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Jeff Nathanson (born October 12, 1965) is an American screenwriter, film producer, and director. He was best known for his work on the Rush Hour sequels, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, and The Last Shot. Nathanson had also done some rewrites in his career: he co-written a story draft for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with George Lucas, though the screenplay for that film was written by David Koepp; he also did work for Men in Black 3. Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

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Not much is known of Jeff Nathanson's early life, but it is known that he graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles, before entering the American Film Institute's screenwriting program in 1989. Jeff Nathanson had worked on a variety of film and television projects. The Terminal marks his second collaboration with director Steven Spielberg, following Catch Me If You Can, for which Nathanson earned a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. His earlier film credits include the hit action comedies Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2, Speed 2: Cruise Control and Twister. He recently made his directorial debut on the crime comedy The Last Shot, which he also scripted, starring Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin and Toni Collette.

Pirates of the Caribbean[]

On January 11, 2013, it was reported that Jeff Nathanson had been brought aboard to write fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, years after it being previously reported that Pirates veteran Terry Rossio was developing a screenplay for the film. [1] Although Terry Rossio was credited alongside Jeff Nathanson for the film's story, Rossio himself confirmed he did not collaborate with Nathanson on the story, nor was he involved in some of the decisions made for the film, such as having the sons or daughters of any of the characters, the return of Will Turner, and the continuity issues presented by the Trident of Poseidon breaking all curses. [2]

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