Christopher Thompson

Christopher Thompson

Highest Rated: 74% Orchestra Seats (2006)

Lowest Rated: 25% Total Eclipse (1995)

Birthday: Aug 13, 1966

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Hailing from a line of multi-talented filmmakers, Christopher Thompson naturally took to the family business as an accomplished actor, writer, and director. Born in England to a British financier and the Academy Award-nominated French writer-director Danièle Thompson, he has a film pedigree that goes back yet another generation to writer-director-actor grandfather Gerard Oury. Thompson broke into features in 1990, playing a supporting role in "Everybody's Fine" featuring Marcello Mastroianni. He earned greater attention and a César Award nomination as a promising new actor for his turn in the sentimental comedic drama "Les marmottes," co-written by his mother. Subsequent roles included such notable films as "Jefferson in Paris," the James Ivory picture with Nick Nolte as the celebrated founding father, and "Total Eclipse," starring a young Leonardo Di Caprio as the French poet Rimbaud. Thompson began writing with his mother (who was making her directorial debut) on the 1999 ensemble piece illustrating the stress felt during a family holiday gathering, "La bûche," which earned substantial critical acclaim and forged a partnership that would continue for numerous pictures and become known for a focus on location and atmosphere reminiscent of Robert Altman's filmmaking style. Thompson made his first directorial effort with "Bus Palladium," a 2010 comedy about the dissolution of a French rock group.

Highest rated movies

Orchestra Seats
Season's Beatings
The Luzhin Defence
Change of Plans
Total Eclipse




No Score Yet 12% It Happened in St-Tropez Screenwriter - 2013
No Score Yet 30% Bus Palladium Director,
- 2010
50% 33% Change of Plans Lucas (Character),
$44.2K 2009
74% 70% Orchestra Seats Frédéric Grumberg (Character),
$2.0M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Been Waiting So Long Writer - 2004
No Score Yet 5% Arachnia Lieutenant (Character) - 2003
57% 54% Jet Lag Screenwriter $544.4K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saint Bernard Didier (Character) - 2000
50% 67% Waiting Junior (Character) - 2000
58% 70% The Luzhin Defence Stassard (Character) $1.1M 2000
70% 70% Season's Beatings Joseph (Character),
$330.4K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Los Que Aman León (Character) - 1998
25% 61% Total Eclipse Carjat (Character) $339.9K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacrifice for Love Louis de Nueil (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Revolution Louis-Antoine de Saint-Just (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Revolution: The Terrible Years Louis-Antoine de Saint-Just (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Revolution: The Light Years Louis-Antoine de Saint-Just (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pocketbook Unknown (Character) - 1980