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Born: January 30, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fresno, California, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1993:
Feature directorial debut, "Searching for Bobby Fischer"; also scripted from the book by Fred Waitzkin
2001:
Penned a draft of the script for "Hannibal"; shared final on screen credit with David Mamet
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Raised in Los Angeles, CA
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Worked as a film editor after graduating from college
1993:
Penned the screenplay for Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"
1977:
First credit as an editor, "Breaker, Breaker"
2006:
Wrote and directed "All the King's Men," an adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's classic 1946 political novel
1990:
Earned first Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay for "Awakenings"
1997:
Reportedly did uncredited script work for Spielberg's "Amistad" (1997) and "Saving Private Ryan" (1998)
1979:
Sold first screenplay "Bad Manners" to Ray Stark's Rastar Productions; never produced
2002:
Co-wrote the screenplay for Scorsese's "Gangs of New York"
1985:
First produced screenplay, "The Falcon and the Snowman"
1998:
Wrote and directed the based-on-fact drama "A Civil Action"
2007:
Wrote the film adaptation of Ridley Scott's "American Gangster," based on a <i>New York</i> magazine story about the rise and fall of the 1970s heroin kingpin Frank Lucas
1996:
Provided the story for the big screen adaptation of "Mission: Impossible"
1994:
Was one of three credited writers on "Clear and Present Danger"
2011:
Co-wrote the screenplay for "Moneyball" with Aaron Sorkin
2011:
Penned the film adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," based on the book by Stieg Larsson and directed by David Fincher

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