Oscar-winning screenplay author William Goldman has died. He was 87. Goldman gained Academy Awards for the 1969 comedian Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the 1976 political thriller All the President’s Men.
He transformed his novels Marathon Man and The Princess Bride into hit films and coined a favourite Hollywood catchphrase, “Nobody is aware of something,” that summed up the thriller of what makes a film work. In his time, he was among the many highest paid writers within the enterprise.
Goldman’s daughter Jenny says her father died early Friday (Nov. 16) in New York as a consequence of issues from colon most cancers and pneumonia. His different display credit included The Stepford Wives, Misery and A Bridge Too Far.