William “Bill” Condon (born October 22, 1955) is an American screenwriter and director. In 1998, Condon debuted as a screenwriter with Gods and Monsters, which won him his first Academy Award. He was also nominated for Chicago. In 2006, Condon won a Golden Globe for his film Dreamgirls, which he wrote and directed. Bill Condon’s films have been both commercial and critical successes.
Bill Condon was born in New York City, the son of a detective, and was raised in an Irish Catholic family. He attended Regis High School and Columbia College of Columbia University, where he studied philosophy. He is also openly gay, and previously dated Ryan Murphy.
After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree, Condon began to work as a journalist for film magazines including American Film and Millimeter.
Condon is a member of the Independent Feature Projects (IFP) in Los Angeles, a non-profit organization which supports independent films, as well as the Independent Writers Steering Committee, which was initiated by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).
Bill Condon’s Filmography
2017 Beauty and the Beast
2015 Mr. Holmes
2013 The Fifth Estate
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
1998 Gods and Monsters
1995 Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
1994 The Man Who Wouldn’t Die
1993 Deadly Relations
1991 Dead in the Water
1991 White Lie
1991 Murder 101
1987 Sister, Sister