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Eric Roth

Eric Roth

Academy Award recipient Eric Roth attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, Columbia University and UCLA. He won the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award while attending UCLA.

His first produced screenplay was The Nickel Ride in 1975, directed by Robert Mulligan, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Some of the movies Roth has written include Suspect, with Cher and Dennis Quaid; Mr. Jones, with Richard Gere and directed by Mike Figgis; Forrest Gump, for which he won an Academy Award and the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay; The Horse Whisperer, directed by Robert Redford; The Insider, directed by Michael Mann and starring Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, Writers Guild Award and won the Humanitas Award. Roth also wrote Ali, directed by Michael Mann and starring Will Smith. Most recently, Roth co-wrote the 2005 Academy Award-nominated screenplay Munich, directed by Steven Spielberg.

Roth's current motion pictures include Lucky You, directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore and Robert Duvall. He has recently written The Curious Case of Benjamin Button-directed by David Fincher, produced by Kathleen Kennedy and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett-which is currently filming in New Orleans. Roth has also completed the screenplay Shantaram, an upcoming film starring Johnny Depp.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Eric Roth Facts


Selected Filmography

Episode 9
"Gortimer and the Jacks of All Trades"
Proof of Life
Chapter 41
Made in Britain
Squid Man
Drillbit Taylor
The Last Exorcism Part II Unrated
Chapter 25
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