Horton Foote

Horton Foote

Highest Rated: 97% Of Mice and Men (1992)

Lowest Rated: 13% Main Street (2010)

Birthday: Mar 14, 1916

Birthplace: Wharton, Texas, USA

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and two-time Oscar-winner Horton Foote was originally an actor who began writing plays as a member of the American Actors Theatre in order to assure himself good parts. However, when critics praised his playwriting over his acting, he eventually took the hint and devoted himself to writing that has earned acclaim for its poignant evocations of rural America. Much of Foote's work has centered around Wharton, TX, the town of his birth, from his first produced play "Wharton Dance" (1940) to the nine-play series about four generations of his Texas forebearers, "The Orphans' Home," which yielded the films "1918" (1985), "On Valentine's Day" (1986) and "Convicts" (1991), among others. In addition to adapting his own work for the screen, he has also penned screen adaptations of Harper Lee ("To Kill a Mockingbird" 1962), William Faulkner ("Tomorrow" 1972) and John Steinbeck ("Of Mice and Men" 1992).

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Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet One Armed Man Screenwriter - 2014
13% 11% Main Street Screenwriter $1.6K 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Man Screenwriter - 1997
97% 82% Of Mice and Men Screenwriter $5M 1992
No Score Yet 31% Convicts Screenwriter - 1991
84% 82% Tender Mercies Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1983
22% 26% Hurry Sundown Writer - 1967
89% 73% The Chase Writer - 1966
60% 39% Baby, the Rain Must Fall Screenwriter - 1965
92% 92% To Kill a Mockingbird Screenwriter - 1962

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Civil War Jefferson Davis (Voice) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Writer 1955

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