TOP 10 SCREENPLAYS BY CHARLIE KAUFMAN

Charlie Kaufman Screenwriter
Eternal Sunshine for a Spotless Mind Screenplay

1. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman
Directed by Michel Gondry

Winner of the 2004 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, ETERNAL SUNSHINE is an inventive story with elements of comedy, drama, romance, and science fiction. Charlie Kaufman can do no wrong as a screenwriter, but this script is especially flawless and timeless.

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Being John Malkovich Screenplay

2. BEING JOHN MALKOVICH
Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman
Directed by Spike Jonze

One of the most original scripts you'll ever encounter. Only Charlie Kaufman can craft a story this rich in ideas. Where it could have been pretentious, the script is absolutely hilarious. The script was nominated for the 1999 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

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Adaptation Screenplay

3. ADAPTATION
Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, Donald Kaufman
Directed by Spike Jonze

The script for ADAPTATION started as a typical adaptation of the nonfiction book "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean. After years of working with the script, it turned into it's final product: an extremely meta, laytered story about The Orchid Thief and about Kaufman's struggle to adapt it. The script won a BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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4. ANOMALSIA    Read the screenplay! 
Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman  

5. SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK   Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman

6. CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND    Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman

7. HUMAN NATURE     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman