Akiva Goldsman

Akiva Goldsman

Highest Rated: 88% Back to the Outback (2021)

Lowest Rated: 8% Rings (2017)

Birthday: Jul 7, 1962

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Perhaps no other screenwriter in the annals of Hollywood history had as varied a career as Akiva Goldsman. For the first decade of his life as a film scribe, Goldsman collaborated with Joel Schumacher on some of the director's more derided films, including "Batman Forever" (1995) and the universally lambasted "Batman & Robin" (1997). Despite the financial success of both movies, Goldsman was trapped in a cycle of taking any job that came his way, rather than putting pen to paper on the stories he wanted to write. By the time the millennium rolled around, Goldsman was one of the top scribes working in the business, thanks in part to a lucrative side business as an uncredited writer-for-hire. But he finally received the respect he deserved when he became a member of the power trio that included director Ron Howard and star Russell Crowe on "A Beautiful Mind" (2001), which earned Goldsman his first Academy Award win. Following another critically acclaimed Howard-Crowe-Goldsman collaboration on "Cinderella Man" (2005), he baited controversy with successful adaptations of Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" (2006) and "Angels and Demons" (2009), both of which confirmed that he was the top working screenwriter of his day.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 72% Back to the Outback Executive Producer - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unknown Dimension: The Story of Paranormal Activity Self - 2021
44% 38% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse Producer - 2021
76% 72% The Map of Tiny Perfect Things Producer - 2021
78% 89% Doctor Sleep Executive Producer $31.6M 2019
33% 40% Stephanie Director - 2017
16% 44% The Dark Tower Screenwriter,
Producer
$50.7M 2017
31% 69% King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Producer $39.1M 2017
8% 23% Rings Screenwriter $27.8M 2017
16% 38% The 5th Wave Screenwriter $34.9M 2016
28% 58% The Divergent Series: Insurgent Screenwriter $130.1M 2015
13% 43% Winter's Tale Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$12.6M 2014
No Score Yet 44% A New York Winter's Tale Director - 2014
75% 87% Lone Survivor Producer $125.1M 2013
23% 34% Paranormal Activity 4 Executive Producer $53.9M 2012
66% 51% Paranormal Activity 3 Executive Producer $104.0M 2011
79% 65% Fair Game Producer $9.5M 2010
58% 48% Paranormal Activity 2 Executive Producer $84.7M 2010
12% 20% Jonah Hex Producer $10.5M 2010
48% 54% The Losers Producer $23.6M 2010
37% 57% Angels & Demons Screenwriter $133.4M 2009
41% 59% Hancock Producer $227.9M 2008
68% 68% I Am Legend Screenwriter,
Producer
$256.4M 2007
52% 41% I'm Reed Fish Executive Producer $2.2K 2007
26% 57% The Da Vinci Code Writer $217.5M 2006
33% 43% Poseidon Producer $60.7M 2006
60% 58% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Producer $186.3M 2005
80% 91% Cinderella Man Screenwriter $61.6M 2005
24% 57% Mindhunters Producer $4.5M 2004
56% 70% I, Robot Screenwriter $144.8M 2004
62% 49% Starsky & Hutch Producer $88.2M 2004
74% 93% A Beautiful Mind Writer $170.7M 2001
59% 39% Deep Blue Sea Producer $73.6M 1999
21% 73% Practical Magic Writer $46.8M 1998
28% 24% Lost in Space Writer,
Producer
$69.1M 1998
12% 16% Batman & Robin Writer $107.3M 1997
68% 85% A Time to Kill Screenwriter $108.7M 1996
38% 32% Batman Forever Writer $182.5M 1995
78% 69% The Client Screenwriter $90.8M 1994

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Credit
86% 68% Titans Creator,
Director,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Guest 2021
87% 54% Star Trek: Picard Executive Producer 2020
96% 87% Underground Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Childhood's End Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakthrough Director 2015