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Post by Katiedot on Sat Oct 15 2011, 08:16

How did we get this far in the forum without a thread for Grant?!!

Anyway, here's a great interview with him (thanks Henway for the find)

From NBC Chicago


Inside Grant Heslov's Partnership With George Clooney and Their Next Film

BY Scott Huver // Friday, Oct 14, 2011

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Heslov’s been close friends with Clooney since their days shooting hoops in between auditions as up-and-coming actors (Heslov didn’t do too shabby, with supporting roles in films like “True Lies,” “Enemy of the State” and “The Scorpion King”), and when his pal eventually got the juice to get his own creative projects off the ground, Heslov shifted into a role as writer-producer, helping Clooney craft the screenplays for “Good Night and Good Luck” and the recent “Ides of March,” as well as directing the Clooney-starring “Men Who Stare At Goats.”

Heslov tells PopcornBiz that he and Clooney have a back-and-forth writing process, tossing ideas around like they did the basketball. “We really kick the story around and bounce stuff off and we sort of hit our heads against the wall,” he says of their approach. “And then it just depends on who has an affinity for a certain piece, so there is no real set way. It's not like I write a scene and then he writes a scene and then we meet and talk about it. We sit in the same room. We write the scenes together. We knock it around. We'll read it overnight. We'll come back in and say, 'This doesn't work.’ It's just sort of really collaborative.”

Despite the usual early struggles and setbacks as they launched their Hollywood careers, Heslov says neither one of them was ever ready to drop out and find a more stable career. “I don't think that George ever got very close to it, but I had a day job – I was more than close,” says Heslov. “I went to USC and studied theater. When I was in college I got a television series as an actor, but then I graduated from college and then I didn't work for two years. I worked at a limousine company for a few years and then I worked some more, but it was sporadic – It was like guest-starring stuff you'd get. Then I bought editing equipment and I started editing actor's demo reels, and that's sort of how I learned a lot about filmmaking. Because not only was I just editing stuff, I was also re-editing, because people want the be the main thing in the scene. Then I started editing some short films. I edited Paul Thomas Anderson's first short film in my apartment. It turned into a nice little company, actually, and I ended up selling it. That was my day job, but then I finally got to a point where the acting had taken over.”

Heslov says that of their old gang of friends from the early 90s salad days “everybody has made it – but not everybody has made it in show business. Some of them decided that it wasn't for them. A couple of guys never were in show business and so that wasn't an issue, but everyone has sort of come to a good place, sort of found their niche and where they're supposed to be and we're all still buddies. [Actor] Richard Kind was one of our buddies and obviously he's done well. He has a part in 'Argo' and is really funny in it.”

“Argo” is the next film from Heslov and Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures, a bizarre true-life story set during the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran, in which CIA uses a fake Hollywood movie shoot to enter Tehran and try to smuggle out a small group of Americans hiding out at the Canadian embassy. The film stars and is directed by another multi-hyphenate: Ben Affleck.

“Somebody in my company brought me article that was in 'Details' Magazine. I read it and I said, 'This would make a fantastic film. Let’s get the option,'” says Heslov. “Then we hired this guy [Chris Terrio] to write it, who really hadn't written much, and he wrote a fantastic script. George and I were going to make it. Neither one of us was going to direct it. We were going to find a director, and maybe George was going to be in it, depending on who the director was. And while we were making 'Ides of March' we got a call from the studio saying that Ben Affleck had read it and was really interested in directing it and possibly being in it. We said, 'That sounds really interesting,' because we thought that his last film ("The Town") was great. So George and I got on the phone with Ben and we had a long talk and talked about it and decided, 'Yeah, you should do it.' It's cool. We just finished our fifth week of shooting.”

As an intriguing side-note, the real-life CIA hired comic book artist Jack Kirby – co-creator of Captain America, Thor, the Fantastic Four and countless more characters – to create a series of storyboards and conceptual designs that helped sell the illusion that a real movie was going to be made. “Jack Kirby is in it, yeah – not the Jack Kirby, but yes, “ says Heslov. “It's a small part, but the storyboards play a significant role in the piece. We've actually shot the Jack Kirby stuff already with Michael Parks. He's like in every Quentin Tarantino movie and he was a big star when he was younger.”

Heslov says that, no matter their creative successes or failures, he and Clooney always agree on a very simple philosophy: “I know that I can speak for George in this, too: we want to make films where when we are old and sitting at the Farmer's Market having breakfast that we can look back on and say, 'Wow. We made some films that we're proud of,’” he says. “’’Some of them that people got and some of them people didn't get, but they're the films that we wanted to make.' I think that's it. I hope that we can make a difference within our unions and within the things that are important to us in our town.”


