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Also Known As: Jonathan Charles Turteltaub Died:
Born: August 8, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: director, screenwriter

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After completing studies at Wesleyan University and a master's degree from the USC film school, Turteltaub, son of veteran TV writer-producer Saul Turteltaub, gained some experience on the small screen. He worked on several ABC specials and pilots and was involved briefly with the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Salute Your Shorts". In 1990 Turteltaub made his feature writing and directorial debut, "Think Big", and followed up with another minor action comedy, "Driving Me Crazy" (1991), which he also co-wrote.

After completing studies at Wesleyan University and a master's degree from the USC film school, Turteltaub, son of veteran TV writer-producer Saul Turteltaub, gained some experience on the small screen. He worked on several ABC specials and pilots and was involved briefly with the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Salute Your Shorts". In 1990 Turteltaub made his feature writing and directorial debut, "Think Big", and followed up with another minor action comedy, "Driving Me Crazy" (1991), which he also co-wrote.

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  Last Vegas (2013)
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  National Treasure (2004) Director
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  Disney's The Kid (2000) Director
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  Instinct (1999) Director
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  Phenomenon (1996) Director
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  While You Were Sleeping (1995) Director
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  Cool Runnings (1993) Director
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  3 Ninjas (1992) Director

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Working on various TV specials and the Nickelodeon comedy series, "Salute Your Shorts"
1990:
Feature directorial and screenwriting debut, "Think Big"
1992:
Directed financially-successful, "3 Ninjas"
1993:
Helmed breakthrough film, "Cool Runnings"
1995:
Directed hit romantic comedy, "While You Were Sleeping"
1996:
Helmed the John Travolta vehicle "Phenomenon"
1997:
Served as executive producer of "RocketMan"
1998:
TV directorial debut, episode seven of the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"
1999:
Directed Anthony Hopkins in "Instinct"
2000:
Helmed Bruce Willis in the comedy "Disney's The Kid"
2004:
Directed Nicolas Cage and Harvey Keitel in "National Treasure"
2006:
Directed the first two episodes of the CBS series, "Jericho"
2007:
Returned to helm "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" the sequel to the 2004 hit
2010:
Directed the action adventure film "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," starring Nicolas Cage as a master magician who recruits a seemingly everyday guy (played by Jay Baruchel) in his mission to save New York City from his arch-nemesis (Alfred Molina)
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -
Beverly Hills High School: Beverly Hills , California - 1981
Wesleyan University: Middletown , Connecticut - 1985
Wesleyan University: Middletown , Connecticut - 1985

Notes

"When I first met him he reminded me of a the young Rob Reiner, whom I had worked with on 'The Sure Thing,' the first movie I produced. I found Jon to be a very intelligent, very funny and very sensitive guy." --Roger Birnbaum, producer "While You Were Sleeping"

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father:
Saul Turteltaub. TV producer, writer. Began writer for TV in the early 1960s and later produced TV series including "That Girl", "The New Dick Van Dyke Show", "Sanford and Son", "What's Happening!", "Kate and Allie" and "Baby Talk".

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