Steven E. de Souza

Steven E. de Souza

writer, producer, additional crew

Steven E. de Souza was born on Nov 17, 1947 in USA. Steven E. de Souza's big-screen debut came with Arnold's Wrecking Co. directed by Steven E. de Souza in 1973. Steven E. de Souza is known for Die Hard 2 directed by Renny Harlin, Bruce Willis stars as John McClane and Bonnie Bedelia as Holly McClane. Steven E. de Souza has got 3 awards and 2 nominations so far. The most recent award Steven E. de Souza achieved is Imagen Foundation Awards. The upcoming new movie Steven E. de Souza plays is Gotta Catch Santa Claus which will be released on Dec 11, 2008.

Among the handful of screenwriters whose films have earned over $2 billion at the box office, Steven de Souza was introduced to Hollywood on camera--as a contestant on an L.A. game show. There the Philadelphia-based writer for PBS, The New York Times, Premiere and other media outlets won a car and a color TV--and then talked his way into the office of several producers to leave behind some writing samples. A contract with Universal Television as a story editor was the result. From there, he moved into producing (K 2000 (1982)) and then earned his first film credit, on 48 heures (1982). That film, along with Commando (1985), Piège de cristal (1988) and 58 minutes pour vivre (1990), established his reputation as a writer who could juggle both action and humor. That combination remains evident in all of his subsequent work, which expanded to include science-fiction (V (1984), Running Man (1987), Judge Dredd (1995)), horror (Les contes de la crypte (1989), Possessed (2000)) and fantasy (La Famille Pierrafeu (1994), Cadillacs et dinosaures (1993), Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Le berceau de la vie (2003)). He has been nominated two times each for the Edgar Allen Poe award for best mystery screenplay and the Saturn award for best Science Fiction/Fantasy Film. In 2000 he was honored with the Norman Lear Award for Lifetime Achievement in writing.In 2009 his web series Unknown Sender (2008) became an unprecedented triple honoree in the 13th annual Webby Awards--for best series and best writing and for Timothy Dalton's performance in Unknown Sender: If You're Seeing This Tape... (2008).

  • Birthday

    Nov 17, 1947
  • Place of Birth

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Also known


Known For


3 wins & 2 nominations

Imagen Foundation Awards
Winner - Norman Lear Writer's Award
Razzie Awards
Worst Screenplay
Winner - Razzie Award
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