Posts tagged ‘Oscar winner’

March 7, 2013

Screenwriter Profile: Ben Hecht

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Ben Hecht won the first ever Oscar given for screenwriting (at the time the category was called “Best Original Story”) in 1927 for his gangster drama Underworld. He has one of the longest lists of credits I’ve ever seen on IMDB, including writing credits on such classics as Gone with the Wind, the original Scarface (here’s the script for the 1983 version), the original Some Like It Hot (the 1958 version), and the play which His Girl Friday is based on. What follows is a partial listing of his impressive credits as both scribe and script doctor.

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August 20, 2012

Script: The Pianist

The Oscar-winning script for The Pianist was written by Ronald Harwood based on the memoir by Wladyslaw Szpilman.

August 14, 2012

Script: Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain was written by Larry McMurty and Diana Ossana based on a story by Annie Proulx.

August 9, 2012

Script: LA Confidential

LA Confidential was written by Brian Helgeland based on the novel by James Ellroy. The script won an Oscar in 1997.

July 17, 2012

Script: Lost in Translation

Sofia Coppola won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2003 with this script for Lost in Translation.

June 26, 2012

Script: Sideways

The script for Sideways won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2004. It was written by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor.

June 5, 2012

Script: No Country For Old Men

This Oscar winning script for No Country for Old Men was written by Joel and Ethan Coen.

May 8, 2012

Script: Shakespeare in Love

This Oscar-winning script for Shakespeare in Love was written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard.

December 13, 2011

Screenwriter Profile: Dustin Lance Black

The Writer:

By Hollywood standards Dustin Lance Black is still a very young writer, and yet he has already picked up an Oscar, found major success in film and television, and made his name as a screenwriting powerhouse. Most recently Black penned the script for J. Edgar, and a few years back he won the Academy Award for Milk. Aside from his writing pursuits, Black is also on the board of directors for the Trevor Project, a national crisis and suicide prevention organization that helps LGBT and Questioning young people who are facing familial rejection or considering suicide. 

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September 27, 2011

Script: The Hurt Locker

Here’s the script for The Hurt Locker, the Best Picture of 2010. This script was written by Mark Boal.