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William Goldman
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Screenwriter
    (August 12, 1931-November 16, 2018)
    Wrote or co-wrote screenplays for ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969),’ ‘The Stepford Wives (1975),’ ‘All the President’s Men (1976),’ ‘Marathon Man (1976),’ ‘Magic (1978),’ ‘Twins (1988),’ ‘Misery (1990),’ ‘Chaplin (1992),’ ‘A Few Good Men (1992),’ ‘Last Action Hero (1993),’ ‘Maverick (1994),’ ‘Dolores Claiborne (1995),’ ‘The Ghost and the Darkness (1996),’ ‘Hearts in Atlantis (2001)’ and ‘Dreamcatcher (2002)’
    Wrote the novel and screenplay ‘The Princess Bride (book 1972, film 1987)’
    Wrote ‘Adventures in the Screen Trade (1983),’ ‘Which Lie Did I Tell? (2000)’ and ‘The Big Picture: Who Killed Hollywood? (2001)’
    Sometimes uses the pen names ‘S. Morgenstern’ and ‘Harry Langlaugh’
    Some critics accuse his screenplays of being too mainstream.
    He’s known for bad-mouthing people he works with in Hollywood.
    As a result, nobody would hire him in the early eighties.
    He attacked Steven Spielberg’s popular war film ‘Saving Private Ryan’ as a piece of propaganda.
    Ronald Reagan claimed his Watergate film, ‘All the President’s Men,’ cost Gerald Ford re-election.
    There are rumors that he actually wrote the script for ‘Good Will Hunting’ instead of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
    He has won many screenwriting awards, including two Oscars.
    Despite his big mouth, he is well respected in the film industry.
    ‘The Princess Bride’ has a large cult following.
    He is associated with Stephen King, and has adapted several of his books for the screen.
    He doesn’t worry about what people think of him.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


    In 2018, Out of 58 Votes: 58.62% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 38.46% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 29 Votes: 55.17% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 40 Votes: 57.50% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 27 Votes: 40.74% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 75 Votes: 72.00% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 132 Votes: 62.12% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 142 Votes: 54.93% Annoying
 
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