Screenwriter, director, producer and lyricist Charlie Kaufman, 60, wrote the scripts for Being John Malkovich (1999), Adaptation (2002), and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). His work has been nominated for four Academy Awards; he won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Being John Malkovich. The list of the 101 greatest movie screenplays ever written, from the Writers Guild of America, includes three of Kaufman’s scripts.
Quote: “When I’m writing, I’m trying to immerse myself in the chaos of an emotional experience, rather than separate myself from it and look back at it from a distance with clarity and tell it as a story. Because that’s how life is lived, you know?”
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