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    Italian-Canadian film director, screenwriter, music video director, artist, and photographer. Best known for writing and directing The Runaways, for directing music videos for performers including Marilyn Manson, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Leonard Cohen, Katy Perry, Björk and David Bowie, and commercials for brands such as Gucci, MAC, Target and Nike. Wikipedia

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