Paul Rudnick

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Birth Name: Paul Rudnick
Birth Place: Piscataway, New Jersey, USA

In the early 90s, Rudnick's Hollywood career took off. He provided uncredited script doctoring for the comedy hit "The Addams Family" (1991), his first collaboration with producer Scott Rudin, who generously attributed the film's success to Rudnick's contributions. "Sister Act" (1992), written in 1987 as a bawdy showcase for Bette Midler, was his first produced screenplay, but after Disney watered it down into a vehicle for Whoopi Goldberg, he decided that the finished product was no longer his work and reluctantly agreed on the pseudonym Joseph Howard after the studio nixed "screenplay by Goofy". Rudnick finally received screen credit for the far superior sequel "Addams Family Values" (1993... Continue Bio >>

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