Anthony Joseph “Tony” Gilroy (born September 11, 1956) is an American screenwriter and filmmaker. He wrote the screenplays for the Bourne series starring Matt Damon, among other successful films. He has been nominated for Academy Awards for his direction and script for Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney. Gilroy recently wrote and directed Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen.
Gilroy was born in Manhattan, New York, 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 lives in Manhattan with his family.
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, the highest-grossing film of 1998. Gilroy’s next script was Proof of Life in 2000. In 2002, 2003 and… read more