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BRYAN SINGER (Director), since his debut feature film and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, Public Access, has consistently entertained audiences by directing films that can be characterized by his bold visual style and richly drawn characters. 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 Pollack and Kevin Spacey. The film won two Academy Awards, Spacey for Best Supporting Actor and writer Christopher McQuarrie for Best Original Screenplay.

Singer's next feature was the critically acclaimed Apt Pupil, which was adapted from a Stephen King novella and starred Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen.

Singer followed with two wildly successful films, the summer 2000 blockbuster X-Men and the even more successful 2003 sequel X2: X-Men United. He helmed the adaptations with a keen awareness of the 40-yearold 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, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Halle Berry. Following the massive success of the first two X-Men films, Singer was tapped by Warner Bros. to helm Superman Returns. The first blockbuster shot with the Panavision Genesis digital camera, Singer's vision 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 also went on to direct two additional X-Men films, fan favorite X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse. Singer has directed more films from comic book adaptions than any other director.

After Superman Returns, Singer helmed the World War II thriller Valkyrie, which starred Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Wilkinson, Eddie Izzard and Bill Nighy. It was both well-received critically and grossed nearly $200 million worldwide, giving the rebooted United Artists its first bona fide commercial hit. Among his recent releases was the epic 3D live action film Jack the Giant Slayer, which he directed for New Line Cinema, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.

Singer, who comes from a family of musicians, developed a fascination with Queen and their iconic front man, Freddie Mercury, at a young age and has been looking for an avenue to direct this story for nearly a decade and a half. This is a true labor of love. Singer explains, "For me, their music and performance style transcended rock 'n' roll. It was symphonic, operatic and stunningly visual. I have always seen Freddie Mercury as a real-life superhero, balancing between his complex personal life and his superstar persona."

Singer has directed and produced a myriad of other projects through his Bad Hat Harry Productions banner, a motion picture, television and video game 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, the genre film festival favorite Trick 'r Treat, and the recently released sci-fi web series H+ for Warner Brothers.

For television, Singer directed the pilot and served as an executive producer on the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Fox television series House, starring Hugh Laurie, which was consistently among the top ten shows on television. Singer also directed the pilot and was executive producer of the Fox hit The Gifted, as well as executive producer of the FX series Legion. He also served as executive producer on the ABC Emmy and Golden Globe award-nominated television series Dirty Sexy Money, starring Donald Sutherland.

Singer's film projects have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide and he has executive produced or directed over 300 hours of television.


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