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Josef Rusnak

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Years active  1984-present
Role  Screenwriter
Name  Josef Rusnak
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Born  November 25, 1958 (age 57) (1958-11-25) Germany
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter
Spouse  Claudia Michelsen (m. 1995–2001)
Awards  German Film Award for Best Direction
Movies  The Thirteenth Floor, The Contractor, It's Alive, The Art of War II: Betrayal, Beyond
Similar People  Claudia Michelsen, Craig Bierko, Daniel F Galouye, Armin Mueller‑Stahl, Eliza Bennett

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Josef Rusnak (born November 25, 1958) is a German screenwriter and director.



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Rusnak's debut as writer and director was his 1984 film Kaltes Fieber, which was awarded the Deutscher Filmpreis for best director that same year. Following this, he worked for French television and directed episodes of television series.

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In 1997 he directed No Strings Attached, Quiet Days in Hollywood (starring Hilary Swank), and Schimanski: Die Schwadron, a TV movie episode of the German crime series Schimanski.

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In 1998 he worked as second unit director on Roland Emmerich's Godzilla. Emmerich then acted as producer on Rusnak's next film The 13th Floor, an English language remake of the earlier German TV miniseries World on a Wire. Rusnak also wrote the screenplay.

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Rusnak did not direct his next film until 2007's The Contractor starring Wesley Snipes. He worked with Snipes again on 2008's The Art of War II: Betrayal. In 2008 he also released the horror remake It's Alive, a remake of Larry Cohen's 1974 film.

In 2010 he directed the drama Valerie starring Franka Potente. In 2012 he directed the film Beyond.

Rusnak was married to actress Claudia Michelsen until 2001. They have one daughter together, born 1998.


  • 1984: Kaltes Fieber
  • 1997: No Strings Attached
  • 1997: Quiet Days in Hollywood
  • 1997: Schimanski: Die Schwadron
  • 1999: The Thirteenth Floor
  • 2007: The Contractor
  • 2008: The Art of War II: Betrayal
  • 2008: It's Alive
  • 2010: Valerie
  • 2010: Perfect Life
  • 2012: Beyond
  • References

    Josef Rusnak Wikipedia

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