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Born: March 17, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: director, actor

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Director-producer Mark Pellington made a name for himself as one of MTV's hottest video directors in the mid-1990s, prior to helming a series of highly-stylized feature films. Working with the music network nearly from its early 1980s inception, Pellington helped establish their hyperkinetic visual aesthetic with his key work on series of promotional shorts and interstitials. He went on to helm music videos for dozens of popular rock acts, including INXS, U2 and Pearl Jam, providing the latter group with the award-winning video for their hit single "Jeremy" in 1992. He began his career as a feature film director with the nostalgic 1950s-era drama, "Going All the Way" (1997), starring Jeremy Davies and Ben Affleck. Pellington moved on to more mainstream studio fare with his next features, the psychological thriller, "Arlington Road" (1999) and the supernatural mystery, "The Mothman Prophecies" (2002). Following the mixed reactions to both films and the sudden death of his wife in 2004, he returned with smaller, more personal projects, such as "Henry Poole is Here" (2008) and "I Melt with You" (2011). Although not one of feature film's more prolific or high-profile directors, Pellington's dedication to...

Director-producer Mark Pellington made a name for himself as one of MTV's hottest video directors in the mid-1990s, prior to helming a series of highly-stylized feature films. Working with the music network nearly from its early 1980s inception, Pellington helped establish their hyperkinetic visual aesthetic with his key work on series of promotional shorts and interstitials. He went on to helm music videos for dozens of popular rock acts, including INXS, U2 and Pearl Jam, providing the latter group with the award-winning video for their hit single "Jeremy" in 1992. He began his career as a feature film director with the nostalgic 1950s-era drama, "Going All the Way" (1997), starring Jeremy Davies and Ben Affleck. Pellington moved on to more mainstream studio fare with his next features, the psychological thriller, "Arlington Road" (1999) and the supernatural mystery, "The Mothman Prophecies" (2002). Following the mixed reactions to both films and the sudden death of his wife in 2004, he returned with smaller, more personal projects, such as "Henry Poole is Here" (2008) and "I Melt with You" (2011). Although not one of feature film's more prolific or high-profile directors, Pellington's dedication to the material and his distinctive style of filmmaking were never in dispute.

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DIRECTOR:

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  U2 3D (2007)
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  Mothman Prophecies, The (2002) Director
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  Arlington Road (1999) Director
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  Going All the Way (1997) Director
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  Destination Anywhere (1997) Director
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  Word, The (1995) Director
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  Still/Here (1996) Director (Opening Credit Sequence)
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CAST: (feature film)

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 Almost Famous (2000) Freddy
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 Jerry Maguire (1996) Bill Dooler
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Joined MTV's on-air promotion team
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Made a name for himself as a successful music video director
1992:
Directed an experimental music video for U2's "One"
1992:
Created the multi-screen rapid fire media background images for U2's blockbuster "Zoo TV" tour
1993:
Helmed the 30-minute short film "Father's Daze"; based the short on his own father's battle with Alzheimer's Disease
1993:
Created the title sequence for the NBC series "Homicide: Life on the Street"
1993:
Won an MTV Video Music Award for directing the Pearl Jam hit "Jeremy"
1995:
Directed the landmark miniseries "The United States of Poetry" (PBS)
1996:
Made acting debut with a minor role in Cameron Crowe's "Jerry Maguire"; also acted as consultant for the bachelor party film within the film
1997:
Directed the long form music video for Jon Bon Jovi's "Destination Anywhere"
1997:
Feature directorial debut, "Going All the Way"
1997:
Directed an episode of "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)
1999:
Helmed second feature, the provocative thriller "Arlington Road"
2002:
Directed the supernatural-themed drama "The Mothman Prophecies"
2003:
Produced the CBS series "Cold Case"; also directed several episodes
2008:
Helmed the feature film "Henry Poole Is Here"
2011:
Directed Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe and Jeremy Piven in the drama feature "I Melt with You"; also executive produced
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Education

University of Virginia: Charlottesville , Virginia -

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wife:
Jennifer Barrett. Costume designer.

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