Menno Meyjes

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

Menno Meyjes
Born1954 (age 66–67)
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 the San Francisco Art Institute, where he studied with George Kuchar, James Broughton, and Larry Jordan.


Year Title Director Writer Notes
1985 Amazing Stories No Yes Episode "The Mission"
The Color Purple No Yes
1987 Lionheart No Yes
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade No Story
1991 Ricochet No Story
1994 Foreign Student No Yes Also co-producer
1998 The Siege No Yes
2002 Max Yes Yes Directorial Debut
2007 Martian Child Yes No
2008 Manolete Yes Yes
2011 Black Gold No Yes
2013 The Dinner Yes Yes
2015 De Reünie Yes Yes
2016 De Held Yes Yes
TBA Close Enough No Yes

Uncredited written works:


  1. ^ "Menno Meyjes". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-11-10.
  2. ^ Stephen Holden (2002-12-27). "Hitler Before the Führer: An Anxious Young Painter". The New York Times.

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