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Akiva Goldsman
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Akiva Goldsman

Akiva Goldsman received critical acclaim for his adaptation of A Beautiful Mind. Bestowed the highest honors in the film industry, Goldsman garnered the 2001 Academy Award, Golden Globe and Writers Guild Award for his groundbreaking portrayal of the inner workings of schizophrenia.

Goldsman has been in demand in Hollywood ever since Bruce Beresford filmed his first script, Silent Fall. His other writing credits include The Client, Batman Forever, A Time to Kill, and Practical Magic. He recently adapted Memoirs of a Geisha for producer Steven Spielberg, and is currently working on the screenplay for Cinderella Man, directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe, and on an adaptation of the best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code, to be directed by Ron Howard.

In addition to his writing credits, Goldsman's Warner Bros.-based Weed Road Pictures produced Lost in Space, Deep Blue Sea and the recent release Starsky & Hutch, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, directed by Todd Phillips. Upcoming projects include Constantine, based on the DC Comic book Hellblazer, starring Keanu Reeves; Tonight, He Comes, to be directed by Michael Mann; and Regency's Mr. and Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, directed by Doug Liman, to be released by Twentieth Century Fox.

Born in Brooklyn Heights, New York, Goldsman graduated from Wesleyan University and attended the graduate program in creative writing at New York University.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Akiva Goldsman Facts

BirthdayJuly 7, 1962 (60)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

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