David Franzoni is a screenwriter with historically angled vision. He is married to Nancy Franzoni and has Son Hudson Franzoni. David lived in Vermont, Northeast, USA, in his earlier age. His alma mater is the University of Vermont. He was a partner with a native film company. After studying geology and paleontology for a semester, he dropped out from the University of Vermont for acquiring more knowledge about the film industry; David went to Berlin. He had traveled eastern and western Europe and Turkey before he went to the Middle Eastern countries like India, Thailand, Singapore. David also visited Australia. He wanted to start his career with comedy scripts and hence “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” October 10, 1986, USA, starring
Whoopi Goldberg was released. It was his original and first comedy script. He worked with
Penny Marshall (Director), Lawrence Gordon (Producer) and Thomas Newman (Music Director) during the movie. After this first release, David went to London to work with Cesar- winning Director, Bob Swaim.
Further, he made releases such as “Amistad”, “Citizen Cohn”, “
King Arthur”, “
Gladiator”. “Amistad” was a story which was portrayed in a film by
Steven Spielberg. After working with Bob Swaim, Franzoni returned to Los Angeles and made a best-selling biography, “Citizen Cohn” which was cast for HBO, released in 1992 and was starring
James Woods. Franzoni won “PEN Center USA West Literary Award” in 1993 for “Citizen Cohn”. He also won “CableACE” Award in 1993 for the same. The award was shared with Mark Rosenberg, Paula Weinstein, Doro Bachrach and Frank Pierson. While living with his family in Rome, he wrote “Amistad” in 1998 and began the research of his original script ”Gladiator.” Then David got the most important break with the release of “Gladiator” in 2000. David won the Oscar, the Golden Globe, the BAFTA (British Academy Award), PGA award and was nominated for Saturn, ACCA and Sierra Awards. It was David’s first Oscar award. After the success of Gladiator, his second big screenplay i.e., “King Arthur” was released in 2004. David Franzoni worked with
Jerry Bruckheimer and Antonie Fuqua during “King Arthur”.