Eric Warren Singer

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Warren Singer, had somewhat of a difficult path to Hollywood success. After selling his first screenplay in the late 1990s, the unproduced "The Sky Is Falling," Singer made a comfortable living churning out scripts for some of the biggest studios in Hollywood. However, it would take nearly a decade for one of his screenplays to be produced: "The International" (2009), an action thriller starring Naomi Watts and Clive Owen. Singer's next produced screenplay was David O. Russell's darkly comic "American Hustle" (2013), which earned both him and the director Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay. With the Oscar nod for "American Hustle," Singer had the odd luck of becoming one of the hottest writers in Hollywood, a full 15 years after his screenwriting career began.