William Peter Blatty Movies and Career Information

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Jan 07, 1928
New York City
Actor, Director, Producer and Writer
William Peter Blatty is an American writer and filmmaker. The Exorcist, written in 1971, is his most well-known novel; he also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation, for which he won an Academy Award, and wrote and directed the sequel, The Exorcist III. His most recent works include the novels Elsewhere, Dimiter, and Crazy. In 2013, Demons Five, Exorcist Nothing: A Fable and Dimiter were re-released as revised editions with new covers and interior artwork. Each were limited to 250 signed copies. Blatty's upcoming publications include The Exorcist For The 21st Century featuring "an original and never before published adaptation for a new miniseries of Blatty's classic novel," and a non-fiction book that is "part funny memoir and part proof of life after death," entitled Finding Peter: A Wild Ride In Search Of The Soul. He is also featured in the 2014 Smoke And Mirrors anthology, featuring the teleplay "Hell Hospital" and the treatment "Faith".


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