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CHRISTOPHER MCQUARRIE (Screenwriter/Director) is an Academy Award winning writer, producer and director whose credits include THE USUAL SUSPECTS, THE WAY OF THE GUN and VALKYRIE.

McQuarrie grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey where he attended high school with director Bryan Singer, actor Ethan Hawke and musician James Murphy. In lieu of college, he spent the first five years out ofschooltraveling and working at a detective agency before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film.

Three years later, his screenplay for THE USUAL SUSPECTSgarnered him the Edgar Award, theIndependent Spirit Award and the British and American Academy Awards. The film was later included on the New York Times list of the 1000 greatest films ever made and the character of Verbal Kint was included on the AFI's list of the 100 Greatest Heroes and Villains of All Time. In 2006, the Writers Guild of America included THE USUAL SUSPECTS on their list of The 101 Greatest Screenplays.

In 2000, he directed THE WAY OF THE GUN starring Ryan Phillippe, Benicio Del Toro and James Caan. In 2008 heproducedand co-wrote VALKYRIE starring Tom Cruise. Upcoming projects include THE WOLVERINE, JACK THE GIANT SLAYER and ALL YOU NEED IS KILL.


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