Mario Puzo

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Mario Gianluigi Puzo was an American author, screenwriter and journalist. He is known for his crime novels about the Italian-American mafia, most notably The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a three-part film saga directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the first film in 1972 and Part II in 1974. read more

Mario Gianluigi Puzo was an American author, screenwriter and journalist. He is known for his crime novels about the Italian-American mafia, most notably The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a three-part film saga directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the first film in 1972 and Part II in 1974. Puzo also wrote the original screenplay for the 1978 Superman film. His final novel, The Family, was released posthumously in 2001.

Birth Name

Mario Gianluigi Puzo

Born

Friday, 15 October 1920

Died

Friday, 02 July 1999

1991Golden GlobeBest Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
1975OscarBest Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material Won
1975Golden GlobeBest Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
1973OscarBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Won
1973Golden GlobeBest Screenplay - Motion Picture Won
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