Charles Randolph

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Charles Randolph
Born Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Residence New York City
Occupation Screenwriter, film, and television producer
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Mili Avital (2004–present)
Children 2

Charles Randolph is an American screenwriter and producer for film and television. Randolph has written screenplays for several films and TV movies including The Life of David Gale (2003), The Interpreter (2005), and Love & Other Drugs (2010). Randolph received the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing The Big Short in 2015.[1]

Randolph was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a cultural studies[2] and philosophy professor.[3] At age 33, Randolph spent a weekend in Los Angeles giving lectures at the University of Southern California. From a chance meeting with someone who worked for the Farrelly brothers, Randolph was inspired to attempt screenwriting.[2]

Randolph is married to Israeli actress Mili Avital, with whom he has two children. Randolph also has several nephews and nieces including L-ison Morel, Hannah Morel, Luke Morel and Natalie Morel.


Year Film Role(s)
2001 Untitled Charles Randolph Project (television film) writer and executive producer
2003 The Life of David Gale writer
2005 The Interpreter writer
2009 Tenderness producer
2010 Love & Other Drugs writer and producer
2010 The Wonderful Maladys (television pilot) writer and executive producer
2013 The Missionary (television pilot) writer and executive producer
2015 The Big Short co-writer
2016 Exposed (television film) writer and executive producer


  1. ^ "Oscar Winners 2016". Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Gavin, Rachael (18 January 2012). "Love and Other Drugs screenwriter Charles Randolph on big screen opportunities". Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Charles Randolph –Biography". IMDb. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 

External links

  • Charles Randolph on IMDb
  • Randolph on the red carpet for The Big Short Hollywood premiere, on YouTube
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