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James E. Thomas is an American screenwriter based in California. With his brother John Thomas, he wrote and/or was substantially involved with the screenplays of several films - including Predator (1987), The Rescue (1988), Predator 2 (1990), Executive Decision (1996), Wild Wild West (1999), Mission to Mars (2000), Behind Enemy Lines (2001) and the short-lived TV series Hard Time on Planet Earth.

Jim Thomas
Born
James E. Thomas

OccupationScreenwriter
Years active1987–present

Born in Needles, California and raised in Bakersfield, Jim worked as lifeguard, teacher, ditch digger and carpenter, attended law school and work as a grip and soundman in low-budget features. In 1983, he had the idea that would become Predator and asked his brother for help in developing a script.[1]

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  1. ^ Shapiro, Marc (December 1990). "Predator Season". Starlog (161).

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