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Michael Arndt (II)

Michael Arndt is a writer, known for Toy Story 3 (2010), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Inside Out (additional story material)
 2015 A Walk in the Woods (earlier script - uncredited)
 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (screenplay - as Michael deBruyn)
 2013/I Oblivion (screenplay - as Michael deBruyn)
 2012 Brave (additional screenplay material)
 2010 Toy Story 3 (screenplay)
 2006 Little Miss Sunshine (written by)
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 1999 Inspector Gadget (assistant: Mr. Broderick)
 1997 Addicted to Love (assistant: Mr. Broderick)
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 2015 The Diary of a Teenage Girl (thanks)
 2013 Toy Story of Terror (TV Short) (extra special thanks)
 2013 Monsters University (special thanks)
 2011 Toy Story Toons: Small Fry (Short) (special thanks)
 2011 Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation (Short) (special thanks)
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 2010 2010 Britannia Awards: Red Carpet (TV Special)
 2007 The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
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 2013 Troldspejlet (TV Series)
- Episode #49.16 (2013) ... Himself

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Alternate Names:

Michael DeBruyn | Michael deBruyn

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My thing is that most scripts aren't bad scripts, they're just not finished yet.


One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007. See more »

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