Melissa Mathison : biography
Melissa Marie Mathison (born June 3, 1950) is an American film and television screenwriter.
Life and career
Mathison was born in Los Angeles, California. She is perhaps most notable for writing the screenplays for the films The Black Stallion (1979); E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay ; and Kundun (1997), a biographical-drama film about the Dalai Lama, the exiled political and spiritual leader of Tibet.
From 1983 to 2004, Mathison was married to Harrison Ford, with whom she has two children: Malcolm Carswell Ford (born March 10, 1987) and Georgia Ford (born June 30, 1990).
She has known the Dalai Lama since 1990, when she wrote Kundun, and developed a lasting friendship. She continues to work as an activist for Tibet freedom and is a member of the board of the International Campaign for Tibet.Melissa Mathison, , July 21, 2011
|1979||The Black Stallion||family-adventure|
|1982||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial||fantasy-adventure-science fiction||The line "E.T. phone home." is ranked 15th among the top 100 quotations of U.S. cinema by the American Film Institute.|
|The Escape Artist||drama|
|1983||Twilight Zone: The Movie||science fiction-thriller||segment 2, "Kick the Can"; credited as "Josh Rogan"|
|1991||Son of the Morning Star||western||television film|
|1995||The Indian in the Cupboard||family-adventure|
|2008||Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea||animated, family-adventure||storyline consultant, English-language translation|