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  • Cast childhood friend Ethan Hawke in Lion's Den, a short he made after graduating from USC.
  • Founded the production company Bad Hat Harry.
  • His mother, father and stepmother all appeared in Apt Pupil (1998); the film's screenwriter, Brandon Boyce, was the family's paper boy at one time.
  • His first feature, Public Access, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 1993.
  • Never read comic books as a kid but found success directing X-Men (2000), X2 (2003) and Superman Returns (2006).
  • Directed a series of commercials in 2010 for Magnum ice cream that starred Benicio Del Toro.
  • Produced the Warner Bros. digital series H+.


  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1993, Sundance Film Festival — Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic: Winner
  • 1996, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
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  • Dashiell Julius William Clunie-Singer — Son
  • Marc Singer — Cousin
  • Norbert D. Singer — Father
  • Lori Singer — Cousin
  • Grace Sinden — Mother
  • Mildred Singer — Stepmother


  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States (1989); attended School of Visual Arts, New York, New York, United States

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  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Director, Writer, Producer

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