William Goldman

Birthday:

08/12/1931

Place of birth:

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.:

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."


Production Credits

Wild Card (2015)
Novel
Wild Card (2015)
Screenplay
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Screenplay
Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Screenplay
The General's Daughter (1999)
Screenplay
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Thanks
Absolute Power (1997)
Screenplay
Fierce Creatures (1997)
Screenplay
The Chamber (1996)
Screenplay
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Screenplay
Maverick (1994)
Author
Year of the Comet (1992)
Writer
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
Screenplay
Chaplin (1992)
Screenplay
Misery (1990)
Screenplay
Twins (1988)
Script Researcher
The Princess Bride (1987)
Novel
The Princess Bride (1987)
Screenplay
Heat (1986)
Novel
Heat (1986)
Screenplay
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
Producer
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
Characters
Mr. Horn (1979)
Writer
Magic (1978)
Novel
Magic (1978)
Screenplay
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Screenplay
Marathon Man (1976)
Novel
Marathon Man (1976)
Screenplay
All the President's Men (1976)
Screenplay
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
Writer
The Stepford Wives (1975)
Screenplay
The Hot Rock (1972)
Screenplay
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Screenplay
No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)
Novel
Harper (1966)
Screenplay
Masquerade (1965)
Screenplay
Soldier in the Rain (1963)
Novel