Turned down a chance to direct S.W.A.T. (2003) because it wouldn't be rated R.
Attended Art Center College of Design at Pasadena, California.
Studied visual art at Heatherlys School of Fine Art in Chelsea, London.
Directed a commercial for Subaru WRX. He used it in his debut, Dawn of the Dead (2004), as the commercial before the "Special Report" on TV.
2007 - Ranked #25 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
Was interested in directing X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) but later turned it down, because he was too busy working on Watchmen (2009).
Dubbed "The Wizard" by journalist/filmmaker Chad Clinton Freeman.
He has two children with line producer Kirsten Elin.
Was 37 years old when he directed his first feature length film.
He is a very big fan of the Superman series Smallville (2001) and has included references to it in his Superman film Man of Steel (2013).
In 2001 Zack meet Joshua Henry Jones and became good friends.
Was considered to direct X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
He was considered to direct Green Lantern (2011).
In an interview with IGN, he named Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), A Clockwork Orange (1971) and RoboCop (1987) as three of his favorite movies.
Widely considered to be one of the most polarizing directors of his generation.
Most of his films are released in March.
Has eight children. Four from his marriage to Denise Weber, Two from his relationship with Kirsten Elin and two that he adopted with his current wife Deborah.
Emily Browning said that working with him on Sucker Punch (2011) convinced her not to walk away from her acting career.
James Cameron is a big fan of his work and has named him as an inspiration.
Daughter Autumn Snyder committed suicide in March 2017. She was 20.
He is a trained painter.
Half of his children are adopted.
He has said that his favorite film is Excalibur (1981).
He has said that his favorite films are Excalibur (1981), The Road Warrior (1981), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Blue Velvet (1986), Robocop (1987), Brazil (1985) and he has also named The Searchers (1956) and Hope And Glory (1987) as other favorites.
Father of 8 children. Four, Olivia, Willow, Autumn, and Eli, with his first wife Denis Weber; Ezekiel and Jett Elin from his relationship with Kirsten Elin; and Willow and Autumn, which he adopted with Deborah Snyder from China.
He and and his wife producer Deborah Snyderstepped down from finishing Justice League (2017), after the suicide of his daughter Autumn in March 2017. They tried to remain on the film as a way to work through the difficult family situation, but decided after two months to step away from the project to spend time with their family. Joss Whedon took over as director, managing additional scenes that need to be included in the final cut as well as re-shoots.
He is Dyslexic.
He is no relation to DC Comics writer Scott Snyder.