Screenwriter, novelist, playwright, non-fiction authorBorn:
1931-08-12 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He lives in New York City.
Goldman has won two Academy Awards: an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for All the President's Men. He has also won two Edgar Awards, from the Mystery Writers of America, for Best Motion Picture Screenplay: for Harper in 1967, and for Magic (adapted from his own 1976 novel) in 1979.