Nicholas Meyer

Nicholas Meyer

Highest Rated: 88% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Lowest Rated: 19% Collateral Damage (2002)

Birthday: Dec 24, 1945

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

As a screenwriter and director, Nicholas Meyer found success as a gifted filmmaker with a track record of producing crowd-pleasing entertainment for both film and television. After his start as a publicist for Paramount Pictures, he launched himself into a successful career as a novelist in 1971, and soon made his mark with the teleplay for "The Night That Panicked America" (ABC, 1975). His first major motion picture script came with "The Seven Percent Solution" (1976), an adaptation of his own novel, followed by his directorial debut on the sci-fi thriller "Time After Time" (1979). However, it was for his shepherding of the franchise-saving sequel "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982) that Meyer would be most fondly remembered by genre film fans. He would be called back to contribute two more times on the successful iterations "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" (1986) and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991). Later in his career, Meyer transitioned into more literary fare with such projects as the Richard Gere/Jodi Foster period romance "Sommersby" and a pair of adaptations based on novels by the revered American author Philip Roth - "The Human Stain" (2003) and "Elegy" (2008). Although his impressive career encompassed the alternating, often overlapping, titles of novelist, screenwriter and director, Meyer was viewed more as an artisan than an auteur - an apt descriptor for such a talented craftsman of well-made mainstream movies.




No Score Yet 41% The Hessen Affair Screenwriter - 2009
75% 61% Elegy Writer $3.6M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Feathers in My Head Producer - 2003
42% 48% The Human Stain Writer $5.4M 2003
19% 27% Collateral Damage Executive Producer - 2002
No Score Yet 62% Vendetta Director,
- 1999
No Score Yet 43% The Informant Executive Producer - 1997
62% 59% Sommersby Screenwriter $46.4M 1993
82% 83% Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Director,
$71.7M 1991
No Score Yet 30% Company Business Director,
$1.4M 1991
29% 64% The Deceivers Director $18.2K 1988
76% 72% Fatal Attraction Writer $154.0M 1987
82% 81% Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Writer $104.7M 1986
58% 33% Volunteers Director $19.4M 1985
83% 69% The Day After Director - 1983
88% 90% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Director - 1982
87% 72% Time After Time Director - 1979
50% 33% Invasion of the Bee Girls Screenwriter - 1973


67% 67% Time After Time Writer 2017
No Score Yet 84% Medici Writer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Houdini Writer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odyssey Executive Producer