Terry Rossio

Biography

Terry Rossio (born July 2, 1960) is an American screenwriter. Rossio was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating from Saddleback High School in Santa Ana, California, he went on to study at California State University, Fullerton where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications, with an emphasis in radio, television and film. He is the founder of Wordplay a.k.a. Wordplayer.com, one of the premier screenwriting sites on the Internet. Along with his writing partner Ted Elliott, Rossio has written some of the most successful American films of the past 15 years, including Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Shrek. He is the second most successful screenwriter of all time in terms of domestic box office receipts with totals at around $2.5 billion. Awards and Nominations 2001 - Nominated for Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for Shrek 2002 - Nominated for Nebula Award nomination for Best Script for Shrek 2003 - Nominated for Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2004 - Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Filmography (partial listing) 1989 Little Monsters (screenwriter) 1992 Aladdin (screenwriter) 1994 The Puppet Masters (screenwriter) 1997 Men in Black (screenwriter) (uncredited) 1998 The Mask of Zorro (screenwriter) 1998 Antz (consultant/advisor) 1998 Godzilla (original screenplay, story by) 1998 Small Soldiers (screenwriter) 2000 The Road to El Dorado (screenwriter) 2001 Shrek (co-producer/screenwriter) 2002 Treasure Planet (story by) 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (screenwriter) 2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (consultant/advisor) 2004 National Treasure (screenwriter) (uncredited) 2005 The Legend of Zorro (story by) 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (screenwriter) 2006 Déjà Vu (screenwriter/executive producer) 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (screenwriter) 2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets (story by) 2009 G-Force (associate producer/writer uncredited) 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (screenwriter/executive producer) 2013 Elixir (screenwriter) 2013 The Lone Ranger (screenwriter/executive producer)

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Birth Place

Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Birth Date

7/2/1960
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