The guy who wrote 'Love Actually' and 'Notting Hill' might not be the first person who jumps to mind when thinking about 'War Horse,' but it's hard to imagine the touching new Steven Spielberg film working without Richard Curtis. After all, Curtis -- and fellow credited 'War Horse' screenwriter Lee Hall -- had one of the toughest jobs on the new film, an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's young adult novel about a boy and his horse set against the backdrop of World War I: to tell a story from the point of view of a horse. Let's just say, Curtis took his position as screenwriter for Joey the horse to almost Method-like lengths: "I remember my girlfriend looking across from me and laughing at me because she said I started to whinny," Curtis told Moviefone, before admitting to "pawing" at his desk.
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