Singer was born in New York City. He was adopted and grew up in a Jewish household in New Jersey. He attended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South (formerly just West Windsor-Plainsboro High School), then studied filmmaking at New York's School of Visual Arts and later USC School of…more
In 2006 Bryan won an Emmy as best producer because of his television series House M.D..
Bryan won a BAFTA award in 1995 for best director with his movie The Usual Suspects.
Bryan directed the final shots of King Kong when Peter Jackson felt ill due fatigue, so Bryan was called to replace Peter for the final days of filming.
He was originally cast by the Sci-Fi channel in 2001 to produce a remake of Battlestar Gallactica but due the attacks to the World Trade Center the productions of the remake was delayed and Bryan moved from the project to direct the second sequel of the X-Men, X-Men:United.
After he graduated from college, he directed a short film, called Lion's Den who the main role was interpreted by his friend Ethan Hawke.
His film The Usual Suspect won in 1995 the BAFTA award for best film.
Bryan's first film Public Access was the co-winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Bryan often works with music composer John Ottman.
He is a fan of Star Trek, and he had the opportunity to appear as a crew member of the Star Trek: Nemesis in 2002.
He used the Richard Donner Superman movie timeline to make the movie Superman Returns.
He is openly gay.
He was ranked #46 on Premiere Magazine, 2006 Power 50 list.
His favorite movie is Jaws.
Bryan is first degree cousin once removed of actors Marc Singer and Lori Singer.
Bryan often works with cinematographer Tom Siegel in many of his movies and television projects.
He and Ethan Hawke are childhood friends.
He graduated from the USC cinema school in 1989.
He use alienation as a primary theme in his films.
Bryan turned down the third X-Men movie to focus more on the production of Superman Returns.
Bryan Singer: Superman have always been about Lois Lane, Superman and Clark Kent; It's been this love triangle between these three people who are really only two people.
Bryan Singer: I was always dead set on casting an unknown. Brandon embodies the character the best.
Bryan Singer: I identify with Superman. I am adopted, I am an only child, and I love the idea he comes from another world, that he's the ultimate immigrant. He has all this extraordinary powers, and he has righteousness about him.