| March 29, 1950 (age 65) (1950-03-29) New York, NY|
Screenwriter, producer, director
Cathy Guisewite (m. 1997–2011)
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Pawn Sacrifice, Ali, Copying Beethoven, Nixon, Miles Ahead
Stephen J Rivele, Steven Knight, Edward Zwick, Oliver Stone, Gregory Allen Howard
Christopher Wilkinson Wikipedia
Christopher Wilkinson (born March 29, 1950) is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Nixon (1995). He also wrote the screenplays for Ali (2001) and Copying Beethoven (2006), the latter of which he also produced. Most of his scripts are historically based and co-written with Stephen J. Rivele.
Wilkinson was born in New York City and raised in Philadelphia. He began his career as a musician before attending film school at Temple University.
Wilkinson has written several biopics with frequent writing partner Stephen J. Rivele, starting with Nixon (1995) and including Ali (2001) and Copying Beethoven (2006). He was a writer and executive producer on Pawn Sacrifice (2014) and Miles Ahead (2015), and wrote and directed the PBS film Virtuosity (2014).
Wilkinson worked on the screenplays for Mercury, a biopic about Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, the long-planned All Eyez on Me, based on the final days of rapper Tupac Shakur, and Birth of the Dragon, inspired by the real-life no-rules fight between Bruce Lee and Chinese kung fu master Wong Jack Man.
Wilkinson resides in Los Angeles, California, with his son. He was formerly married to cartoonist Cathy Guisewite (creator of the comic strip Cathy).Echoes (1980) - writer/director/producer
Engine 2, Ladder 3 (1982) - writer/director/producer
The River (1984) - second unit director
Nuts (1987) - writer (uncredited)
Penrod (1990) - writer/director/producer
Nobody's Home (1990) - writer/director/producer
For the Boys (1991) - second unit director/associate producer
Intersection (1994) - second unit director/post-production supervisor
Nixon (1995) - writer
Ali (2001) - writer
Copying Beethoven (2006) - writer/producer
Virtuosity (2014) - writer/director/producer
Pawn Sacrifice (2014) - writer/executive producer
Miles Ahead (2015) - writer/executive producer
Birth of the Dragon (2016) - writer/producer
All Eyez on Me (2017) - writer
A Star Is Born (2018) - co-writer