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Andrew Kevin Walker
Born August 14, 1964 (1964-08-14) (age 43)
Flag of the United States Altoona, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 1993 - present

Andrew Kevin Walker (born August 14, 1964) is an American BAFTA-nominated screenwriter. He is known for having written the Academy Award-nominated film Se7en, for which he earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as several other films, including 8mm, Sleepy Hollow and many uncredited script rewrites. is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... For the singer, see Se7en (singer). ... 2006 - Little Miss Sunshine - Michael Arndt Babel - Guillermo Arriaga El Laberinto del fauno - Guillermo del Toro The Queen - Peter Morgan United 93 - Paul Greengrass 2005 - Crash - Paul Haggis Robert Moresco Good Night, and Good Luck. ... 8mm is a 1999 mystery/thriller film, directed by Joel Schumacher, about a private investigator Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) who is hired to research the authenticity of an alleged snuff movie found in the vault of a recently deceased billionaire, which takes him to some sleazy environments. ... Sleepy Hollow (1999) is a horror film directed by Tim Burton, interpreting the legend of The Headless Horseman and based loosely around the Washington Irving story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... Sample from a screenplay, showing dialogue and action descriptions. ...

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Biography

Early life

Walker was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, though some time during his childhood, he moved to Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. He attended the Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School until his graduation in 1982. Walker soon enrolled in Penn State University to pursue a career in film production. He graduated from Penn State in 1986, with a Bachelor of Arts in film and video.[1] Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Mechanicsburg is a borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA, eight miles (13 km) west of Harrisburg. ... Mechanicsburg Area Senior High is a secondary school located on 500 South Broad Street in the borough of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... Film production on location in Newark, New Jersey. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ...


Film career

Shortly after completing his education, he moved to New York City and began a career in retail at Tower Records. During that time, he worked on several projects, but Walker was unable to find much success until 1991, when he completed the script for Se7en. Walker decided to move to Los Angeles to sell his screenplay. There, he personally contacted screenwriter David Koepp, who showed the script to executives at New Line Cinema, who ended up purchasing the rights to it. The film, however, took nearly three years to begin production. While the project was ongoing, Walker found other work as a screenwriter, including a short stint with HBO's television series Tales From the Crypt, as well as writing two other films, Brainscan (1994) and the novel adaptation Hideaway (1995).[1] New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Tower Records is a retail music chain based in Sacramento, California, USA. It currently exists as an international franchise and an online music store. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... David Koepp (born June 9, 1963 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin) is an American screenwriter and director. ... New Line Cinema, founded in 1967, is one of the major American film studios. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Tales from the Crypt can refer to: the television series Tales from the Crypt the film Tales from the Crypt the comic book Tales from the Crypt, published by EC Comics during the 1950s. ... Brainscan is a 1994 horror film starring Edward Furlong, Frank Langella, and T.Ryder Smith. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ...


Se7en began production between his two other films, headed by David Fincher as the director and starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey. At one point during production — what would later become a recurring theme throughout Walker's career, the studio proposed several changes, deeming it too dark for its target audience; both Fincher and Freeman backed Walker's original script, and it eventually went unchanged.[1] The film was met with critical acclaim and enormous box office success, earning $327,311,859 worldwide.[2][3] It would allow Walker to make a name for himself in the movie industry, as well as make stars of then-relatively unknown actors Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey. David Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American music video and film director known for his dark and stylish portraits of the human experience, particularly Fight Club and Se7en. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Dawsons Creek director, see Morgan J. Freeman. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt(born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. ... Kevin Spacey (born July 26, 1959) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor (film and stage) and director. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


However, Walker would not earn another film credit to his name for another four years, though he penned several uncredited rewrites during this period, including The Game (on which he again worked with David Fincher) and Paul W.S. Anderson's Event Horizon.[4]. In 1999, Walker's 8MM finally saw the light of day, having been sold by him for a reported $1.25 million. Once again, the film's production encountered concerns regarding the dark subject matter, and the studio asked Walker to lighten the film's tone. With Joel Schumacher as director, Walker felt a rewrite would no longer be needed. But as it turned out, Schumacher supported the studio and made changes of his own, leading to a much-publicized fallout between the two, with Walker virtually disowning the film and walking away from the set. He refused to even watch the film, which became a critical and box-office disaster.[5] The Game is a 1997 psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and produced by Polygram, telling the story of an investment banker who is gifted with prepaid access to a game that integrates in strange ways with his life. ... Paul William Scott Anderson (Born: March 4, 1965 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom-) is a British filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. ... For the science fiction film, see Event Horizon (film). ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... 8mm is a 1999 mystery/thriller film, directed by Joel Schumacher, about a private investigator Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) who is hired to research the authenticity of an alleged snuff movie found in the vault of a recently deceased billionaire, which takes him to some sleazy environments. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ...


