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William Peter Blatty Net Worth

William Peter Blatty Net Worth is
$5 Million

William Peter Blatty Biography

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Quick Facts

Full NameWilliam Peter Blatty
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 7, 1928
DiedJanuary 12, 2017, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Author, Film director, Novelist, Actor
EducationGeorgetown University, George Washington University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseJulie Blatty, Linda Blatty, Mary Margaret Rigard
ChildrenPaul William Blatty, Christine Charles, Peter Vincent Blatty, Mary Joanne Blatty, Michael Blatty, William Peter Blatty Jr., Jennifer Blatty
ParentsMary Mouakod Blatty, Peter Blatty
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Picture, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Drama
MoviesDominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, Exorcist: The Beginning, The Exorcist III, The Ninth Configuration, Exorcist II: The Heretic, The Exorcist, Darling Lili, Gunn, What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, Promise Her Anything, A Shot in the Dark, The Man from the Diner's Club


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Blatty won a scholarship to Georgetown University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1950 and later earned a master's degree in English from George Washington University in 1954.
2 His parents, Peter Blatty (a carpenter) and Mary Mouakod Blatty, were Lebanese immigrants. His father deserted the family when William was six, leaving Mary Blatty to raise five children.
3 He served in the U.S. Air Force Psychological Warfare Division from 1951 to 1954.
4 He really loved Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005); he said to The Houston Chronicle that the film is "a handsome, classy, elegant piece of work".
5 Years before he became famous for writing "The Exorcist", Blatty appeared on Groucho Marx's quiz show, You Bet Your Life (1950), posing as an Arab sheik with so many wives that he could not recall how many he had. Groucho was completely taken in. When Blatty revealed that it was a hoax after a couple of minutes, he told Groucho that he did it because George Fenneman had said that Groucho was an expert at spotting phonies. Groucho replied, "That is incorrect, because I've had Fenneman in my employ now for 14 years." Blatty won $10,000 on the show, and when Groucho asked what he intended to do with the money, Blatty replied that he was going to take a year off from his job and write a novel. That novel was "The Exorcist",.


Quotes

#Quote
1 [on the Academy Awards snub of The Exorcist (1973), which out of ten nominations won only for Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay (which went to Blatty himself)] The Academy should fold its tent and go back to baking apple strudel or whatever they can do well.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 Lifetime Achievement Award Bram Stoker Awards
1991 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing The Exorcist III (1990)
1981 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture The Ninth Configuration (1980)
1981 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing The Ninth Configuration (1980)
1975 Golden Scroll Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writer The Exorcist (1973)
1974 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium The Exorcist (1973)
1974 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture The Exorcist (1973)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980 Best Film Mystfest The Ninth Configuration (1980)
1974 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture The Exorcist (1973)
1974 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium The Exorcist (1973)


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Exorcist 2016 TV Series inspired by the novel by - 10 episodes
The Exorcist III: Legion 2016 novel / screenplay
Exorcist: The Beginning 2004 movie The Exorcist
The Exorcist III 1990 novel "Legion" / screenplay
The Ninth Configuration 1980 novel "Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane" / screenplay
Insight 1968-1975 TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The Exorcist 1973 novel / written for the screen by
The Omega Man 1971 : screenplay - uncredited
Darling Lili 1970 written by
The Great Bank Robbery 1969 screenplay
Gunn 1967 screenplay
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 screenplay
Promise Her Anything 1966 screen story / screenplay
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! 1965 written by
A Shot in the Dark 1964 screenplay
The Man from the Diners' Club 1963 screenplay - as Bill Blatty / story - as Bill Blatty

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ninth Configuration 1980 Lt. Fromme (uncredited)
The Exorcist 1973 The Producer (uncredited)
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! 1965 Guard (uncredited)
No Place to Land 1958 Policeman (as Bill Blatty)

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Exorcist III: Legion 2016
The Exorcist III 1990
The Ninth Configuration 1980

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ninth Configuration 1980 producer
The Exorcist 1973 producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Emerging Past Director's Cut 2017 inspiration post-production
Lazarus: Apocalypse 2014 original inspiration
Emerging Past 2011 Video inspiration
The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' 1998 TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Exorcists: The True Story 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mel Gibson: God's Lethal Weapon 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Curious Case of Inspector Clouseau 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Between Two Worlds 2002 Video documentary short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Author & Producer
The Unexplained 1997 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Ghost Stories 1986 Documentary Himself
Good Morning America 1984 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman 1983 TV Series Himself
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1981 TV Special Himself
The 1980 Sci-Fi Awards 1980 TV Special Himself
Fantasy Film Festival 1979 TV Series Himself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay
The Merv Griffin Show 1974 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962-1973 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show 1971 TV Series Himself - Author
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Himself
The Irv Kupcinet Show 1971 TV Series Himself
You Bet Your Life 1961 TV Series Himself - Author
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1959 TV Series Himself
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