Thomas H. Schulman (born October 20, 1950 in Nashville) is an American screenwriter best known for his screenplay Dead Poets Society which won the Best Screenplay Academy Award for 1989.

Other scripts include Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Welcome to Mooseport, What About Bob?, 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag and Medicine Man.

In 2009, Schulman was elected vice president of the Writers Guild of America, West.

Tom Schulman lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife Miriam and children Peter and Dolf.


Tom Schulman Poems

Tom Schulman Quotes

In keeping with the spirit of passionate experimentation of the Dead Poets, I'm giving up the name Charles Dalton. From now on call me Nuwanda.
Tom Schulman, U.S. screenwriter. Charles Dalton (Gale Hansen), Dead Poets Society, at a meeting of the Dead Poets Society (1989).
I was the intellectual equivalent of a 98-pound weakling. I would go to the beach and people would kick copies of Byron in my face.
Tom Schulman, U.S. screenwriter. Keating (Robin Williams), Dead Poets Society (1989).
Let me dispel a few rumors so they don't fester into facts.
Tom Schulman, U.S. screenwriter. Keating (Robin Williams), Dead Poets Society, addressing his students on the first day of class (1989).

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