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Stephen Sommers

Stephen Sommers was born on March 20, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota, he attended St. John's University and the University of Seville in Spain. Afterward, Sommers spent the next four years performing as an actor in theater groups and managing rock bands throughout Europe. From there, he relocated to Los Angeles and ... See full bio »
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 2013 Odd Thomas (screenplay by)
 2008 The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior (Video) (character)
 2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2001 screenplay, uncredited)
 2004 Van Helsing (written by)
 2002 The Scorpion King (character - uncredited) / (screenplay) / (story)
 2001 The Mummy Returns (written by)
 1999 The Mummy (screen story) / (screenplay)
 1998 Deep Rising (written by)
 1997 Oliver Twist (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1995 Tom and Huck (screenplay)
 1994 The Jungle Book (screenplay)
 1993 Gunmen (written by)
 1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn (screenplay)
 1989 Catch Me If You Can (written by)
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Wrote and directed an award winning short film called "Perfect Alibi".

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[He has just demonstrated (badly) what emotion he wants in a chase scene, then looks at the camera] You see that? That was me acting. That's why I stay back here. See more »


Industrial Light and Magic jokingly created the "Stephen Sommers Scale" to measure the extent of digital effects used in a given movie scene. The four parts of the scale, from lowest to highest, are "What the Shot Needs", "What the Computers Can Handle", "Oh my God, the Computers Are About to Crash", and finally "What Stephen Wants". See more »


His films rely very heavily on CGI special effects See more »

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