​'Princess Bride' Author and Screenwriter William Goldman Dead at 87

He also wrote the scripts for 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' and 'All the President's Men'
​'Princess Bride' Author and Screenwriter William Goldman Dead at 87
Hollywood screenwriter William Goldman, best known for works like Butch Cassidy the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride, passed away last night, friends and family have confirmed. He was 87.
 
Goldman was born in Illinois in 1931 and got his start as a novelist, releasing his first book The Temple of Gold in 1957.

He started screenwriting in the mid-'60s, despite his first effort (an adaptation of Flowers for Algernon) being scrapped. The 1966 Paul Newman-starring Harper, however, was his first big hit.
 
Goldman went on to pen the script for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, for which he won the Oscar for Best Original Screenwriting.
 
In 1973, he released his novel The Princess Bride. He also wrote a script for the story, that was eventually made into a film in 1987.
 
Amongst Goldman's other notable screenplays were The Stepford Wives, All the President's Men, Heat, Misery and Last Action Hero.

See some tributes to the late writer below.