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Stephen Sommers

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Writer | * 03/20/1962 (57) | Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American film director and screenwriter, best known for big-budget movies, such as The Mummy (1999), its sequel, The Mummy Returns (2001), Van Helsing (2004), and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009). He also directed Disney's live action version of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994). ()
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Born and raised in Minnesota, Stephen Sommers went on to attend St. John’s University before transferring to the University of Seville in Spain.  After graduating, he spent the next several years managing rock bands throughout Europe. Relocating to Los Angeles, Sommers enrolled in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and spent the next three years earning a Masters Degree in Film Production.  Upon writing and directing an award-winning student film, Perfect Alibi, he was granted the opportunity to write and direct his first feature-length motion picture – a story set in the world of high school drag racing entitled Catch Me If You Can. From there, Sommers went on to create such well-known and beloved adaptations as The Adventures of Huck Finn and Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, both for Walt Disney Pictures.  He also wrote and executive produced Disney’s adventure film Tom and Huck before returning to the director’s chair for the suspense-thriller Deep Rising. The next year, Sommers wrote, directed and produced the first installment of The Mummy franchise for Universal Studios.  That film and its sequel, The Mummy Returns, have grossed over eight-hundred and forty million dollars worldwide.  His next monster blockbuster was the action-adventure epic Van Helsing, released in 2004, which did over three-hundred million dollars at the box office.  Following his producing duties on The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – which made the trilogy a billion dollar franchise - Sommers wrote, directed and produced G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra for Paramount Studios.  Stephen currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their two daughters. Bio from official homepage.

Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Adventure | Fantasy

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Movies with Stephen Sommers as Actor(3)

as himself2006 The Sci-Fi Boys
as Himself (as Steven Sommers)1999 Building A Better Mummy

Movies with Stephen Sommers as Crew(27)

Production/Executive Producer2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Directing/Director2013 Odd Thomas
Writing/Screenplay2013 Odd Thomas
Production/Producer2013 Odd Thomas
Production/Executive Producer2012 The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption
Directing/Director2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Directing/Director2004 Van Helsing
Production/Producer2004 Van Helsing
Writing/Writer2004 Van Helsing
Writing/Screenplay2002 The Scorpion King
Writing/Characters2002 The Scorpion King
Production/Producer2002 The Scorpion King
Directing/Director2001 The Mummy Returns
Writing/Screenplay2001 The Mummy Returns
Directing/Director1999 The Mummy
Writing/Screenplay1999 The Mummy
Directing/Director1998 Deep Rising
Writing/Writer1998 Deep Rising
Writing/Screenplay1995 Tom and Huck
Directing/Director1994 The Jungle Book
Writing/Screenplay1994 The Jungle Book
Directing/Director1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn
Writing/Screenplay1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn
Writing/Writer1993 Gunmen
Directing/Director1989 Catch Me If You Can

Additional Information

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Full Name: Stephen Sommers
Born: Tuesday, 03/20 1962 (March) in Indianapolis (current age: 57 years + 89 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Educated at: College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, University of Seville, University of Southern California, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Stephen Sommers frequently works together with these people:
Arnold Vosloo (6x, Actor)
Sean Daniel (6x, Crew)
Brendan Fraser (5x, Actor)
Alan Silvestri (5x, Crew)
Michael Magill (5x, Crew)
Blu (5x, Crew)
Sylvie Chesneau (5x, Crew)
Daniel Jeannette (4x, Crew)
Kelly Matsumoto (4x, Crew)
James Jacks (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10403, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 05/26/2019