Dustin Lance Black Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

23rd February 2017

Quote: "My son looked at Lance and said, 'He won an Oscar? He looks awfully young to have won an Oscar!'" Actress Mary-Louise Parker surprised her 13-year-old son William when she told him Dustin Lance Black, the creator of her new TV drama When We Rise, had won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for 2008 film Milk.

19th August 2016

Quote: "When I see him up on that diving board, I just have no idea how he has the courage. It's awe-inspiring. And he dives with such beauty and precision. He really knows how to make a moment special." Dustin Lance Black told U.K. TV show Good Morning Britain he is looking forward to watching his fiance Tom Daley compete in his last event of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the Men's 10m Platform, on Friday night (19Aug16).

18th May 2012

Quote: "He acted sooner and more decisively than I ever thought he would before the (2012 presidential) election. People become skeptical and think that this is all politics. For me, from my perspective, this was no political slam dunk. I feel I can say with certainty, that there are young people alive today who will have self-esteem, may even survive their teens, because of what the president did." Gay scriptwriter Dustin Lance Black applauds U.S. President Barack Obama's recent endorsement of same sex marriage.

4th March 2012

Fact: More than 200,000 fans logged on to YouTube.com on Saturday (03Mar12) to watch George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Kevin Bacon stage a live performance of Dustin Lance Black's play about California's controversial same-sex marriage bill. The play, entitled 8, focuses on the Proposition 8 legislation which overturned the legalisation of gay unions in the state and raised money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

5th February 2012

Fact: George Clooney and Martin Sheen are to team up onstage for a one-night-only production of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's new play about gay rights. Rob Reiner will direct the duo and co-stars including Jane Lynch, Yeardley Smith, George Takei and Jamie Lee Curtis in 8, which will hit the stage at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles on 3 March (12).

3rd March 2011

Quote: "There's a relationship between these two guys, and it wouldn't be a Dustin Lance Black script if it didn't have a little gay kissing in it... Those who want to see that will be pleased. I think it's done in a very tender way, surprisingly." Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black confirms Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer share a kiss in Clint Eastwood's new movie J. Edgar.

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