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Tarsem Singh


Indian director Tarsem Singh is the son of an aircraft engineer. He was educated at Bishop Cotton Boy's School in Shimla and relocated to the USA to study business at Harvard and, significantly, film studies at the Art Center College of Design in California. Upon graduating he embarked on a career as a director of music videos, working with such ... See full bio »
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 2012/I Mirror Mirror (as Tarsem Singh Dhandwar)
 2011 Immortals (as Tarsem Singh Dhandwar)
 2006 The Fall (as Tarsem)
 2003 The Best of R.E.M.: In View 1988-2003 (Video documentary) (video "Losing My Religion")
 2000 The Cell
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 2012/I Mirror Mirror (producer: "I Believe In Love (Mirror Mirror Mix)" - as Tarsem) / (writer: "I Believe In Love (Mirror Mirror Mix)")
 2006 The Fall (writer: "Mystical Directions to Odious (Chak-Chak)" - as Tarsem)
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 2006 The Fall (screenplay - as Tarsem)
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (second unit director: India - as Tarsem)
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 2006 The Fall (producer - as Tarsem)
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 2012 Burning Man: Metropolis (Documentary) (very special thanks)
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 2011 Attack of the Show! (TV Series)
Himself - Director, Immortals
- Saoirse Ronan (2011) ... Himself - Director, Immortals
 2008 Wanderlust (Video documentary short)
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 2000 Style as Substance: Reflections on Tarsem (Video documentary short)
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 1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 (TV Movie)
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Directed the commercial "Hand Walker" for MTV (2004). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Tarsem Singh Dhandwar | Tarsem

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Anybody in Europe who tries to compete directly with Hollywood will die because they'll just spend more money on it. But things like Hindi cinema have evolved from a different angle, and they've survived because of it. In the west, for example, you don't mix opera and film. If someone is 44 he won't play himself as a 12 or 14-year-old, but he will in a Hindi movie. If he's fat and ugly, people ... See more »

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He was attached to direct Nautica (2008) and Constantine (2005). See more »

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Frequently collaborated with the late Eiko Ishioka. Until her passing, she was the only costume designer he had worked with. See more »

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Gemini

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The Great Stanley Kubrick and Tarsem Singh. Manish_Sahay
Why do his films have such low ratings? Skwiggy
If he does one movie, it should be Shadow of the Colossus chansenpinoy
He should do The Life of Pi... shg6
Better than Tim Burton? k1d0n3
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