THE IDES OF MARCH (2011)
Release Date: October 7, 2011
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Director: George Clooney
Screenwriter: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
Starring: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood
MPAA Rating: R
About the Filmmakers
GEORGE CLOONEY (Director/Co-Screenwriter/Producer/Governor Mike Morris) See bio in Cast section
Grant Heslov (Producer/Co-screenwriter) is a writer, director, producer, and actor. He garnered an Academy Award® nomination in 2005 for his work on Good Night, And Good Luck. , which he co-wrote (with George Clooney) and produced. Most recently Heslov produced the film The American , directed by Anton Cobijn and starring Clooney. Heslov also produced the comedy features Leatherheads and The Men Who Stare atGoats for Smokehouse Pictures, the production company in which Heslov and Clooney are partnered.
Heslov began his career as an actor and made his directorial debut with the award-winning short “ Waiting for Woody” in 1998, which he also wrote.
In 2009, Heslov made his feature film directorial debut with The Men Who Stare atGoats, starring Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey.
For television, Heslov served as director and executive producer of the critically acclaimed series “Unscripted” and co-executive producer of “K Street,” both for HBO. Heslov is currently an executive producer on the TNT drama series “Memphis Beat.”
Beau Willimon (Co-Screenwriter/Based on a Play by) is a playwright and screenwriter. His plays include “Farragut North” (Atlantic Theater Company, 2008), “Lower Ninth” (Flea Theater, 2008; UK premiere, Donmar Warehouse, 2010), and “Spirit Control” (Manhattan Theatre Club, 2010). He has also written films for Warner Bros., Fox 2000 and Summit Entertainment. He is currently working on a TV pilot based on the BBC miniseries “House of Cards,” with David Fincher slated to direct and Kevin Spacey attached to star.
Willimon has received such accolades as the Lila Acheson Wallace Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship and the 2008 Playwright-in-Residence at the Donmar Warehouse. He is also a two-time winner of the Lincoln Center Le Comte du Nouy Award. His plays have been seen across the U.S. and overseas. His current theatre commissions include the National Theatre of Great Britain, MTC and South Coast Rep. He has written for Esquire, Malibu magazine, “The Huffington Post” and “The Daily Beast.”
In addition to his career as a writer, Willimon served on a number of political campaigns, including Chuck Schumer’s 1998 senate race, Bill Bradley’s 2000 presidential race, Hillary Clinton’s 2000 senate race and Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential race.
Willimon graduated with a B.A. from Columbia University in 1999 and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2003. A St. Louis native, he now resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Brian Oliver (Producer) is the Academy Award®-nominated producer of BlackSwan, co-produced and co-financed by Cross Creek Pictures and Fox Searchlight. As president of Cross Creek Pictures, Oliver is involved in all aspects of the company’s film development, acquisitions, financing, and production. He is also a member of the investment committee of Cross Creek Partners, a film fund formed by Timmy Thompson and a consortium of private business investors from Louisiana and Texas. Cross Creek’s first film was Black Swan, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel. Black Swan was nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture and grossed more than $100 million in the U.S. alone. Oliver is also producer of The Woman in Black, directed by James Watkins and starring Daniel Radcliffe, to be released in October 2011.
Oliver received his J.D. with Honors specializing in Entertainment Law from Whittier College School of Law after receiving a B.A. in Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Oliver followed early stints at Paramount Pictures and the William Morris Agency with a position as the V.P. of Production at Propaganda Films, where he was involved in numerous high profile projects as a producer and executive, including the Paul Schrader-directed Auto Focus starring Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe, TheBadge starring Billy Bob Thornton and Patricia Arquette, and Trapped starring Charlize Theron and Kevin Bacon. As an independent producer he developed a number of projects before co-founding Cross Creek Pictures in 2009.
Leonardo D i Caprio (Executive Producer) is an award-winning actor and a three-time Academy Award® nominee. He recently starred in Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster Inception and in the dramatic thriller Shutter Island, which marked his fourth collaboration with director Martin Scorsese. DiCaprio is currently filming the title role in J. Edgar, under the direction of Clint Eastwood.
