Michael Blake

Screenwriter, Novelist, Journalist
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Born: 07/05/1945 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Writer (2)

Dances With Wolves 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stacy's Knights 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Relationships

J Y F Blake

Great-Grandfather
fought in South Africa's Boer War and in Apache Wars published "A West Pointer With the Boers" in 1903

Marianne Blake

Wife
born in Denmark

EDUCATION

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque , New Mexico

Antioch College

Berkeley , California
first met Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner's producing partner

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque , New Mexico

Milestones

2002

Released autobiography titled "Like a Running Dog"

1990

Won acclaim for adapting own novel into screenplay, "Dances With Wolves"

1988

Published his debut novel Dances with Wolves.

1982

Wrote first screenplay, "Stacy's Knights"; first collaboration with Kevin Costner

Bonus Trivia

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Diagonsed with cancer April 13, 1989; treatments halted the cancer but destroyed his salivary glands.

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Was homeless in the 1980s.

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Lived for a time with actor Viggo Mortensen and his wife Exene Cervenka, lead singer of the L.A. punk band X; he dedicated Dances With Wolves to the couple.

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