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Michael Ardnt is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter. He is best known for writing films such as Little Miss Sunshine, Wanted, and Toy Story 3. He wrote the script for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire along with Simon Beaufoy. He was one of three writers for Star Wars Episode VII, as well as an associate producer.

He wrote an initial draft of script for the film adaptation of the prequel novel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, [1] though was later replaced with Michael Leslie.[2]


  • He was nominated for Best Adapted screenplay for Toy Story 3. That same year, Winter's Bone was nominated, which was Jennifer Lawrence's breakout film.
  • He is the first writer in history to be nominated for Best Original and Adapted Screenplays at the Oscars.

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  1. Chitwood, Adam (April 21, 2020). ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Movie Officially in the Works; Francis Lawrence Returning to Direct. Collider. Retrieved on April 21, 2020.
  2. D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 14, 2022). ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes’: Here’s The First Round Of Tributes & Mentors. Deadline. Retrieved on June 17, 2022.