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Ronald Bass

Ronald Bass was born on March 26, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ronald Jay Bass. He is a writer and producer, known for Rain Man (1988), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) and Entrapment (1999). He has been married to Christine Ann Thomas since June 3, 1978. They have two children. He was previously married to Gail V. Weinstein. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Rain Man
Rain Man Writer
(1988)
Entrapment
Entrapment Writer
(1999)
The Joy Luck Club
(1993)

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 2017 The King's Daughter (screenplay) (completed)
  Eleven Percent (screenplay) (pre-production)
 2016 Ice (TV Series) (creator)
 2014/I Before We Go (screenplay - as Ron Bass) / (story - as Ron Bass)
 2013 Space Warriors (screenplay - as Ron Bass) / (story - as Ron Bass)
 2011 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (screenplay - as Ron Bass)
 2010 Monologues Volume 1 (Short)
 2009 Amelia (written by - as Ron Bass)
 2005 Mozart and the Whale (written by - as Ron Bass)
 2005 The Lazarus Child (screenplay)
 2000 Passion of Mind (written by - as Ron Bass)
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars (screenplay - as Ron Bass)
 1999 Entrapment (screenplay - as Ron Bass) / (story - as Ron Bass)
 1999 Swing Vote (TV Movie) (written by - as Ron Bass)
 1999 Invisible Child (TV Movie) (story - as Ron Bass)
 1999 Border Line (TV Movie) (story - as Ron Bass) / (teleplay - as Ron Bass)
 1998 Stepmom (screenplay - as Ron Bass)
 1998 What Dreams May Come (screenplay - as Ron Bass)
 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back (screenplay - as Ron Bass)
 1997 My Best Friend's Wedding (written by)
  Moloney (TV Series) (creator - 21 episodes, 1996 - 1997) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- The Pleading (1997) ... (creator)
- Past Forgiveness (1997) ... (creator)
- The Ripple Effect (1997) ... (creator)
- Ball & Chain (1997) ... (creator)
- Loved and Lost (1997) ... (creator)
 1996-1997 Dangerous Minds (TV Series) (creator - 17 episodes)
- Teach, Don't Touch (1997) ... (creator)
- A Different Light (1997) ... (creator)
- Three Guns (1997) ... (creator)
- Everybody Wants It (1997) ... (creator)
- The Feminine Mystique (1997) ... (creator)
 1995 Waiting to Exhale (screenplay)
 1995 Dangerous Minds (screenplay)
 1994 Reunion (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1994 The Enemy Within (TV Movie) (teleplay - as Ron Bass)
 1994 When a Man Loves a Woman (written by)
 1993 The Joy Luck Club (screenplay)
 1991 Sleeping with the Enemy (screenplay)
 1988 Rain Man (screenplay)
 1987 Gardens of Stone (screenplay)
 1987 Black Widow (written by)
 1985 Code Name: Emerald (novel "The Emerald Illusion") / (screenplay)
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Was one of several screenwriters working on the action thriller script "Tears of the Sun" at Fox. The script had been in development since the early '90's. However by 1996, it was being developed as "Die Hard 4", with hopes of a summer 1998 release. Eventually Fox cancelled the plans and moved on with another story. See more »

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Did a set of early revisions to the script for The Lion King (1994) with screenwriter T.J. Allen in 1990. Bass was one of dozens of screenwriters to work on the script over the course of development, but did not receive any credit and it is uncertain if any of his work made it on the screen. He was hired to help T.J. Allen punch up Allen's original draft. See more »

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