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Eric Roth

Eric Roth
Born (1945-03-22) March 22, 1945
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of California, Santa Barbara
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 1970–
Notable work Forrest Gump
Munich
The Insider
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Spouse(s) Debra Greenfield
Children 5
Awards Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Forrest Gump (1994)
Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement (2012)

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

Contents

  • Life and career 1
  • Filmography 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Life and career

Roth was born in New York City, New York into a Jewish family, the son of Miriam "Mimi", a teacher, studio executive, and radio writer, and Leon Roth, a university teacher and film producer.[1] He has a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from UCLA Film School as well as a degree from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Roth is one of the investors defrauded by Bernard Madoff in a "Ponzi Scheme" via Stanley Chais.[2][3] He stated that his losses were heavy and he has lost his retirement money, although the full extent is unknown. As a result of the fraud and the associated losses, Roth is suing the estate of Chais, who died on September 26, 2010. Roth is rumored to be writing a screenplay dealing with the Madoff-Chais scandal.

Filmography

References

  1. ^ "Profile: Eric Roth", filmreference.com
  2. ^ Reckard, E. Scott; Abramowitz, Rachel; Eller, Claudia (December 17, 2008). "Hollywood figures snared in Bernard Madoff's alleged fraud". LA Times. 
  3. ^ Standora, Leo (2 May 2009). "Los Angeles investment manager Stanley Chais sued for funneling cash to Bernie Madoff fund". Daily News (New York). 

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