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Mark Boal
Boal mark 2010
Boal at the 82nd Academy Awards
4 Nominations / 2 Wins
Role Producer, Screenwriter
Born 1973
New York, New York, USA
 

Mark Boal is an American journalist, screenwriter and film producer. Before he became a prominent figure of cinema, Boal worked as a journalist for such publications as Rolling Stone, The Village Voice and Playboy. Boal's 2004 article "Death and Dishonor" led to the film In the Valley of Elah (2007), which Boal also co-wrote. As a journalist, Boal was embedded with troops and bomb squads in 2004 during the Iraq War. He wrote an article about one of the bomb experts, Sergeant Jeffrey S. Sarver, in an article entitled "The Man in the Bomb Suit" which led him to write and produced The Hurt Locker (2009), for which he won both the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2012, he wrote and produced the controversial Zero Dark Thirty, teaming again with Kathryn Bigelow, about the tracking and capture of Osama bin Laden. The film earned him two other Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture and a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Wins

82nd Academy Awards, 2009
Best Original ScreenplayThe Hurt Locker
Best PictureThe Hurt Locker (shared with Kathryn Bigelow, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro)

Nominations

82nd Academy Awards, 2009
Best Original ScreenplayThe Hurt Locker
Best PictureThe Hurt Locker (shared with Kathryn Bigelow, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro)
85th Academy Awards, 2012
Best Original ScreenplayZero Dark Thirty
Best PictureZero Dark Thirty (shared with Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison)

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