Jeb Stuart (writer)
January 21, 1956|
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Stuart's first screenplay was that of the 1988 action film Die Hard, which he co-wrote with Steven E. de Souza. Adapted from the Roderick Thorp novel Nothing Lasts Forever, the film was a massive financial and critical success, spawning a four sequels and being considered one of the greatest and most influential action films of all time. He helped pen the science-fiction horror movie Leviathan and the Sylvester Stallone prison thriller Lock Up.
Stuart was heavily involved in the writing of The Fugitive (1993), reworking David Twohy's original draft while on set and working with director Andrew Davis and stars Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. He and an early draft of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, entitled Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men from Mars, in 1995. In 1997, he made his directorial debut with Switchback, a thriller starring Dennis Quaid and Danny Glover. The film's negative critical reception led to Stuart semi-retiring from filmmaking for over a decade, before returning by writing, producing, and directing Blood Done Sign My Name, adapted from the autobiography of author and historian Timothy Tyson.
Steven E. de Souza
David Webb Peoples
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Awards and nominations
- 1988 Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Motion Picture: Die Hard (with Steven E. de Souza)
- 1993 Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Motion Picture: The Fugitive (with David Twohy)
- 1993 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: The Fugitive (with David Twohy)
- "Jeb Stuart". The New York Times.
- Caryn James (1988). "Die Hard". The New York Times.
- "Guest Blog: Jeb Stuart - Austin Film Festival". Austin Film Festival. 2015-12-09. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
- "Ode to Joy: Why Die Hard Is Still the Best Action Movie of the Modern Era". Pajiba. 2013-07-16. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
- "10 Reasons Why Die Hard Is the Best Action Movie Ever Made". IFC. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
- Breihan, Tom. "Die Hard humanized (and perfected) the action movie". Film. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
- George, Kat. "15 Reasons 'Die Hard' Is The Greatest Movie Of All Time (No, Shut Up, It Actually Is)". Retrieved 2017-09-02.
- "Exclusive Interview: Andrew Davis on The Fugitive 20th Anniversary". CraveOnline. 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
- Scott Chitwood (February 29, 2000). "Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men from Mars". IGN.
- "Episode 74: A Conversation With 'Die Hard' Scribe Jeb Stuart". Writer's Bone. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
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