A Dish Served Warm: How Choosing Writing Over Revenge Led Oscar Winner Bobby Moresco To Convert Purpose From His Pain and Back-to-Back Academy Awards
When dealing with the violent loss of a loved one, a gangster gets revenge but a true artist gets to writing. And that’s just one of a series of crucial Moments of Decision that forever altered the life of Academy Award-winning Writer, Director, and Producer Bobby Moresco.
In this episode of Moment To Moment, the man behind Oscar-winning films like Crash and Million Dollar Baby poignantly shares both his professional path, as well as personal process.
From growing up on the tough streets of NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen and eventually making his way to the glitz & glamour of Hollywood studio filmmaking, having seen it all, Bobby Moresco’s got thing or two that he’d like to tell you about it. And after spending 20+ years toiling as a writer every single day, who better to hear it from than another of Hollywood’s “overnight sensations”.
Bobby Moresco was born just steps away from New York’s famous Broadway Theatre district. Born in Hell’s Kitchen, Bobby unsurprisingly went on to study acting under legendary iconic teachers Wynn Handman and Peggy Fuery, He opened The Actors Gym in New York in the late 1970s, and then transferred it out to Los Angeles where it continues today. Throughout his illustrious career, has written, produced, and directed successful tv show & films alike ranging from The Black Donnellys to Million Dollar Baby to Crash, for which he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (shared with co-writer, Paul Haggis).