Happy Birthday To Pleasantville’s Terence 'Terry' George

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Terence "Terry" George turns 61 on Friday. Photo Credit: imdb.com

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Pleasantville’s Terence "Terry" George!

Terence "Terry" George, who owns a house in Pleasantville turns 61 on Friday.

George, an Irish screenwriter and director, was born Dec. 20, 1952, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  He was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (1993, "In the Name of the Father"), and Best Writing, Original Screenplay (2004, "Hotel Rwanda"). On Feb. 26, 2012, he received an Academy Awards in the Live Action, Short Film category for "The Shore."

In 1993, he made his debut as screenwriter and assistant director with "In the Name of the Father," starring Daniel Day-Lewis, and directed and co-written by Jim Sheridan. He wrote the screenplay for and directed the film "Some Mother's Son," starring Helen Mirren and Fionnula Flanagan, for which he was named Young European Director of the Year, in 1996. He earned his second Academy Award nomination in 2004 for directing, producing and co-writing "Hotel Rwanda," which starred Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo. The film received three Academy Award nominations.

In recognition of his "exceptional services to film and drama" George was awarded an honorary degree from Queen's University Belfast on July 1,  2013.

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