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Michael Wilson (I) (1914–1978)

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Prior to his work in Hollywood, he supplemented his income by teaching English and as a writer of short stories. After writing western screenplays for William 'Hopalong Cassidy' Boyd, did wartime military service. Subsequently back in Hollywood under contract with Liberty Films in 1945, then with 20th Century Fox. Following his Oscar win for 'A ... See more trivia »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1969 Che! (screenplay)
 1968 Planet of the Apes (screenplay)
 1965 The Sandpiper
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia (screenplay - originally uncredited: credit restored in 1978 by WGA)
 1960 5 Branded Women (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1958 Tempest (uncredited)
 1958 The Two-Headed Spy (screenplay - originally as James O'Donnell)
 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1956 Friendly Persuasion (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1954 They Were So Young (uncredited)
 1954 Carnival Story (uncredited)
 1954 Salt of the Earth (by)
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (previous screenplay - 1 episode)
- A Place in the Sun (1954) ... (previous screenplay)
 1952 5 Fingers (screenplay)
 1951 A Place in the Sun (screenplay)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life (contributor to screenplay - uncredited)
 1944 Forty Thieves (original screenplay)
 1943 Bar 20 (writer)
 1943 Colt Comrades (screenplay)
 1943 Border Patrol (screenplay by)
 1941 The Men in Her Life (screenplay)
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James O'Donnell
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The cynical screenwriter is finished before he starts. He cannot possibly do his best work if he is convinced it will never be filmed. The good writer pursues the illusory goal of getting his own way. Falling short of one's mark usually produces a better picture than a cop-out. See more »

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Graduated from the University of California at Berkely in 1936, majoring in literature and history. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a radio analyst during World War II, attaining the rank of first lieutenant by the time of his discharge. See more »

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