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James Goldman

Highest Rated: 90% The Lion in Winter (1968)

Lowest Rated: 46% White Nights (1985)

Birthday: Jun 30, 1927

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

With his beard and glasses, James Goldman had a relaxed, yet professorial aura, and, indeed, he was an associate professor at Brooklyn College before his writing career took off on Broadway, in motion pictures, on TV and in print. Less well known than his younger brother, William, with whom he occasionally wrote, Goldman was, nevertheless, an Oscar winner for the screenplay of "The Lion in Winter" (1968), based on his Broadway play. He became most often associated with "period" pieces, particularly those involving royal 'sturm und drang', and was a celebrated librettist and lyricist as well.



46% 74% White Nights Writer $41.5M 1985
No Score Yet 57% Oliver Twist Screenwriter - 1982
74% 53% Robin and Marian Writer - 1976
75% 75% They Might Be Giants Screenwriter - 1971
67% 78% Nicholas and Alexandra Screenwriter - 1971
90% 90% The Lion in Winter Writer $17.9K 1968