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More worried about bringing originality back again to rock and roll than crafting hooks, Chicago indie rockers Singer create music that’s nearly mainly because unorthodox mainly because their moniker. Within their tracks, lyrics are fragmented and disconnected, as well as the constructions are unconventional types that meander around rhythms rather than quite build to melodies or visible choruses. Despite the fact that the instrumentation from the music group is definitely traditional (bass, guitars, drums, and the casual Rhodes component), the principal focal point within their music is really a winding vocal falsetto range sung by all members. Prior to the group arrived collectively, Robert Lowe, Todd Rittman, Adam Vida, and Ben Vida produced themselves referred to as music artists while playing night clubs in local rings in Chicago. Adam Vida and Todd Rittman’s prior art-punk music group, U.S. Maple, was beginning to peter out, therefore they made a decision to recruit Adam’s sibling Ben, who was simply playing in Parrot Show and City and Nation. Their 1st practice had not been a good displaying, and Ben was struggling to meld using the additional bandmates, who got already established a good playing design from many years of playing collectively. Instead of quitting, they earned Lowe, who got previously collaborated on tour with Ben in his single project. Using the group curved out in a strangely unequal chemistry, the music started to undertake a unique form and they began stapling collectively some splintered tracks that borrowed seriously from freak folk tradition, psychedelia, and free of charge jazz, in addition to indie rock and roll. Indie haven Move City took see of Singer’s function and added these to the label’s roster right before launching the group’s debut record, Unhistories, in March of 2008.

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Children Heidi Klum, Shar Jackson, Cat Deeley, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Dolly Parton, Julie Andrews, Ian Watkins, Raffi, Robin Williams, Katie Price, Krisia Todorova, Shirley Temple, Marie Osmond
Albums Glen Campbell, Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Prince, John Lennon, Kesha, Liam Gallagher, Lucinda Williams, Chester Bennington, Adele, Beck, LP, Kendrick Lamar, Leonard Cohen, J. Tillman, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Oneohtrix Point Never, Tyler, The Creator, Frankie Rose, Lorde, Barbra Streisand, Chris Cornell, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Alice Cooper, Dolly Parton, Ryan Adams, Kevin Morby, Bruce Springsteen, Townes Van Zandt, Shania Twain, Elton John, Rita Ora, Freddie Mercury, P!nk, Billy Gibbons, Emmylou Harris, Nick Cave, Katy Perry, Nick Drake, Rihanna, Carole King, Merle Haggard, Corey Taylor, Taylor Swift, Justin Hawkins, Nick Heyward, Kyle Gass


