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Encyclopedia > Kenneth Lonergan

Kenneth Lonergan is a playwright, screenwriter, and director born in 1963 in New York City, New York. Most famous for his written and directed film, You Can Count On Me for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and won numerous other awards. He also wrote the screenplay for Analyze This and co-wrote Gangs of New York. He is an esteemed playwright with such plays as Lobby Hero, This is Our Youth, and The Waverly Gallery. A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Generally a director is a person or one of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a government agency, company, corporation, group or project. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... You Can Count on Me is a 2000 movie, starring Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Rory Culkin and Matthew Broderick, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. ... 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. ... Analyze This is a 1999 movie produced by Warner Brothers Studios. ... Gangs of New York is a 2002 film made by the studio Miramax, set in the middle 19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. ...


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Kenneth Lonergan - Biography - Moviefone (334 words)
Some may say that Kenneth Lonergan is carrying on the tradition of such directors as John Cassavetes with his affection for small, character-driven dramas.
A native of the Bronx, Lonergan began to develop his writing skills in high school, later graduating from the NYU Playwriting Program and penning stories that, though not necessarily autobiographical, reflected situations he had experienced that affected his life.
Lonergan was inspired early on to pen Waverly Gallery, based on his grandmother's Greenwich Village Gallery.
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