While he was an accomplished commercial director in his native England, it was an illicit affair with an American movie star that thrust Rupert Sanders into the spotlight. Sanders first made waves in Hollywood when he directed "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012), a modern and dark retelling of the classic fairytale about an evil queen (Charlize Theron) determined to kill a young princess (Kristen Stewart) who was deemed the fairest in the land. As was often the case with big-budget films with big-name talent, Sanders' directorial feature debut was a blockbuster hit. Unfortunately, the shocking news that he had an affair with the much younger Stewart overshadowed the film's success, making it a kind of tainted product. The tryst heard 'round the world went public in July 2012 after incriminating photographs of Sanders, a married man with two children, and Stewart, in a relationship with her "Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson, surfaced, showing them in a number of comprising positions in secluded spots around Los Angeles. Sanders wasted no time issuing a public apology to his wife and children, yet the damage that the cheating scandal inflicted upon his personal life lingered, and no doubt made it difficult for him to regain the public's respect as an actually promising filmmaker.