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Rupert Sanders

Rupert Sanders is a British film director. Rupert Sanders is known for directing films such as  “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012) and “Ghost in the Shell” (2017).

Early Life

Rupert Sanders was born on the 16th of March 1971, in London, England. Currently, he is 52 years old and has a birth sign of Pisces. In addition, he belongs to English ethnicity and holds a British nationality. Similarly,

He was born as the eldest son of Michael Sanders (father) and Thalia Sanders (mother). By profession, his father is an ophthalmologist. He grew up with his younger brother whose name is unknown at the moment.

Rupert Sanders – Education

Following a foundation year at Kingston School of Art, he graduated from Central St Martins with a degree in graphic design.

Professional Career

Rupert Sanders started his commercial production career under Tony Kaye. Before Kaye suggested he attempt directing, he had mostly done art direction. He has also directed numerous television commercials, notably The Life for Halo 3: ODST, which earned him two Golden Lions at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

“Snow White and the Huntsman,” Sanders’ first feature film, was released in the United States in early June 2012. The film cost $170 million to make, including an eight-figure marketing budget, and it made $20.3 million on its first day in the United States. The film has so far grossed $396,592,829 at the movie office.

Caption: Rupert Sanders’s directional work for the 2017 film, Ghost in the Shell (Source: IMDb)

After turning down the opportunity to direct the fifth installment of the” Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise, Sanders helmed a film version of the science fiction manga franchise “Ghost in the Shell,” with Avi Arad and Steven Paul producing and Scarlett Johansson starring in the lead role which was released in late March of 2017.

Sanders said in June 2018 that he would direct Johansson again in Rub & Tug, an upcoming biopic of Dante “Tex” Gill and his girlfriend Cynthia Bruno, with Johansson playing Gill.

However, the film has been stuck in development hell since Johansson dropped out after the transgender community objected to a female actor playing a trans guy.  Sanders will helm a reimagining of “The Crow” in April 2022, with Bill Skarsgrd acting as Eric Draven / The Crow.

Rupert Sanders – Net Worth 2023

According to some reports, the British film director has a net worth of roughly $15 million. Furthermore, his net worth is so large due to his work on famous advertising and his one film. His annual annual salary though, is still under consideration. His primary source of income is film directing.

Relationship Status

Rupert Sanders is currently divorced and single. In the past, he was married to Liberty Ross in 2002 and also has two children with her. Tennyson is the son, while Skyla is the daughter. Unfortunately, his marriage ended in divorce in 2014, following his public affair with Kristen Stewart.

Caption: Rupert Sanders with his wife, Liberty Ross, and their kids (Source: Daily Mail)

Sanders was involved with Twilight and Snow White actress Kristen Stewart. In 2012, US Weekly made the relationship public. Furthermore, he was married to Liberty Ross and had two children at the time. The relationship ended their marriage, and the couple divorced after two years. They’d been there since 2002. This affair sparked outrage on social media, with Kristen Stewart followers outraged and Robert Pattinson fans devastated.

Body Measurements

Caption: Rupert Sanders running on the road (Source: Celeb Dirty Laundry)

Sanders stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and his weight is average. Looking at his photos, he has a pair of green eyes with dark brown hair colour.

Rupert Sanders – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@rupertmsanders’ there are over 16k followers. Other than this, he is not active on Facebook and Twitter.