Jeremy Leven

Screenwriter, Clinical psychologist, Director
Psychologist, novelist and Harvard professor turned director of Hollywood films with his directorial debut, the romantic fantasy "Don Juan DeMarco" (1995). Leven began his entertainment career in Boston during the late ... Read more »
Born: 08/15/1941 in South Bend, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Writer (15)

Girl on a Bicycle 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wer's glaubt wird selig 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

(Story By)

My Sister's Keeper 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Time Traveler's Wife 2009 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Alex & Emma 2003 (Movie)

(Story By)

Alex & Emma 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Crazy As Hell 2002 (Movie)

(from novel: SATAN: HIS PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CURE BY THE UNFORTUNATE DR. KASSLER) (Source Material)

Crazy As Hell 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Preacher's Wife 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Don Juan Demarco 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Playing for Keeps 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Creator 1985 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Creator 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (2)

Girl on a Bicycle 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Don Juan Demarco 1995 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Alex & Emma 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Psychologist, novelist and Harvard professor turned director of Hollywood films with his directorial debut, the romantic fantasy "Don Juan DeMarco" (1995). Leven began his entertainment career in Boston during the late 1960s founding the political revue group The Proposition, which helped launch the careers of "SNL" alum Jane Curtin and "The Love Boat"'s Fred Grandy. Leven went on to graduate work to train for the heady world of psychotherapy where he remained until 1985 when his first novel, "The Creator" was made into a feature starring Peter O'Toole. This also marked Leven's debut as a screenwriter. He fared less well with "Playing for Keeps" (1986), the dubious directorial debut of Miramax studio heads Bob and Harvey Weinstein. While the story of a boy who turns a dilapidated mansion into a rock 'n' roll hotel may have seemed compelling on paper, the finished product failed to make a dent at the box office.

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut
Enrolled at the Yale School of Medicine

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts

St. John's College

Annapolis , Maryland

Milestones

2009

Re-teamed with director Nick Cassavetes to adapt "My Sister's Keeper" from the Jodi Picoult novel

2009

Adapted the best-selling novel "The Time Traveler's Wife" into a feature film, starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams

2004

Adapted the Nicholas Sparks novel "The Notebook" into a feature film; directed by Nick Cassavetes

2003

Produced first feature, "Alex & Emma"; also scripted

2002

Adapted his second book into a feature film, "Crazy as Hell"

2000

Penned the feature adaptation of "The Legend of Bagger Vance"; directed by Robert Redford and starring Will Smith

1994

Directed first film, "Don Juan DeMarco"; also wrote screenplay

1986

Co-scripted with Harvey and Bob Weinstein, "Playing for Keeps"; first film directed by the Weinstein brothers

1985

First produced screenplay, "Creator"; based on his novel of the same name

1982

Published second novel, Satan, His Psychotherapy and Cure by the Unfortunate Dr. Kassler, J.S.P.S.

1980

Published first novel, Creator

1968

Founded a satirical revue called The Proposition, which ran in Cambridge, MA and Off-Broadway

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