Mindhole Blowers: 15 Notable Writers, Actors, and Directors and Their Uncredited Rewrites
Uncredited rewrites are not, by their nature, supposed to be advertised, hence the “uncredited.” Many, many screenplays are script doctored, but more often than not, we never know about them. However, here are a list of notable people and the screenplays they have allegedly screen doctored. Many of these writers — for instance, John August — have script doctored many other films, though we don’t know which ones.
Joss Whedon — Speed (1994) (including most of the dialogue), The Quick and the Dead (1995), Waterworld (1995), Twister (1996), and X-Men (2000).
Quentin Tarantino — It’s Pat (1994) and Crimson Tide (1995)
John Sayles: Apollo 13 (1995), The Mummy (1999), Mimic (1997)
Aaron Sorkin: Schindler’s List (1993), The Rock (1996), Excess Baggage (1997), and Enemy of the State (1998).
Carrie Fisher: Hook (1991), Sister Act (1992), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), Last Action Hero (1993), The River Wild (1994), and The Wedding Singer (1998).
Tom Stoppard: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).
Robert Towne: Bonnie and Clyde (1967), The Godfather (1972), and Armageddon (1998).
Jason Reitman: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
Kevin Smith: Overnight Delivery (2008) and Coyote Ugly (2000)
John August: Blue Streak (1999) and Iron Man (2008)
Kenneth Lonergan: Fool’s Gold (2008)
The Coen Brothers: Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Ed Norton: Friday (2002)
David S. Goyer: Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Ken Levine (From “Cheers”): Mannequin (1987), Jewel of the Nile (1985)
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