And Your B-List Dude of the Week is…

MARK BOAL

"The Hurt Locker" writer Mark Boal arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday,  March 7, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Age: The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything (42)
Height: On-screen hero status (6’2″)
Nationality: ‘Murican (Born in New York)

Mark Boal worked as a journalist, writing articles for The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, and Salon, among others. It was his 2004 story, “Death and Dishonor,” published in Playboy is what got him into Hollywood. The article became the basis for the movie In the Valley of Elah, starring Tommy Lee Jones. He then went on to write The Hurt Locker for Kathryn Bigelow, which won him as Oscar. They collaborated again on 2012’s Zero Dark Thirty, and he was again nominated. Basically, everything this guy touches turns to Oscar gold. He’s Midas with a keyboard, and I’m super excited for his upcoming collaborations, particularly if they are with Bigelow.

Thanks for playing. See you next week, when we explore the gloriously hypermasculine filmography of Joe Carnahan.

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