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#Fact
1 Bryan is the father of Dashiell Julius William Clunie-Singer, who was born on January 5, 2015. Actress Michelle Clunie is the child's mother.
2 Was considered to direct Alien: Resurrection (1997) but turned it down in favor of X-Men (2000).
3 Turned down the opportunity to direct X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) to direct Superman Returns (2006).
4 Was at one point attached to direct Logan's Run.
5 Turned down the chance to direct ''X-Men'' three times because he believed that comic books were unintelligent. He changed his mind after reading some of the comics and watching the animated series.
6 Considered to direct the thriller film Prisoners (2013).
7 Was set to direct Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) but turned it down due schedule conflicts with X2 (2003).
8 Attended the San Diego Comic-Con in a surprise appearance to promote his movie X-Men (2000). [July 2000]
9 Directed one Oscar winning performance: Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects (1995).
10 The third director to do three live-action adaptations of a comic book series. The first being Sam Raimi with his Spider Man trilogy and the second being Christopher Nolan with his Batman trilogy.
11 Turned down the chance to direct X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), as he was too busy with other projects.
12 Best friends with director Gary Goddard and childhood friends with actor Ethan Hawke.
13 DC Comics offered Singer access to the 20-plus years of development information that Superman has had since 1986, but Singer vehemently refused to use this information, instead insisting that he use only the continuity of the Richard Donner films.
14 Ranked #46 on Premiere magazine's 2006 "Power 50" list. It is his first appearance on the list.
15 Is a huge fan of the original Star Trek (1966) series and has a cameo appearance in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) as a crewman on the bridge of the USS Enterprise.
16 Received a copy of the mockumentary Forgotten Silver (1995) as a gift from director Peter Jackson, to thank him for finishing Ian McKellen's scenes in X-Men (2000) in time for him to fly to New Zealand and begin work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).
17 One of his favorite movies is the thriller film Jaws (1975). His production company, Bad Hat Harry Productions, is named after a line said by Chief Martin Brody in the film.
18 Cousin of actors Marc Singer, Gregory Singer, Lori Singer, Claude Singer.
19 Attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City for a brief period of time but did not graduate from there. Visited the school in October 2000 to talk to the film students about his experiences in the film industry.
20 Met composer/editor/director John Ottman at USC School of Cinema-Television.
21 Attended and graduated from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School in New Jersey.
22 Attended and graduated from USC cinema school in 1989.
23 Parents are Norbert Dave and Grace Singer.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World War III 2017 TV Series executive producer announced
X-Men 2017 TV Series executive producer - 2017 announced
Legion 2017 TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes post-production
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 2017 producer pre-production
In the Middle of the Middle East Documentary executive producer announced
Men with No Fear producer announced
Untitled X-Men TV Show TV Movie executive producer announced
Broadway 4D 2016 executive producer
Out of the Village 2016 Short executive producer
X-Men: Apocalypse 2016 producer
Battle Creek 2015 TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
The Taking of Deborah Logan 2014 producer
Black Box 2014 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
My Eleventh 2014 executive producer
Spooked 2014 TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 producer
Ronny 2013 Short executive producer
U Want Me 2 Kill Him? 2013 producer
Jack the Giant Slayer 2013 producer
H+ 2011-2013 TV Series producer - 48 episodes
Mockingbird Lane 2012 TV Movie executive producer
House M.D. 2004-2012 TV Series executive producer - 175 episodes
Vito 2011 Documentary executive producer
X: First Class 2011 producer
X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 producer - uncredited
Dirty Sexy Money 2007-2009 TV Series executive producer - 23 episodes
Valkyrie 2008 producer
Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler 2008 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Football Wives 2007 TV Movie executive producer
Trick 'r Treat 2007 producer
Color Me Olsen 2007 Short producer
The Science of Superman 2006 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Superman Returns 2006 producer
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman 2006 TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Triangle 2005 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 3 episodes
X2 2003 executive producer
Burn 1998 executive producer
Apt Pupil 1998 producer
The Usual Suspects 1995 producer
Public Access 1993 executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World War III 2017 TV Series announced
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 2017 pre-production
Bohemian Rhapsody announced
Broadway 4D 2016
X-Men: Apocalypse 2016
Battle Creek 2015 TV Series 1 episode
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014
Jack the Giant Slayer 2013
Mockingbird Lane 2012 TV Movie
Valkyrie 2008
Football Wives 2007 TV Movie
Superman Returns 2006
House M.D. 2004 TV Series 2 episodes
X2 2003
X-Men 2000
Apt Pupil 1998
The Usual Suspects 1995
Public Access 1993
Lion's Den 1988 Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 2017 story pre-production
X-Men: Apocalypse 2016 story
X: First Class 2011 story
Superman Returns 2006 story
The Triangle 2005 TV Mini-Series story - 3 episodes
X2 2003 story
X-Men 2000 story
Public Access 1993 writer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 Man with small film camera (uncredited)
Direct Effect 2011 TV Series
30-Second Bunny Theatre 2004-2010 TV Series Various / Special Guest
House M.D. 2005 TV Series Bryan Singer
X2 2003 Prison Security Officer (uncredited)
Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 Kelly (uncredited)

