6 wins & 5 nominations.
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Lawrence of Arabia
(screenplay - originally uncredited: credit restored in 1978 by WGA)
1 Portrayal |
Did You Know?
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.
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 ...