Christopher McQuarrie (born October 25, 1968) is an American screenwriter, film director and producer. He received the BAFTA Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the neo-noir mystery film The Usual Suspects (1995).

McQuarrie made his directorial debut with the crime thriller film The Way of the Gun (2000). He is a frequent collaborator with Tom Cruise, having written and directed the action films Jack Reacher (2012), Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), and Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018). He was also part of the writing team on the films Valkyrie (2008), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and The Mummy (2017)

He is the producer of the 2020 action drama film Top Gun: Maverick.

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