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Zack Snyder in June 2013
Zachary Edward Snyder

(1966-03-01) March 1, 1966 (age 56)
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer and actor
Years active 1990–present
Notable work
Sucker Punch,
Dawn of the Dead,
Man of Steel,
Justice League (Snyder Cut)
Spouse(s) Deborah Snyder (September 25, 2004–present)

Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer, best known for action/science fiction movies.


After making his career debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead, he gained wide recognition with the 2007 box office hit 300, adapted from writer-artist Frank Miller's Dark Horse Comics miniseries of 300, and later went on to direct the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, an adaptation of the Watchmen a comic book of the same name. He is the co-founder of Cruel and Unusual Films, a production company he established in 2004, alongside his wife Deborah Snyder and producing partner Wesley Coller.

His first family film was the 2010 animated family adventure film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, based on the first three books of the series by Kathryn Lasky. He directed Sucker Punch.

In recent years, he directedMan of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. After Joss Whedon replaced him in Justice League, fans petitioned Warner Bros. to release Snyder's version of the movie. In May 2020, his version, titled Zack Snyder's Justice League, will be released in 2021.

Personal life

Snyder was born on March 1, 1966 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He has been married to Deborah Snyder since 2004.

In March 2017, Snyder's daughter committed suicide, forcing Snyder to drop out from the Justice League production.


Year Film Director Producer Writer Distributor(s)
2004 Dawn of the Dead Yes No No Universal Pictures
2007 300 Yes No Yes Warner Bros. Pictures
2009 Watchmen Yes No No Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Yes No No Warner Bros. Pictures
2011 Sucker Punch Yes Yes Yes Warner Bros. Pictures
2013 Man of Steel Yes No No Warner Bros. Pictures
2013 Army of the Dead No Yes Yes Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures
2014 300: Rise of an Empire Yes Yes TBC
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Yes Yes Warner Bros. Pictures
2017 Wonder Woman Yes Yes Warner Bros. Pictures
2017 Justice League Yes Yes Warner Bros. Pictures
2021 Zack Snyder's Justice League Yes Yes Yes Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max

Music videos

  • "Tomorrow" performed by Morrissey (1992)
  • "World Class Fad" performed by Paul Westerberg (1993)
  • "I Know" performed by Dionne Farris (1994)
  • "Walk This World" performed by Heather Nova (1995)
  • "Desolation Row" performed by My Chemical Romance (2009)
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