Robert Hales (director)

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Robert Hales
Nationality British
Occupation graphic designer and music video director

Robert Hales is a graphic designer and music video director from the United Kingdom. Hales has directed music videos by artists such as Bridgit Mendler, Avril Lavigne, Tame Impala, Jet, The Veronicas, Fuel, Stereophonics, The Donnas, Justin Timberlake, Nine Inch Nails, Death Cab For Cutie, Miley Cyrus, Gnarls Barkley, Imagine Dragons and Crowded House. Robert Hales has co-direct the video for Nine Inch Nails' "Starfuckers, Inc.", but he designed the artwork for the CD single of Nine Inch Nails' "The Day the World Went Away."

On 31 August 2006 Hales received an MTV Video Music Award for directing the Gnarls Barkley single "Crazy".

Robert Hales directed the video to "Kiss You Off" by the Scissor Sisters. Also, Hales directed the groundbreaking music video for Justin Timberlake's "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows" and Britney Spears' animated video for "Break The Ice". Also, in 2012, has directed the video to "Look Around" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


Year Artist Music Video
1999 Stone Temple Pilots Down (co-directed with Mark Racco)
2000 Nine Inch Nails Starsuckers, Inc. (co-directed with Marilyn Manson)
Richard Ashcroft Money to Burn
2002 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Love Burns
Vex Red Can't Smile
Kid Rock You Never Met a Motherfucker Quite Like Me
The Datsuns In Love
The Donnas Take It Off
2003 Stereophonics Madame Helga
Jet Are You Gonna Be My Girl
2004 Switchfoot Dare You to Move
Jet Look What You've Done
Elefant Misfit
2005 Rooster Deep and Meaningless
Kano featuring Mike Skinner Nite Nite
Craig David Don't Love You No More (I'm Sorry)
Fort Minor Petrified
The Veronicas Everything I'm Not
2006 Craig David Unbelievable
Gnarls Barkley Crazy
Smiley Faces
The Panic Channel Why Cry
Jet Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Snow Patrol Open Your Eyes[1]
Oasis Acquiesce
Pete Yorn For Us
2007 Gnarls Barkley Go-Go Gadget Gospel
Justin Timberlake LoveStoned
Kings of Leon Charmer
Timbaland featuring OneRepublic Apologize
2008 Jonas Brothers When You Look Me in the Eyes
Britney Spears Break the Ice
N.E.R.D Spaz
Shwayze Buzzin'
Delta Goodrem In This Life (US version)[2]
Robin Thicke Magic
2009 Demi Lovato Don't Forget
Jeffree Star Get Away with Murder
Janet Jackson Make Me
2010 Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed
Who Owns My Heart
Tame Impala Lucidity
2012 Red Hot Chili Peppers Look Around
Soundgarden Live to Rise
2013 Avril Lavigne Here's to Never Growing Up
Bridgit Mendler Hurricane
2014 Lea Michele Cannonball
Jack White Would You Fight for My Love?
Chris Lane Broken Windshield View
Meg Myers Go
2015 Death Cab for Cutie Black Sun
Imagine Dragons Shots
Muse Dead Inside
Death Cab for Cutie The Ghosts of Beverly Drive
2017 Morrissey Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up on the Stage

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  1. ^ "Snow Patrol - Open Your Eyes". HSI Productions. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  2. ^ Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved March 29, 2008