Screenwriter who is best known for adapting his book What's Eating Gilbert Grape for the screen. He also wrote and directed 2012's The Odd Life of Timothy Green.
He was part of the improv group The Bakers Dozen and published his first novel What's Eating Gilbert Grape? in 1991.
He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for About a Boy in 2002.
He married poet Susan Bruce.
He wrote the screenplay for the 1993 drama What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, which starred a young Johnny Depp.