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William Goldman has passed away

Another legend has slipped away. Famed screenwriter, William Goldman, has died. He was 87.

He rose to fame in the 1950s as a novelist, before turning to writing for film. He has won two Academy Awards for his screenplays, first for the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and again for All the President’s Men (1976).

According to Deadline, he passed away last night in his Manhattan home, surrounded by family and friends. His health had been failing for some time, and over the summer his condition deteriorated.

His other notable works include the novels Marathon Man and The Princess Bride, both of which Goldman adapted for film.

Goldman also wrote screenplays for for films such as The Stepford Wives (1975), The Great Waldo Pepper (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Heat (1986), Misery (1990), Chaplin (1992), Maverick (1994), The Chamber (1996), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Absolute Power (1997), The General’s Daughter (1999), and many more.

He also worked on many films as a script doctor, and did uncredited work on films such as Twins (1988), A Few Good Men (1992), Indecent Proposal (1993), Last Action Hero (1993), Malice (1994), Dolores Claiborne (1995).

Goldman wrote many novels, books about screenwriting, numerous screenplays and so much more.

He helped shape many of the films we love and he will be missed.

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