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William Goldman

Highest Rated:   100% Harper (The Moving Target) (1966)
Lowest Rated:   0% Year of the Comet (1992)
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The younger brother of writer James Goldman, William Goldman has successfully tackled every sort of professional writing, from children's books to novels to essays to plays to screenplays. He is even more prolific than some people might assume: several of Goldman's works were published under the nom de plume Harry Longbaugh. Goldman is at his best with iconoclastic historical pieces, notably his Oscar-winning screenplays for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and All the President's Men (1976). He has also expertly adapted many of his own novels to the screen: Marathon Man (1976) (another Oscar winner), Magic (1978), Heat (1979) and The Princess Bride (1987). Goldman has earned a reputation as an ace "script doctor," offering his uncredited services to projects that might otherwise be unfilmable. A perceptive inside observer of the movie business, Goldman has written two revelatory nonfiction books, Adventures in the Screen Trade (1983) and Hype and Glory (1990). He recently returned to the "revisionist" western format he'd popularized in Butch Cassidy with his screenplay for Mel Gibson's Maverick (1994). Over the coming years, Goldman's works like Hearts in Atlantis and Dreamcatcher would continue to appear on screen.

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
88% ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
  • Actor
2007
30% 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
57% Mission: Impossible 2
  • Screenwriter
2000
No Score Yet Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
  • Actor
2000
22% The General's Daughter
  • Screenwriter
1999
45% Absolute Power
  • Screenwriter
1997
12% The Chamber
  • Screenwriter
1996
50% The Ghost and the Darkness
  • Screenwriter
1996
66% Maverick
  • Screenwriter
1994
38% Indecent Proposal
  • Screenwriter
1993
57% Chaplin
  • Screenwriter
1992
0% Year of the Comet
  • Screenwriter
1992
21% Memoirs of an Invisible Man
  • Screenwriter
1992
89% Misery
  • Screenwriter
1990
37% Twins
  • Screenwriter
1988
97% The Princess Bride
  • Screenwriter
1987
No Score Yet Heat
  • Screenwriter
1986
98% The Right Stuff
  • Screenwriter
1983
No Score Yet Mr. Horn
  • Screenwriter
1979
83% Magic
  • Screenwriter
1978
65% A Bridge Too Far
  • Screenwriter
1977
80% 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
63% The Hot Rock
  • Screenwriter
1972
89% 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

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