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Steven E. de Souza is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 17 november 1947 at Philadelphia (USA)

Steven E. de Souza

Steven E. de Souza
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Nationality USA
Birth 17 november 1947 (73 years) at Philadelphia (USA)

Steven E. de Souza (born November 17, 1947) is an American producer, director and screenwriter. He is among a handful of screenwriters whose films have earned over US$2 billion at the worldwide box office.

Best films

The Flintstones (1994)
(Scriptwriter)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003)
(Story)
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
(Characters)
Die Hard (1988)
(Scriptwriter)
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
(Writer)
Judge Dredd (1995)
(Scriptwriter)

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Filmography of Steven E. de Souza (23 films)

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Actor

Dreams on Spec, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about writers, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors James L. Brooks, Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, Gary Ross, Steven E. de Souza, Scott Alexander
Roles Himself
Rating62% 3.141963.141963.141963.141963.14196
The film follows three aspiring screenwriters as they struggle to turn their scripts into movies. David is a hip talent agent's assistant with three scripts circulating around town. He's plugged into "young Hollywood" - and when he's not working or writing, he's usually hanging out at the beach. Joe is a middle-aged family man who has split time over the last three years between caring for his autistic daughter and writing what he believes could be the great American screenplay. And Deborah is trying to become one of the few African-American women to ever write and direct a feature film, though she's struggling just to pay her bills while she searches for money to produce her script. Between these stories, the film intercuts critical insight from such Hollywood screenwriters as James L. Brooks, Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, Gary Ross, Steven E. de Souza, Ed Solomon, Paul Guay, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
Arnold's Wrecking Company, 1h18
Directed by Steven E. de Souza
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Steven E. de Souza
Roles Kenny
Rating64% 3.2060653.2060653.2060653.2060653.206065
From the film's promotional materials: "Arnold Berman is a klutz. Just ask his cousin Kenny, who has to put up with him over summer vacation from college. Arnold has to be seen to be believed: an uptight, unreal, super-straight Business major who's a whiz at accounting and a failure at everything else. Kenny and his pal Rollo turn Arnold on to a little grass to loosen him up, but they don't realize the demons they've set free: for the now-swinging Arnold becomes a pothead Horatio Alger and soon has them all in the midst of a multi-million-dollar grass-dealing firm complete with snazzy executive offices, a fleet of delivery trucks, group insurance, and a little league team. All of this does not escape the attention of either the local police or the local "organization," and the result is a free-enterprise free-for-all in which the customers are as high as the company stock.

Director

Possessed
Possessed (2000)
, 1h46
Directed by Steven E. de Souza
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about religion, Films about school violence
Actors Timothy Dalton, Henry Czerny, Christopher Plummer, Piper Laurie, Richard Waugh, Michael McLachlan
Rating53% 2.6585152.6585152.6585152.6585152.658515
William S. Bowdern (Timothy Dalton) is a World War II veteran who was severely affected by a bad experience in France on All Saints’ Day in 1944. In the first scene of the movie, we flash-back through one of Bowdern's dreams to where he was trying to escape from a German advance as SS soldiers execute wounded American soldiers. A wounded soldier calls Bowdern, the chaplain, to give him the Last Rites; Bowdern at first denies him so he can escape. Bowdern rethinks the matter and does his duty but is bayonetted by an SS soldier. He becomes an alcoholic, tormented by his injuries and the guilt of refusing a dying man's last wish.
Street Fighter, 1h42
Directed by Steven E. de Souza
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Monde imaginaire, Sports films, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raúl Juliá, Ming-Na Wen, Kylie Minogue, Damian Chapa, Byron Mann
Rating40% 2.004062.004062.004062.004062.00406
In the Southeast Asian nation of Shadaloo City, civil war has erupted between the forces of crazed military dictator General M. Bison (Raul Julia) and the Allied Nations, a multinational military force, led by their regional commander, Colonel William F. Guile. Bison has recently captured several A.N. relief workers, and via a live two-way radio broadcast, demands Guile secure a US$20 billion ransom in three days or else face responsibility for the hostages' deaths. Guile refuses and vows to track Bison down, but his assistant, Sergeant Cammy (Kylie Minogue) is only partially able to pinpoint Bison's location to the river-delta region outside the city. One of the hostages is Guile's close friend, Carlos "Charlie" Blanka (Robert Mammone), who Bison orders taken to his lab for his captive witch doctor, Dhalsim (Roshan Seth), to turn into the first of his supersoldiers. Though Charlie is severely disfigured by the procedure, Dhalsim secretly alters his cerebral programming to maintain Charlie's humanity.
Arnold's Wrecking Company, 1h18
Directed by Steven E. de Souza
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Steven E. de Souza
Rating64% 3.2060653.2060653.2060653.2060653.206065
From the film's promotional materials: "Arnold Berman is a klutz. Just ask his cousin Kenny, who has to put up with him over summer vacation from college. Arnold has to be seen to be believed: an uptight, unreal, super-straight Business major who's a whiz at accounting and a failure at everything else. Kenny and his pal Rollo turn Arnold on to a little grass to loosen him up, but they don't realize the demons they've set free: for the now-swinging Arnold becomes a pothead Horatio Alger and soon has them all in the midst of a multi-million-dollar grass-dealing firm complete with snazzy executive offices, a fleet of delivery trucks, group insurance, and a little league team. All of this does not escape the attention of either the local police or the local "organization," and the result is a free-enterprise free-for-all in which the customers are as high as the company stock.

