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Taylor Sheridan    

Academy Award-Nominated Screenwriter, Director & Actor

Taylor Sheridan is an Oscar-nominated American screenwriter, director and actor. He is a filmmaker who first reached prominence when portraying David Hale in the FX television series Sons of Anarchy.

Sheridan has written several films, including the screenplay for Sicario, for which Sheridan was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. He also wrote the screenplay for Hell or High Water, which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

Sheridan began his career in acting, appearing in small films and in recurring roles in television series, such as Veronica Mars, Walker, Texas Ranger and most notably, as David Hale in Sons of Anarchy.

He made the transition into screenwriting after he turned 40. His first film as a screenwriter was Sicario, directed by Denis Villeneuve.The film received critical acclaim, with a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and received a number of nominations, including a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Sheridan.

Sheridan wrote Comancheria after Sicario. Comancheria sold first but was stuck in development for quite a few years, appearing on the Black List in 2012. It was later retitled Hell or High Water and was released in August 2016, starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster, and again received critical acclaim. For his screenplay, Sheridan received a large amount of awards attention, earning BAFTA, Golden Globe Award, and Academy Award nominations.

Sheridan made his directorial debut with the low-budget horror film Vile. His second feature as director, but third as screenwriter, Wind River, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2017.

Sheridan wrote a sequel to Sicario titled Sicario: Day of the Soldado, which will be released in 2018. On September 15, 2016, Deadline reported that Sheridan has been set by Sony Pictures and Escape Artists to script the American remake of Disorder*, a 2015 French film directed by Alice Winocour.

In 2017, Sheridan created the television series Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner that is set to air on the Paramount Network in 2018.

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