Keith Thompson

Keith Thompson

Actor, Producer, Director


Director Keith Thompson is a highly acclaimed American filmmaker, best known for his work on the award-winning films The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. Born in New York City, Thompson grew up in the Bronx, and attended the High School of Art and Design.

Thompson’s career as a director began in 1995 with the short film “Lunchbox”, which won the Gold Prize at the Student Academy Awards and was nominated for an Emmy. He followed this success with the feature film “The Last Supper”, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival and Sundance.

Thompson quickly began to make a name for himself in the industry, and was soon hired to direct episodes of popular television shows like “ER”, “CSI: Miami”, and “The Shield”. In 2007, he made his feature film debut with the critically acclaimed “The Hurt Locker”, which was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won six, including Best Picture.

Thompson followed up his success on “The Hurt Locker” with the 2013 film “Zero Dark Thirty”, which was nominated for five Academy Awards and won Best Picture. Thompson has since directed several television films, including “The Good Wife”, “The Leftovers”, and “The Night Of”, all of which have been highly praised by critics.

In addition to his work as a director, Thompson has also written screenplays and produced numerous films. He is currently working on a new project, a science fiction thriller called “The Crossing”.

Thompson’s work has earned him plenty of accolades and recognition, including the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film and the Christopher Award for Best Film of the Year. As of 2021, he is one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood.