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Jonathan Hensleigh


One of the most prolific screenwriters in the action/adventure genre, Jonathan started his career writing episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992) for George Lucas and ABC. He wrote Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), re-conceived from his original spec script "Simon Says". He followed that with Jumanji (1995). His script for the The ... See full bio »

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Armageddon
Armageddon Writer
(1998)
Jumanji
Jumanji Writer
(1995)
The Punisher
The Punisher Writer
(2004)

Filmography

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 2011 Kill the Irishman (screenplay)
 2007 Welcome to the Jungle (Video)
 2007 Next (screenplay)
 2004 The Punisher (written by)
 2004 The Punisher (Video Game) (based on the film written by - uncredited)
 2002 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell (Video) (screenplay - segments "Somme", "Germany")
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil (Video) (written by - segment "Transylvania")
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception (Video) (screenplay - segment "Verdun")
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance (Video) (screenplay - segment "Benares")
 1998 Armageddon (screenplay) / (story)
 1997 The Saint (screenplay) / (story)
 1995 Jumanji (screenplay)
 1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance (written by)
 1992-1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Transylvania, January 1918 (1993) ... (writer)
- Benares, January 1910 (1993) ... (writer)
- Germany, Mid-August 1916 (1992) ... (writer)
- Somme, Early August 1916 (1992) ... (writer)
- Verdun, September 1916 (1992) ... (writer)
 1993 A Far Off Place (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Did uncredited rewrites on The Rock (1996), Con Air (1997), and Gone in Sixty Seconds 2000).

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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Was originally slated to direct a sequel of The Punisher (2004) with Thomas Jane returning as Frank Castle/The Punisher. However, due to creative differences and budget cuts made by Lionsgate, Hensleigh left the project which Thomas Jane who leave later on for the same reason. Lionsgate then replace Hensleigh with director Lexi Alexander and decided to reboot the film into Punisher: War Zone (... See more »

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Aquarius

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