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William Faulkner (I) (1897–1962)

William Faulkner, one of the 20th century's most gifted novelists, wrote for the movies in part because he could not make enough money from his novels and short stories to support his growing number of dependants. The author of such acclaimed novels as "The Sound and the Fury" and "Absalom, Absalom!", Faulkner received official screen credits for ... See full bio »

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 2014 The Sound and the Fury (novel)
 2013 As I Lay Dying (based on a novel by)
 2008 The Lonliness Trilogy (Short) (book story "The Sound and the Fury")
 2003 Two Soldiers (Short) (short story)
 1997 Old Man (TV Movie) (novel "The Wild Palms")
 1995 Kaki bakar (story)
 1990 Moi, général de Gaulle (TV Movie) (story)
 1985 Two Soldiers (Short) (story)
 1985 The Long Hot Summer (TV Movie) (stories Barn Burning, The Spotted Horses - novel "The Hamlet")
 1983 A Rose for Emily (Short) (writer)
 1980 Barn Burning (TV Short) (story)
 1977 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Réquiem por una mujer (1977) ... (story)
 1975 Requiem for a Nun (TV Movie) (novel)
 1972 Tomorrow (story)
 1969 The Reivers (novel)
 1965-1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series) (stories - 27 episodes)
- Man with Two Faces (1966) ... (stories)
- Carlotta, Come Home (1966) ... (stories)
- Crisis (1966) ... (stories)
- Blaze of Glory (1966) ... (stories)
- Reunion - Italian Style (1966) ... (stories)
 1965 Requiem für eine Nonne (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Graduation Dress (1964) ... (story)
 1961 Sanctuary (novels "Sanctuary" and "Requiem for a Nun" - uncredited)
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Graduation Dress (1960) ... (story)
  Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1960) (novel - 1 episode, 1958)
- Tomorrow (1960) ... (story)
- Old Man (1958) ... (novel)
 1959 The Sound and the Fury (novel)
 1958 The Long, Hot Summer (stories "Barn Burning" and "The Spotted Horses" - novel "The Hamlet")
 1957 The Tarnished Angels (novel "Pylon")
  Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1953 - 1954) (original screenplay - 1 episode, 1957)
- To Have and Have Not (1957) ... (original screenplay)
- Shall Not Perish (1954) ... (writer)
- The Brooch (1953) ... (writer)
 1956 Camera Three (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- As I Lay Dying (1956) ... (story)
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Fury at Rio Hondo (1956) ... (screenplay - uncredited)
 1955 Playwrights '56 (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Sound and the Fury (1955) ... (novel)
  Climax! (TV Series) (story "Knight's Gambit" - 1 episode, 1955) (story - 1 episode, 1954)
- Wild Stallion (1955) ... (story "Knight's Gambit")
- An Error in Chemistry (1954) ... (story)
 1955 Land of the Pharaohs (written by)
 1954 Suspense (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Barn Burning (1954) ... (story)
- Smoke (1954) ... (story)
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Honor (1952) ... (story)
 1949 Intruder in the Dust (novel)
 1948 Adventures of Don Juan (uncredited)
 1947 Deep Valley (uncredited)
 1946 The Big Sleep (screenplay)
 1945 Mildred Pierce (contract writer - uncredited)
 1945 The Southerner (uncredited)
 1945 God Is My Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1944 To Have and Have Not (screen play)
 1943 Northern Pursuit (uncredited)
 1943 Background to Danger (uncredited)
 1943 Air Force (contributor to screenplay - uncredited)
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1939 Gunga Din (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1938 Submarine Patrol (script, 1936)
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer (uncredited)
 1937 Slave Ship (story)
 1936 The Road to Glory (screenplay)
 1934 Lazy River (dialogue - uncredited)
 1933 The Story of Temple Drake (novel "Sanctuary")
 1933 Today We Live (dialogue) / (story "Turn About")
 1932 Flesh (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Short story: "Red Leaves" (filmed as Red Leaves). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 10 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

Hollywood is a place where a man can get stabbed in the back while climbing a ladder. See more »

Trivia:

A legendary, but possibly apocryphal, story about Faulkner relates how, after he had been hired by 20th Century-Fox as a screenwriter, he had been sitting around the Fox writers building for a few weeks without having done anything. A producer who had seen him wandering around the building asked what he was doing, and Faulkner replied that he had nothing to do. The producer asked if he had any ... See more »

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Count No' Count See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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