Ehren Kruger (born October 5, 1972) is an American screenwriter and film producer. He is best known for writing three of the four films in the Transformers film series which are Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon and Age of Extinction.
Life and career
Kruger was raised in Alexandria, Virginia, and attended college at New York University. He attended the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, graduating in 1990.
His produced screenplays include Arlington Road, Scream 3 and Reindeer Games. He was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay for The Ring.
He also did uncredited rewrites to Scream 4, when Kevin Williamson had to leave production.
Early on in his career after penning the screenplay Arlington Road, he received the Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (an international competition open to new screenwriters) in 1996. Kruger wrote the script of the television series adaption of Terry Gilliam's film The Brothers Grimm.
- 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)
- Leonard Part 6 – Jonathan Reynolds and 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)
- Indecent Proposal – Amy Holden Jones (1993)
- The Flintstones –Jim Jennewein, 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)
- Battlefield Earth – Corey Mandell and 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)
- Basic Instinct 2 – Leora Barish and Henry Bean (2006)
- I Know Who Killed Me – Jeffrey Hammond (2007)
- 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)
- Movie 43 - Steve Baker, 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)
- Saving Christmas - Darren Doane and Cheston Hervey (2014)