Bryan Jay Singer is an American film director, producer and screenwriter.
He has produced or co-produced almost all of the films he has directed.
He wrote and directed his first film in 1988 after graduating from university.
His next film, Public Access, was a co-winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival.
In the mid-1990s, Singer received critical acclaim for directing the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects, which starred Stephen Baldwin, Benicio del Toro and Kevin Spacey.
He followed this with another thriller, Apt Pupil, about a boy's fascination with a Nazi war criminal.
In the 2000s, he became known for big budget superhero films such as X-Men, for which Singer won the 2000 Saturn Award for Best Direction, its sequel X2, and Superman Returns.
He then directed the WW II historical thriller Valkyrie, co-wrote/co-produced X-Men: First Class and directed the fantasy adventure film Jack the Giant Slayer.
In 2014, another X-Men film helmed by him was released, titled X-Men: Days of Future Past, and he will direct X-Men: Apocalypse, which is expected to be released in May 2016.