Biography

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Peter Hedges (born July 6, 1962) is an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director.

Hedges grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa, and attended Valley High School, where he was involved in the theater department, including the improv group and the mime troupe, "The Bakers Dozen". He later went to the North Carolina School of the Arts. His novel What's Eating Gilbert Grape was adapted into a critically acclaimed movie of the same title, which launched his film career.

In 2002, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for About a Boy. In the same year, he wrote and directed Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes, which he dedicated to his mother.

In 2007, he co-wrote and directed Dan in Real Life.

In 2009, he was signed to write and direct The Odd Life of Timothy Green, a film conceived by Ahmet Zappa, to be produced by Zappa and Scott Sanders.

His latest novel, The Heights was published March 4, 2010 by Dutton.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Hedges, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peter Hedges (born July 6, 1962) is an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director.

Hedges grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa, and attended Valley High School, where he was involved in the theater department, including the improv group and the mime troupe, "The Bakers Dozen". He later went to the North Carolina School of the Arts. His novel What's Eating Gilbert Grape was adapted into a critically acclaimed movie of the same title, which launched his film career.

In 2002, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for About a Boy. In the same year, he wrote and directed Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes, which he dedicated to his mother.

In 2007, he co-wrote and directed Dan in Real Life.

In 2009, he was signed to write and direct The Odd Life of Timothy Green, a film conceived by Ahmet Zappa, to be produced by Zappa and Scott Sanders.

His latest novel, The Heights was published March 4, 2010 by Dutton.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Hedges, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 10

Birthday 1962-07-06

Place of Birth Des Moines, Iowa, USA

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Also Known As

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

Pinocchio Writer
2018 Ben Is Back Writer
2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Screenplay
2007 Dan in Real Life Screenplay
2003 Pieces of April Screenplay
2002 About a Boy Screenplay
1999 A Map of the World Screenplay
1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape Screenplay Novel

Directing

2018 Ben Is Back Director
2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Director
2007 Dan in Real Life Director
2003 Pieces of April Director

Acting

2016 Little Sister as Bill Lunsford
1977 Sammy as Matt Redding

Production

2018 Ben Is Back Producer

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