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William Goldman is an Academy Award winning screenwriter for his adaptation of the incisive political expose, All the President's Men and for his original script for Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, both of which also earned him Writers Guild Awards. Other honors include Lifetime Achievement Awards from the WGA and from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Goldman has been an author for 45 years; his first novel was The Temple of Gold, and more than two dozen books followed, both fiction and non-fiction. Among his novels are Magic, The Princess Bride, Marathon Man and Tinsel. His non-fiction work includes acclaimed books about the entertainment industry Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting, Hype and Glory and The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway and his most recent book is Which Lie Did I Tell.

His first screen credit was the 1965 thriller Masquerade, then the following year, the detective drama, Harper, won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay.

Goldman's other film credits include The Chamber, Absolute Power, The Ghost And The Darkness, Heat, Misery, Maverick, Chaplin, Year Of The Comet, Magic, A Bridge Too Far, Marathon Man, The Great Waldo Pepper, The Stepford Wives and The Hot Rock.

updated 01-Jan-2000