Scott Frank

Screenwriter
When considering darkly comic noirs like "Get Shorty" (1995) and "Out of Sight" (1998), or the bleak futuristic thriller "Minority Report" (2002), one could envision a haunted, brooding writer comfortable only in a ... Read more »
Born: 03/10/1960 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA

Filmography

Writer (17)

A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wolverine 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Marley & Me 2008 (Movie)

(current draft) (Screenplay)

The Lookout 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Interpreter 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Karen Sisco 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Writer

The Flight of the Phoenix 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Minority Report 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Out of Sight 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Heaven's Prisoners 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Get Shorty 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fallen Angels 1992 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Writer

Malice 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dead Again 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Little Man Tate 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Plain Clothes 1988 (Movie)

(From Story)

Plain Clothes 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Caveman's Valentine 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Birdland 1992 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer
Director (2)

A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lookout 2007 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (2)

A Decade Under the Influence 2003 (Movie)

Interviewer (Actor)

Minority Report 2002 (Movie)

Conceited Customer (Actor)
Other (1)

Casual Sex? 1988 (Movie)

(Thanks)

Biography

When considering darkly comic noirs like "Get Shorty" (1995) and "Out of Sight" (1998), or the bleak futuristic thriller "Minority Report" (2002), one could envision a haunted, brooding writer comfortable only in a seedy dive bar. But screenwriter Scott Frank - both affable and boyish in his late 40s - has been a far cry from Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett, possessing instead the demeanor of a friendly English teacher or a kindly neighbor who loans out his snow blower with no questions asked. Frank built a reputation as one of the most reliable and highly-paid screenwriters in the business, balancing book and short story adaptations with lucrative - and occasionally uncredited - rewrite gigs. While other successful writers bemoaned their lack of respect in Hollywood, Frank flourished with sanity and optimism intact, becoming one of the few widely known successes in a profession typically hidden behind closed doors.

Relationships

Jennifer Joanou

Wife
Sister of director Phil Joanou

Phil Joanou

Brother-In-Law

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1984

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara , California 1982
Wrote first draft of "Little Man Tate" while still a student

Milestones

2008

Co-wrote the screen adaptation of "Marley & Me"

2007

First feature as a director (also scripted), "The Lookout"

2005

Penned the screenplay adaptation of Roald Dahl's book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

2005

Co-wrote the thriller, "The Interpreter" starring Nicole Kidman

2003

Tapped as consulting producer for TV pilot "Karen Sisco," based on the Jennifer Lopez character from "Out of Sight"

2003

Uncredited rewrite of the thriller "The Ring"

2002

Adapted the Philip K. Dick short story, "Minority Report" for Steven Spielberg to direct and Tom Cruise to star

1998

Wrote second film adaptation of a Leonard novel "Out of Sight"; received Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay

1996

Screenplay credit for director Phil Joanou's "Heaven's Prisoners"

1995

Adapted Elmore Leonard's novel "Get Shorty" as a feature film for director Barry Sonnenfeld

1993

Wrote the thriller "Malice" starring Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman

1991

Scripted "Dead Again," directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh

1991

Scripted Jodie Foster's directorial debut effort "Little Man Tate"

1991

Signed with Columbia to make debut as director with "The Big Wow"

1988

First produced screenplay, "Plain Clothes" (directed by Martha Coolidge)

1982

Worked for the Landsburg Company as a researcher on documentary films

Reportedly did uncredited script polish on "Saving Private Ryan"

Raised in Los Gatos, California

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with producer Scott J T Frank.

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