Mike Rich

Mike Rich

Highest Rated: 84% The Rookie (2002)

Lowest Rated: 35% Radio (2003)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Ever since he won the Academy of Motion Picture Art & Sciences' Nicholl Fellowship, Mike Rich has been one of the most sought after screenwriters in Hollywood. Rich became a fellow in 1998 with his first-ever writing effort, "Finding Forrester" (2000). A week after winning the fellowship, Columbia Pictures bought the script for six figures-a rare thing to happen to a tyro scribe (Ironically, Columbia passed on the script six months earlier-before it was a Nicholl winner.) A week after the sale, famed actor Sean Connery signed on to play William Forrester, a one-time Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist-turned-recluse, a la J.D. Salinger. In the blink of an eye, Rich went from a Portland radio news reporter to one of the hottest writers in the business. And with the sudden change, Rich began to get out of life what he wanted: to tell stories for a living.



69% 69% Cars 3 Screenwriter $152.9M 2017
64% 76% Secretariat Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$59.7M 2010
37% 76% The Nativity Story Writer $37.6M 2006
73% 78% Eight Below Writer $81.6M 2006
35% 79% Radio Screenwriter $52.3M 2003
84% 70% The Rookie Writer - 2002
74% 79% Finding Forrester Writer $51.8M 2000