September 7, 1973
Los Angeles, California
Alexander Kurtzman, Alexander Hilary Kurtzman
Writer, producer, director
Spouse(s) Samantha Counter (m. 2002)
Alex Kurtzman (born September 7, 1973) is an American film and television writer, producer and director.
Life and career [ edit ]
Kurtzman was born and raised in
Los Angeles, California, where he met his high school friend and longtime collaborator [1 ] Roberto Orci. He attended Wesleyan University. [2 ]
Kurtzman first teamed with Orci on television on the syndicated series
. After they produced several storylines to cope with the absence of lead actor Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Kevin Sorbo following a stroke during the first season, Kurtzman and Orci were placed in charge of the show. They were both aged 24. [3 ] They moved into films after they were asked to rewrite [3 ] Michael Bay's . The film earned $162 million at the box office on a budget of $126 million, which was a sufficient success that they were brought back for Bay's The Island , which earned $710 million. Transformers The Island, Transformers and , although not particularly well received by critics, earned a combined $1.7 billion. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen They wrote the 2009 film [3 ] alongside Star Trek J. J. Abrams, with whom they had co-created the Fox science-fiction series . After the pilot, Kurtzman served as consulting producer on the show for the remainder of its run. Fringe [3 ]
magazine described Orci and Kurtzman as "Hollywood's Secret Weapons" as over the course of the previous six years, their films grossed a combined total of over $3 billion at the box office. Forbes The partnership also wrote [3 ] , originally known as People like Us Welcome to People, which was Kurtzman's directorial debut. [3 ]
Since 2002, Kurtzman has been married to Samantha Counter, daughter of lawyer
Nick Counter. [4 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television credits [ edit ]
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys co-executive producer, writer
Xena: Warrior Princess co-executive producer, writer
Jack of All Trades executive producer, writer
Alias supervising producer, co-executive producer, executive producer, writer
The Secret Service co-creator, executive producer, co-writer
Fringe co-creator, executive producer, consulting producer, writer
Transformers Prime executive producer
Hawaii 5-0 co-developer, executive producer, writer
Exit Strategy co-creator, executive producer, co-writer
Locke & Key co-developer, executive producer, co-writer
Sleepy Hollow co-creator, co-writer, executive producer
References [ edit ]
^ "Alex Kurtzman Biography". IGN.com . Retrieved 2012-08-16.
^ Itzkoff, Dave. "Character-Driven Films (but Keep the Kaboom)". New York Times.
^ a b c d e f Pomerantz, Dorothy (May 18, 2011). "Roberto Orci And Alex Kurtzman: Hollywood's Secret Weapons". Forbes.
^ Hubler, Shawn (June 27, 2007). "Reel life was his real love". Los Angeles Times.
^ Roberto Orci (2008-08-10). "The All New "Hey Roberto" Thread". Don Murphy . Retrieved 2008-10-22.
^ a b c d "Universal Signs Kurtzman And Orci; Pair Takes On ‘The Mummy’ And ‘Van Helsing’". . May 1, 2012 Deadline Hollywood . Retrieved 2012-05-04.
^ Fleming, Mike (April 24, 2012). "Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Re-Writing Sequel To ‘Amazing Spider-Man’". Deadline Hollywood . Retrieved 2012-04-24.
^ Sony Snags 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Writers for Third Film (Exclusive)
^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 22, 2013). "UPDATE: Fox Picks Up Three Drama, Four Comedy Pilots, Including 'Sleepy Hollow. '" Deadline Hollywood . Retrieved January 28, 2013.
External links [ edit ]
– Can't Stop the Music Bronte Woodard and Allan Carr (1980)
– Mommie Dearest Frank Yablans, Frank Perry, Tracy Hotchner and Robert Getchell (1981)
– Inchon Robin Moore and Laird Koenig (1982)
– The Lonely Lady John Kershaw, Shawn Randall and Ellen Shephard (1983)
– Bolero John Derek (1984)
– Rambo: First Blood Part II Sylvester Stallone, James Cameron and Kevin Jarre (1985)
– Howard the Duck Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz (1986)
– Jonathan Reynolds and Leonard Part 6 Bill Cosby (1987)
– Cocktail Heywood Gould (1988)
– Harlem Nights Eddie Murphy (1989)
– The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Daniel Waters, James Cappe & David Arnott (1990)
– Hudson Hawk Steven E. de Souza, Daniel Waters, Bruce Willis and Robert Kraft (1991)
– Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Blake Snyder, William Osborne and William Davies – (1992)
– Amy Holden Jones (1993) Indecent Proposal
–Jim Jennewein, The Flintstones Steven E. de Souza, Tom S. Parker and various others (1994)
– Showgirls Joe Eszterhas (1995)
– Striptease Andrew Bergman (1996)
– The Postman Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland (1997)
– An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn Joe Eszterhas (1998)
– Wild Wild West Jim Thomas, John Thomas, S. S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman (1999)
– Corey Mandell and Battlefield Earth J. David Shapiro (2000)
– Freddy Got Fingered Tom Green & Derek Harvie (2001)
– Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones George Lucas and Jonathan Hales (2002)
– Gigli Martin Brest (2003)
– Catwoman Theresa Rebeck, John Brancato, Michael Ferris and John Rogers (2004)
– Dirty Love Jenny McCarthy (2005)
– Leora Barish and Basic Instinct 2 Henry Bean (2006)
– Jeffrey Hammond (2007) I Know Who Killed Me
– The Love Guru Mike Myers & Graham Gordy (2008)
– Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Ehren Kruger, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (2009)
– The Last Airbender M. Night Shyamalan (2010)
– Jack and Jill Steve Koren and Adam Sandler, story by Ben Zook (2011)
- That's My Boy David Caspe (2012)
- Steve Baker, Movie 43 Ricky Blitt, Will Carlough, Tobias Carlson, Jacob Fleisher, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Claes Kjellstrom, Jack Kukoda, Bob Odenkirk, Bill O'Malley, Matthew Alec Portenoy, Greg Pritikin, Rocky Russo, Olle Sarri, Elizabeth Wright Shapiro, Jeremy Sosenko, Jonathan van Tulleken and Jonas Wittenmark (2013)