Michael Arndt

Screenwriter
Whether he was writing scripts for an offbeat independent comedy or a big-budgeted animated film, Michael Arndt always created timeless stories and multidimensional characters that stayed with viewers long after they ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (7)

A Walk in the Woods 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 (Movie)

(previous draft) (Screenplay)

Oblivion 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brave 2012 (Movie)

Screenplay Material (Screenplay)

Toy Story 3 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Little Miss Sunshine 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Executive (3)

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Creative Team(Pixar) (Creative Executive)

Toy Story 3 2010 (Movie)

Pixar Senior Creative Team (Executive)

WALL-E 2008 (Movie)

Pixar Senior Creative Team (Executive)
Other (2)

Inspector Gadget 1999 (Movie)

(to Matthew Broderick) (Assistant)

Addicted to Love 1997 (Movie)

(to Mathew Broderick) (Assistant)

Biography

Whether he was writing scripts for an offbeat independent comedy or a big-budgeted animated film, Michael Arndt always created timeless stories and multidimensional characters that stayed with viewers long after they have left theaters. Arndt first gained acclaim for his Academy Award-winning comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006), a witty, modern take on the family road trip story that sparkled with humor and heart. After making waves in independent cinema, Arndt penned the script for the highly anticipated sequel, "Toy Story 3" (2010), one of the world's most celebrated animated film franchises. Following his script work on the sci-fi thriller, "Oblivion" (2013) starring Tom Cruise, Arndt was catapulted into the upper echelons of Hollywood screenwriters when he was chosen to write "Star Wars: Episode VII" (2015) after George Lucas made news for selling his franchise to Walt Disney Studios. For infusing both life and depth into his film's characters Arndt showcased his versatility, and emerged as one of Hollywood's most successful and original storytellers.

Relationships

David Arndt Gaffer

Brother
twin brother

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York
film school graduate

Milestones

2012

Announced as writer of "Star Wars: Episode VII" (scheduled release 2015)

2010

Wrote screenplay for animated feature "Toy Story 3," featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen

2006

Made screenwriting debut with "Little Miss Sunshine," about a dysfunctional family determined to get their young daughter into beauty pageant finals; film premiered at Sundance; earned Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay

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