Scott Frank

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Scott Frank
Born A. Scott Frank
(1960-03-10) March 10, 1960 (age 58)
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Nationality American
Education University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. 1982)
Occupation Screenwriter and director
Awards National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay (1998)
Saturn Award for Best Writing (2002)

A. Scott Frank (born March 10, 1960) is an American screenwriter and director.

Early life and education

Frank was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on March 10, 1960.[1]

He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating in 1982 with a B.A. in film studies.[2][3]


In 2008, Scott Frank’s directorial debut, The Lookout, won the Independent Spirit award for Best First Feature.

Along with The Lookout, Mr. Frank’s other screenplays include Little Man Tate, Dead Again, Malice, Heaven's Prisoners, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, The Interpreter, Marley & Me, The Wolverine and A Walk Among the Tombstones (also directed).

Out of Sight, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America as well as Best Screenplay awards from the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Minority Report won the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Screenplay. Get Shorty was nominated for both a Golden Globe and a Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and, along with Dead Again, was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Mystery Screenplay.

Writing work

Year Film Notes
1988 Plain Clothes with Dan Vining
1991 Dead Again directed by Kenneth Branagh
1991 Little Man Tate directed by Jodie Foster
1991 The Walter Ego short
1993 Malice with Aaron Sorkin
1995 Get Shorty directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
1996 Heaven's Prisoners with Harley Peyton
1998 Out of Sight directed by Steven Soderbergh
2002 Minority Report with Jon Cohen
2004 Flight of the Phoenix with Edward Burns
2005 The Interpreter with Charles Randolph and Steven Zaillian
2007 The Lookout also director
2008 Marley & Me with Don Roos
2013 The Wolverine with Mark Bomback
2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones also director
Year Film Notes
1988 The Wonder Years episode "The Phone Call"
1993 Fallen Angels episode "Dead End for Delia"
2004 Karen Sisco episode "He Was a Friend of Mine"
2011 Shameless also director, episode "It's Time to Kill the Turtle"


  1. "Scott Frank biography". The New York Times. New York City, New York. Retrieved March 13, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Scott Frank bio". University of California, Santa Barbara. Retrieved March 13, 2015. External link in |website= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Bazer, Mark (March 25, 2007). "Screenwriter Frank takes action After years spent creating scripts, he's directing". The Boston Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. Retrieved March 16, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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