David Koepp - Famous Film Producer

David Koepp Net Worth


David Koepp, the famous American film director and screenwriter, has a net worth of $35 million. Known for his successful career in writing screenplays for blockbusters like ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Spider-Man’, Koepp’s collective films have grossed well-over $6 billion worldwide, making him one of the most successful screenwriters of all time.

Key facts:

  • David Koepp is an American film director and screenwriter.
  • He is best-known for writing the screenplays for films like 'Jurassic Park' and 'Spider-Man'.
  • Collectively, movies penned by David have earned well over $6 billion at the global box office.
  • Koepp has also directed several films including 'Premium Rush' and 'You Should Have Left'.
  • He has collaborated with renowned directors such as Steven Spielberg and Brian De Palma.

Basic Information About David Koepp

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsScreenwriter, Actor, Television Producer, Film Producer, Film Director
Net worth$35,000,000
Date of birth1963-06-09 (60 years old)
Place of birthPewaukee
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksOften writes big-budget action-adventures (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), War of the Worlds (2005), Spider-Man (2002), Mission: Impossible (1996), Jurassic Park (1993)).
Often writes and/or directs dark, suspenseful dramas (Secret Window (2004), _The Trigger Effect (1996)_, Suspicious (1994), Toy Soldiers (1991), Bad Influence (1990), Apartment Zero (1988)).
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did David Koepp win?


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David Koepp awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Stinker Award - Worst Screenplay for a Film Grossing More than $100 Million Using Hollywood MathNomineeThe Lost World: Jurassic Park1997
Razzie Award - Worst Written Film Grossing Over $100 MillionNomineeMission: Impossible1997
Stinker Award - Worst Screenplay for a Film Grossing More than $100 Million Using Hollywood MathNomineeMission: Impossible1996
Bram Stoker Award - Other MediaNomineeJurassic Park1994
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationWinnerJurassic Park1994
Hugo - Best Dramatic Presentation - Long FormNomineeSpider-Man2003
Grand Prize - WinnerStir of Echoes2000
Saturn Award - Best WritingNomineeGhost Town2009

David Koepp's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
The Lost World: Jurassic ParkΒ (1997)$1,500,000
Panic RoomΒ (2002)$4,000,000

David Koepp's Quotes

  • [on Frank Darabont's rejected screenplay for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)] I've never actually met Frank Darabont, but I hear he's a lovely guy. Just for the record, the Indiana Jones jumping into the fridge bit is in the Darabont script. And I loved it, which is why I pushed it into the movie! I thought it was a great idea![Jan.2015]
  • [on his script for Snake Eyes (1998)] It had a different ending, yep. And I'm trying to remember what the original ending was... [Gary Sinise's character] didn't die, Nicolas Cage's character saved him at the end. It's not uncommon to change things. It didn't end up that much different, it's just that they wanted the bad guy to get his comeuppance. So he did.[Jan.2015]
  • [on writing Mission: Impossible (1996)] Tom Cruise was involved first. He was interested in doing it, and he was producing it. And then Brian De Palma called me and said why don't you take a crack at it. You have to consider who's in it, and then make it work. The essential problem was Tom Cruise was the biggest star on the planet, and [the original TV show] was an ensemble that tilts towards no-one. I'd never viewed the TV show as sacrosanct. We had to acknowledge who our cast was. So I can't remember whose idea it was, either De Palma or Steven Zaillian said let's start by killing the team, lets just get rid of them. Because you had to work out how you get this ensemble piece into a star vehicle. So we killed everybody, and we were feeling very cheeky, and decided we're going to do want we want, we'll kill people, we'll make the good guy the bad guy [refering to character 'Jim Phelbs' (John Voight'], and added in the new recruits. And I think it worked out well.[Jan.2015]

Interesting Facts about David Koepp

  1. He is the brother of Stephen Koepp.
  2. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.
  3. He was unavailable to return to write the Men in Black (1997) sequel screenplay because he was writing another comic book adaption at the time, Spider-Man (2002).
  4. His surname is German and is pronounced "Kep".
  5. In an interview, he claimed that one of the things that inspired him to write movies was the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark in which the buildup for a bull whip and scimitar fight ends up with Indy shooting the swordsman. Ironically, this scene was not conceived by the writer, but was the result of an offhand remark during shooting.
  6. He did some uncredited revisions to the script for The Tourist (2010).
  7. Born on exactly the same date as Johnny Depp.

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