Brett Ratner

Brett Ratner

Mar. 28th, 1969
Born in
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
5' 8"

Brett Ratner's Main TV Roles

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Film School TV Show
Film School

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Ratner grew up in Miami Beach, the only child of a famous Jewish socialite mother. He attended Miami Beach Senior High and was President of the Leo Club in 1986. He was also a member of the "fraternity" Royal Palm. He attended NYU film school currently lives in a $3.6 M house in Beverly Hills. Ratner is also a good friend of Def Jam mogul Russell Simmons, and has directed music videos for many rap stars.

  • In _Red Dragon (2002)_ (qv), digital technology was used to smooth over some of 'Anthony Hopkins' (qv)'s facial features so that he would look younger than he was in _The Silence of the Lambs (1991)_ (qv). Similar technology was used in the first scene of _X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)_ (qv), so that 'Patrick Stewart (I)' (qv) and 'Ian McKellen' (qv) could play their characters twenty years younger.
  • At Miami Beach Senior High School was a drama student of well-known instructor 'Jay W. Jensen' (qv).
  • Was for some time attached to direct _Superman Returns (2006)_ (qv). He left the project because of repeated delays and difficulty in casting a lead actor. The project then went to 'Bryan Singer' (qv), while Ratner went on to direct _X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)_ (qv), the two previous movies in the saga having been directed by Singer.
  • Favorite film director is 'Hal Ashby' (qv).
  • His favorite film is _Scarface (1932)_ (qv).
  • Attended Miami Beach Senior High.
  • Replaced director 'Matthew Vaughn' (qv) just two months before filming began on _X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)_ (qv).
  • His mother, Marsha Presman, was just 16 when she gave birth to her son.

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