Hollywood Screenwriters Remember William Goldman

William Goldman was an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He won Academy Awards for his screenplays Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men. He passed away on Thursday, November 15th due to complications from colon cancer and pneumonia at 87 years old. To say he lived a long, fruitful life would be an understatement and the screenwriting community came together to remember Mr. Goldman on social media with an outpouring of love and appreciation to prove it. His works, like The Princess Bride, will continue to be quoted for decades to come. And if he’s taught us anything about success and life, it’s to stay true to yourself until the very end.

Do any of the following posts resonate with you? Here’s how Hollywood screenwriters are honoring his memory:

Ed Solomon (Bill and Ted, Men in Black) even went so far as to do a whole tweet thread:

He wasn’t the only one with more than 280 characters to say. Scott Myers shares William Goldman’s 10 Commandments on Writing with us:

Even the Academy and some of Hollywood’s entertainment elite paid their respects with social media love:

To say he will be missed is an understatement. Keep writing to honor his memory!


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