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William Monahan (II)

William Monahan was born on November 3, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Departed (2006), Kingdom of Heaven (2005) and Body of Lies (2008). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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The Departed
The Departed Writer
Kingdom of Heaven
Body of Lies
Body of Lies Writer
Edge of Darkness


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 2015 Mojave (screenplay)
 2014/III The Gambler (screenplay)
 2010 London Boulevard (screenplay)
 2010 Edge of Darkness (screenplay)
 2008 Body of Lies (screenplay)
 2006 The Departed (screenplay)
 2005 Kingdom of Heaven (written by)
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Author of the novel Light House: A Trifle (Penguin-Putnam, 2000).

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5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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I wanted to be an old-fashioned man of letters, so I essentially prepared myself very carefully through my 20s for a job that doesn't exist anymore....Just before all this happened, I thought, 'Out of everything you can do or think you can do, pick one thing and be it.' What I picked was to be the screenwriter.


Won Pushcart Prize for literary short fiction, 1996. He also sold the novel "Light House: A Trifle" to the Penguin Putnam imprint Riverhead Books. Light House was optioned by Warner Brothers and Monahan wrote the script and became a WGA screenwriter when he was 35 years old. See more »

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