Jeff Nathanson

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Jeff Nathanson
Born Jeffrey D. Nathanson
(1965-10-12) October 12, 1965 (age 50)
Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of California, Santa Barbara
American Film Institute
Occupation Screenwriter and director
Years active 1993–present

Jeffrey D. Nathanson (born October 12, 1965) is an American screenwriter and director.

Early life and education[edit]

Nathanson was born on October 12, 1965, in Los Angeles County, California.[1][2][3][4] He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara as an English major from 1983 to 1985.[5][6] While at UC Santa Barbara, he worked on the school's newspaper, the Daily Nexus, and has stated that the courses he took at UC Santa Barbara led him to wanting to become a screenwriter.[5][7] He later enrolled in the screenwriting program at the American Film Institute for one year.[6][8]


He is best known for his work on the Rush Hour sequels, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, and The Last Shot, and has also co-written a story draft for the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with George Lucas. The screenplay for that film was written by David Koepp; it was released on May 22, 2008.

Currently, he is writing the script for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales scheduled for release in 2017.[9][10]

Honors and awards[edit]

Nathanson was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for his work on Catch Me If You Can.[11]




  1. ^ "Jeffrey D Nathanson, 12 Oct 1965". Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Gertrude Penner". Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ " biography". Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cineplex biography". Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Quiambao, Carissa (October 31, 2011). "Former Gaucho Unveils New Film". Daily Nexus (Santa Barbara, California). Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Neumer, Chris. "Jeff Nathanson Interview". Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ Quiambao, Carissa (October 27, 2011). "Renowned Director To Visit Campus". Daily Nexus (Santa Barbara, California). Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ "AFI ALUMNI". Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ Trumbore, Dave (January 11, 2013). "Disney Enlists Screenwriter Jeff Nathanson for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5". Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 11, 2013). "Disney hires writer for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’". Variety (Los Angeles). Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  11. ^ "TAKING A LOOK AT CONFIRMED PANELIST JEFF NATHANSON". Retrieved September 1, 2015. 

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