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Phillip Bradley Bird (born September 24, 1957) is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor. Bird developed a love for the art of animation at an early age and was mentored by Milt Kahl, one of Disney's legendary Nine Old Men. He was part of one of the earliest graduating classes of the California Institute of the Arts alongside John Lasseter
John Lasseter
and Tim Burton. Afterwards, Bird worked as an animator for Disney
Disney
in The Fox and the Hound (1981) and The Black Cauldron (1985) and wrote the screenplay for Batteries Not Included
Batteries Not Included
(1987). Bird served as a creative consultant on The Simpsons
The Simpsons
during its first eight seasons, where he helped develop the show's animation style. Afterwards, Bird left to direct his first animated feature, The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant
(1999), which fared poorly at the box office but came to be regarded as a modern animated classic. He rejoined Lasseter at Pixar
Pixar
in 2000, where he would develop his second picture, The Incredibles
The Incredibles
(2004), and his third picture, Ratatouille (2007). Both films place among Pixar's highest-grossing features and gave Bird two Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Animated Feature wins and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
nominations. In 2011, Bird directed his first live-action film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which became the highest-grossing and best reviewed film of its franchise. His second live-action film, Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, was released in May 2015.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Feature films 4.2 Short films 4.3 Unmade projects 4.4 Television 4.5 Other

5 Critical reception 6 Accolades 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children[2] of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in the propane business, and his grandfather, Francis Wesley "Frank" Bird, who was born in County Sligo, Ireland, was a president and chief executive of the Montana Power Company.[3][4][5] On a tour of the Walt Disney
Disney
Studios at age 11, he announced that someday he would become part of its animation team, and soon afterward began work on his own 15-minute animated short. Within two years, Bird had completed his animation, which impressed the cartoon company. By age 14, barely in high school, Bird was mentored by the animator Milt Kahl, one of Disney's legendary Nine Old Men. Bird recalls Kahl's criticisms as ideal: Kahl would point out shortcomings by gently delivering thoughts on where Bird could improve. After graduating from Corvallis High School in Corvallis, Oregon
Corvallis, Oregon
in 1975, Bird took a three-year break. He was then awarded a scholarship by Disney
Disney
to attend California Institute of the Arts, where he met and befriended another future animator, Pixar
Pixar
co-founder and director John Lasseter.[2] Career[edit] Upon graduating from the California Institute of the Arts, Bird began working for Disney. His tenure with Disney
Disney
was brief, and he left the company shortly after working on The Fox and the Hound
The Fox and the Hound
in 1981. He next worked on animated television series, with much shorter lead times. He was the creator (writer, director, and co-producer) of the Family Dog episode of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories. In addition, Bird co-wrote the screenplay for the live-action film Batteries Not Included. In 1989, Bird joined Klasky Csupo, where he helped to develop The Simpsons
The Simpsons
from one-minute shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show into a series of half-hour programs. In 1990, he directed the episode "Krusty Gets Busted" (which marked the first speaking role of Sideshow Bob) and co-directed the Season Three episode "Like Father, Like Clown." He served as an executive consultant for the show for its first eight seasons. Also while at Klasky Csupo, he was one of the animators of the Rugrats
Rugrats
pilot "Tommy Pickles and the Great White Thing." He worked on several other animated television series, including The Critic
The Critic
and King of the Hill, before pitching Warner Brothers to write and direct the animated film The Iron Giant. Despite receiving near-universal acclaim from critics, it failed at the box office due to lack of marketing and promotion from Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
The film impressed his old friend John Lasseter, founder of the computer-animation pioneer Pixar. Bird pitched the idea for The Incredibles to Pixar. In the finished picture, Bird also provides the voice of costume designer Edna Mode.[2] As an inside joke, the character Syndrome was based on Bird's likeness (as was Mr. Incredible) and according to him, he did not realize the joke until the movie was too far into production to have it changed.[6] The film became both a major critical and financial success. As a result, Bird won his first Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Animated Feature, and his screenplay was nominated for Best Original Screenplay.[7]

Brad Bird
Brad Bird
with his second Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Animated Feature

