Zack Snyder
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Cruel & Unusual Films


Co-President / Director / Producer / Writer

The director-producer-screenwriter has become a hot commodity thanks to such blockbusters as “300,” “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Best known for his visually extravagant set-pieces, high body counts and unabashed appetite for on-screen mayhem and destruction, Snyder may not be a critical favorite, but he’s always nothing less than totally committed to his gleefully over-the-top vision for each of his films, and they all play as intense personal statements rather than as corporate, made-by-committee constructs.

He started off studying painting and shooting TV commercials and made his feature debut with the 2004 remake of “Dawn of the Dead,” which made $102 million. But it was his second film, the 2006 historical war film “300,” that turbo-charged his career. It made more than $450 million and with its mix of brutal violence and tongue-in-cheek attitude to heroism and death set the template for his future films.

His 2009 hit “Watchmen” ($185 million gross) further pushed his use of comic-book source material to reflect political and social concepts, and he followed that with his first animation project, 2010’s “Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” 2011’s controversial “Sucker Punch,” which he also co-wrote, the 2013 blockbuster “Man of Steel” and 2016’s “Batman v Superman.” He is currently working on “Justice League” and “Justice League Part Two.”


  • 300


  • Art Center College of Design (CA, USA)

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Zack Snyder Teases Batmobile for Batman-Superman Movie

Zack Snyder Teases Batmobile for Batman-Superman Movie

The Batmobile is almost as iconic as Batman himself, and director Zack Snyder has given fans a little peek into what the newest Caped Crusader will be driving in the upcoming Batman-Superman pic.Snyder's latest tease comes in the form of a tweet that included a picture of the tarp-covered car with the caption "Could be time to pull the tarp...Tomorrow?" Although the image shows only the back of the superhero's new wheels, fans should stay tuned for more information —...


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