Harald Zwart is a Norwegian film director with a net worth of $4 million dollars. He grew up in Norway and at eight years old began to make short films. While studying there his pupil picture Gabriel’s Surprise was highly acclaimed. The movie was later shown on television. Agent also directed the TV mini-series Hamilton in 2001. Zwart in addition has directed two videos for the Norwegian group A-ha. Zwart executive produced and directed the video game RollerCoaster Tycoon.
Harald Zwart Net Worth $4 Million Dollars
Among Zwart’s differentiating characteristics is setting props symbolizing the city of Fredrikstad as well as their football club in his movies. He was honored with being the primary Norwegian to be a member of the Directors Guild of America.
He attended Kosmorama Filmfestival (Trondheim, Norway) in 2006 with "Lange Flate Ballær".
He is a very good friend of Tom Gulbrandsen.
It was his background as a director for commercials he got his first job in Hollywood, and he has continued to direct commercials in-between his feature films. In October 2004 he directed a series of commercials for Sky TV, starring John Travolta (meant for the Italian market).
His father is from the Netherlands. His mother, who died when he was 12, was from Norway. Zwart himself was born in the Netherlands but grew up in Norway and is a Norwegian citizen.
In 2001, film critic Philip Wuntch of the Dallas Morning News, reviewing One Night at McCool's (2001), praised him and called it "an impressive feature debut" when in fact 1998's Scandinavian action/thriller Hamilton (1998) was Harald Zwart's feature debut.
The first Norwegian to become a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).
His music video for the Norwegian singer/songwriter Jan Eggum was the first Norwegian-language video to be shown on MTV.
Has a cameo as a sailor in the music video for A-Ha's "Forever Not Yours", which he also directed. He is the sailor who hands Magne Furuholmen his guitar.
Harald Zwart donated props from his movies Hamilton (1998); One Night at McCool's (2001) and Agent Cody Banks (2003) for the cinema in his home-town of Fredrikstad, so that they can have their own little "Planet Hollywood"-type museum. In Fredrikstad, the place is popularly known as "Haraldwood".
Always sneaks the flag of his favorite soccer-club, Fredrikstad Fotballklubb (FFK), into all his Hollywood-movies.
Directed the controversial video for A-Ha's "Velvet", which is on the movie soundtrack.
Directed various commercials and music videos.
It's weird not being home in Norway in the summer. I miss 'Reiseradioen' on NRK (legendary Norwegian summer radio show). Almost every day I check the internet to see what the weather is like back home.
There are so many rules in Hollywood. I'm not allowed to talk to extras. If I do, then suddenly they can claim higher pay. One time somebody fooled me. He asked: "Shall I stand like this?" I said "OK" and then it was done. The extra got pushed higher up in the system and got three times as much pay.