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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''As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthlessand absolutely essential.''William Goldman (b. 1931), U.S. screenwriter, novelist. Adventures in the Screen Trade, ch. 1 (1983).