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Kurt Wimmer is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 1965

Kurt Wimmer

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Nationality USA
Birth 1965 (54 years)

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

Biography

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. 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 in fact the first picture he directed was "One Tough Bastard" for Live Entertainment.

Best films

Salt (2010)
(Writer)
Total Recall (2012)
(Screenstory)
The Recruit (2003)
(Writer)

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Filmography of Kurt Wimmer (14 films)

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Actor

Ultraviolet, 1h28
Directed by Kurt Wimmer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Sports films, Transport films, Motocyclette, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Vampires in film, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, William Fichtner, Mike Smith, Kurt Wimmer
Roles Speak-No-Evil Phage
Rating44% 2.2024452.2024452.2024452.2024452.202445
Ultraviolet takes place in 2078, in the years following a global epidemic that causes vampire-like symptoms, including super-human strength and elongated canines. The infected "hemophages" die within twelve years after being infected. The "Archministry", a militant medical group headed by Vice-Cardinal Ferdinand Daxus, has taken control of the government and begun rounding up infected citizens and exterminating them in order to contain the virus.
Equilibrium, 1h47
Directed by Kurt Wimmer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Dominic Purcell, Christian Kahrmann, Angus Macfadyen
Roles Rebel victim
Rating74% 3.7480253.7480253.7480253.7480253.748025
Equilibrium is set in 2072 in Libria, a city state established by the survivors of World War III that devastated the world, where a totalitarian government requires all citizens to take daily injections of "Prozium" to suppress emotion and encourage obedience. All emotionally stimulating material has been banned, and "Sense Offenders" – those who fail to take their Prozium – are put to death, as the government claims that the cause of all wars and violence is emotion. Libria is governed by the Tetragrammaton Council, led by "Father", who is seen only on giant video screens throughout the city. At the pinnacle of Librian law enforcement are the Grammaton Clerics, who are trained in the martial art of gun kata. The Clerics frequently raid the "Nether" region outside the city to search for and destroy illegal materials – art, literature, and music – and execute the people hiding them. A resistance movement, known as the "Underground", emerges with the goal of toppling Father and the Tetragrammaton Council.

Director

Ultraviolet, 1h28
Directed by Kurt Wimmer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Sports films, Transport films, Motocyclette, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Vampires in film, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, William Fichtner, Mike Smith, Kurt Wimmer
Rating44% 2.2024452.2024452.2024452.2024452.202445
Ultraviolet takes place in 2078, in the years following a global epidemic that causes vampire-like symptoms, including super-human strength and elongated canines. The infected "hemophages" die within twelve years after being infected. The "Archministry", a militant medical group headed by Vice-Cardinal Ferdinand Daxus, has taken control of the government and begun rounding up infected citizens and exterminating them in order to contain the virus.
Equilibrium, 1h47
Directed by Kurt Wimmer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Dominic Purcell, Christian Kahrmann, Angus Macfadyen
Rating74% 3.7480253.7480253.7480253.7480253.748025
Equilibrium is set in 2072 in Libria, a city state established by the survivors of World War III that devastated the world, where a totalitarian government requires all citizens to take daily injections of "Prozium" to suppress emotion and encourage obedience. All emotionally stimulating material has been banned, and "Sense Offenders" – those who fail to take their Prozium – are put to death, as the government claims that the cause of all wars and violence is emotion. Libria is governed by the Tetragrammaton Council, led by "Father", who is seen only on giant video screens throughout the city. At the pinnacle of Librian law enforcement are the Grammaton Clerics, who are trained in the martial art of gun kata. The Clerics frequently raid the "Nether" region outside the city to search for and destroy illegal materials – art, literature, and music – and execute the people hiding them. A resistance movement, known as the "Underground", emerges with the goal of toppling Father and the Tetragrammaton Council.
One Tough Bastard, 1h40
Directed by Kurt Wimmer
Origin USA
Genres Action
Actors Bruce Payne, Jeff Kober, M. C. Gainey, Robert LaSardo, Neal McDonough, Angelle Brooks

