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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.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When We Rise 2017 TV Mini-Series 6 episodes post-production
El SMS 2015 Short
8 2012 Video
J. Edgar 2011 written by
Virginia 2010 written by
Big Love TV Series written by - 4 episodes, 2006 - 2007 story - 1 episode, 2009 teleplay - 1 episode, 2009
Milk 2008/I written by
Pedro 2008 screenplay / story
The Journey of Jared Price 2000
Something Close to Heaven 2000 Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Blaine: Real or Magic 2013 TV Movie consultant
Big Love TV Series executive story editor - 12 episodes, 2007 staff writer - 10 episodes, 2006
Boy Meets Boy 2015 Short mentor

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When We Rise 2017 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 6 episodes post-production
Prophet's Prey 2015 Documentary executive producer
Big Love 2009 TV Series co-producer - 5 episodes
Milk 2008/I executive producer
My Life with Count Dracula 2003 Documentary producer
Faking It 2003 TV Series producer - 4 episodes
On the Bus 2001 Documentary producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When We Rise 2017 TV Mini-Series 2 episodes post-production
El SMS 2015 Short
Virginia 2010
My Life with Count Dracula 2003 Documentary
Faking It 2003 TV Series
Faking It 2002 TV Series 1 episode
On the Bus 2001 Documentary
The Journey of Jared Price 2000
Something Close to Heaven 2000 Short

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Singing Forest 2003 as L. Black
My Life with Count Dracula 2003 Documentary
Kiss and Tell 2003 Short
On the Bus 2001 Documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Touring 2011 Short as Lance Black
Milk 2008/I Castro Clone
The Singing Forest 2003 Bill (as L. Black)

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Bus 2001 Documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cook & Banks 2015 very special thanks
Boy Meets Boy 2015 Short special thanks
Girltrash: All Night Long 2014 special thanks
J. Edgar: A Complicated Man 2012 Video documentary short special thanks
J. Edgar: The Most Powerful Man in the World 2012 Video documentary short special thanks
Howl 2010 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Matter of Opinion 2016 TV Series documentary Himself (2016-)
Weil ich bin wer ich bin 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Drehbuchautor
Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank 2014 Documentary Himself
The Case Against 8 2014 Documentary Himself
A World of Dreams: Voices from the Out100 2013 Documentary Himself
Throwing Shade 2013 TV Series Himself
The Out List 2013 Documentary Himself
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell 2013 TV Series Himself
10 Things You Don't Know About 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Screenwriter
8 2012 Video Himself
J. Edgar: A Complicated Man 2012 Video documentary short Himself
J. Edgar: The Most Powerful Man in the World 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Hollywood to Dollywood 2011 Documentary Himself
Illegal Love 2011 Documentary Himself
A Bundle of Sticks 2010 Documentary Himself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2010 TV Series
Moving Pictures Live! 2010 TV Series Himself
8: The Mormon Proposition 2010 Documentary Narrator
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Milk: Hollywood Comes to San Francisco 2009 Documentary short Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
Gay Hollywood 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
On the Bus 2001 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Original Screenplay Milk (2008)
2009 Paul Selvin Honorary Award Writers Guild of America, USA Milk (2008)
2009 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Original Screenplay Milk (2008)
2009 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay Milk (2008)
2009 Literary Award PEN Center USA West Literary Awards Screenplay Milk (2008)
2008 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Original Screenplay Milk (2008)
2008 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay Milk (2008)
2008 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay Milk (2008)
2008 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Milk (2008)
2008 Hollywood Breakthrough Award Hollywood Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year Milk (2008)
2008 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best Original Screenplay Milk (2008)
2001 President's Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA My Life with Count Dracula (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Long Form - Original Pedro (2008) · Paris Barclay (story)
2009 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Original Milk (2008)
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Writer Milk (2008)
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Screenplay Milk (2008)
2009 Humanitas Prize Humanitas Prize Feature Film Category Milk (2008)
2009 Humanitas Prize Humanitas Prize 90 Minute Category Pedro (2008) · Paris Barclay (writer)
2009 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Milk (2008)
2009 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale) Milk (2008)
2009 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Milk (2008)
2009 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Milk (2008)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original Milk (2008)
2008 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Screenplay Milk (2008)
2008 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Original Milk (2008)
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay Milk (2008)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay Milk (2008)


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#Fact
1 In December 2013 it was revealed that Black was in a relationship with British diver (and Olympic bronze medalist) Tom Daley, twenty years his junior.
2 In 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.
3 Longtime best friend of Drew Kuhse.
4 Is a former Mormon.

#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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