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This is a list of writers who wrote the film The Way We Were. Often times there are multiple writers for a film like this, so here’s a list of everyone who wrote The Way We Were. From the people who did re-writes on The Way We Were to those who wrote the original screenplay for The Way We Were, this is a list of everyone with a writing credit in the movie The Way We Were. List writers include Francis Ford Coppola, Arthur Laurents and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who wrote The Way We Were?" and "Which writers wrote The Way We Were?"
Arthur Laurents is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of The Way We Were Movie Writers
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Arthur Laurents was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter. After writing scripts for radio shows after college and then training films for the U.S. Army during World War II, Laurents turned to writing for Broadway, producing a body of work that includes West Side Story, Gypsy, Hallelujah, Baby!, and La Cage Aux Folles, and directing some of his own shows and other Broadway productions. His early film scripts include Rope for Alfred Hitchcock, followed by Anastasia, Bonjour Tristesse, The Way We Were, and The Turning Point. ...more

Age: Died at 94 (1917-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Films Written: Gypsy, The Way We Were, The Turning Point, Caught, Rope, + more

Subjects: Ballet, Ballet company, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia

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Dalton Trumbo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of The Way We Were Movie Writers
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James Dalton Trumbo was an American screenwriter and novelist. As one of the Hollywood Ten, he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 during the committee's investigation of Communist influences in the motion picture industry. Trumbo won two Academy Awards while blacklisted; one was originally given to a front writer, and one was awarded to "Robert Rich", Trumbo's pseudonym. Blacklisting effectively ended in 1960 when it lost credibility. Trumbo was publicly given credit for two blockbuster films: Otto Preminger made public that Trumbo wrote the screenplay for the smash hit, Exodus, and Kirk Douglas publicly announced that Trumbo was the screenwriter of ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1905-1976)

Birthplace: Montrose, Colorado, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Films Written: Career, Road Gang, The Way We Were, Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman, The Sandpiper, + more

Subjects: Spartacus, Jungle, Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Prison, Bombing of Tokyo, + more

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David Rayfiel was an American screenwriter and frequent collaborator of director Sydney Pollack. Born in Brooklyn, New York and educated at Brooklyn College, his father was congressman Leo F. Rayfiel. His first marriage ended in divorce. His second wife was actress Maureen Stapleton, from 1963 to 1966, before that union also ended in divorce. His former house at Day, New York, known as David Rayfiel House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1923-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Films Written: The Way We Were, Round Midnight, The Firm, Sabrina, The Slender Thread, + more

Subjects: Espionage, Terminal illness, World War II, Death, Law

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Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of The Way We Were Movie Writers
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Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. In 1970, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as co-writer, with Edmund H. North, of Patton. His directorial prominence was cemented with the release in 1972 of The Godfather, a film which revolutionized movie-making in the gangster genre, earning praise from both critics and the public before winning three Academy Awards—including his second Oscar, Best Picture, and his first nomination for Best Director. He followed with The Godfather Part II in 1974, which became the first sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Highly regarded by ...more

Age: 79

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Films Written: The Way We Were, Youth Without Youth, One from the Heart, The Cotton Club, Apocalypse Now, + more

Subjects: El Guettar, Gangster Film, George S. Patton, American Mafia, War, + more

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