Eric Roth

Eric Roth

Highest Rated: 96% The Insider (1999)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Postman (1997)

Birthday: Mar 22, 1945

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Though he emerged directly from film school to become a professional screenwriter, Eric Roth spent the first half of his career struggling to find his footing. After two box office duds in the late-1970s, Roth waited another nine years for his next credited project, "Suspect" (1987), which itself suffered from a lack of audience interest. It was not until his Oscar-winning adaptation of "Forrest Gump" (1994) that Roth began to emerge as a prominent Hollywood scribe. But his career almost took a turn toward disaster with his next film, "The Postman" (1997), a sci-fi epic that proved to be almost ruinous for all involved, especially Roth, who had, up to that point, a trail of failures and only one success. Things began an upward trajectory that rarely wavered off course when he wrote the excellent drama, "The Insider" (1999), which earned critical kudos for its complex and richly developed tale about a real-life whistleblower who risks everything to tell the truth about the tobacco industry. Ever since that film, Roth churned out scripts for several more notable films - including "Munich" (2005) and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008) - which finally helped land him on secure ground while becoming one of the most highly sought-after screenwriters working in Hollywood.




83% 90% Dune Screenwriter $108.3M 2021
83% 60% Mank Producer - 2020
90% 79% A Star Is Born Screenwriter $215.3M 2018
No Score Yet 100% Ellis Screenwriter - 2015
45% 61% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Screenwriter $31.8M 2011
71% 80% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenwriter $127.5M 2008
28% 28% Lucky You Screenwriter $5.8M 2007
55% 51% The Good Shepherd Writer $59.9M 2006
78% 83% Munich Writer $47.4M 2005
68% 65% Ali Screenwriter $58.2M 2001
96% 90% The Insider Writer $29.0M 1999
74% 72% The Horse Whisperer Screenwriter $75.4M 1998
8% 50% The Postman Screenwriter $17.6M 1997
70% 95% Forrest Gump Screenwriter $330.3M 1994
43% 51% Mr. Jones Writer $8.0M 1993
No Score Yet 45% Memories of Me Writer $3.3M 1988


No Score Yet 88% Berlin Station Executive Producer 2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2019
77% 76% House of Cards Executive Producer 2017-2018
77% 80% The Alienist Executive Producer 2018