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Born: March 22, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Began career writing documentaries
1970:
Won the Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting Award at UCLA
1972:
TV-movie debut, "The Strangers in 7A" (CBS)
1975:
Original screenplay debut, "The Nickel Ride"
1992:
TV series debut, the short-lived drama, "Hearts Are Wild" (CBS)
1992:
Created the short-lived Fox series "The Heights"
1994:
Adapted the screenplay for the Robert Zemeckis directed "Forrest Gump" from the novel by Winston Groome
1997:
Wrote the screenplay adaptation for "The Postman," which starred and was directed by Kevin Costner
1998:
Adapted the Nicholas Evans' novel "The Horse Whisperer" for director-star Robert Redford
1999:
Co-scripted (with director Michael Mann) "The Insider," the story of tobacco industry whistle blower Jeffrey Wigand; earned an Oscar nomination for Adapted Screenplay
2001:
Re-teamed with Michael Mann on the script for the biopic "Ali," starring Will Smith in the title role and directed by Mann
2005:
Teamed with Tony Kushner to write the screenplay for Steven Spielberg's "Munich," which centers on the aftermath of the tragic massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic games; earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Screenplay
2006:
Scripted the original film "The Good Shepherd," about the birth of the CIA; directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon
2007:
Penned the screenplay for "Lucky You," starring Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore
2008:
Adapted the screenplay for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," from F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story; earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Screenplay
2011:
Penned the screenplay for "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer and directed by Stephen Daldry
2011:
Produced the HBO series "Luck," starring Dustin Hoffman; also wrote episodes for the series

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