He first came to national attention as the writer for Being John Malkovich, earning an Oscar nomination for his effort and a BAFTA. He also wrote Human Nature, which was directed by Michel Gondry and then worked with Spike Jonze again as the screenwriter for Adaptation, which earned him another Oscar nomination and his second BAFTA. He also penned Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, a biopic of Chuck Barris, a gameshow host who believed he was a CIA hitman; this was directed by George Clooney in his directorial debut.
His most recent script and story is for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, his second film with director Michel Gondry, for which he received the Oscar for best screenplay and his third BAFTA win.
Charlie Kaufman Facts
|Birthplace||New York, USA|
|Awards||2005 Academy Awards: Best Original Screenplay (for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)|
|2005 BAFTA Awards: Best Screenplay (for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)|
|2003 BAFTA Awards: Best Screenplay (adapted) (for Adaptation)|
|2000 BAFTA Awards: Best Screenplay (for Being John Malkovich)|