Attanasio was a film critic for The Washington Post from 1984 to 1987. He started writing for television with the CBS sitcom Doctor Doctor and the NBC crime drama Homicide: Life on the Street. In 1994 he wrote Oscar-nominated screenplays adaptations: the drama Quiz Show, the thriller Disclosure and Sphere, the gangster movie Donnie Brasco , and the political thriller The Sum of All Fears . He returned to television and started executive producing in addition to writing the medical drama Gideon's Crossing and the pilot for R.U.S.H.
For 2006 he will write the screenplays for the films The Good German and East of Eden.
He is the brother of Mark Attanasio, owner of the Milwaukee Brewers.
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