DiCaprio earned his latest Oscar® nod in 2007 for his performance in Edward Zwick’s drama Blood Diamond, also receiving Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his work in the film. That same year, he garnered Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Award and SAG Award nominations for his role in the Oscar®-winning Best Picture The Departed, directed by Scorsese. e also shared in a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance as a member of the ensemble cast of The Departed.
He previously earned an Academy Award® nomination for his performance in Scorsese’s acclaimed 2004 biopic The Aviator. DiCaprio’s portrayal of Howard Hughes in that film also brought him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama, as well as Critics’ Choice and BAFTA Award nominations. He was also honored with two SAG Award nominations, one for Best Actor and another for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance as part of the The Aviator cast.
In addition to his acting work, DiCaprio created his own production company, Appian Way. Under the Appian Way banner, he wrote, produced and narrated the acclaimed environmentally themed documentary The 11th Hour. Among Appian Way’s other productions are the aforementioned Shutter Island and The Aviator, as well as Orphan, Public Enemies, Gardener of Eden, and The Assassination of RichardNixon.
Born in Hollywood, California, DiCaprio started acting at the age of 14. His breakthrough feature film role came in Michael Caton-Jones’ 1993 screen adaptation of Tobias Wolff’s autobiographical drama This Boy’s Life. That same year, he co-starred in Lasse Hallström’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, earning his first Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for his performance as a mentally handicapped young man. In addition, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s New Generation Award for his work in the film.
In 1995, DiCaprio had starring roles in three very different films, beginning with Sam Raimi’s Western The Quick and the Dead. He also garnered praise for his performance as drug addict Jim Carroll in the harrowing drama The Basketball Diaries, and for his portrayal of disturbed pansexual poet Arthur Rimbaud in Agnieszka Holland’s Total Eclipse. The following year, DiCaprio starred in Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary screen adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. He also joined an all-star ensemble cast in Marvin’s Room, sharing in a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance.
In 1997, DiCaprio starred opposite Kate Winslet in the blockbuster Titanic, for which he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination. The film shattered every box office record on its way to winning 11 Oscars®, including Best Picture. His subsequent film work includes dual roles in The Man in the Iron Mask, The Beach, Woody Allen’s Celebrity, Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can, receiving a Golden Globe nomination; Gangs of New York, which was his first film for director Martin Scorsese; Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies, and Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road, which reunited DiCaprio with Winslet and brought him his seventh Golden Globe nomination.
DiCaprio is well known for his dedication to the environment on a global scale. By launching The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998, producing creative projects such as the documentary 11th Hour, and spearheading numerous public awareness campaigns with select organizations, he has helped foster awareness and action on environmental issues. Additionally, DiCaprio serves on the boards of World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council and International Fund for Animal Welfare.
With his partner Guy East, Exclusive Media Group's Co-Chairman and CEO Nigel Sinclair(Executive Producer) launched their independent feature film and television production company, Spitfire Pictures, in early 2003. Prior to starting Spitfire, Sinclair and East co-founded Intermedia Films (in 1996), one of the world’s leading independent producers.
Most recently, Sinclair served as executive producer on the horror-drama Let Me In, The Resident, starring Hilary Swank, the critically acclaimed The Way Back, and Possession, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Other recent credits include the documentaries Living in the Material World: George Harrison and The Last Play atShea.
In May 2007, East and Sinclair joined the board of Hammer Films as non-executive directors, following the signature of Spitfire’s first-look development and production pact with the newly revived British horror studio. Also released worldwide in 2007 in collaboration with Universal Pictures was Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, the surviving members of the seminal rock band.
In 2005, Sinclair produced – with Jeff Rosen, Susan Lacy, Anthony Wall, and Martin Scorsese – the critically acclaimed No Direction Home: Bob Dylan. Directed by Scorsese, this project was released worldwide in September 2005.
In 2002, Sinclair produced, with Jeff Rosen, Bob Dylan’s Masked and Anonymous, directed by Larry Charles and starring Bob Dylan, Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, John Goodman, Jessica Lange and Luke Wilson.