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Street Trash 1987 grip

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Development Hell 2013 TV Series grateful acknowledgment - 1 episode
The Circle of Men 2011 Short special thanks
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers 2009 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Across the Hall 2009 special thanks
Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar 2009 TV Movie documentary special thanks
My Longest Day 2008 Documentary short special thanks
Glimpse 2007/I Short special thanks
Requiem for Krypton: Making 'Superman Returns' 2006 Video documentary very special thanks
King Kong 2005 thanks
Enough for Two 2005 Short special thanks
Imaginary Heroes 2004 thanks
Tilt 2003 Short special thanks
X2 - Wolverine's Revenge 2003 Video Game special thanks
Thank You, Good Night 2001 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On Thin Ice 2016 Documentary completed Himself
From the Bridge 2017 Documentary Himself
Direct Effect 2016 TV Series Himself
Mutant vs. Machine: The Making of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' 2015 Video documentary Himself
X-Men: Unguarded 2015 Video short Himself
Classification: M 2014 Video documentary short Himself
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Kitchen Sequence 2014 Video short Himself
X-Men: Reunited 2014 Video documentary Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2013 TV Series Himself
Milius 2013 Documentary Himself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2013 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2013 TV Series Himself
Face Off 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cinema 3 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
Des de Sitges amb terror 2011 TV Movie Himself
Children of the Atom: Filming X-Men: First Class 2011 Video documentary Himself
X Marks the Spot on 'X-Men: First Class' 2011 Video documentary short Himself
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2010 Documentary Himself
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Trick 'r Treat: The Lore and Legends of Halloween 2009 Video short Himself
Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
92nd Street Y: Reel Pieces with Tom Cruise and Bryan Singer 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Taking to the Air: Vintage Planes in Flight in 'Valkyrie' 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Journey to 'Valkyrie' 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Valkyrie: Recreating Berlin 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Valkyrie: The African Front Sequence 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Official Rejection 2009 Documentary Himself
Días de cine 2009 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1996-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Writer, Producer & Director, Superman Returns
The Secret World of Superfans 2008 Documentary Himself
07 Spaceys 2007 TV Movie Himself
The Shark Is Still Working 2007 Documentary Himself
Bryan's Journals 2006 Video documentary Himself
Requiem for Krypton: Making 'Superman Returns' 2006 Video documentary Himself
House Unplugged 2006 TV Movie Himself
Confessions of a Teenage Filmmaker: The Dan Nastro Story 2006 Documentary Himself
HypaSpace 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Himself
American Morning 2006 TV Series Himself
The Science of Superman 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Back in Blue: The 'Superman Returns' Movie Special 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2003-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
06 Spaceys 2006 TV Special Himself
The Meltdown Memoirs 2006 Video documentary Himself
Shootout 2005 TV Series Himself
2nd Annual Spaceys 2004 TV Special Himself
Access Nation 2004 Documentary Himself
Introducing the Incredible Nightcrawler! 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Requiem for Mutants: The Score of 'X2' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men! Making 'X2' 2003 Video documentary Himself
The Secret Origin of X-Men 2003 Video documentary short Himself
X2 Global Webcast Highlights 2003 Video documentary short Himself
My Life with Count Dracula 2003 Documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Movie Stars 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Uncanny Suspects 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Visual Effects of X-Men 2003 Video documentary short Himself
X-Factor: The Look of 'X-Men' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
X-Men: Ellis Island Premiere 2003 Video short Himself
X-Men: Premieres Around the World 2003 Video documentary short Himself
X-Men Production Scrapbook 2003 Video documentary Himself
Heisting Cannes with 'The Usual Suspects' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Keyser Söze: Lie or Legend? 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Round Up: Deposing 'The Usual Suspects' 2002 Video documentary Himself
Hollywood, Inc. 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Films 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
X-Men: Behind the Scenes 2000 Video short Himself
Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Book That Wrote Itself 1999 Himself
Independent's Day 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Cannes Man 1997 Himself
The Invisible Man 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Introducing 'The Usual Suspects' 1995 Video documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An Open Secret 2014/I Documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Himself
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics 2010 Video documentary Himself
Troldspejlet 2006 TV Series Himself - Director
X-Men: Evolution of a Trilogy 2006 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Celebrities Uncensored 2004 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
2014 Flicker Award Matchflick Flicker Awards Best Fight Scenes X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
2011 Honorary Grand Prize Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
2007 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Superman Returns (2006)
2001 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director X-Men (2000)
2001 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director X-Men (2000)
1997 Readers' Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film The Usual Suspects (1995)
1996 President's Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1996 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Debut The Usual Suspects (1995)
1995 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Director The Usual Suspects (1995)
1995 STFC Award Society of Texas Film Critics Awards Best Director The Usual Suspects (1995)
1995 Silver Award Tokyo International Film Festival The Usual Suspects (1995)
1993 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Public Access (1993) · Adam Ripp
· Christopher McQuarrie
1993 Critics Award Deauville Film Festival Public Access (1993)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series House M.D. (2004) · Paul Attanasio (executive producer)
· Katie Jacobs (executive producer)
· David Shore (executive producer)
· Thomas L. Moran (executive producer)
· Russel Friend (executive producer)
· Garrett Lerner (executive producer)
· Hugh Laurie (executive producer)
· Gerrit van der Meer (co-executive producer)
· Deran Sarafian (co-executive producer)
· Doris Egan (co-executive producer)
· Eli Attie (co-executive producer)
· Peter Blake (co-executive producer)
· Leonard Dick (co-executive producer)
· Lawrence Kaplow (co-executive producer)
· Liz Friedman (supervising producer)
· David Foster (producer)
· David Hose
2009 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Valkyrie (2008)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series House M.D. (2004) · Paul Attanasio (executive producer)
· Katie Jacobs (executive producer)
· David Shore (executive producer)
· Russel Friend (executive producer)
· Garrett Lerner (executive producer)
· Thomas L. Moran (executive producer)
· Gerrit van der Meer (co-executive producer)
· Peter Blake (co-executive producer)
· Eli Attie (co-executive producer)
· Doris Egan (co-executive producer)
· Deran Sarafian (co-executive producer)
· Marcy G. Kaplan (producer)
· Leonard Dick (supervising producer)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series House M.D. (2004) · David Shore (executive producer)
· Katie Jacobs (executive producer)
· Paul Attanasio (executive producer)
· Daniel Sackheim (executive producer)
· Russel Friend (co-executive producer)
· Garrett Lerner (co-executive producer)
· Thomas L. Moran (co-executive producer)
· Doris Egan (co-executive producer)
· Lawrence Kaplow (producer)
· Gerrit van der Meer (producer)
· Peter Blake (supervising producer)
· Leonard Dick (supervising producer)
2007 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Superman Returns (2006)
2006 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Director Superman Returns (2006)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series House M.D. (2004) · Paul Attanasio (executive producer)
· Katie Jacobs (executive producer)
· David Shore (executive producer)
· Thomas L. Moran (co-executive producer)
· Russel Friend (co-executive producer)
· Garrett Lerner (co-executive producer)
· Doris Egan (co-executive producer)
· David Semel (co-executive producer)
· Matt Witten (supervising producer)
· Gerrit van der Meer (producer)
· Lawrence Kaplow (producer)
2004 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director X2 (2003)
2004 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form X2 (2003) · Michael Dougherty (screenplay)
· Dan Harris (screenplay)
· David Hayter (story/screenplay)
· Zak Penn (story)
2002 Nebula Award Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Best Script X-Men (2000) · Tom DeSanto (story)
· David Hayter (screenplay)
2001 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation X-Men (2000) · David Hayter (screenplay)
· Tom DeSanto (story)
1999 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Apt Pupil (1998)
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Picture Apt Pupil (1998) · Jane Hamsher
· Don Murphy
1998 Tokyo Grand Prix Tokyo International Film Festival Apt Pupil (1998)
1996 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film The Usual Suspects (1995) · Michael McDonnell
1996 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Usual Suspects (1995)
1996 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) The Usual Suspects (1995)
1996 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures The Usual Suspects (1995) · Kenneth Kokin
· Michael McDonnell
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture The Usual Suspects (1995) · Michael McDonnell


