Steven E. de Souza

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Steven E. de Souza

American producer, director and screenwriter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1947.

Countries: United States (87%), (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Die Hard, The Flintstones (film), Roderick Thorp

Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, The New York Times, Pennsylvania State University




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Steven E. de Souza was born in 1947 add something


De Souza started his film career writing, directing, and producing the low-budget stoner comedy "Arnold's Wrecking Co.", which won the Special Jury Prize at the 1972 Atlanta Film Festival add something


Scott Kauffman - In 1973 he appeared briefly in Steven E. de Souza's first film, "Arnold's Wrecking Co."


He was responsible for several of the most successful films of the 1980s and 90s, including "Commando", "48 Hrs.", "The Running Man", "The Flintstones", "Die Hard," and "Die Hard 2" add something


The first in 1984 for "48 Hrs". and again in 1989 for "Die Hard". de Souza "won" the Razzie award in 1991 when "Hudson Hawk" garnered enough hatred to be dubbed "Worst Screenplay add something


The Flintstones (film) - In 1985, producers Keith Barish and Joel Silver bought the rights for a live-action feature film version of "The Flintstones" and commissioned Steven E. de Souza to write a script with Richard Donner hired to direct


Die Hard - "'Die Hard"' is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart, based on the 1979 novel "Nothing Lasts Forever" by Roderick Thorp


Street Fighter (1994 film) - "'Street Fighter"' is a 1994 American action film written and directed by Steven E. de Souza


The Flintstones (film) - "'The Flintstones"' is a 1994 American buddy comedy film directed by Brian Levant and written by Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein and Steven E. de Souza


In 2000 he was honored with the Norman Lear award for Lifetime Achievement in writing add something


The Exorcist (film) - A made-for-television film, "Possessed" , was broadcast on Showtime on October 22, 2000, directed by Steven E. de Souza and written by de Souza and Michael Lazarou


In 2004, de Souza won the Dr. Bird award, which is given for achievement in the arts to people of Jamaican descent add something


In 2007, de Souza appeared in the feature-length documentary "Dreams on Spec," which profiled three aspiring screenwriters and featured comments from a number of distinguished writers like James L. Brooks, Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and him add something


In 2009, his suspense Web series "Unknown Sender" became a triple honoree at the 2009 Webby awards for Best Writing, Best Dramatic Series, and Best Individual Performance add something


In 2011, he teamed with "Family Guy" director Pete Michels for the Fox Network animated pilot "Spyburbia add something


Judge Dredd (film) - According to interview with writer Steven E. de Souza for Den Of Geek web site in December 2013, original cut of Judge Dredd was rated NC-17 and had to be re-cut and submitted to the MPAA five times in order to get an R rating


Die Hard - On December 24, 2017 screenwriter Steven E. de Souza stated on Twitter that "Die Hard" is a Christmas film