One part of a successful movie that I feel doesn’t get enough credit is the screenplay writer. When I mention the movie Despicable Me, you probably recognize the name of a movie that came out in the summer of 2010. When I say the names Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, you most likely have not heard of them. Well, they are the writers of the screenplay for Despicable Me. They also wrote the screenplay for Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Santa Clause 2 (2002) and a few others.
These funny guys just happen to be Mormon. Just in case you were wondering, Cinco Paul got his name because he was born on May 5th, or Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday. Cinco is originally from Arizona and is actually my dad’s cousin. Isn’t it a small world in the Mormon culture?