William Goldman, ‘All the President’s Men’ and ‘Princess Bride’ Screenwriter, Dies at Age 87
William Goldman, the famed screenwriter of some of Hollywood’s most iconic films, has died at the age of 87. Among his most recognizable credits, Goldman wrote Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President’s Men, and The Princess Bride, among many others. Goldman began his career as a novelist and transitioned to screenwriting in 1965 at the age of 34. Robert Redford and Paul Newman would deliver his words into film history in Butch Cassidy only four years later, in 1969. Goldman won two Oscars for his screenwriting, one for Butch Cassidy in 1970, and the second for All the President’s Men in 1977. In addition to those accolades, Goldman also contributed—without any official credit—to movies such as A Few Good Men and Indecent Proposal. His memoir, Adventures in the Screen Trade, became a guidebook for wannabe screenwriters.