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Dan Futterman

Biography

Actor and article writer who have played Vincent Grey for the CBS crisis series Judging Amy and in addition wrote the award-winning screenplay for Capote. His breakout part was as Val, the right boy of gay parents in the 1996 humor The Birdcage. His 2005 film Capote gained him an Academy Award nomination for Greatest Modified Screenplay. He wedded Anya Epstein, the sister from the former Boston Crimson Sox GM Theo Epstein. His friend and fellow acting professional Philip Seymour Hoffman starred in the name part of Capote.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dan Futterman
Date Of Birth June 8, 1967
Place Of Birth Silver Spring, MD
Height 1.74 m
Profession Director
Education Mamaroneck High School, Columbia University
Nationality American
Spouse Anya Epstein
Children Eve Futterman, Sylvie Futterman
Parents Linda Futterman, Stanley Futterman
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, Independent Spirit Special Distinction Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay, USC Scripter Award
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay, London Film Critics' Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year, Chlotrudis Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay, Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Movies Foxcatcher, A Mighty Heart, The Birdcage, Capote, Enough, Shooting Fish, Urbania, The Fisher King, Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even, When Trumpets Fade, Hello I Must Be Going, Class of '61, Far Harbor, Thicker Than Blood, Passed Away, Kill the Messenger, Breathing Room, Daughters of Privilege, 1999, 'Til Christmas
TV Shows Political Animals, Judging Amy, Tracey Ullman Takes On New York
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1His family is Jewish (from Russia, Austria, Hungary, and Ukraine). His paternal grandfather was born in Kishinev, Russia (now Moldovia), and his maternal grandfather was born in Nemyriv, Ukraine.
2Invited to join AMPAS in 2006.
3Wrote the screenplay for Capote (2005), directed by one childhood friend, Bennett Miller, and starring another, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
4He met his wife Anya on the set of Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) in late 1999 when she was a writer on the show.
5Dan's brother-in-law is the President of Baseball Operations of the Chicago Cubs and former General Manager of the Boston Red Sox. Theo Epstein.
6Has two daughters with Anya Epstein. Sylvie was born in 2001 and Eve was born in 2005.
7Graduate of Columbia University, New York [1989]
8Graduated Mamaroneck (NY) High School. Classmate of Bennett Miller. [1985]


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kill the Messenger2014Leo Wolinsky
Political Animals2012TV Mini-SeriesAlex Davies
Hello I Must Be Going2012David
A Mighty Heart2007Daniel 'Danny' Pearl
Brothers & Sisters2006TV SeriesJonathan Sternfeld
Related2005-2006TV SeriesDanny
Judging Amy1999-2005TV SeriesVincent Gray
Gerald L'Ecuyer: A Filmmaker's Journey2004TV Movie
Will & Grace2003TV SeriesBarry
Enough2002/IJoe
Urbania2000Charlie
Sex and the City1999TV SeriesStephan
Homicide: Life on the Street1999TV SeriesMarcus Hume
When Trumpets Fade1998TV MovieDespin
Thicker Than Blood1998TV MovieGriffin Byrne
19991998Rufus Wild
Caroline in the City1997TV SeriesSeth
Shooting Fish1997Dylan
Far Harbor1996Brad
Breathing Room1996David
The Birdcage1996Val Goldman
New York News1995TV Series
Tracey Takes on New York1993TV MoviePeter Levine
Class of '611993TV MovieShelby Peyton
Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even1992Josh
Passed Away1992Tom
The Fisher King1991Second Punk
Daughters of Privilege1991TV MovieBallard Moss
Another World1964TV SeriesAlan (1992)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gracepoint2014TV Mini-Series executive producer - 10 episodes
In Treatment2010TV Series executive producer - 27 episodes
Capote2005executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
GracepointTV Mini-Series teleplay by - 8 episodes, 2014 television story by - 2 episodes, 2014
Foxcatcher2014written by
In Treatment2010TV Series written by - 7 episodes
Capote2005screenplay

Transportation Department

Transportation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cruise1998Documentary unit driver - as Danny Boy Futterman

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sweet Land2005without whom this film would not be quietly breathing - as Danny Futterman

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
Making Capote: Concept to Script2006Video documentary shortHimself - Screenwriter
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Truman Capote: Answered Prayers2006Video documentary shortHimself - Screenwriter
60 Minutes2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Screenwriter (segment "Philip Seymour Hoffman")
CBS Cares2001TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Special Distinction AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsFoxcatcher (2014)· Bennett Miller (director, producer)
· E. Max Frye (writer)
· Anthony Bregman (producer)
· Megan Ellison (producer)
· Jon Kilik (producer)
· Steve Carell (cast)
· Mark Ruffalo (cast)
· Channing Tatum (cast)
2006Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2006USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardCapote (2005)· Gerald Clarke (author)
2005BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2005LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2005SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedCapote (2005)
2005WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedCapote (2005)
2000Golden Space Needle AwardSeattle International Film FestivalBest ActorUrbania (2000)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastThe Birdcage (1996)· Robin Williams
· Gene Hackman
· Nathan Lane
· Dianne Wiest
· Hank Azaria
· Christine Baranski

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Original ScreenplayFoxcatcher (2014)· E. Max Frye
2015WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Original ScreenplayFoxcatcher (2014)· E. Max Frye (written by)
2007ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsScreenwriter of the YearCapote (2005)
2006OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Adapted ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2006BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedCapote (2005)
2006Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest WriterCapote (2005)
2006CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2006Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsAdapted ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2006IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)Capote (2005)
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumCapote (2005)
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2006OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2006WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Adapted ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Screenplay, AdaptedCapote (2005)
2005SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2005VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2001Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorUrbania (2000)
2000TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite Actor in a New SeriesJudging Amy (1999)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2006NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2005DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayCapote (2005)
2005SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayCapote (2005)


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#Quote
1The two biggest moments of my life were walking on-stage (as an actor) in Tony Kushner's Angels in America on opening night on Broadway. The second was being nominated for a screenplay Oscar along with him. [on Oscar nomination for Capote (2005) on 31 Jan. 06]
2"I probably, at this point, feel more comfortable doing theater. I feel I'm still figuring out film acting, but I like both of them in very different ways.....I'm not anti-TV at all. I don't watch a lot, but I wouldn't mind making a living from it." Interview with Carol Deegan, May 19, 1998.


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