Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) 

Though he's been writing some of Hollywood's most exciting scripts for years, Tony Gilroy is now being honored for his directorial debut on Michael Clayton. This thrilling film tells the story of a powerful corporate lawyer who faces the biggest challenge of his career.

Over the past 10 years, Tony has written screenplays for everything from Dolores Claiborne and The Devil's Advocate to the Jason Bourne series, starring Matt Damon. His father, Frank Gilroy, was also an award-winning playwright, director and screenwriter.

This year, Tony is also nominated for Best Original Screenplay for writing Michael Clayton. In all, his film scored seven Academy Award® nominations.