David Newman

Screenwriter, Playwright, Magazine writer
A former magazine editor Newman wrote some fine screenplays in collaboration with director Robert Benton, including "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967), "What's Up, Doc?" (also with Buck Henry) and "Still of the Night" (1982) ... Read more »
Born: 02/04/1937 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (16)

Takedown 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Moonwalker 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Santa Claus: The Movie 1985 (Movie)

(From Story)

Santa Claus: The Movie 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sheena 1984 (Movie)

(From Story)

Sheena 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Superman III 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Still of the Night 1982 (Movie)

(From Story)

Still of the Night 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jinxed! 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Superman II 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Superman 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bad Company 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

What's Up Doc? 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

There Was a Crooked Man 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bonnie and Clyde 1967 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A former magazine editor Newman wrote some fine screenplays in collaboration with director Robert Benton, including "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967), "What's Up, Doc?" (also with Buck Henry) and "Still of the Night" (1982). Newman's best known work includes the "Superman" trilogy (written in part with his wife, Leslie), the first of which, at least, displayed a degree of ironic humor. He also wrote Michael Jackson's popular music video, "Moonwalker" (in which not the faintest trace of irony has, to date, been detected.)

Relationships

Catherine Newman

Daughter

Nathan Newman

Son

Leslie Newman

Wife
co-wrote "Superman" trilogy with Newman

Herman Newman

Father

Rose Newman

Mother

EDUCATION

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor , Michigan 1958

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor , Michigan 1959

Milestones

1978

Co-wrote screeplay for "Superman" with Robert Benton, Mario Puzo and Leslie Newman

1968

Contributed sketches to the long-running "Oh, Calcutta"

1967

First screenplay (written with Robert Benton), "Bonnie and Clyde"

1966

First play produced, the musical "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman"

1960

Editor of ESQUIRE magazine

Co-wrote (with Robert Benton) "Man Talk" column in MADEMOISELLE

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with composer David Newman.

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