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James V. Hart

Highest Rated: 73% Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

Lowest Rated: 24% Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

Birthday: Jan 22, 1947

Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

American producer of independent low-budget features turned screenwriter of Hollywood blockbusters. After working on the fringes of the industry for some years and then surviving the frustrations of one development deal after another, James V. Hart finally burst upon the scene with two back-to-back screenplays for two titans of contemporary American filmmaking--Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. With the one-two punch of "Hook" (1991) and "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), he was catapulted to the A-list of Hollywood screenwriters. Hart points to his family as "The Story Department"; his young son gave him the idea for the central conceit of "Hook": "What if Peter Pan grew up?" He followed as one of the contributors of "Muppet Treasure Island" (1996) and with Michael Goldenberg adapted Carl Sagan's sci-fi novel "Contact" (1997).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
65% 65% Epic Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$107.5M 2013
55% 54% The Last Mimzy Writer $21.5M 2007
37% 82% August Rush Writer $31.7M 2007
38% 53% Sahara Screenwriter $68.6M 2005
24% 44% Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Writer (Story) $65.7M 2003
60% 70% Tuck Everlasting Screenwriter $19.2M 2002
66% 78% Contact Writer $100.9M 1997
73% 77% Muppet Treasure Island Screenwriter $34.3M 1996
38% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Producer $22M 1994
72% 79% Bram Stoker's Dracula Screenwriter $82M 1992
29% 76% Hook Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$116.3M 1991

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Executive Producer,
Writer
2001

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