|Born||September 15, 1960|
Saratoga, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Writer, director, producer|
(m. 1995; div. 2011)
Edward James Solomon (born September 15, 1960) is an American writer, producer and director. He is best known for writing the screenplays to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Men in Black (1997), and Now You See Me (2013).
Life and career
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 helped create 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 (1990s), Charlie's Angels (2000s), and Now You See Me (2010s).
In March 2016 he completed production on Mosaic, a 12-hour long-form TV project for HBO in collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh, and worked on an early version of a Universal The Invisible Man remake, with Johnny Depp.
|1989||Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure||No||Yes||No|
|1991||Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey||No||Yes||Co-producer|
|Mom and Dad Save the World||No||Story||No|
|1993||Super Mario Bros.||No||Yes||No|
|1997||Men in Black||No||Yes||No|
|2000||What Planet Are You From?||No||Yes||No|
|2013||Now You See Me||No||Yes||No|
|2016||Now You See Me 2||No||Yes||Executive|
|2020||Bill & Ted Face the Music||No||Yes||Yes|
|2021||No Sudden Move||No||Yes||No|
|1989||Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure||Stupid Waiter|
|1991||Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey||"Stupid" Seance Member|
|1992||Leaving Normal||Jerk in Bar||As Edward Solomon|
|Mom and Dad Save the World||Destroyer #13|
|2010||Barry Munday||Doctor #2|
|2020||Bill & Ted Face the Music||Demon|
|1987||Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise||Soundtrack||Lyrics: "No on Fifteen"|
|2000||The Prime Gig||Special thanks|
|2005||Paradise Now||Special thanks|
|1982–1983||Laverne & Shirley||No||Yes||No||3 episodes|
|1986–1989||It's Garry Shandling's Show||No||Yes||No||8 episodes;|
Also script consultant
|1990||The Dave Thomas Comedy Show||No||Yes||No|
|1999||The Unbelievables||Yes||Yes||Yes||Television pilot|
- 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, Borys (February 9, 2016). "Johnny Depp to Star in Universal's "Invisible Man" Reboot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- Cate, Hans ten (February 12, 1997). "NEWS 1997_02_12 – John Cleese Shoots Daughter Cynthia". Daily Llama. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
- "THE SOCIAL SCENE – A Cleese Wedding Held Away From the 'Fawlty' Line / British comedian's daughter marries in the Napa Valley". SFGate. September 18, 1995. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
- "Screenwriter Ed Solomon's Excellent Adventure". Jewish Journal. March 14, 2018.