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      David Koepp

      David Koepp

      Highest Rated: 92% Kimi (2022)

      Lowest Rated: 12% Mortdecai (2015)

      Birthday: Jun 9, 1963

      Birthplace: Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA

      Among the most successful and sought after screenwriters in Hollywood, David Koepp was born in Pewaukee, Wisconsin in 1963. He fell in love with the world of narrative entertainment after playing Reverend Hale in a high school production of "The Crucible," and would go on to study theater at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and later screenwriting at UCLA. One of his first projects would be the thriller "Apartment Zero" (1988) which he co-wrote with then creative partner Martin Donovan. After assisting on a number of other small productions, Koepp would begin penning higher profile screenplays for films like "Toy Soldiers" (1991) and "Death Becomes Her" (1992), before breaking into the upper echelon with the ultimate boon, co-writing the screenplay for the blockbuster hit "Jurassic Park" (1993). He would shortly thereafter adapt the Edwin Torres novel Carlito's Way for the big screen, his first of several collaborations with director Brian De Palma. Koepp would reteam with De Palma for the blockbuster "Mission: Impossible" (1996), shortly before making his directorial debut with "The Trigger Effect" (1996). Koepp eventually land in the director's chair again for the thriller "Stir of Echoes" (1999) before penning the screenplay for the suspense-packed "Panic Room" (2002), for which he was reportedly paid an impressive four million dollars. He would branch into television in the 00s, writing and executive producing the series "Hack" (CBS, 2002-04), but soon returned to the cinema, penning the latter day sequel "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008). He next adapted the "Da Vinci Code" (2006) sequel "Angels & Demons" (2009), and after writing and directing the thriller "Premium Rush" (2012), returned to adapt the third story in the "Da Vinci Code" franchise, "Inferno" (2016).


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      91% No Score Yet Presence Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      - 2024
      70% 88% Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Screenwriter $174.5M 2023
      92% 60% Kimi Screenwriter,
      - 2022
      40% 26% You Should Have Left Director,
      - 2020
      15% 35% The Mummy Screenwriter $80.1M 2017
      23% 36% Inferno Screenwriter $34.3M 2016
      12% 31% Mortdecai Director $7.7M 2015
      55% 52% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Screenwriter $50.5M 2014
      75% 60% Premium Rush Director,
      $20.3M 2012
      37% 57% Angels & Demons Screenwriter $133.4M 2009
      85% 60% Ghost Town Director,
      $13.2M 2008
      77% 53% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Screenwriter $317.0M 2008
      76% 51% Zathura Writer $28.0M 2005
      76% 42% War of the Worlds Screenwriter $234.3M 2005
      45% 65% Secret Window Director,
      $47.8M 2004
      90% 67% Spider-Man Writer $403.7M 2002
      76% 64% Panic Room Writer,
      $95.3M 2002
      68% 70% Stir of Echoes Director,
      $21.1M 1999
      43% 35% Snake Eyes Writer $55.6M 1998
      54% 51% The Lost World: Jurassic Park Writer $229.1M 1997
      73% 43% The Trigger Effect Director,
      $3.6M 1996
      66% 71% Mission: Impossible Writer $180.9M 1996
      89% 66% The Paper Screenwriter $36.6M 1994
      84% 91% Carlito's Way Screenwriter $36.5M 1993
      91% 91% Jurassic Park Screenwriter $415.3M 1993
      55% 61% Death Becomes Her Screenwriter $58.4M 1992
      41% 66% Toy Soldiers Screenwriter $13.4M 1991
      38% 46% I Come in Peace Screenwriter $4.0M 1990
      65% 51% Bad Influence Screenwriter $11.3M 1990


      20% No Score Yet Hack Writer 2002