Ponyo's English Dub Writer Melissa Mathison Passes Away

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Screenwriter's E.T. script was nominated for Oscar in 1983

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Melissa Mathison passed away on Wednesday. She was 65.

Her screenplay for the 1982 Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was nominated for Best Original Screenplay in the 55th Academy Awards in 1983. She wrote the English script for the 2008 Hayao Miyazaki anime film Ponyo, and was also credited as a "storyline consultant." Her other screenwriting credits include the scripts for Son of the Morning Star, The Escape Artist, The Black Stallion, The Indian in the Cupboard, and the upcoming 2016 Steven Spielberg feature The BFG.

She is survived by her son Malcolm Carswell Ford, a musician who was born in 1987, and her daughter Georgia Ford, an actress who was born in 1990.

She was married to Hollywood actor Harrison Ford from 1983 to 2004.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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