He's the one on the Left.
From the L.A. Times:
Writer Gore Vidal, 86, has diedHere is Gore Vidal talking about a few of the things Reagan hagiographers always seem to forget:
by Elaine Woo July 31, 2012, 9:02 p.m. Gore Vidal, the iconoclastic writer, savvy analyst and imperious gadfly on the national conscience, has died. He was 86.
Vidal died Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills of complications of pneumonia, said nephew Burr Steers.
Vidal was a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels, including historical works such as “Lincoln” and “Burr” and satires such as “Myra Breckinridge” and “Duluth.” He was also a prolific essayist whose pieces on politics, sexuality, religion and literature -- once described as “elegantly sustained demolition derbies” -- both delighted and inflamed and in 1993 earned him a National Book Award for his massive “United States Essays, 1952-1992.”
Here is a sample of Gore Vidal's screenwriting (video preceded by short ad):