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Overview (3)

Born in USA
Birth NameJonathan Blair Hensleigh
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 Saint (1997) was completely re-written by others. After this frustration, he enjoyed a long working friendship with producer Jerry Bruckheimer with whom he collaborated on many projects since 1996. He re-wrote the whole script for The Rock (1996) without credit, which he tried desperately to achieve via WGA arbitration.

He did uncredited re-writes on Con Air (1997) and the remake of Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) and received executive producer credits on both. Armageddon (1998), from Jonathan's original idea, was the second time Jonathan had the highest grossing film, worldwide, at the box office. The other was Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995).

Jonathan's next projects are Gemini Man (2019) for Disney and The Punisher (2004) for Artisan/Marvel, which he will also direct in late 2002.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Gale Anne Hurd (19 June 1995 - present) ( 1 child)
Eleanor A. Kaemmerer (20 August 1988 - ?)

Trivia (6)

In 1998, Jonathan was set to make his directorial debut with the Marvel Comics hero The Hulk, but plans for that project failed. His wife Gale Anne Hurd was the producer.
Stepfather of Lolita De Palma.
Is a fan of the London-based football team, Arsenal.
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.
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 (2008).
He is now filming his new movie The Punisher (2004) for Marvel which he is writing and directing and is due for release in Summer 2004. [August 2003]

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