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Tom Stoppard
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    (July 3, 1937- )
    Birth name is Tomáš Straussler
    Raised in India and England
    Wrote the plays ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967),’ ‘Jumpers (1972),’ ‘Travesties (1974),’ ‘Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1977),’ ‘Dogg’s Hamlet and Cahoot’s Macbeth (1979),’ ‘On the Razzle (1981),’ ‘The Real Thing (1982),’ ‘Hapgood (1988),’ ‘Arcadia (1993)’ and ‘The Invention of Love (1997)’
    Wrote or co-wrote screenplays for ‘Brazil (1985),’ ‘Empire of the Sun (1987)’ and ‘Shakespeare in Love (1998)’
    Knighted (1997)
    He’s a heavy smoker.
    He is known for his infidelities.
    He’s a vocal political activist.
    His plays are criticized as pretentious.
    He’s obsessed with William Shakespeare.
    It’s rumored he co-wrote George Lucas’s script for ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’ and let Lucas take solo credit.
    He looks like an older, fatter, more disheveled Chris Sarandon.
    His plays are popular among both audiences and critics.
    In Hollywood, he is brought in as a ‘script doctor’ to secretly fix bad screenplays.
    He won three Tony Awards.
    His script for ‘Shakespeare in Love’ won an Oscar.
    Because they were Jewish, his family had to flee Czechoslovakia when the Nazis invaded.
    They went to Singapore, but had to leave immediately when that country was invaded by Japan.
    His father was killed during the war.

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