Benjamin Button Writer Sues Over Madoff Losses

'I'm a sucker,' says Roth
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 28, 2008 8:53 AM CST
In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Brad Pitt is shown in a scene from, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."   (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Merrick Morton)
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(Newser) – The screenwriter who penned The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is suing his investment manager for losing his life savings in the Bernard Madoff fiasco, reports the New York Post. "I'm the biggest sucker that ever walked the face of the earth," said Eric Roth, 65, who also wrote the screenplay for Forrest Gump, among other popular films. The suit charges that his investment manager collected "enormous" fees and failed to safeguard Roth's money.