Budd Schulberg


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Budd Schulberg (March 27, 1914 – August 5, 2009) was an American screenwriter, television producer, novelist and sports writer. He was known for his 1941 novel, What Makes Sammy Run?, his 1947 novel The Harder They Fall, his 1954 Academy-award-winning screenplay for On the Waterfront, and his 1957 screenplay for A Face in the Crowd. more »

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  • ''I don't like the country. The crickets make me nervous.''
    Budd Schulberg (b. 1914), U.S. screenwriter. Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando), On The Waterfront, after Edie tells him she goes to school in Terrytown (19...
  • ''You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody. Instead of a bum. Which is what I am, let's face it.''
    Budd Schulberg (b. 1914), U.S. screenwriter. Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando), On The Waterfront, to Charlie (Rod Steiger) in the cab (1954).
  • ''Conscience. That stuff, that stuff can drive you nuts.''
    Budd Schulberg (b. 1914), U.S. screenwriter. Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando), On The Waterfront, after Father Barry (Karl Malden) tells him to follow his...
  • ''Hey, you want to hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.''
    Budd Schulberg (b. 1914), U.S. screenwriter. Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando), On The Waterfront, to Edie, at the bar (1954).
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