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Christopher McQuarrie


Christopher McQuarrie is an acclaimed producer, director and an Academy Award® winning writer. McQuarrie grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey and in lieu of college, he spent the first five years out of school traveling and working at a detective agency. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. In 1995, his screenplay for The ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Usual Suspects
(1995)
Edge of Tomorrow
(2014)
Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher Writer
(2012)

Filmography

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 2017 The Mummy (writer) (post-production)
 2015 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (screenplay) / (story)
 2014 Edge of Tomorrow (screenplay)
 2013 Jack the Giant Slayer (screenplay)
 2012 Jack Reacher (written for the screen by)
 2010 The Tourist (screenplay)
  Persons Unknown (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes, 2010) (written by - 1 episode, 2010)
- Shadows in the Cave (2010) ... (creator)
- And Then There Was One (2010) ... (creator)
- Seven Sacrifices (2010) ... (creator)
- Identity (2010) ... (creator)
- Static (2010) ... (creator)
 2008 Valkyrie (written by)
 2000 The Way of the Gun (written by)
 1997 The Underworld (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1995 The Usual Suspects (written by)
 1994 NYPD Blue (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode)
- The Final Adjustment (1994) ... (story by)
 1993 Public Access (writer)
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The challenge in most car chases is you're trying to hide the fact that it's not the actor driving. See more »

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He was hired by frequent collaborator Tom Cruise to do revisions to the script for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011). McQuarrie's work was originally given a shared 'written by' credit. This was evident in the first trailer for the film. However, the Writer's Guild of America removed McQuarrie's name from any writing credit by the time the movie was released on December 16, 2011. See more »

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Frequently works with Bryan Singer and Tom Cruise

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The usual suspects...WHY GOD? SteveTheWriter
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