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Wayne Kramer was born in South Africa, where he graduated from the Johannesburg School for Art, Drama and Music. His feature film debut came in 2003 with "The Cooler," a romantic drama set in Las Vegas and starring William H. Macy as a professional casino jinx and Maria Bello as the cocktail waitress who changes his luck. "The Cooler" was selected... See full bio »


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The Cooler
The Cooler Writer
Running Scared
Mindhunters Writer
Crossing Over
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 2009 Crossing Over (screenplay)
 2006 Running Scared (written by)
 2004 Mindhunters (screenplay) / (story)
 2003 The Cooler (written by)
 1996 Crossing Over
 1992 Blazeland
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Which project did he feel didn't live up to what he had envisioned?

I wrote the original screenplay to Mindhunters and it was rewritten (dumbed down) by a dozen writers. The finished movie bears very little resemblance to my original work. I don't have a line of dialogue left in the film and very little of my original storyline.

Excerpted from Wayne Kramer answers 10 Questions on IGN


Is a great admirer of film music composer, John Barry. See more »


Heavy emphasis on sexuality and violence. Unusual transition shots. Uses complex steadicam and crane shots.

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