Kurt Wimmer

Born in 1964, screenwriter, producer and director Kurt Wimmer attended the University of South Florida. He graduated that institution with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History. Wimmer's directorial debut came when he ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (15)

Point Break 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Point Break 2015 (Movie)

(Story By)

Total Recall 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Total Recall 2012 (Movie)

Screen Story By (Story By)

Salt 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Law Abiding Citizen 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Street Kings 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ultraviolet 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Recruit 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Equilibrium 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sphere 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Double Trouble 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Neighbor 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Relative Fear (TV Show)

Screenplay
Director (3)

Ultraviolet 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Equilibrium 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

One Man's Justice (TV Show)

Director
Actor (2)

Ultraviolet 2006 (Movie)

Speak-No-Evil Phage (Actor)

Equilibrium 2002 (Movie)

Rebel Victim (Actor)
Producer (2)

Point Break 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Law Abiding Citizen 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Born in 1964, screenwriter, producer and director Kurt Wimmer attended the University of South Florida. He graduated that institution with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History. Wimmer's directorial debut came when he directed "One Tough Bastard" (1996), about a vigilante's search for justice after his wife and family are murdered. Wimmer was one of the writers on the remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1999), starring Rene Russo and Pierce Brosnan. In 2002 Wimmer directed "Equilibrium," which he wrote, and which he frequently cites as his directorial debut. Wimmer next wrote the action movie "Ultraviolet" (2006), which starred Milla Jovovich in the title role. Wimmer is also the creator of the fictional fighting style known as "Gun Kata," which was featured in "Ultraviolet" and in his 2002 film "Equilibrium." Wimmer followed up "Ultraviolet" with "Street Kings" (2008), which he cowrote with Los Angeles neo-noir author James Ellroy, and which starred Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker and Hugh Laurie. Wimmer next wrote the Angelina Jolie spy thriller "Salt" (2010). In 2015, a sequel to the movie was announced that would also be written by Wimmer. That same year, Wimmer was tapped to write the Hollywood reboot of the Kathryn Bigelow heist classic "Point Break" (1991).

EDUCATION

University of South Florida

Milestones

2015

Wrote the remake of '90s heist film "Point Break."

2010

Wrote the Angelina Jolie thriller "Salt."

2006

Wrote & directed "Ultraviolet"

Bonus Trivia

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Invented a form of martial arts, Gun Kata, that features in his films "Equilibrium" and "Ultraviolet."

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