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Five Things You Don't Know About Rupert Sanders
July 30, 2012
This director of Snow White and the Huntsman is in the middle of the love triangle that reportedly broke up the relationship of 'Twilight' lovebirds Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Here are five things you probably don't know about Rupert Sanders.
1. Born and raised in London, England, -- his mother managed doll house shop and his father is a medical doctor.
Before directing Snow White and the Huntsman -- his first feature -- he directed commercials for Nike, Adidas, Xbox, Guinness and one for Halo 3: ODST -- some of which won him advertising awards.
3. Received his big break after making a three-minute trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman producer Joe Roth that eventually turned into him being chosen to direct the film.
4. His wife of seven years, Liberty Ross, is the sister of Atticus Ross, who along with Trent Reznor won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Social Network in 2010.
5. Directed a short live-animation film adaptation of the Charles Burns comic book series Black Hole, which deals with the aftermath of a sexually transmitted disease that causes grotesque mutations in teenagers.