Dalton Trumbo (Montrose, Colorado, 1905 – December 9 Los Angeles, 10 September 1976) was a novelist, screenwriter and pursued by the outspoken American film director (was one of the Hollywood ten). Be forced to testify before the House UN-American activities Committee in 1947, in search of communist elements in the film industry. As a result, had to use pseudonyms in their work. His films among Johnny got his gun and the screenplay of Spartacus.


Born in the village of Montrose, Colorado), Trumbo graduated from Grand Junction High School. Attended for two years the University of Colorado, where now the central fountain bears his name. Later, he began working for Vogue magazine. In 1937 begins in the world of cinema and in the next decade becomes one of the highest paid Hollywood thanks to films like Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944), Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945), or Kitty Foyle (1940), which was nominated for an Oscar writers best adapted screenplay.

In the field of the novel, in 1939 won the National Book Award for Johnny Got His Gun, pacifist inspiration that emerged from the impression that conveyed the image of a soldier disfigured in World War I.

With the film The brave one, who signed with the pseudonym of Robert Rich, won the Academy Award for best screenplay in 1957, but to be your real name vetoed by the industry could not pick it. Finally the award was presented on May 2, 1975.

In 1971, Dalton Trumbo directed adaptation of her Johnny Got His Gun, played by Timothy Bottoms, Diane Varsi and Jason Robards.

An of his latest film, Executive Action, based on various theories conspiradoras on the Kennedy assassination.Died of a heart at the age of 71 years attack.