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BRYAN SINGER (Director/Producer) has consistently entertained audiences with his bold visual style and richly drawn characters since his debut feature film, the 1993 Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize winner "Public Access."
Singer first gained widespread attention in 1995 with the mystery/thriller "The Usual Suspects," starring Chazz Palminteri, Benicio Del Toro, Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollak and Kevin Spacey. The film won two Academy Awards: Spacey for Best Supporting Actor and Christopher McQuarrie for Best Original Screenplay. His next feature was the critically acclaimed "Apt Pupil," which was adapted from a Stephen King novella and starred Sir Ian McKellen.
Singer followed with two wildly successful films -- the summer 2000 blockbuster "X-Men" and its even more successful 2003 sequel "X2." He helmed these adaptations with a keen awareness of the 40-year-old comic franchise's legion of admirers. Comic fans and new audiences overwhelmingly embraced Singer's vision, which seamlessly fused the science fiction and action/adventure genres with an all-star cast led by Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, and Halle Berry.
He was next tapped to helm "Superman Returns." The first blockbuster shot on the Panavision Genesis digital camera, it excited fans and critics alike while drawing audiences worldwide to traditional and Imax 3-D formats. It was also the first live action film to utilize the post-conversion 3D process with great success.
Singer returned to the X-Men universe as producer on the 2011 international hit "X-Men: First Class," a prequel based on his original story. Currently, he is in production on the latest film in that epic franchise, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which he will direct and produce through his Bad Hat Harry Productions banner, and which reunites members of the starring cast from "X-Men: First Class" as well as from the previous films.
Most recently, Singer directed and produced the World War 2 drama "Valkyrie," starring Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Wilkinson, Eddie Izzard, and Bill Nighy. Well received critically, the film has grossed nearly $200 million worldwide, giving the rebooted United Artists its first bona fide commercial hit. He also serves as producer on the upcoming indie thriller "uwantmetokillhim?," directed by Andrew Douglas and based on a true story of a teenager's descent into the dangerous world of the internet; and the YouTube sci-fi web series "H+," which received nominations from both the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Streamy Awards, that honor the best in web television.
For television, Singer directed the pilot and was executive producer on the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning Fox series "House," starring Hugh Laurie, which ranked consistently among the top ten shows on television. He was also executive producer on the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-nominated ABC series "Dirty Sexy Money," starring Donald Sutherland, and on the HBO documentary "Vito," about author and 1980s AIDS activist Vito Russo.
Singer has directed and/or produced a myriad of other projects through his Bad Hat Harry Productions, a motion picture and television production company he formed in 1994. A few of his producing endeavors include the feature length documentary "Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman," the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries "The Triangle," and the genre film festival favorite "Trick 'r Treat."
Singer's projects have grossed more than two billion dollars worldwide.
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