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William Goldman Net Worth

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$15 Million

William Goldman Biography

William Goldman net worthy of: William Goldman can be an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter who includes a net worthy of of $15 million. Goldman provides been referred to as “among the past due twentieth century’s most well-known storytellers”. Goldman has created for many movies including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Child, The Stepford Wives, THE FANTASTIC Waldo Pepper, All of the President’s Men, Temperature, The Princess Bridge, Memoirs of a low profile Man, Season of the Comet, Chaplin, Maverick, Da Vinci, The Ghost of the Darkness, The General’s Girl, Dreamcatcher, and Wild Cards. He started his profession as a novelist and his functions are the Temple of Gold, Your Switch to Curtsy, My Switch to Bow, Solider in the torrential rain, Children Together, No Method to take care of a Lady, finished . of It Can be…, The Princess Bride, Marathon Guy, Magic, Tinsel, Control, THE COLOUR of Light, Temperature, and Brothers. William Goldman was created in Chicago, Illinois in August 1931. He provides earned Academy Awards for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Child in 1970 and All of the President’s Men in 1977. Goldman earned a Laurel Award for Display screen Writing Achievement in 1985 from the Authors Guild of America.


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Quick Facts

Full NameWilliam Goldman
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 12, 1931
ProfessionAuthor, Novelist, Playwright, Script doctor
EducationOberlin College, Columbia University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseIlene Jones
ChildrenJenny Rebecca Goldman, Susanna Goldman
ParentsMarion Weil, Maurice Clarence Goldman
SiblingsJames Goldman
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/WilliamGoldmanAuthor
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Drama, Writers Guild of America Award - Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Drama
MoviesThe Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, Misery, Marathon Man, A Bridge Too Far, Harper, The Stepford Wives, Maverick, Absolute Power, Soldier in the Rain, The Ghost and the Darkness, The General's Daughter, The Hot Rock, Dreamcatcher, The Great Waldo Pepper, No Way to Treat a Lady, Hearts in Atlantis, Chaplin, The Chamber, Magic, Heat, Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, Memoirs of an Invisible Man


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 He wrote the screenplays for five films starring Robert Redford: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Hot Rock (1972), The Great Waldo Pepper (1975), All the President's Men (1976) and A Bridge Too Far (1977).
2 A notorious Anglophobe, although he has described London as his favorite city.
3 Is an avid red wine connoisseur and wrote the wine adventure caper, Year of the Comet (1992) as a result.
4 In the book "Hollywood Animal", fellow screenwriter Joe Eszterhas calls Goldman various expletives for "writing for the director's vision" and not for his own original ideas.
5 Daughters Jenny Rebecca Goldman (born 1962) and Susanna Goldman (born 1965).
6 Turned down the opportunity to write The Godfather (1972) and Superman (1978).
7 Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1988
8 Goldman believed that Rocky (1976) beat All the President's Men (1976) for the 1976 Best Picture Academy Award due its spectacular box office run and the fact that Hollywood loved the real-life, Lana Turner-esque story of Sylvester Stallone's emergence into super-stardom from obscurity. Goldman believes that if the Hollywood community knew about Stallone's hubris, it would not have voted his film the Oscar.
9 He knew he'd succeed as a screenwriter as soon as he wrote the opening scene in Harper (1966) in which Harper is forced to recycle used coffee grounds for his morning cup of coffee. Harper's dismay at the result, as realized by Paul Newman on screen, immediately created empathy between the character and the audience. Ironically, that opening sequence was the last thing he wrote for that script.
10 Rumored to be the true author of the Academy Award-winning screenplay of Good Will Hunting (1997). Goldman denied authorship at a Writers Guild of America meeting. In other comments, Goldman has said that he merely met with co-authors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon for one day to offer encouragement and a little advice, specifically to eliminate a subplot dealing with the FBI, as the screenplay already was in fine form.
11 Goldman was recruited as a Hollywood screenwriter after the publication of his novel "Boys and Girls Together", still in print after 40 years. An earlier novel of his, "Soldier in the Rain", already had been bought by Hollywood and served as the basis of the 1963 film starring Steve McQueen and Jackie Gleason.
12 He was an uncredited screenwriter on the 1993 Arnold Schwarzenegger film Last Action Hero (1993).
13 Education: B.A., Oberlin College, 1952; M.A., Columbia University, 1956
14 He leaves his Manhattan apartment in the morning and writes in a nearby office. At around 5:00 p.m., he's more than happy to stop writing, leave the office, and enjoy the rest of the day. "The sooner I'm done, the sooner I can go to the movies," he admits.
15 After the breakup of his 27-year marriage, Goldman landed two gigs most middle-aged men would kill for. He became the only man ever to judge both the Cannes Film Festival and the Miss America Pageant in the same year. He documented his experiences in Hype and Glory, a now out-of-print memoir.
16 His first editions prices vary with condition, but a first edition of Marathon Man (1976) can fetch above $100, while The Princess Bride (1987) may sell for well over $500.
17 Younger brother of James Goldman.
18 Author of two of the best books ever written about show business, "Adventures in the Screen Trade" and "Hype and Glory." Author of the famous quote about Hollywood, "Nobody Knows Anything."
19 Winner of the 1985 Laurel Award for lifetime achievement in screenwriting.
20 Wrote a script for Mission: Impossible II (2000).
21 In 2000, published a sequel to his famous (some would say infamous) 1982 book "Adventures in the Screen Trade", titled "Which Lie Did I Tell?".


