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Robert Nelson Jacobs



A screenwriter with an interestingly diverse group of credits to his name, Robert Nelson-Jacobs' maiden voyage into cinema was penning the Walter Matthau/Jack Lemmon grumpy old maritime comedy Out to Sea (1997). It was three years later, however, when Nelson-Jacobs began to find his stride. In 2000, with his screenplays for both Disney's highly anticipated CGI opus Dinosaur and for Chocolat -- director Lasse Hallstrom's follow-up to his widely praised The Cider House Rules (1999) -- Nelson-Jacobs began to gain greater recognition and continued to refine his uniquely humanistic style. Noted for its ironically anti-Darwinist story line, Dinosaur was treated gently by critics and warmly received by audiences, though it was Nelson-Jacob's adaptation of Joanne Harris' novel Chocolat that would captivate audiences and critics alike, earning him an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2000 Academy Awards.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
28% Extraordinary Measures
  • Screenwriter
2010
74% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
  • Screenwriter
2007
55% The Shipping News
  • Screenwriter
2001
63% Chocolat
  • Screenwriter
2000
65% Dinosaur
  • Screenwriter
2000
38% Out to Sea
  • Screenwriter
1997
64% Shag
  • Jack Stroos
1989
89% South Pacific
  • Communications Man
1958

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Waiter

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