Scriptwriter

Blast
Blast (2004)

Directed by Anthony Hickox
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Vivica A. Fox, Eddie Griffin, Breckin Meyer, Vinnie Jones, Tom Lister, Jr., Nadine Velazquez
Rating48% 2.407272.407272.407272.407272.40727
A terrorist, Michael Kittredge (Vinnie Jones), posing as an environmentalist protester leads a team of highly skilled mercenaries to take control of an oil rig off the coast of California, intending to detonate an electromagnetic bomb over the United States, striking a sort of "new Pearl Harbor" attack on behalf of enemies to the nation. What Kittredge didn't count on is a tugboat captain, Lamont Dixon (Eddie Griffin), who survives an attack on his ship, and is soon recruited by an FBI agent (Vivica A. Fox) to infiltrate the oil rig and procure information about their plans, and if possible, stop them. In the process, Dixon meets an eager computer expert (Breckin Meyer) aboard the oil rig who helps Dixon even as he gets on his nerves and Lamont suspects he can't really trust him.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life, 1h57
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about computing, Jeu, Seafaring films, Transport films, Motocyclette, Underwater action films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Barrie, Noah Taylor, Til Schweiger
Roles Story
Rating56% 2.801282.801282.801282.801282.80128
On Santorini island, Greece, a wedding is interrupted by a strong earthquake. The earthquake uncovers the Luna Temple, built by Alexander the Great to house his most prized treasures. Among these treasures is a glowing orb with a pattern resembling a code etched into it. Lara (Angelina Jolie) finds this orb; but it is stolen by the crime lord Chen Lo (Simon Yam). Lara only just manages to escape with a strange medallion, while her two companions are killed by Chen's men.
Possessed
Possessed (2000)
, 1h46
Directed by Steven E. de Souza
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about religion, Films about school violence
Actors Timothy Dalton, Henry Czerny, Christopher Plummer, Piper Laurie, Richard Waugh, Michael McLachlan
Rating53% 2.6585152.6585152.6585152.6585152.658515
William S. Bowdern (Timothy Dalton) is a World War II veteran who was severely affected by a bad experience in France on All Saints’ Day in 1944. In the first scene of the movie, we flash-back through one of Bowdern's dreams to where he was trying to escape from a German advance as SS soldiers execute wounded American soldiers. A wounded soldier calls Bowdern, the chaplain, to give him the Last Rites; Bowdern at first denies him so he can escape. Bowdern rethinks the matter and does his duty but is bayonetted by an SS soldier. He becomes an alcoholic, tormented by his injuries and the guilt of refusing a dying man's last wish.
Knock Off
Knock Off (1998)
, 1h31
Directed by Tsui Hark
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lela Rochon, Michael Wong, Rob Schneider, Paul Sorvino, Mike Ian Lambert
Roles Writer
Rating49% 2.4523552.4523552.4523552.4523552.452355
Marcus Ray (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a sales representative for "V SIX" jeans, and his partner, Tommy Hendricks (Rob Schneider), are about to be busted for selling "knock off" jeans (a low-quality imitation of well-known products). Their American contact, Karen Leigh (Lela Rochon), who is not only their employer but a CIA agent sent to find the mole in their operation, is threatening them with a jail term if they do not prove their innocence.
Most Wanted, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jon Voight, Jill Hennessy, John Diehl, Wolfgang Bodison, Robert Culp
Rating55% 2.799812.799812.799812.799812.79981
James Dunn (Wayans), a United States Marine who served in the Gulf War, is wrongly accused of an assassination of an officer he had disputed with. Dunn is later saved from death row and recruited for top-secret special operations squad led by Lt. Col. Grant Casey (Voight). Their mission is to neutralize criminals who had avoided conventional law enforcement methods. On his first mission, Dunn finds that his purpose is to actually be falsely perceived as the man who assassinated the first lady. Soon, a search begins for Dunn and Dr. Victoria Constantini (Hennessy) who happened to videotape what occurred. One of the forces looking for him is the military, led by General Adam Woodward, which is in fact the real name for Grant Casey.
Judge Dredd, 1h36
Directed by Danny Cannon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Clonage, Films about computing, Post-apocalyptic films, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Louise Delamere, Diane Lane, Rob Schneider, Joan Chen
Rating56% 2.800822.800822.800822.800822.80082