In 2001, Sinclair’s Intermedia Films produced two of the year's number one films in the U.S: K-PAX, starring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges, and The Wedding Planner, starring Jennifer Lopez, on which Sinclair also served as an executive producer. Other recent productions on which he served as executive producer include Terminator 3:Rise of the Machines, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Academy Award-winning Adaptation, starring Nicolas Cage, Iris, starring Dame Judi Dench, the Academy Award® and Golden Globe-nominated The Quiet American, starring Michael Caine, the Academy Award-nominated Hilary and Jackie, starring Emily Watson, K-19: TheWidowmaker, starring Harrison Ford, “Enigma,” starring Kate Winslet, and SlidingDoors, starring Gwyneth Paltrow.
Sinclair attended Cambridge University in the U.K., and earned a Master of Law from Columbia University in New York. He practiced law initially in England, and subsequently in Los Angeles with the London firm of Denton Hall Burgin & Warrens (now Denton Wilde Sapte). In 1989, Sinclair co-founded a Los Angeles entertainment law firm, Sinclair Tennenbaum & Co., working with leading talent and entertainment corporate clients, until 1996 when he left to found Intermedia, as noted above.
Sinclair currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the British Film Office in Los Angeles. In 2000, Queen Elizabeth appointed him a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition of his work in the film industry.
Guy East (Executive Producer) is Co-Chairman of Exclusive Media Group and Chairman of Exclusive Films International. With his partner, Nigel Sinclair, he launched their independent production company, Spitfire Pictures, in early 2003. Prior to starting Spitfire, East and Sinclair co-founded Intermedia Films in 1996, one of the world’s leading independent producers and distributors of motion pictures.
In May 2007, East and Sinclair joined the board of Hammer Films following signature of Spitfire’s first-look development and production pact with the newly revived British studio.
In 2008, Spitfire was acquired by strategic investment group Cyrte Investments, and together with Hammer became part of the newly formed Exclusive Media Group.
East’s recent producer credits include Let Me In, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield ); The Resident, starring Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Christopher Lee; and The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir and starring Colin Farrell and Ed Harris.
For Spitfire Pictures, East's executive producer credits include the Grammy-nominated Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, the Grammy-winning No Direction Home:Bob Dylan, directed by Martin Scorsese; and Masked and Anonymous , starring Bob Dylan, Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, John Goodman, Jessica Lange and Luke Wilson.
In 2001, East’s Intermedia Films produced two of the year's number one films in the U.S: K-PAX, starring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges, and The Wedding Planner, starring Jennifer Lopez, on which East also served as an executive producer. Other recent productions on which he served as executive producer include Terminator 3:Rise of the Machines, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Academy Award-winning Adaptation, starring Nicolas Cage, Iris, starring Dame Judi Dench, the Academy Award® and Golden Globe-nominated The Quiet American, starring Michael Caine, the Academy Award®-nominated Hilary and Jackie, starring Emily Watson, K-19: TheWidowmaker, starring Harrison Ford, Enigma, starring Kate Winslet, and SlidingDoors, starring Gwyneth Paltrow.
Prior to co-founding Intermedia, East founded Majestic Films International, whose films were nominated for 34 Academy Awards®, winning a total of 15, including two Best Picture awards for Dances with Wolves and Driving Miss Daisy. East was previously Director of Distribution and Marketing at Goldcrest Films International, where he was responsible for the international distribution of such Academy Award®-winning films as The Killing Fields, The Mission, A Room with a View , and The Name of the Rose. Additionally, East served as Managing Director of Carolco Films International.
East attended the University of Exeter in England, where he studied English and EEC law; he qualified as a lawyer at Slaughter & May. In 1985 he was elected as the first British director of the American Film Marketing Association.
Stephen Pevner (Executive Producer) started his career as an independent motion picture and theatrical literary agent/manager representing some of the most culturally relevant writers/ filmmakers of his generation including Richard Linklater, Gregg Araki and Todd Solondz. Beginning in 1995, Pevner produced the premiere productions of his playwright client Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” which went on to win a 1996 Obie Award before being hailed as a bone-fide phenomenon across the world stage. The following year, Pevner helped launch the career of playwright client Neil LaBute by producing his first feature film, In the Company of Men, winner of the Filmmakers’ Trophy at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, Independent Spirit Award and New York Film Critics Award for Best First Feature Film.
