Marcus Nispel

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Marcus Nispel was born on May 26, 1963 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany. He is a director and producer, known for Friday the 13th (2009), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and Pathfinder (2007). See full bio »

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Known For

Friday the 13th Director
Pathfinder Director
National Treasure Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


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 2009 Friday the 13th (directed by)
 2007 Pathfinder
 2004 Frankenstein (TV Movie)
 2004 The Very Best of Cher: The Video Hits Collection (Video) (videos "Walking In Memphis", "One By One [Dance Remix]")
 2004 Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits (Video) (video "Victory")
 2004 Bone Thugs n Harmony: The Collection Volume 2 (Video documentary) (video "War")
 2001 The Charlatans: Love Is the Key (Music Video)
 1999 Bryan Adams: Cloud Number Nine (Music Video)
 1999 Bryan Adams: Inside Out (Music Video)
 1999 Cher: Dov'è l'amore (Music Video)
 1999 Mylène Farmer: Souviens-toi du jour (Music Video short)
 1999 Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael (Video documentary) (video "Killer/Papa Was A Rollin' Stone")
 1999 Paradise Lost: So Much Is Lost (Music Video)
 1999 Faith No More: Who Cares a Lot? (Video) (segment "A Small Victory")
 1998 Simply Red: Say You Love Me (Music Video)
 1998 Elton John: Recover Your Soul (Music Video short)
 1997 Spice Girls: Spice Up Your Life (Music Video)
 1997 The Pretenders: Goodbye (Music Video)
 1997 Billy Joel: Greatest Hits Volume III (Video documentary) (video "Lullabye [Goodnight, My Angel]")
 1997 Bush: Alleys and Motorways (Video documentary) (video "Greedy Fly")
 1997 M People: Just for You (Music Video)
 1997 Bush: Greedy Fly (Music Video)
 1996 All-4-One: These Arms (Music Video)
 1996 Herbert Grönemeyer: Bochum (Live) (Music Video)
 1996 Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996 (Video documentary) (video "Runaway")
 1996 No Doubt: Spiderwebs (Music Video)
 1996 Lil' Kim Feat. Puff Daddy: No Time (Music Video)
 1996 Mylène Farmer: Comme j'ai mal (Music Video short)
 1996 Cher: Walking in Memphis (Music Video)
 1996 Fugees: Ready or Not (Music Video)
 1996 Luis Miguel: Dame (Music Video)
 1996 Cher: One by One (Music Video)
 1996 Gloria Estefan: Reach (Music Video)
 1995 Mylène Farmer: L'instant X (Music Video short)
 1995 Janet Jackson: Runaway (Music Video)
 1995 Mylène Farmer: XXL (Music Video short)
 1995 Crystal Waters: Relax (Music Video)
 1995 Diana King: Shy Guy (B&W Version) (Music Video)
 1995 Bette Midler: To Deserve You (Music Video)
 1995 Wet Wet Wet: Julia Says (Music Video)
 1995 Elton John: Believe (Music Video short)
 1994 All-4-One: A Better Man (Music Video)
 1994 Tevin Campbell: Always in My Heart (Music Video)
 1994 Tevin Campbell: Can We Talk (Music Video)
 1994 Tevin Campbell: I'm Ready (Music Video)
 1994 Amy Grant: Building the House of Love (Video documentary) (video "House of Love")
 1994 Jade: Every Day of the Week (Music Video) (directed by)
 1994 Crystal Waters: Ghetto Day (Music Video)
 1994 All-4-One: I Swear (Music Video)
 1994 Wet Wet Wet: Love Is All Around (Music Video)
 1994 Crystal Waters: 100% Pure Love (Music Video)
 1993 Hi-Five: Unconditional Love (Music Video)
 1993 Lisa Stansfield: So Natural (Music Video)
 1993 Shai: Yours (Music Video)
 1993 Dina Carroll: Don't Be a Stranger (Music Video)
 1993 Etienne Daho: Mon manège à moi (Music Video short)
 1993 Go West: Tracks of My Tears (Music Video)
 1993 Eternal: Stay (Music Video)
 1993 Faith No More: Video Croissant (Video) (segment "A Small Victory")
 1993 Trey Lorenz: Photograph of Mary (Music Video)
 1992 Dina Carroll: So Close (Music Video)
 1992 Faith No More: A Small Victory (Music Video)
 1992 Mariah Carey: Make It Happen (Music Video)
 1992 Color Me Badd: Thinkin' Back (Music Video)
 1991 Divinyls: Love School (Music Video)
 1991 Sheila E.: Droppin' Like Flies (Music Video)
 1991 ABC: Say It (Music Video)
 1991 Aretha Franklin: Everyday People (Music Video)
 1991 Inner City: Till We Meet Again (Music Video)
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Music video: Directed "One by One" for Cher. See more »

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None of the first five films he directed (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Frankenstein (2004), Pathfinder (2007), Friday the 13th (2009) nor Conan the Barbarian (2011)) have been based on original material. See more »


Likes using harsh washed out color tones in his films, music videos, and TV commercials.

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