Eric Roth (born in New York, March 22, 1945), is an American screenwriter and producer. He became known for writing the screenplay for the award-winning Forrest Gump (1994), which brought him fame and his first Golden Globe nomination. During his career, he has written numerous hit films such as The Horse Whisperer (1998), Ali (2000), The Good Shepherd (2006), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) where he gained his second Golden Globe nomination. In recent years he has also written the screenplays of two big hits: A Star is Born (2018) and Dune (2021). For television, he is remembered for being one of the co-producers of the award-winning political drama House of Cards (2013 - 2016).