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Anthony Joseph "Tony" Gilroy (born September 11, 1956) is an Americanmarker screenwriter and filmmaker. He wrote the screenplays for the Bourne series starring Matt Damon. He has been nominated for Academy Awards for his direction and script for Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney. Gilroy recently directed Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen.

Personal life

Gilroy was born in Manhattanmarker, New Yorkmarker, the son of Ruth Dorothy (née Gaydos), a sculptor and writer, and Frank D. Gilroy, a playwright. He is the brother of screenwriter Dan Gilroy and editor John Gilroy. He now lives in Manhattan.

Writing career

Gilroy has written many scripts for film, starting with the script for The Cutting Edge in 1992. This was followed by "Dolores Claiborne" in 1995 and The Devil's Advocate in 1997. He also wrote the script for Armageddon, which was the highest grossing film of 1998. Gilroy's next script was Proof of Life in 2000. In 2002, 2003, and 2007 he wrote the screenplays for The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum. Also in 2007, he wrote and directed the film Michael Clayton, which was nominated for an Academy Award. In 2009, Gilroy wrote and directed the corporate espionage thriller Duplicity, starring Clive Owen, Julia Roberts and Tom Wilkinson.

Directing career

Gilroy's directorial debut was in 2007, when he directed the film Michael Clayton, which his brother John Gilroy edited. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. The film only won one Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actress. The film was a box-office success, grossing 86 million dollars worldwide. Gilroy's most recent film, Duplicity, was released March 20, 2009. Gilroy also wrote the screenplay of the film which stars Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, and Tom Wilkinson.



  1. Frank D. Gilroy Biography (1925-)
  2. Tony Gilroy Biography ((?)-)

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