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Richard Maibaum Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Santa Monica, California, USA  (brief illness)

Mini Bio (1)

The name is "Maibaum, Richard Maibaum".....the brilliant screenwriter who adapted the Ian Fleming 007 novels into the highly entertaining screenplays of nearly every James Bond film from Dr. No (1962) through to Licence to Kill (1989). Maibaum attended New York University, then studied acting at the University of Iowa. By the time he was in his late twenties, Maibaum was a well established Broadway actor and playwright. He entered films as a screenwriter in 1937, spending the war years with the army's Combat Film Division. In 1946, he joined Paramount as both screenwriter and producer, contributing to such films as The Big Clock (1948) & The Great Gatsby (1949). From advice that making films abroad was an excellent tax shelter, Maibaum formed a partnership in the 1950s with producers Irving Allen and Albert R. Broccoli This led to his involvement in the phenomenally successful James Bond series of the 1960s and 1970s and, after Ian Fleming, Maibaum has arguably been the person most responsible for shaping the image of the screen's most famous spy!

- IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44

Trade Mark (1)

Screenplay for many James Bond/007 films

Trivia (4)

Attended the University of Iowa
Father of Director of Photography Paul Maibaum, ASC.
Grandfather of Shanna Maibaum.
He wrote 13 James Bond/007 films in between 1962-1989. He is absent from writing duties in You Only Live Twice (1967), _Live and Let Die (1973), _Moonraker (1979) and the non-official entries Casino Royale (1967) and Never Say Never Again (1983).

Personal Quotes (1)

I think it's better to live simply and I've never been interested in any kind of ostentation. Except for one period of six weeks, I've never had a publicity agent. If an opportunity like this comes to say what's on my mind or in my heart and I find a receptive, sympathetic person to talk to, then I do it.

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