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Zack Snyder is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Script Supervisor American born on 1 march 1966 at Green Bay (USA)

Zack Snyder

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Birth name Zachary Edward Snyder
Nationality USA
Birth 1 march 1966 (52 years) at Green Bay (USA)
Creator of Cruel and Unusual Films

Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action/science fiction films. After making his feature film 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 the same name, and later went on to direct the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, an adaptation of the 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 Man of Steel, directed by him and written by David S. Goyer. It was released in the United States on June 14, 2013.

Biography

Après une formation artistique à Londres et Pasadena, Zack Snyder se lance dans la publicité et se fait rapidement remarquer pour son style et son sens de la narration. Travaillant à la fois comme directeur de la photographie et réalisateur, il signe des spots pour les plus grandes marques (Audi, Jeep, Budweiser, Nike, Reebok, Subaru…) et se voit récompensé à de nombreuses reprises, notamment par deux Clio Awards et un Lion d'Or au Festival publicitaire de Cannes.


Carrière

Considéré comme l'un des plus grands talents de la pub britannique, il s'essaye au cinéma en 2003 avec L'Armée des morts, remake du Zombie de George A. Romero. Ce film, bien accueilli par la critique et les spectateurs, lui ouvre les portes d'Hollywood. Trois ans plus tard, il écrit et réalise 300, un péplum nouvelle génération adapté du roman graphique du même nom de Frank Miller, qui revisite la bataille des Thermopyles en -480. En 2009, il réalise l'ambitieuse adaptation du comic Watchmen d'Alan Moore.

En 2010, il écrit et réalise Sucker Punch, un projet original qu'il rêvait de finaliser depuis des années. Le spectateur suit une jeune fille, surnommée "Babydoll" (Emily Browning), déterminée à s'évader d'un asile psychiatrique dans les années 1960. Le film est fortement influencé par la culture populaire, des manga aux jeux vidéo en passant par la fantasy.

Le 4 octobre 2010, il annonce au site Deadline qu'il sera le réalisateur de la sixième adaptation et reboot de la franchise cinématographique Superman. Man of Steel est produit et écrit par les frères Nolan et leur équipe, déjà au travail sur Batman Begins et The Dark Knight. Le casting principal est composé de Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane et Russell Crowe. Le tournage s'est conclu en janvier 2012 à Vancouver au Canada. Man of Steel est sorti en juin 2013.

Il enchaîne avec la suite de Man of Steel, Batman v Superman : L'Aube de la Justice, dans laquelle apparaît un autre personnage phare de l'univers de DC Comics, Batman, et lançant une série de films constituant l'univers cinématographique DC dont il est un des principaux producteurs. Le film sort en mars 2016 et obtient le meilleur démarrage de tous les temps avec 424 millions de dollars en 6 jours.

Best films

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
(Director)
Wonder Woman (2017)
(Story)
Man of Steel (2013)
(Director)
Justice League (2017)
(Director)
300 (2006)
(Director)
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Deborah Snyder
Deborah Snyder
(10 films)
Chris Jenkins
Chris Jenkins
(7 films)
Geoff Johns
Geoff Johns
(5 films)
Larry Fong
Larry Fong
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Zack Snyder (13 films)

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Actor

Wonder Woman, 2h21
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Feminist films, Films based on mythology, Politique, Superhero films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston
Roles U.S. Soldier (uncredited)
Rating74% 3.7475853.7475853.7475853.7475853.747585
Vivant à Paris où elle travaille au musée du Louvre, Diana Prince reçoit de la part de Bruce Wayne une photographie la montrant au front lors de la Première Guerre mondiale aux côtés de Steve Trevor et ses amis. Elle se remémore alors sa jeunesse sur l'île de Themyscira, parmi les Amazones, qu'elle a quittée pour affronter Arès, le dieu de la guerre, et devenir Wonder Woman.
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics
Genres Documentary, Action, Crime
Themes Documentary films about the visual arts, Superhero films
Actors Christopher Lee, Clancy Brown, Kevin Conroy, Claudia Black, Guillermo del Toro, Richard Donner
Roles Himself
Rating68% 3.440413.440413.440413.440413.44041
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics explores the roles that DC villains have had in shaping the stories that they appear in.
Watchmen
Watchmen (2009)
, 2h43
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Biography, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Politique, Mars in film, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Space opera, White House in fiction
Actors Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Roles Commando in Vietnam (uncredited)
Rating75% 3.7980153.7980153.7980153.7980153.798015
The "Minutemen", a team of costumed crime fighters, was formed in 1939 in response to a rise in costumed gangs and criminals; the "Watchmen" was similarly formed decades later. Their existence has dramatically affected world events: in particular, Doctor Manhattan's superpowers help the United States win the Vietnam War, resulting in President Richard Nixon being reelected. Doctor Manhattan gives the West a strategic advantage over the Soviet Union, which by the 1980s threatens to escalate the Cold War into a nuclear war. During that time, growing anti-vigilante sentiment in the country leads to masked crime-fighters being outlawed. While many of the heroes retire, Doctor Manhattan and the Comedian operate as government-sanctioned agents, and Rorschach continues to operate outside the law.
Dawn of the Dead, 1h40
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, Kevin Zegers, Ty Burrell
Roles Commando at White House (uncredited)
Rating72% 3.6484453.6484453.6484453.6484453.648445
After finishing a long shift, nurse Ana returns to her suburban neighborhood and her husband, Luis. Caught up in a scheduled date night, they miss an emergency news bulletin. The next morning, a neighborhood girl enters their bedroom and kills Luis, who immediately reanimates as a zombie and attacks Ana. She flees in her car but crashes and passes out. Upon waking, Ana joins with Police Sergeant Kenneth Hall, electronics salesman Michael, petty criminal Andre and his pregnant wife, Luda. They break into a nearby mall and are attacked by a zombified security guard, who scratches Luda. They are also confronted by three living guards — C.J., Bart, and Terry — who make them surrender their weapons in exchange for refuge. They split into groups to secure the mall and then go to the roof, where they see another survivor, Andy, who is stranded alone in his gun store across the zombie-infested parking lot.

