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Nathanael West

Nathanael West About An American author, screenwriter, and satirist, he is particularly known for such novels as Miss Lonelyhearts and A Cool Million. His 1939 work, The Day of the Locust, is set in Great Depression-era Hollywood and was ranked by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth […]

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Nelson Gidding

Nelson Gidding About Oscar-nominated for I Want To Live! who was known for writing adaptations of books like Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), The Haunting (1963), Lost Command (1966), and The Andromeda Strain (1971). Life Before Becoming Famous He matriculated from Harvard University. Other Informations He once taught a screenwriting course at University of Southern California […]

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Grace Cunard

Grace Cunard About Most remembered as Universal’s “serial queen” who performed in films like Lucille Love, Girl of Mystery, and The Broken Coin. Life Before Becoming Famous She acted in live theatre and silent films under her stage name as a teenager. Other Informations She wrote close to one hundred screenplays over the course of […]

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Carole Eastman

Carole Eastman About American screenwriter who was nominated for an Academy Award for her work on director Bob Rafelson’s classic 1970 counterculture film, Five Easy Pieces. Life Before Becoming Famous She was a ballet dancer and model before she started screenwriting. Other Informations She has written under various pseudonyms, including Adrien Joyce and A.L. Appling. […]

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Charles Leavitt

Charles Leavitt About Screenwriter who is best recognized for penning the 2006 blockbuster, Blood Diamond. Life Before Becoming Famous He got his start in 1996, writing the screenplay for the film Sunchaser. Other Informations He was commissioned by Warner Brothers to rewrite Blood Diamond, which had been stuck in development for several years. Family Life […]

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Gian Rondi

Gian Rondi About Award-winning screenwriter and director, most known for his films in the thriller genre. Life Before Becoming Famous He was born in Tirano, Italy. Other Informations He was selected as a member of the 12th Moscow International Film Festival. Family Life He never married. Similarities He and fellow director Bertrand Tavernier both were […]

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Kyle Killen

Kyle Killen About Screenwriter most known for writing the dramatic film, The Beaver, which starred Mel Gibson and was directed by Jodie Foster. Life Before Becoming Famous He attended USC’s prestigious film school. Other Informations He first worked in computer and IT support before selling his first script. Family Life He moved to Texas with […]

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Albert Parker

Albert Parker About Director and screenwriter, most remembered for his films including: Shifting Sands (1918), The Secret Code (1918), Arizona (1918), The Knickerbocker Buckaroo (1919), and Eyes of Youth (1919). Life Before Becoming Famous He spent his adolescence in New York City. Other Informations He directed over 35 films between the years of 1917 and […]

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Michael Moye

Michael Moye About American television writer known for his work on The Jeffersons and Diff’rent Strokes. He had his biggest success with the sitcom Married…with Children on which he served as producer and writer. Life Before Becoming Famous He began his career as a staff writer for the show Good Times and went on to […]

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Aaron Waltke

Aaron Waltke About Screenwriter who rose to prominence for his work on the Netflix original animated series Trollhunters. He worked as a staff writer on 13 episodes during the show’s 2016 first season. Life Before Becoming Famous He graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2006 with his degree in telecommunications. Other Informations He wrote a […]

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Alvah Bessie

Alvah Bessie About American novelist, journalist and screenwriter imprisoned and blacklisted as one of the Hollywood Ten. Life Before Becoming Famous He became known for his translations of avant-garde French literature and fought in the Spanish Civil War. Other Informations He worked at a San Francisco nightclub after he was blacklisted as a communist by […]

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Josh Friedman

Josh Friedman About Screenwriter who is best known for working on the series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Life Before Becoming Famous His first successful screenplay, Chain Reaction, was purchased in 1995. Other Informations He was offered the opportunity to write the now cult classic, Snakes on a Plane, but ultimately declined. Family Life He […]

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Gene Fowler

Gene Fowler About An American author and screenwriter, he is best known for his work on such films as The Call of the Wild (1935), A Message to Garcia (1936), and Billy the Kid (1941). His published works include A Solo in Tom-Toms (a memoir) and Shoe the Wild Mare (a novel). Life Before Becoming […]

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Felix Adler

Felix Adler About Screenwriter whose career has spanned almost 40 years and who was known most for writing for the Three Stooges. Life Before Becoming Famous He began his career as a Vaudeville actor. Other Informations He was regarded as highly pleasant and social, and would often mingle with his neighbors at places like the […]

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William Zorzi

William Zorzi About Award-winning screenwriter who is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed HBO series, The Wire. Life Before Becoming Famous He started out as a journalist, working as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. Other Informations He and the rest of the writers won a Writers Guild of America Award for […]