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Dustin Lance Black was born on the 10th June 1974, in Sacramento, California USA, and is an Oscar Award-winning screenwriter and director, best known for his film “Milk” (2008), then “Pedro” (2008), and most recently the TV series “When We Rise”, which will start airing in late 2017. His career started in 2000.

Have you ever wondered how rich Dustin Lance Black is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Black’s net worth is as high as $6 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry. His films and series center around LGBT rights, and he has shown his support for the LGBT community outside of films, since he is one of the founding members of the board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

Dustin Lance Black Net Worth $6 Million

Although born in Sacramento, California, Dustin grew up in San Antonio, Texas and later Salinas, California. His parents are Mormons, and his mother remarried to a Mormon priest. Dustin apparently started questioning his sexuality when he was six or seven years old, and was extremely wary of coming out in his teen years, due to the Mormon background and their beliefs.

He went to North Salinas High School, and while there started to work at The Western Stage theatre in Salinas-Monterey, California. Little by little he improved, and got the chance to work on the production of “Bare”, at Hollywood’s Main Stage Theater. Following high school matriculation, Dustin continued to learn about film by enrolling at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA), finishing with high honors.

Four years after graduation, his career was set to start; he wrote and directed the gay romance film, entitled “The Journey of Jared Price” (2000), starring Corey Spears, Steve Tyler and Josh Jacobson, which received positive critiques and inspired him to continue the way he started. His next accomplishment was the short coming-of-age film about a gay boy, entitled “Something Close to Heaven”. His next successful venture was the film “Pedro”, a biographical drama about Pedro Zamora who was the first HIV-positive homosexual to feature on MTV, and received a Writers Guild of America Award nomination. Dustin then took a step further by writing screenplay for the biographical drama about Harvey Milk, an American gay activist. He conjoined with Gus Van Sant, and the two created the film “Milk” (2008), for which Dustin won an Academy Award in the category Best Writing, Original Screenplay, then Paul Selvin Honorary Award by Writers Guild of America, and a WGA Award in the category Best Original Screenplay. Thanks to these successes, Dustin’s net worth increased to a large degree.

Dustin then changed his focus, as he wrote and directed the film “Virginia”, released in 2010, continuing with the script for the film “J. Edgar Hoover” (2011), directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts and Armie Hammer. His most recent creation is the TV mini-series “When We Rise”, centering on the gay rights movement in the USA, in the late ‘60s.

Regarding his personal life, Dustin revealed himself as gay in his senior year in college. Since 2013 he has been in a relationship with British diver Tom Daley; they have been engaged since 2015 and live in London.

In 2009, he was named by The Advocate as the No. 1 openly gay influential person in its list “Forty Under 40”, for June/July that year, and appeared on the magazine’s cover.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 10, 1974
Birth place: Sacramento, California, USA
Profession:Screenwriter
Education:University of California, Los Angeles UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television North Salinas High School
Nationality:American
Partner:Tom Daley
Siblings:Marcus Black
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In December 2013 it was revealed that Black was in a relationship with British diver (and Olympic bronze medalist) Tom Daley, twenty years his junior.
2In 2010, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Trevor Project, a national crisis and suicide prevention organization helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or "questioning" young people who are facing familial rejection or considering suicide.
3Longtime best friend of Drew Kuhse.
4Is a former Mormon.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on J. Edgar (2011)] I try not to consider casting when I'm writing - especially a biopic like this, when I don't have the opportunity to meet the real guy. It's enough work to try and figure out who he was and get a handle on how he might've been, how he might've talked, the things he might have been thinking, his behavior - you know, all that's tough enough.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Original ScreenplayMilk (2008)
2009Paul Selvin Honorary AwardWriters Guild of America, USAMilk (2008)
2009OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Original ScreenplayMilk (2008)
2009Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First ScreenplayMilk (2008)
2009Literary AwardPEN Center USA West Literary AwardsScreenplayMilk (2008)
2008SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest Original ScreenplayMilk (2008)
2008SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMilk (2008)
2008BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ScreenplayMilk (2008)
2008DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayMilk (2008)
2008Hollywood Breakthrough AwardHollywood Film AwardsScreenwriter of the YearMilk (2008)
2008OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMilk (2008)
2001President's AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USAMy Life with Count Dracula (2003)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USALong Form - OriginalPedro (2008)· Paris Barclay (story)
2009BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - OriginalMilk (2008)
2009Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest WriterMilk (2008)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScreenplayMilk (2008)
2009Humanitas PrizeHumanitas PrizeFeature Film CategoryMilk (2008)
2009Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize90 Minute CategoryPedro (2008)· Paris Barclay (writer)
2009ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMilk (2008)
2009IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale)Milk (2008)
2009OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenMilk (2008)
2009OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMilk (2008)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalMilk (2008)
2008SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ScreenplayMilk (2008)
2008CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalMilk (2008)
2008HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ScreenplayMilk (2008)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMilk (2008)


