Screenwriter Profile: David Peoples

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David Webb Peoples is the writer behind three of my favorite films of all time: Blade Runner, 12 Monkeys, and Unforgiven. His resume is on the short side compared to some, but his scripts are absolute masterpieces. Blade Runner is considered one of the best sci-fi films of all time, and Unforgiven is at the top of most people’s lists of westerns (if you haven’t seen it or read it, I highly recommend it — it’s an excellent character study for screenwriters.)


Soldier (written by) Р1998

Twelve Monkeys (screenplay Рas David Peoples) Р1995

Hero (screenplay) / (story) Р1992

Unforgiven (written by) Р1992

Fatal Sky (screenplay Рas Anthony Able) / (story Рas Anthony Able) Р1990

The Salute of the Jugger (written by Рas David Peoples) Р1989

Leviathan (screenplay Рas David Peoples) / (story Рas David Peoples) Р1989

Ladyhawke (screenplay Рas David Peoples) Р1985

Blade Runner (screenplay Рas David Peoples) Р1982

The Day After Trinity (Documentary) Р1981


Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave. (Blade Runner)

Just because we let them smelly fools ride us like horses don’t mean we gotta let them brand us like horses. Maybe we ain’t nothin’ but whores, but we, by God, we ain’t horses. (Unforgiven)

It’s a hell of a thing, killing a man. You take away all he’s got and all he’s ever gonna have. (Unforgiven)

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