Birth Name: Stephen Sommers
Birth Place: St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Sommers went on to help the murky thriller "Deep Rising" (1998) and had his first real box-office success at the helm of "The Mummy" (1999), a loose remake of the 1932 classic starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. Although not quite as stunning as the films that inspired it ("Raiders of the Lost Ark" was a heavy influence) Sommers did redfine the mummy from the bandaged Boris Karloff image of film legend into Imhotep, a powerful and charismatic eternal-lived villain as played by Oded Fehr. Sommers regrouped his cast for an equally successful sequel, "The Mummy 2" (2001). That film also introduced the Sommers-created character of The Scorpion King, played by wrestler-turned-actor Duane "T...
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