Getting to Know Francis Lawrence – The Catching Fire Director


While we’ve put the new director for Catching FireFrancis Lawrence under the spotlight, Vanity Fair has put together a list of some interesting information about the new addition to The Hunger Games family.

Here’s a few Francis factoids:

Sign: Aries

Hometown: Los Angeles (after moving from Austria at the age of three)

Film Pedigree: Since graduating from film school at Loyola Marymount, Lawrence has directed three feature films: Constantine (2005), I Am Legend (2007), and Water for Elephants (2011).

Biggest Budget/Box-Office Success: I Am Legend, the Will Smith sci-fi drama, which reportedly had a $150 million budget and grossed more than $585 million worldwide.

Music-Video Career: Before breaking into the film industry, Lawrence directed more than 60 music videos for artists including Justin Timberlake (“Cry Me a River”), Britney Spears (“I’m a Slave 4 U”), Jennifer Lopez (“Jenny from the Block”), and Beyoncé (“Run the World”). In 2011, he won a Grammy for directing Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” music video.

We’d like to add that you can also follow him on Twitter but makes sure you check out the rest of his profile  included in the Vanity Fair article here.

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