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Overview (2)

Born in Harris County, Texas, USA
Birth NameMichael deBruyn Arndt

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Arndt was born on November 11, 1965 in Harris County, Texas, USA as Michael deBruyn Arndt. He is a writer, known for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013).

Trivia (6)

Had to quit his job as assistant to Matthew Broderick in order to write his Oscar-winning screenplay for Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
Michael was a Semifinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in 1991 and 2001 before his monumental success in 2006 with his Academy Award winning screenplay for Little Miss Sunshine.
Often credited under the name Michael DeBruyn when collaborating with others on a screenplay.
Has a twin brother, David, who is a professor at Saint Mary's College of California.
Is responsible for making the search for Luke Skywalker the MacGuffin in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). He said that he did this while writing because he felt that every time that Luke came in, he believed that the audience wouldn't care about Rey anymore.

Personal Quotes (1)

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

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