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Menno Meyjes (born 1954, Eindhoven) is a Dutch-born screenwriter, film director and producer.[1]

Menno Meyjes
Born1954 (age 63–64)
Eindhoven, Netherlands
OccupationScreenwriter, director, producer

Meyjes moved to the United States in 1972 and studied at San Francisco Art Institute. He was nominated for several awards for his screenplay to the 1985 film The Color Purple, adapted from the novel by Alice Walker. In 1989 he gained recognition for cowriting Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with George Lucas and winning a Goya Award for El Sueño del mono loco.

In 2002 Meyjes wrote and directed the film Max.[2]

He attended San Francisco Art Institute; there he studied with George Kuchar, James Broughton, and Larry Jordan.



  1. ^ "Menno Meyjes". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Stephen Holden (2002-12-27). "Hitler Before the Führer: An Anxious Young Painter". The New York Times.

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