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Avid reader Charlie Kaufman wrote plays and made short films as a young student. He moved from Massapequa, New York to West Hartford, Connecticut in 1972 where he attended high school. As a comedic actor, he performed in school plays and, after graduation, he enrolled at Boston University but soon transferred NYU to study film. Charlie worked in ... See full bio »

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 2020 Chaos Walking (screenplay by) (post-production)
 2015 Anomalisa (written by)
 2014 How and Why (TV Movie)
 2008 Synecdoche, New York (written by)
 2006 Moral Orel (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Love (2006) ... (story - uncredited)
 2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (screenplay) / (story)
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (screenplay)
 2002 Adaptation. (screenplay)
 2001 Human Nature (written by)
 1999 Being John Malkovich (written by)
 1996-1997 Ned and Stacey (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Where My Third Nepal Is Sheriff (1997) ... (written by)
- Loganberry's Run (1996) ... (written by)
- Computer Dating (1996) ... (written by)
 1996 The Dana Carvey Show (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.7 (1996) ... (writer)
- The Pepsi Stuff Dana Carvey Show (1996) ... (writer)
 1993 The Trouble with Larry (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1992-1993 The Edge (TV Series) (writer - 20 episodes)
- Episode #1.14 (1993) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.10 (1992) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.9 (1992) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.8 (1992) ... (writer)
- Tape Cycle #7 (1992) ... (writer)
 1991-1992 Get a Life (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- 1977 2000 (1992) ... (written by)
- Prisoner of Love (1991) ... (written by)
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Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't know what the hell a third act is.

Trivia:

3 of the 5 movies he has penned so far are based around real people in fictional situations: Susan Orlean, John Laroche and himself in Adaptation. (2002), Chuck Barris in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), John Malkovich in Being John Malkovich (1999) (obviously). See more »

Trademark:

Scripts usually feature reluctant protagonists who start out in the story as downtrodden or self-doubtful, frustrated with life or love or their professions. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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