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Menno Meyjes

Biography

Screenwriter who also, in 1986, was nominated for an Academy Honor for penning the screenplay towards the acclaimed Steven Spielberg film THE COLOUR Crimson. He pursued his innovative coursework in the Artwork Institute of California – SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. He also co-wrote the acclaimed actions film, Indiana Jones as well as the Last Crusade. He grew up in holland prior to shifting to California. Oprah Winfrey was nominated for an Academy Honor for her overall performance in his feature, THE COLOUR Purple.

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Full Name Menno Meyjes
Date Of Birth May 26, 1954
Place Of Birth Netherlands
Profession Screenwriter
Education San Francisco Art Institute
Nationality Dutch
Awards Goya Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
Nominations Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Screenplay Award
Movies Manolete, The Color Purple, Martian Child, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Dinner, Black Gold, Max, Empire of the Sun, The Siege, De Held, De Reünie, Ricochet, Twisted Obsession, Foreign Student, Lionheart, Last Battle Dreamer
Star Sign Gemini

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Close Enoughannounced
De Held2016
Murdered Memory2015
Het Diner2013
Day of the Falcon2011/IIscreenplay
Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues2009Video Game characters
A Matador's Mistress2008writer
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures2008Video Game characters
Max2002/Iwritten by
The Siege1998screenplay
Foreign Student1994written by
Ricochet1991story
Twisted Obsession1989uncredited
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade1989story
Empire of the Sun1987uncredited
Lionheart1987screenplay / story
The Color Purple1985screenplay
Amazing Stories1985TV Series teleplay - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
De Held2016
Murdered Memory2015
Het Diner2013
A Matador's Mistress2008
Martian Child2007
Max2002/I

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Foreign Student1994co-producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Color Purple1985lyrics: "Makidada"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Filmreview1992TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990GoyaGoya AwardsBest Adapted Screenplay (Mejor Guión Adaptado)El sueño del mono loco (1989)· Fernando Trueba
· Manolo Matji
1990HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)· Steven Spielberg (director)
· Jeffrey Boam (screenplay)
· George Lucas (story, characters)
· Philip Kaufman (characters)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014People's Choice AwardDenver International Film FestivalFeature FilmHet Diner (2013)
2014Audience AwardFilm by the Sea International Film FestivalBest Feature FilmHet Diner (2013)
2014The PearlFilm by the Sea International Film FestivalBest Feature FilmHet Diner (2013)
2014Audience AwardNederlands Film FestivalBest FilmHet Diner (2013)
2014Rembrandt AwardRembrandt AwardsBest Film (Beste Nederlandse Film)Het Diner (2013)
2002Grand Jury PrizeAFI FestMax (2002)
1987BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedThe Color Purple (1985)
1986OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumThe Color Purple (1985)
1986WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumThe Color Purple (1985)


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