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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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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.


Learned about the stories of The Essex and Tripoli when he was twelve years old and wrote the movies out and illustrated them without having seen a screenplay until he found Dylan Thomas' "The Doctor and the Devils". See more »

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