William Broyles, Jr. - Details


A decorated Marine veteran, screenwriter WILLIAM BROYLES, JR. received an Academy Award nomination and Writer’s Guild Award nomination for Apollo 13, which he co-wrote with longtime friend and colleague Al Reinert. Their screenplay won the PEN Center Literary Award for best screenplay.

Broyles wrote Tim Burton’s re-invention of Planet of the Apes, which Twentieth Century Fox will release next summer. Last year, he co-wrote Entrapment, starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Broyles was founding editor of the award-winning Texas Monthly magazine, editor-in-chief for California magazine and editor-in-chief of Newsweek. He has written for numerous magazines, authored the book Brothers in Arms, and was the co-creator of the television series China Beach, which won 12 Emmys.

He currently is working on several books and screenplays.