Ed Solomon

Screenwriter, Producer, Director
An accomplished screenwriter and producer, Ed Solomon is probably best-known for the snappy dialogue and clever stories he brought to the original feature film "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989) and the ... Read more »
Born: 09/14/1960 in Saratoga, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (15)

Now You See Me 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Imagine That 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Levity 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

(rewrite) (Screenplay)

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

What Planet Are You From? 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Men in Black 1997 (Movie)

(From Story)

Men in Black 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Super Mario Brothers 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Characters as Source Material

Leaving Normal 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mom and Dad Save the World 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (5)

Rapture-Paloooza 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Imagine That 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Levity 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Leaving Normal 1992 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Actor (4)

The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Leaving Normal 1992 (Movie)

Jerk in Bar (Actor)

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 (Movie)

"Stupid" Seance Member (Actor)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 (Movie)

Stupid Waiter (Actor)
Director (1)

Levity 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

An accomplished screenwriter and producer, Ed Solomon is probably best-known for the snappy dialogue and clever stories he brought to the original feature film "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989) and the big-screen versions of "Men in Black" (1997) and "X-Men" (2000), both blockbuster movies based on popular comic books.

Relationships

Connie Booth

Mother-In-Law

Cynthia Cleese

Wife
Married in 1995 daughter of actors John Cleese and Connie Booth

John Cleese

Father-In-Law

Olivia Solomon

Daughter

Evan Solomon

Son

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
Met future collaborator Chris Matheson

Milestones

2009

Wrote and produced the comedy film "Imagine That" with Eddie Murphy

2003

Penned the remake of "The In-Laws," starring Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks

2003

Made feature directing debut with "Levity"; also wrote and produced

2000

Co-wrote the screenplay for Shandling's big-screen bomb "What Planet Are You From"?

2000

Did uncredited work on the script for "X-Men"

2000

Co-scripted the feature film version of "Charlie's Angels"; directed by McG and co-starring Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz

1997

Penned the smash hit movie "Men in Black," based on the Malibu comic book series

1993

Wrote screenplay for "Super Mario Bros," based on the video game of the same name

1992

Scripted and co-produced the poorly received "Leaving Normal"; directed by Edward Zwick

1991

Co-wrote (with Matheson) the sequel "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey"; also acted and served as associate producer with Matheson

1989

First collaboration with Chris Matheson, co-wrote screenplay for blockbuster teen comedy "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"; also made cameo appearance as a waiter

1986

Hired as a writer on "It's Garry Shandling's Show" (Showtime) for three seasons; also served as executive story editor

Formed Infinite Monkeys, a production company; partnered with producer Edward Lynn

Wrote comic material for performers, such as Garry Shandling

Had several plays produced in and around the Los Angeles area

Joined writing staff of ABC sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" at age 21

Worked as as stand-up comedian

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