Tom Mankiewicz

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Tom Mankiewicz

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Tom Mankiewicz (born June 1, 1942) is an American screenwriter and director. He is the son of Joseph L. Mankiewicz and the nephew of Herman J. Mankiewicz.

Tom Mankiewicz wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for Mother Jugs and Speed, The Cassandra Crossing and The Eagle Has Landed.

He is best known for working on the screenplays for the James Bond movies Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun. He received sole credit for Live and Let Die and shared credit on the other two with Richard Maibaum. He also did uncredited work on The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.

Mankiewicz was asked by director Richard Donner to rewrite the screenplay for Superman: The Movie. Although he created much of the dialogue and significantly changed the tone of the film, Mankiewicz was denied a screenplay credit. He was given the title Creative Consultant, to the annoyance of the Writers Guild of America. He later sold the concept of a Batman film franchise to Warner Brothers using a similar two filmed back to back production as had been used for Superman. The Mankiewicz and Donner version of Superman was used as the direct source for 2006's Superman Returns.

Mankiewicz made his directorial debut with Dragnet in 1987.

Classic Mankiewicz lines from Diamonds Are Forever

Bond: It's an unusually fine Solera. '51, I believe.

M: There is no year for Sherry, 007.

Bond: I was referring to the original vintage, on which the sherry is based, Sir...1851. Unmistakable.

Bond: That's quite a nice little nothing you're almost wearing, I approve.

Tiffany: I'll finish dressing.

Bond: Oh, please don't. Not on my account.

Leiter: I give up, I know the diamonds are in the body but where?

Bond: Alimentary, Dr. Leiter.

External link

  • Tom Mankiewicz at the Internet Movie Database

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