born in chicago, illinois, mark romanek has directed numerous award winning
music videos for such diverse artists
nine inch nails,
hot chili peppers, r.e.m.,
richards, and sonic
romanek's music videos have received
over a dozen mtv
awards, two grammy
awards, three clios,
and three billboard
music awards. two of romanek's music
story" and nine
inch nails "closer")
have become part of the permanent collection of new
york's museum of modern art.
in 1997, mtv
presented him with its video vanguard award for his overall contribution
to the medium.
more recently, romanek directed his own screenplay, one
hour photo, for fox
searchlight, starring robin
vartan, and eriq
lasalle. the film, which premiered (out of competition) at the 2002
film festival, was released nationwide in august.