Terry Rossio

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 ... Read more »
Born: 07/02/1960

Filmography

Writer (26)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 2017 (Movie)

(previous draft) (Screenplay)

Lovestruck: The Musical 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Writer

The Lone Ranger 2013 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Lone Ranger 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 (Movie)

(Based on characters created by) (Source Material)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 (Movie)

(Screen Story by) (Story By)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 (Movie)

(Story By)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Deja Vu 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Legend of Zorro 2005 (Movie)

(Story By)

Treasure Planet 2002 (Movie)

Animation Story By (Story By)

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Road to El Dorado 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mask of Zorro 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mask of Zorro 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Puppet Masters 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Little Monsters 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (6)

Lovestruck: The Musical 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Lone Ranger 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

G-Force 2009 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Deja Vu 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Music (1)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 (Movie)

("Hoist The Colours") (Lyrics)
Other (2)

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 (Movie)

(Consultant)

Antz 1998 (Movie)

(Creative Consultant)

Biography

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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