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So for those who don't know, this is the guy who wrote Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Princess Bride, All the President's Men and was a script doctor on A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal, Last Action Hero, Malice, and Dolores Claiborne.

He also wrote numerous plays, and his memoir Adventures in the Screen Trade is thought to be one of the best about the inner workings of Hollywood ("Nobody knows anything").

From the article:

Bill was the dean of American screenwriters and still is. His voice was unmistakable and always will be. His curmudgeonly exterior was never able to hide the limitless joy he took in a good story well told. Generations of screenwriters will walk in the deep footprints Bill laid, and when we hear there’s a rumor that William Goldman had a secret hand in our scripts, we’re not going to be mortified, we’re going to brag about it.

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