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Dixon, Leslie

Works: 132 works in 534 publications in 7 languages and 19,179 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Film remakes  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Musical films  Romantic comedy films  Crime films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author, Interviewee, pmn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Leslie Dixon
Most widely held works by Leslie Dixon
Mrs. Doubtfire by Anne Fine( Visual )

70 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Hillard is no ordinary father, so when he learns his ex-wife needs a housekeeper, he applies for the job. With the perfect wig, a little makeup and a dress for all occasions, he becomes Mrs. Doubtfire, a devoted British housekeeper who is hired on the spot. Free to be the "woman" he never knew he could be, the disguised Daniel creates a whole new life with his entire family
Hairspray by John Waters( Visual )

51 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage girl simultaneously pursues stardom as a dancer on a local TV show and rallies against racial segregation in her native Baltimore
Gone Girl by David Fincher( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Afleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?"--Publisher description
Limitless by Neil Burger( Visual )

36 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A struggling writer unlocks the full potential of his brain by taking a cutting-edge pharmaceutical, only to find that his newfound abilities have made him a target for some of the most greedy and dangerous men on the planet
Freaky Friday by Mark S Waters( Visual )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother and her daughter are always fighting and screaming at each other. Each thinks that the other has it so easy. Then, thanks to a magical fortune cookie, they switch personalities and bodies and discover each other's problems and complications. And they end up gaining a little respect for each other's point of view. But they need to be changed back by Saturday, because the mother is getting married
Just like Heaven by Mark S Waters( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reese Witherspoon stars in the spirited romantic comedy Just Like Heaven. When David (Mark Ruffalo) rents his new apartment, the last thing he wants is company. Then Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon) shows up, insisting the apartment is hers ... until she disappears right before his eyes. He's convinced she's a spirit. She's convinced she's still alive. As they search for the truth of Elizabeth's past, their relationship changes from resentment to romance. Also starring Jon Heder, enjoy the delightful film that critics declare is "One of the best romantic comedies to come along in years" (JP Sarni, Sirius Satellite Radio)."--Container
The heartbreak kid by Bobby Farrelly( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie is a confirmed bachelor who is forty and owns a sporting-goods store. After watching his ex-fiancé walk down the aisle, he meets Lila who is an environmental researcher. Lila seems too good to be true. Pressured by his father and best friend, Eddie pops the question and marries Lila after only six weeks. He almost immediately discovers that his new bride is a nightmare with more baggage than he can handle. While on their honeymoon in Cabo, Eddie meets Miranda, a down-to-earth lacrosse coach who is visiting with her family. Sparks fly between Eddie and Miranda, and now he needs to break off his marriage, all while trying to keep the truth from Miranda about why he's in Cabo in the first place
Overboard( Visual )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Leonardo, a wealthy businessman, has a yachting accident and develops amnesia, an ill-treated employee exacts some revenge. Kate is a single mom who manages to convince Leonardo that she is his wife. Hilarity ensues as Leonardo must take on the task of helping Kate raise her three daughters. Will Kate's plan succeed to perfection, or will she discover that Leonardo isn't such a bad guy after all? It's classic role reversal in this remake of an iconic comedy
The Thomas Crown affair by Norman Jewison( Visual )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man
Overboard by Garry Marshall( Visual )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell make the most of every hilarious situation in this delightful riches-to-rags romance that's perfect entertainment for anyone who appreciates a great practical joke
Hairspray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1962 Baltimore, all the kids watch the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager with all the right moves, and her best friend Penny run home to watch and drool over teenage heartthrob Link Larkin. When one of the "Council Kids" goes on a leave of absence, Tracy auditions to be the replacement, is sent to detention for skipping school, and thereby meets Seaweed--who shows her how to really shake 'em down. Helped by Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, and her parents, Tracy sets out to integrate the show ... without denting her 'do!
Pay it forward by Mimi Leder( Visual )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubled by his mother's alcoholism and fears of his abusive but absent father, Trevor, is caught up by an intriguing assignment from his new social studies teacher. He has to think of something to change the world and put it into action. Trevor's idea is to pay a favor forward--repaying good deeds done to three new people. Trevor's efforts to make good on his idea bring a revolution not only in the lives of himself, his mother and his physically and emotionally scarred teacher, but in those of an ever-widening circle of people completely unknown to him
That old feeling by Dennis Farina( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wedding from hell just sparked a match made in heaven! Comedy legend Carl Reiner directs the hottest couple of the year, Bette Midler and Dennis Farina in an irresistibly funny, incurably romantic motion picture that celebrates the "lighter" side of love. Happily divorced for 14 years, Lilly and Dan still have one thing in common, they hate each other with nuclear capacity. But after a knock-down, drag-out fight at their daughter's wedding, their pent-up hostility suddenly turns to unbridled passion! Now the two unlikely lovebirds are on the run - with their frantic daughter, her new, stuffed-shirt husband and an appealing paparazzo in hot pursuit
Look who's talking now! by Tom Ropelewski( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ubriacco's adopt two dogs and find that their marriage is put to the test when Mollie loses her job and James finds one with a sexy female boss
Outrageous fortune by Arthur Hiller( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauren is refinement, regimentation and ballet slippers. Sandy is brassy, bossy and stiletto heels. They meet and find that they share a common boyfriend who conveniently disappears. When they decide to track him down, riotous comedy ensues
Overboard (1987) : shooting script by Leslie Dixon( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outrageous fortune (1987) : shooting script by Leslie Dixon( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That old feeling (1997): shooting script by Leslie Dixon( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thomas Crown affair by John McTiernan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrill-seeking billionaire Thomas Crown pulls off the ultimate heist when he steals a priceless painting from a Manhattan museum - stealing it in broad daylight. But when he finds himself up against the beautiful insurance investigator hired to retrieve the masterpiece, the two engage in the most dangerous and intoxicating game of cat-and-mouse either has ever experienced
Child of giants : my journey with Maynard Dixon and Dorothea Lange( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Rhodes Dixon is the elder son of photographer Dorothea Lange, who was responsible for some of the most unforgettable photographs of the Great Depression, and painter Maynard Dixon, the preeminent interpreter of the American Southwest and its native peoples. As a child, Daniel came to recognize their extraordinary talents, but his view of them changed dramatically during the Depression, when he and his younger brother John were placed in a series of foster homes, never knowing when they might see their parents again. While telling the story of two of this country's most original artists from a uniquely personal perspective, Child of Giants is also about gifts and curses - the story of every child who must find his own path in life from under the shadow of formidable parents
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Alternative Names
Leslie Dixon Amerikaans scenarioschrijfster

Leslie Dixon guionista estadounidense

Leslie Dixon scénariste américaine

Leslie Dixon US-amerikanische Drehbuchautorin und Filmproduzentin

Leslie Dixonová americká scenáristka

Лесли Диксон американский сценарист и продюсер

Лесли Диксън

לסלי דיקסון תסריטאית אמריקאית

لسلی دیکسون فیلمنامه‌نویس و تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

ディクソン, レスリー