Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
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Scott Alexander (born June 16, 1963, Los Angeles, California) and Larry Karaszewski (born November 20, 1961, South Bend, Indiana) are a Hollywood screenwriting team. They met at the University of Southern California where they were roommates; they graduated from the School of Cinematic Arts in 1985.
Their first success was the popular but critically derided comedy Problem Child (1990). Alexander and Karaszewski claim that their original screenplay was a sophisticated black comedy, but that the studio watered it down into an unrecognizable state.
Ed Wood led to a succession of offbeat biopics, including The People vs. Larry Flynt; Man on the Moon, about the short life of comedian Andy Kaufman; and Autofocus, chronicling the downfall and subsequent murder of Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane, which they produced. A script they penned about the life of Robert Ripley of Ripley's Believe It or Not! was at one time attached to Jim Carrey, but like their scripts about The Marx Brothers, The Village People, Sid and Marty Krofft, Margaret Keane and Rollen Stewart a.k.a. "Rainbow Man", it has yet to be produced.
In 2007, they both appeared in the documentary Dreams on Spec, a documentary film looking at the Hollywood creative process from the perspective of the writer.
- Problem Child (1990)
- Problem Child 2 (1991)
- Ed Wood (1994)
- The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
- That Darn Cat (1997)
- Man On The Moon (1999)
- Screwed (2000)
- Auto Focus (2002) (Producers only)
- Agent Cody Banks (with Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz) (2003)
- 1408 (2007)
- Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
- Big Eyes (2014)
- The Addams Family (2014)
- Notable Alumni, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Accessed March 10, 2008.