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Bill Condon
Bill Condon recently wrote and directed Kinsey, for which he won the 2005 Best Director Award from the British Director's Guild. An uncompromising portrait of one of the twentieth century's most influential and controversial figures. Condon also wrote and directed Gods and Monsters, which won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature and was named Best Picture of 1998 by the National Board of Review. The film, a poetic meditation on the final days of film director James Whale, earned Condon an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Born in New York City, Condon attended Columbia University, where he graduated with a degree in Philosophy. An analytical piece he wrote for Millimeter Magazine brought to the attention of producer Michale Laughlin. Condon subsequently co-wrote the feature film Strange Behavior with Laughlin, who also directed the film. The movie became a cult hit, leading to the unofficial sequel, Strange Invaders. Condon made his directorial debut with Sister, Sister, which starredJennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey and Eric Stoltz. Condon currently serves on the board of Film Independent, as well as the Independent Writer's Steering Committe of the WGA. Bill Condon won the Feature Film award at The Hamptons International Film Festival in 2004 for Kinsey