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Tom Gilroy is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American

Tom Gilroy

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Nationality USA
Birth at Ridgefield (USA)

Tom Gilroy is a writer/director/producer/actor from Ridgefield, Connecticut.

He has appeared in over 30 films, including Girls Town (1996) & Land and Freedom in 1996, Ratchet in 1998, Wedding Photo in 2004 and Harry + Max in 2005.

He has written, directed and produced two award winning films—the short Touch Base (IFC/BRAVO) and the critically acclaimed feature Spring Forward (IFC/MGM) starring Liev Schreiber, Ned Beatty, and Campbell Scott, which won a Toronto International Film Festival Discovery Award.

In 1990 he took part in a series of short films known as Direct Effect, alongside Michael Stipe, to raise awareness of drug-related issues.

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Filmography of Tom Gilroy (12 films)

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Actor

The Cold Lands, 1h41
Directed by Tom Gilroy
Genres Drama
Actors Lili Taylor, Peter Scanavino, John Ventimiglia, Tom Gilroy, Nick Sandow
Roles Tom
Rating61% 3.093473.093473.093473.093473.09347
After 11-year-old Atticus Garfield's (Silas Yelich) mother Nichole (Lili Taylor) dies suddenly, Atticus runs away from home to live in the Catskills by himself, surviving on whatever he can find. While dealing with his mother's death and living alone in the wilderness, Atticus encounters a hippie named Carter (Peter Scanavino), who sells necklaces at festivals and lives in his car. The two become dependent on each other, though neither is comfortable with the alliance.
Dream Boy
Dream Boy (2008)
, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Teen LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Stephan Bender, Randy Wayne, Diana Scarwid, Rooney Mara, Tom Gilroy, Thomas Jay Ryan
Roles Preacher John
Rating61% 3.099213.099213.099213.099213.09921
Fifteen-year-old Nathan Davies (Stephan Bender) moves to St. Francisville, Louisiana, a small Southern town with his parents (Thomas Jay Ryan and Diana Scarwid) and starts to befriend the older boy next door, Roy (Maximillian Roeg), fellow high school student and bus driver, who is in a relationship with Evelyn (Rooney Mara). Nathan and Roy start to develop their relationship by helping each other with school work at Nathan's house. While Roy is teaching Nathan how to solve an Algebra problem, Nathan touches his hand. Roy pulls away at first, but then takes hold of Nathan's hand.
Wild Tigers I Have Known, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, Teen LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Fairuza Balk, Kim Dickens, Tom Gilroy, Hailey Anne Nelson
Roles The Principal
Rating61% 3.0504553.0504553.0504553.0504553.050455
Wild Tiger I Have Known est une forme de journal intime du jeune Logan, un garçon de treize ans, entre séquences réalistes, auto-commentaires en voix-off et épisodes oniriques. Logan est amoureux de Rodeo, un garçon plus âgé que lui mais Rodeo ne répond pas à ses avances.
Sweet Land
Sweet Land (2005)
, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Elizabeth Reaser, Tim Guinee, Alan Cumming, Lois Smith, Alex Kingston, Paul Sand
Roles Comrade Vik
Rating70% 3.54573.54573.54573.54573.5457
In the aftermath of World War I, Inge Altenberg (Elizabeth Reaser), an orphan from Snåsa, Norway, arrives in America to a very cold reception. The parents of immigrant farmer Olaf Torvik (Tim Guinee) remain in Norway, where they met her. Dialogue reveals that the four of them have worked out an agreement that allowed her to emigrate to America for the purpose of marrying Olaf. The Minnesota farming village of Audubon, in which her intended husband lives, is horrified to learn that she is a German immigrant with no papers. To make matters worse, she has accidentally obtained membership papers for the American Socialist Party. Scandalized, both the town's Lutheran minister and the county clerk refuse to marry them.
Harry + Max, 1h14
Directed by Christopher Münch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Bryce Johnson, Rain Phoenix, Tom Gilroy, Michelle Phillips, Mark L. Young
Roles Josiah
Rating55% 2.756332.756332.756332.756332.75633
The film centers around teen idol brothers, Harry (Johnson), and Max (Williams). Harry is at the end of his career while Max is just starting his. Harry is heterosexual, whereas Max is gay and, despite his youth, has come to terms with his sexuality.
Series 7: The Contenders, 1h27
Directed by Daniel Minahan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about films, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television
Actors Brooke Smith, Glenn Fitzgerald, Marylouise Burke, Richard Venture, Merritt Wever, Donna Hanover
Roles Dawn's Cameraman
Rating64% 3.249593.249593.249593.249593.24959
The film is shot in the style of a reality TV series. Five new contestants are selected in a random lottery and, along with the winner of the previous series, comprise the six Contenders. The film purposely leaves many key details unexplained, as the viewer is supposed to be watching only what the creators actually aired in the fictional TV show. How the show became so powerful as to randomly select people to be killed is unexplained, but the Contenders treat it as something they cannot control. Contenders are given a pistol, though they may acquire other weapons, and the last one left alive is the winner. Contestants are forced to play the game, regardless of their wishes. A contender who wins three tours of the game is freed from it.
Claire Dolan, 1h35
Directed by Lodge Kerrigan
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Katrin Cartlidge, Vincent D'Onofrio, Colm Meaney, Maryann Plunkett, John Doman, Tom Gilroy
Roles Client #3/$1000 Trick
Rating67% 3.3953153.3953153.3953153.3953153.395315
Claire doesn't enjoy the profession at all, but owes her pimp money and must continue to work. She goes to neighboring Newark, New Jersey, where she has a cousin. She takes a job in a salon and forms a relationship with her cousin and Siobhan.
Inside/Out
Inside/Out (1997)
, 1h55
Origin USA
Actors Stefania Rocca, Frédéric Pierrot, Tom Gilroy
Roles David Sheppard
Rating67% 3.354643.354643.354643.354643.35464
Girls Town
Girls Town (1996)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about education
Actors Lili Taylor, Aunjanue Ellis, John Ventimiglia, Michael Imperioli, Tom Gilroy, Guillermo Díaz
Rating61% 3.099083.099083.099083.099083.09908
Four women, Patti, Emma, Angela, and Nicki are completing their last year of high school. Unfortunately for the group, one of their own, Nicki, unexpectedly commits suicide. The three remaining women, upon finding out that Nicki had been raped before she died, begin to talk to each other about the ways in which they are oppressed by the men in their lives. They begin to fight together, taking revenge on Emma's rapist, Patti's abusive ex-boyfriend, and finally, Nicki's rapist.
Land and Freedom, 1h49
Directed by Ken Loach
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about anarchism, Politique, Political films
Actors Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Frédéric Pierrot, Icíar Bollaín, Tom Gilroy, Pascal Demolon
Roles Lawrence
Rating75% 3.797343.797343.797343.797343.79734
The film's narrative unfolds in a long flashback. David Carr has died at an old age and his granddaughter discovers old letters, newspapers and other documents in his room: what we see in the film is what he had lived.

