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Jon Turteltaub

Born: 8-Aug-1963
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Film Director
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: National Treasure

Jon Turteltaub is a successful director of popcorn movies, including the Jamaican bobsled comedy Cool Runnings, the romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping, and the John Travolta-gets-smart daydream Phenomenon. His most recent film was the lighthearted eye-in-the-pyramid action-adventure National Treasure. Since 1992's Three Ninjas, all of Turteltaub's films have been financed by Disney or its subsidiaries. Turteltaub has a lightly schmaltzy touch, with what one critic called "anti-panache", but given a good script he delivers the movie studios and audiences expect.

Father: Saul Turteltaub (television producer/writer)
Wife: Amy Eldon (m. 6-Jul-2006)

    High School: Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, CA
    University: BA, Wesleyan University (1985)
    University: MA, School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California (1988)

    Environmental Media Association Board of Directors
    Individuals Dedicated to Ethics and Science PAC
    Obama for America

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Last Vegas (31-Oct-2013)
    The Sorcerer's Apprentice (8-Jul-2010)
    National Treasure: Book of Secrets (13-Dec-2007)
    National Treasure (8-Nov-2004)
    The Kid (25-Jun-2000)
    Instinct (4-Jun-1999)
    Phenomenon (3-Jul-1996)
    While You Were Sleeping (21-Apr-1995)
    Cool Runnings (1-Oct-1993)
    3 Ninjas (7-Aug-1992)
    Driving Me Crazy (16-May-1991)
    Think Big (1989)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (24-Apr-2009) · Himself


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