Leslie Dixon

Leslie Dixon

Highest Rated: 91% Hairspray (2007)

Lowest Rated: 0% Look Who's Talking Now (1993)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Leslie Dixon, an American screenwriter and producer, is perhaps best known for the screenplay of the 1993 Oscar-winning family comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire." In the late 1980s, Dixon built a strong reputation as a comedic writer with screenplays for several humorous hits, including "Outrageous Fortune" and "Overboard" in 1997 and "Loverboy" in 1989. After working on "Mrs. Doubtfire," she wrote the screenplay for the 1999 remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair," starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. Four years later, she wrote the script for another remake: "Freaky Friday," a comedy-fantasy about a mother and daughter who switch bodies for one day. She was nominated for a Saturn Award for her work on the film, which featured megastars Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. In 2011, Dixon penned the screenplay for the Neil Burger-directed mystery-thriller "Limitless," based on Alan Glynn's 2001 novel "The Dark Fields." The film stars Bradley Cooper as a struggling writer in New York City who discovers a drug that imbues him with superhuman powers. Dixon also wrote the script for the 2011 crime-action film "Tower Heist," the story of a group of workers who fall victim to a Wall Street tycoon's Ponzi scheme and plot to rob his high-rise residence and take back their pensions. Dixon is married to Tom Ropelewski, a screenwriter, director, and producer from Massachusetts.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
23% 54% Overboard Screenwriter $50.2M 2018
87% 87% Gone Girl Executive Producer $167.8M 2014
69% 74% Limitless Screenwriter,
Producer
$79.2M 2011
91% 84% Hairspray Writer $118.8M 2007
29% 37% The Heartbreak Kid Writer $36.8M 2007
55% 75% Just Like Heaven Screenwriter $48.3M 2005
52% 58% Ice Princess Writer $24.4M 2005
88% 57% Freaky Friday Screenwriter $110.2M 2003
39% 77% Pay It Forward Screenwriter $33.5M 2000
19% 35% The Next Best Thing Producer $15M 2000
70% 77% The Thomas Crown Affair Screenwriter $69.3M 1999
43% 59% That Old Feeling Producer,
Screenwriter
$16.3M 1997
71% 77% Mrs. Doubtfire Screenwriter $219.2M 1993
0% 29% Look Who's Talking Now Screenwriter $9.4M 1993
0% 45% Madhouse Producer $20.3M 1990
45% 74% Overboard Screenwriter $23.9M 1987
50% 61% Outrageous Fortune Writer $52.8M 1987

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