'Misery' And 'Dreamcatcher' Screenwriter William Goldman Has Died At 87

Starting the day off with some sad news, as we have learned that Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman passed away last night at his home in Manhattan. He was 87 years old.

Goldman's daughter Jenny told The Washington Post that he passed away due to "complications from colon cancer and pneumonia."

William Goldman won two Academy Awards throughout his career, first for the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and again for All the President's Men. Those two films are just a few of the magnificent contributions that Goldman made to the film industry.

In terms of horror, Goldman wrote the screenplays for 1978's Magic, based on his own novel, he also adapted three Stephen King novels including Misery, Hearts in Atlantis, and Dreamcatcher.

His body of work goes on, and also includes Marathon Man, A Bridge Too Far, Heat, Maverick, A Few Good Men, Memoirs of an Invisible Man and so many more.

Goldman was probably most notably known for writing both the novel and the screenplay for The Princess Bride.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to all of his friends and family. Goldman's impact on cinema will live on for many years to come.


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