Michael Tolkin

Writer / Film Director / Screenwriter / Novelist | * 10/17/1950 (71) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
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), and for which he received the Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay (1993) and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The Return of The Player, followed (2006). In 2018, Tolkin served as co-creator of the miniseries Escape at Dannemora with Brett Johnson. The series was based on the real-life 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape that led to a massive manhunt for two escaped convicts in upstate New York. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Michael Tolkin

Writers Guild of America Awards Edgar Awards Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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Movies with Michael Tolkin as Actor(1)

as Eric Schecter1992 The Player

Movies with Michael Tolkin as Crew(15)

Directing/Director2021 Jerry was a man
Writing/Screenplay2009 Nine
Writing/Screenplay2002 Changing Lanes
Writing/Screenplay1998 Deep Impact
Writing/Writer1994 The Burning Season
Directing/Director1994 The New Age
Writing/Writer1994 The New Age
Writing/Screenplay1992 Deep Cover
Writing/Story1992 Deep Cover
Writing/Novel1992 The Player
Writing/Screenplay1992 The Player
Production/Producer1992 The Player
Directing/Director1991 The Rapture
Writing/Writer1991 The Rapture
Writing/Screenplay1989 Gleaming the Cube

TV Shows/Series with Michael Tolkin as Crew(9)

Production/Executive Producer2021 The Offer
Production/Executive Producer2018 Escape at Dannemora
Writing/Writer2018 Escape at Dannemora
Crew/Creator2018 Escape at Dannemora
Writing/Writer2013 Ray Donovan
Production/Consulting Producer2013 Ray Donovan
Writing/Writer2007 Masters of Science Fiction
Directing/Director2007 Masters of Science Fiction
Writing/Writer1979 Delta House

Full Name: Michael Tolkin
Born: Tuesday, 10/17 1950 (October) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 71 years + 8 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Middlebury College, Bard College, Beverly Hills High School
Michael Tolkin frequently works together with these people:
Brett Johnson (6x, Crew)
David Hollander (4x, Crew)
Nick Wechsler (3x, Crew)
Ben Stiller (2x, Actor)
Ted Levine (2x, Actor)
Dexter Fletcher (2x, Actor)
Jonathan Frakes (2x, Actor)
Paula Jai Parker (2x, Actress)
Allen Coulter (2x, Crew)
Kristi Zea (2x, Crew)
Lana McLellan (2x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1072021, Added: 12/05/2018, Last updated: 10/04/2021