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Edward James Solomon
September 15, 1960
Saratoga, California, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Screenwriter, director, producer|
(m. 1995; div. 2011)
Edward James Solomon (born September 15, 1960) is an American filmmaker. He is best known for writing the screenplays to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Men in Black (1997), and Now You See Me (2013).
Solomon began his career in college as a joke writer, stand up comedian, and playwright. While still in college, he was a staff writer for Laverne & Shirley – making him (at the time) the youngest member of the Writers Guild of America. He then spent three years writing the cult Showtime TV series, It's Garry Shandling's Show, before venturing into feature films in the 1980s. He helped create and co-write the critically acclaimed comedies Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (with Chris Matheson). Solomon also worked on a number of hit franchise films, including Men in Black, Charlie's Angels, and then writing the Now You See Me films.
Solomon worked on an early version of a Universal The Invisible Man remake, with Johnny Depp. In March 2016 he completed production on Mosaic, a 12-hour long-form TV project for HBO in collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh,. This production would mark the first in a series of collaborations with Soderbergh, including the neo-noir film No Sudden Move in 2021, and more recently, the crime series Full Circle, which premiered July 13, 2023.
|1989||Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure||Yes||No||Stephen Herek|
|1991||Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey||Yes||Co-producer||Peter Hewitt|
|1992||Leaving Normal||Yes||Associate||Edward Zwick|
|Mom and Dad Save the World||Story||No||Greg Beeman|
|1993||Super Mario Bros.||Yes||No||Rocky Morton|
|1997||Men in Black||Yes||No||Barry Sonnenfeld|
|2000||What Planet Are You From?||Yes||No||Mike Nichols|
|2003||The In-Laws||Yes||No||Andrew Fleming|
|2009||Imagine That||Yes||Yes||Karey Kirkpatrick|
|2013||Now You See Me||Yes||No||Louis Leterrier|
|2016||Now You See Me 2||Yes||Executive||Jon M. Chu|
|2020||Bill & Ted Face the Music||Yes||Yes||Dean Parisot|
|2021||No Sudden Move||Yes||No||Steven Soderbergh|
|1989||Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure||Stupid Waiter|
|1991||Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey||"Stupid" Seance Member|
|1992||Leaving Normal||Jerk in Bar||As Edward Solomon|
|Mom and Dad Save the World||Destroyer #13|
|2010||Barry Munday||Doctor #2|
|2020||Bill & Ted Face the Music||Stupid Demon|
|1987||Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise||Soundtrack||Lyrics: "No on Fifteen"|
|2000||The Prime Gig||Special thanks|
|2005||Paradise Now||Special thanks|
|1982–1983||Laverne & Shirley||No||Yes||No||3 episodes|
|1986–1989||It's Garry Shandling's Show||No||Yes||No||8 episodes;|
Also script consultant
|1990||The Dave Thomas Comedy Show||No||Yes||No|
|1999||The Unbelievables||Yes||Yes||Yes||Television pilot|
- Kit, Borys (February 9, 2016). "Johnny Depp to Star in Universal's "Invisible Man" Reboot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- Jagernauth, Kevin (September 24, 2015). "Steven Soderbergh To Direct 'Mosaic' Film For HBO With Garrett Hedlund And Sharon Stone". Indiewire. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- Otterson, Joe (June 17, 2021). "Steven Soderbergh, Ed Solomon Re-Team for HBO Max Limited Series 'Full Circle' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
- Cate, Hans ten (February 12, 1997). "NEWS 1997_02_12 – John Cleese Shoots Daughter Cynthia". Daily Llama. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
- "THE SOCIAL SCENE – A Cleese Wedding Held Away From the 'Fawlty' Line / British comedian's daughter marries in the Napa Valley". SFGate. September 18, 1995. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
- "Screenwriter Ed Solomon's Excellent Adventure". Jewish Journal. March 14, 2018.