Screenwriter who is best known for writing the screenplay to the 2000 adaptation of the Shakespeare play Hamlet.
He once studied at Harvard, concentrating in Art History before dropping out to pursue his career ambitions.
He received immense criticism for his work, notably from the New York Times.
He was brought up in Overland Park, Kansas.
Ethan Hawke played the title role in his 2000 remake of Hamlet.