Kurt Wimmer

Kurt Wimmer (born 1964) is an American screenwriter, film producer and film director.

Kurt Wimmer
Born1964 (age 5455)
Occupationfilm director, film producer, screenwriter


He attended the University of South Florida and graduated with a BFA degree in Art History. He then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked for 12 years as a screenwriter before directing the 2002 film Equilibrium.[1] In numerous interviews, he cites Equilibrium as his directorial debut and first film, although his actual directorial debut was the 1995 action film One Tough Bastard starring Brian Bosworth and Bruce Payne.

Wimmer has not directed a film since Ultraviolet, after being shut out of the editing phase of that film and expressing disappointment with how it was handled.[2]


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer
1995 One Tough Bastard Yes No No
1998 Sphere No Yes No Based on the novel by Michael Crichton
1999 The Thomas Crown Affair No Yes No
2002 Equilibrium Yes Yes No Role: Rebel victim (cameo)
2003 The Recruit No Yes No
2006 Ultraviolet Yes Yes No Role: Hemophage (cameo)
2008 Street Kings No Yes No
2009 Law Abiding Citizen No Yes Yes
2010 Salt No Yes No
2012 Total Recall No Yes No
2015 Point Break No Yes Yes


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