Kurt Wimmer

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Kurt Wimmer
Born1964 (age 58–59)
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Occupation(s)film director, film producer, screenwriter

Kurt Wimmer (born 1964) is an American screenwriter, film producer and film director.[1][2][3]


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.[4] 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. However, Equilibrium was his first theatrically released film.


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer
1995 One Tough Bastard Yes No No
1998 Sphere No Yes No
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
2020 Spell No Yes Yes
Children of the Corn Yes Yes Executive
2021 The Misfits No Yes No
TBA The Beekeeper No Yes No


  1. ^ Pasquine, Frank (July 18, 2012). "Screenwriter Kurt Wimmer on His Love of Film".
  2. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (September 21, 2021). "'Salt' & 'The Bee Keeper' Scribe Kurt Wimmer To Direct & Write 'Solara' For Oakhurst & Motus".
  3. ^ "'Salt' Writer Kurt Wimmer Sells Spec Script 'Matthew 21′ to Thunder Road". yahoo.com.
  4. ^ "Equilibriumfans.com interview". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2006.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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