Won 2 Oscars.
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Lawrence of Arabia
(screenplay - originally uncredited: credit restored in 1978 by WGA)
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The humanist writer did not meekly deliver what the philistine ordered, but struggled tenaciously to preserve human values in all his work; ... Hollywood writers in particular, dealing like all their kind in the radioactive commodity of ideas, were accountable to the peoples of the world for the effects of their ideas. - Speech delivered at 'A Salue to John Howard Lawson,' November 12, 1955
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 Place in the Sun', he was blacklisted by the House ...