Edward James Solomon|
September 15, 1960
Saratoga, California, U.S.
|Residence||Santa Monica, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Writer, director, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Cynthia Cleese (1995–2011)|
Solomon began his career in college as a joke writer, stand up comedian, and playwright and, while still in college, was a staff writer for Laverne & Shirley — making him (at the time) the youngest member of the Writers Guild of America. He then spent three years writing the cult Showtime TV series, It's Garry Shandling's Show, and has created critically acclaimed hit franchise films in each of the past four decades, including Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (with Chris Matheson) (the 1980s), Men in Black (90s), Charlie's Angels (00s) and X-Men (uncredited - 2000s) and Now You See Me (’10s).
In March 2016 he completed production on Mosaic, a 12-hour long-form TV project for HBO in collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh, and is currently working on The Invisible Man for Universal Studios and Johnny Depp.
The villain De Nomolos in Bill and Ted is Ed Solomon spelled backwards.
- Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (with Chris Matheson) (1989)
- The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (1990) (TV)
- Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (with Chris Matheson) (1991)
- Leaving Normal (1992) (Writer)
- Mom and Dad Save the World (with Chris Matheson) (1992)
- Super Mario Bros. (with Parker Bennett and Terry Runte) (1993)
- Men in Black (1997)
- Charlie's Angels (with John August) (1999)
- What Planet Are You From? (with Garry Shandling, Michael Leeson and Peter Tolan) (2000)
- Levity (2003) (Director/Writer)
- The In-Laws (with Andrew Fleming and Nat Mauldin) (2003) (uncredited)
- Imagine That (with Chris Matheson) (2009)
- Now You See Me (with Boaz Yakin) (2013)
- Now You See Me 2 (2016)
- Mosaic (2017/2018)
- Bill & Ted Face the Music (TBA)
- Jagernauth, Kevin (September 24, 2015). "Steven Soderbergh To Direct 'Mosaic' Film For HBO With Garrett Hedlund And Sharon Stone". Indiewire. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- Kit, by Borys (February 9, 2016). "Johnny Depp to Star in Universal's "Invisible Man" Reboot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- Washington Post review, July 26, 1991. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
- Baker, Calvin (3 February 1997). "Going Her Way". People Magazine. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
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