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Post by Dexterdidit on Sat Oct 15 2011, 12:36

I have always liked Grant and I have seen him in most things he has acted in. Loved him in Columbo. Glad he is getting some recognition I often feel he is the adult in the relationship he knows how to get George to do things. They work so well together and still maintain a great friendship. I hope it lasts for a very long time!

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Re: Grant Heslov

Post by it's me on Sat Oct 15 2011, 13:28

we're proud of


well said Grant Thumbs up!

and yes, let's make a Grant thread NOW!! Very Happy


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Post by it's me on Sat Oct 15 2011, 13:29

Dexterdidit wrote:I have always liked Grant and I have seen him in most things he has acted in. Loved him in Columbo. Glad he is getting some recognition I often feel he is the adult in the relationship he knows how to get George to do things. They work so well together and still maintain a great friendship. I hope it lasts for a very long time!

so, is George the dreaming kid? Hug1

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Re: Grant Heslov

Post by Joanna on Sat Jun 02 2012, 01:01

Thanks Prince Einstein for the link Thumbs up!



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Post by melbert on Sat Jun 02 2012, 05:13

Yay Grant! Supporting Lysa AND giving of yourself!

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Post by Joanna on Sat Jun 02 2012, 11:22

Lovely avatar melbert Thumbs up!

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Post by melbert on Sat Jun 02 2012, 17:31

he's winking at us Joanna!! He KNOWS!!!!

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Post by Joanna on Sat Jun 02 2012, 18:47

....and he knows we know he knows too Superdupercool

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Post by Katiedot on Thu Oct 04 2012, 17:37

Here's his IMDb profile:

Biography forGrant Heslov

Date of Birth: 15 May 1965, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Birth Name: Grant A. Heslov [something tells me this isn't actually the name on his birth certificate - the 'A' must stand for something - Katiedot]

Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse: Lisa Heslov

Trivia
Directed the short film Waiting for Woody (1998) about a Woody Allen fan. In 2006, Grant was competing for an Oscar in the same category as Woody Allen.

He and George Clooney founded the production company Smoke House after Clooney's production company Section Eight closed down.

On the DVD commentary for Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), George Clooney says that shortly after he met Grant Heslov in 1982, Heslov loaned Clooney $200 to buy his first set of headshots, and they have been friends ever since (and later writing and producing partners).

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Post by Vi on Thu Oct 04 2012, 18:10

thirty years

they know each other better than some couples

they are buddies - in good and not so good times

great

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Post by party animal - not! on Thu Oct 04 2012, 18:22

There's an Argo Charity Evening on October 11 in aid of Lysa Heslov's charity ChildrenMendingHearts and Ben Afleck's Eastern Congo charity.........

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Post by silly girl on Sat Mar 02 2013, 13:22

Thought this tweet was cute:


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Post by melbert on Sat Mar 02 2013, 14:57

OMFE!!! Look at them!!! Too precious!!!

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Post by it's me on Sat Mar 02 2013, 16:06

the Oscar was really earned
no?

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Post by Margou on Wed May 15 2013, 13:11

Happy 50 birthday Grant Heslov.

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Post by it's me on Wed May 15 2013, 13:20

Hu! Buon compleanno! cheers

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Post by melbert on Wed May 15 2013, 13:55

Happy Birthday Grant! I hope George gives you the day off!

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Post by Katiedot on Wed May 15 2013, 14:30

I hope George gets you drunk!

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Post by Maggy on Wed May 15 2013, 18:53

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Post by it's me on Wed May 15 2013, 18:55

Nice old pic!

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Post by Maggy on Wed May 15 2013, 19:05

Yes

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Post by cupcake on Wed May 15 2013, 22:37

Katiedot wrote:I hope George gets you drunk!
And l'm sure he will, happy birthday grant Very Happy

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Post by Mazy on Thu May 16 2013, 02:27

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANT
HAVE A HEALTHY & HAPPY YEAR
GOD BLESS YOU


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Post by amaretti on Thu May 16 2013, 02:40

Happy Birthday ! Hugs .

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Post by ktsue2002 on Thu May 16 2013, 04:12

Felix Dias Nautilis, Grantus Heslovi

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Post by it's me on Thu May 16 2013, 11:24

What language is it? Smile interesting

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Post by it's me on Thu May 16 2013, 15:35

Katiedot wrote:I hope George gets you drunk!

You was right! They bought wine!

