Zack Snyder

Zachary Edward 'Zack' Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He made his feature film debut in 2004 with a remake of the 1978 horror film Dawn of the Dead. Since then, he has directed or produced a number of comic book and superhero films, including 300 (2006) and Watchmen (2009), as well as the Superman film that started the DC Extended Universe, Man of Steel (2013) and its follow-ups, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021). He also served as co-screenwriter for 300, Sucker Punch (2011), and 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), an executive producer for Suicide Squad (2016) and Aquaman (2018), and as co-writer of the story for Wonder Woman (2017) and Justice League. Snyder is the co-founder of The Stone Quarry, which was formerly known as Cruel and Unusual Films, a production company he established in 2004, alongside his wife Deborah Snyder and producing partner Wesley Coller. Description above from the Wikipedia article Zack Snyder, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Man of Steel (2013)

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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Michael Shannon  •  Diane Lane

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Michael Shannon  •  Diane Lane

300 (2006)

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Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Lena Headey  •  Dominic West  •  David Wenham

Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Lena Headey  •  Dominic West  •  David Wenham

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

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A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Ving Rhames  •  Jake Weber  •  Mekhi Phifer

A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Ving Rhames  •  Jake Weber  •  Mekhi Phifer

Watchmen (2009)

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In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Billy Crudup  •  Carla Gugino  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan

In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Billy Crudup  •  Carla Gugino  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Wonder Woman (2017)

An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patty Jenkins
CAST:  Gal Gadot  •  Chris Pine  •  Robin Wright  •  Connie Nielsen

An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patty Jenkins
CAST:  Gal Gadot  •  Chris Pine  •  Robin Wright  •  Connie Nielsen

Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013)

A documentary detailing the epic Rogues' Gallery of DC Comics from The Joker and Lex Luthor, Sinestro, Darkseid and more, this documentary will explore the Super Villains of DC Comics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.M. Kenny  •  Scott Devine
CAST:  Guillermo del Toro  •  Christopher Lee  •  Zack Snyder  •  Clancy Brown

A documentary detailing the epic Rogues' Gallery of DC Comics from The Joker and Lex Luthor, Sinestro, Darkseid and more, this documentary will explore the Super Villains of DC Comics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.M. Kenny  •  Scott Devine
CAST:  Guillermo del Toro  •  Christopher Lee  •  Zack Snyder  •  Clancy Brown

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Diane Lane

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Diane Lane

The Phenomenon: The Comic That Changed Comics (2009)

The history and impact of the graphic novel Watchmen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Matthies
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Jackie Earle Haley  •  Carla Gugino  •  Gerard Way

The history and impact of the graphic novel Watchmen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Matthies
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Jackie Earle Haley  •  Carla Gugino  •  Gerard Way

Horse Latitudes

A photograph becomes the catalyst for two men to undertake a deadly journey into the rugged wilderness of South America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
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A photograph becomes the catalyst for two men to undertake a deadly journey into the rugged wilderness of South America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
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Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010)

A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mac Carter
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Neil Gaiman  •  Paul Levitz  •  David Cronenberg

A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mac Carter
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Neil Gaiman  •  Paul Levitz  •  David Cronenberg

Army of the Dead (2021)

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble: venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Dave Bautista  •  Ella Purnell  •  Theo Rossi  •  Huma Qureshi

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble: venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Dave Bautista  •  Ella Purnell  •  Theo Rossi  •  Huma Qureshi

Sucker Punch (2011)

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A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Emily Browning  •  Abbie Cornish  •  Jena Malone  •  Vanessa Hudgens

A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Emily Browning  •  Abbie Cornish  •  Jena Malone  •  Vanessa Hudgens

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Emily Barclay  •  Abbie Cornish  •  Essie Davis  •  Joel Edgerton

Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Emily Barclay  •  Abbie Cornish  •  Essie Davis  •  Joel Edgerton

Justice League (2017)

Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans consisting of Barry Allen, Arthur Curry and Victor Stone to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and the Parademons ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder  •  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Ben Affleck  •  Gal Gadot  •  Ezra Miller

Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans consisting of Barry Allen, Arthur Curry and Victor Stone to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and the Parademons ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder  •  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Ben Affleck  •  Gal Gadot  •  Ezra Miller

DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League (2016)

A documentary special taking a look at the upcoming films making up the DC Universe. Kevin Smith hosts with Geoff Johns, as they take a look at Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, the upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Matthies
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Geoff Johns  •  David Ayer  •  Henry Cavill

A documentary special taking a look at the upcoming films making up the DC Universe. Kevin Smith hosts with Geoff Johns, as they take a look at Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, the upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Matthies
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Geoff Johns  •  David Ayer  •  Henry Cavill

Lennon or McCartney (2014)

550 artists were interviewed over ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Schichter
CAST:  James Valentine  •  Aasif Mandvi  •  Adam Lambert  •  Adam Levine

550 artists were interviewed over ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Schichter
CAST:  James Valentine  •  Aasif Mandvi  •  Adam Lambert  •  Adam Levine

Superman 75 (2013)

An animated short about the 75 years of Superman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder  •  Bruce Timm
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An animated short about the 75 years of Superman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder  •  Bruce Timm
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The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy (2013)

This feature-length documentary delves into the trilogy, opening with the inspiration and vision for the new Batman films and inching its way toward the Rises finale and the culmination of nearly a decade of creative blood, sweat and tears. Candid, thoughtful and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Hillhouse
CAST:  Christopher Nolan  •  Jonathan Nolan  •  Jeff Jensen  •  Zack Snyder

This feature-length documentary delves into the trilogy, opening with the inspiration and vision for the new Batman films and inching its way toward the Rises finale and the culmination of nearly a decade of creative blood, sweat and tears. Candid, thoughtful and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Hillhouse
CAST:  Christopher Nolan  •  Jonathan Nolan  •  Jeff Jensen  •  Zack Snyder

Snow Steam Iron (2017)

“Snow gently falls on the blood-stained streets of a seedy out-of-time New York City. Steam envelopes the nightmare unfolding within its narrow alleys. Iron is the will of the one who would dare to resist… fight… survive.”  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Samantha Win  •  Victoria Jacobsen  •  Jen Sung  •  Kristin VanOvan

“Snow gently falls on the blood-stained streets of a seedy out-of-time New York City. Steam envelopes the nightmare unfolding within its narrow alleys. Iron is the will of the one who would dare to resist… fight… survive.”  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Samantha Win  •  Victoria Jacobsen  •  Jen Sung  •  Kristin VanOvan

Michael Jordan's Playground (1990)

This made-for-video production mixes highlights of Michael Jordan from the '80s with a fantasy storyline of a high school teen named Walt, who has been cut from his basketball team. Doubting his abilities, Walt gets some lessons from Michael Jordan himself, on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Michael Jordan  •  Tyrin Turner  •  Christopher Reid  •  Christopher Martin

This made-for-video production mixes highlights of Michael Jordan from the '80s with a fantasy storyline of a high school teen named Walt, who has been cut from his basketball team. Doubting his abilities, Walt gets some lessons from Michael Jordan himself, on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Michael Jordan  •  Tyrin Turner  •  Christopher Reid  •  Christopher Martin
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