While serving as executive producer of LaBute’s follow-up movies, Your Friends andNeighbors, Nurse Betty, and Possession, Pevner served as the impresario behind New York City’s longest-running and largest underground dance parties via his company The Saint At Large©. At the helm of these most storied and celebrated dance parties, Pevner continues to work with and introduce a stable of the highest caliber musical talent to New York audiences including the producing New York concert debuts of Jennifer Hudson (2006) and Róisín Murphy (2008).
In 1999, Pevner introduced theater audiences to LaBute as lead producer of “Bash” (Off-Broadway, LA, London). Starring Calista Flockhart, Paul Rudd, Ron Eldard and directed by Joe Mantello, the play was filmed live as a Showtime presentation (winner of Jury Award for Best Television Movie at Canadian Banff Awards) and Named Top 5 Shows of the Year by Time magazine.
In 2003, Pevner produced the smash hit Hollywood send-up, “Matt & Ben,” written by and starring Mindy Kaling (“The Office,” The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Brenda Withers. With sit-down productions Off Broadway, Los Angeles, Chicago and a National Tour, the play made Time’s Top 10 for 2003.
In 2004, Pevner commissioned an original screenplay from a young Columbia Univ. politico, Beau Willimon, on which the play “Farragut North” is based. Staged to much acclaim at The Atlantic Theater Company and The Geffen Playhouse with Chris Noth and Chris Pine, the production was included in Time’s Top 10 for 2008. It was this play that was adapted into The Ides of March.
This past Spring, Pevner produced Caligula Maximus – featuring Kayvon Zand, a musical disco circus showcasing a host of New York’s most celebrated nightlife talent. The genre-breaking show was preceded in 2007 by Schwarzwald – the movie you can dance to, a motion picture incorporating multi-screen projection, live performance and a continuous dance mix. The film installation continues to screen in film and art festivals and nightclubs around the world. In addition to developing other theater and film projects, he is lead producer of the Broadway-bound theatrical production of Tony Award nominee Neil LaBute’s “In the Company of Men.”
A native of Houma, Louisiana, Todd Thompson (Executive Producer) is a fourth generation oil and gas business executive.
From 2006 to 2008, Thompson was instrumental in the startup and development of Highland Transportation, a family-owned transportation company based out of Louisiana. In 2008, Thompson decided to branch out of the family's oil and gas business to pursue a career in the film industry.
Thompson, with the help of his family, formed Cross Creek Pictures, a production company based in Los Angeles, with offices in Memphis, Houston and Houma. In addition to forming Cross Creek Pictures, Thompson assisted in raising a private equity fund, which would be used to fund all of the films under Cross Creek Pictures.
Cross Creek Pictures’ first release was Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, starring Oscar winner Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. Black Swan grossed $275 million worldwide and was nominated for five Academy Awards®. Cross Creek Pictures’ next release will be The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe and slated for release in fall 2011.
Nina Wolarsky (Executive Producer) is the Senior Vice President of George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures, where she oversees the company’s slate of projects in development. She joined Smokehouse at its start in 2006 and has been responsible for projects including the upcoming feature Argo (executive producer), which will be directed by Ben Affleck from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and the upcoming feature Our Brand is Crisis (executive producer), among others.
Previously, Wolarsky worked as Vice President of Development and Production at Hart Sharp Entertainment (Boys Don’t Cry, You Can Count on Me), where her most recent credit was for the Academy Award®-nominated film Revolutionary Road (co-executive producer). Wolarsky began her career as a book scout in New York City and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jennifer Davisson Killoran (Executive Producer) is president of production at Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way. Most recently, she produced Red Riding Hood and the thriller Orphan. Killoran is currently prepping a live action version of the classic anime Akira. She is also developing The Wolf of Wall Street , based on the memoir of a notorious Wall Street trader, along with a wide range of other projects.
On the small screen, Killoran served as co-executive producer on the highly acclaimed docu-series “ Greensburg,” in which the town of Greensburg, Kansas, rebuilt itself “green” after being leveled by a devastating tornado.
In addition to working at Appian Way, Killoran has been a talent manager alongside Rick Yorn for the past 11 years.
Barbara A. Hall (Executive Producer) has an extensive list of feature film credits to her name. The Ides of March is her fourth film with George Clooney. She also worked with him on The Men Who Stare at Goats and Leatherheads (as executive producer) and Good Night, and Good Luck. (as co-producer).
