William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who won Academy Awards for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men” died at 87, due to complications from colon cancer and pneumonia. Goldman had also converted his novels “Marathon Man,” “Magic,” “The Princess Bride” and “Heat” into screenplays and summed up the mystery of “Nobody knows anything”. Goldman launched his writing career after receiving a master’s degree in English from Columbia University in 1956. James Goldman wrote the historical play “The Lion in Winter,” later converted to film, winning the 1968 Oscar for the best-adapted screenplay.
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