Brad Anderson (born 1964) is a director of thriller and horror films and television projects, best known for having directed The Machinist (2004), starring Christian Bale, as well as producing and directing several installments of the FOX science-fiction series Fringe.
His films have varied from Sundance Film Festival audience favorites (and romantic comedies) Next Stop Wonderland (1998) and Happy Accidents (2000) to darker films such as Session 9 (2001) and The Machinist (2004). He was inspired to use the Danvers State Hospital for Session 9 because he drove past it every day. His work on the psychological drama The Machinist has helped earn Anderson a cult following.
His two most recent films were the well-received Transsiberian (2008), a thriller starring Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, and Ben Kingsley, and the horror film, Vanishing on 7th Street(2010), starring Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo and Thandie Newton.
In 2002, Anderson was a member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival.
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