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Also Known As: Died:
Born: April 1, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: Director ...
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1981:
Moved with mother and twin brother Albert to Pomona, CA when they were nine
1984:
Received first video camera at age 12 and began making short films with brother
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When asked to make a "How To" film for a school assignment, brothers made short film titled "How to Be a Burglar"
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Co-directed (with brother Albert) music videos for rap artists Tone Loc and Tupac Shakur
1993:
Made feature debut as director, producer, and story writer (all shared with Albert), "Menace II Society"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature
1993:
With brother, co-founded rap/R&B label Underworld Records
1995:
Co-directed and co-wrote second film with Albert, "Dead Presidents"
1999:
Co-directed with brother documentary "American Pimp," about the underground pimp culture and exploitation of women; film premiered at Sundance
2001:
Co-directed film adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel "From Hell," about the 'Jack the Ripper' murders in England; starred Johnny Depp and Heather Graham
2004:
Made solo directing debut with several episodes of American version of "Touching Evil" on USA Network; Albert was executive producer
2005:
Directed A&E movie "Knights of the South Bronx," starring Ted Danson
2009:
Directed segment for film anthology "New York, I Love You"
2010:
Re-teamed with brother to direct post-apocalyptic drama "The Book of Eli," starring Denzel Washington
2013:
Helmed crime drama "Broken City," starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones

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