Leslie Dixon

Producer, Screenwriter
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 ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (14)

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Writer

Limitless 2011 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Hairspray 2007 (Movie)

(rewrite) (Screenplay)

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Just Like Heaven 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Freaky Friday 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pay It Forward 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

That Old Feeling 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Look Who's Talking Now 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Loverboy 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Outrageous Fortune 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Overboard 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (8)

Limitless 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Producer

Gone Girl 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Limitless 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Next Best Thing 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

That Old Feeling 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Look Who's Talking Now 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Madhouse 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Loverboy 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Tom Ropelewski

Husband

Thomas Ropelewski

Son
born January 16, 1996

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