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Deric Washburn
American screenwriter

Deric Washburn

Deric Washburn
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Intro American screenwriter
Is Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 2 June 1937, Buffalo
Age 85 years
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Deric Washburn (born June 2, 1937) is an American screenwriter.
Washburn was born in Buffalo, NY and grew up in Providence, RI. He graduated from Harvard College, A.B. English Literature, in 1959. His early career was that of a playwright, penning the off-Broadway plays Ginger Anne and The Love Nest.
He is best known for co-writing the original screenplay of The Deer Hunter with Michael Cimino.


  • Silent Running (1972)
  • The Deer Hunter (1978)
  • The Border (1982)
  • Extreme Prejudice (1987)

Unproduced scripts

  • Heavy Dust, adapted from Manhunt by Peter Maas.
  • Gun for Sale, adapted from the book of the same name by Graham Greene.


As a writer, Washburn was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) and a WGA Award for "Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen" for The Deer Hunter, along with Quinn Redeker, Louis Garfinkle and Michael Cimino.

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