Birth Name: Gary Ross
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Born Nov. 3, 1955 in Castro Valley, CA, Gary Ross was the son of Oscar-nominated screenwriter Arthur A. Ross, whose credits included "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" (1954) and "Brubaker" (1980). He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught a course on film and social history, but dropped out prior to graduation in order to gain some real-life experience by working on a fishing boat. He was also deeply committed to politics, and worked on Ted Kennedy's 1980 bid for president before serving as a speechwriter for Michael Dukakis. Ross' writing career began with novels, but his initial efforts were not met with success. However, his brief stint as a novelist brought him to Pa...
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