Tom Mankiewicz

Tom Mankiewicz

Highest Rated: 95% Superman: The Movie (1978)

Lowest Rated: 30% Delirious (1991)

Birthday: Jun 1, 1942

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

A prolific Hollywood screenwriter who was the son of director Joseph L. Mankiewicz and the nephew of writer Herman Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz found initial success writing the popular television music special, "Movin' with Nancy" (NBC, 1967), before penning several James Bond movies, including "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971), "Live and Let Die" (1973) and "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974). Perhaps his greatest success came with writing the final drafts of the original "Superman" (1978), which opened the door to a lucrative script doctoring career throughout the next decade. He wrote uncredited drafts of John Badham's popular techno-thriller "WarGames" (1983), Steven Spielberg's "Gremlins" (1984) and Richard Donner's "The Goonies" (1985). Turning back to television, Mankiewicz wrote and directed several episodes of the popular series "Hart to Hart" (ABC, 1979-1984), while receiving screenplay credit for Donner's medieval fantasy "Ladyhawke" (1985). He went on to direct two feature films, finding moderate success with the comedy adaptation of "Dragnet" (1987), while stumbling at the box office with the John Candy vehicle "Delirious" (1991). Though he kept a relatively low profile for the remainder of his career, there was no doubt that Mankiewicz made an indelible mark both on television and the silver screen.




No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart Director - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taking the Heat Director - 1993
30% 39% Delirious Director $4.7M 1991
50% 41% Dragnet Director,
$56.0M 1987
65% 74% Ladyhawke Screenwriter - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Director,
- 1979
95% 86% Superman: The Movie Writer - 1978
36% 52% The Cassandra Crossing Screenwriter - 1977
50% 54% Mother, Jugs & Speed Producer,
- 1976
60% 67% The Eagle Has Landed Screenwriter - 1976
39% 55% The Man With the Golden Gun Screenwriter - 1974
65% 64% Live and Let Die Writer - 1973
64% 58% Diamonds Are Forever Writer - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sweet Ride Screenwriter - 1968


82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Director 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Director,