Sanders at the Australian premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman in June 2012
|Born||Rupert Miles Sanders
16 March 1971
Westminster, London, England
|Spouse(s)||Liberty Ross (m. 2002; div. 2014)|
Rupert Miles Sanders (born 16 March 1971) is an English film director.
Sanders has directed numerous television advertisements, including one for Halo 3: ODST, which won him two Golden Lions at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. 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. 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.
Sanders married model Liberty Ross, sister of Oscar-winning composer Atticus Ross, in 2002. Though both Sanders and Ross are British, they moved to Los Angeles to further Sanders' career. Together they have two children, daughter Skyla and son Tennyson. In July 2012, Us Weekly published photos of Sanders cheating on Ross with actress Kristen Stewart, prompting Sanders and Stewart to issue separate public apologies. Ross subsequently filed for divorce from Sanders in January 2013, seeking joint custody, spousal support, and legal fees. The divorce was finalized on 30 May 2014.
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