Biography

William Goldman (August 12, 1931 – November 15, 2018) was an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He came to prominence in the 1950s as a novelist, before turning to writing for film. He won two Academy Awards for his screenplays, first for the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and again for All the President's Men (1976), about journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who broke the Watergate scandal of President Richard Nixon for the Washington Post. Both films starred Robert Redford.

His other notable works include his thriller novel Marathon Man and comedy-fantasy novel The Princess Bride, both of which Goldman adapted for film.

Author Sean Egan has described Goldman as "one of the late twentieth century’s most popular storytellers."

William Goldman (August 12, 1931 – November 15, 2018) was an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He came to prominence in the 1950s as a novelist, before turning to writing for film. He won two Academy Awards for his screenplays, first for the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and again for All the President's Men (1976), about journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who broke the Watergate scandal of President Richard Nixon for the Washington Post. Both films starred Robert Redford.

His other notable works include his thriller novel Marathon Man and comedy-fantasy novel The Princess Bride, both of which Goldman adapted for film.

Author Sean Egan has described Goldman as "one of the late twentieth century’s most popular storytellers."

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1931-08-12

Day of Death 2018-11-15

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2015 Wild Card Novel Screenplay
2003 Dreamcatcher Screenplay
2001 Hearts in Atlantis Screenplay
1999 The General's Daughter Screenplay
1997 Absolute Power Screenplay
1997 Fierce Creatures Screenplay
1996 The Chamber Screenplay
1996 The Ghost and the Darkness Screenplay
1994 Maverick Author
1992 Year of the Comet Writer
1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man Screenplay
1992 Chaplin Screenplay
1990 Misery Screenplay
1987 The Princess Bride Novel Screenplay
1986 Heat Novel Screenplay
1979 Butch and Sundance: The Early Days Characters
1979 Mr. Horn Writer
1978 Magic Screenplay Novel
1977 A Bridge Too Far Screenplay
1976 Marathon Man Screenplay Novel
1976 All the President's Men Screenplay
1975 The Great Waldo Pepper Writer
1975 The Stepford Wives Screenplay
1972 The Hot Rock Screenplay
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Screenplay
1968 No Way to Treat a Lady Novel
1966 Harper Screenplay
1965 Masquerade Screenplay
1963 Soldier in the Rain Novel

Acting

2017 The Wrong Man as Fred Cassidy
2015 The Phoenix Incident as Dr. Robert Weissman
2009 Tales from the Script as Himself
2006 Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light as Himself
2006 Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of "All the President's Men" as Himself
2006 All of What Follows Is True: The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' as Himself
2001 As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride
2000 Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows as Himself - Screenwriter / Novelist

Crew

1997 Good Will Hunting Thanks

Production

1979 Butch and Sundance: The Early Days Producer

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