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William Goldman

William Goldman

  • Harper (1966) October 29 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) November 29 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Born: August 12, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1952:
Served as a corporal in the US Army
1957:
Wrote first novel, "The Temple of Gold"
1961:
First play produced on Broadway, "Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole"; written with brother James
1962:
With brother, co-wrote book for the ill-fated Broadway musical, "A Family Affair"; score by John Kander and James Goldman
1963:
First novel to be turned into film, "Soldier in the Rain"
1965:
Hired to write first screenplay, a treatment of the teleplay and short novel "Flowers for Algernon" for Cliff Robertson; did not complete project (date approximate)
1965:
First screenwriting credit: doctored script by "Americanizing" Michael Relph's screenplay for "Masquerade" when Cliff Robertson replaced Rex Harrison in the cast
1966:
Adapted the Ross MacDonald novel "The Moving Target" as "Harper", a vehicle for Paul Newman
1969:
Established screenwriting credentials with an Academy Award-winning original script for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", directed by George Roy Hill and starring Newman and Robert Redford
1972:
Scripted "The Hot Rock", adapted from Donald E Westlake's novel; film starred Redford
1975:
Reteamed with director Hill and star Redford for the period comedy-drama "The Great Waldo Pepper"
1976:
Won second Oscar for adaptation of "All the President's Men" for producer-star Redford
1976:
Wrote film adaptation of own thriller "Marathon Man"
1977:
First collaboration with Richard Attenborough, the WWII drama "A Bridge Too Far"
1978:
Adapted his novel "Magic" for the screen; directed by Attenborough
1979:
First work for TV, the CBS miniseries "Mr. Horn", starring David Carradine; originally written as a film vehicle for Redford and later Steve McQueen
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Became regular contributor to NEW YORK magazine
1987:
Adapted his novel, "The Princess Bride", to the screen; directed by Rob Reiner
1990:
Wrote screenplay for "Misery", based on the Stephen King novel; film directed by Reiner and starred Kathy Bates in her Oscar-winning role
1992:
First original screenplay in over 20-years "Year of the Comet"
1992:
Collaborated on screenplay for Attenborough's biopic "Chaplin"
1994:
Provided screenplay for Richard Donner's "Maverick"
1997:
Wrote script for Clint Eastwood's "Absolute Power", adapted from the novel by David Baldacci
1999:
Contributed to the screenplay adaptation of Nelson DeMille's best-seller "The General's Daughter"
2001:
Penned the script for "Hearts in Atlantis", adapted from a Stephen King book
2003:
Adapted another Stephen King novel, "Dreamcatcher," for director Lawrence Kasdan

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