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Born: November 1, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York CityUSA Profession: Writer ...
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Moved from NYC to Southern California
1991:
Wrote episodes of the FOX sitcom, "Get a Life!"
1993:
Staff writer on the FOX variety series, "The Edge"
1993:
Served as exective story editor on the CBS summer sitcom "The Trouble With Larry"
1994:
Penned first draft of what became breakthrough feature, "Being John Malkovich"
1995:
Was a co-producer of the short-lived FOX comedy "Misery Loves Company"
1996:
Worked as a staff writer on the equally short-lived ABC series "The Dana Carvey Show"
1996:
Produced and scripted episodes of the FOX sitcom "Ned and Stacy"
1999:
First produced screenplay, "Being John Malkovich"; directed by Spike Jonze and starring John Cusack
2001:
Second produced screenplay, "Human Nature"; produced and directed by Michel Gondry
2002:
Re-teamed with Jonze for "Adaptation"; a film version of Susan Orlean's book <i>The Orchid Thief</i>; suffered writer's block in trying to pen adaptation of the non-fiction work and instead used that situation as basis for film, going so far as to create a fictional brother, Donald, to whom he dedicated the script; received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay
2002:
Adapted game show producer Chuck Barris' seriocomic autobiography "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"; George Clooney made his directorial debut
2004:
Re-teamed with Gondry for "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay
2008:
Premiered his directorial debut, "Synecdoche, New York" at the Cannes Film Festival; nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay

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