In the middle of 2005, Bird was asked by the Pixar
Pixar
management team to take over Ratatouille from its previous director Jan Pinkava. This change was announced in March 2006, during a presentation at a Disney shareholders meeting. The film was released in 2007; like The Incredibles, the film was another critical and box office success. In January 2008, Ratatouille won the Best Animated Feature award at the Golden Globes; it was also nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay. On February 24, 2008, Ratatouille won Bird his second Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Animated Feature Film.[7] Bird has spoken passionately about animation as an art form. When Bird and producer John Walker recorded the Director's Commentary for The Incredibles' DVD, he jokingly offered to punch the next person that he heard call animation a genre instead of an art form. Bird believes animation can be used to tell any kind of story – drama or comedy, for an adult audience or children. Before he was sidetracked by Ratatouille, Bird began work on a film adaptation of James Dalessandro's novel 1906, which would be his first live-action project.[8] In March 2008, Bird resumed work on the film, which is a co-production between Pixar
Pixar
and Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
The novel, narrated by reporter Annalisa Passarelli, examines police officers battling corruption in the government that causes the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to turn into such a disaster. The script was co-written by John Logan.[9] Blogger Jim Hill suggested the film has been on hold due to Disney
Disney
/ Pixar
Pixar
and Warner Bros.' nervousness over the projected $200 million budget.[10] In May 2010, with 1906 apparently still stalled, Bird signed on as the director of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, produced by Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
and J. J. Abrams.[11] The collaboration was suggested by Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
following the release of The Incredibles, and was created with the help of J.J. Abrams, who sent Bird a late night text message saying "Mission?".[12] The film was an international hit, grossing almost $700 million. Bird directed and co-wrote Disney's science fiction film Tomorrowland (2015),[13] whose screenplay was co-written with Damon Lindelof.[14] Bird is writing and directing Incredibles 2, which is planned for a June 15, 2018 release.[15][16][17] Personal life[edit] Bird's son Nicholas was the voice of Squirt in Finding Nemo.[18][19][20] Nicholas and Bird's other son Michael voiced kids in The Incredibles.[21] Filmography[edit] Feature films[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Producer Animator Voice actor Role

1980 Animalympics

Yes

1981 The Fox and the Hound
The Fox and the Hound
(uncredited)

Yes

1982 The Plague Dogs

Yes

1985 The Black Cauldron (uncredited)

Yes

1987 Batteries Not Included

Yes Yes

Executive producer

1999 The Iron Giant Yes Yes

Yes Yes Singer: Duck and Cover sequence; animator on Hogarth when he's hyper on espresso[22]

2004 The Incredibles Yes Yes

Yes Edna Mode

2007 Ratatouille Yes Yes

Yes Ambrister Minion

2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Yes

2015 Tomorrowland Yes Yes Yes

Also designer of logos

Jurassic World

Yes Monorail announcer, special thanks

2018 Incredibles 2[16][23] Yes Yes

Yes Edna Mode

Short films[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Producer Other Role

1979 Doctor of Doom

Yes Voice actor: Don Carlo, Bystander

1988 Technological Threat

Yes Special
Special
thanks

2005 Jack-Jack Attack Yes

Mr. Incredible and Pals Yes Yes Yes

Commentary edition, executive producer

Vowellett - An Essay by Sarah Vowell

Yes Yes Executive Producer, archived appearance

The Making of The Incredibles
The Incredibles
(bonus featurette)

Yes Yes Executive producer, himself

More Making of The Incredibles
The Incredibles
(bonus featurette)

Yes Yes

2006 One Man Band

Yes

Executive producer

Madison's Résumé

Yes Special
Special
thanks

2007 Your Friend the Rat

Yes

Executive producer

2009 Partly Cloudy

Yes Special
Special
thanks

Calendar Confloption

Yes

2010 Payback in Bolts

Yes Special
Special
thanks for inspiration

Pinched

Yes Special
Special
thanks

Unmade projects[edit]

The Spirit, an animated feature Bird developed with Jerry Rees and producer Gary Kurtz, based on Will Eisner's acclaimed comic strip. The studios they pitched it to liked the script, but were unwilling to take the gamble on an animated feature for the adult audience.[24][25] Ray Gunn, a project that he was working on at Turner Feature Animation before he got pulled for The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant
and TFA merging with Warner Feature Animation. A script has been made with Matthew Robbins but was never animated. Even though lost, Bird has expressed interest in resurrecting the project.[26] The Incredible Mr. Limpet, a project that is still in development hell. Bird was attached to direct at one point but was replaced by Mike Judge
Mike Judge
and many others. Curious George, wrote a draft of the film at one point, but his script was not used in the produced version.[27] The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Movie, the crew from The Simpsons
The Simpsons
including Matt Groening and James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
were hoping to get Bird to direct, but was too busy with Ratatouille at the time. David Silverman, who was also working at Pixar
Pixar
at the time and quit his job after finishing work on Monsters, Inc., became the film's director.[28] 1906, a collaborative project from Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers
and Pixar
Pixar
(which could have been their first live-action project), in association with Walt Disney
Disney
Pictures, where Bird would have directed. Pixar
Pixar
and Disney left the project in 2012 in development limbo at Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
due to delays in the film's several planned releases, several rejected scripts were not picked up, and going over budget ($200 million).[29][30][31][32] Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Bird was on a shortlist of directors to direct the seventh Star Wars
Star Wars
film. But he passed on the project in favor of Tomorrowland and was replaced with J. J. Abrams[33]

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes

1985–1987 Amazing Stories Writer producer director (Family Dog segment)

1989–1998 The Simpsons Creative Consultant director executive consultant

1991 Rugrats Animator

1993 Family Dog Creator writer Animation producer

1994–1995 The Critic Executive consultant

1997 King of the Hill Creative consultant storyboard artist

2000 The Making of 'The Iron Giant' Himself, special thanks

2013 Toy Story of Terror Extra special thanks

2018 Lego The Incredibles Video game; voice: Edna Mode

Other[edit]

Year Title Notes

1990 Do the Bartman Director storyboard artist (music video)

2004 The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie Special
Special
thanks

2006 Friz on Film

2009 Up Senior creative team (Pixar)

2010 Toy Story 3

2012 Brave

2013 Monsters University

2015 Inside Out

2016 Zootopia
Zootopia
(uncredited) Special
Special
thanks

The Giant's Dream: The Making of the Iron Giant Himself, documentary

2017 Cars 3 Special
Special
thanks

Coco Senior creative team (Pixar)

Critical reception[edit] Critical response to films Bird has directed:

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic

The Iron Giant 96%[34] 85[35]

The Incredibles 97%[36] 90[37]

Ratatouille 96%[38] 96[39]

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 93%[40] 73[41]

Tomorrowland 50%[42] 60[43]

Average 86% 81

Accolades[edit] In addition to his Academy Award, BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
and Saturn Award
Saturn Award
wins, Bird holds the record of the most animation Annie Award wins with eight, winning both Best Directing and Best Writing for each of The Iron Giant, The Incredibles
The Incredibles
and Ratatouille, as well as Best Voice Acting for The Incredibles. His eighth Annie was the 2011 Winsor McCay Award for lifetime contribution to animation.

Year Award Category Film Result[44]

1999 Annie Award Best Animated Feature The Iron Giant Won

Directing in an Animated Feature Production Won

Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production Shared with Tim McCanlies Won

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award Best Animation Won

2000 BAFTA Children's Award Best Feature Film Shared with Allison Abbate, Des McAnuff and Tim McCanlies Won

Hugo Award Best Dramatic Presentation Shared with Tim McCanlies and Ted Hughes (Based upon the book) Nominated

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Award Best Script Nominated

2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award Best Animation The Incredibles Won

2005 Academy Award Best Animated Feature Won

Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Annie Award Best Animated Feature Won

Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production Won

Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production Won

Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Won

Hugo Award Best Dramatic Presentation Won

London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year Nominated

Online Film Critics Society Award Best Screenplay, Original Nominated

Saturn Award Best Writing Won

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Award Best Script Nominated

2006 Hugo Award Best Dramatic Presentation Jack-Jack Attack Nominated

2007 Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best Screenplay Ratatouille Won

Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Screenplay, Original Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award Best Animation Shared with Jan Pinkava Won

2008 Academy Award Best Animated Feature Won

Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Screenplay
Shared with Jan Pinkava
Jan Pinkava
and Jim Capobianco Nominated

Annie Award Best Animated Feature Won

Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production Won

Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production Won

BAFTA Film Award Best Animated Film Won

Golden Globe Award Best Animated Feature Film Won

Online Film Critics Society Award Best Screenplay, Original Nominated

Saturn Award Best Writing Won

2012 Best Director Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Nominated

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

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Brad Bird
Brad Bird
filmography

Directed

The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant
(1999) The Incredibles
The Incredibles
(2004) Ratatouille (2007) Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) Tomorrowland (2015) Incredibles 2
Incredibles 2
(2018)

Short films

Jack-Jack Attack
Jack-Jack Attack
(2005)

Music videos

"Do the Bartman" (1991)

TV series created

Family Dog (1993)

Awards for Brad Bird

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Animated Feature

2000s

Shrek
Shrek
Aron Warner (2001) Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
(2002) Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo
Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton
(2003) The Incredibles
The Incredibles
Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2004) Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – Nick Park
Nick Park
and Steve Box (2005) Happy Feet
Happy Feet
– George Miller (2006) Ratatouille – Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2007) WALL-E
WALL-E
Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton
(2008) Up – Pete Docter
Pete Docter
(2009)

2010s

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3
Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(2010) Rango – Gore Verbinski
Gore Verbinski
(2011) Brave – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman (2012) Frozen – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, and Peter Del Vecho
Peter Del Vecho
(2013) Big Hero 6 – Don Hall, Chris Williams, and Roy Conli (2014) Inside Out – Pete Docter
Pete Docter
and Jonas Rivera
Jonas Rivera
(2015) Zootopia
Zootopia
– Byron Howard, Rich Moore, and Clark Spencer (2016) Coco – Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
and Darla K. Anderson
Darla K. Anderson
(2017)

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Annie Award for Directing in a Feature Production

John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(1996) Ron Clements
Ron Clements
and John Musker
John Musker
(1997) Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook (1998) Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(1999) John Lasseter, Ash Brannon and Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(2000) Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson (2001) Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
(2002) Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton
and Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(2003) Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2004) Nick Park
Nick Park
and Steve Box (2005) Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick
Karey Kirkpatrick
(2006) Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2007) Mark Osborne and John Stevenson (2008) Pete Docter
Pete Docter
(2009) Dean DeBlois
Dean DeBlois
and Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders
(2010) Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
(2011) Rich Moore
Rich Moore
(2012) Chris Buck
Chris Buck
and Jennifer Lee (2013) Dean DeBlois
Dean DeBlois
(2014) Pete Docter
Pete Docter
(2015) Byron Howard
Byron Howard
and Rich Moore
Rich Moore
(2016) Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
and Adrian Molina (2017)

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Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production

Andrew Stanton, Joss Whedon, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow (1996) Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik, Raymond Singer and Eugenia Bostwick-Singer (1998) Brad Bird
Brad Bird
and Tim McCanlies (1999) John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon, Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin and Chris Webb (2000) Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman and Roger S. H. Schulman (2001) Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
(2002) Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds (2003) Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2004) Steve Box, Nick Park
Nick Park
and Mark Burton (2005) Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Lloyd, Joe Keenan and William Davies (2006) Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2007) Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (2008) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
and Noah Baumbach
Noah Baumbach
(2009) Chris Sanders, Will Davies and Dean DeBlois
Dean DeBlois
(2010) James Ward Byrkit, John Logan and Gore Verbinski
Gore Verbinski
(2011) Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee (2012) Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
(2013) Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
(2014) Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley (2015) Jared Bush and Phil Johnston (2016) Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich (2017)

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Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production

