Arguably the greatest and most original screenwriter currently working. He's the master behind;
- Being John Malkovich
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
- Human Nature
He has had two past Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay and this year has been nominated for this third for "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," his best to date.
If Kaufman doesn't take him his Oscar, then this will be my last time watching the Academy Awards.