Robert Mark Kamen

Robert Mark Kamen

Highest Rated: 89% The Karate Kid (1984)

Lowest Rated: 7% The Next Karate Kid (1994)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

With a career spanning more than 30 years, screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen is the creator behind such classic films as "Taps" and "The Karate Kid." Born in the Bronx, Kamen made his first foray into feature writing with "Taps," the military academy drama that gave early starring roles to Tom Cruise and Sean Penn. Drawing on his own martial arts studies, Kamen penned the blockbuster "The Karate Kid," another star-making vehicle, this time for Ralph Macchio, which spawned sequels and a TV series. Subsequent works included another action sequel, "Lethal Weapon 3," and a romance featuring Keanu Reeves, "A Walk in the Clouds." In the mid '90s, Kamen worked in the studio system as a self-proclaimed "script assassin," executing uncredited rewrites that tampered with other screenwriters' original ideas. Eager to leave the confines of that world, he struck up a collaborative relationship with French writer-producer-director Luc Besson, beginning with the Bruce Willis science fiction adventure, "The Fifth Element." The team went on to other action fare such as "The Transporter" and its sequels and the Liam Neeson kidnapping drama, "Taken."



No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Has Fallen Screenwriter - 2021
38% 93% Angel Has Fallen Screenwriter $69M 2019
50% 25% The Warrior's Gate Screenwriter - 2016
12% 44% Taken 3 Screenwriter $89.3M 2014
22% 52% Taken 2 Screenwriter $139.9M 2012
27% 67% Colombiana Screenwriter $36.7M 2011
59% 85% Taken Screenwriter $145M 2008
40% 48% Transporter 3 Screenwriter $31.3M 2008
56% 43% Bandidas Writer - 2006
52% 58% Transporter 2 Writer $43.1M 2005
66% 75% Unleashed Writer $24.5M 2005
54% 73% The Transporter Writer $25.3M 2002
52% 68% Kiss of the Dragon Writer $36.8M 2001
71% 86% The Fifth Element Writer (Screenplay) $63.7M 1997
44% 75% A Walk in the Clouds Writer $48M 1995
7% 24% The Next Karate Kid Writer $8.7M 1994
60% 61% Lethal Weapon 3 Writer $142M 1992
28% 33% The Punisher Producer - 1990
13% 35% The Karate Kid Part III Writer $36.8M 1989
45% 51% The Karate Kid Part II Writer $112.1M 1986
89% 82% The Karate Kid Screenwriter - 1984
68% 67% Taps Screenwriter - 1981


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