July 1, 2022

Brad Anderson Bio, Early Life, Family, Net Worth, Television, Film Career

Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson (born 1964) is an American film director, producer, and writer. A director of thriller and horror films and television projects, he is best known for having directed The Machinist (2004), starring Christian Bale, psychological horror film Session 9 (2001) and The Call (2013), starring Halle Berry. Additionally, he also produced and directed several installments of the Fox science fiction television series Fringe.

 Early life

Anderson was born in Madison, Connecticut, the son of Pamela Taylor Anderson, a community services administrator. He is the nephew of Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor. Earlier, before Brad began his film career, he attended Bowdoin College, where he majored in anthropology and Russian. Moreover, he went to London to finish his film education at London Film School before returning to Boston.

Brad Anderson Family

Anderson married Janet and they are blessed with two sons.

Brad Anderson Net Worth

The estimated Net Worth of Brad  Anderson is  $1million – 5million as of 2020.

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American film director and producer [Brad Anderson] photo.

 film career

Anderson started out directing the romantic comedy films Next Stop Wonderland (1998) and Happy Accidents (2000). Thus, the films were Sundance Film Festival audience favorites.

His next film was the 2001 psychological horror film Session 9. Unsuccessful at the box office, the film has since gained a cult following. Furthermore, in 2002, Anderson was a member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival.

This was followed by his most notable work to date, The Machinist (2004), starring Christian Bale. As a result, the film has helped earn Anderson a cult following.

His next two films were Transsiberian (2008), a thriller starring Woody Harrelson. Emily Mortimer, and Ben Kingsley and the horror film Vanishing on 7th Street (2010), starring Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo and Thandie Newton. Even though,  Anglo-German production companies funded both Transsiberian and the Machinist.

 However, at one point, he was also one of the candidates to direct the sequel to Paranormal Activity.

In 2013, Anderson directed The Call, a thriller starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin, then, the Stonehearst Asylum (aka Eliza Graves) in 2014. He was with Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis and Ben Kingsley in the leading roles.

His latest film is an espionage thriller Beirut, which stars Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike.

Brad Anderson Television

Anderson has directed numerous episodes of Fringe, as well as two episodes each of The Wire. First, The Killing, and Boardwalk Empire.

 Second, he was one of the contributors to the horror series Masters of Horror, directing the season two episode “Sounds Like”.

Third, Anderson directed the pilot episode of the ABC primetime series Forever.

Additionally, he also directed the pilot episode of CBS’s Zoo.

Brad Anderson Projects

Anderson replaced Joseph Ruben as director of Bold Films thriller Jack in May 2010. Further, he cast John Cusack for the lead, who has since been replaced by Liev Schreiber. Later, Anderson was supposed to direct The Living and the Dead, based on the novel of the same name by Robert Tinnell and Todd Livingston.

After working together on The Machinist, Anderson and Christian Bale have had plans to collaborate again on an adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel Concrete Island. 

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Director of films including The Call and The Machinist and TV shows including Forever and ZOO [@brad Anderson Official]