Walker found other success in 1999, as he penned an uncredited rewrites to the critical hits Stir of Echoes and Fight Club, now considered a cult classic. Walker's adaptation of Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" also wrapped up production as Sleepy Hollow, directed by Tim Burton. While Burton admired Walker's original script, he hired the famed playwright and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard to tone down the violence.[5] The film, starring Johnny Depp, was still a box office and critical success.[6] Stir of Echoes is an supernatural/ Thriller American film which was released in 1999 starring Kevin Bacon and directed by David Koepp. ... Fight Club is a 1999 feature film adaptation of the 1996 novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, adapted by Jim Uhls and directed by David Fincher. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author of the early 19th century. ... This article is in need of attention. ... The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. ... Sleepy Hollow (1999) is a horror film directed by Tim Burton, interpreting the legend of The Headless Horseman and based loosely around the Washington Irving story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer. ... Sir Tom Stoppard, OM, CBE (born as Tomáš Straussler on July 3, 1937)[1] is an Academy Award winning British playwright of more than 24 plays. ... Johnny Depp (born John Christopher Depp II[2] on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an Academy Award-nominated and SAG Awards-winning American actor and for his performances in the films Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Whats Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Ed Wood (1994...


Since the mid-1990s, Walker wrote several screenplays that were never greenlit or have yet to go into production, such as a script for a movie starring the superhero Silver Surfer, a version of X-Men (2000; his script was written in 1994[7]), and a film tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman. The latter film was set to go into production, but Warner Bros. opted to revive their franchises separately, and so the script was shelved.[8] After the announcement and subsequent successes of Batman Begins and Superman Returns, the film seemed to be shelved permanently, though Wolfgang Petersen, who was due to direct the feature, has continued to express his interest in the project.[9] To greenlight a project, in the context of the movie business, is to formally approve production finance, thereby allowing the project to move forward from the development phase to pre-production and, barring disasters, principal photography. ... This article is about the comic book character. ... X-Men is a 2000 superhero film, based upon the fictional characters the X-Men. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... “WB” redirects here. ... For the novel based on the film, see Batman Begins (novelization). ... For the video game of the same name, see Superman Returns (video game). ... Wolfgang Petersen Wolfgang Petersen (born March 14, 1941 in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany) is a German film director. ...


Other projects

Walker also wrote two shorts for the BMW Films series The Hire, starring Clive Owen: Ambush, directed by John Frankenheimer, and The Follow, by Kar Wai Wong. Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... The BMW film series, The Hire was a series of eight short films (each about eight minutes long, on average) produced for the Internet in the summers of 2001 and 2002. ... Clive Owen (born October 3, 1964) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning critically acclaimed English actor, now a regular performer in Hollywood and independent American films. ... John Michael Frankenheimer (February 19, 1930 – July 6, 2002) was an American film director. ... Wong Kar-wai (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Cantonese Yale: Wòhng Gà Waih; Shanghainese Latin method: Wan Kawe; born July 17, 1958) is a Hong Kong-based film director known for his visually unique, highly stylized art films. ...


Most recently, Walker wrote the screenplay for The Wolf Man, a remake of the Universal Studios classic. The remake, which is directed by Mark Romanek and stars Benicio del Toro in the title role, will be released in summer 2008. For other uses, see Wolf man. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... The Wolf Man is a 1941 horror film written by Curt Siodmak and produced and directed by George Waggner, starring Lon Chaney Jr, Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi, and Maria Ouspenskaya. ... Mark Romanek (born September 18, 1959) is an award-winning American music video director who has also moved into directing theatrical films. ... Benicio Monserrat Rafael Del Toro Sanchez (born February 19, 1967, in San Germán, Puerto Rico) is an Academy Award winning Puerto Rican actor. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Appearances in film

Walker is known for making short cameos in films for which he served as a writer. In Panic Room, he appears as a sleepy neighbor; in Fight Club, three detectives are named, respectively, Andrew, Kevin and Walker; and in Se7en, he plays a corpse. In the episode "My Maserati Does 185" of the HBO series Entourage, it is said that Andrew Kevin Walker wrote the script for an Aquaman movie. Panic Room (2002) is a movie written by David Koepp, directed by David Fincher, and starring Academy Award Winners Jodie Foster and Forest Whitaker. ... My Maserati Does 185 is an episode from Season 2 of the dramedy television series Entourage. ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ... Aquaman is a fictional character, superhero in DC Comics. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c http://www.pabook.libraries.psu.edu/LitMap/bios/Walker__Andrew_Kevin.html
  2. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1066164-seven/
  3. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=seven.htm
  4. ^ http://www.ambidextrouspics.com/html/andrew_kevin_walker.html
  5. ^ a b http://movies.msn.com/celebs/celeb.aspx?mp=b&c=264953
  6. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sleepy_hollow/
  7. ^ http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/x-men_walker3.html
  8. ^ Darius, Julian (2005). Batman Begins and the Comics. Lulu Press, pp. 6. ISBN 1-4116-4543-X. 
  9. ^ http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_ezine&task=read&page=1&category=1&article=384

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Andrew Kevin Walker at AllExperts (142 words)
Andrew Kevin Walker (born August 14, 1964 in Altoona, Pennsylvania) is an American screenwriter.
He is best known for the films 8MM, Sleepy Hollow and Se7en, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Walker is a graduate of Mechanicsburg Senior High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
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