By the 2080s, much of Earth has become an uninhabitable wasteland. While some humans manage to survive in the wasteland, the majority of humanity resides in huge Mega-Cities with populations of tens of millions, where the traditional justice system has been replaced by a corps of Judges whose role combines those of police officer, judge, jury, and executioner. The most dedicated "Street Judge" in Mega-City One is Joseph Dredd (Sylvester Stallone), who assists rookie Judge Hershey (Diane Lane) in ending a block war. Herman "Fergee" Ferguson (Rob Schneider), a hacker recently released from prison, is caught in the firefight and hides inside a food dispensing robot, only to be arrested by Dredd and again sentenced to five years' imprisonment.
The Flintstones, 1h31
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Alternate history films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Elizabeth Perkins, Rosie O'Donnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry
Rating49% 2.4547652.4547652.4547652.4547652.454765
Slate and Co. Senior Executive Cliff Vandercave (Kyle MacLachlan) and secretary Miss Sharon Stone (Halle Berry) look at the company workers in the gravel pits while discussing their plan to swindle the company of its vast fortune and flee, but decided that they need someone to take responsibility for it. Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) loans his best friend and neighbor Barney Rubble (Rick Moranis) money so that he and his wife Betty (Rosie O'Donnell) can adopt a child named Bamm-Bamm, who can only pronounce his own name. Although the child is initially difficult to control due to being raised by Mastadons, as well as being superstrong, he eventually warms up to his new family. Barney vows to repay his friend, but Fred is visited by his mother-in-law, Pearl Slaghoople (Elizabeth Taylor), who objects to his decision. However, Fred's wife Wilma (Elizabeth Perkins) remains supportive of his decision.
Beverly Hills Cop III, 1h44
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Héctor Elizondo, Timothy Carhart, George Lucas, John Saxon
Roles Writer
Rating56% 2.802442.802442.802442.802442.80244
One night in Detroit, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) plans to arrest a gang of car thieves who run a local chop shop. Unbeknownst to his boss, Inspector G. Douglas Todd (Gil Hill), Foley has canceled the SWAT team, intending to raid the shop using only his team. Meanwhile, a group of men arrive at the chop shop to pick up a cube van that the car thieves had hijacked. The leader of the group confirms that the vehicle still contains its cargo, which consists of crates labelled as property of the U.S. government, then has his men execute the car thieves.
Street Fighter, 1h42
Directed by Steven E. de Souza
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Monde imaginaire, Sports films, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raúl Juliá, Ming-Na Wen, Kylie Minogue, Damian Chapa, Byron Mann
Rating40% 2.004062.004062.004062.004062.00406
In the Southeast Asian nation of Shadaloo City, civil war has erupted between the forces of crazed military dictator General M. Bison (Raul Julia) and the Allied Nations, a multinational military force, led by their regional commander, Colonel William F. Guile. Bison has recently captured several A.N. relief workers, and via a live two-way radio broadcast, demands Guile secure a US$20 billion ransom in three days or else face responsibility for the hostages' deaths. Guile refuses and vows to track Bison down, but his assistant, Sergeant Cammy (Kylie Minogue) is only partially able to pinpoint Bison's location to the river-delta region outside the city. One of the hostages is Guile's close friend, Carlos "Charlie" Blanka (Robert Mammone), who Bison orders taken to his lab for his captive witch doctor, Dhalsim (Roshan Seth), to turn into the first of his supersoldiers. Though Charlie is severely disfigured by the procedure, Dhalsim secretly alters his cerebral programming to maintain Charlie's humanity.
Live Wire
Live Wire (1992)
, 1h22
Directed by Christian Duguay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Ron Silver, Ben Cross, Philip Baker Hall, Lisa Eilbacher, Tony Plana
Rating56% 2.800862.800862.800862.800862.80086
When a Senator is killed in an explosion, the FBI investigates. The agent in charge is Danny O'Neill (Pierce Brosnan), who is separated from his wife Terry (Lisa Eilbacher) (due to the accidental drowning of their only child in their pool) and behaving very erratically. Initially the investigation does not reveal the kind of explosive used or even what was used to detonate it. Eventually it is learned that terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body (by stomach acid). It also does not help that they have to report to Senator Traveres (Ron Silver), the man whom O'Neill's wife is having an affair with and whom Danny also assaulted.