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When We Rise2017TV Mini-Series 6 episodes post-production
El SMS2015Short
82012Video
J. Edgar2011written by
Virginia2010written by
Big LoveTV Series written by - 4 episodes, 2006 - 2007 story - 1 episode, 2009 teleplay - 1 episode, 2009
Milk2008/Iwritten by
Pedro2008screenplay / story
The Journey of Jared Price2000
Something Close to Heaven2000Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Blaine: Real or Magic2013TV Movie consultant
Big LoveTV Series executive story editor - 12 episodes, 2007 staff writer - 10 episodes, 2006
Boy Meets Boy2015Short mentor

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When We Rise2017TV Mini-Series executive producer - 6 episodes post-production
Prophet's Prey2015Documentary executive producer
Big Love2009TV Series co-producer - 5 episodes
Milk2008/Iexecutive producer
My Life with Count Dracula2003Documentary producer
Faking It2003TV Series producer - 4 episodes
On the Bus2001Documentary producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When We Rise2017TV Mini-Series 2 episodes post-production
El SMS2015Short
Virginia2010
My Life with Count Dracula2003Documentary
Faking It2003TV Series
Faking It2002TV Series 1 episode
On the Bus2001Documentary
The Journey of Jared Price2000
Something Close to Heaven2000Short

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Singing Forest2003as L. Black
My Life with Count Dracula2003Documentary
Kiss and Tell2003Short
On the Bus2001Documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Touring2011Short as Lance Black
Milk2008/ICastro Clone
The Singing Forest2003Bill (as L. Black)

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Bus2001Documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cook & Banks2015very special thanks
Boy Meets Boy2015Short special thanks
Girltrash: All Night Long2014special thanks
J. Edgar: A Complicated Man2012Video documentary short special thanks
J. Edgar: The Most Powerful Man in the World2012Video documentary short special thanks
Howl2010thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Matter of Opinion2016TV Series documentaryHimself (2016-)
Weil ich bin wer ich bin2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Drehbuchautor
Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank2014DocumentaryHimself
The Case Against 82014DocumentaryHimself
A World of Dreams: Voices from the Out1002013DocumentaryHimself
Throwing Shade2013TV SeriesHimself
The Out List2013DocumentaryHimself
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell2013TV SeriesHimself
10 Things You Don't Know About2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Screenwriter
82012VideoHimself
J. Edgar: A Complicated Man2012Video documentary shortHimself
J. Edgar: The Most Powerful Man in the World2012Video documentary shortHimself
Hollywood to Dollywood2011DocumentaryHimself
Illegal Love2011DocumentaryHimself
A Bundle of Sticks2010DocumentaryHimself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2010TV Series
Moving Pictures Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
8: The Mormon Proposition2010DocumentaryNarrator
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Milk: Hollywood Comes to San Francisco2009Documentary shortHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
Gay Hollywood2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
On the Bus2001DocumentaryHimself

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