William Goldman, born in Highland Park, Illinois, began his career as a novelist and published his first novel, the "Golden Temple," which was well received by critics.
But as a screenwriter, it will be a worldwide success and will produce an impressive array of Hollywood productions.
. Butch Cassidy and Kid ”(1969), starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, will be his passport to the Oscar for his best screenplay.
He will then continue with "The President's Men" (1976), which will give him a second Oscar, "The Man of the Marathon" (1976), "A Bridge Too Far" (1977), "The Princess Bride" (1987) and "Misery". (1990).
In an interview with PBS in 2000, he announced that he was afraid to annoy the audience all his life and that he had used a series of i tricks 2000 to entertain him.
"What I have when I begin: a sense of dialogue and history," he said humbly.
He said there was no recipe for a film to write the script. "I wish I had one," he joked in the interview.
William Goldman will choose to live away in Hollywood, New York.
La Hollywood is full of buzz and lies,. He said in an interview with PBS.
He even wrote the book "Adventures in Screen Trade," where he made a vitreous picture of the film industry.