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Director and screenwriter Philip Kaufman was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of Chicago and later Harvard Law School. He won the Prix de la Nouvelle Critique at Cannes in 1965 for his film Goldstein (1964). He was the screenwriter for The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) and was to direct it but was replaced as director by Clint ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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  Indiana Jones 5 (characters) (announced)
 2014 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (Short) (characters)
 2009 Lawrence Jones and the King Salomon's Table (Short) (characters: Jones' family)
 2009 Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (Video Game) (characters)
 2008 Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Video Game) (characters)
 1993 Rising Sun (screenplay)
 1992 Indiana Jed (Video) (stories)
 1990 Henry & June (screenplay)
 1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being (screenplay)
 1983 The Right Stuff (screenplay)
 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark (story)
 1979 The Wanderers (screenplay)
 1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales (screenplay - as Phil Kaufman)
 1964 Goldstein
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He spent 8 months in the mid-1970s working on a script for a Star Trek movie. At this same time, his friend George Lucas was making the first Star Wars film. Due to the poor buzz surrounding Star Wars prior to its release, Paramount decided to pull the plug on Kaufman's Star Trek project, with one of the studio executives saying "there's no future in science fiction." His script, which centered ... See more »


Constantly adapts best-seller novels such as The Right Stuff (1983), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) and Rising Sun (1993). See more »

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