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William Goldman (I)


Screenwriter, novelist, playwright, non-fiction author. Born in Highland Park, Illinois, USA, began his career as a novelist in 1957. Started writing screenplays in 1965 with "Masquerade". A two-time Academy Award Winner, he is one of the most successful screenwriters and script doctors in Hollywood. See full bio »
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 2015 Jake and the Giants (inspired)
 2015 Wild Card (based on the novel "Heat" by) / (screenplay by)
 2012 The Princess Bride (Short) (novel)
 2003 Dreamcatcher (screenplay)
 2001 Hearts in Atlantis (screenplay)
 1999 The General's Daughter (screenplay)
 1997 Absolute Power (screenplay)
 1997 Fierce Creatures (uncredited)
 1996 The Ghost and the Darkness (written by)
 1996 The Chamber (screenplay)
 1996 Da Vinci (Short) (story)
 1994 Maverick (written by)
 1992 Chaplin (screenplay)
 1992 Year of the Comet (written by)
 1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man (screenplay)
 1990 Misery (screenplay)
 1987 The Princess Bride (book) / (screenplay)
 1986 Heat (novel) / (screenplay)
 1979 Mr. Horn (TV Movie)
 1978 Magic (based on his novel) / (screenplay)
 1977 A Bridge Too Far (screenplay)
 1976 Marathon Man (from: his novel) / (screenplay)
 1976 All the President's Men (screenplay)
 1975 The Great Waldo Pepper (screenplay)
 1975 The Stepford Wives (screenplay)
 1973 Papillon (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1972 The Hot Rock (screenplay)
 1968 No Way to Treat a Lady (based on the novel by)
 1966 Harper (screenplay)
 1965 Masquerade (screenplay)
 1963 Soldier in the Rain (novel)
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Novel: "Father's Day" See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Simon Morgenstern

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[about Hollywood:] "Nobody knows anything." See more »

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His first editions prices vary with condition, but a first edition of Marathon Man (1976) can fetch above $100, while The Princess Bride (1987) may sell for well over $500. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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