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Vince Gilligan      

Creator, "Breaking Bad" & "Better Call Saul"

Vince Gilligan was born in Richmond, VA, and raised in Farmville and Chesterfield County. He received the Virginia Governor's Screenwriting Award in 1989 for his screenplay "Home Fries," which was later turned into a film starring Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson.

As a writer and executive producer on "The X-Files," Gilligan shared Golden Globe Awards in 1995, 1997 and 1998 for Best Dramatic Series. His other credits include the Fox Television series "The Lone Gunmen," which he co-created, and the features "Hancock," starring Will Smith and Charlize Theron, and "Wilder Napalm," starring Debra Winger and Dennis Quaid.

After writing and directing the "Breaking Bad" pilot, Gilligan received the 2008 Writers Guild Award for Episodic Drama and accepted a Peabody Award honoring the show’s first season. In 2012, the Writers Guild honored the show once more with both Episodic Drama and Drama Series Awards, and in 2013 awarded the show with the Drama Series Award once again. "Breaking Bad" earned Emmy Award nominations in 2008, 2010 and 2012 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and in 2009, 2010 and 2012 for Outstanding Drama Series, was named one of the Top 10 Programs of the Year in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the American Film Institute, and hailed in 2009 as “the best of the 21st century” by Stephen King.

He lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Holly.

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Seven Leadership Tips From Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan - Forbes

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'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Admits He Doesn't Like Walt ...

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'Breaking Bad': Vince Gilligan Cried Writing Finale

Gilligan swapped war stories with fellow showrunners Greg Daniels, Carlton Cuse, Bryan Fuller, Liz Meriwether and more during a panel benefiting 826LA.

Vince Gilligan Finally Reveals Why Walter White Left Gray Matter ...

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Vince Gilligan, Michelle MacLaren Developing Jonestown Limited ...

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Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous spoke with "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha.

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