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Last Action Hero (1993) $1,000,000
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) $400,000


Quotes

#Quote
1 I know an author whose book was optioned for a movie, on the condition that the main character be made a much younger man. When the wind is right I can almost hear his screams.
2 Understand this: all the sleaze you've heard about Hollywood? All the illiterate scumbags who scuttle down the corridors of power? They are there, all right, and worse than you can imagine.
3 Directors - even though we all know from the media's portrayal of them that they are men and women of wisdom and artistic vision, masters of the subtle use of symbolism - are more often than not a bunch of insecure assholes.
4 I make a point of never reading anything I've written in rewrites.
5 [on Mike Nichols] Nichols' work is frivolous -- charming, light and titanically inconsequential. What Nichols is is brilliant. Brilliant and trivial and self-serving and frigid.
6 Directors lose it around age 60, they're either too rich or they can't get work anymore. And it's physically debilitating work. That's why Gran Torino (2008) amazes me. Clint Eastwood is nearly 80, and he can still make a movie like that. He is having the most amazing career.
7 On what he felt to be miscasting of The Stepford Wives (1975): You don't commit murder and make a new creation to have it look like Nanette Newman.
8 [on the persistent rumor that he, and not Ben Affleck & Matt Damon, is the actual author of the screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997)] I would love to say that I wrote it. Here is the truth. In my obit, it will say that I wrote it. People don't want to think those two cute guys wrote it. What happened was, they had the script. It was their script. They gave it to Rob Reiner to read, and there was a great deal of stuff in the script dealing with the F.B.I. trying to use Matt Damon for spy work because he was so brilliant in math. Rob said, "Get rid of it". They then sent them in to see me for a day - I met with them in New York - and all I said to them was, "Rob's right. Get rid of the F.B.I. stuff. Go with the family, go with Boston, go with all that wonderful stuff". And they did. I think people refuse to admit it because their careers have been so far from writing, and I think it's too bad. I'll tell you who wrote a marvelous script once, Sylvester Stallone. Rocky (1976)'s a marvelous script. God, read it, it's wonderful. It's just got marvelous stuff. And then he stopped suddenly because it's easier being a movie star and making all that money than going in your pit and writing a script. But I did not write [Good Will Hunting], alas. I would not have written the "It's not your fault" scene. I'm going to assume that 148 percent of the people in this room have seen a therapist. I certainly have, for a long time. Hollywood always has this idea that it's this shrink with only one patient. I mean, that scene with Robin Williams gushing and Matt Damon and they're hugging, "It's not your fault, it's not your fault". I thought, Oh God, Freud is so agonized over this scene. But Hollywood tends to do that with therapists.
9 [on Norman Jewison] A tough, feisty, no-nonsense director.
10 [on Woody Allen] Most stars like to be thought of as being private people, being shy. We even grant those attributes to Woody Allen, this in spite of the fact that he must be the most visible celebrity in New York.
11 [on Richard Attenborough] By far the finest, most decent human being I've ever met in the picture business.
12 [on Alan J. Pakula] Alan is a gentleman. We had mutual acquaintances in the business and they said nothing but good things about him as a human being. Neither can I. He is well-educated and serious about his work.
13 [on Sidney Lumet] Lumet never keeps anybody waiting -- no director has earned a larger reputation for efficiency and organization.
14 [on the significance of the movie All the President's Men (1976)] "No less acute [an] observer of American politics than Governor Ronald Reagan of California said that he thought the movie eventually cost Gerald Ford the presidency against Jimmy Carter, because the film's release in April 1976 and its long run flushed to the surface again all the realities of Watergate that the Republicans had tried so hard to bury. We are talking then about a movie that may be one of the few that just might have changed the entire course of American history."
15 [about Hollywood:] "Nobody knows anything."


