The Info List - Dan Futterman

Daniel Paul "Dan" Futterman[1] (born June 8, 1967) is an American actor and screenwriter.[2] Futterman wrote the screenplay for the film Capote, for which he received an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination, and Independent Spirit, Boston Society of Film Critics, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards. He received a second Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for co-writing the script to Foxcatcher
in 2014. Futterman is also known for several high-profile acting roles, including Val Goldman in the film The Birdcage, and Vincent Gray on the CBS
television series Judging Amy.


1 Personal life 2 Acting career 3 Writing career 4 Producing career 5 Filmography 6 References 7 External links

Personal life[edit] Futterman, one of three siblings,[3] was born in Silver Spring, Maryland,[4] the son of Linda (née Roth), a psychoanalyst, and Stanley Futterman, a lawyer.[4][5] He was raised in Conservative Judaism, in an "intellectual family".[3][4][6] Futterman grew up in Larchmont, New York, and graduated from Mamaroneck High School
Mamaroneck High School
in 1985 and Columbia University
Columbia University
in 1989. Futterman is married to television writer and producer Anya Epstein (sister of baseball executive Theo Epstein),[2] with whom he has two daughters: Sylvie (b. 2001) and Eve (b. 2005). They currently live in Park Slope, Brooklyn.[6] Acting career[edit] In 1991, Futterman landed his first stage role in the WPA production Club Soda. He also succeeded Joe Mantello
Joe Mantello
as the voluble Louis Ironson in Tony Kushner's Tony award winning play Angels in America
Angels in America
on Broadway in 1993. Futterman portrayed an American diplomat's son who runs into trouble in South Africa in Jon Robin Baitz's A Fair Country (1996). He portrayed a slick card player with big dreams in Dealer's Choice (1997). Futterman's first film role was as a thug who menaces Robin Williams in The Fisher King (1991). He appeared as a teacher in the romantic comedy Breathing Room/'Til Christmas (1996). Far Harbor/Mr. Spreckman's Boat (also 1996) was an ensemble piece which featured Futterman as a smarmy doctor in an interracial relationship. Also in 1996 he played Val, the son of gay lovers and nightclub owners Albert and Armand (again with Robin Williams) in The Birdcage. He also appeared as the American half of a pair of twenty-something con artists in London in Shooting Fish
Shooting Fish
(1997). He also had the leading role as a befuddled young gay man seeking for his missing lover in the NYC-based award-winning drama/thriller Urbania. Futterman's most recent film is A Mighty Heart (2007) with Angelina Jolie; he portrays murdered journalist Daniel Pearl.[2] Futterman has also made several guest appearances in primetime television. He costarred with Mickey Rourke as a teacher who clashes with a priest in Thicker Than Blood (TNT, 1998) and appeared alongside Ron Eldard and Martin Donovan in the World War II drama When Trumpets Fade (HBO, 1998). In 1999, Futterman made the leap to series TV, co-starring as the brother of the central character on the CBS
series Judging Amy. Futterman also had a recurring role as the on-again, off-again boyfriend of one of the four sisters (Kiele Sanchez) on the WB drama Related. He also guest-starred in a four-episode story arc on the sitcom Will and Grace. Futterman was slated to appear in a recurring role on the new ABC drama Brothers & Sisters, also written by Jon Robin Baitz, but bowed out due to scheduling conflicts. He filmed an appearance alongside former "Birdcage" costar Calista Flockhart playing her fiancee, but that version of the pilot underwent massive rewrites and never aired. Previously he also played a metrosexual man (pastry chef Stephan) on Sex and the City. In 2012 he had a role on the USA series Political Animals. Writing career[edit] Futterman wrote the screenplay for Capote, and Futterman's friend Bennett Miller
Bennett Miller
directed the film. Futterman and Miller graduated together from Mamaroneck High School
Mamaroneck High School
and have been friends since 7th grade. The two recruited another old friend, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, to star as Truman Capote, and began the process of getting the independent film made. Futterman and Hoffman were Executive Producers of the film. Futterman was recognized with several award nominations, including an Oscar nod for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2007, Futterman stated that he would focus on his writing career,[2][7] and was adapting the novel Everything Changes into a film script for Columbia Pictures.[6] From 2007 to 2010 Futterman and Epstein were writers and executive producers for the HBO
drama series In Treatment. In late 2009, Futterman and Epstein were in development with HBO
to write and executive-produce a half-hour drama series called "T" about a trans man going through gender transition; it is based on a story from the radio show This American Life, and Ira Glass
Ira Glass
and Alissa Shipp of This American Life
This American Life
were slated to be executive producers as well.[8] The series, scheduled as part of SundanceTV's 2013-2014 lineup, was to be written by Futterman and his wife, Anya Epstein.[9] Futterman, with E. Max Frye, wrote the screenplay for another Miller-directed film, Foxcatcher
(2014), a biographical drama film starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo. He and Frye were nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 87th Academy Awards. Producing career[edit] Dan Futterman not only writes and acts in movies and on television, but he also participates in producing these projects. Recently, when he writes a script he plays the role of the executive producer alongside his wife. Most memorably Futterman was the executive producer on the HBO
series In Treatment. Futterman also adapted and produced a ten part series for Fox, Gracepoint. Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1991 Daughters of Privilege Ballard Moss Television movie

