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William Goldman became famous in the 1950s as a novelist, before turning to writing for film and producing nonfiction and memoirs. He has won two Academy Awards for his screenplays, first for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and again for All the President's Men (1976).
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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