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Mike Werb

Los Angeles native Mike Werb attended Stanford where he majored in one thing after another. Turning to writing, he entered the UCLA Master's Program in Screenwriting. He has since worked for every major studio.

Werb's big break was writing the screenplay for the hit Jim Carrey comedy The Mask, but he is also proud of the direct-to-video sequel Darkman 3: Die, Darkman, Die! and his giant rats-attack-a-college campus epic Gnaw: Food Of The Gods, Part 2, as well as his 'Romancing the Stone'-with-teenagers epic called The Secret of the Ice Cave. Werb and Michael Colleary wrote and co-produced the Oscar-nominated thriller Face/Off starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Dubbed "the strangest story ever to get a green light at a Hollywood studio by the Wall Street Journal, Face/Off" won the best screenplay statuette at the 24th annual Saturn Awards.

Recent credits include Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie, and the WB series Tarzan. Their active projects include a film-adaptation of the best-selling arena-fighting video game Tekken, The Divide for John Woo, and Prophets of the Ghost Ants for A Band Apart. Werb is also writing the futuristic drama Tomorrow/Today.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Mike Werb Facts

OccupationScreenwriter, Producer

Selected Filmography

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