William Goldman


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William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter.

Goldman grew up in a Jewish family in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, the son of Marion (née Weil) and Maurice Clarence Goldman, who worked in business. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College in 1952 and a Master of Arts degree from ... more »

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  • Studio executives are intelligent, brutally overworked men and women who share one thing in common with baseball managers: they wake up every morning of the world with the knowledge that sooner or lat...
    William Goldman (b. 1931), U.S. screenwriter, novelist. Adventures in the Screen Trade, ch. 1 (1983).
  • ''As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthless—and absolutely essential.''
    William Goldman (b. 1931), U.S. screenwriter, novelist. Adventures in the Screen Trade, ch. 1 (1983).
  • Whoever invented the meeting must have had Hollywood in mind. I think they should consider giving Oscars for meetings: Best Meeting of the Year, Best Supporting Meeting, Best Meeting Based on Material...
    William Goldman (b. 1931), U.S. screenwriter, novelist. Adventures in the Screen Trade, ch. 2 (1983).
  • ''I'm your number-one fan.''
    William Goldman (b. 1931), U.S. screenwriter, and Rob Reiner. Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), in Misery (film) (1990).
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