Zack Snyder is an actor, producer, film director and screen writer with an estimated net worth of $22 Million. The co-founder of Production Company, Cruel and Unusual Films, acquired his net worth through his film debut with the re-make of the 1978's horror classic, Dawn of the Dead (2004); action movie 300 (2006), a box office hit and Watchmen (2009).
Born in Wisconsin and raised in Connecticut, Snyder comes from creative background where his father an executive recruiter and his mother is a painter and photography teacher. By the time he attended Heatherley School of Fine Art, Snyder took a big interest and experienced his first taste of film making.
It wasn't long after attending high school that the 45 year old started out as a director and cinematographer for television commercials for renowned names including Audi, BMW, Nissan, Nike and Reebok. Snyder received numerous awards for his commercial work, which includes two Clio Awards and a Gold Lion Awards for this Jeep commercial.
In 2004, Snyder set up a production company, Cruel and Unusual Films, along with his wife Deborah Snyder and producing partner Wesley Coller. The Californian-based company is signed a two-year production deal at Warner Bros, where Snyder was a director.
Snyder didn't waste any time in releasing his film debut, a re-make of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead. Snyder's film directional career took a flying start, as his adaptation of Dawn of the Dead received moderate reviews from critics.
The best is yet to come, as the release of 300, based on Frank's Miller novel, was a roaring success. The film may have received mixed reviews, but 300 had made box office history – taking over $70 million in tickets sales in North America alone. Even better, 300 knocked Ice Age: The Meltdown of the top spot for the largest opening in the month of March and Spring release.
The success continued, as Snyder's third film, Watchmen grossed at $185 million worldwide- but like 300, the film received mixed reviews. The film, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) did better overseas, earning the total of $140 million.
Snyder's 2010's Sucker Punch created the first (minor) dent in his directing career, as it was generally ill-received by the critics. However Sucker Punch performed well at the box office, as over $89 million tickets were sold worldwide. There are that Snyder will direct the film, Superman: The Man of Steel for Warner Bros. This is the space to watch!