Paul Haggis Net Worth

Paul Haggis is a famous Director, Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Producer. Born on unknown in London, Ontario, Canada this 6′ (1.83 m) author has created a lot of content for the masses. With thousands or even millions of followers and people across the globe who love what Paul Haggis represents and creates, the popularity of this celebrity does not seem to diminish over years. With the family of Mary Yvonne, Edward H. Haggis unknown James Haggis, Katy Elizabeth, Alissa Sullivan, Lauren Kilvington Paul Haggis had an upbringing and the education which propelled them to stardom and greatness. Attending St. Thomas More Elementary School, H. B. Beal Secondary School, Fanshawe College Paul Haggis learned and worked on his passion projects which turned out to be massive successes amongst audiences worldwide. But what about money? If you are curious about the full estimated net worth of Paul Haggis, it is around $50 Million.

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Structural info

  • Full Name: Paul Haggis
  • Net Worth: $50 Million
  • Date Of Birth: March 10, 1953
  • Place Of Birth: London, Ontario, Canada
  • Height: 6′ (1.83 m)
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Producer
  • Education: St. Thomas More Elementary School, H. B. Beal Secondary School, Fanshawe College
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Spouse: Diane Christine Gettas (1977-1994), Deborah Rennard (m.1997-)
  • Children: James Haggis, Katy Elizabeth, Alissa Sullivan, Lauren Kilvington
  • Parents: Mary Yvonne, Edward H. Haggis
  • Siblings: Jo Haggis, Kathy Haggis
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/Paul_Haggis
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0353673
  • Awards: Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Gemini Award (Best TV Movie, Best Writing in a Dramatic Series, 1995, 1996), Viewers for Quality Television Award (1997), Satellite Award (2005), Academy Award, Independent Spirit Award, Online Film Critics Society Awar…
  • Nominations: Satellite Award, BAFTA Award, Academy Award, Saturn Awards, Golden Globe Award
  • Movies: “Thirtysomething” (1987-1991), “Million Dollar Baby” (2004), “Crash” (2005), “Flags of Our Fathers”, “Letters from Iwo Jima” (2006), “Casino Royale”, “In the Valley of Elah”, “The Next Three Days , “Third Person”, “Casino Royale”, “Quantum of Solace”, “Show Me a Hero” (2015)
  • TV Shows: “Diff’rent Strokes”, “Hangin’ In”, “One Day at a Time”, “The Love Boat”, “The Facts of Life”, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”

Quotes

  • [on his film Crash (2004) winning the Oscar for Best Picture] Was it the best film of the year? I don’t think so, there were great films that year. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) – amazing film. Capote (2005) – terrific film. Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain (2005), great film. And Spielberg’s Munich (2005). I mean please, what a year. Crash, for some reason, affected people, it touched people. And you can’t judge these films like that. I’m very glad to have those Oscars. They’re lovely things. But you shouldn’t ask me what the best film of the year was because I wouldn’t be voting for Crash, only because I saw the artistry that was in the other films. Now however, for some reason that’s the film that touched people the most that year. So I guess that’s what they voted for, something that really touched them. And I’m very proud of the fact that Crash does touch you. People still come up to me more than any of my films and say: “That film just changed my life.” I’ve heard that dozens and dozens and dozens of times. So it did its job there. I mean, I knew it was the social experiment that I wanted, so I think it’s a really good social experiment. Is it a great film? I don’t know.
  • [on whether he thinks Scientology is a cult] Of course it is, it’s a system of belief that you’ve got these people inside this fortress who won’t look out, who won’t look at any criticism, who can’t bear to think that everyone is against them.
  • What I love about writing is the contradictions we all embody as human beings.
  • Talking about Walker, Texas Ranger (1993): “It was the most successful thing I ever did,” he says. “Two weeks of work. They never even used my script!”
  • Talking about Scientology (in the New Yorker): Demands for donations never seemed to stop. They used friends and any kind of pressure they could apply. I gave them money just to keep them from calling and hounding me.
  • As artists, we have to be brave. If we aren’t brave, we aren’t artists.
  • Artists need to be outsiders in order to really view what’s going on. That little bit of detachment has been great for me being down here. I look like everyone else; I almost sound like everyone else, except for the odd time I say chesterfield or serviette. But I am different. And I am proud to be a Canadian…
  • The worst thing you can do to a filmmaker is to walk out of his film and go, “That was a nice movie.” But if you can cause people to walk out and then argue about the film on the sidewalk … I think we’re all seeking dissension, and we love to affect an audience.
  • A lot of films made me love the movies, everything from Hitchcock to Godard. But the ones that really grabbed me were Costa-Gavras’s films like Z (1969) and State of Siege (1972).
  • “I agreed to write the pilot because I thought it would just go away, but it became this huge hit and I remember waking up at 3 or 4 in the morning in a cold sweat, dripping wet. I mean, I was drenched. I just pictured my tombstone and it said: ‘Paul Haggis: Creator of Walker Texas Ranger.’ So the impetus for making these movies is really just to wipe that image from my mind.” (on his decision to move from television to films like Crash (2004))

