| Josef Rusnak|
| November 25, 1958 (age 57) (1958-11-25) Germany|
Film director, screenwriter
Claudia Michelsen (m. 1995–2001)
German Film Award for Best Direction
The Thirteenth Floor, The Contractor, It's Alive, The Art of War II: Betrayal, Beyond
Claudia Michelsen, Craig Bierko, Daniel F Galouye, Armin Mueller‑Stahl, Eliza Bennett
Josef Rusnak (born November 25, 1958) is a German screenwriter and director.
Josef Rusnak Wikipedia
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.
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.
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.
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: Perfect Life