Ted Tally

Screenwriter, Playwright, Producer
A screenwriter and playwright whose work has often been laced with high psycho-dramatic tension, Ted Tally won an Academy Award for his adaptation of "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991), forever emblazoning the name of ... Read more »
Born: 04/09/1952 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Writer (8)

Red Dragon 2002 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

All the Pretty Horses 2000 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Mission to Mars 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Before and After 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Juror 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

White Palace 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Father Clements Story (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (1)

Mission to Mars 2000 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Other (2)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

Creative Consultant(Story) (Consultant)

Shrek 2 2004 (Movie)

Story Consultant (Consultant)

Biography

A screenwriter and playwright whose work has often been laced with high psycho-dramatic tension, Ted Tally won an Academy Award for his adaptation of "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991), forever emblazoning the name of Hannibal 'the Cannibal' Lecter in the annals of American screen villains.

Relationships

Melinda Kahn

Wife
married December 11, 1977

David Tally

Father

Dorothy Tally

Mother

EDUCATION

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1977

Yale College, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1974

Milestones

2002

Adapted Thomas Harris' novel "Red Dragon" to the screen

2000

Penned the screenplay adaptation of "All the Pretty Horses"

2000

Served as associate producer on "Mission to Mars"

1996

Wrote screenplay, "Before and After"

1991

Adaptated "The Silence of the Lambs" as a film; won Oscar

1990

First screenplay produced, "White Palace"; co-written with Alvin Sargent

1987

First network TV-movie, "The Father Clements Story" (NBC)

1984

Co-wrote adaptation of "Terra Nova" for the BBC

1983

Was named master artist in residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts

1983

First produced teleplay, "Hooters", adapted for the Playboy Channel

1978

First New York production, "Hooters", at Playwrights Horizons

1977

First produced play, "Terra Nova", at Yale Repertory Theatre

1977

Taught playwriting at Yale University

Bonus Trivia

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Tally did uncredited script "doctoring" on the 1994 release, "Outbreak".

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