Vince Gilligan: Before Breaking Bad

George Vincent Gilligan Jr, born February 10, 1967 is a known American writer, producer and director. His most well-known project was Breaking Bad. He also worked on the Lone Gunmen and the X-Files. His future endeavors include Battle Creek and Better Call Saul. Who was Vince Gilligan before Breaking Bad? Mr. Gilligan born to a schoolteacher and insurance claim’s adjuster ended up being raised in Chesterfield County with his younger brother Patrick after his parents divorced. Jackie Wall being credited for Gilligan’s pursuit in the arts was friends with Angus Wall.

The X-Files Gig

Before X Files, Mr. Gilligan pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film production. He wrote the screenplay for Home Fries, which was adapted to film later.  He met Mark Johnson, who was a judge of the competition, ended up introducing him to Chris Carter of The X-Files. Vince Gilligan’s break happened on The X-Files; he submitted a script to Fox, which became “Soft Light.” He wrote 29 episodes, co-executive producer of 44 episodes, executive producer of 40, co-producer of 24 and supervising producer of 20. Gilligan headed up The Lone Gunmen, which only had a run of 13 episodes.

The Lone Gunmen

The Lone Gunmen was a spin-off from the X-Files and was created by Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, John Shiban and Frank Spotnitz. The great spin off that separated this show from The X-Files was the concept of the show. The Lone Gunmen dealt with Government terrorism, corporate crime, escaped Nazis and other issues. Each show ran for 43 minutes long and was distributed by 20th television but produced by Millennium Canadian Productions.

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Between television shows, Vince found time to create a few movies. The last show Breaking Bad ran for five seasons and won numerous awards. It won 16 Primetime Emmy Awards, 8 Satellite Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Peabody Awards and a People’s Choice Award. As he sets his eyes for the future, Better Call Saul and Battle Creek, we can expect a lot more from Mr. Gilligan soon.

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