Zack Snyder

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Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder in June 2013
Born Zachary Edward Snyder
March 1, 1966 (1966-03-01) (age 48)
Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer and actor
Years active 1990–present
Notable works Sucker Punch,
Dawn of the Dead,
Man of Steel
Spouse Deborah Snyder (September 25, 2004–present)

Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966[1]) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer, best known for action/science fiction movies.

Career[change | edit source]

After making his career debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead, he gained wide recognition with the 2007 box office hit 300, adapted from writer-artist Frank Miller's Dark Horse Comics miniseries of 300, and later went on to direct the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, an adaptation of the Watchmen a comic book of the same name. He is the co-founder of Cruel and Unusual Films, a production company he established in 2004, alongside his wife Deborah Snyder and producing partner Wesley Coller.

His first family film was the 2010 animated family adventure film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, based on the first three books of the series by Kathryn Lasky. His most recent film is Sucker Punch, which he directed and co-wrote. He has also been hired by Warner Bros. to direct a reboot of the Superman film series titled Man of Steel.

Personal life[change | edit source]

Snyder was born on March 1, 1966 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He has been married to Deborah Snyder since 2004.

Movies[change | edit source]

Year Film Director Producer Writer Distributor(s)
2004 Dawn of the Dead Yes No No Universal Pictures
2007 300 Yes No Yes Warner Bros. Pictures
2009 Watchmen Yes No No Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Yes No No Warner Bros. Pictures
2011 Sucker Punch Yes Yes Yes Warner Bros. Pictures
2013 Man of Steel Yes No No Warner Bros. Pictures
2013 Army of the Dead No Yes Yes Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures
2014 300: Rise of an Empire [2] Yes Yes TBC[3]
2016 Untitled Man of Steel sequel[4] Yes Yes Warner Bros. Pictures

Music videos[change | edit source]

  • "Tomorrow" performed by Morrissey (1992)
  • "World Class Fad" performed by Paul Westerberg (1993)
  • "I Know" performed by Dionne Farris (1994)
  • "Walk This World" performed by Heather Nova (1995)
  • "Desolation Row" performed by My Chemical Romance (2009)

References[change | edit source]

  1. Zack Snyder Biography at
  2. (May 10, 2013). "300 Rise of an Empire". Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  3. "Tomatometer Rating of ''300: Rise of an Empire''". Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  4. Schillaci, Sophie (August 22, 2013). "Ben Affleck Is Batman for 'Man of Steel' Sequel". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 23, 2013.

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