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Jonathan Hensleigh


One of the most prolific screenwriters in the action/adventure genre, Jonathan started his career writing episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Armageddon Writer
(1998)
The Punisher Writer
(2004)
The Ice Road Writer
(2021)
The Saint Writer
(1997)

Filmography

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 2021 The Ice Road
 2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (based on the film "Jumanji" screenplay by)
 2011 Kill the Irishman (screenplay)
 2007 Welcome to the Jungle (Video)
 2007 Next (screenplay)
 2004 The Punisher (Video Game) (based on the film written by - uncredited)
 2004 The Punisher (written by)
 2000 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance (Video) (screenplay - segment "Benares")
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception (Video) (screenplay - segment "Verdun")
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil (Video) (written by - segment "Transylvania")
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell (Video) (screenplay - segments "Somme", "Germany")
 1995-1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Masks of Evil (1999)
- Trenches of Hell (1999)
 1998 Armageddon (screenplay) / (story)
 1997 The Saint (screenplay) / (story)
 1996 VeggieTales Classics! (TV Series) (written by: Liam the Doctor segments - 1 episode)
- The Toy That Saved Christmas! (1996) ... (written by: Liam the Doctor segments)
 1995 Jumanji (screenplay by)
 1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance (written by)
 1992-1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (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)
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Other Works:

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

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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Gale Anne Hurd  (1 child) | See more »
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Stated in an interview that he no longer attempt to do another film based on a comic book after the experience with The Punisher (2004). He felt he can never please either fans of "The Punisher", who some of them thought the movie was too light, or critics who thought the movie was too dark and too violent. See more »

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