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Kurt Wimmer
Born1964 (age 59–60)
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • 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.[4] He then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked for 12 years as a screenwriter before directing the 2002 film Equilibrium.[5] 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.

Wimmer has gone on to write for various films, mostly of the action and thriller genres. This includes the The Recruit in 2003, Law Abiding Citizen in 2009, Salt in 2010, Expend4bles in 2023 and The Beekeeper in 2024.


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 Children of the Corn Yes Yes Executive
Spell No Yes Yes
2021 The Misfits No Yes No
2023 Expend4bles No Yes No
2024 The Beekeeper No Yes Yes


  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".
  4. ^ "Filmmakers from Campus, The Oracle, 2011".
  5. ^ " interview". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2006.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)