Simon Kinberg

Simon Kinberg

Highest Rated: 94% Logan (2017)

Lowest Rated: 9% Fantastic Four (2015)

Birthday: Aug 2, 1973

Birthplace: London, England, UK

During the early 21st century, Simon Kinberg became one of the motion picture industry's most promising screenwriters, working with the likes of Doug Liman, Guy Ritchie, and McG, and writing the screenplay for the hit 2005 film "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." Born in London, Kinberg relocated with his family to the U.S., where the wannabe screenwriter studied at Columbia University Film School. At the start of the 2000s, Kinberg signed on to pen the follow-up to Vin Diesel's 2002 hit action-adventure film "xXx," 2005's "xXx: State of the Union" (in which Ice Cube took over the lead from Diesel). Although the film was considered a box office disappointment, Kinberg got back on track the same year thanks to the success of Doug Liman's sprightly romcom thriller "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," in which Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie play a sedate suburban married couple who both, unbeknownst to the other, are hired assassins. Subsequently, Kinberg penned further high-profile films including 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand" (the conclusion of the hugely successful "X-Men" trilogy), and 2008's supernatural teen thriller "Jumper," on which he was reunited with Liman. In 2009, Kinberg scripted Guy Ritchie's high-octane revisionist take on "Sherlock Holmes," starring Robert Downey Jr. as the legendary sleuth, and returned to romcom thriller territory in 2012 by penning McG's love triangle flick "This Means War," starring Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death on the Nile Producer - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 355 Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2022
36% 56% The New Mutants Producer $23.9M 2020
22% 64% Dark Phoenix Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$65.8M 2019
57% 55% Once Upon a Deadpool Producer $322.5M 2018
84% 85% Deadpool 2 Producer $324.3M 2018
60% 53% Murder on the Orient Express Producer $101.5M 2017
94% 90% Logan Producer $226.3M 2017
47% 65% X-Men: Apocalypse Screenwriter,
Producer
$155.0M 2016
85% 90% Deadpool Producer $363.1M 2016
91% 91% The Martian Producer $228.4M 2015
9% 18% Fantastic Four Screenwriter,
Producer
$56.0M 2015
84% 78% Cinderella Producer $201.2M 2015
32% 56% Chappie Producer $31.6M 2015
18% 51% Let's Be Cops Producer $82.4M 2014
90% 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past Screenwriter,
Producer
$233.9M 2014
No Score Yet 56% Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Writer - 2014
65% 58% Elysium Producer $93.1M 2013
34% 50% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Executive Producer $37.5M 2012
26% 56% This Means War Screenwriter,
Producer
$54.8M 2012
86% 87% X-Men: First Class Producer $146.4M 2011
69% 77% Sherlock Holmes Screenwriter $209.0M 2009
15% 44% Jumper Screenwriter,
Producer
$80.2M 2008
57% 61% X-Men: The Last Stand Writer $234.4M 2006
60% 58% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Co-Producer,
Screenwriter
$186.3M 2005
17% 32% XXX: State of the Union Screenwriter $26.0M 2005

TV

Credit
46% 45% Invasion Creator,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2021
67% 47% The Twilight Zone Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2019-2020
71% 53% Designated Survivor Executive Producer 2016-2019
79% 67% The Gifted Executive Producer 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
91% 86% Legion Executive Producer 2017-2018
98% 82% Star Wars Rebels Creator,
Executive Producer
2017-2018