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Zack Snyder Biography

Birth Name:
Zachary Edward Snyder
Birth Place:
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Director, screenwriter

Fast Facts

  • First project as director was the straight-to-video documentary/short film Michael Jordan's Playground, a mixture of the basketball legend's career highlights and scripted scenes based on his early life
  • Won a Clio Award in 1997 for his Jeep "Frisbee" commercial
  • Made his feature-film directorial debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead, which had a budget of less than $30 million but took in more than $100 million worldwide
  • His 2003 Subaru WRX commercial can be seen on a TV in one of Dawn's scenes
  • Made his animation directing debut with the 2010 family film Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole


  • 2018Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated


  • Denise Snyder -- Ex-wife
  • Deborah Johnson -- Wife