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Mark Romanek


Mark Romanek was born on September 18, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a director, known for One Hour Photo (2002), Never Let Me Go (2010) and Static (1985). He is married to Brigette Romanek. See full bio »

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10 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

One Hour Photo
One Hour Photo Director
(2002)
Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go Director
(2010)
Static
Static Director
(1985)

Filmography

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 2017 Jay-Z: The Story of O.J. (Video short)
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2016 Beyoncé: Sandcastles (Video short)
 2015 The Whispers (TV Series) (1 episode)
- X Marks the Spot (2015)
 2014 Taylor Swift: Shake It Off (Video short)
 2014 U2: Invisible (Video short)
 2013 Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film (TV Movie documentary)
 2011 Locke & Key (TV Movie)
 2010 Mark Romanek: Music Video Montage (Video short)
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (videos "Rain", "Bedtime Story")
 2005 The Work of Director Mark Romanek (Video documentary)
 2005 Coldplay: Speed of Sound (Video short)
 2004 From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos (Video documentary) (video "Got 'Til It's Gone")
 2004 Corporate Ghost (Video) (video "Little Trouble Girl")
 2004 Jay-Z: 99 Problems (Video short)
 2004 Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 (Video documentary) (video "El Scorcho")
 2003 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Greatest Videos (Video documentary) (video "Can't Stop")
 2003 Linkin Park: Faint (Video short)
 2003 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Can't Stop (Video short)
 2003 Johnny Cash: Hurt (Video short)
 2002 Best of Bowie (Video documentary) (videos "Jump They Say", "Black Tie White Noise")
 2002 Audioslave: Cochise (Video short)
 2002 No Doubt: Hella Good (Video short)
 2000 Morrissey: ¡Oye Esteban! (Video) (video "The More you Ignore me, the Closer I Get")
 2000 The Wallflowers: Sleepwalker (Video short)
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (videos "Rain", "Bedtime Story")
 1999 Macy Gray: I Try (Video short)
 1999 Macy Gray: Do Something (Video short)
 1998 Lenny Kravitz: If You Can't Say No (Video short)
 1997 Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (Video documentary) (video "Scream")
 1997 Closure (Video documentary) (segments "Closer", "The Perfect Drug")
 1997 Fiona Apple: Criminal (Video short)
 1997 Nine Inch Nails: The Perfect Drug (Video short)
 1996 Beck: Devils Haircut (Video short)
 1996 Weezer: El Scorcho (Video short)
 1996 Eels: Novocaine for the Soul (Video short)
 1996 Sonic Youth: Little Trouble Girl (Video short)
 1995 R.E.M. Parallel (Video) (video "Strange Currencies")
 1995 R.E.M.: Strange Currencies (Video short)
 1995 Madonna: Bedtime Story (Video short)
 1994 Nine Inch Nails: Closer (Video short)
 1994 Iggy Pop: Beside You (Video short)
 1993 Madonna: Rain (Video short)
 1993 David Bowie: Jump They Say (Video short)
 1993/II David Bowie: Black Tie White Noise (Video short)
 1992 En Vogue: Free Your Mind (Video short)
 1992 K.D. Lang: Constant Craving (Video short)
 1992 Teenage Fanclub: What You Do to Me (Video short)
 1991 ABC: Love Conquers All (Video short)
 1991 MTV's 10th Anniversary Special (TV Special)
 1991 Pop's Cool Love: Buzz (Video short)
 1990 En Vogue: You Don't Have to Worry (Video short)
 1987 The The: Infected (Video)
 1985 Static
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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

... I do believe that there are auteurs, in the sense that there are filmmakers with very strong voices and their voices are communicated on to the screen without a lot of compromise. When you look at a Kubrick or a Scorsese or a Jean Luc Goddard film, it is obvious that they are the auteur of that language and tone.

However, I think those guys would have to admit that it is a massively ... See more »

Trivia:

His video for Madonna's "Rain" voted #70 in Slant Magazines Top 100 Videos. (19th January 2003). See more »

Trademark:

Strongly emulates Stanley Kubrick's style in filming

Star Sign:

Virgo

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