Born and raised in New York, Richard LaGravenese began his career writing sketches and monologues. He earned a little cash on the side by working on the script of THE FISHER KING, directed in 1991 by Terry Gilliam. The film met with great critical acclaim, leading to Oscar and BAFTA nominations. Richard consolidated his reputation as a screenwriter with the scripts of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, directed in 1995 by Clint Eastwood, THE HORSE WHISPERER, directed by Robert Redford in 1991, and Steven Soderbergh’s ERIN BROCKOVICH, 2000. In 1998, he directed his first feature, LIVING OUT LOUD, with Danny DeVito and Holly Hunter, based on two Anton Chekhov stories. He followed with a documentary on 1970s cinema, A DECADE UNDER THE INFLUENCE. Upcoming is P.S., I LOVE YOU.