Terry Rossio

Terry Rossio

Highest Rated: 95% Aladdin (1992)

Lowest Rated: 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Birthday: Jul 02, 1960

Birthplace: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Oscar-nominee Terry Rossio has proved to be one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters, having penned several acclaimed blockbusters with his writing partner, Ted Elliott. In 1989, the duo earned their first screenwriter credit for the monster-under-the-bed buddy-comedy "Little Monsters," which starred Fred Savage and Howie Mandel. Though the film was not hugely successful in theaters, the writing team caught the attention of Disney's animation studios and was hired to pen the Arabian Nights tale "Aladdin." Released in 1992, the film was a critically praised blockbuster, and, while Rossio and Elliott would experiment with different genres, they often returned to family-friendly adventures--with varying degrees of success. While the 2000 treasure-questing "The Road to El Dorado" was a box-office flop that received middling reviews from critics, their 2001 effort, "Shrek," the tale of an ogre with a heart of gold, was widely praised, and earned nearly $500 million in gross revenues, attracting fans young and old and winning numerous accolades, including an Oscar nod for the writers and the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. While the fractured fairy tale proved to be the start of a "Shrek" franchise, Rossio and Elliot moved on to tales of pirates with Disney's high seas adventure, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," which was so successful it led to a string of sequels, which the pair also wrote. The widely regarded screenwriters also maintain a website designed to help struggling writers: Wordplayer.com.

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Credit
29% 61% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Executive Producer $172.5M 2017
No Score Yet 70% Lovestruck: The Musical Screenwriter - 2013
30% 51% The Lone Ranger Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$89.3M 2013
33% 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$241.1M 2011
44% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Writer $309.4M 2007
53% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Writer $423.3M 2006
56% 73% Déjà Vu Writer,
Executive Producer
$64M 2006
79% 86% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Screenwriter,
Writer (Screen Story)
$305.4M 2003
88% 90% Shrek Writer $267.7M 2001
48% 66% The Road to El Dorado Writer $50.8M 2000
48% 45% Small Soldiers Writer $55.1M 1998
82% 72% The Mask of Zorro Writer $93.8M 1998
95% 92% Aladdin Writer $217M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deja Vu Screenwriter - 1985

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