Pete Dexter

Screenwriter, Novelist, Journalist
Born: 11/29/1944 in Pontiac, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Writer (11)

God's Pocket 2014 (Movie)

(from book: "God's Pocket") (Source Material)

The Paperboy 2012 (Movie)

("The Paperboy") (Source Material (from novel))

The Paperboy 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shortcut to Happiness 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Michael 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mulholland Falls 1996 (Movie)

(From Story)

Mulholland Falls 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wild Bill 1995 (Movie)

("Deadwood") (Source Material (from novel))

Rush 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Paris Trout (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Paris Trout (TV Show)

Screenplay

EDUCATION

University of South Dakota

Milestones

2012

Turned his novel into screenplay for "The Paperboy," directed by Lee Daniels

2009

Wrote the novel Spooner

2004

Penned "Shortcut to Happiness," a modern-day update of the classic story of "The Devil and Daniel Webster"

2003

Wrote the novel Train

1996

Penned the screenplay for the neo-noir film "Mulholland Falls"

1996

Wrote the screenplay for "Michael" starring John Travolta

1995

Wrote novel The Paperboy

1991

Penned screenplay for "Rush" starring Jason Patric and Jennifer Jason Leigh

1991

Scripted first TV movie (released theatrically in Europe), Showtime's "Paris Trout"

1991

Severely beaten by 30 drunken Philadelphians, armed with baseball bats and upset by with his column

1988

Scripted the novel Paris Trout

1986

Wrote the novel Deadwood

1984

Wrote debut novel God's Pocket

1984

Moved West to write for The Sacramento Bee

Moved to Milledgeville, GA with family

Worked for various newspapers in Philadelphia and on the Gold Coast of Florida

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