Facts

  • Father of Alissa Haggis (Sullivan), Lauren Haggis (Kilvington) and Katy Haggis from his marriage to Diane Christine Gettas.
  • Father of actor James Haggis from his marriage to Deborah Rennard.
  • Quit the Church of Scientology in 2009–after 34 years–because he disagreed with the organization about its support of Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriage in California. His public break with the church was profiled in a long piece by Lawrence Wright in the February 14, 2011, issue of “The New Yorker”; the article was unusual in that it shed light on some of the inner workings and controversies of the normally secretive Church of Scientology. In the profile Haggis estimated that he spent more than $100,000 on courses and auditing, and $300,000 on various Scientology initiatives.
  • Has directed 2 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Matt Dillon (Best Supporting Actor for Crash (2004) and Tommy Lee Jones (Best Lead Actor for In the Valley of Elah (2007)).
  • Was nominated for an Oscar for writing three years in a row: 2005, 2006, and 2007.
  • He was born exactly 13 years later than Chuck Norris, the star of his hit TV series Walker, Texas Ranger (1993).
  • On March 5, 2006 became the first person in Oscar history to have written back-to-back best picture winners.
  • Produced two Best Picture winners in a row: Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Crash (2004).
  • Studied cinematography at London’s Fanshawe College.
  • Moved to Los Angeles at age 22.
  • Had a heart attack during the filming of Crash (2004), yet refused to let anyone else finish directing it. He returned to directing 2 weeks after the event.
  • He was originally going to direct Million Dollar Baby (2004). He was in the middle of directing Crash (2004) when Clint Eastwood asked to direct the film after being offered the lead. Haggis agreed.
  • The April 7, 2005, issue of Rolling Stone chose him as their breakthrough filmmaker of the year, saying “Crash (2004), Haggis’ directorial film debut is already being touted for this year’s awards race.”.
  • In March 2003, Razor Magazine made a list of “nonconformists that defy dictates, the iconoclasts that cling to independent thought, the radicals that refuse adherence, that give us pause. They are what legends are made of.” Along with Sam Shepard, Julian Schnabel, Baz Luhrmann, Lance Armstrong, Richard Branson, Robert Shapiro, John Irving and Bill Clinton, Razor Magazine named Haggis one of its “25 Mavericks of our time.”.
  • He is the son of Edward (Ted) H. Haggis and Mary Yvonne Metcalfe. His mother was a catholic. He has two younger sisters: Kathy and Jo. Children with Diane Gettas (married 1977-1997): Alissa Sullivan (born 1978), Lauren Kilvington and Katy Elizabeth. Son with Deborah Rennard (married 1997-): James (born 1998).

