Jim Thomas (screenwriter)

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Jim Thomas
James E. Thomas

Years active1987–present

James E. Thomas is an American screenwriter based in California. With his brother John Thomas, he wrote and/or was substantially involved with the screenplays of several films - including Predator (1987), The Rescue (1988), Predator 2 (1990), Two-Fisted Tales (1992), Executive Decision (1996), Wild Wild West (1999), Mission to Mars (2000), Behind Enemy Lines (2001) and the short-lived TV series Hard Time on Planet Earth.

Early life[edit]

Born in Needles, California and raised in Bakersfield, Jim worked as lifeguard, teacher, ditch digger and carpenter, attended law school and work as a grip and soundman in low-budget features. In 1983, he had the idea that would become Predator and asked his brother for help in developing a script.[1]


  1. ^ Shapiro, Marc (December 1990). "Predator Season". Starlog (161).

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