George Nolfi

George Nolfi is an American screenwriter, producer and director. He directed the 2011 film The Adjustment Bureau, which he also wrote (adapted from a short story by Philip K. Dick).[1]

George Nolfi
BornJune 10, 1968
OccupationScreenwriter, producer, director
Years active2003–present

Life and career

Nolfi was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended James Hart Junior High School in Homewood, Illinois, and then Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, both in the south suburbs of Chicago. He graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude with a bachelor's in public policy and was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to Oxford University. He completed some graduate work there in philosophy and then switched to the doctoral program in political science at UCLA.

Nolfi sold his first spec script, Pathfinder (as yet unproduced), before completing his Ph.D. and left UCLA with a master's degree.

In 2004, he adapted his spec screenplay Honor Among Thieves (previously considered as a John Woo vehicle) into Ocean's Twelve, the sequel to Ocean's Eleven.[2] He has also written screenplays for Timeline and The Sentinel. He co-wrote The Bourne Ultimatum with Tony Gilroy, and Scott Z. Burns.

Filmography

Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2003 Timeline No Yes No
2004 Ocean's Twelve No Yes No
2006 The Sentinel No Yes Yes
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum No Yes No
2011 The Adjustment Bureau Yes Yes Yes Directorial Debut
2016 Spectral No Yes No
Birth of the Dragon Yes No No
TBA The Banker Yes Yes Yes

References

  1. ^ Barnes, Brooks (25 February 2011). "Matt Damon in George Nolfi's 'Adjustment Bureau'" – via www.nytimes.com.
  2. ^ "'Hattitude' Adjustment: George Nolfi makes directing bow with cosmic Matt Damon thriller - Film Journal International". www.filmjournal.com.

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Nolfi

Nolfi is a surname. Notable people with the name include:

Edward A. Nolfi (born 1958), American attorney, editor, teacher, and writer

George Nolfi, American screenwriter, producer and director

Stefano Nolfi (born 1963), Italian roboticist

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The Bourne Ultimatum (film)

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