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Despite his assertion that the "film writer is regarded as a technician, like an electrician," Bolt's writing has enjoyed a degree of respect in the movie world usually found only in the theater. He has won three best screenplay Oscars, two for his collaborations with David Lean--"Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) and "Dr. Zhivago" (1965)--and one for Fred Zinnemann's "A Man for All Seasons" (1966). The critics took less kindly to his sole directorial effort, "Lady Caroline Lamb" (1972).
Director (Feature Film)
Writer (Feature Film)
First stage success, "Flowering Cherry"
Briefly incarcerated, charged with "civil disobedience", for attending a demonstration for nuclear disarmament
First film as writer, also first collaboration with director David Lean, "Lawrence of Arabia"
Worked uncredited on the screenplay of Mikhail Kalatozov's "Krasnaja palatka/The Red Tent"
Film directing debut (also writer), "Lady Caroline Lamb"
Final screenplay credit, "The Mission"