Kaufman won his first Oscar for best original screenplay and third BAFTA for the film together with Gondry and French artist Pierre Bismuth which centered around a man enlisting the services of a doctor to erase the memories of a failed relationship from his brain. com that Kaufman "avoids talking personally". His writing works includes critically acclaimed films Being John Malkovich Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Charles Stuart "Charlie" Kaufman (born November 19 1958) is an American screenwriter producer director and lyricist. He made his directing debut in 2008 with Synecdoche New York which was met with positive reception as well; famous film critic Roger Ebert called it "the best movie of the decade" in 2009. He also won two BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplays one BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a Saturn Award for Best Writing.