Kurt Wimmer

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Kurt Wimmer
Born1964 (age 53–54)
Occupationfilm director, film producer, screenwriter

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


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 making his 2002 film, Equilibrium.[1] In numerous interviews he cites Equilibrium as his directorial debut and first film, in which he also has a cameo role as a practitioner of the fictional martial art Gun Kata; however 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, having been shut out of the editing phase of the film and having expressed disappointment with how it was handled.


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer Actor
1995 One Tough Bastard Yes No No No
1998 Sphere No No Yes No Wrote adaptation from novel by Michael Crichton
1999 The Thomas Crown Affair No No Yes No Alan Trustman (story) Leslie Dixon (screenplay) Kurt Wimmer(screenplay)
2002 Equilibrium Yes No Yes Yes Cameo as rebel victim
2003 The Recruit No No Yes No
2006 Ultraviolet Yes No Yes Yes Cameo as a hemophage
2008 Street Kings No No Yes No
2009 Law Abiding Citizen No Yes Yes No
2010 Salt No No Yes No
2012 Total Recall No No Yes No
2015 Point Break No Yes Yes No


  1. ^ Interview at equilibriumfans.com

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