Hall’s credits as executive producer include Hanna, All Good Things, The Company Men, Milk, and Art School Confidential. She also executive produced the HBO movie “The Sunset Limited.”
Hall served as co-producer or line producer on Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Ray, Ghost World, and Albino Alligator. She began her career as a production coordinator on such films as City Slickers, The Mambo Kings, and Benny & Joon.
Phedon Papamichael, ASC (Director of Photography) an award winning director and cinematographer, was born in Athens, Greece and moved with his family to Germany, where in 1982 he completed his education in fine arts in Munich. Working as a photojournalist brought Papamichael to New York City in 1983, where he started crossing over into cinematography.
His first feature film, the 35mm black and white Spud, earned him the award for Best Cinematography at the Cork Film Festival, Ireland. Following a call from John Cassavetes, his cousin and later collaborator, Papamichael moved to Los Angeles. While continuing to work on short and experimental films, he began his feature career as a director of photography for Roger Corman, for whom he photographed seven films within two years.
Papamichael now counts 44 feature films to his credit as director of photography, including the early blockbusters America’s Sweethearts, starring Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mouse Hunt, Patch Adams, starring Robin Williams, and Phenomenon, starring John Travolta and directed by Jon Turteltaub, for whom he also shot While You Were Sleeping and Cool Runnings.
His credits include many critically acclaimed and award-winning films, such as Unstrung Heroes (Un Certain Regard, Cannes 1995), directed by Diane Keaton, Unhook the Stars, starring Gena Rowlands and directed by Nick Cassavetes, and The Locusts (Mezzogiorno, Venice Film Festival 1997). The Million Dollar Hotel, directed by Wim Wenders, and 27 Missing Kisses are also among his credits.
In 2001, Papamichael shot Moonlight Mile (Berlinale, 2003), directed by Brad Silberling, starring Academy Award® winners Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon and Holly Hunter. It was followed by Identity, directed by James Mangold, and the Oscar®-nominated Sideways (Academy Award® winner for Best Screenplay and nominee for Best Picture), directed by Alexander Payne.
The list continues with his second Gore Verbinski collaboration The Weather Man, starring Nicolas Cage and Michael Caine, and Walk the Line, again directed by Mangold and starring Joaquin Phoenix, who was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award® and Reese Witherspoon, who won an Academy Award® for her performance. It also won the Golden Frog at Cameraimage (President’s Award 2005) for Best Cinematography.
More recently Papamichael shot the critically acclaimed Western 3:10 to Yuma, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, 10 Items or Less, directed by Brad Silberling, starring Morgan Freeman, The Pursuit of Happyness, for which Will Smith received an Academy Award nomination, and Oliver Stone’s W. He also served as DP on the Alexander Payne film The Descendants, starring George Clooney, which is set for release in 2011.
He returned to directing in 2007 with the psychological horror film From Within, starring Adam Goldberg, Thomas Dekker and Jared Harris, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2008, and has won a total of seven awards, including the 2008 Solstice Film Festival Grand Jury Award.
Papamichael’s fourth directing endeavor, Arcadia Lost, starring Nick Nolte and Haley Bennett, is currently on the festival circuit, having been selected by 11 international film festivals. It was filmed entirely on location in Greece in 2008. Currently he is in post-production on his most recent directorial assignment, City of Jerks, starring Joelle Carter, and renewing his collaboration with Adam Goldberg, Seymour Cassel, Mark Boon Junior and Kelly Blatz.
In addition to his feature work, Papamichael has shot and directed over 100 commercials for such clients as BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Cadillac, Nissan, Allstate, Goodyear, McDonalds and many others.
His work also includes several ventures into television. Oliver Stone's innovative miniseries “Wild Palms” received a 1993 ASC Award nomination for Best Cinematography. The Francis Ford Coppola-produced pilots “The Conversation” and “White Dwarf” followed, the latter earning him his second ASC Award nomination in 1995. On the music video side, his work as cinematographer includes collaborations with U2, Eric Clapton, Bryan Ferry and Pearl Jam. He also worked on the Grammy-nominated long-format video for “Willie Nelson at the Teatro,” directed by Wim Wenders. Papamichael was also the Visual Supervisor for the Academy Award-nominated “Buena Vista Social Club,” also directed by Wenders.
