Rupert Sanders

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Rupert Sanders
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Sanders at the Australian premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman in June 2012
Rupert Miles Sanders

(1971-03-16) 16 March 1971 (age 49)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1999–present
(m. 2002; div. 2014)

Rupert Miles Sanders (born 16 March 1971) is an English film director.

Early life[edit]

Sanders was born in Westminster, London, the eldest son of Thalia (née Garlick) and Michael Sanders.[citation needed]


Sanders has directed numerous television advertisements, including The Life for Halo 3: ODST, which won him two Golden Lions at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.[1]

Sanders' first feature film was Snow White and the Huntsman, which was released in the US in early June 2012. The film's budget was $170 million, including an eight-figure marketing expenditure, and it earned $20.3 million on its opening day in the US. To date, the film has grossed $396,592,829 at the box office.[2][3]

He also directed a film adaptation of science fiction manga franchise Ghost in the Shell, with Avi Arad and Steven Paul producing and Scarlett Johansson starring in the main role.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Sanders married model Liberty Ross,[6] sister of Oscar-winning composer Atticus Ross,[7] in 2002.[8] They moved to Los Angeles to further Sanders' career.[8] Together they have two children, daughter Skyla and son Tennyson. In July 2012, Us Weekly published photos of Sanders in an intimate embrace with actress Kristen Stewart,[9] prompting Sanders and Stewart to issue separate public apologies.[10][11][12] Ross subsequently filed for divorce from Sanders in January 2013, seeking joint custody, spousal support, and legal fees.[13] The divorce was finalized on 30 May 2014.[14]



Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Notes
1999 "Slam Dunk (Da Funk)" Five Co-directed with Lawrence Watson
2010 "The Space in Between" How to Destroy Angels N/A


  1. ^ Babb, Francesca (1 June 2012). "Snow White & the Huntsman Director Rupert Sanders Is Living the Fairy Tale". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  2. ^ McClintock, Pamela (2 June 2012). "Box Office Report: 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Tops Friday With Strong $20.3 Million". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)". Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (5 January 2015). "Scarlett Johansson Signs on to Star in DreamWorks' 'Ghost in the Shell' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Scarlett Johansson Confirmed to Star in Ghost in the Shell". Time. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Kristen Stewart Cheats on Robert Pattinson With Director Rupert Sanders". Us Weekly. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Liberty Ross – Kristen Stewart Affair: Who Exactly Is Liberty Ross?". 25 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Liberty Ross: 6 Things to Know About Rupert Sanders' Wife". ABC News. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Kristen Stewart, Rupert Sanders apologize for affair". CBCNews. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Kristen Stewart's Apology to Robert Pattinson for Cheating". People. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Kristen Stewart's Cheating Apology: PR Insider Weighs In". HuffPost. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  12. ^ D'Zurilla, Christie (25 July 2012). "Rupert Sanders apologizes for Kristen Stewart hookup". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  13. ^ "Liberty Ross Files for Divorce from Rupert Sanders". People. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Liberty Ross and director Rupert Sanders have finalized their divorce". United Press International. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.

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