- 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
- 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
- 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
- 1996, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
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- 2019, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
- 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
- 1993, Sundance Film Festival — Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic: Winner
- Lori Singer — Cousin
- Grace Sinden — Mother
- Mildred Singer — Stepmother
- Dashiell Julius William Clunie-Singer — Son
- Marc Singer — Cousin
- Norbert D. Singer — Father
- 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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