Marc Norman

Marc Norman (born 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is an American screenwriter, novelist and playwright..


With Tom Stoppard, Norman won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in the 71st Academy Awards of 1998, for his script of Shakespeare in Love. He also shared a Best Picture Oscar for the film as co-producer. Norman and Stoppard also won a

British Bafta for their screenplay and a Silver Bear for an outstanding single writing achievement at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

Other screenwriting credits include the films Oklahoma Crude, Cutthroat Island and The Aviator (1985).

He wrote an episode of the Mission: Impossible TV series.

His latest original screenplay, Vivaldi, will be produced by Fox Searchlight in 2020.


Norman is the author of Bike Riding in Los Angeles. A Novel (New York: Dutton 1972) Oklahoma Crude (New York,Dutton 1973), Fools' Errand (New York, Norton, 1978), and What Happens Next?: A History of Hollywood Screenwriting (New York: Harmony Books 2007; UK: Aurum Press 2008).


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