28 Facts About Bryan Singer


Bryan Jay Singer was born on September 17,1965 and is an American filmmaker.


Bryan Singer is the founder of Bad Hat Harry Productions and has produced almost all of the films he has directed.


Bryan Singer followed this with another thriller, Apt Pupil, an adaptation of a Stephen King novella about a boy's fascination with a Nazi war criminal.


Bryan Singer was born in New York City and was adopted by Grace Sinden, an environmental activist, and Norbert Dave Bryan Singer, a corporate executive.


Bryan Singer grew up in a Jewish household in West Windsor Township, New Jersey.


Bryan Singer attended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, graduating in 1984.


Bryan Singer studied filmmaking for two years at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and later transferred to the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles where he followed the Critical studies program.


Bryan Singer directed a short film in 1988 called Lion's Den involving a number of friends, including actor Ethan Hawke, whom he knew from his childhood in New Jersey, and editor John Ottman, whom he had met while working on a friend's short film.


Bryan Singer pitched a concept that eventually became the film Public Access.


Bryan Singer followed this by directing The Usual Suspects, which was screened out of competition at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.


In 1998, Bryan Singer obtained the rights to adapt Stephen King's novella Apt Pupil, a thriller about an all-American boy discovering that a Nazi war criminal lives in his neighborhood.


In mid-2004, Bryan Singer was in negotiations to direct X-Men: The Last Stand for Fox, when Bryan Singer agreed to direct Superman Returns for Warner Bros.


Bryan Singer claimed that he had always admired and identified with the character, citing the fact that he and Superman are both orphans, noting that he was inspired by the 1978 film starring Christopher Reeve and the comics of Alex Ross.


At the premiere of James Cameron's Avatar on December 16,2009, Bryan Singer confirmed that he would be directing Jack the Giant Slayer for Warner Bros, and that he had signed on to do X-Men: First Class, but conflicts between the two projects led to Bryan Singer being only a producer and co-screenwriter on First Class, with Matthew Vaughn taking over directorial duties.


Bryan Singer produced the commercials for the ice cream Magnum Gold, which featured Benicio del Toro.


In 2012, Bryan Singer was the executive producer alongside Jane Lynch of the short film, Ronny and I, directed by Guy Shalem that screened at Outfest and Cannes.


Bryan Singer directed another X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse, that he produced and co-wrote with Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris, and Michael Dougherty.


Bryan Singer produced the film with Jim Beach and Graham King.


Bryan Singer's absence was reportedly due to "a personal health matter concerning [him] and his family", and Bryan Singer's representatives stated that he was visiting his ill mother.


On December 4,2017, Bryan Singer was fired as a director with about two weeks remaining in principal photography.


Bryan Singer still received directorial credit for Bohemian Rhapsody due to a Directors Guild of America ruling that only a sole director can receive credit.


Bryan Singer and actress Michelle Clunie have a son who was born in January 2015.


In 1997, a 14-year-old extra accused Bryan Singer of asking him and other minors to film a shower scene nude for the film Apt Pupil.


Bryan Singer's attorney called the allegations "completely fabricated" and said Bryan Singer planned to countersue.


Bryan Singer denied the allegations in a statement, calling them "outrageous, vicious, and completely false".


On May 22,2014, Bryan Singer's attorney presented evidence to Federal District Judge Susan Oki Mollway stating that neither Bryan Singer nor Egan was in Hawaii at the time.


Bryan Singer denied the allegations and removed himself from the public eye.


In June 2019, Sanchez-Guzman's bankruptcy trustee Nancy James recommended that a $150,000 settlement be approved, citing the absence of evidence that Bryan Singer attended the yacht party where the alleged assault took place.