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Grant Heslov

Born: May 15, 1963, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Grant Heslov is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, and director.

His acting credits include films like “True Lies”, “Dante's Peak”, “Enemy of the State”, “The Scorpion King” and “Good Night, and Good Luck”.

several credits in TV series “Family Ties”, “L.A. Law”, “Catch Me If You Can”, the 1989 directorial debut by Stephen Sommers, “Matlock”, and “Sleeper Cell”.

He also appeared in “Congo” as the hapless assistant Richard and in “Black Sheep” as a cop, who is a friend to Mike Donnelly (played by Chris Farley).

Heslov was born in Los Angeles, California, into a Jewish family and was raised in the Palos Verdes area of Los Angeles. He attended Palos Verdes High School, the University of Southern California (USC) along with friend Tate Donovan. He is a member of Phi Kappa Psi.

He was the Academy Award-nominated producer and screenwriter of “Good Night, and Good Luck”. Together with George Clooney, he was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Heslov also appears in the film as Don Hewitt, the director of the TV series “See It Now”, around which the movie is centered.

In August 2006, he and George Clooney started a movie company, “Smoke House”.

Heslov is currently writing screenplays with his business partner George Clooney. He has also directed a screen adaptation of “The Men Who Stare At Goats”, starring Clooney, Ewan McGregor, and Kevin Spacey.

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The Monuments Men (2014)

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Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed?

61 2014 118
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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

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A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Armys New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

63 2009 93
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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

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George Clooney’s fact-based drama about the famous radio journalist Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.

75 2005 93
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Sleeper Cell (2005)

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Sleeper Cell is a one-hour drama on the Showtime network that began airing on December 4, 2005. The tagline for the first season was "Friends. Neighbors. Husbands. Terrorists." and the tagline for the second season was "Cities. Suburbs. Airports. Targets." The series was nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Miniseries. The eight-episode second season of the series, titled Sleeper Cell: American Terror, premiered on December 10, 2006. Both seasons of Sleeper Cell were originally aired in an unusual fashion, by filming the entire season ahead of time and then airing the episodes on consecutive nights, such that each brand new season was aired for the first time over a period of less than two weeks. In Australia, both seasons originally aired on the Showtime Australia channel in 2006/2007. Re-runs as of 2008 have screened on the showcase channel. There are currently no definite plans for a continuation of the series. However, Robert Greenblatt, President of Entertainment for Showtime, was reported in July 2007 to have publicly mentioned the possibility of creating a new installment of the series every few years, similar to the structuring of the British television series Prime Suspect, in that there might be an entirely new cast of characters for each season. In this way, the series could become a way to examine the current state of terrorism, and its evolution over time.

81 2005 60
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The Scorpion King (2002)

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In ancient Egypt, peasant Mathayus is hired to exact revenge on the powerful Memnon and the sorceress Cassandra, who are ready to overtake Balthazar's village. Amid betrayals, thieves, abductions and more, Mathayus strives to bring justice to his complicated world.

55 2002 92
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Enemy of the State (1998)

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Hotshot Washington lawyer Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape -- and destroy Dean.

73 1998 132
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Dante's Peak (1997)

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Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dantes Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, Harry, the mayor and the townspeople find themselves fighting for their lives amid a catastrophic nightmare.

58 1997 108
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The Birdcage (1996)

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A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancés right-wing moralistic parents.

69 1996 117
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Congo (1995)

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Eight people embark on an expedition into the Congo, a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. When the thrill-seekers -- some with ulterior motives -- stumble across a race of killer apes.

50 1995 109
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True Lies (1994)

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Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear terrorists when he and his wife are kidnapped by them.

72 1994 141
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Dangerous Curves (1989)

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Two college student decide to go spend some quality time at a beauty pageant with the help of their Porsche.

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