Christopher McQuarrie (born 1968) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. A regular collaborator of director Bryan Singer, he co-wrote the screenplay of Singer's Public Access, wrote the screenplay for The Usual Suspects, co-wrote and produced Valkyrie and co-wrote Jack the Giant Slayer and Edge of Tomorrow.
McQuarrie won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Usual Suspects. His greatest commercial success was The Tourist, based on the French film Anthony Zimmer, co-written by him which grossed US$ 278 million worldwide. As a director, McQuarrie wrote and directed The Way of the Gun and Jack Reacher. He is slated to direct Mission: Impossible 5, his fourth collaboration with actor and producer Tom Cruise after Valkyrie, Jack Reacher and Edge of Tomorrow. He also created the short-lived TV series Persons Unknown.
McQuarrie was raised in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. He worked as an assistant at Christ Church Grammar School in Perth, Western Australia, and at a detective agency. In 1992, fellow schoolmate Bryan Singer offered him the opportunity to co-write Public Access...
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