His play, "Play It Again, Sam," was performed at the Candelight Dinner Playhouse in Chicago, IL, with Peter De Maio.
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
(1964)] Everything wonderful about that movie... is because of the way it was directed. Otherwise, I thought there were flaws in the writing of the movie and flaws in some of the performances of the movie. But the directing of the movie was so bravura and so superb, that it was just a knockout.
He has more Academy Award nominations (14) for writing than anyone else, all of them are in the Written Directly for the Screen category.