1991 The Fisher King Second Punk

1992 Passed Away Tom

1992 Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even Josh

1992 Another World Alan Unknown episodes

1993 Class of '61 Shelby Payton Television movie

1993 Tracey Takes on New York Peter Levine Television movie

1995 New York News Unknown Episode: "New York News"

1996 The Birdcage Val Goldman Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

1996 Breathing Room David

1996 Far Harbor Brad

1997 Shooting Fish Dylan

1997 Caroline in the City Seth Episode: "Caroline and the Cold Sesame Noodles"

1998 1999 Rufus Wild

1998 Thicker Than Blood Griffin Byrne Television movie

1998 When Trumpets Fade Doug Despin Television movie

1999–2005 Judging Amy Vincent Gray Main cast (season 1–3, 6) Special
guest star (season 5): 74 episodes

1999 Homicide: Life on the Street Marcus Hume Episode: "A Case of Do or Die"

1999 Sex and the City Stephan Episode: "Evolution"

2000 Urbania Charlie

2002 Enough Joe

2003 Will & Grace Barry 4 episodes

2004 Gerald L'Ecuyer: A Filmmaker's Journey Unknown Television movie

2005 Capote

Writer Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Writer Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated—WGA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

2005–2006 Related Danny 9 episodes

2007 A Mighty Heart Daniel Pearl

2010 In Treatment

Executive producer, writer 7 episodes

2012 Hello I Must Be Going David

2012 Political Animals Alex Davies 4 episodes

2014 Gracepoint

Executive producer, writer 10 episodes

2014 Foxcatcher

Writer Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Screenplay Nominated—WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay

2014 Kill the Messenger Leo Wolinsky


^ http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct_archive/mar05/letterseditor.php ^ a b c d Koltnow, Barry (2007-06-20). "A 'Mighty' responsibility". OC Register. Retrieved 2007-06-24.  ^ a b Hill, Logan (2007-06-17). "Portraying Pearl: Dan Futterman". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2007-06-24.  ^ a b c Tugend, Tom (2007-06-22). " Actor
Dan Futterman and director Michael Winterbottom: What we learned in making 'A Mighty Heart'". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Retrieved 2007-06-24.  ^ http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct_archive/jan_feb08/features2.php ^ a b c Miller, Gerri (2007-06-28). "Dan Futterman: A Mighty Part in 'A Mighty Heart'". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-05.  ^ ""Mighty Heart" Star Says Acting Days Are Done". Javno. 2007-06-14. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-06-24.  ^ Levine, Stuart (2009-11-05), " HBO
aboard gender bender", Variety  ^ Broverman, Neal (November 10, 2010), "Sundance Channel Developing Transgender Drama", The Advocate 

7. http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/blog/2010/09/in_treatment.html Boston.com External links[edit]

Dan Futterman on IMDb

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay

Horton Foote (1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Neal Jimenez (1987) Ramon Menendez and Tom Musca (1988) Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
and Daniel Yost (1989) Charles Burnett (1990) Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
(1991) Neal Jimenez (1992) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
and Frank Barhydt (1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
(1997) Don Roos
Don Roos
(1998) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2001) Mike White (2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Dan Futterman (2005) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
(2006) Tamara Jenkins
Tamara Jenkins
(2007) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2008) Scott Neustadter
Scott Neustadter
and Michael H. Weber (2009) Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko (2010) Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Nat Faxon
(2011) David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Dan Gilroy
Dan Gilroy
(2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(2016) Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture


Apollo 13 Kevin Bacon, Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Kathleen Quinlan, Gary Sinise


The Birdcage Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski, Dan Futterman, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Robin Williams


The Full Monty Mark Addy, Paul Barber, Robert Carlyle, Deirdre Costello, Steve Huison, Bruce Jones, Lesley Sharp, William Snape, Hugo Speer, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Woof


Shakespeare in Love Ben Affleck, Simon Callow, Jim Carter, Martin Clunes, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Antony Sher, Imelda Staunton


American Beauty Annette Bening, Wes Bentley, Thora Birch, Chris Cooper, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney, Kevin Spacey, Mena Suvari


Traffic Steven Bauer, Benjamin Bratt, James Brolin, Don Cheadle, Erika Christensen, Clifton Collins Jr., Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas, Miguel Ferrer, Albert Finney, Topher Grace, Luis Guzmán, Amy Irving, Tomas Milian, D. W. Moffett, Dennis Quaid, Peter Riegert, Jacob Vargas, Catherine Zeta-Jones

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