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"Mortdecai" premiere held in Los Angeles
Director David Koepp attends the premiere of the motion picture comedy "Mortdecai" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on January 21, 2015. Storyline: Juggling some angry Russians, the British MI5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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David Koepp (born June 9, 1963) is an American screenwriter and director.

As a writer, Koepp has worked on such blockbuster Hollywood films as Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible, and Spider-Man. After an uncredited rewrite of the screenplay to Men in Black at his request, he was asked to write the script for Men in Black II, but he declined the offer. Koepp had a cameo as the "Unlucky Bastard" in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, in which he was serving as Writer and Second Unit Director.

His work as a director has not had quite the same box office success; films include Secret Window, Stir of Echoes, and The Trigger Effect. Koepp was reportedly paid $4,000,000 for his Panic Room screenplay. He also created the 2002 television series Hack starring David Morse. He has recently written the screenplay for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and has co-written and directed 2008's Ghost Town starring Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear.

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