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Nationality  American
Name  Carl Gottlieb
Period  1966–present
Role  Screenwriter
Genre  Comedy/Thriller
Siblings  Michael Gottlieb
Notable works  Jaws

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Born  March 18, 1938 (age 77) New York City, New York, U.S. (1938-03-18)
Occupation  Actor, comedian, screenwriter
Spouse  Allison Caine (m. 1970–1983)
Movies  Jaws, Jaws 2, Caveman, Jaws 3-D, The Jerk
Parents  Sergius M. Gottlieb, Elizabeth Gottlieb
Books  The Jaws Log, The Little Blue Book for Filmm, Since Then: How I Survived, The Jaws Log - 30th Annivers, Jaws 2
Similar People  Peter Benchley, Lorraine Gary, Susan Backlinie, Joe Alves, David Brown

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Carl Gottlieb (born March 18, 1938) is an American screenwriter, actor, comedian and executive. He is probably best known for co-writing the screenplay for Jaws and its first two sequels, as well as directing the 1981 low-budget cult film Caveman.


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Early life

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Gottlieb was born to a middle class Jewish family in New York City, the son of Elizabeth, a medical administrative assistant, and Sergius M. Gottlieb, an engineer. After studying drama at Syracuse University, he became a member, in the 1960s, of the San Francisco improvisational comedy troupe "The Committee". They made one feature film: A Session with the Committee.


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He began writing comedy for TV, contributing to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour for which he won an Emmy Award in 1969, The Music Scene, The Bob Newhart Show, All in the Family, and The Odd Couple. Minor acting roles have included Robert Altman's M*A*S*H and the film Clueless.

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Gottlieb also cowrote David Crosby's two autobiographies, 1989's Long Time Gone and 2006's Since Then.


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Gottlieb was hired as an actor to appear as Harry Meadows, the editor of the local newspaper, in Jaws. He was hired by his friend, Steven Spielberg, to redraft the script, adding more dimensions to the characters, particularly humour. Ironically, his redrafts reduced the role of Meadows (who still appears in the Town Hall corridor and the Tiger Shark scene).

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He wrote a book, The Jaws Log, about the notoriously difficult production of the film. Bryan Singer has referred to it as being "like a little movie director bible".

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He was enlisted under similar circumstances to work on the Jaws 2 screenplay. He co-wrote the screenplays for The Jerk and Jaws 3-D. Gottlieb contributes to Jaws related activities, such as interviews (including the documentary The Shark Is Still Working) and attended JawsFest on Martha's Vineyard in June 2005.

Writers' politics

He joined the Writers Guild of America in 1968 after becoming interested in Guild politics and with a desire to serve fellow writers following writers' strikes in the 1970s and 1981. He ran for the Board of Directors in 1983, and was re-elected for numerous terms thereafter, including two stints as vice-president (1991–1994). He was again appointed VP of the Writers Guild of America, West in 2004 and served until the following year. In September 2011, he was elected as WGA-West Secretary-Treasurer.


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