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William Goldman

  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
  • Birthday: August 12
Date of passing: 
November 16, 2018

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William Goldman 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). Both films starred Robert Redford.

He wrote the screenplay for the television movie western Mr. Horn (1979) starring David Carradine.

William Goldman 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). Both films starred Robert Redford.

He wrote the screenplay for the television movie western Mr. Horn (1979) starring David Carradine.

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

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William Goldman

William Goldman

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