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      Leslie Dixon

      Leslie Dixon

      Highest Rated: 92% Hairspray (2007)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

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      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.

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      Credit
      24% 54% Overboard Screenwriter $50.2M 2018
      88% 87% Gone Girl Executive Producer $167.8M 2014
      68% 74% Limitless Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $79.2M 2011
      29% 37% The Heartbreak Kid Writer $36.8M 2007
      92% 84% Hairspray Writer $118.8M 2007
      54% 75% Just Like Heaven Screenwriter $48.3M 2005
      52% 58% Ice Princess Writer $24.4M 2005
      88% 57% Freaky Friday Screenwriter $110.2M 2003
      39% 77% Pay It Forward Screenwriter $33.5M 2000
      19% 35% The Next Best Thing Producer $15.0M 2000
      69% 77% The Thomas Crown Affair Screenwriter $69.3M 1999
      43% 59% That Old Feeling Producer,
      Screenwriter
      $16.3M 1997
      0% 29% Look Who's Talking Now Screenwriter $9.4M 1993
      70% 77% Mrs. Doubtfire Screenwriter $219.2M 1993
      0% 44% Madhouse Producer $20.3M 1990
      56% 61% Outrageous Fortune Writer $52.8M 1987
      46% 74% Overboard Screenwriter $23.9M 1987