Mark Romanek

One of the most prolific and visionary music video directors of the 1990s and early 21st century, Mark Romanek was a writer and filmmaker whose unique and often disturbing visual style helped to pave the way for his ... Read more »
Born: 09/18/1959

Filmography

Director (7)

Lemonade 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Director

Vinyl 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

The Whispers 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Never Let Me Go 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

One Hour Photo 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

MTV's 10th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Segment Director

Static 1986 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

One Hour Photo 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Static 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer
Producer (1)

Bee Season 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

One of the most prolific and visionary music video directors of the 1990s and early 21st century, Mark Romanek was a writer and filmmaker whose unique and often disturbing visual style helped to pave the way for his subsequent work in feature films. After serving briefly under Brian De Palma, he broke into the burgeoning music video field in the late 1980s, quickly establishing himself through videos for artists ranging from Beck and Fiona Apple to Johnny Cash and Michael Jackson. Romanek's videos were lushly filmed, filled with intimate and often provocative images, and on occasion, controversial, as the perverse visions in his clip for Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" proved. The acclaim over his video work led to numerous commercial spots as well as one feature-length film, the chilly psycho-thriller "One Hour Photo" (2002). The film's moderate success lent to many other announced projects, none of which came to fruition; however, his status as one of the most talented filmmakers in the music video field remained untouched.

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