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Eric Roth

OCCUPATION

Script Writer,Screenplay

LANGUAGE

English

BORN

22 Mar, 1945 New York City, New York, U.S.

RESIDENCE

Malibu, California, U.S.,

Eric Roth

Eric R. Roth (born March 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter. He won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Forrest Gump (1994). He also co-wrote the screenplays for several Oscar-nominated films: The Insider (1999), Munich (2005), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012).

Roth won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Forrest Gump. He is known for writing his scripts in a DOS program without internet access as well as distributing the scripts only in hard copy formats. He followed his Academy Award win by co-writing screenplays for several Oscar-nominated films including The Insider, Munich, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. While writing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, he lost both of his parents and as a result views the film as "...my most personal movie.

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