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Paul Greengrass

Birthday: 
Saturday, August 13, 1955
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Birth Place: 
Cheam, Surrey, England
Height: 
6'0"

Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter.

After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada Television School and spent the first ten years of his career roving global hot spots for the hard-hitting documentary series, World in Action. By this time he became very interested in the Northern Ireland conflict.

In 1989, he directed his first fiction movie, "Resurrected", that won an award in Berlin. He continued his career as a fiction filmmaker with a serial of TV movies dealing with social and political issues: Open Fire (a police scandal about a policeman accused of murder), The One that got away (about a military operation during the first Gulf War).

His documentary style became more dynamic and intense with each movie. In 2002, Bloody Sunday achieved international acclamation and won the first prize in the Berlin Festival. After that he has continued his career in the United States with "The Bourne Supremacy" starring Matt Damon.

Awards and Nominations

2007 - Nominated - Best Achievement in Directing (United 93)

News

Greengrass Taking A Fantastic Voyage?

If you made a list of directors you expected might be angling to come aboard the new version 1966’s classic sci-fi romp Fantastic Voyage, we doubt you’d have added Paul Greengrass. As part of a wish list, maybe, but nothing more.... Read more
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Reviews

United 93 (BLU-RAY)

Approaching a film like this, at a time like this (on the 10th anniversary of 9/11), is incredibly tough. It’s tough to take emotionally and it’s also tough to gauge objectively.... Read more
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Green Zone

The Green Zone is a military movie that looks into the US military operation during 2003 in Baghdad on the hunt for WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction). The movie is lead by Matt Damon who is known for his Jason Bourne films.... Read more
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The Bourne Trilogy (BLU-RAY)

I am not looking forward to what the future holds for the Bourne franchise as Matt Damon has expressly stated that he will not be doing any more, especially since this trilogy caps all of the books written by Robert Ludlum himself (all the rest of the sequels were written by other authors after L... Read more
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The Bourne Ultimatum (HD-DVD)

Ultimatum is where author Robert Ludlum ended his series (before author took over after his death) and, although I would love to see more, this is where the series should end.  The Bourne series started off strong and kept getting better ever since, easily eclipsing the first 3 Bond films and bec... Read more
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The Bourne Ultimatum

Ultimatum is where author Robert Ludlum ended his series (before author took over after his death) and, although I would love to see more, this is where the series should end.  The Bourne series started off strong and kept getting better ever since, easily eclipsing the first 3 Bond films and bec... Read more
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