Eric Roth

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Date of Birth March 22, 1945
Place of Birth New York
Age 75 years old
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Eric R. Roth is an American screenwriter. He has been nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Forrest Gump, The Insider, Munich, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and A Star Is Born, winning for Forrest Gump. He also wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

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

American screenwriter who won an Academy Award in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for his work on the 1994 film Forrest Gump.

Before Fame

He earned a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA Film School and a degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


He has also worked as an executive producer for the television show House of Cards in 2013.

Family Life

He married Debra Greenfield, and they have five children.


He co-wrote the screenplay for the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Cate Blanchett.

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