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Post by Doug Ross on Thu May 16 2013, 17:20

it's me wrote:What language is it? Smile interesting

Latin, I think

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Post by it's me on Thu May 16 2013, 20:21

Hu!

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Post by silly girl on Sun Jun 09 2013, 16:38

I can't find the embed button but this is nice interview with GH and LH during the Oscar red carpet.

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Post by it's me on Sun Jun 09 2013, 17:38

Yeah, really nice both of them
Really sweet persons I think
Bec he has to be really kind to cope with G for all these years




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Post by amaretti on Sun Jun 09 2013, 20:00

Very Happy

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Post by ktsue2002 on Sun Jun 09 2013, 20:53

it's me wrote:Yeah, really nice both of them
Really sweet persons I think
Bec he has to be really kind to cope with G for all these years




Yahooooo

LOL! I wish when I saw him before, I had just said hello to him. He was right there within my view, and I asked to speak to him. Somebody told me I couldn't, and I was so eager to meet Clooney that I would have stood on one foot the whole time if they had asked me. I just should have just waived up my hand and said, "Hey Grant Heslov!" Well, you live and learn. Lost chance for me. If anyone of you ever do see Grant, tell him hello! We love your work! Whatever, just don't waste an opportunity because someone told you to follow a stupid rule. What would it have hurt to throw up a waive and say Hola to Grant Heslov. Smile

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Post by Nicky80 on Sun Jun 09 2013, 21:24

ktsue2002 wrote:
it's me wrote:Yeah, really nice both of them
Really sweet persons I think
Bec he has to be really kind to cope with G for all these years




Yahooooo

LOL! I wish when I saw him before, I had just said hello to him. He was right there within my view, and I asked to speak to him. Somebody told me I couldn't, and I was so eager to meet Clooney that I would have stood on one foot the whole time if they had asked me. I just should have just waived up my hand and said, "Hey Grant Heslov!" Well, you live and learn. Lost chance for me. If anyone of you ever do see Grant, tell him hello! We love your work! Whatever, just don't waste an opportunity because someone told you to follow a stupid rule. What would it have hurt to throw up a waive and say Hola to Grant Heslov. Smile


Once I saw George Clooney and Grant Heslov entering the Terminal to go to they private jet. I was the only one there and believe it or not I was too scared to say something or to waive. I froze. They were also those bodyguards and someone from the airport to guide them through and I didn't know what would happen if I would have said something.
Until today I see that moment when they walked by and I didn't do anything. I lost a chance as well and I might get an opportunity like this never again. Who knows.....Normally I'm loud and talk fast like a train. How could I feeze like that.... Crying or Very sad Rolling Eyes
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Post by it's me on Sun Jun 09 2013, 21:38

You live and learn
Yes

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Post by playfuldeb on Mon Jun 10 2013, 00:34

This is the first time Ive seen this thread so Happy BELATED Bday to Grant

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Post by melbert on Mon Jun 10 2013, 01:14

How sweet! Thanks Deb!

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Post by it's me on Mon Jun 10 2013, 07:25

Plenty of hair him too! affraid

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Post by Katiedot on Mon Jun 10 2013, 09:32

Hahaha! You've got to wonder whether back in the 90s he and George bonded over a bottle of intensive conditioner!!

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Post by Nicky80 on Mon Jun 10 2013, 10:15

Katiedot wrote:Hahaha! You've got to wonder whether back in the 90s he and George bonded over a bottle of intensive conditioner!!

lol!

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Post by Mazy on Mon Jun 10 2013, 11:51

Now that I see these pictures I remember seeing Grant on screen. Before I didn't remember him as an actor. Nice pictures.

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Post by it's me on Mon Jun 10 2013, 13:35

Katiedot wrote:Hahaha! You've got to wonder whether back in the 90s he and George bonded over a bottle of intensive conditioner!!

LOL !

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Post by playfuldeb on Mon Jun 10 2013, 21:45

We even have a smiley face icon for Grant afro

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Post by ktsue2002 on Mon Jun 10 2013, 21:53

playfuldeb wrote:We even have a smiley face icon for Grant afro

So funny!!! I bet Grant has a great sense of humor. He'd have to hanging out with George.
afro afro afro afro

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Post by it's me on Mon Jun 10 2013, 22:51

ESATTO !!! cheers

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Post by playfuldeb on Mon Jun 10 2013, 22:55

for those who dont know italian

esatto - Wiktionary

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Adjective[edit]. esatto m (f esatta, m plural esatti, f plural esatte). exact, correct, right · precise, accurate,

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