Birth Name: Richard LaGravenese
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Before finding his true vocation, LaGravenese studied acting and experimental theater at New York University. He went on to try his hand on the nightclub circuit as half of a short-lived comedy team. In addition to holding down such jobs as bartender and street vendor, the struggling actor helped make ends meet by writing monologues for other thespians. He segued to films as a co-writer on the mild social comedy "Rude Awakening" (1989).LaGravenese received extraordinary notices for his adaptation of Robert James Waller's amazingly popular novel, "The Bridges of Madison County". Most reviewers derided the merits of the source material while marveling at the transformation wrought by the scree...