Screenwriter who won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1978 for the film Julia,and then again in 1981 for Ordinary People. He also co-wrote both Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3.
He started out writing for TV.
He won the WGA Award for Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium for Paper Moon.
His brother wrote for late night talk shows, and co-created Saturday Night Live's 'Weekend Update.'
He married film producer Laura Ziskin in 2010. She died of breast cancer one year later.