Filmography

Writer
Title Year Status Character
Inversion 2018 screenplay pre-production
The Juliet screenplay announced
Third Person 2013 screenplay
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011 Video Game writer
The Next Three Days 2010 screenplay
Quantum of Solace 2008 written by
Speechless 2008 TV Movie documentary written by
In the Valley of Elah 2007 screenplay / story
The Black Donnellys TV Series created by – 13 episodes, 2007 story – 2 episodes, 2007 writer – 1 episode, 2007 written by – 1 episode, 2007
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 story
Casino Royale 2006 screenplay
Flags of Our Fathers 2006 screenplay
The Last Kiss 2006 screenplay
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire 2005 TV Movie creator
Million Dollar Baby 2004 screenplay
Crash 2004/I screenplay / story
Mister Sterling TV Series written by – 2 episodes, 2003 story – 1 episode, 2003 teleplay – 1 episode, 2003
Family Law TV Series created by – 68 episodes, 1999 – 2002 writer – 8 episodes, 1999 – 2001
Walker, Texas Ranger TV Series created by – 195 episodes, 1993 – 2001 creator – 1 episode, 1993
Due South TV Series created by – 66 episodes, 1994 – 1999 written by – 10 episodes, 1994 – 1995 story – 1 episode, 1995 teleplay – 1 episode, 1995
Ghost of a Chance 1998 TV Movie
Michael Hayes 1997 TV Series creator / pilot and multiple episodes
EZ Streets TV Series 1 episode writer – 5 episodes, 1996 – 1997 story – 4 episodes, 1996 – 1997 teleplay – 3 episodes, 1996 – 1997 teleplay by – 1 episode
L.A. Law TV Series written by – 3 episodes, 1994 story by – 1 episode, 1994
Red Hot 1993 written by
You Take the Kids 1990-1991 TV Series written by – 3 episodes
City TV Series created by – 13 episodes, 1990 written by – 2 episodes, 1990 story – 1 episode, 1990
The Tracey Ullman Show 1989 TV Series written by – 1 episode
FM 1989 TV Series 1 episode
Thirtysomething TV Series written by – 2 episodes, 1988 teleplay by – 1 episode, 1987
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1987 TV Series 1 episode
Nothing Is Easy 1987 TV Series teleplay – 1 episode
The Facts of Life TV Series written by – 11 episodes, 1982 – 1986 teleplay by – 2 episodes, 1984 – 1985 story by – 1 episode, 1985
Charmed Lives 1986 TV Series screenplay – 1 episode
Who’s the Boss? TV Series story by – 1 episode, 1986 teleplay by – 1 episode, 1986
One Day at a Time 1983-1984 TV Series written by – 3 episodes
Diff’rent Strokes TV Series teleplay by – 2 episodes, 1982 – 1983 written by – 1 episode, 1983 story by – 1 episode, 1982
The Puppy’s Further Adventures 1983 TV Series writer
Ri¢hie Ri¢h 1982 TV Series story – 1982
The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour 1982 TV Series story – 1982
Mr. Merlin 1982 TV Series written by – 1 episode
The Love Boat 1981 TV Series written by – 1 episode
Heathcliff 1980 TV Series story – 1980-1981
The Ri¢hie Ri¢h/Scooby-Doo Show 1980 TV Series story – 1980
The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show 1979 TV Series story – 1980
Producer
Title Year Status Character
Lead and Copper 2017 Documentary executive producer post-production
Gold 2016/I executive producer completed
Show Me a Hero 2015 TV Mini-Series executive producer – 6 episodes
Third Person 2013 producer
The Next Three Days 2010 producer
Crash 2008-2009 TV Series executive producer – 26 episodes
In the Valley of Elah 2007 producer
The Black Donnellys 2007 TV Series executive producer – 13 episodes
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 executive producer
Million Dollar Baby 2004 producer
Crash 2004/I producer
Family Law 1999 TV Series executive producer
Ghost of a Chance 1998 TV Movie executive producer
Michael Hayes 1997-1998 TV Series executive producer – 8 episodes
EZ Streets 1996-1997 TV Series executive producer – 10 episodes
Due South 1994-1995 TV Series executive producer – 23 episodes
You Take the Kids 1990 TV Series executive producer
City 1990 TV Series executive producer – 13 episodes
Thirtysomething 1987-1988 TV Series supervising producer – 20 episodes
The Facts of Life TV Series producer – 22 episodes, 1985 – 1986 executive producer – 2 episodes, 1986
Who’s the Boss? 1986 TV Series co-executive producer – 1 episode
Miscellaneous
Title Year Status Character
Michael Hayes 1997 TV Series developer
Due South 1995-1996 TV Series executive consultant – 18 episodes
L.A. Law 1994 TV Series creative consultant – 7 episodes
The Facts of Life 1984-1985 TV Series executive script consultant – 7 episodes
One Day at a Time 1983-1984 TV Series story editor – 3 episodes
Diff’rent Strokes 1982-1983 TV Series story editor – 8 episodes
