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Michael Blake (I) (1945–2015)

Michael Blake was born on July 5, 1945 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA as Michael Lennox Webb. He was a writer, known for Dances with Wolves (1990), Stacy's Knights (1983) and Winnetou. He was married to Marianne Mortensen. He died on May 2, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. See full bio »

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(age 69) in Tucson, Arizona, USA

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  Winding Stair (screenplay) (announced)
 1990 Dances with Wolves (novel) / (screenplay)
 1983 Stacy's Knights (screenplay)
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 1986 Laughing Horse (TV Movie)
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 2008 The American West: On the Road with Michael Blake (Documentary) (producer)
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 2012 West of Thunder (creative consultant)
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 2012 West of Thunder (very special thanks)
 2011 Inside Story: Dances with Wolves (TV Movie) (special thanks)
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 2012 Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed (Documentary)
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 2010 Wild Horses and Renegades (Documentary)
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 2008 Poison Wind (Documentary)
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 2003 Dances with Wolves: The Creation of an Epic (Video documentary)
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 1991 The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay
 1991 The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Screenplay
 1990 The Making of 'Dances with Wolves' (TV Short documentary)
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Personal Quote:

Characters do not come out of the thin air. I think writers acquire characters by living a life in which something is risked. It's only by being defeated, rejected, exalted, by going through all the peaks and valleys, that you can acquire anything worth writing down.

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Was homeless for a period in the mid-1980s while struggling to make it as a screenwriter and writing the novel Dances with Wolves. He lived out of his car and slept on friends' couches, eventually giving up on Hollywood and moving to Bisbee, Arizona. He was living there, working as a dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant, when the novel was published and his old friend Kevin Costner asked him to ... See more »

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