E.T. Screenwriter Melissa Mathison Has Died – We Take A Look Back At Her Best Work
Melissa Mathison, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic ET: The Extra Terrestrial has died aged 65. We take a look back at her best work...
Melissa Mathison who was famously Oscar-nominated for Steven Spielberg's 'E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial' and also wrote 'The Black Stallion,' died Wednesday in Los Angeles at the age of 65.
The LA-born writer, who was married to actor Harrison Ford for 21 years, wrote some of Hollywood's best-known screenplays.
In a statement, Spielberg, who worked closely with Mathison on ET, said: "Melissa had a heart that shined with generosity and love and burned as bright as the heart she gave ET."
Here's a reminder of her best work...
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The Indian In The Cupboard (1995)
The Black Stallion (1979)
The big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s novel The BFG is still in post-production so her work will always live on...