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      Ehren Kruger

      Ehren Kruger

      Highest Rated: 96% Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

      Lowest Rated: 7% Dream House (2011)

      Birthday: Oct 5, 1972

      Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA

      A versatile screenwriter with a knack for fast-paced action, realistic dialogue and wry humor, Ehren Kruger got his start on the small screen before making his feature debut with 1999's "Arlington Road." A former script assistant at Fox TV and Sandollar Productions, Kruger received his first screen credit with the 1998 USA Network TV-movie "Killers in the House," a nail-biting hostage drama in which a family is held in their own home by ruthless bank robbers. Next his 1996 Nicholl Fellowship-winning script for "Arlington Road" was produced in feature form. Directed by Mark Pellington, the film was both an action-packed thriller and a psychodrama, a disturbing look at the smiling evil of domestic terrorism and one man's struggle with potential paranoia. "Arlington Road" starred Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack and opened with a portrait of mindless destruction that succeeds both as a momentary jolt and an image that haunts for the entire film. Kruger's script for the high-tech espionage drama "New World Disorder" never reached the big screen, but debuted on HBO. He lightened up a bit with his next feature foray, the last installment of the "Scream" trilogy. Faster paced, with more appropriate, less verbose dialogue and lots of surprises, "Scream 3" (2000) was a suitable sequel, capturing the former films' chills as well as tongue-in-cheek attitude, making fun not only of the horror genre as a whole, but the previous "Scream" entries specifically.


      Ehren Kruger THE RING TWO, screenwriter Ehren Kruger on set, 2005, (c) DreamWorks



      96% 99% Top Gun: Maverick Screenwriter $718.5M 2022
      46% 47% Dumbo Screenwriter,
      $114.8M 2019
      59% No Score Yet Ophelia Producer $50.7K 2018
      42% 51% Ghost in the Shell Screenwriter $40.5M 2017
      8% 23% Rings Executive Producer $27.8M 2017
      18% 50% Transformers: Age of Extinction Screenwriter $245.4M 2014
      7% 36% Dream House Producer $21.3M 2011
      35% 55% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Screenwriter $352.4M 2011
      60% 57% Scream 4 Executive Producer $38.2M 2011
      20% 57% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Screenwriter $402.1M 2009
      11% 52% Blood and Chocolate Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      $3.5M 2007
      38% 39% The Brothers Grimm Writer $37.9M 2005
      37% 58% The Skeleton Key Writer $47.8M 2005
      21% 33% The Ring Two Screenwriter $75.9M 2005
      71% 48% The Ring Writer $128.6M 2002
      25% 41% Impostor Writer $6.1M 2001
      25% 27% Reindeer Games Writer $23.4M 2000
      41% 38% Scream 3 Writer $89.1M 2000
      63% 74% Arlington Road Writer $24.4M 1999
      No Score Yet 78% Killers in the House Writer - 1998