14 Facts About Brian Helgeland


Brian Thomas Helgeland was born on January 17,1961 and is an American screenwriter, film producer and director.


Brian Helgeland wrote and directed the films 42, a biopic of Jackie Robinson, and Legend, about the rise and fall of the infamous London gangsters the Kray twins.


Brian Helgeland majored in English at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth before following his father's work fishing scallop.


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


Brian Helgeland eventually settled on a career in film, considering his love for movies.


Brian Helgeland 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.


Brian Helgeland's agent arranged him a meeting with Rhet Topham, who had an idea for a horror comedy film but was having difficulty writing it.


Brian Helgeland was paid $70,000 to do what would become A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.


Brian Helgeland accepted the Razzie and became only the fourth person in its history to be personally presented with the statuette.


Brian Helgeland wrote and directed the films Payback, A Knight's Tale, The Order, 42 and Legend.


Brian Helgeland has worked with director Clint Eastwood twice, in 2002 on Blood Work, and in 2003 on Mystic River, for which he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, and has written an as yet unproduced adaptation of Moby-Dick.


In 2004, Brian Helgeland co-wrote the screenplay for the major motion picture The Bourne Supremacy, for which he was uncredited.


Brian Helgeland wrote the screenplay for the remake of The Taking of Pelham 123, replacing screenwriter David Koepp.


On May 4,2017, HBO announced that Brian Helgeland is one of four writers working on a potential pilot for a Game of Thrones spin-off.