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Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard


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Born: July 3, 1937 Cause of Death:
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Director (feature film)

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) as Director
The comedic adventures of two minor characters from "Hamlet."

Writer (feature film)

Tulip Fever (2017)
During the 17th-century Tulip Wars, a married noblewoman has an affair with an artist and switches identities with her maid to escape the wealthy merchant she married.
Anna Karenina (2012)
In late 19th century Russia, Anna, a young married woman, seeks to escape a passionless marriage through a doomed love affair with the charming Count Vronsky.
Enigma (2001) as Screenwriter
In March 1943, cryptoanalysts at Bletchley Park, Britian's top code-breaking center, are facing their worst nightmare: Nazi U-boats have unexpectedly changed the code by which they communicate with each other and German High Command. An Allied merchant shipping convoy with 10,000 passengers and vita
Vatel (2000) as Screenplay; Screenplay Adaptation (English Translation)
In 1671, Francois Vatel, a master chef, entertainer and steward, is hired by the Prince de Conde to prepare an important feast for the upcoming arrival of King Louis XIV. However, it will take nothing short of a miracle to prepare a fete fitting for royalty while Conde's provinces rest on the verge
Sleepy Hollow (1999) as Screenwriter
Ichabod Crane, a discredited professor is exiled to Sleepy Hollow because of his outrageous theories. Once there he learns of a local myth and uncovers a headless horseman, who has killed four people in search of a suitable replacement for his own missing head.
Shakespeare in Love (1998) as Screenwriter
An affair with a noblewoman inspires William Shakespeare to write his first great tragedy.
Poodle Springs (1998) as Screenwriter
Television movie based on the novel by Robert Parker, from the final Philip Marlowe story begun by Raymond Chandler. Hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe is 15 years past his prime, as cynical as ever, but also a newlywed. Moving to the small desert town of Poodle Springs after marrying Laura, the daughter of billionaire P.J. Parker, Marlowe becomes immersed in deadly intrigue surrounding the murder of another investigator. When he uncovers a scheme to move the state border of Nevada, which may involve his father-in-law, the world-weary private eye from the 1940s encounters a ''60s web of greed, lust and murder. With a talent for attracting trouble, Marlowe finds it in the form of murder, bigamy, gambling, pornography and double identity.
Billy Bathgate (1991) as Screenwriter
In 1930s New York City, a teenage boy rises in the mob with the assistance of boss and notorious gangster Dutch Schultz.
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) as Play As Source Material
The comedic adventures of two minor characters from "Hamlet."
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) as Screenwriter
The comedic adventures of two minor characters from "Hamlet."
The Russia House (1990) as Screenwriter
An expatriate Englishmen finds love while doing intelligence work in the Soviet Union.
Empire Of The Sun (1987) as Screenwriter
A soldier-of-fortune helps a young boy survive in World War II Japan.
Brazil (1985) as Screenwriter
A clerk in a bureaucratic future world becomes an enemy of the state when he falls in love.
Squaring the Circle (1983) as Screenwriter
The Human Factor (1980) as Screenwriter
A diplomat is suspected of being a double agent.
Despair (1978) as Screenwriter
Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate, goes slowly mad. It begins with his seating himself in a chair to observe himself making love to his wife, Lydia, a zaftig empty-headed siren who is also sleeping with her cousin. Hermann is soon given to intemperate outbursts at his workers, other businessmen, and strangers. Then, he meets Felix, an itinerant laborer, whom he delusionally believes looks exactly like himself. Armed with a new life insurance policy, he hatches an elaborate plot in the belief it will free him of all his worries.
Three Men in a Boat (1975) as Screenwriter
Three lazy, late Victorian gentlemen take a trip along the Thames.
Romantic Englishwoman, The (1975) as Screenwriter
A blocked novelist tries to use his wife''s search for romance as inspiration.

Special Thanks (feature film)

Civil Action, A (1998) as Special Thanks
Jan Schlichtmann, a lawyer with a desire to achieve financial and material success without losing his belief in the justice system, agrees to take on two powerful corporations (Beatrice Foods and W.R. Grace) when members of eight families in the Boston industrial suburb of Woburn are stricken with leukemia due to toxic poisoning in their tap water. Instead of being a quick-win case, it becomes a financial black hole into which Schlictmann pours $2.5 million as he fights for years against the bottomless coffers of the corporate world. Though he eventually negotiates an $8,000,000 settlement from W.R. Grace, he falls into a personal state of financial ruin in the process.

Cast (special)

26th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (2003) as Special Appearance
Coverage of the Kennedy Center Honors presentation, which pays tribute to outstanding Americans who have distinguished themselves in the performing arts.
Inside Hollywood: The Pictures, the People, the Academy Awards (1999)
Interviews with Oscar nominees and a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for Oscar night.

Writer (special)

Vaclav Havel's Largo Desolato (1990) as English Adaptation
A fictionalized autobiographical play written by Czechoslovakian playwright-turned-president Vaclav Havel in 1984 upon his release from a four-and-one-half-year prison term for political subversion. The play focuses on two days in the life of a dissident writer who is awaiting the knock at the door
Vaclav Havel's Largo Desolato (1990) as Writer
A fictionalized autobiographical play written by Czechoslovakian playwright-turned-president Vaclav Havel in 1984 upon his release from a four-and-one-half-year prison term for political subversion. The play focuses on two days in the life of a dissident writer who is awaiting the knock at the door
On the Razzle (1986) as Writer
Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Johann Nestroy's farce about two young shop clerks who go "on the razzle" in Vienna for a carefree romantic fling.
Professional Foul (1978) as Play As Source Material
An adaptation for television of Tom Stoppard's play about the adventures of a Cambridge professor visiting the city of Prague to deliver a paper.

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