Mark Boal

Mark Boal Brief Biography

Mark Boal
Mark Boal (born 1973) is an American journalist, screenwriter and film producer. Before he became a prominent figure of cinema, Boal worked as a journalist for such publications like Rolling Stone, The Village Voice and Playboy. Boal's 2004 article "Death and Dishonor" led to the film In the Valley of Elah, which Boal also co-wrote. In 2009, he wrote and produced The Hurt Locker, for which he won both the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2012, he wrote and produced the controversial Zero Dark Thirty, teaming again with Kathryn Bigelow, about the track and capture of Osama bin Laden. The film earned him two other Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture and a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.

As of 2013, Boal has won two Academy Awards (four nominations), a BAFTA Award, two Writers Guild of America Awards, a Producers Guild of America Award and four Golden Globe Award nominations. He has also won several critics awards.

Mark Boal News

• 'Suicide Squad 2' movie: Jaume Collet-Serra in talks to direct
• John Boyega to star in new Kathryn Bigelow film
• Judge rules against Judicial Watch in 'Zero Dark Thirty' request
• 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Argo' win top WGA awards

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