Director

The Cold Lands, 1h41
Directed by Tom Gilroy
Genres Drama
Actors Lili Taylor, Peter Scanavino, John Ventimiglia, Tom Gilroy, Nick Sandow
Rating61% 3.093473.093473.093473.093473.09347
After 11-year-old Atticus Garfield's (Silas Yelich) mother Nichole (Lili Taylor) dies suddenly, Atticus runs away from home to live in the Catskills by himself, surviving on whatever he can find. While dealing with his mother's death and living alone in the wilderness, Atticus encounters a hippie named Carter (Peter Scanavino), who sells necklaces at festivals and lives in his car. The two become dependent on each other, though neither is comfortable with the alliance.
Spring Forward, 1h50
Directed by Tom Gilroy
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Ned Beatty, Liev Schreiber, Campbell Scott, Hallee Hirsh, Catherine Kellner, Ian Hart
Rating73% 3.6918753.6918753.6918753.6918753.691875
Spring Forward is the story of the burgeoning friendship between two very different men, Murphy and Paul, who work for the parks department in a quaint New England town. Paul is a short-tempered ex-convict recently released from prison for armed robbery, who is exploring his spiritual side hoping for atonement and a second chance. On his first day working in parks maintenance he is partnered with Murphy, a veteran groundskeeper, facing his advancing age and impending retirement. The day gets off to a rough start when Paul clashes with a condescending local business heir over a materials donation, loses his cool, announces he is quitting, and stalks off into the woods berating himself for always ruining everything. Murphy follows him, defuses Paul's outburst and convinces him to stay.

Scriptwriter

The Cold Lands, 1h41
Directed by Tom Gilroy
Genres Drama
Actors Lili Taylor, Peter Scanavino, John Ventimiglia, Tom Gilroy, Nick Sandow
Rating61% 3.093473.093473.093473.093473.09347
After 11-year-old Atticus Garfield's (Silas Yelich) mother Nichole (Lili Taylor) dies suddenly, Atticus runs away from home to live in the Catskills by himself, surviving on whatever he can find. While dealing with his mother's death and living alone in the wilderness, Atticus encounters a hippie named Carter (Peter Scanavino), who sells necklaces at festivals and lives in his car. The two become dependent on each other, though neither is comfortable with the alliance.
Spring Forward, 1h50
Directed by Tom Gilroy
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Ned Beatty, Liev Schreiber, Campbell Scott, Hallee Hirsh, Catherine Kellner, Ian Hart
Roles Writer
Rating73% 3.6918753.6918753.6918753.6918753.691875
Spring Forward is the story of the burgeoning friendship between two very different men, Murphy and Paul, who work for the parks department in a quaint New England town. Paul is a short-tempered ex-convict recently released from prison for armed robbery, who is exploring his spiritual side hoping for atonement and a second chance. On his first day working in parks maintenance he is partnered with Murphy, a veteran groundskeeper, facing his advancing age and impending retirement. The day gets off to a rough start when Paul clashes with a condescending local business heir over a materials donation, loses his cool, announces he is quitting, and stalks off into the woods berating himself for always ruining everything. Murphy follows him, defuses Paul's outburst and convinces him to stay.