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Anthony Mandler (born April 18, 1973 in Los Angeles, CA) is a music video director, who has written and directed music videos for several artists. His most notable and frequent collaborator is Rihanna. The two have worked on more than a dozen videos together throughout her career, starting with "Unfaithful" in 2006 and most recently "Only Girl (In the World)", "California King Bed" and "Man Down". In commercials, he has worked with international clients such as Motorola, Samsung, Nike and Ciroc. Other frequent collaborators for Mandler include Jay-Z, Drake, The Killers, and Mary J. Blige.
Beginning his career as a photographer, Mandler's work has been featured on the covers of major magazines such as Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Men's Health, and ESPN The Magazine, and his celebrity portraits include Ryan Phillippe, Eva Mendes, Lebron James, Eminem, Colin Farrell, David Beckham, Heath Ledger, and Katie Holmes, among others.
Mandler is currently developing Allegra, a film project with Gregory David Roberts, the author of Shantaram. He is set to direct Die in a Gunfight for Media Rights Capital with Zac Efron attached to star. Mandler is also signed on to direct for Summit Entertainment the vampire film Vlad, which is being produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner at Plan B.
List of Collaborations with Nicki Minaj
Mandler has collaborated with Nicki Minaj directing two music videos (one of her and the other featuring her):