Dalton Trumbo


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Noun1.Dalton Trumbo - United States screenwriter who was blacklisted and imprisoned for refusing to cooperate with congressional investigations of communism in America (1905-1976)
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His work eventually cleared famous director Dalton Trumbo from suspicion.
6 TRUMBO Friday, BBC2, 11.05pm REENWRITER Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston, right) enjoys life with his wife (Diane Lane) and children until Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) casts aspersions on his political leanings.
6 TRUMBO Friday, BBC2, 11.05pm SCREENWRITER Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston, right) enjoys life with his wife (Diane Lane) and children until Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) casts aspersions on his political leanings.
7 TRUMBO Friday, BBC2, 11.05pm SCREENWRITER Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston, left) enjoys life with his wife Cleo (Diane Lane) and children until columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) casts aspersions on his political leanings.
FRIDAY Trumbo (2015) (BBC2, 11.05pm) Premiere Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) enjoys a charmed life with his wife Cleo (Diane Lane) and three children until waspish columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) casts aspersions on his political leanings.
Directed by Michael Noer, 'Papillon' is based on the international best-selling autobiographical books 'Papillon' and 'Banco,' as well as the 1973 film adaptation written by Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple Jr.
With a screenplay based not only on Charrire's 1969 and 1972 memoirs, but also the first film's screenplay by Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple Jr., this new and vastly inferior telling of the tale stars Charlie Hunnam in the title role and Rami Malek as Papillon's fellow inmate Louis Dega, a wealthy forger who, over the course of the story, goes from being the recipient of Papillon's protection to his dear friend.
Dalton Trumbo knew how to write a movie that audiences would pay to see, and so Trumbo's screenplays remained in demand.
During the anti-communist witch-hunt, Dalton Trumbo wrote undercover and won for Roman Holiday in 1954 and The Brave One in 1957.
"Spartacus" also challenged Hollywood's blacklisting of people over suspicion of Communist, as Douglas hired Dalton Trumbo, who went on to have a successful career as a screenwriter.
So Dalton Trumbo is immortalized while no one even knows where Robert Goldstein is buried.
Between birthing "Sneaky Pete" and writing his recently published memoir, "A Life in Parts," Cranston has spent quite a bit of time as a scribe in the past few years (serendipitously coinciding with his big-screen portrayal of Dalton Trumbo in 2015's "Trumbo").