Grand Theft Auto III
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Produced by Christopher Nolan
Emma Thomas
Written by Ridley Scott
Starring James Harrison
Sean Combs
Steven Ogg
Earl Simmons
James Franco
Nikola Kojo
Bojan Dimitrijević
Christian Bale
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki
Edited by

James Cameron

Studio Universal Studios
Distributed by Universal Studios
Release dates February 10, 2015
Running time 159 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $220 million
Box office $2,662,114,585

Grand Theft Auto III is a 2015 British action film directed and produced by Christopher Nolan it was also co-produced by Nolan's wife Emma Thomas. It was written by Ridley Scott, it stars James Harrison, Sean Combs, Steven Ogg, Earl Simmons, James Franco from the first film, Nikola Kojo and Bojan Dimitrijević also reprise their roles from the second film, Christian Bale joins the cast as the main antagonist.

Upon its release it recieved universal acclaim with several critics calling it the best of the franchise, the film became the first of 2015 to gross $1 billion. This made the franchise the first to have three films gross $1 billion. The film quickly became the highest grossing film of all-time in just under 3 weeks.


Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result
Academy Awards February 28, 2016 Best Picture Grand Theft Auto III Won
Best Director Christopher Nolan Nominated
Best Actor James Harrison Won
Best Supporting Actor Sean Combs Won
Steven Ogg Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Ridley Scott Won
Best Original Score John Williams Nominated
Best Original Song "Ashes of Eden" — Benjamin Burnley Nominated
Best Sound Editing Martin Jones Nominated
Best Sound Mixing Arnold Johnson Won
Best Production Design Carlos Sánchez Nominated
Best Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki Won
Best Film Editing James Cameron Nominated
Best Visual Effects Robert Johnstone Nominated