STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,516 this week

Jonathan Hensleigh


One of the most prolific screenwriters in the action/adventure genre, Jonathan started his career writing episodes of Young Indiana Jones (1992) for George Lucas and ABC. He wrote Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), re-conceived from his original spec script "Simon Says". He followed that with Jumanji (1995). His script for the The Saint (1997) was ... See full bio »

Born:

in USA

Movie Fun for the Entire Family

Back to the Future

Here are some titles to stream this holiday season — a mix of classics and recent favorites to enjoy with loved ones of any age.

See the list

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 people
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 45 people
created 16 Mar 2015
 
a list of 35 people
created 07 Apr 2015
 
list image
a list of 31 people
created 19 Jul 2015
 
a list of 22 people
created 11 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jonathan Hensleigh's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Armageddon
Armageddon Writer
(1998)
Jumanji
Jumanji Writer
(1995)
The Saint
The Saint Writer
(1997)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (14 credits)
 2011 Kill the Irishman (screenplay)
 2007 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception (Video) (screenplay - segment "Verdun")
 2007 Welcome to the Jungle (Video)
 2007 Next (screenplay)
 2004 The Punisher (written by)
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell (Video) (screenplay - segments "Somme", "Germany")
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil (Video) (written by - segment "Transylvania")
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance (Video) (screenplay - segment "Benares")
 1998 Armageddon (screenplay) / (story)
 1997 The Saint (screenplay) / (story)
 1995 Jumanji (screenplay)
 1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance (written by)
 1992-1993 Young Indiana Jones (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Transylvania, January 1918 (1993) ... (writer)
- Benares, January 1910 (1993) ... (writer)
- Germany, Mid-August 1916 (1992) ... (writer)
- Somme, Early August 1916 (1992) ... (writer)
- Verdun, September 1916 (1992) ... (writer)
 1993 A Far Off Place (screenplay)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Did uncredited rewrites on The Rock (1996), Con Air (1997), and Gone in Sixty Seconds 2000).

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

Was originally slated to direct a sequel of The Punisher (2004) with Thomas Jane returning as Frank Castle/The Punisher. However, due to creative differences and budget cuts made by Lionsgate, Hensleigh left the project which Thomas Jane who leave later on for the same reason. Lionsgate then replace Hensleigh with director Lexi Alexander and decided to reboot the film into Punisher: War Zone (... See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Howcome Jonathan credited for rewriting the whole script for The Rock!!! rchrdshelt
still no entry for 'Cannibals aka Welcome To The Jungle'? dirk-krogull
He likes Arsenal! gezquester
New Hensleigh project announced cottonmouthking
Screening for 'Welcome to the Jungle' in USA grandebird
Discuss Jonathan Hensleigh on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page