Mark Pellington Movies and Career Information
Mar 17, 1962
Actor and Director
Mark Pellington (born March 17, 1962) is an American film director. Pellington was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He directed The Mothman Prophecies, a 2002 film starring Richard Gere dealing with mysterious deaths foretold by a strange red-eyed flying creature, Mothman, as well as Arlington Road in 1999 starring Tim Robbins and Jeff Bridges. Pellington's father, Bill was a football player with the Baltimore Colts for 12 seasons. He died of complications from Alzheimer's in 1994. Pellington has also worked with such musical artists as Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, U2, and Bruce Springsteen. He has also made cameo appearances in The Mothman Prophecies, Almost Famous, and Jerry Maguire. He directed the landmark mini-series The United States of Poetry for PBS in 1995. It won the INPUT (International Public Television) Award in 1996. In January 2010, he was named to direct The Orphanage remake, which is produced by Guillermo Del Toro. Pellington's wife, Jennifer Barrett Pellington, died in 2004 at the age of 42. They had one child.