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Michael Wilson (I) (1914–1978)

Michael Wilson was born on July 1, 1914 in McAlester, Oklahoma, USA. He was a writer, known for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and A Place in the Sun (1951). He was married to Zelma Wilson. He died on April 9, 1978 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. See full bio »

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

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 1969 Che! (screenplay)
 1968 Planet of the Apes (screenplay by)
 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 (screenplay - 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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Personal Quote:

The cynical screenwriter is finished before he starts. He cannot possibly do his best work if he is convinced it will never be filmed. The good writer pursues the illusory goal of getting his own way. Falling short of one's mark usually produces a better picture than a cop-out. See more »

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Writing credit and Oscar for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) awarded posthumously. See more »

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Cancer

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