From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Leslie Dixon is an American screenwriter and producer. Some of the screenplays she has written include: Outrageous Fortune, Overboard, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Thomas Crown Affair, Pay It Forward, and Hairspray. She was nominated for a Saturn Award for her Freaky Friday screenplay. Dixon is the granddaughter of photographer Dorothea Lange and landscaper painter Maynard Dixon. She is married to screenwriter Tom Ropelewski. Description above from the Wikipedia article Leslie Dixon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.