Becky Johnston

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Becky Johnston (born in South Haven, Michigan) is an American screenwriter. She attended the South Haven Public schools but graduated from the Interlochen Fine Arts High School in 1973.[citation needed]


She wrote the screenplays for Under the Cherry Moon, The Prince of Tides (with Pat Conroy),[1] Seven Years in Tibet,[2] Arthur Newman, and as yet unfilmed sequel to Salt.[3] She lived in the Los Altos Apartments in Los Angeles while working on Under the Cherry Moon and The Prince of Tides.[4]

She also appeared in the Jean-Michel Basquiat documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010), directed by Tamra Davis.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The Prince of Tides was nominated for an Academy Award and WGA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and Under the Cherry Moon received a Razzie nomination for Worst Screenplay.


  1. ^ O'Neill, Molly (December 22, 1991). "FILM; Pat Conroy's Tale: Of Time and 'Tides'". New York Times. 
  2. ^ Travers, Peter (October 8, 1997). "Seven Years in Tibet (Review)". Rolling Stone. 
  3. ^ Kit, Borys (10 December 2012). "Screenwriter for Arthur Newman (film) 2012". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  4. ^ McKenna, Kristine (Apr 28, 2005). "Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain". LA Weekly. 
  5. ^ Maneker, Marion (December 8, 2009). "Who Owns Basquiat's Legend?". Art Market Monitor. 

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