graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in English in the mid-70s. From the late 70s to early 80s he worked as a rock critic for Rolling Stone, Circus and Creem.
Strick began writing screenplays in the mid-80s. His debut film was the critically acclaimed courtroom drama True Believer starring James Woods and Robert Downey Jr. Among his numerous subsequent movies, Strick wrote Cape Fear for Martin Scorsese and co-wrote Wolf (with novelist Jim Harrison) for Mike Nichols. Their script won a Saturn Award (Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror).
Current projects include an independent film titled Love is the Drug that will be entered in festivals this winter and an episodic drama for CBS set in Nashville. With David Cronenberg as executive producer, Strick is also developing the cult classic Dead Ringers as an HBO series. Strick's first novel, Out There in the Dark, will be published in February 2006 by St. Martin's Press. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Marla and their sons Jake and Sam.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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