- Started his professional career working for the art department as a props assistant on films like Independence Day (1996) and Men in Black (1997).
- Directed commercials for PlayStation.
- Helmed music videos for Megadeth ("Crush Em") and En Vogue ("Riddle").
- His first feature film, 2003's Underworld, grossed over $95 million worldwide; he returned to direct the first sequel, Underworld: Evolution, in 2006.
- Met his wife, Kate Beckinsale, when he directed her in the 2003 movie Underworld; couple married in 2004.