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David Koepp


David Koepp was born on June 9, 1963 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Mission: Impossible (1996), Jurassic Park (1993) and Spider-Man (2002). See full bio »

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3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mission: Impossible
(1996)
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park Writer
(1993)
Spider-Man
Spider-Man Writer
(2002)
War of the Worlds
(2005)

Filmography

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 2019 Indiana Jones 5 (screenplay) (announced)
 1994 The Shadow (Video Game) (loosely based on a movie written by) (completed)
 2016/I Inferno (screenplay by)
 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (written by)
 2012 Premium Rush (written by)
 2011 The Little Engine That Could (screen story) / (screenplay)
 2009 Angels & Demons (screenplay)
 2008/I Ghost Town (written by)
 2005 Zathura: A Space Adventure (screenplay)
 2005 War of the Worlds (screenplay)
  Hack (TV Series) (creator - 39 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (written by - 2 episodes, 2002)
- The Reckoning (2004) ... (creator)
- One for My Baby (2004) ... (creator)
- Misty Blue (2004) ... (creator)
- Extreme Commerce (2004) ... (creator)
- Fog of War (2004) ... (creator)
 2004 Secret Window (screenplay)
 2002 Spider-Man (screenplay)
 2002 Panic Room (written by)
 1999 Stir of Echoes (screenplay)
 1998 Snake Eyes (screenplay) / (story)
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (screenplay)
 1996 The Trigger Effect (written by)
 1996 Mission: Impossible (screenplay) / (story)
 1994 Suspicious (Short) (written by)
 1994 The Shadow (written by)
 1994 The Paper (written by)
 1993 Carlito's Way (screenplay)
 1993 Jurassic Park (screenplay)
 1992 Death Becomes Her (written by)
 1991 Toy Soldiers (screenplay)
 1990 Bad Influence (written by)
 1990 I Come in Peace (written by - as Leonard Maas Jr.)
 1990 Why Me? (screenplay - as Leonard Maas Jr.)
 1988 Apartment Zero (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Was an uncredited screenwriter for Men in Black (1997). See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dave Koepp | Leonard Maas Jr.

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on writing Mission: Impossible (1996)] Tom Cruise was involved first. He was interested in doing it, and he was producing it. And then Brian De Palma called me and said why don't you take a crack at it. You have to consider who's in it, and then make it work. The essential problem was Tom Cruise was the biggest star on the planet, and [the original TV show] was an ensemble that tilts towards ... See more »

Trivia:

In an interview, he claimed that one of the things that inspired him to write movies was the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark in which the buildup for a bull whip and scimitar fight ends up with Indy shooting the swordsman. Ironically, this scene was not conceived by the writer, but was the result of an offhand remark during shooting. See more »

Trademark:

Often writes and/or directs dark, suspenseful dramas (Secret Window (2004), _The Trigger Effect (1996)_, Suspicious (1994), Toy Soldiers (1991), Bad Influence (1990), Apartment Zero (1988)). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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