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Occupation  Writer, film director
Name  Michael Tolkin

Role  Filmmaker
Spouse  Wendy Mogel
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Born  October 17, 1950 (age 65) (1950-10-17) New York City, United States
Alma mater  Middlebury College (B.A., 1974)
Movies  The Player, The Rapture, Nine, Deep Impact
Children  Susanna Tolkin, Emma Tolkin
Parents  Mel Tolkin, Edith Leibovitch
Books  The Player, Among the dead, The Return of the Player, Under radar, The Player - The Rapture
Similar People  Robert Altman, Bruce Joel Rubin, Mimi Leder, Stephen Tolkin, Mel Tolkin

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Michael L. Tolkin (born October 17, 1950) is an American filmmaker and novelist. He has written numerous screenplays, including The Player (1992), which he adapted from his novel of the same name (1988), and for which he received the Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay (1993). The Return of the Player, followed (2006).


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Personal life and education

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Tolkin was born to a Jewish family in New York City, New York, the son of Edith (née Leibovitch), a studio executive and film industry lawyer, and the late comedy writer Mel Tolkin.

He is a 1974 graduate of Middlebury College.

Tolkin lives in Los Angeles with his wife, author Wendy Mogel, and their two daughters, Susanna and Emma.


  • Gleaming the Cube (1989 – screenplay)
  • The Rapture (1991 – screenplay/director)
  • The Player (1992 – screenplay, from his novel)
  • Deep Cover (1992 – co-screenplay)
  • The New Age (1994 – screenplay/director)
  • The Burning Season (1994 – co-teleplay)
  • Deep Impact (1998 – co-screenplay)
  • The Haunting (1999 – co-screenplay, uncredited)
  • Changing Lanes (2002 – co-screenplay)
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004 – co-screenplay, uncredited)
  • Nine (2009 – co-screenplay)
  • Selected books

  • The Player (1988)
  • Among the Dead (1993)
  • Under Radar' (2003)
  • The Return of the Player (2006)
  • NK3 (2017)
  • References

    Michael Tolkin Wikipedia