Screenwriter who also won the 2014 Oscar Honor for Ideal Adapted Screenplay for 12 Years a Slave. He 1st became known for composing the screenplay for Three Kings. He got his begin like a novelist, posting his first function, Stray Canines, in 1997. He authored the prolific visual book, The American Method. He grew up in Milwaukee. David Russell particularly commissioned him to create the screenplay for the award-winning film, Three Kings.