Jeremy Leven

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Jeremy Leven
Born 1941 (age 74–75)
South Bend, Indiana
Spouse(s) Roberta Danza

Jeremy Leven (born 1941) is an American screenwriter, director, producer and novelist. Born in South Bend, Indiana, Leven lives in Woodbridge, Connecticut, Paris, and New York City.

Early life[edit]

Leven was educated at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, Harvard University, the University of Connecticut and Yale University Medical School. While at Harvard he founded a satirical revue called The Proposition that ran for ten years in Cambridge, Massachusetts and off-Broadway.


Leven's first novel, Creator, was published in 1980 and released as a film of the same title in 1985. Leven was a practicing clinical psychologist and neuroscientist, a theme incorporated in his second novel, Satan, His Psychotherapy and Cure by the Unfortunate Dr. Kassler, J.S.P.S., which was published in 1982 and filmed as Crazy as Hell in 2002.

Leven wrote and directed Don Juan DeMarco (1995), wrote and produced Alex & Emma (2003), and wrote the screenplays for The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), The Notebook (2004), My Sister's Keeper (2009), Real Steel (2011), and did uncredited writing on The Time Traveler's Wife. Recently Leven wrote and directed Girl on a Bicycle (2014).



  • Contemporary Authors, Thompson Gale, 2004

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