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William Peter Blatty

Born on January 7, 1928 in New York City, NY
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The son of Lebanese parents, New York-born writer William Peter Blatty entered the US Foreign service in the mid 1950s, headquartered in Beirut. Feeling that his creative urges were stifled by the edicts of diplomacy, Blatty began submitting witty ... Read Full Biography
Year Award Category Movie Result
1980 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay The Ninth Configuration Won
1973 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture The Exorcist Nominated
1973 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay The Exorcist Won
1973 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay The Exorcist Won


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