Chris Matheson (screenwriter)

Christopher David Matheson (born December 11, 1959) is an American film director and screenwriter.[1] Matheson is best known for his collaborations with fellow screenwriter Ed Solomon, together creating the Bill & Ted franchise, writing the three films Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, and Bill & Ted Face the Music.[2] Together they also wrote the films Mom and Dad Save the World and Imagine That.

Chris Matheson
Christopher David Matheson

(1959-12-11) December 11, 1959 (age 64)
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter
Years active1989–present
RelativesRichard Christian Matheson (brother), Ali Marie Matheson (sister)

His 2015 book The Story of God: A Biblical Comedy about Love (and Hate) is an alternative interpretation of the Christian Bible as seen through the eyes of an atheist.[2][3]

He is the son of author Richard Matheson,[2] as well as the younger brother of fellow screenwriter Richard Christian Matheson and the brother of Ali Marie Matheson.

He is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles.[4]

Filmography edit

Year Program Director Writer Notes
1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure No Yes
1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey No Yes
1992 Mom and Dad Save the World No Yes
1993 Mike the Detective Yes Yes Short film
1995 A Goofy Movie No Yes
1996 Mr. Wrong No Yes
2000 Stepsister from Planet Weird No Yes TV movie
2001 The Wise Ones Yes Yes
2003 Evil Alien Conquerors Yes Yes
2007 Monkeys Yes Yes
2009 Imagine That No Yes
2013 Rapture-Palooza No Yes Also executive producer
2020 Bill & Ted Face the Music No Yes

References edit

  1. ^ "Chris Matheson". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2012-09-22.
  2. ^ a b c Eddy, Cheryl (August 26, 2020). "Bill & Ted Co-Writer Chris Matheson on the Evolution of Those Excellent Dudes". i09. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Chris Matheson". Goodreads.
  4. ^ "Chris Matheson".[dead link]

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