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      Tom Stoppard

      Tom Stoppard

      Highest Rated: 98% Brazil (1985)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Tulip Fever (2017)

      Birthday: Jul 3, 1937

      Birthplace: Zlín, Czechoslovakia

      Celebrated for his verbal acrobatics and madcap intellectual conceits, playwright Tom Stoppard was also one of the more prolific script doctors in Hollywood for decades. After bursting onto the London theatre scene in the late 1960s with his absurdist masterpiece "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," Stoppard established himself as a linguistic gymnast with farces like "Travesties" (1974) prior to addressing more serious concerns in such plays as "Night and Day' (1978). The playwright soon made a name for himself adapting literary works to film with projects like novelist Graham Greene's "The Human Factor" (1979). Eventually moving on to original script work, Stoppard collaborated on Terry Gilliam's cult classic "Brazil" (1985) and even provided uncredited work on director Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989). He received high marks with his directorial debut for the film version of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" (1990) and 25 years after his first stage hit, proved he was still a vibrant voice in the theater with the intellectual drama "Arcadia" (1993). Director John Madden's "Shakespeare in Love" (1998) earned him both mainstream success and an Academy Award. The recently knighted Sir Stoppard later penned a screen version of Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" (2012) for an ambitious undertaking starring Keira Knightly in the title role. Defying easy categorization, Stoppard constantly pushed himself as an artist even as he enjoyed the fruits of his more commercial labors.




      10% 43% Tulip Fever Screenwriter $2.4M 2017
      62% 50% Anna Karenina Screenwriter $12.8M 2012
      72% 54% Enigma Screenwriter $4.3M 2001
      31% 61% Vatel Writer $49.5K 2000
      92% 80% Shakespeare in Love Writer $100.2M 1998
      68% 49% The Russia House Screenwriter $22.6M 1990
      61% 87% Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Director,
      $55.0K 1990
      76% 90% Empire of the Sun Screenwriter $22.0M 1987
      98% 90% Brazil Writer $3.7M 1985
      65% 76% Despair Screenwriter - 1979
      33% 26% The Human Factor Screenwriter - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Men in a Boat Writer - 1975


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Parade's End Writer 2012