Celebrity Birthday of the Day – March 18

Steve Kloves is the official cinematic scribe of the Harry Potter franchise, having written the screenplays for all seven Harry Potter films from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Kloves began his writing career as an intern for a Hollywood agent, and it was through this agent that he gained attention for a screenplay he had written called Swings. This lead to Kloves’ first professional writing credit with the Sean Penn/Nicolas Cage film Race with the Moon in 1984. In 1989, Kloves wrote and directed The Fabulous Baker Boys, which was met with reasonable box office success. His follow-up, Flesh and Bone, did not fare so well, and it wasn’t until seven years later in 2000  with the film Wonder Boys that Kloves returned to screenwriting. The following year he began writing for the Harry Potter and has had steady work even since, writing The Amazing Spider-Man after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Steve Kloves turns 53 today.

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