Hank Azaria/Ming-Na (1998) Eli Marienthal
Eli Marienthal
(1999) Tim Allen/ Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
(2000) Eddie Murphy/ Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt
(2001) Daveigh Chase
Daveigh Chase
(2002) Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres
(2003) Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2004) Peter Sallis
Peter Sallis
(2005) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(2006) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(2007) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(2008) Jennifer Cody (2009) Jay Baruchel
Jay Baruchel
(2010) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2011) Alan Tudyk
Alan Tudyk
(2012) Josh Gad
Josh Gad
(2013) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2014) Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Smith
(2015) Jason Bateman/ Auliʻi Cravalho
Auliʻi Cravalho
(2016) Anthony Gonzalez (2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature

1998–2000

A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life
John Lasseter
John Lasseter
and Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton
/ The Prince of Egypt – Simon Wells, Brenda Chapman, and Steve Hickner (1998) Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2
– John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, and Ash Brannon (1999) Chicken Run
Chicken Run
Peter Lord
Peter Lord
and Nick Park
Nick Park
(2000)

2001–2010

Shrek
Shrek
Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson (2001) Spirited Away
Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
(2002) Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo
Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton
and Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(2003) The Incredibles
The Incredibles
Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2004) Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – Nick Park
Nick Park
and Steve Box (2005) Cars – John Lasseter
John Lasseter
and Joe Ranft (2006) Ratatouille – Brad Bird
Brad Bird
and Jan Pinkava
Jan Pinkava
(2007) WALL-E
WALL-E
Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton
(2008) Up – Pete Docter
Pete Docter
and Bob Peterson (2009) Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3
Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(2010)

2011–present

Rango – Gore Verbinski
Gore Verbinski
(2011) Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph
Rich Moore
Rich Moore
(2012) Frozen – Chris Buck
Chris Buck
and Jennifer Lee (2013) The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
(2014) Inside Out – Pete Docter
Pete Docter
and Ronnie del Carmen
Ronnie del Carmen
(2015) Zootopia
Zootopia
Byron Howard
Byron Howard
and Rich Moore
Rich Moore
(2016) Coco – Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Animated Feature Film

2000s

Cars – John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(2006) Ratatouille – Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2007) WALL-E
WALL-E
Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton
(2008) Up – Pete Docter
Pete Docter
(2009)

2010s

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3
Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(2010) The Adventures of Tintin – Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2011) Brave – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman (2012) Frozen – Chris Buck
Chris Buck
and Jennifer Lee (2013) How to Train Your Dragon 2
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Dean DeBlois
Dean DeBlois
(2014) Inside Out – Pete Docter
Pete Docter
(2015) Zootopia
Zootopia
Byron Howard
Byron Howard
and Rich Moore
Rich Moore
(2016) Coco – Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(2017)

v t e

Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Writing

William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1973) Ib Melchior/ Harlan Ellison
Harlan Ellison
(1974/75) Jimmy Sangster
Jimmy Sangster
(1976) George Lucas
George Lucas
(1977) Elaine May
Elaine May
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1978) Nicholas Meyer
Nicholas Meyer
(1979) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1980) Lawrence Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan
(1981) Melissa Mathison
Melissa Mathison
(1982) Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
(1983) James Cameron
James Cameron
and Gale Anne Hurd
Gale Anne Hurd
(1984) Tom Holland (1985) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1986) Michael Miner and Edward Neumeier
Edward Neumeier
(1987) Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg (1988) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1989/90) Ted Tally (1991) James V. Hart
James V. Hart
(1992) Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton
and David Koepp (1993) Jim Harrison
Jim Harrison
and Wesley Strick
Wesley Strick
(1994) Andrew Kevin Walker (1995) Kevin Williamson (1996) Mike Werb and Michael Colleary (1997) Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
(1998) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(1999) David Hayter
David Hayter
(2000) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2001) Scott Frank and Jon Cohen (2002) Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Alvin Sargent (2004) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
and David S. Goyer
David S. Goyer
(2005) Michael Dougherty
Michael Dougherty
and Dan Harris (2006) Brad Bird
Brad Bird
(2007) Christopher and Jonathan Nolan
Jonathan Nolan
(2008) James Cameron
James Cameron
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) Jeff Nichols
Jeff Nichols
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Christopher and Jonathan Nolan
Jonathan Nolan
(2014) Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2015) Eric Heisserer (2016)

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