Tom McCarthy: Director / Writer / Producer
Tom McCarthy is an Academy Award®-winning filmmaker—a prolific writer, director, actor and producer.
He wrote the first episode of the recently released Showtime miniseries The Loudest Voice about Roger Ailes and the rise of Fox News starring Russell Crowe.
McCarthy’s film Spotlight, which he co-wrote and directed, won the 2016 Academy Award® for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Spotlight was nominated for six Academy Awards® in total including one for McCarthy for Best Director. For Spotlight, McCarthy received a Directors Guild of America nomination and two Golden Globe nominations (for Best Screenplay and Best Director); and he won the BAFTA award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as a Writer’s Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.
McCarthy’s previous directorial works include The Visitor, which received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actor for star Richard Jenkins; Win Win starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan; and his acclaimed first feature The Station Agent, starring Michelle Williams, Peter Dinklage and Patricia Clarkson, for which he received a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay.
McCarthy also co-wrote the animated feature Up, for which he received his first of three Academy Award® nominations for Best Original Screenplay. McCarthy is the executive- producer of Netflix’s hit series 13 Reasons Why, for which he has also directed select episodes.
McCarthy also co-wrote and directed the film Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, project for Disney+, adapted from the acclaimed children’s book of the same name and premiered on the streaming service last year.
As an actor, McCarthy has appeared in such films as Flags of Our Fathers, Syriana, Good Night, and Good Luck, Meet the Parents and in the final season of HBO’s critically acclaimed series The Wire.
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