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).




92% 51% Kimi Screenwriter,
- 2022
40% 24% You Should Have Left Director,
- 2020
16% 35% The Mummy Screenwriter $80.1M 2017
23% 36% Inferno Screenwriter $34.3M 2016
12% 30% Mortdecai Director $7.7M 2015
54% 53% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Screenwriter $50.5M 2014
74% 60% Premium Rush Director,
$20.3M 2012
37% 57% Angels & Demons Screenwriter $133.4M 2009
85% 60% Ghost Town Director,
$13.2M 2008
78% 53% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Screenwriter $317.0M 2008
76% 51% Zathura Writer $28.0M 2005
75% 42% War of the Worlds Screenwriter $234.3M 2005
46% 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
40% 35% Snake Eyes Writer $55.6M 1998
54% 51% The Lost World: Jurassic Park Writer $229.1M 1997
72% 43% The Trigger Effect Director,
$3.6M 1996
66% 71% Mission: Impossible Writer $180.9M 1996
88% 66% The Paper Screenwriter $36.6M 1994
81% 91% Carlito's Way Screenwriter $36.5M 1993
92% 91% Jurassic Park Screenwriter $401.8M 1993
54% 61% Death Becomes Her Screenwriter $58.4M 1992
38% 66% Toy Soldiers Screenwriter $13.4M 1991


20% No Score Yet Hack Writer 2002