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Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976)


Dalton Trumbo, the Oscar-winning screenwriter, arguably the most talented, most famous of the blacklisted film professionals known to history as the Hollywood 10, was born in Montrose, Colorado to Orus Trumbo and his wife, the former Maud Tillery. Dalton Trumbo was raised at 1124 Gunnison Ave. in Grand Junction, Colorado, where his parents moved in... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Spartacus
Spartacus Writer
(1960)
Papillon
Papillon Writer
(1973)
Johnny Got His Gun
(1971)
Always
Always Writer
(1989)

Filmography

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  Montezuma (original screenplay) (announced)
 2008 Johnny Got His Gun (writer)
 1989 Always (screenplay "A Guy Named Joe")
 1987 Roman Holiday (TV Movie) (story - front Ian McLellan Hunter)
 1978 Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (TV Movie)
 1973 Papillon (screenplay)
 1973 Executive Action (screenplay)
 1973 The Way We Were (additional writer - uncredited)
 1972 FTA (Documentary) (book "Johnny Got His Gun" - uncredited) / (written by: The FTA Show)
 1971 The Horsemen (screenplay)
 1971 Johnny Got His Gun (novel) / (screenplay)
 1968 The Fixer (screenplay)
 1966 Hawaii (screenplay)
 1966 Silahlar patlayinca (screenplay "The Last Sunset" - uncredited)
 1965 The Sandpiper
 1962 Lonely Are the Brave (screenplay)
 1961 The Last Sunset (screenplay)
 1960 Exodus (screenplay)
 1960 Spartacus (screenplay)
 1959 Career (writer)
 1958 Terror in a Texas Town (written by - front Ben Perry)
 1958 Cowboy (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1957 The Green-Eyed Blonde (written by - front Sally Stubblefield)
 1957 The Deerslayer (uncredited)
 1957 The Brothers Rico (uncredited)
 1956 The Brave One (screenplay - originally uncredited) / (story - front Robert Rich)
 1956 The Boss (written by - front Ben Perry)
 1954 They Were So Young (uncredited)
 1954 Carnival Story (uncredited)
 1953 Roman Holiday (screenplay - originally uncredited) / (story - originally uncredited)
 1951 He Ran All the Way (screenplay - front Guy Endore)
 1951 The Prowler (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1950 Emergency Wedding (story)
 1950 Rocketship X-M (uncredited)
 1950 Gun Crazy (screenplay - front Millard Kaufman)
 1947 The Gangster (unconfirmed - unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1945 Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (screen play)
 1945 Jealousy (story)
 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (screen play)
 1943 Tender Comrade (written by)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe (screenplay)
 1942 I Married a Witch (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1942 Somewhere I'll Find You (uncredited)
 1942 The Remarkable Andrew (novel) / (screenplay)
 1941 You Belong to Me (story)
 1941 Accent on Love (story)
 1940 Kitty Foyle (screen play)
 1940 We Who Are Young (original screenplay)
 1940 Curtain Call (screenplay)
 1940 Half a Sinner (from an original story by)
 1940 The Lone Wolf Strikes (story)
 1939 Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (based on an original story by) / (screen play)
 1939 Career (writer)
 1939 Five Came Back (screenplay)
 1939 The Kid from Kokomo (story "Broadway Cavalier")
 1939 Sorority House (screen play)
 1939 The Flying Irishman (screen play)
 1938 A Man to Remember (screenplay)
 1938 Fugitives for a Night (screenplay)
 1938 Paradise for Three (screenplay construction contributor - uncredited)
 1938 Everybody Sing (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (script polisher - uncredited)
 1937 That Man's Here Again (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1936 Tugboat Princess (story)
 1936 Love Begins at Twenty (screenplay)
 1936 Road Gang
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Story: "Lady takes a Chance" (filmed as Half a Sinner (1940)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Cole | Jack Davis | Robert Rich

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[1970, accepting the Screen Writers Guild Laurel Award] The blacklist was a time of evil, and no one on either side who survived it came through untouched by evil. Caught in a situation that had passed beyond the control of mere individuals, each person reacted as his nature, his needs, his convictions, and his particular circumstances compelled him to. There was bad faith and good, honesty and ... See more »

Trivia:

Was finally honored with an Oscar for the screenplay of Roman Holiday (1953) in 1993, 16 years after his death. Unable to write under his own name during the blacklist, Trumbo used "fronts" during the 1950s, the years in which, ironically, he wrote his best scripts. For Roman Holiday (1953) Trumbo used his friend Ian McLellan Hunter as a front. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (which... See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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