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The legendary screenwriter William Goldman – Rossiyskaya Gazeta died



William Goldman died in the '87s, Rock reports. Perhaps the most legendary screenwriter in the history of the new Hollywood.

Winner of two Oscar prizes, a popular novelist, memoir, film theorist and one of the most sought-after scriptwriters. Every other contemporary director has a story of meeting with Goldman, and every third person has experience in working with a legend. It's enough to remember the Oscars stories for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

William Goldman came to Hollywood quite late. The writer was 32 years old when the manuscript of his fifth novel fell into the hands of actor Cliff Robertson – and hired a debutant to write the adaptation of "Flowers for Algernon".

Nevertheless, the first Goldman scenario was a film adaptation of the detective novel by Ross MacDonald's "Harper" – done with Paul Newman only two years later, in 1966. Three years later, Goldman received a $ 400,000 prize for the original script for "Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid ", Goldman, and a little later, Oscar. The second statue brought him in 1977 a political thriller "All King Men".

But still the most famous work in Goldman's career was ten years later, the famous princess-story "The Bride of Princess," which was known for quotations, was taken from her novel.

In the late-scenario magazine – two dozen known images (Marathon Runner, Hot Pebble, Misery, Chaplin, Maverick, Dolores Clayborn, Dream Catcher, Hearts and Atlantis, etc.) as well as more than a dozen projects where he was invited as a consultant and screenwriter, Clever Will Hunting "," Last Film Sign "," Twins "," Incorrect Proposal ", etc.).


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