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Russell Mulcahy Net Worth

Russell Mulcahy Net Worth is
$8 Million

Russell Mulcahy Biography

Russell Mulcahy is a Melbourne-born Australian film director as well as screenwriter. He was one of the most successful music video directors in the 1980s and is best known for directing videos for major artists like Elton John, Duran Duran and others. Born on 23 June 1953, Russell has been active in the field of entertainment since the early 80s.

A well-recognized director in Hollywood, how rich is Russell Mulcahy as of 2015? At the present, Russell counts his net worth at a decent amount of $8 million. Obviously, the major source of his income is his successful involvement in the entertainment industry which has been a part of his life for more than three decades until now. He has been a part of American television, music as well as Hollywood, which has provided him with different opportunities to become popular and rich during his career.

Russell Mulcahy Net Worth $8 Million

Raised in Melbourne, Russell started directing videos professionally while he was in his late twenties. Since then, Russell has managed to make his name popular and prominent in music videos, on television as well as in Hollywood. Initially, he gained popularity for being very prominent in making music videos. During his career, he has directed videos for songs like “Video Killed the Radio Star”, “Allentown”, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and many more for different artists.

He was basically popular in the 80s and 90s for directing videos for popular artists like Duran Duran and Elton John; some videos he directed for Duran Duran include “Planet Earth”, “Rio”, “Hungry Like the Wolf”, “Is There Something I should Know?”, “ The Wild Boys” and more. His expansive work for Elton John include directing videos for songs like “Elton’s Song”, “Heart In The Right Place”, “I’m Still Standing”, “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” and many others. Needless to say, all of these projects have helped Russell earn fame as a director and have added a lot to his net worth.

Apart from videos, Mulcahy has managed to earn success in Hollywood directing movies, namely “Highlander”, “Highlander II: The Quickening”, “Resurrection”, “The Lost Battalion”, “Resident Evil: Extinction”, and “Rambo 111” to name a few. Many of his movies have been very successful at the box-office making Russell one of the highly regarded directors in Hollywood. Until now, Russell has directed a total of 22 movies which have been helping him add to his net worth.

Currently, Russell is more prominent on television and is directing episodes for the series “Teen Wolf” which has been airing since 2011. Until now, Russell has directed for eight television series including “Tales From The Crypt”, “The Hunger”, “Skin”, “Jeremiah” and others. For sure, Russell is one of the most talented directors at this time, who has managed to become successful in every area he has worked in.

As for his personal life, Russell resides in Sydney, Australia with his partner when he is not busy filming. As in 2015, this 62 years old director is living as a multi-millionaire, enjoying his successful career as a director which is complemented by his present net worth of $8 million.

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Quick Facts

Full NameRussell Mulcahy
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthJune 23, 1953
Place Of BirthMelbourne, Australia
ProfessionFilm director, Television Director, Television producer, Actor
NationalityAustralia
NicknamesRuss Mulcahy
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Mulcahy
AwardsMTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
MoviesHighlander, Resident Evil: Extinction, Highlander II: The Quickening, Tale of the Mummy, The Shadow, Razorback, The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior, Prayers for Bobby, The Real McCoy, Swimming Upstream, Give 'Em Hell, Malone, Silent Trigger, The Curse of King Tut's Tomb, Mysterious Island, The Lost Battalion, On the Beach, Blue Ice, While the Children Sleep, Crash and Burn, Ricochet, Resurrection, First to Die, Derek and Clive Get the Horn, 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story, Bait 3D, Arena, Family Jewels, Red Hot Rock, Queen: Greatest Flix II


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1The only gay director to direct a live action Resident Evil movie.
2Was in talks to direct Total Recall (1990) after Highlander (1986), before Sylvester Stallone called him up for Rambo III (1988).
3Original director of Rambo III (1988). Was replaced by Peter MacDonald due to "creative differences".
4Often casts Christopher Lambert.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Fast cutting
2Frequently incorporates water as a design element in production


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsTelevision & CableThe Lost Battalion (2001)James Carabatsos (writer)

Avi Levy (producer)

Tom Reeve (producer)

Romain Schroeder (producer)

David Gerber (executive producer)

Michael Weisbarth (executive producer: A&E)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest DirectorSwimming Upstream (2003)
2003IF AwardIF AwardsBest Feature FilmSwimming Upstream (2003)Andrew Mason (producer)

Howard Baldwin (producer)

Karen Elise Baldwin (producer)

Paul Pompian (producer)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsDramatic SeriesTales from the Crypt (1989)Richard Donner (executive producer)

David Giler (executive producer)

Walter Hill (executive producer)

Joel Silver (executive producer)

Robert Zemeckis (executive producer/director)

