Gary Ross

Gary Ross

Free State of Jones / Trailer


    Gary Ross launched his career as a screenwriter with “Big,” starring Tom Hanks, which earned Ross his first Academy Award® nomination for Best Screenplay.

    Gary received subsequent Oscar® nominations for “Dave,” starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver and “Pleasantville,” which he wrote and directed, starring William H. Macy and Reese Witherspoon. He later adapted and directed  “Seabiscuit,” starring Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire, and Elizabeth Banks, which earned him an additional 7 Oscar® nominations. “The Hunger Games,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, received critical acclaim and a multitude of international awards.

    Gary co-authored and directed “Free State of Jones,” a civil war biopic released in 2016 and starring Matthew McConaughey, which explores a neglected and fascinating chapter of American history. Recently written and directed by Gary is “Ocean's Eight,” starring Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Akwafina, and Helena Bonham Carter.