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Michael Wilson (I) (1914–1978)

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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 trivia »

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

Known For

Planet of the Apes
(1968)
A Place in the Sun
(1951)
5 Fingers
5 Fingers Writer
(1952)
The Sandpiper
The Sandpiper Writer
(1965)

Filmography

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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 (screenplay)
 1943 Colt Comrades (screenplay)
 1943 Border Patrol (screenplay)
 1941 The Men in Her Life (screenplay)
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Alternate Names:

James O'Donnell
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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 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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