David Franzoni (David Harold Franzoni)

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David Franzoni grew up in Vermont, attended the University of Vermont where he studied geology and paleontology and was a partner in a commercial film company. After attending a semester of graduate school, David dropped out, went to Berlin where he bought a motorcycle. He traveled eastern and western Europe, Turkey and Cyprus before driving his bike throughout the Middle east, India, Thailand, the Malay Peninsula and finally to Australia from Singapore. While living in Baghdad, he bought a book called "Those About to Die", by Daniel P. Mannix. This book would eventually inspire his original script, "Gladiator". Read more...


Character: Himself - Winner: Best Picture

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001