Most famous for his screenplay for On The Waterfront, he also wrote the classic Hollywood novel, What Makes Sammy Run?
Some obituaries: The Telegraph, The Guardian, Time and, by Michael Weiner in The New York Times.
Mr. Schulberg...wrote journalism, short stories, novels and biographies. He collaborated with F. Scott Fitzgerald, arrested the Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl and named names before a Communist-hunting Congressional committee. But he was best known for writing some of the most famous lines in the history of the movies.The New York Times also has a video interview with Schulberg recorded in 2006, while The LA Times has a photo gallery recalling some of the key moments in his life.
Some were delivered by Marlon Brando playing the longshoreman Terry Malloy in the 1954 film “On the Waterfront.” Malloy had lost a shot at a prizefighting title by taking a fall for easy money.
“I coulda been a contender,” Malloy tells his brother, Charley (Rod Steiger). “I coulda been somebody. Instead of a bum, which is what I am.”