- TIM STORY, FANTASTIC FOUR (2005) & FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER (2007)
A graduate from the USC film school, Story got his start directing music videos for the likes of Gerald Levert, India.Arie and ’N Sync and made a pair of independent projects before making a name for himself in Hollywood with 2002’s Barbershop. Generating more than $75 million with his first feature film, Story began his shift mainstream with 2004’s Taxi—co-starring Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon—which resulted in more than $68 million in ticket sales worldwide. However, it wasn’t until the California filmmaker landed the job of directing the superhero blockbuster Fantastic Four (2005) and its 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer that he proved his mainstream bankability. To date, both films have collectively grossed over $619 million worldwide.