"Benjamin Button" Writer Interview

I've just realized I had never known what Eric Roth looked like. Mr Roth is the inapprehensibly talented writer behind David Fincher's upcoming cinematic attraction "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" -- and many many more stunningly big and epic Hollywood films.

The interview I want to share with you guys was shot during an UCLA Alumnus awards ceremony, where Eric Roth was honored for his great achievements in screenwriting. Roth, who had himself studied at UCLA, has since written the screenplays for such awe-inspiring classics as "Forrest Gump", "The Postman", "The Insider" and "Munich" ... and quite honestly, he's always the first screenwriter that comes to my mind, when I think "epic".

Many Fincher (and Roth) fans have understandably already devoured the screenplays for "Benjamin Button", and the buzz is, it's quite a killer script. I remember an art department woman talking about the picture quite a while back and her saying, that "Benjamin Button" had been the only screenplay ever to make her cry. -- Wow!

So this is it: An interview with one of the greats in the business, talking about this career, his daily routine, what makes a good writer, and of course ... "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". Enjoy!

Link: Eric Roth Interview, June 2008


  1. Oooo... I like his beard.

  2. OMG is there another Kevin here now?????

    It's like being in the Second Grade All over again

    And third Grade and Fourth and Fifth.

    All I know is if their is trouble blame is on the other


  3. i think i'll let my beard grow a little.

    thanks for the finding!


  4. @ the kevins

    no more "home alone" ... ;-)

    At least by the way one of you has a "blogger" identity, we can still tell you apart!

  5. Oh that's him?! My cousin Jeff knows a guy who's really tight with him, maybe I can give him this screenplay I've written about these superheroes on snowboards in the mountains who have to face this giant monster on their boards with their super-powers!