|Born||Jeffrey D. Nathanson
October 12, 1965
Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of California, Santa Barbara
American Film Institute
|Occupation||Screenwriter and director|
Jeffrey D. Nathanson (born October 12, 1965) is an American screenwriter and director.
Early life and education
Nathanson was born on October 12, 1965, in Los Angeles County, California. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara as an English major from 1983 to 1985. 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. He later enrolled in the screenwriting program at the American Film Institute for one year.
He is best known for his work on the Rush Hour sequels, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, and The Last Shot. He co-wrote a story draft for the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) with George Lucas; the film was directed by Steven Spielberg. He wrote the screenplay alongside Terry Rossio for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), on which he also received a story by co-credit, and was hired to write the script for the live action Lion King for Disney that will be directed by Jon Favreau.
On October 3, 2017, it was reported that Nathanson would be penning a script for a biographical film directed by Brett Ratner based on the life of the Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who will be portrayed by Academy Award winner Jared Leto, but the biopic was put indefinitely on hold and was confirmed that Leto would not portray the Playboy founder following an emergence of sexual harassment allegations against Ratner on November 2, 2017.
Honors and awards
|1995||For Better or Worse||Writer/Executive Producer|
|1997||Speed 2: Cruise Control||Writer||Co-wrote with Randall McCormick and Jan de Bont|
|2001||Rush Hour 2||Writer|
|2002||Catch Me If You Can||Writer|
|2004||The Terminal||Writer||Co-wrote with Sacha Gervasi and Andrew Niccol|
|The Last Shot||Director/Writer|
|2007||Rush Hour 3||Writer|
|2008||Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull||Writer||Co-wrote with David Koepp and George Lucas|
|New York, I Love You||Writer||Segment #5 (Brett Ratner)|
|2011||Tower Heist||Writer||Co-wrote with Ted Griffin, Bill Collage and Adam Cooper|
|2017||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||Writer||Co-wrote story with Terry Rossio|
|2019||The Lion King||Writer|
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- "Jared Leto to star in Hugh Hefner biopic". BBC News. October 3, 2017.
- "Brett Ratner's Hugh Hefner Biopic is Dead in the Water". Screen rant. November 2, 2017.
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