Director

Justice League, 2h
Directed by Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Batman films, Superman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jared Leto, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller
Rating65% 3.296833.296833.296833.296833.29683
Alimenté par sa foi restaurée en l’humanité et inspiré par l’acte désintéressé de Superman (alias Clark Kent ou Kal-El), Batman, de son vrai nom Bruce Wayne, constate l'arrivée d'êtres extraterrestres attirés par la peur de leurs victimes et comprend qu'une nouvelle attaque se prépare. Or Superman est mort et ne peut plus protéger l'humanité. Conscient de ses propres limites, il contacte Wonder Woman, de son vrai nom Diana Prince, et tente de former avec elle une ligue de super-héros. Il part retrouver Arthur Curry, dit Aquaman, qui habite les eaux, tandis que Diana va approcher Victor Stone (Cyborg), devenu à moitié machine après un accident et capable d'influer sur les technologies, mais les deux hommes refusent de les aider. Barry Allen (Flash), jeune homme doté de super-vitesse, accepte avec enthousiasme l'offre de Bruce Wayne.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 2h31
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane
Rating64% 3.243313.243313.243313.243313.24331
Gotham City-based vigilante Batman travels to Metropolis to preemptively combat Superman, fearing what would happen if the latter is kept unchecked, while another threat endangers humankind.
The Interview, 1h52
Directed by Seth Rogen, Zack Snyder, Evan Goldberg
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Assassinat, Spy films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Timothy Simons, Diana Bang
Rating65% 3.2977553.2977553.2977553.2977553.297755
Dave Skylark, host of the talk show Skylark Tonight, interviews celebrities about personal topics and gossip. After Dave and his crew celebrate their 1,000th episode, they discover that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a fan of Skylark Tonight, prompting the show's producer Aaron Rapoport to arrange an interview. Aaron travels to rural China to receive instructions from Sook-yin Park, the North Korean chief propagandist, and Aaron accepts the task of interviewing Kim, on behalf of Dave.
Man of Steel, 2h23
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about writers, Films about education, Films about children, Films about journalists, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Films about school violence, Disaster films
Actors Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne
Rating70% 3.545833.545833.545833.545833.54583
The planet Krypton faces imminent destruction due to its unstable core; the result of depleting Krypton's natural resources. The ruling council is deposed by the planet's military commander, General Zod, and his followers during a coup d'état. Knowing that artificial population control and isolationism have ruined their civilization, scientist Jor-El and his wife Lara launch their newborn son, Kal-El, the first naturally born Kryptonian child in centuries, on a spacecraft to Earth after infusing his cells with a genetic codex of the entire Kryptonian race. After Zod kills Jor-El, he and his followers are captured and exiled to the Phantom Zone. However, they are indirectly freed after Krypton explodes, rendering the Kryptonian race extinct apart from Zod and his forces.
Sucker Punch, 1h50
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action
Themes Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Lobotomie, Films about virginity
Actors Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino
Rating60% 3.049453.049453.049453.049453.04945
In the 1960s, a young woman nicknamed Babydoll (Emily Browning) is institutionalized by her abusive widowed stepfather (Gerard Plunkett) at the Lennox House for the Mentally Insane after she is blamed for the death of her younger sister. The stepfather bribes Blue Jones (Oscar Isaac), an asylum orderly, into forging the signature of the asylum's psychiatrist, Dr. Vera Gorski (Carla Gugino), to have Babydoll lobotomized so she cannot inform the authorities of the true circumstances leading to her sister's death. During her admission to the institution, Babydoll takes note of four items that she would need to attempt an escape.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, 1h32
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about birds, Children's films
Actors Jim Sturgess, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Barclay, Anthony LaPaglia, Emilie de Ravin, Joel Edgerton
Rating69% 3.4970553.4970553.4970553.4970553.497055
Soren, a young Barn owl, lives in the Tyto Forest with his family: his father, Noctus; his mother, Marella; his older brother, Kludd; his younger sister, Eglantine; and Mrs. P, the family's nest maid, a kindly blind snake. Soren enjoys listening to the 'Legends of Ga'Hoole,' which are mythical tales of warrior owls called the Guardians who fight against the Pure Ones. Kludd berates his brother's dreams, having grown tired of listening to the stories. When their father teaches them the first steps to flying, Kludd becomes jealous of Soren's natural branching ability. Later, when practicing branching while their parents are hunting, Kludd pushes Soren off a branch which forces them both to fall to the ground. They are attacked by a Tasmanian devil but are saved, and then kidnapped, by two owls, Jatt and Jutt.
Watchmen
Watchmen (2009)
, 2h43
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Biography, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Politique, Mars in film, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Space opera, White House in fiction
Actors Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Rating75% 3.7980153.7980153.7980153.7980153.798015
The "Minutemen", a team of costumed crime fighters, was formed in 1939 in response to a rise in costumed gangs and criminals; the "Watchmen" was similarly formed decades later. Their existence has dramatically affected world events: in particular, Doctor Manhattan's superpowers help the United States win the Vietnam War, resulting in President Richard Nixon being reelected. Doctor Manhattan gives the West a strategic advantage over the Soviet Union, which by the 1980s threatens to escalate the Cold War into a nuclear war. During that time, growing anti-vigilante sentiment in the country leads to masked crime-fighters being outlawed. While many of the heroes retire, Doctor Manhattan and the Comedian operate as government-sanctioned agents, and Rorschach continues to operate outside the law.
300
300 (2006)
, 1h55
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films about animals, Superhero films, Political films
Actors Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, Vincent Regan, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro
Rating76% 3.8467953.8467953.8467953.8467953.846795
One year after the famed Battle of Thermopylae, Dilios, a hoplite in the Spartan Army, begins his story by depicting the life of Leonidas I from childhood to kingship via Spartan doctrine. Dilios's story continues and Persian messengers arrive at the gates of Sparta demanding "earth and water" as a token of submission to King Xerxes; the Spartans reply by killing and kicking the messengers into a well. Leonidas then visits the Ephors, proposing a strategy to drive back the numerically superior Persians through the Hot Gates; his plan involves building a wall in order to funnel the Persians into a narrow pass between the rocks and the sea. The Ephors consult the Oracle, who decrees that Sparta will not go to war during the Carneia. As Leonidas angrily departs, a messenger from Xerxes appears, rewarding the Ephors for their covert support.
Dawn of the Dead, 1h40
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, Kevin Zegers, Ty Burrell
Rating72% 3.6484453.6484453.6484453.6484453.648445
After finishing a long shift, nurse Ana returns to her suburban neighborhood and her husband, Luis. Caught up in a scheduled date night, they miss an emergency news bulletin. The next morning, a neighborhood girl enters their bedroom and kills Luis, who immediately reanimates as a zombie and attacks Ana. She flees in her car but crashes and passes out. Upon waking, Ana joins with Police Sergeant Kenneth Hall, electronics salesman Michael, petty criminal Andre and his pregnant wife, Luda. They break into a nearby mall and are attacked by a zombified security guard, who scratches Luda. They are also confronted by three living guards — C.J., Bart, and Terry — who make them surrender their weapons in exchange for refuge. They split into groups to secure the mall and then go to the roof, where they see another survivor, Andy, who is stranded alone in his gun store across the zombie-infested parking lot.

