Birthday: 01-09-1967
Age: 51
Star sign: Libra

Craig Gillespie is an Australian film and television advertisement director. He started his career with the movie ‘Mr. Woodcock'. He is best known for the work in movies the Fright Night remake and Lars and the Real Girl. He was born and brought up in the city of Sydney. At the age of nineteen, he moved to New York City for his studies in graphic designing, advertising, and illustration at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He became interested in filmmaking at the time of his twenties when one of his friends was aspiring to become a director and encouraged even Craig to try his hands in filmmaking. Initially, he started working as a commercial director along with cinematographers Rodrigo Prieto and Adam Kimmel. He worked for fifteen years and used to change advertising agencies often. In the span of five years, he had worked in six advertising agencies. He debuted as a film director with the movie ‘Mr. Woodcock’ in 2007. But he left the project as there were many scenes which were re-written and received a bad screening test. He was replaced by David Dobkin as the director of the movie. His next project was ‘Lars and the Real Girl,’ for which he had been scripting since four years. But the theme of the movie as a man falling in love with a sex doll. The movie starred Paul Schneider, Ryan Gosling, Patricia Clarkson, Kelli Garner and Emily Mortimer in the lead roles. He had directed many episodes for many television series. He had directed for series like the ‘Pilot.’ He shot the first series of The United States of Tara by Diablo Cody and Steven Spielberg.

He later worked for the movie ‘ Dallas Buyers Club’ with Ryan Gosling as the lead actor. The movie was based on the true story of Ron Woodroof and was based on the life of an electrician who spent six months of his life after he was diagnosed with AIDS. But the direction was done by Jean-Marc Vallée and the character of Ron Woodroof was played by Matthew McConaughey. In 2010, he directed Fright Night remake. The film starred Toni Collette, Colin Farrell, and Anton Yelchin in the lead roles. In 2011, he directed the autobiography of Gregg Allman based on the novel My Cross to Bear. In 2016, he directed the movie ‘ The Finest Hours’ based on the story of a Coast Guard, who tried to save the life of the crews of two oil tankers in the year 1952. The movie starred Casey Affleck, Chris Pine, Kyle Gallner, and Josh Stewart under the production house by Walt Disney Pictures. In 2001 and 2002 he received nominations for the Directors Guild of America Award for the category of "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials". In 2006, he won awards for his commercials of Altoids and Ameriquest. He had won the Golden Lion Award in 2005 at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. In 2009, he won the Australians in Film Breakthrough Award along with Sam Worthington.