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, 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.
Honors and awards
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.
For Better or Worse
Speed 2: Cruise Control
co-wrote with Randall McCormick and Jan de Bont
Rush Hour 2
Catch Me If You Can
co-wrote with Sacha Gervasi and Andrew Niccol
The Last Shot
Rush Hour 3
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
co-wrote with David Koepp and George Lucas
New York, I Love You
Segment #5 (Brett Ratner)
co-wrote with Ted Griffin, Bill Collage and Adam Cooper