Mark Romanek

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Mark Romanek

American filmmaker, whose directing work includes feature films, music videos and commercials add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1959.

Countries: United States (68%), United Kingdom (18%), (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go (2010 film), Robin Williams

Linked to: Nine Inch Nails, Closer, Coldplay, U2




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Mark Romanek was born in 1959 add something


Keith Gordon - His film credits include the 1980 erotic thriller "Dressed to Kill", the 1983 horror film "Christine" , the 1985 cult film "The Legend of Billie Jean" as Lloyd Muldaur, the son of a District Attorney who aspires to be Attorney General, the 1986 Mark Romanek classic "Static" , and the 1986 comedy movie "Back to School", as Jason Melon


He released his first film, "Static," in 1986 add something


The film achieved something of a cult following in London and led to his first job at the helm of a music video for the British new wave group, The The , in 1986 add something


Romanek has since directed the music video for Taylor Swift's lead single "Shake It Off" from her fifth studio album 1989 add something


In 1997, Romanek received the VMA Video Vanguard award for his contribution to the medium add something


Trent Reznor - In 2001, Reznor was asked by Mark Romanek to provide the score for "One Hour Photo", but the music did not work for the film and was not used


He wrote and directed the 2002 film "One Hour Photo" starring Robin Williams, and "Never Let Me Go", the latter adapted from the Kazuo Ishiguro novel of the same name add something


In 2002, Romanek shot a video for Audioslave's "Cochise" in which the band performed in the midst of a prolonged pyrotechnic display of the intensity usually seen only during fireworks finales add something


In 2002, Romanek wrote and directed his second full-length feature movie, "One Hour Photo", with Robin Williams in the lead role as a department store photo processor who becomes obsessed with a family through their snapshots add something


Romanek's 2002 music video for country music icon Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" has been hailed by many critics and fans alike as the most personal and moving music video ever made add something


In 2005, Romanek was scheduled to direct Tom Hanks in a film adaptation of the book, "A Cold Case" but the project languished in development hell add something


In December 2005, it was announced that he would direct "A Million Little Pieces", the film adaptation of the book of the same name but due to events regarding the authenticity of the book's content, it has become a subject of speculation as to whether the film will indeed be made or not add something


On February 8, 2007 he signed on to direct "The Wolfman", but dropped out add something


Romanek's third feature was the 2010 British dystopian drama "Never Let Me Go" starring Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley add something


Andrea Riseborough - She appeared in the 2010 films "Made in Dagenham" and Mark Romanek's adaptation of "Never Let Me Go"


In October 2011, Romanek was planning on taking over the director's chair from Ron Howard on the film adaptation of Dan Brown's bestselling Robert Langdon novel, "The Lost Symbol" add something


The Wolverine (film) - In May 2011, Fox had a list of eight candidates to replace Aronofsky, including directors José Padilha, Doug Liman, Antoine Fuqua, Mark Romanek, Justin_Lin, Gavin O'Connor, James Mangold and Gary Shore


More recently in 2013, Romanek directed Jay-Z's performance art video for the song Picasso Baby which aired on HBO on Friday, August 2, 2013 add something


The music video was premiered during a live stream on August 18, 2014 add something


Shake It Off (Taylor Swift song) - The music video, directed by Mark Romanek, was released on August 18, 2014, the same day as the song's release


Romanek directed Justin Timberlake's "Filthy" music video, premiered on January 4, 2018 add something