Charles Randolph is an American screenwriter and producer for film and television. Randolph was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a cultural studies and philosophy professor. At age 33, Randolph spent a weekend in Los Angeles giving lectures at the University of Southern California. From a chance meeting with someone who worked for the Farrelly brothers, Randolph was inspired to attempt screenwriting.
Randolph is married to Israeli actress Mili Avital, with whom he has two children.
In 2016 Randolph received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the Empire Award for Best Screenplay, and the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and the Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay for co-writing The Big Short with Adam McKay. He didn't win but was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay.
Randolph invested more time than usual when it came to adapting The Big Short. It took approximately six months, three months to write it all down and three months to reduce the complexity. Additional time was taken to do more research and come up with ways to not confuse the audience with complex information. Overall, Randolph believed in his work and the success of the movie. His goal was to provide a lesson to the younger generations, those who didn't lose everything in the 2008 financial crisis, that fairness doesn't matter.
|2001||Untitled Charles Randolph Project (television film)||writer and executive producer|
|2003||The Life of David Gale||writer|
|2010||Love & Other Drugs||writer and producer|
|2010||The Wonderful Maladys (television pilot)||writer and executive producer|
|2013||The Missionary (television pilot)||writer and executive producer|
|2015||The Big Short||co-writer|
|2016||Exposed (television film)||writer and executive producer|
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