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Raynold Gideon

Raynold Gideon

Raynold Gideon received an Academy Award nomination, along with his partner Bruce A. Evans, for Stand By Me, their adaptation of Stephen King's novella The Body, which became a classic coming-of-age story directed by Rob Reiner and starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix and Kiefer Sutherland. He also received an Academy Award nomination for the short film Frog Story, which he wrote, co-produced, and acted in.

Gideon's partnership with Evans began in 1979 with A Man, A Woman and a Bank. They went on to co-write the popular sci-fi romance Star Man, about an alien who takes the form of a young widow's husband, directed by John Carpenter and starring Jeff Bridges in the title role. This was followed by Stand By Me, which also garnered the Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay and a Writer's Guild Award nomination, among other accolades.

Gideon also co-wrote with Evans Made In Heaven, directed by Alan Rudolph and starring Timothy Hutton and Kelly McGillis; Kuffs, on which Evans made his directorial debut; and the pirate adventure Cutthroat Island directed by Rennie Harlin. Most recently, Gideon and Evans co-wrote the hit Tim Allen comedy Jungle 2 Jungle, adapted from the French film Un Indien Dans La Ville. The duo also served as production consultants on the family adventure Honey, I Shrunk The Kids.

Gideon has also served as a producer on many of the films he and Evans have written, including Star Man, Stand By Me, Made In Heaven, Kuffs and now MR. BROOKS. He also was a producer on Assassins, directed by Richard Donner and starring Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas and Julianne Moore.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Raynold Gideon Facts

OccupationProducer, Screenwriter, Actor

Selected Filmography

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