Paul Edward Haggis is an Academy Award-winning Canadian screenwriter, film director and a director/producer of television programs working in Hollywood.
As a television writer/producer, he created or co-created the series “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “Due South”, “Family Law”, and the celebrated, if quickly cancelled “EZ Streets”. In 1989, he received two Emmy awards for his work on the show “thirtysomething”-one as a writer, and another as a producer. He will return to television in the spring of 2007, as NBC has picked up a 13-episode order for his crime drama, “The Black Donnellys”.
Around the turn of the century he came into his own as both a writer and director in films. As a film writer, he received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby”, directed by Clint Eastwood, which won four Oscars, including Best Picture. He also directed “Crash”, which received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay categories. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the film itself received the Academy Award for Best Picture.
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