Brett Ratner Biography

Director(1969–)
Brett Ratner is a film director responsible for bringing such movies as Rush Hour, Red Dragon, and After the Sunset to the big screen.

Synopsis

At age 16, Brett Ratner left home in Florida to study film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. While there, his work caught the attention of director Steven Spielberg, who helped him fund his senior project. After graduation, Ratner directed music videos and then films, most notably the Jackie Chan action/comedy vehicles Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2 and The Silence of the Lambs prequel, Red Dragon.

Profile

Director. Born March 28, 1969 in Miami Beach, Florida. At age 16, Ratner left home to study film at New York University?s Tisch School of the Arts. While there, his work caught the attention of director Steven Spielberg, who helped him fund his senior project, a documentary about a child star.

After graduation, Ratner directed music videos and then films, most notably the Jackie Chan comedy vehicles Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2. Other projects include 2000?s romantic comedy The Family Man, 2002?s The Silence of the Lambs prequel, Red Dragon, and 2004?s action-packed After the Sunset.

Ratner dated actress Rebecca Gayheart from 1989 to 2001. He is currently dating tennis star Serena Williams.

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