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      Christopher Thompson

      Christopher Thompson

      Highest Rated: 74% Orchestra Seats (2006)

      Lowest Rated: 22% 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 poster
      Orchestra Seats
      Season's Beatings poster
      Season's Beatings
      The Luzhin Defence poster
      The Luzhin Defence
      Change of Plans poster
      Change of Plans
      Waiting poster
      Waiting
      Total Eclipse poster
      Total Eclipse

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Butcher's Daughter Director - 2020
      No Score Yet 12% It Happened in St-Tropez Screenwriter - 2013
      No Score Yet 30% Bus Palladium Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2010
      50% 33% Change of Plans Lucas (Character),
      Screenwriter
      $44.2K 2009
      74% 70% Orchestra Seats Frédéric Grumberg (Character),
      Writer
      $2.0M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Been Waiting So Long Writer - 2004
      No Score Yet 4% Arachnia Lieutenant (Character) - 2003
      57% 54% Jet Lag Screenwriter $544.4K 2002
      57% 69% The Luzhin Defence Stassard (Character) $1.1M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Saint Bernard Didier (Character) - 2000
      50% 67% Waiting Junior (Character) - 2000
      71% 70% Season's Beatings Joseph (Character),
      Writer
      $330.4K 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Los Que Aman León (Character) - 1998
      22% 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: The Terrible Years Louis-Antoine de Saint-Just (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Revolution Louis-Antoine de Saint-Just (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 100% The French Revolution: The Light Years Louis-Antoine de Saint-Just (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pocketbook Unknown (Character) - 1980