Dustin "Lance" Black is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer. Dustin was born in 1974, San Antonio, Texas. He is also a gay activist. He grew up in a Mormon household, in San Antonio, Texas and later moved to Salinas, California.
While attending North Salinas High School, Dustin began to work in theater at The Western Stage in Salinas-Monterey, California. He later worked on productions including Bare at Hollywood's Hudson Main Stage Theater. Dustin graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Theater, Film, and Television (UCLA) while working under stage directors, taking acting jobs and working on theater lighting crews.
In 2000, he wrote and directed The Journey of Jared Price, a gay romance film, and Something Close to Heaven, a
gay coming-of-age short film. In 2001, he directed and was also a subject in the documentary On the Bus. This documentary was related to the Nevada road trip which was taken by six gay men.
Dustin's film Pedro, profiling the life of AIDS activist and reality tv star Pedro Zamora, premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.
Why is he famous?
Dustin shot to fame for his work on the television series Big Love and also the 2008 film Milk. Dustins upbringing as a Mormon, made him the only such hiring choice as writer of the HBO drama series Big Love about a polygamistic family. Dustin wrote for and produced the series for its first two seasons, in addition to its current third.
On February 22, 2009, Dustin won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Milk at the 81st Academy Awards.Our editors need your help to write the biography of Dustin Lance Black. If you want to contribute, please feel free to click on [edit biography] link from above and complete the fields. If you want to explain why Dustin Lance Black is famous or if you know any important piece of information and 'juicy gossip' about Dustin Lance Black which you would like to share with everyone don't hesitate to post it too. Image source: affirmation.org
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