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Becky Johnston

Biography

Screenwriter who’s best known on her behalf award-winning movies, The Prince of Tides and Seven Years in Tibet. She matriculated through the creative Interlochen Good Arts SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in 1973. The Prince of Tides, her biggest feature, gained her an Academy Honor nomination in 1992 for Greatest Modified Screenplay. She grew up in suburban Michigan, in the city of South Haven. She done the documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Kid with movie director Tamra Davis.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth April 1, 1956
Place Of Birth Michigan
Profession Screenwriter
Nationality American
Nominations Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Movies Arthur Newman, Be Mine, Seven Years in Tibet, The Prince of Tides, Under the Cherry Moon, Born in Flames
Star Sign Aries

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Salt TV Movie screenplay announced
Arthur Newman 2012 written by
Seven Years in Tibet 1997 screenplay
The Prince of Tides 1991 screenplay
Under the Cherry Moon 1986 screenplay

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Damascus 1993

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Born in Flames 1983 Newspaper Editor

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Underground U.S.A. 1980 assistant director

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Born in Flames 1983 additional camera operator

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arthur Newman 2012 producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Underground U.S.A. 1980 continuity

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blank City 2010 Documentary
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child 2010 Documentary
Lightning Over Water 1980 Documentary Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published The Prince of Tides (1991) · Pat Conroy
1992 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award The Prince of Tides (1991) · Pat Conroy (screewriter/author)
1992 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium The Prince of Tides (1991) · Pat Conroy
1987 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screenplay Under the Cherry Moon (1986)


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#Quote
1 On working with Barbra Streisand on the script for The Prince of Tides (1991): "It was like being in a writer's boot camp."


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