- GEORGE C. WOLFE, NIGHTS IN RODANTHE (2008)
A Tony Award-winning playwright/director, Wolfe made waves early on in theater, winning an Obie Award for his off-Broadway play “Spunk,” but made a name for himself with the musical “Jelly’s Last Jam,” which received 11 Tony Award nominations and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. The awards and accolades continued from there, with 1996’s “Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk” and 2002’s “Topdog/Underdog” being just a sampling of his impressive resume. Before taking his directorial vision from the big stage to the big screen, Wolfe showed his acting chops in movies like Garden State and The Devil Wears Prada before filming 2008’s Nights in Rodanthe. Starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane, the film grossed over $84 million worldwide.