Dominic Sena

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Dominic Sena
Born (1949-04-26) April 26, 1949 (age 65)
Niles, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Film director, music video director
Years active 1984–present

Dominic Sena (born April 26, 1949) is an American film director and music video director. As a film director, he is best known for directing the films Kalifornia (1993), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), and Swordfish (2001). As a music video director, he directed music videos for Bryan Adams, Peter Cetera, Janet Jackson, Richard Marx, and Sting.

Life and career[edit]

Sena was born in Niles, Ohio. He is of Italian-American heritage. His family hails from the town of Bagnoli Irpino, Avellino, Italy.[citation needed] As one of the founders of Propaganda Films, Sena worked primarily in music videos early in his career. Sena directed several of Janet Jackson's image re-defining music videos from her Rhythm Nation 1814 album. The "Rhythm Nation" music video directed by Sena won the Grammy Award Best Long Form Music Video.[1] Other artists that Sena has directed music videos for include Bryan Adams, Michael Bolton, Peter Cetera, E.G. Daily, Fleetwood Mac, Richard Marx, Sting, and Tina Turner. Sena was also the cinematographer for many of the music videos he directed.[2]

In 1993, Sena directed his first film, Kalifornia, which starred future Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and David Duchovny. While the film garnered good reviews,[3] it was not a commercial success and it was seven more years before Sena stepped behind the camera again.

In 2000, Sena directed the film Gone in 60 Seconds, featuring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, and Robert Duvall. Other films he has directed include Swordfish (2001), Whiteout (2009), and Season of the Witch (2011).[2]

Filmography[edit]

Videoography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Winners Search". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Dominic Sena". Filmbug. 2009-09-20. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Kalifornia". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 

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