(Screenplay/Story) was nominated for a BAFTA, an Edgar Award, a Saturn Award, and a Golden Satellite Award for his screenplay for Collateral
, the hit film directed by Michael Mann
and starring Tom Cruise
and Jamie Foxx
. He also shared story credit on the worldwide smash hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." Other motion picture credits include the recent horror hit 30 Days of Night
directed by Baz Luhrmann
Born and raised in Australia, Beattie later came to the United States to pursue a writing career. In 1994, he won the Diane Thomas Screenwriting Award, presented through the UCLA Extension Program. Three years later, he made his film-writing debut on the Australian film Joey. The film won the Australia's People's Choice Award for favorite film. He also wrote the independent feature Kick starring Paul Mercurio, Radha Mitchell and Martin Henderson.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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