Noam Murro (born August 16, 1961) is an Israeli film director and film producer. He is best known for directing Smart People and 300: Rise of an Empire.

Noam Murro
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Noam Murro at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1961-08-16) August 16, 1961 (age 58)
OccupationFilm director, film producer
Years active2005–present


After studying architecture and establishing himself over the years as an advertising director, he was nominated six times for the DGA Awards, winning the award in 2005.[1] Along with Shawn Lacy Tessaro, he founded the production company Biscuit Films, which has produced many successful advertising campaigns.[2] In 2004, he was originally set to direct The Ring Two but left the film due to "creative differences".[3] In 2012, he directed advertising campaigns for well-known brands such as Adidas, Nike, eBay, Volkswagen, Land Rover, Toshiba, Stella Artois and many others.[2] In 2008, Murro made his directorial debut with Smart People, a comedy presented at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.[4] In 2011, he was chosen to direct A Good Day to Die Hard but left production in August 2011, to direct the 300 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire. John Moore was subsequently drafted in to replace him.[5][6]


Year Project Role Notes
2008 Smart People Director Feature Film
2014 300: Rise of an Empire Director Feature Film
2018 Watership Down Director
Executive Producer
TV miniseries


  1. ^ "Nothing is Impossible - Nothing is Impossible". Archived from the original on 2013-08-08. Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  2. ^ a b "Commercial Director Spotlight: Noam Murro - /Film". Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  3. ^ "Parting Ways: Director Leaves 'Ring 2' -". Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  4. ^ "Sundance Movie Review: Smart People - /Film". Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  5. ^ "Noam Murro To Direct 'Die Hard 5' | Deadline". Retrieved 2014-08-30.
  6. ^ "REELZ: Movie News". Archived from the original on 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-08-30.

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