Jonathan Blair Hensleigh (born February 13, 1959) is an American screenwriter and film director, working primarily in the action-adventure genre, best known for writing films such as Jumanji, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Armageddon, as well as making his own directorial debut with the 2004 comic book action film The Punisher.
Hensleigh graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1981 with a degree in history. He attended the University of Virginia School of Law, received his J.D. from Tulane University Law School, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1985. Before moving into writing, he worked as an attorney for several years.At the age of 31 Hensleigh began writing scripts and screen plays. He had previously written a novel and a three-act stage play but did not go to film school.
Movies & TV shows
Kill the Irishman
In the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs exploded in the heart of Cleveland, while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian Mafia. The story of a man who rose from a tough Cl...
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh
After ditching his law career, Jonathan Hensleigh (Die Hard: with a Vengeance, Armageddon) went on to become a widely respected and successful action-adventure screenwriter. In this candid interview, ...
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance
The family is in India. Young Indy befriends a young boy named Jiddu Krishnamurti who is presented by the society to be the next world teacher. While father talks to a Chinese translator, mother Jones...
Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government ...
Welcome to the Jungle
The heir to the Rockefeller fortune, Michael Rockefeller, went missing in 1961.
Gone in Sixty Seconds
Randall "Memphis" Raines was told that he had to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother's life. From countless car chases to relentless cops, the high-octane excitement builds as Randall tries...
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell
August 1917. Indiana Jones fought in the Great War. The commanding officers of the 9th Belgian Infantry were killed in the line of duty. They were sent to the Battle of the Somme by the French 14th Co...
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception
In 1916, Indiana Jones was stationed at Verdun. His friend is still in the trenches, and they both get more depressed about the war each day. On account of his gift for languages, Indy was chosen to s...
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil
During the First World War, Indy was brought to Istanbul. Exploring the city's dark and dangerous streets, he is thrust into a web of betrayal and murder when he discovers a vile Turkish plot to assas...
When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA's Dan Truman decides the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and explode a nuclear bomb. If he can bring his own hotshot crew with h...
Simon Templar is a thief for hire and his latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor who is trying to topple the Russian government as well as the woman who...
The government wants trouble when it puts criminal eggs in a basket. Before you can say "Pass the barf bag", the crooks control the plane. A man who would rather be with his family is watching his eve...
FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed was sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy. Francis X is the son of Francis. Hummel had chemical weapons in San Francisco. A group of people ...
Die Hard: With a Vengeance
In the third part of this action-packed series, a New York detective is teaming with a civilian to prevent the loss of innocent lives. When a genius named Simon engages McClane, his new partner, and h...
When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they inadvertently invite an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years into their livi...
A Far Off Place
When two strangers embark on a journey across the African desert, they must find courage and strength, and they must befriend a native bushman who will help them reach their destination. The trio are ...
1 TV show
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 4, 1992, to July 24, 1993. Filming took place in various locations around Wilmington, North Carolina an...