William Goldman

Birthday: Aug 12, 1931
Birthplace: Not Available
Published his first novel, the coming-of-age story Temple of Gold, in 1957. Before trying his hand at writing screenplays, he wrote five novels and three Broadway plays. Spent eight years working on his debut screenplay, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). After most of the major studios passed on it, the script eventually sold for a record $400,000 and the film became one of the highest-grossing westerns of all time. Published a nonfiction book called The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway in 1969. Although he claimed the 1972 novel The Princess Bride is an abridgment of an earlier book by S. Morgenstern, it is entirely original and S. Morgenstern was actually Goldman's pseudonym. His nonfiction book about Hollywood, Adventures in the Screen Trade (1984), introduced a popular quote often used in reference to the movie business: "Nobody knows anything." Won the Writers Guild's Laurel Award in 1985.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
50% Phoenix Incident
  • Actor
2016
31% Wild Card
  • Screenwriter
2015
25% Black November
  • Rick
2015
75% Tales From the Script
  • Actor
2010
89% ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
  • Actor
2007
29% Dreamcatcher
  • Screenwriter
$33.8M 2003
49% Hearts in Atlantis
  • Screenwriter
$23.7M 2001
No Score Yet As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride'
  • Actor
2001
56% Mission: Impossible 2
  • Screenwriter
2000
No Score Yet Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
  • Actor
2000
22% The General's Daughter
  • Screenwriter
1999
47% Absolute Power
  • Screenwriter
1997
12% The Chamber
  • Screenwriter
1996
52% The Ghost and the Darkness
  • Screenwriter
1996
66% Maverick
  • Screenwriter
1994
35% Indecent Proposal
  • Screenwriter
1993
60% Chaplin
  • Screenwriter
1992
0% Year of the Comet
  • Screenwriter
1992
23% Memoirs of an Invisible Man
  • Screenwriter
1992
89% Misery
  • Screenwriter
1990
37% Twins
  • Screenwriter
1988
97% The Princess Bride
  • Screenwriter
1987
20% Heat
  • Screenwriter
1986
98% The Right Stuff
  • Screenwriter
1983
No Score Yet Mr. Horn
  • Screenwriter
1979
83% Magic
  • Screenwriter
1978
62% A Bridge Too Far
  • Screenwriter
1977
81% Marathon Man
  • Screenwriter
1976
93% All the President's Men
  • Screenwriter
1976
71% The Great Waldo Pepper
  • Screenwriter
1975
69% The Stepford Wives
  • Screenwriter
1975
No Score Yet The Cheerleaders
  • Sal
1973
No Score Yet Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
  • Producer
1972
67% The Hot Rock
  • Screenwriter
1972
90% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Screenwriter
1969
100% Harper (The Moving Target)
  • Screenwriter
1966
No Score Yet Masquerade (A Shabby Tiger) (Operation Masquerade )
  • Screenwriter
1965

QUOTES FROM William Goldman CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.