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#Quote
1 Before Jaws (1975), there was no such thing as a summer blockbuster. It's my favorite film of all time. My production company is called Bad Hat Harry, which is a line in Jaws. Everything comes back to Jaws. It defines us. It created the summer movie. It still scares the shit out of people today and is one of the most structurally unconventional films in the mainstream lexicon. Basically, the first half of the movie is An Enemy of the People (1978) and the second half is Moby Dick (1956). It's two movies, split in half right down the middle, and it works remarkably. It changed the course of film history.
2 One thing that interests me is the notion of ancient mutants. What would people, thousands of years ago, without the benefit of science, think mutants were? And more importantly, what would mutants, thousands of years ago, think they were? Gods? Titans? Angels? Demons? And if such mutants did exist thousands of years ago, what became of them? Did one survive?
3 On Tom Cruise: If you look at Tom's work, there's a lot of very strange characters. People very often leap right to the Mission: Impossible and the Top Gun roles when they think of him. But he started as a character actor in Taps (1981) - nobody really thought of him as a leading man until Risky Business (1983). And then after Top Gun he was a superstar. But look, there's Rain Man (1988), where he plays a real prick. And he played the hitman in Collateral (2004). He really is interested in playing challenging roles; he's a terrific actor. I really think he's an actor who happens to be a movie star.
4 There's no point in making films unless you intend to show us something special, otherwise just go out and watch a play. Kubrick showed us something special. Every film was a challenge, and a direct assault on cinema's conventions.
5 I identify with Superman. I am adopted, I am an only child, and I love the idea that he comes from another world, that he's the ultimate immigrant. He has all these extraordinary powers, and he has a righteousness about him.
6 Superman has always been about Lois Lane, Superman and Clark Kent and this love triangle between these three people who really are only two people.
7 [About casting Brandon Routh as Superman/Clark Kent in Superman Returns (2006)]: I was always dead set on casting an unknown. Brandon embodied the character the best -- his acting talent, physical presence and personality.
8 [About Superman's costume for Superman Returns (2006)]: I always had the general idea of the suit. With X-Men, although they had extraordinary powers, they also had physical weaknesses. The suits were for protection as well as costume. Superman is the Man of Steel. Bullets bounce off him, not the suit.

#Trademark
1 Frequently works with Ian McKellen (Apt Pupil, the X-Men films)
2 Recurring theme of alienation in his films
3 Often works with cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel
4 Frequently uses music by John Ottman

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