Sir Tom Stoppard is often hailed as Britain’s greatest living playwright, collecting countless awards for works exploring the philosophical thematics of life. He is, however, less well known for his contributions to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Bourne Ultimatum and 102 Dalmatians.

A new authorized biography reveals Stoppard to be one of the world’s most prolific and well-paid — if discreet — film scriptwriters.

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