October 30, 1959
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Screenwriter, Producer, Actor, Comedian, Bartender, Street vendor
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Richard LaGravenese worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. He formed a comedy team. He wrote monologues for other actors while pursuing own acting career. LaGravenese's career beginnings can be traced back to writing for films such as "Rude Awakening" (1989). He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for "The Fisher King" in 1991. After receiving this honor, LaGravenese wrote scripts for the Eleanor Bron dramatic adaptation "A Little Princess" (1995), the dramatic adaptation "The Bridges of Madison County" (1995) with Meryl Streep and the dramatic adaptation "Unstrung Heroes" (1995) with Andie MacDowell. In the early 2000s, LaGravenese devoted his time to various credits, such as the Julia Roberts and Albert Finney blockbuster "Erin Brockovich" (2000) and "Blow" (2001) starring Johnny Depp. Recently, LaGravenese wrote the Ben Barnes hit family sequel "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (2010). LaGravenese most recently wrote the Robert De Niro dramatic comedy "The Comedian" (2016).