Gilbert Adler (producer/co-producer/writer)

A L Katz (producer/co-producer/writer)

William Malone (director)

Dick Beebe (writer)

Ron Finley (writer)
1985Grand PrizeAvoriaz Fantastic Film FestivalRazorback (1984)


Filmography

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teen Wolf2011-2016TV Series 35 episodes
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles2015TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Eye Candy2015TV Series 2 episodes
Give 'em Hell Malone2009
Prayers for Bobby2009TV Movie
The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior2008Video
Crash and Burn2007TV Movie
Resident Evil: Extinction2007
While the Children Sleep2007TV Movie
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb2006TV Movie
Mysterious Island2005TV Movie
Culture Club: Greatest Hits2005Video documentary video "The War Song"
AC/DC: Family Jewels2005Video segment "Baby Please Don't Go"
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story2004TV Movie
20th Century Masters: The Best of Alternative '80s - The DVD Collection2004Video short video "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Skin2003-2004TV Series 6 episodes
Queen: Greatest Video Hits 22003Video documentary videos "A Kind of Magic", "Princes of the Universe"
The Human League: The Very Best of2003Video videos "Circus of Death", "Empire State Human"
Swimming Upstream2003
1st to Die2003TV Movie
Young Lions2002TV Series 2 episodes
Pure 80's: The DVD2002Video video "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Jeremiah2002TV Series 1 episode
The Lost Battalion2001TV Movie
Billy Joel: The Essential Video Collection2001Video videos "Pressure", "Allentown", "She's Right on Time", "A Matter of Trust"
Queer as Folk2000-2001TV Series 5 episodes
On the Beach2000TV Movie
The Hunger1997-2000TV Series 6 episodes
Queen's Greatest Flix III1999Video video "Princes of the Universe"
Duran Duran: Greatest - The Videos1999Video documentary videos "Planet Earth", "Hungry Like the Wolf", "Save a Prayer", "Rio", "Is There Something I Should Know?", "The Reflex", "The Wild Boys"
Resurrection1999
Tale of the Mummy1998
Billy Joel: Greatest Hits Volume III1997Video documentary video "A Matter Of Trust"
Perversions of Science1997TV Series 2 episodes
Silent Trigger1996
Tales from the Crypt1991-1996TV Series 4 episodes
The Shadow1994
New Wave Hits of the 80's: Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 21994Video short music video "Spandau Ballet - True"
The Real McCoy1993
Blue Ice1992
Queen: Greatest Flix II1991Video video "A Kind of Magic"
Ricochet1991
Duran Duran: Decade1991Video music videos
Highlander II: The Quickening1991
Highlander1986
Now That's What I Call Music 71986Video video "A Kind Of Magic"
Arena1985Video
Red Hot Rock1984Video segments "Sports Fans", "Mondo Bondage"
Razorback1984
Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart1983Video short
Duran Duran: Hungry Like the Wolf1982Video short
Duran Duran: Rio1982Video short
The Tubes: Tubes Video1982Video
Derek and Clive Get the Horn1979
The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star1979Video short

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Billy Joel: We Didn't Start the Fire1989Video short producer
The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star1979Video short producer
Teen WolfTV Series co-executive producer - 16 episodes, 2011 - 2012 executive producer - 1 episode, 2013
Bait2012/IIIexecutive producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bait2012/IIIwritten by
Billy Joel: The Essential Video Collection2001Video treatment - segment "Allentown"
Tale of the Mummy1998screenplay / story
Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart1983Video short

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Highlander II: The Quickening1991Shield Control technician (uncredited)
Nuts, Bolts and Bedroom Springs1975as Russ Mulcahy

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star1979Video short

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child1989thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Movies and Stuff2016TV SeriesHimself
Looking Back at 'The Shadow'2014Video shortHimself
Video Killed the Radio Star2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Prayers for Bobby: Behind the Scenes2009Video shortHimself
The Making of 'The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior'2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Visual Effects of 'The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior'2008Video documentary shortHimself
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!2008DocumentaryHimself
Beyond Raccoon City: Unearthing 'Resident Evil: Extinction'2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Players: The Cast of 'Extinction'2008Video documentary shortHimself
Shooting 'Egypt' in India2006Video shortHimself
Jaws on Trotters: The Making of 'Razorback'2005Video documentaryHimself
Swimming Upstream: The Making of a Champion2005Video shortHimself
'Highlander 2': Seduced by Argentina2004Video documentaryHimself
Wild Boys: The Story of Duran Duran2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Highlander 2: To Be or Not to Be a Sequel1997Video documentary shortHimself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume One - A Visual Anthology1987DocumentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19851985TV SpecialHimself
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