Marcus Nispel

Director
Brash, enthusiastic and sometimes controversial, multi-award-winning commercial director Marcus Nispel waited 15 years to direct his first feature film, the low-budget remake of the horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1963 in Germany

Filmography

Director (7)

Exeter 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Conan the Barbarian 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Friday the 13th 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Pathfinder 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Frankenstein 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Director

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Frankenstein (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (3)

Exeter 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pathfinder 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Frankenstein (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Brash, enthusiastic and sometimes controversial, multi-award-winning commercial director Marcus Nispel waited 15 years to direct his first feature film, the low-budget remake of the horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003). Not for lack of offers: the prolific director of commercials and music videos had been approached to make $100 million blockbusters in the past, but in order to avoid being just another cog in the machine, he made sure that his first film would something he wanted to do. In the meantime, Nispel racked up award after award for his work on hundreds commercials and music videos.

Relationships

Dyan Nispel

Wife

Armyan Nispel

Son
Twin of Bruno Born March 15, 1999 Mother, Dyan Nispel

Bruno Nispel

Son
Twin of Armyan Born March 15, 1999 Mother, Dyan Nispel

Milestones

2011

Directed a reboot of "Conan the Barbarian," starring Jason Momoa in the titular role

2009

Directed the remake of "Friday the 13th"; produced by Michael Bay

2007

Directed and produced, "Pathfinder," a remake to Norwegian film with the same name

2004

Directed the USA network production of "Frankenstein"

2003

Made his feature directing debut with the remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

1998

Signed on to direct Arnold Schwarzenegger in "End of Days," but backed out due to ‘artistic differences’

1989

Made his directorial debut on a series of music videos for C&C Music Factory

1984

Moved to the US on a Fulbright Scholarship

Founded and operated his own production company, Portfolio Artists Network

Directed commercial spots for AT&T, Coca-Cola, and UPS

Directed music videos for artists such as Billy Joel, Janet Jackson and Elton John

Worked as an art director in the Frankfurt branch of Young & Rubicam

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