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Alex Proyas


Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and Radio School along with Jane Campion and Jocelyn ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dark City Director
(1998)
Gods of Egypt Director
(2016)
The Crow Director
(1994)
Knowing Director
(2009)

Filmography

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 2016 Gods of Egypt
 2009 Knowing
 2006 Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey (Video documentary) (film)
 2004 I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS (Video documentary) (video "Kiss the Dirt")
 2004 I, Robot
 2002 Garage Days
 2000 Un matin partout dans le monde (TV Short)
 1998 Dark City
 1994 The Best of Sting: Fields of Gold 1984-1994 (Video) (video "All This Time")
 1994 The Crow
 1991 Sting: All This Time (Video short)
 1990 Alphaville: Mysteries of Love (Video short)
 1989 Songlines (Video) (video "Mysteries of Love")
 1988 Crowded House: Better Be Home Soon (Video short)
 1988 Mike Oldfield: Magic Touch (Video short)
 1988 Fleetwood Mac: Everywhere (Video short)
 1987 Cock Robin: Just Around the Corner (Video short)
 1987 Spineless (Short)
 1981 Strange Residues (Short)
 1980 Groping (Short)
 1980 Neon (Short)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed video for "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Official Sites:

Mystery Clock Cinema

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Based the story of Dark City (1998) on a recurring nightmare he had. See more »

Trademark:

[Circles] Frequently uses circles with even or uneven spokes: the window that Eric Draven is thrown through at the beginning of The Crow (1994), the imprinting restraint and rat maze in Dark City (1998) (the circle looked like Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man) and VIKI's structure (from an overhead view) in I, Robot (2004). See more »

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Libra

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