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Charlie Kaufman


Avid reader Charlie Kaufman wrote plays and made short films as a young student. He moved from Massapequa, New York to West Hartford, Connecticut in 1972 where he attended high school. As a comedic actor, he performed in school plays and, after graduation, he enrolled at Boston University but soon transferred NYU to study film. Charlie worked in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 78 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Being John Malkovich
(1999)
Anomalisa
Anomalisa Writer
(2015)
Adaptation.
Adaptation. Writer
(2002)

Filmography

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  Chaos Walking (screenplay) (pre-production)
 2015 Anomalisa (play - as Francis Fregoli) / (written by)
 2014 How and Why (TV Movie)
 2008 Synecdoche, New York (written by)
 2006 Moral Orel (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Love (2006) ... (story - uncredited)
 2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (screenplay) / (story)
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (screenplay)
 2002 Adaptation. (screenplay)
 2001 Human Nature (written by)
 1999 Being John Malkovich (written by)
 1996-1997 Ned and Stacey (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Where My Third Nepal Is Sheriff (1997) ... (written by)
- Computer Dating (1996) ... (written by)
 1996 The Dana Carvey Show (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.7 (1996) ... (writer)
- The Pepsi Dana Carvey Show (1996) ... (writer)
 1993 The Trouble with Larry (TV Series) (writer)
 1992-1993 The Edge (TV Series) (writer - 20 episodes)
- Episode #1.14 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.10 (1992) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.9 (1992) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.8 (1992) ... (writer)
- Tape Cycle #7 (1992) ... (writer)
 1991-1992 Get a Life (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- 1977 2000 (1992) ... (written by)
- Prisoner of Love (1991) ... (written by)
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2 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Francis Fregoli

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't know what the hell a third act is.

Trivia:

Kaufman has a reputation for avoiding interviews with the media, but this is a fallacy, as demonstrated by the scores of interviews you can find online. He has rarely been interviewed on TV; he was interviewed by Charlie Rose at the end of March 2004, and by Stephen Colbert in December of 2008. See more »

Trademark:

Stories with bizarre plots that showcase a sense of fantasy in the real world. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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