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Michael Wilson

Highest Rated: 100% Salt of the Earth (1954)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Sandpiper (1965)

Birthday: Jul 1, 1914

Birthplace: McAlester, Oklahoma, USA

Talented writer whose career was interrupted by the HUAC hearings of 1951--the year he earned an Oscar for co-adapting "A Place in the Sun." Wilson subsequently wrote fellow blacklistee Herbert Biberman's independently produced leftist classic "Salt of the Earth" (1954) and worked uncredited on such films as "Friendly Persuasion" (1956), "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) and "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962). He publicly resurfaced in the mid-1960s, contributing to Franklin Schaffner's sci-fi classic "Planet of the Apes" (1968) and Richard Fleischer's much-maligned biopic, "Che!" (1969).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
86% 87% Planet of the Apes Screenwriter - 1968
20% 44% The Sandpiper Screenwriter - 1965
94% 93% Lawrence of Arabia Writer $6.0M 1962
96% 93% The Bridge on the River Kwai Screenwriter - 1957
100% 82% Salt of the Earth Writer $1.3M 1954
81% 84% A Place in the Sun Screenwriter - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forty Thieves Screenwriter - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bar 20 Screenwriter - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Patrol Screenwriter - 1943