Michael Tolkin

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Michael Tolkin
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Born (1950-10-17) October 17, 1950 (age 63)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Middlebury College (B.A., 1974) 1
Occupation Writer, film director

Michael L. Tolkin (born October 17, 1950) is an American filmmaker and novelist. He has written numerous screenplays, including The Player (1992), which he adapted from his novel of the same name (1988),2 and for which he received the Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay (1993). The Return of the Player, followed (2006).3

Personal life and education

Tolkin was born in New York City, New York, the son of Edith (née Leibovitch), a studio executive and film industry lawyer, and the late comedy writer Mel Tolkin.4

He is a 1974 graduate of Middlebury College.1

Tolkin lives in Los Angeles with his wife, author Wendy Mogel, and their two daughters, Susanna and Emma.

Filmography

Selected books

  • The Player (1988)
  • Among the Dead (1993)
  • Under Radar' (2003)
  • The Return of the Player (2006)5
  • "Among The Dead" (1993)

References

  1. ^ a b "Middlebury College Alumni Honor Roll", Middlebury College website
  2. ^ Tolkin, Michael, "The Player", 1st ed., New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988. ISBN 0-87113-228-1
  3. ^ Tolkin, Michael, The Return of the Player, 1st ed., New York : Grove Press, 2006. ISBN 0-8021-1801-1
  4. ^ Filmreference.com
  5. ^ Allen Barra "Novel: L.A.'s Scariest Product," American Heritage, Nov./Dec. 2006.

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