J R R Tolkien
Bio: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor born on the 3rd of January 1892 and died 2nd September 1973 at the age of 81. He is remembered for his famous works such as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion to list just a few. His works have been adapted into not just movies, but video games as well and there is rumor of a TV show to be sponsored by Amazon.
Books Adapted into Movies: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson’s take on it)
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