Green Zone (2010)
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  Bourne Supremacy, The (2004) Director
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  Bloody Sunday (2002) Director
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  Theory of Flight, The (1998) Director
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  Resurrected (1989) Director
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  One That Got Away, The (1996) Director

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Hired by Granada Television
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Spent ten years producing the documentary series, "World in Action"
1988:
Co-authored the controversial book, <i>Spycatcher</i> with former MI5 secret service operative Peter Wright
1989:
Directed first feature film, "Resurrected," starring David Thewlis
1996:
Directed the British TV-movie, "The One That Got Away," based on events during the Gulf War
1997:
Wrote and directed the British TV-movie, "The Fix," based on the true story of a soccer star who's persuaded to fix games
1998:
Directed "The Theory of Flight," a film about a suicidal man (Kenneth Branagh) who becomes involved with a woman (Helena Bonham Carter) suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease
1999:
Helmed "The Murder of Stephen Lawrence," about a black youth whose murder was not properly investigated by the Police
2002:
Gained worldwide attention with the film, "Bloody Sunday," which depicted the 1972 shootings of Northern Irish anti-internment activists by British soldiers
2004:
Wrote and produced "Omagh," which depicted the 1998 IRA bombing in Omagh, Northern Ireland
2004:
Directed first big budget feature, "The Bourne Supremacy," starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne
2006:
Wrote, produced and directed the controversial film, "Flight 93," based on the September 11th hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Director
2007:
Returned to the Bourne franchise with "The Bourne Ultimatum"; again starring Matt Damon
2010:
Directed the war thriller, "Green Zone," starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear
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Education

University of Cambridge: Cambridge , England -
Sevenoaks School: -

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