You might already know Will Thompson for his impeccable acting and storytelling scenes for his short film Related Destiny. But there is so much more to know about this actor, director, and producer.
Born in Oak Park, a suburb in Chicago, Will Thompson, is not a new face in the film fraternity. Will Thomson, full name Willie Arnold Thompson, is an American actor, writer, producer and director. Will was born on May 28th, 1983. Even though his acting career started in 2009, he became a significant buzz in the industry in 2014.
The actor is a go-getter. He has seen ups and downs in life, but not even once did Will thought of giving up. His determination to become someone prominent in the film industry gave him the courage to keep moving in his life. Will was raised by his single mother, and Will always considered his mother as his greatest idol.
This charismatic person had a rough childhood; however, everything happens for good. And whatever tough situation Will has gone through, he has learned something or the other from everything.
In the year 2014, Will Thompson started his production company Urban Visionary Film. Before that, he starred in many movies and series, such as The Dilemma (Movie) that had Kevin James, Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Connelly, and Queen Latifah in leading roles. Other credits to his names are There Are No Children Here, Pleading Guilty, Matadors, Chicago Fire, and many more. Chicago Fire is considered to be by far the best TV show of all time.
Even though Will is not into the glitz and glamour of the film industry, Glamour magazine counted Will among the top 100 hottest men alive for the June 2020 issue. Well, by taking a look at this photogenic actor, we can only wonder why it took so long for the magazine to identify this actor as one of the hottest men alive!
Well, soon after the release of the annual list of Glamour magazines, you can only wonder the way paparazzi started following him just to get a nice shot of this hot American writer, actor and producer.
Will Thompson never lets his massive earning and fame come into his way. This shining star is blessed with good looks and is in the good books of big producers. Our beloved actor, apart from filming for others, also has his own production house. His recent release Related Destiny proved that Will is one actor to look out for. This multi-faceted personality can write, sing, act, and direct impeccable movies.
The actor won an honorable mention award for his very first script in the year 2014 at the Los Angeles award film festival in 2018 and 19. His short film Related Destiny won the 52 Weeks film festival for Best Short. Not just this, his movie was also a finalist at the Oniros Film Awards™. Apart from that Related Destiny was one of the selections for Golden State Film Festival, Out Of The Can Short Film Festival, and Rome Independent Prisma Awards.
At the moment, the actor is working hard for his next movie “Good Intentions”. He will be playing the lead role in the film. This is a story about a Chicago cop who is struggling hard because his wife is suffering from critical illness.
He is determined to save her and will do anything for the person he loves so dearly. We can’t wait for this movie to get released. The plot is already so relatable, and we are sure that Will Thompson will outperform his character once again.
Urban Visionary Films, which is Will’s own production house is into making astounding movies. Will never sits ideal. His mind is always on the go, and his surroundings profoundly inspire him. Anything that catches his attention, he starts thinking about an idea, and plans for ways to execute it.
He is on a mission of creating movies that people can relate to. He wants his audience to come out of the movie theatre, getting inspired. His films have a lesson to teach, and that’s what makes Will stand out from others.
Apart from the movies and series, the actor has also appeared in different theatre productions. Some of them are Berry in Mom Always Wanted a Girl, Teddy in Beauty Rest, Max in Pilot Season, He in The Opening, and Tobias in Absinthe.
Will has worked exclusively with non-other than Aldrich of Prop Theater. The actor has done some prominent commercial work for some of the top brands, like Budweiser, Adidas, and Chevy.
Will wanted to become a storyteller since he was 12 years old. Even though the actor was good at many things, what genuinely made him happy was acting. Some of the notable film industry figures who have inspired Will the most are Richard Pryor, Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, Redd Foxx, and Eddi Murphy. He has grown watching them acting and loved how these actors could easily portray different roles in different movies.
Will says that everyone should follow their passion and dreams because dreams do come true. Just like he worked hard for his dreams, he believes that hard work will allow everyone to shine one day. Just that people need to be patient in following what their heart truly wants.
In order to polish his skills, Will joined various acting coaches, and he gives credit to each of his coaches for helping him grow as a budding and successful actor.
Will is someone who wants to grow, and his hunger for growth can be seen in every movie and series that he has performed. With each new release, this actor can be seen doing better and better. The actor, apart from being a famous person, makes sure to help the needy too. You will see him visiting shelters to feed women and children.
He has also purchased many hotels for the helpless and homeless. Not just this, he has even donated money to parents who have lost their kids to Chicago’s violence. He took full responsibility for the kids’ funeral. Will is benevolent. As much as he loves acting, he loves to help needy too.