Karl Savak (Bruce Payne), a "rogue FBI agent", is attempting to steal and sell military weapons. When stealing weaponry, one of Savak's henchmen, Marcus, kills Darlene and Marianne North, the wife and daughter of John North (Brian Bosworth). John North himself is shot and lapses into a coma for eight weeks. When he regains consciousness he discovers that Savak has put Marcus onto a witness protection program. As a result, North decides to enact his own justice and seeks revenge on Savak and his henchmen.

Scriptwriter

Point Break, 1h54
Origin Chine
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Surfing films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Ray Winstone, Judah Lewis, Tobias Santelmann
Roles Story
Rating53% 2.6534852.6534852.6534852.6534852.653485
Pour enquêter sur des braqueurs de banques, l'agent fédéral Johnny Utah infiltre un groupe de surfeurs férus de sport extrême, avec à sa tête le charismatique et mystérieux Bodhi.
Total Recall, 1h58
Directed by Len Wiseman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about altered memories, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films based on works by Philip K. Dick, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Bill Nighy
Roles Screenstory
Rating62% 3.1471153.1471153.1471153.1471153.147115
At the end of the 21st century, Earth is devastated by chemical warfare. What little habitable land remains is divided into two territories, the United Federation of Britain (UFB, located on mainland Europe) and the Colony (Australia). Many residents of the Colony travel to the UFB to work in factories via "the Fall", a gravity elevator running through the Earth's core. A Resistance operating in the UFB seeks to improve life in the Colony, which the UFB views as a terrorist movement.
Salt
Salt (2010)
, 1h40
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Politique, Sports films, Martial arts films, Political films, Kung fu films
Actors Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl, Yara Shahidi
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.1994553.1994553.1994553.1994553.199455
Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) is being tortured in a North Korean prison on suspicion of being an American spy. Her boyfriend, arachnologist Mike Krause (August Diehl), generates so much publicity that the CIA is forced to arrange a prisoner exchange, despite the agency's policy against it. Salt's CIA colleague Ted Winter (Liev Schreiber) greets Salt at the border. As they drive away, Mike proposes, despite Salt admitting that she is in fact a CIA operative.
Law Abiding Citizen, 1h44
Directed by F. Gary Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Bruce McGill, Colm Meaney, Leslie Bibb, Michael Irby
Roles Writer
Rating73% 3.699483.699483.699483.699483.69948
Philadelphia, 1999. In a violent home invasion, engineer Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is forced to witness the rape and murder of his wife and young daughter by Clarence James Darby (Christian Stolte) and his accomplice Rupert Ames (Josh Stewart). Prosecutor Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) is unable to use DNA evidence to securely convict both accused. Unwilling to take a chance on lowering his high and yet unbeaten 96% conviction rate, he chooses to make a deal with Darby (the actual murderer), letting him plead guilty to a lesser charge, in return for testifying against Ames. Ames is falsely found guilty of masterminding the break-in and both murders and is sentenced to death. Shelton feels betrayed by Rice's actions, as he had pleaded with him not to make the deal and to at least try convict both of them, and because he chose to release the actual killer. Darby serves his shortened sentence and is released just a few years later.
Street Kings, 1h49
Directed by David Ayer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes La corruption policière, Psychologie, Gangster films
Actors Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Jay Mohr, Cedric the Entertainer
Rating67% 3.3988153.3988153.3988153.3988153.398815
Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) is a disillusioned LAPD Vice detective working for a unit known as Vice Special and haunted by the death of his wife. Working undercover, he meets with Korean gangsters (whom he believes have kidnapped two Korean schoolgirls) in a parking lot, who are looking to buy a machine gun from him. After a vicious beatdown, the Koreans then proceed to steal Tom's car. Tom however planned on this and has the cops locate the vehicle via GPS. Upon arrival at their hideout, Tom storms in and kills the four inside with his .45 Smith & Wesson 4506 pistol, and then locates the missing children after covering up what really happened. While the other officers in his unit congratulate him, he is confronted by his former partner, Detective Terrence Washington (Terry Crews). Washington no longer approves of the corruption and deception and has gone straight, reporting the problems to Captain James Biggs (Hugh Laurie), of internal affairs, who starts an investigation against Ludlow.
