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Poll: Directors Working Against Type

Over the years, some directors famous for certain types of films have dabbled in making other types of films, either in different genres then the ones they are famous for, or utilizing a different tone than they are usually known for. Of the following films on this list, which seems to be the most off-kilter joining of project and director?

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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Genre: Screwball Comedy

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    Match Point (2005)

    Woody Allen

    Genre: Neo-Noir

    Suggested by Rafael_M

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    Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

    Ingmar Bergman

    Genre: Romantic Comedy

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    Hope and Glory (1987)

    John Boorman

    Genre: Nostalgic Comedy

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    The End of the Affair (1999)

    Neil Jordan

    Genre: Period Romantic Drama

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    The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

    Vincent Minnelli

    Genre: Drama

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    The Boy Friend (1971)

    Ken Russell

    Genre: Family-Friendly Musical

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    The Color Purple (1985)

    Steven Spielberg

    Genre: Inspirational Drama

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    A Chorus Line (1985)

    Richard Attenborough

    Genre: Musical

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    The Day of the Jackal (1973)

    Fred Zinnemann

    Genre: Political Thriller

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    The Major and the Minor (1942)

    Billy Wilder

    Genre: Screwball Comedy

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    Hugo (2011)

    Martin Scorsese

    Genre: Family-Friendly Adventure Drama

    Suggested by teriekwilliams-46153

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    High Fidelity (2000)

    Stephen Frears

    Genre: Comedy/Drama

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    True Grit (2010)

    The Coen Brothers

    Genre:Western

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    Fame (1980)

    Alan Parker

    Genre: Musical

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    The Morning After (1986)

    Sidney Lumet

    Genre: Romantic Drama/Thriller

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    Madame Sousatzka (1988)

    John Schlesinger

    Genre: Sentimental Drama

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    Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

    Blake Edwards

    Genre: Dark Drama

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    Inherent Vice (2014)

    Paul Thomas Anderson

    Genre: Crime Comedy

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    Millions (2004)

    Danny Boyle

    Genre: Family Comedy/Drama

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    Cinderella (2015)

    Kenneth Branagh

    Genre: Disney Fairy-Tale

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    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

    David Fincher

    Genre: Romantic Drama

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    How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

    Ron Howard

    Genre: Holiday Family Comedy

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    The Straight Story (1999)

    David Lynch

    Genre: Family-Friendly Disney Drama

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    Annie (1982)

    John Huston

    Genre: Family Musical

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    Music of the Heart (1999)

    Wes Craven

    Genre: Sentimental Drama

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    Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

    Francois Truffaut

    Genre: Science Fiction

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    How Green Was My Valley (1941)

    John Ford

    Genre: Historical Drama

    Suggested by jalapenoman

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    Starman (1984)

    John Carpenter

    Genre: Romantic Science Fiction

    Sugested by The-Social-Introvert

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    Bad Taste (1987)

    Peter Jackson

    Genre: Science-Fiction/Horror Comedy

    Suggested by arnsson-jessica

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    Hulk (2003)

    Ang Lee

    Genre: Comic Book Action

    Suggested by michaelfool

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    Wise Guys (1986)

    Brian De Palma

    Genre: Whimsical Crime Comedy

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    Big Eyes (2014)

    Tim Burton

    Genre: Comedy/Drama

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    Jersey Boys (2014)

    Clint Eastwood

    Genre: Musical

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    Quintet (1979)

    Robert Altman

    Genre: Post-apocalyptic Science-Fiction