Dalton Trumbo

Screenwriter
Journalist who turned to screenwriting in the mid-1930s and became one of the "Hollywood Ten" some fifteen years later. Jailed for ten months because of his refusal to cooperate with HUAC and subsequently blacklisted ... Read more »
Born: 12/09/1905 in Montrose, Colorado, USA

Filmography

Writer (35)

Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun 2008 (Movie)

(from novel: "Johnny Got His Gun") (Source Material)

Always 1989 (Movie)

from screenplay("A Guy Named Joe") (From Story)

Executive Action 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Papillon 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

FTA 1971 (Movie)

(FTA Show) (Screenplay)

Johnny Got His Gun 1971 (Movie)

("Johnny Got His Gun") (Source Material (from novel))

Johnny Got His Gun 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Horsemen 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fixer 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hawaii 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sandpiper 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lonely Are the Brave 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Sunset 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Exodus 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Spartacus 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Brave One 1956 (Movie)

("The Boy and the Bull") (From Story)

Roman Holiday 1953 (Movie)

(From Story)

Roman Holiday 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gun Crazy 1949 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Guy Named Joe (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

A Man to Remember (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Half a Sinner (Movie)

(Short Story Author)

I Married a Witch (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (TV Show)

Screenplay

Jealousy (Movie)

(Short Story Author)

Kitty Foyle (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Road Gang (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Tender Comrade (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Flying Irishman (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Kid from Kokomo (Movie)

(Short Story Author)

The Kid from Kokomo (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Lone Wolf Strikes (Movie)

(Short Story Author)

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

We Who Are Young (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

You Belong To Me (Movie)

(Short Story Author)
Actor (5)

Alla Bara Försvinner 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hollywood on Trial 1975 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Papillon 1973 (Movie)

Commandant (Actor)

Dream Girl (Movie)

(Actor)

The Countess of Monte Cristo (Movie)

Man (Actor)
Director (1)

Johnny Got His Gun 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Journalist who turned to screenwriting in the mid-1930s and became one of the "Hollywood Ten" some fifteen years later. Jailed for ten months because of his refusal to cooperate with HUAC and subsequently blacklisted, Trumbo nonetheless turned out a substantial number of screenplays under various pseudonyms, notably "The Brave One" (1956) as Robert Rich, which won an Oscar for Best Writing (Motion Picture Story). Years later, in 1991, it came out that another writer fronted for Trumbo and that he was entitled to another Oscar for his work on "Roman Holiday" (1953).

Relationships

Nichole Trumbo

Daughter

Cleo Trumbo

Wife
survived him

Christopher Trumbo

Son

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

University of Colorado

Boulder , Colorado

Milestones

1973

Underwent surgery for lung cancer

1970

Film directing debut, "Johnny Got His Gun"

1939

First novel, "Johnny Got His Gun", published

1936

Wrote first screenplays: "Love Begins at 20", "Road Gang", and "Tugboat Princess"

Employed as manual worker until VANITY FAIR magazine published first short story

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