Scriptwriter

Wonder Woman, 2h21
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Feminist films, Films based on mythology, Politique, Superhero films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston
Roles Story
Rating74% 3.7475853.7475853.7475853.7475853.747585
Vivant à Paris où elle travaille au musée du Louvre, Diana Prince reçoit de la part de Bruce Wayne une photographie la montrant au front lors de la Première Guerre mondiale aux côtés de Steve Trevor et ses amis. Elle se remémore alors sa jeunesse sur l'île de Themyscira, parmi les Amazones, qu'elle a quittée pour affronter Arès, le dieu de la guerre, et devenir Wonder Woman.
Justice League, 2h
Directed by Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Batman films, Superman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jared Leto, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller
Roles Story
Rating65% 3.296833.296833.296833.296833.29683
Alimenté par sa foi restaurée en l’humanité et inspiré par l’acte désintéressé de Superman (alias Clark Kent ou Kal-El), Batman, de son vrai nom Bruce Wayne, constate l'arrivée d'êtres extraterrestres attirés par la peur de leurs victimes et comprend qu'une nouvelle attaque se prépare. Or Superman est mort et ne peut plus protéger l'humanité. Conscient de ses propres limites, il contacte Wonder Woman, de son vrai nom Diana Prince, et tente de former avec elle une ligue de super-héros. Il part retrouver Arthur Curry, dit Aquaman, qui habite les eaux, tandis que Diana va approcher Victor Stone (Cyborg), devenu à moitié machine après un accident et capable d'influer sur les technologies, mais les deux hommes refusent de les aider. Barry Allen (Flash), jeune homme doté de super-vitesse, accepte avec enthousiasme l'offre de Bruce Wayne.