(born May 15, 1963) is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter and director.
Heslov was born in Los Angeles, into a Jewish family and was raised in the Palos Verdes
area of Los Angeles. He attended Palos Verdes High School
, the University of Southern California
along with friend Tate Donovan
. He is a member of Phi Kappa Psi
Heslov's acting credits include films like True Lies
, Dante's Peak
, Enemy of the State
, The Scorpion King
and Good Night, and Good Luck.
and several credits in TV series (Family Ties
, L.A. Law
, Catch Me If You Can
, the 1989 directorial debut by Stephen Sommers, Matlock
, Sleeper Cell
). He also appeared in Congo
as the hapless assistant Richard and in Black Sheep
as a cop, who is a friend to Mike Donnelly (played by Chris Farley
He was the Academy Award
–nominated producer and screenwriter of Good Night, and Good Luck.
Together with George Clooney
, he was also nominated for an Oscar
for Best Original Screenplay. Heslov also appears in the film as Don Hewitt
, the director of the TV series See It Now
, around which the movie is centered. In August 2006, he and George Clooney started a movie company, Smoke House.
Heslov is currently writing screenplays with his business partner George Clooney. He has also recently directed a screen adaptation of The Men Who Stare At Goats
starring Clooney, Ewan McGregor
and Kevin Spacey