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Brian Helgeland (born January 17, 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a movie writer and director, who graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: Beehive of Industry Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 50th 4,005 km² 50 km 65 km 32. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Loyola Marymount University (LMU), is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... Nickname: City of Angels Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


After winning an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for L.A. Confidential (1997), Helgeland went on to write the Razzie-winning screenplay for The Postman (1997) - a recognition of bad movie-making. He accepted the award, however, and became only the fourth person in its history to be personally presented with the statuette. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... L.A. Confidential is a 1990 crime novel by James Ellroy that was turned into a 1997 film which tells the story of Los Angeles police in the 1950s, and police corruption bumping up against Hollywood celebrity. ... The 18th Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 22, 1998 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to recognise the worst the movie industry had to offer in 1997. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... The Postman (1985) is a post-apocalyptic novel by David Brin. ...


Helgeland wrote and directed the films A Knight's Tale (2001) and The Order (2003), which both featured the same core group of actors: Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, and Mark Addy. He has worked with director Clint Eastwood twice, in 2002 on Blood Work, and in 2003 on Mystic River, and has also written an as yet unproduced adaptation of Moby Dick. A Knights Tale (2001) is a film written and directed by Brian Helgeland which is very loosely based on The Knights Tale from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. ... This article is about the 2003 film starring Heath Ledger. ... Heath Ledger Heathcliff Andrew Ledger (born April 4, 1979) is an Australian film actor with a strong and increasing international reputation. ... Shannyn Sossamon Shannyn Sossamon, born Shannon Marie Kahoolani Sossamon to Sherry Sossamon and Todd Lindberg on October 3, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii, is an American musician and film/music video actress. ... Mark Addy (born January 14, 1964 in York, England) is a British actor. ... Clint Eastwood Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Blood Work is a suspenseful mystery-thriller movie starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, and Anjelica Huston. ... Mystic River is an American film released in 2003, starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon. ... Moby-Dick book cover Moby-Dick &mndash; the hyphen in the title is present in the original edition — is a novel by Herman Melville. ...


Filmography

  • Nightmare on Elm Street 4 (1988) - Writer
  • 976-EVIL (1989) - Writer
  • Highway to Hell(1992) - Writer, Co-producer
  • Assassins (1995) - Writer
  • L.A. Confidential (1997) Writer, Co-producer
  • Conspiracy Theory (1997) - Writer
  • The Postman (1997) - Writer
  • Payback (1999) - Writer, Director (fired and replaced by production designer John Myhre)
  • A Knight's Tale (2001) - Writer, Producer, Director
  • Blood Work (2002) - Writer
  • Mystic River (2003) - Writer
  • The Order (2003) - Writer, Producer, Director
  • Man on Fire (2004) - Writer
  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004) - Writer (uncredited)

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Brian Helgeland: Information from Answers.com (791 words)
Helgeland cut his teeth by collaborating on screenplays for such features as A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master and 976-Evil (both 1988), and then flew solo with his script for Highway to Hell.
Helgeland's next screenplay, the revenge-themed thriller Man on Fire, would go before the cameras under the direction of Tony Scott for a 2004 release.
Brian Helgeland (born January 17, 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American movie writer and director, who graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and received his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Brian Helgeland (262 words)
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Helgeland graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
In 1985, he was caught in a big storm on the sea, and the experience convinced him to change his career.
The film proved to be a success, earning Helgeland his first nomination from BAFTA and the Golden Globes, and an Oscar win for Best Screenplay.
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