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 Lifetime Achievement Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
1994 Career Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA For screenwriting
1988 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation The Princess Bride (1987) Rob Reiner (director)
1985 Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement Writers Guild of America, USA
1979 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Motion Picture Magic (1978)
1977 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium All the President's Men (1976)
1977 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium All the President's Men (1976)
1971 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
1970 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Material Not Previously Published or Produced Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
1970 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
1967 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Motion Picture Harper (1966)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay - Adaptation Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
1992 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Misery (1990)
1991 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award Misery (1990) Stephen King (author)
1989 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award The Princess Bride (1987)
1988 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing The Princess Bride (1987)
1988 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium The Princess Bride (1987)
1977 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Marathon Man (1976)
1977 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture All the President's Men (1976)
1977 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay All the President's Men (1976)
1977 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Motion Picture Marathon Man (1976)
1977 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium Marathon Man (1976)
1973 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Motion Picture The Hot Rock (1972)
1970 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
1967 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Written American Drama Harper (1966)


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jake and the Giants 2015 inspired
Wild Card 2015 novel "Heat" / screenplay
The Princess Bride 2012 Short novel
Dreamcatcher 2003 screenplay
Hearts in Atlantis 2001 screenplay
The General's Daughter 1999 screenplay
Absolute Power 1997 screenplay
Fierce Creatures 1997 uncredited
The Ghost and the Darkness 1996 written by
The Chamber 1996 screenplay
Da Vinci 1996 Short story
Maverick 1994 written by
Chaplin 1992 screenplay
Year of the Comet 1992 written by
Memoirs of an Invisible Man 1992 screenplay
Misery 1990 screenplay
The Princess Bride 1987 book / screenplay
Heat 1986 novel / screenplay
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days 1979 characters
Mr. Horn 1979 TV Movie
Magic 1978 novel / screenplay
A Bridge Too Far 1977 screenplay
Marathon Man 1976 from: his novel / screenplay
All the President's Men 1976 screenplay
The Great Waldo Pepper 1975 screenplay
The Stepford Wives 1975 screenplay
Papillon 1973 contributing writer - uncredited
The Hot Rock 1972 screenplay
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 written by
No Way to Treat a Lady 1968 based on the novel by
Harper 1966 screenplay
Masquerade 1965 screenplay
Soldier in the Rain 1963 novel

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolores Claiborne 1995 consultant
Malice 1993 consultant

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Garden's Defining Moments 2015 TV Mini-Series

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days 1979 producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Checkpoint Echo 2006 Short special thanks
Out of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep Throat 2006 Video documentary short special thanks
Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of 'All the President's Men' 2006 Video documentary short special thanks
Amateur 2005/II Short special thanks
Going the Distance: Remembering 'Marathon Man' 2001 Video documentary short special thanks
American Masters 2000 TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode
Under Suspicion 2000 grateful acknowledgment
Good Will Hunting 1997 thanks
Fierce Creatures 1997 special thanks
The War of the Roses 1989 the producers wish to thank

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screenwriting for Dummies 2006 Video documentary short Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
On Location with 'Gunga Din' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
HBO First Look 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Screenwriter
American Experience 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Film Genre 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Misery Loves Company 2002 Video documentary short Himself
As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
History vs. Hollywood 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Going the Distance: Remembering 'Marathon Man' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The Human Face 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Biography 1995-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
American Masters 2000 TV Series documentary Himself - Screenwriter / Novelist
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
The South Bank Show 1990-1992 TV Series documentary Himself
Talking Pictures 1988 TV Series documentary Himself
Screenwriters: Word Into Image 1982 TV Series Himself
The 49th Annual Academy Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay
The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' 1970 Documentary short Himself - Narrated by
Nobody Knows Anything: Except William Goldman 2017 filming Himself
Richard Attenborough: A Life 2014 TV Movie Himself - Screenwriter, A Bridge Too Far
Fry's Planet Word 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
A Cinematic Life: The Art & Influence of Conrad Hall 2010 Video short Himself
The Gospel According to Bill 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Tales from the Script 2009 Documentary Himself
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007 Documentary Himself
Miracles and Mystery: Creating 'The Green Mile' 2006 Video documentary Himself
Dateline NBC 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Out of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep Throat 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of 'All the President's Men' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
All of What Follows Is True: The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
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