Director
Title Year Status Character
Show Me a Hero 2015 TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
Third Person 2013
The Next Three Days 2010
We Are the World 25 for Haiti 2010 TV Movie documentary
In the Valley of Elah 2007
The Black Donnellys 2007 TV Series 2 episodes
Crash 2004/I
Family Law 1999-2001 TV Series 5 episodes
Ghost of a Chance 1998 TV Movie
EZ Streets 1996 TV Series 1 episode
Due South 1995 TV Series 3 episodes
Red Hot 1993
You Take the Kids 1990 TV Series 1 episode
Actor
Title Year Status Character
M.L.E. 2015 Director
California Entertainment Weekly 2005 TV Series Canadian Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Crash 2004/I lyrics: “Gonna Buy Me a Rope” – as P. Haggis / music: “Gonna Buy Me a Rope” – as P. Haggis
Assistant Director
Title Year Status Character
Due South 1994 TV Series second unit director – 1 episode
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
The Run Saga: Breathe 2017 thanks for inspiration post-production
Shadow Boxer 2012 Short very special thanks
Noor 2011 Short special thanks
Making the Next Three Days 2011 Video short special thanks
The Men of The Next Three Days 2011 Video short special thanks
Hangnail 2011 Short special thanks
Fish Out of Water 2009/I Documentary special thanks
Kopf oder Zahl 2009 thanks
Adam 2009/I special thanks
The Disk: Code Zero 2008 special thanks
Red Sun, Black Sand: The Making of ‘Letters from Iwo Jima’ 2007 Video documentary short special thanks
The Endgame Study 2007 Short special thanks
Self
Title Year Status Character
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Himself – Director, Show Me a Hero
The Big Interview with Dan Rather 2015 TV Series Himself
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief 2015 Documentary Himself
HuffPost Live Conversations 2014 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself
Million Dollar Baby: On the Ropes 2014 Video short Himself
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story 2013 Documentary Himself
The Hour 2010-2013 TV Series Himself
Casting By 2012 Documentary Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2011 TV Series Himself – Guest
Making the Next Three Days 2011 Video short Himself
The Men of The Next Three Days 2011 Video short Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2011 TV Series Himself
Miss Representation 2011 Documentary Himself
Made in Hollywood 2010 TV Series Himself
Mulholland Drive – Ein Hollywood-Mythos 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
Make or Break TV 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Ian Fleming’s Incredible Creation 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Road to Casino Royale 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Business End: Violence in Cinema 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Evolution of Clint Eastwood 2008 Video documentary short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
In the Valley of Elah: Documentary 2008 Video documentary Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2008 TV Series Himself
Irak-Afganistán, la guerra llega al cine 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Reinventando Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Red Sun, Black Sand: The Making of ‘Letters from Iwo Jima’ 2007 Video documentary short Himself
La noche de los Oscar 2007 TV Movie Himself – Interviewee
Film ’72 2006 TV Series Himself
Becoming Bond 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Shootout 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Entourage 2006 TV Series Himself
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Paul Haggis 2006 Video Himself
Behind the Metal & Glass: The Making of ‘Crash’ 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Crash: L.A. – The Other Main Character 2006 Video short Himself
Crash: On Paul Haggis 2006 Video short Himself
Crash: Unspoken 2006 Video short Himself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself – Winner: Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay
2006 Independent Spirit Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 11th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
‘Crash’ Featurette 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Crash: Behind the Scenes 2005 Video short Himself
The Producers: Round 15 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself – Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series & Co-Winner: Outstanding Drama Series
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)

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