Ultraviolet, 1h28
Directed by Kurt Wimmer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Sports films, Transport films, Motocyclette, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Vampires in film, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, William Fichtner, Mike Smith, Kurt Wimmer
Roles Writer
Rating44% 2.2024452.2024452.2024452.2024452.202445
Ultraviolet takes place in 2078, in the years following a global epidemic that causes vampire-like symptoms, including super-human strength and elongated canines. The infected "hemophages" die within twelve years after being infected. The "Archministry", a militant medical group headed by Vice-Cardinal Ferdinand Daxus, has taken control of the government and begun rounding up infected citizens and exterminating them in order to contain the virus.
The Recruit, 1h55
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht, Ron Lea, Kenneth Mitchell
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.2989953.2989953.2989953.2989953.298995
James Clayton (Colin Farrell), a computer programming expert at MIT, is offered an interview by senior Central Intelligence Agency instructor Walter Burke (Al Pacino) for a position with the Agency. After witnessing a demonstration of Clayton's skills, Burke tests Clayton with a puzzle encoded on the sports page of a newspaper. Clayton agrees to be recruited because he wants information about his missing father, whom he suspects was a CIA agent.
Equilibrium, 1h47
Directed by Kurt Wimmer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Dominic Purcell, Christian Kahrmann, Angus Macfadyen
Rating74% 3.7480253.7480253.7480253.7480253.748025
Equilibrium is set in 2072 in Libria, a city state established by the survivors of World War III that devastated the world, where a totalitarian government requires all citizens to take daily injections of "Prozium" to suppress emotion and encourage obedience. All emotionally stimulating material has been banned, and "Sense Offenders" – those who fail to take their Prozium – are put to death, as the government claims that the cause of all wars and violence is emotion. Libria is governed by the Tetragrammaton Council, led by "Father", who is seen only on giant video screens throughout the city. At the pinnacle of Librian law enforcement are the Grammaton Clerics, who are trained in the martial art of gun kata. The Clerics frequently raid the "Nether" region outside the city to search for and destroy illegal materials – art, literature, and music – and execute the people hiding them. A resistance movement, known as the "Underground", emerges with the goal of toppling Father and the Tetragrammaton Council.
The Thomas Crown Affair, 1h53
Directed by John McTiernan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Peinture, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara, Fritz Weaver, Frankie Faison
Rating67% 3.3996053.3996053.3996053.3996053.399605
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an attempted robbery of precious paintings fails when museum employees discover imposters posing as staff. In all the confusion of locking down the museum and capturing the robbers, Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) slips into an adjacent room and steals the painting of San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk by Monet. The insurers of the $100 million artwork send investigator Catherine Banning (Rene Russo) to assist NYPD Detective Michael McCann (Denis Leary) in solving the crime.
Sphere
Sphere (1998)
, 2h14
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Time travel films, Underwater action films, Submarine films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Liev Schreiber, Peter Coyote, Queen Latifah
Rating60% 3.0496453.0496453.0496453.0496453.049645
A alien spacecraft is discovered on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, estimated to have been there for 300 years. A team of experts, including marine biologist Dr. Beth Halperin, mathematician Dr. Harry Adams, astrophysicist Dr. Ted Fielding, psychologist Dr. Norman Goodman, and U.S. Navy Capt. Harold Barnes, are assembled and taken to the Habitat, a state-of-the-art living environment located near the spacecraft.