Papamichael’s many international awards include the Orpheus Career Achievement Award given by the LAGFF in 2010. He was accepted as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1997, where he served several years on the Cinematographers Branch Executive Committee. Papamichael is also a member of The American Society of Cinematographers and the International Cinematographers Guild.
Papamichael resides in Los Angeles and Athens, Greece and speaks English, German, French and Greek. He holds German, Greek and U.S. citizenship.
Sharon Seymour (Production Designer) was most recently nominated for an Art Directors Guild award for designing Ben Affleck’s The Town. Her design work can also be seen in The Men Who Stare at Goats and Affleck's Gone Baby Gone. Other credits include Friday Night Lights, Bad Santa, The Truth about Cats and Dogs and Don Juan DeMarco.
Coming from a theater background, Seymour graduated from Ithaca College and moved to New York City. A job on George Romero’s Creepshow led her to Los Angeles and a master’s degree in production design at the American Film Institute. She then established herself as a designer on “The Ben Stiller Show,” followed by Reality Bites and The Cable Guy.
The Ides of March marks Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E.’s (Editor) fourth collaboration with George Clooney, having previously edited the romantic comedy Leatherheads, the highly acclaimed Good Night, and Good Luck. – which earned Mirrione editing nominations from BAFTA and the American Cinema Editors – and Clooney’s directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
In 2001, Mirrione received an Academy Award for his work on Traffic, his first collaboration with Steven Soderbergh, for whom he just completed editing Contagion. He previously edited Soderbergh’s “The Informant!” as well as his trilogy, Ocean'sEleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean’s Thirteen.
Mirrione recently reteamed with director Alejandro González Iñárritu on the Oscar®-nominated Best Foreign Language Film entry from Mexico, Biutiful, starring Javier Bardem. In 2007, Mirrione garnered his second Academy Award® nomination for his work on Iñárritu’s Babel, which premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, winning Mirrione the Vulcain Artist-Technician Award. He won the American Cinema Editors Award for his work on “Babel” as well as a BAFTA nomination. In 2004, he earned a BAFTA nomination for editing 21 Grams, also directed by González Iñárritu.
Most recently, Mirrione edited Jill Sprecher’s The Convincer, his third film with the director following their collaboration on Clockwatchers and Thirteen ConversationsAbout One Thing. Other editing credits include Doug Liman's Swingers and Go.
Louise Frogley (Costume Designer) has received Excellence in Costume Design for Film (Contemporary) nominations for both Ocean’s Thirteen and Traffic. She also collaborated with Steven Soderbergh on the films The Good German and The Limey.
In 2006, Frogley’s designs for Good Night, and Good Luck., directed by George Clooney, earned her a Costume Designers Guild nomination for Excellence in Costume Design for a Period Film. In 2008, she again collaborated with Clooney on the period romantic comedy Leatherheads, which he directed and starred in.
For her work on Stephen Gaghan’s Syriana, she received the Guild’s nomination for Excellence in a Contemporary Film. She had previously collaborated with Gaghan on his feature film directorial debut, Abandon.
More recently Frogley designed the costumes for Robert Redford’s period drama TheConspirator, Julie Anne Robinson’s The Last Song, starring Miley Cyrus, Grant Heslov’s feature directorial debut The Men Who Stare at Goats, starring George Clooney, and the James Bond film Quantum of Solace directed by Marc Forster and starring Daniel Craig.
Her costumes were also seen in the romantic thriller Skeleton Key starring Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands and John Hurt and the horror-fantasy Constantine, based on the comic book “Hellblazer” and starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz.
Her first movie assignment was as assistant costume designer on Hugh Hudson’s Academy Award®-winning film Chariots of Fire. Since that initial foray into cinema, Frogley has dressed over 20 features including the romantic thriller Spy Game and Man on Fire for director Tony Scott; Stigmata, U.S. Marshals, Ron Shelton’s BullDurham, and Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa, among others.
Born in Britain, Frogley spent her childhood commuting from school in England to her family’s home in Kenya. She has been based in Los Angeles for the past 20 years.
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