Richest BusinessProducers
Net Worth:
$20 Million
May 15, 1963 (61 years old)
Los Angeles
5 ft 9 in (1.753 m)
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Television Director, Television producer
United States of America
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Grant Heslov is an American actor, director, writer, and producer who has a net worth of $20 million. Grant Heslov is George Clooney's producing partner. They co-wrote the screenplays for "Good Night, and Good Luck." (2005), "The Ides of March" (2012), "The Monuments Men" (2014), and "Suburbicon" (2017). Grant produced those screenplays as well as the films "Leatherheads" (2008), "The Men Who Stare at Goats" (2009), "The American" (2010), "Argo" (2012), "August: Osage County" (2013), "Our Brand Is Crisis" (2015), "Money Monster" (2016), and "The Midnight Sky" (2020). "Argo" earned Heslov an Academy Award. Grant wrote, directed, and starred in the 1998 short film "Waiting for Woody," and he also directed "The Men Who Stare at Goats" and episodes of "Even Stevens" (2002), "Unscripted" (2005), and the miniseries "Catch-22" (2019).

Grant has more than 60 acting credits to his name including several of the projects he has produced and films such as "True Lies" (1994), "Black Sheep" (1996), "The Birdcage" (1996), "Enemy of the State" (1998), and "The Scorpion King" (2002). Heslov and Clooney launched the production company Smokehouse Pictures in 2006, and in August 2022, the company entered into a multi-project deal with Audible to create content exclusively for the audiobook/podcast service.

Early Life

Grant Heslov was born Grant A. Heslov on May 15, 1963, in Los Angeles, California. Grant's mother, Jerrie, was a businesswoman, and his father, Arthur, was a dentist. He grew up in a Jewish household in the Palos Verdes area of L.A. with older brothers Michael and Steven, and he attended Palos Verdes High School. After graduation, Heslov enrolled at the University of Southern California, along with his friend Tate Donovan, who would go on to land a recurring role as Joshua Burgin on the NBC sitcom "Friends" and voice the title role in the animated Disney film "Hercules." As a USC student, Grant joined the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.


Heslov began his career with guest-starring roles on "Joanie Loves Chachi" (1982), "Family Ties" (1983), and "Happy Days" (1984), and from 1984 to 1985, he was a series regular on the NBC sitcom "Spencer." His first film was 1985's "The Journey of Natty Gann," then he appeared in "The Boys Next Door" (1985), "Legal Eagles" (1986), "Sunset" (1988), "License to Drive" (1988), "Dangerous Curves" (1988), and "Catch Me If You Can" (1989). In the '90s, Grant guest-starred on "Baywatch" (1990), "Valerie" (1990), "Columbo" (1991), "Seinfeld" (1993), "Touched by an Angel" (1996), and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1996) and appeared in films such as "True Lies" (1994), "Congo" (1995), "Black Sheep" (1996), "The Birdcage" (1996), "Dante's Peak" (1997), and "Enemy of the State" (1998). In 2003, he branched out into producing, serving as co-producer on the film "Intolerable Cruelty." Heslov then produced the television series "K Street" (2003) and "Unscripted" (2005). Grant co-wrote the screenplay for 2005's "Good Night, and Good Luck." with George Clooney, and he produced and appeared in it as well. The film earned six Academy Award nominations, including two for Heslov.

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Grant produced and appeared in 2008's "Leatherheads," then he directed and produced 2009's "The Men Who Stare at Goats." He produced 2010's "The American" and co-wrote and produced 2011's "The Ides of March," which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2012, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited Heslov to join the organization, and he produced the film "Argo," which won more than 90 awards, including an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year and a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Next, Grant produced 2013's "August: Osage County," 2015's "Our Brand Is Crisis," and 2016's "Money Monster" and co-wrote, produced, and appeared in 2014's "The Monuments Men." He co-wrote and produced 2017's "Suburbicon," and in 2020, he produced the documentary "The Art of Political Murder" and the science-fiction film "The Midnight Sky." Heslov also produced the Hulu miniseries "Catch-22" (2019), the Showtime series "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" (2019), and the Netflix documentary series "Trial by Media" (2020), and he directed two episodes of "Catch-22" and appeared in four episodes.

Personal Life

Grant is married to producer Lysa Hayland-Heslov, and they have two daughters, Olivia and Mya. Lysa founded the Los Angeles nonprofit organization Children Mending Hearts, which is "dedicated to combating bullying and intolerance by inspiring empathy in children through art and service-learning programs."

Awards and Nominations

Heslov has been nominated for four Academy Awards, winning Best Motion Picture of the Year for "Argo" in 2013. His other nominations were for Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Writing, Original Screenplay for "Good Night, and Good Luck." (2006) and Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay for "The Ides of March" (2012). Grant has earned two Golden Globe nominations for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, for Good Night, and Good Luck." in 2006 and "The Ides of March" in 2012, and he won a BAFTA Award for Best Film for "Argo" in 2013. In 1998, "Waiting for Woody" earned him a Jury Award at the Art Film Festival, a Grand Jury Award – Short at the Florida Film Festival, and a Short Film Award for Best Short Comedy at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival.

At the PGA Awards, Heslov received the Stanley Kramer Award for "Good Night, and Good Luck." in 2006 and was named Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures for "Argo" in 2013. He has won Online Film & Television Association Awards for Best First Screenplay and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for "Good Night, and Good Luck." and Best Picture for "Argo," and he earned a Gold Derby Award for Motion Picture for "Argo." Grant received the Writers Guild of America's Paul Selvin Honorary Award for "Good Night, and Good Luck.," and the screenplay earned him awards from the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards, Online Film Critics Society Awards, PEN Center USA West Literary Awards, San Francisco Film Critics Circle, Satellite Awards, and Venice Film Festival as well. Heslov also won an AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay for "The Ides of March."

Real Estate

Grant and Lysa own a 5,000 square foot farmhouse in the Studio City area of Los Angeles. The house was built in 1958, and the couple spent a year renovating the three-bedroom, six-bathroom home before they moved in. In 2006, Heslov paid $3.125 million for a 5,628 square foot, five-bedroom home in Sherman Oaks, and he put it on the market $3.495 million in 2009. He relisted the home for $3.9 million in 2014.

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