Melissa Mathison
American screenwriter
Melissa Mathison
Melissa Mathison is an American film and television screenwriter.
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Carrie Fisher Explains Why She Finally Came Clean About Her Affair With Harrison Ford
Huffington Post - 4 months
Carrie Fisher is certainly “telling all” in her new memoir, The Princess Diarist.  Fans of “Star Wars” were left reeling Tuesday after the actress finally confirmed her rumored affair with co-star Harrison Ford. Fisher said the two had an “intense” romantic relationship on the set of 1976’s original “Star Wars” film. The actress was just a teen at the time, while a 33-year-old Ford was married with two children.  Many wondered why Fisher was spilling the information now and she offered up a simple explanation to People magazine, “It’s been 40 years!” “I didn’t say anything to anybody for years but it’s not like anyone’s deeply affected by it anymore,” the actress and author said. “Harrison’s very private, but I think I waited an appropriate amount of time. How much longer could I wait?” The actor has yet to respond to The Huffington Post’s request for comment. The Princess Diarist will be available in stores on Nov. 22.  CORRECTION: A previous version of this post i ...
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First Trailer For Disney's 'The BFG' Looks Just Like 'Harry Potter'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Chapter One: "The BFG" who lived. Steven Spielberg famously declined "Harry Potter" way back when, but now it looks like the director is using his new project as a time-turner to fix that. Spielberg is directing the new adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's book The BFG, and the first teaser trailer definitely has a "Potter"-feel to it.  Maybe it's the streets, which might as well be called Diagon Alley? Perhaps it's that the trailer mentions "the witching hour" almost immediately? Or maybe it's even the fact that one of those cats is clearly Professor McGonagall, the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is probably Hagrid's half-brother Grawp and our bespectacled, orphaned protagonist Sophie has hair that's definitely, absolutely hiding a lightning scar. The script is from J.K. Rowling Melissa Mathison, who reportedly last worked with Spielberg on "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," so despite any "Potter" similarities, we can be sure that it'll have some magic of its own. Oh, and also tha ...
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First Trailer For Disney's 'The BFG' Looks Just Like 'Harry Potter'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Chapter One: "The BFG" who lived. Steven Spielberg famously declined "Harry Potter" way back when, but now it looks like the director is using his new project as a time-turner to fix that. Spielberg is directing the new adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's book The BFG, and the first teaser trailer definitely has a "Potter"-feel to it.  Maybe it's the streets, which might as well be called Diagon Alley? Perhaps it's that the trailer mentions "the witching hour" almost immediately? Or maybe it's even the fact that one of those cats is clearly Professor McGonagall, the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is probably Hagrid's half-brother Grawp and our bespectacled, orphaned protagonist Sophie has hair that's definitely, absolutely hiding a lightning scar. The script is from J.K. Rowling Melissa Mathison, who reportedly last worked with Spielberg on "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," so despite any "Potter" similarities, we can be sure that it'll have some magic of its own. Oh, and also tha ...
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Melissa Mathison, ‘E.T.’ Screenwriter, Dies at 65
NYTimes - over 1 year
Ms. Mathison, who shared a screenplay credit on “The Black Stallion” (1979), met Steven Spielberg, the director of “E.T.,” in Tunisia, where he started to persuade her to write the script.
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Melissa Mathison, Screenwriter Who Wrote 'E.T.,' Dies
NPR - over 1 year
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Melissa Mathison has died at the age of 65. NPR's Mandalit del Barco offers a remembrance of the woman who wrote E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, among other films.
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Melissa Mathison, Oscar-Nominated 'E.T.' Screenwriter, Dead At 65
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Melissa Mathison, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.” and Martin Scorsese’s “Kundun,” died on Wednesday of neuroendocrine cancer. She was 65. Her sister, Melinda Johnson, confirmed the news to The Associated Press. Mathison was an accomplished writer whose career in film spanned over 30 years. She penned screenplays for movies like “The Black Stallion” (1979), “The Escape Artist” (1982), “The Indian in the Cupboard” (1995) and “Kundun” (1997). Her most recent work was the screenplay for “The BFG,” an upcoming Spielberg film based on the beloved Roald Dahl children’s book of the same name. The movie, due to be released in 2016, is currently in post-production. But for all her achievements, Mathison is probably best remembered for her role in the creation of 1982’s “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial,” for which she earned an Oscar nomination for original screenplay. Mathison also served as an assistant producer on the film. On a DVD special edit ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Melissa Mathison
    THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 32
    From 1983 to 2004, Mathison was married to Harrison Ford, with whom she has two children: Malcolm Carswell Ford (born March 10, 1987) and Georgia Ford (born June 30, 1990).
    More Details Hide Details She has known the Dalai Lama since 1990, when she wrote Kundun, and developed a lasting friendship. She continues to work as an activist for Tibet freedom and is a member of the board of the International Campaign for Tibet
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on June 3, 1950.
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