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||October 24, 1947
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||Providence, Rhode Island, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Born in Providence, Rhode Island
Raised in Cleveland, Ohio
Screenwriting debut, "Steelyard Blues"
First successful film as screenwriter, "The Sting"; won Oscar for Best Original Screenplay
Feature directing debut "Cannery Row"; also scripted
Co-wrote the screen adaptation of "The Milagro Beanfield War"
Enjoyed hit as writer-director of the sports comedy "Major League"
Wrote and directed the controversial sports film "The Program" about a college football team; one scene where the team members lie down in moving traffic created a stir when young men emulated it
Contributed to the script for Nora Ephron's "Sleepless in Seattle"; shared Academy Award nomination
Producing debut, "Major League II"; also scripted
Stumbled with the lame comedy "Down Periscope"