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William Goldman was born in Highland Park, Illinois on August 12, 1931. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Oberlin College and a master's degree from Columbia University. He began his writing career in 1957 and wrote his first screenplay Masquerade in 1965. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 20 screenplays and over 20 novels. He wrote the screenplays for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, The Stepford Wives, and Chaplin. He adapted three screenplays from his own novels including The Princess Bride, Marathon Man, and Heat. His other novels included The Temple of Gold, No Way to Treat a Lady, Adventures in the Screen Trade, Hype and Glory, and Which Lie Did I Tell. He sometimes wrote under pseudonyms during his career including S. Morgenstern and Harry Langlaugh. He won three Lifetime Achievement Awards for Screenwriting, including the 1985 Laurel Award for Lifetime Achievement in Screenwriter. He won two Screenwriter of the Year Awards and two Academy Awards, one for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the other for All the President's Men. He also won an English Academy Award. He died from colon cancer and pneumonia on November 16, 2018 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Princess Bride 22,273 copies, 499 reviews
The Princess Bride [1987 film] (Screenwriter) 1,624 copies, 14 reviews
Marathon Man 1,036 copies, 17 reviews
Adventures in the Screen Trade 941 copies, 14 reviews
The Silent Gondoliers 490 copies, 12 reviews
Magic 441 copies, 9 reviews
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [1969 film] (Screenwriter) 310 copies, 5 reviews
The Right Stuff [1983 film] (Screenwriter) 244 copies, 2 reviews
A Bridge Too Far [1977 film] (Screenwriter) 222 copies, 2 reviews
Brothers 213 copies
Boys & Girls Together 209 copies, 4 reviews
All the President's Men [1976 film] (Screenwriter) 195 copies, 4 reviews
The Color of Light 181 copies, 1 review
The Temple of Gold 176 copies, 4 reviews
Maverick [1994 film] (Screenwriter) 175 copies, 3 reviews
Misery [1990 film] (Screenwriter) 166 copies, 1 review
Tinsel 133 copies, 1 review
Dreamcatcher [2003 film] (Screenwriter) 129 copies, 1 review
Control 121 copies, 1 review
Absolute Power [1997 film] (Screenwriter) 112 copies, 3 reviews
Heat 106 copies
Hype and Glory 90 copies, 1 review
The General's Daughter [1999 film] (Screenwriter) 85 copies, 1 review
Soldier in the Rain 68 copies, 1 review
Hearts in Atlantis [2001 film] (Screenwriter) 65 copies, 1 review
Chaplin [1992 film] (Screenwriter) 60 copies, 2 reviews
The Stepford Wives [1975 film] (Screenwriter) 45 copies, 1 review
Harper [1966 film] (Screenplay) 33 copies, 3 reviews
Father's Day 23 copies
Wigger 13 copies
The Great Waldo Pepper [1974 film] (Screenwriter) 10 copies
Magic [1978 film] (Screenwriter) 9 copies, 1 review
Year of the Comet [1992 film] (Screenwriter) 2 copies
The Best of All Possible Worlds (Contributor) 74 copies, 2 reviews
Inward Journey (Contributor) 11 copies
New World Writing 17 (Contributor) 4 copies
No Way to Treat a Lady [1968 film] (Original book) 2 copies, 2 reviews
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