Zack Snyder

Director, Commercial director, Screenwriter
Inspired equally by filmmakers like George Lucas and George A. Romero, writer-director Zack Snyder set out to dazzle audiences from day one of his splashy career. Gaining a reputation as a tireless, inventive and ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1966 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Director (8)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Man of Steel 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Watchmen 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

300 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Dawn of the Dead 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Photograph (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (4)

300: Rise of an Empire 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

(Story By)

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

300 2007 (Movie)

(page 1 rewrite) (Screenplay)
Producer (3)

300: Rise of an Empire 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Photograph (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (3)

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike Guys Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Even Scarier Movie Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Inspired equally by filmmakers like George Lucas and George A. Romero, writer-director Zack Snyder set out to dazzle audiences from day one of his splashy career. Gaining a reputation as a tireless, inventive and efficient director of sleek commercials for companies like BMW and Nike throughout the 1990s, he eventually made the leap to feature films by directing a hyperkinetic reimagining of Romero's zombie classic "Dawn of the Dead" (2004). Having turned a tidy profit on a modestly budgeted genre picture, Snyder far exceeded studio expectations with his next effort, the highly stylized Spartan epic, "300" (2007), a box-office smash based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller. Nothing if not ambitious, Snyder went on to mount the big-screen adaptation of "Watchmen" (2009), the ground-breaking comic book miniseries written by Alan Moore. Looking to work on something fraught with less potential for controversy, he helmed the CGI family fantasy "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" (2010), then wrote, produced and directed the wildly self-indulgent genre mash-up spectacle "Sucker Punch" (2011), about a young girl (Emily Browning) who escapes the real world horrors of a mental asylum by retreating into her own fantasies. Resuscitating the Superman franchise with the highly-anticipated "Man of Steel" (2013) was merely one more make-or-break challenge for the director. Accused of favoring style over substance by his detractors, Snyder unapologetically offered up his films to the fans as pure popcorn entertainment.

Relationships

Denise Snyder Consultant

Wife
Mother of his four oldest children divorced

Deborah Snyder Producer

Wife
Produced her husbands films "300" (2006) and "Watchmen" (2009) married Sept. 25, 2004

EDUCATION

Heatherlies School

Art Center College of Design

Pasadena , California

Milestones

2011

Directed and co-wrote with Steve Shibuya, the action fantasy film, "Sucker Punch"

2010

Directed first animated film, "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole"

2010

Signed on to direct the new installment of "Superman" for Warner Bros.

2009

Directed an adaptation of the comic book, "Watchmen"

2006

Directed and penned the film adaptation of Frank Miller and Lynn Varley’s graphic novel, "300"

2004

Made his feature film directorial debut with the remake of "Dawn of the Dead"

Signed a deal to direct a big budget version of the TV series, "S.W.A.T." (2003); left the project and was replaced by Clark Johnson

Began working as a commercial director in the early 1990s

Bonus Trivia

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Featured in British Communication Arts magazine as one of the most talented commercial directors in the country.

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