THE GOOD LIAR
BILL CONDON (Director/Producer) is a celebrated film
director and Oscar-winning
screenwriter. His most recent films include the 2017 blockbuster musical "Beauty
and the Beast,"
starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens; the drama "Mr. Holmes," featuring Ian
McKellen as an
aging Sherlock; and, on stage, the revival of the musical "Side Show," which
Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center before coming to Broadway.
Condon's film adaptation of the Broadway smash "Dreamgirls" won two Academy
and three Golden Globes, including Best Picture - Musical or Comedy. Condon
directed the film
from his own screenplay and was nominated for a Directors Guild of America
Award. The cast
featured Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles and Eddie Murphy, and introduced Jennifer
was honored with an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild
well as numerous critics prizes.
Condon also wrote and directed "Kinsey," for which he won the 2005 Best
from the British Directors Guild. An uncompromising portrait of one of the 20th
influential and controversial figures, "Kinsey" also earned a Los Angeles Film
Critics Best Actor
Award for Liam Neeson, who starred in the title role, as well as an Academy
for Laura Linney as Best Supporting Actress.
He also wrote and directed "Gods and Monsters," which earned Condon an
Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film also won the Independent Spirit
Award for Best
Feature and was named Best Picture of 1998 by the National Board of Review. A
meditation on the final days of "Frankenstein" director James Whale, "Gods and
garnered Oscar nominations for its stars Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave.
Condon co-wrote the screenplay for the 2017 hit "The Greatest Showman,"
Jackman as P.T. Barnum, and wrote the big-screen version of the musical
"Chicago," for which
he received a second Oscar nomination. The film, which starred Renee Zellweger,
Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere, won six Academy Awards in 2002, including Best
Condon also directed the two-part finale of the blockbuster "Twilight" film
Dawn," as well as "The Fifth Estate," starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel
BrÃ¼hl and Alicia
Born in New York City, Condon attended Columbia University, where he
graduated with a
degree in Philosophy. An analytical piece he wrote for Millimeter magazine
brought him to the
attention of producer Michael Laughlin. Condon subsequently co-wrote the feature
Behavior" with Laughlin, who also directed. The movie became a cult hit, leading
to the unofficial
sequel, "Strange Invaders." Condon made his directorial debut with "Sister,
Sister," which starred
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey and Eric Stoltz.
Condon has served on the Board of Film Independent and on the Board of
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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