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    Brian Helgeland

    January 17, 1961 • 63 y.o.

    Full Name Brian Thomas Helgeland
    Place of Birth Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Citizenship United States
    Career 1988 — ...
    Genres Thriller, Drama, Action
    Height 1.85 m

    Facts

    Helgeland was born in Providence, Rhode Island, to Norwegian-born parents Aud-Karin and Thomas Helgeland, and was raised in nearby New Bedford, Massachusetts. He majored in English at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth before following his father's work fishing scallop.

    One cold winter day in 1985 made Helgeland consider another job, after finding a book about film schools.

    Helgeland eventually settled on a career in film, considering his love for movies. He applied for the film school at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, as it was the only one which could accept him in the middle of the semester.

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    Title Ratings: 6.77
    My Ratings:
    • Thriller 18%
    • Drama 16%
    • Action 14%
    • Crime 13%
    • Mystery 9%
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                                  Writer — 28

                                  1

                                  Sci-Fi, Fantasy
                                  United States

                                    2
                                    (earlier script)

                                    Western
                                    United States

                                      3
                                      (earlier screenplay)

                                      Biography, History
                                      United States • Denis Villeneuve

                                        4

                                        Drama, History
                                        United States

                                          2023
                                          5
                                          2023

                                          Crime, Drama, Thriller, 2 hr 6 min
                                          United States • Brian Helgeland

                                            2020
                                            6
                                            2020 — (screenplay by)

                                            Action, Comedy, Crime, 1 hr 51 min
                                            United States • Peter Berg

                                              2015
                                              7
                                              2015

                                              Biography, Crime, Drama, 2 hr 11 min
                                              United Kingdom, France, United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                2013
                                                8
                                                2013

                                                Biography, Drama, Sport, 2 hr 8 min
                                                United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                  2010
                                                  9
                                                  2010 — (screenplay) (story)

                                                  Action, Adventure, Drama, 2 hr 20 min
                                                  United States, United Kingdom • Ridley Scott

                                                    2009
                                                    10
                                                    2009

                                                    Action, Thriller, Drama, 1 hr 54 min
                                                    France, United Kingdom, Spain • Paul Greengrass

                                                      11
                                                      2009 — (screenplay)

                                                      Fantasy, Action, Adventure, 1 hr 59 min
                                                      United States • Paul Weitz

                                                        12
                                                        2009 — (screenplay)

                                                        Action, Crime, Thriller, 1 hr 46 min
                                                        United States, United Kingdom • Tony Scott

                                                          2006
                                                          13
                                                          2006 — (screenplay)

                                                          Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 30 min
                                                          United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                            2004
                                                            14
                                                            2004 — (screenplay)

                                                            Action, Crime, Drama, 2 hr 26 min
                                                            United States, Switzerland, United Kingdom • Tony Scott

                                                              2003
                                                              15
                                                              2003 — (screenplay)

                                                              Crime, Drama, Mystery, 2 hr 18 min
                                                              United States, Australia • Clint Eastwood

                                                                16
                                                                2003

                                                                Horror, Thriller, Mystery, 1 hr 42 min
                                                                United States, Germany • Brian Helgeland

                                                                  2002
                                                                  17
                                                                  2002 — (screenplay)

                                                                  Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 50 min
                                                                  United States • Clint Eastwood

                                                                    2001
                                                                    18
                                                                    2001

                                                                    Action, Adventure, Romance, 2 hr 12 min
                                                                    United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                                      1999
                                                                      19
                                                                      1999 — (screenplay)

                                                                      Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 41 min
                                                                      United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                                        1997
                                                                        20
                                                                        1997 — (screenplay)

                                                                        Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, 2 hr 57 min
                                                                        United States • Kevin Costner

                                                                          21
                                                                          1997 — (screenplay by)

                                                                          Crime, Drama, Mystery, 2 hr 18 min
                                                                          United States • Curtis Hanson

                                                                            22
                                                                            1997

                                                                            Action, Drama, Mystery, 2 hr 15 min
                                                                            United States • Richard Donner

                                                                              1995
                                                                              23
                                                                              1995 — (screenplay)

                                                                              Action, Crime, Thriller, 2 hr 13 min
                                                                              United States, France • Richard Donner

                                                                                1991
                                                                                24
                                                                                1991

                                                                                Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 34 min
                                                                                United States • Ate de Jong

                                                                                  1989
                                                                                  25
                                                                                  1989 — 1996

                                                                                  Horror, Fantasy, Thriller, 22 min
                                                                                  United States • Russell Mulcahy...

                                                                                    1988
                                                                                    26
                                                                                    1988

                                                                                    Comedy, Horror, 1 hr 32 min
                                                                                    United States • Robert Englund

                                                                                      27
                                                                                      1988 — (story) (screenplay)

                                                                                      Horror, 1 hr 33 min
                                                                                      United States • Renny Harlin

                                                                                        1987
                                                                                        28
                                                                                        1987 — 1990 — (writer)

                                                                                        Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, 43 min
                                                                                        United States, Canada • William Fruet...

                                                                                          Director — 9

                                                                                          1

                                                                                          Action, Crime, Drama
                                                                                          United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                                                            2023
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            2023

                                                                                            Crime, Drama, Thriller, 2 hr 6 min
                                                                                            United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                                                              2015
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              2015

                                                                                              Biography, Crime, Drama, 2 hr 11 min
                                                                                              United Kingdom, France, United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                                                                2013
                                                                                                4
                                                                                                2013

                                                                                                Biography, Drama, Sport, 2 hr 8 min
                                                                                                United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                                                                  2006
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  2006

                                                                                                  Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                                                  United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                                                                    2003
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                    2003

                                                                                                    Horror, Thriller, Mystery, 1 hr 42 min
                                                                                                    United States, Germany • Brian Helgeland

                                                                                                      2001
                                                                                                      7
                                                                                                      2001

                                                                                                      Action, Adventure, Romance, 2 hr 12 min
                                                                                                      United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                                                                        1999
                                                                                                        8
                                                                                                        1999

                                                                                                        Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 41 min
                                                                                                        United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                                                                          1989
                                                                                                          9
                                                                                                          1989 — 1996

                                                                                                          Horror, Fantasy, Thriller, 22 min
                                                                                                          United States • Russell Mulcahy...

                                                                                                            Producer — 5

                                                                                                            2023
                                                                                                            1
                                                                                                            2023

                                                                                                            Crime, Drama, Thriller, 2 hr 6 min
                                                                                                            United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                                                                              2003
                                                                                                              2
                                                                                                              2003

                                                                                                              Horror, Thriller, Mystery, 1 hr 42 min
                                                                                                              United States, Germany • Brian Helgeland

                                                                                                                2001
                                                                                                                3
                                                                                                                2001

                                                                                                                Action, Adventure, Romance, 2 hr 12 min
                                                                                                                United States • Brian Helgeland

                                                                                                                  1997
                                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                                  1997 — co-producer

                                                                                                                  Crime, Drama, Mystery, 2 hr 18 min
                                                                                                                  United States • Curtis Hanson

                                                                                                                    1991
                                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                                    1991 — co-producer

                                                                                                                    Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 34 min
                                                                                                                    United States • Ate de Jong

                                                                                                                      Author — 1

                                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                                      1991 — (characters)

                                                                                                                      Horror, 1 hr 33 min
                                                                                                                      United States • Jim Wynorski

                                                                                                                        Other — 25

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