Directer List

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1. Ethan Coen

Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), A Serious Man (2009) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two ...

16 movies

Big Lebowski Burn After Reading No Country for Old Men Fargo Miller's Crossing O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Hudsucker Proxy Raising Arizona A Serious Man Intolerable Cruelty Barton Fink The Ladykillers The Man Who Wasn't There Blood Simple True Grit * (+DVD) Hail, Caesar!*

Wishlist: Inside Llewyn Davis* The Ballad of Buster Scruggs *

Also in my collection as writer: Bridge of Spies *

2. Joel Coen

Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), A Serious Man (2009) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.

16 movies

Big Lebowski Burn After Reading No Country for Old Men Fargo Miller's Crossing O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Hudsucker Proxy Raising Arizona A Serious Man Intolerable Cruelty Barton Fink The Ladykillers The Man Who Wasn't There Blood Simple True Grit * (+DVD) Hail, Caesar!*

Wishlist: Inside Llewyn Davis * The Ballad of Buster Scruggs *

Also in my collection as writer: Bridge of Spies *

3. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Schindler's List

One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, ...

12 movies

Jurassic Park 1&2 ** Minoty Report Catch Me If You Can The Terminal War Of The Worlds ''2005'' Munich Artificial Intelligence * Jaws * Empire Of The Sun * Bridge of Spies * Amistad

Wishlist: The Adventures of Tintin (Kuifje) * 3D version of Jurassic Park *

4. Ridley Scott

Producer | The Martian

Described by film producer Michael Deeley as "the very best eye in the business", director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him ...

10 movies

Kingdom of Heaven Matchstick Men Blade Runner Black Hawk Down Body of Lies * Gladiator * Robin Hood * American Gangster * The Counselor * 1492: Conquest of Paradise

5. Peter Jackson

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies,...

9 movies

LOTR Trilogie (3) King Kong 2005 Heavenly Creatures The Lovely Bones * The Hobbit 1*, 2* & 3*

6. Christopher Nolan

Writer | Dunkirk

Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.

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Batman Begins The Prestige The Dark Knight Inception * The Dark Knight Rises * Interstellar * Insomnia Memento Dunkirk *

7. Steven Soderbergh

Director | Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children of Mary Ann (Bernard) and Peter Soderbergh. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to ...

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Ocean's 11,12 & 13 The Informant! Haywire * Behind the Candelabra * Contagion * Traffic

8. Robert Zemeckis

Writer | Back to the Future

A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone (1984), 1941 (1979)) and special effect ...

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Back To The Future Trilogie (3) Romancing The Stone The Polar Express A Christmas Carol 2009 * Flight * Allied *

9. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...

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The Departed Shutter Island * The Aviator * Hugo * (+DVD) The Wolf of Wall Street * Gangs Of New York Taxi Driver *

10. Michael Bay

Producer | Armageddon

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls. His work won...

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Transformers 1&2 Armageddon Transformers 3 * (+DVD) Transformers 4 * The Island Transformers 5 *

11. John Glen

Director | Octopussy

John Glen was born on May 15, 1932 in Sunbury-on-Thames, England. He is an editor and assistant director, known for Octopussy (1983), Licence to Kill (1989) and For Your Eyes Only (1981).

6 movies

For Your Eyes Only Octopussy A View To A Kill The Living Daylights Licence To Kill The Point Men

12. Tony Scott

Producer | Domino

Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British...

6 movies

Spy Game Enemy of the State Man On Fire Dejavu

Unstoppable * (+DVD) The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 *

13. Martin Campbell

Director | Casino Royale

Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro (1998), the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed ...

6 movies

Goldeneye The Mask Of Zorro Legend Of Zorro Vertical Limit Beyond Borders Green Lantern *

14. Carlos Saldanha

Director | Rio

Carlos Saldanha is a Brazilian director of animated films. He was the director of Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) and Rio (2011), and the co-director of Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005).

Saldanha was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He left his hometown in 1991 to ...

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Ice Age Robots Ice Age 2

Ice Age 3 * (+DVD) Rio * (+DVD) Rio 2 *

15. Todd Phillips

Producer | Due Date

Todd Phillips was born on December 20, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Todd Bunzl. He is a producer and director, known for Due Date (2010), Old School (2003) and The Hangover (2009).

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Starksky and Hutch The Hangover Due Date The Hangover Part II * The Hangover Part III * War Dogs *

16. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...

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A Perfect World ** Invictus Mystic River * J. Edgar * Changeling * Hereafter *

17. Jon Favreau

Producer | Chef

Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director.

The amiable, husky-framed actor with the ...

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Zathura Iron Man

Iron Man 2 * (+DVD) Chef ''2014'' * Cowboys & Aliens * (+DVD) The Jungle Book (2016) *

18. Brett Ratner

Director | Red Dragon

Brett Ratner is one of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers. His diverse films resonate with audiences worldwide and, as director, his films have grossed over $2 billion at the global box office. Brett began his career directing music videos before making his feature directorial debut at 26 years...

5 movies

X-men 3 Rush Hour 1,2 & 3 After The Sunset

19. David Yates

Director | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

David Yates was born on October 8, 1963 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England. He is a director and producer, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and The Legend of Tarzan (2016).

5 movies

Harry Potter 5 The girl in the Café Harry Potter 6*, 7* & 8*

20. Sam Raimi

Director | Spider-Man

Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead (1981). From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making ...

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Spider-Man Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man 3 Drag Me to Hell Oz Great and Powerfull

21. Gore Verbinski

Director | Rango

Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of ...

5 movies

POTC Trilogie Mousehunt

Rango * (+DVD)

22. Joel Schumacher

Director | The Phantom of the Opera

Joel Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Joel T. Schumacher. He is a director and writer, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Batman & Robin (1997) and 8MM (1999).

5 movies

Bad Company 2002 Phone Booth Tigerland Batman Forever * / ** Batman & Robin * / **

23. Danny Boyle

Director | 127 Hours

Danny Boyle was born on October 20, 1956 in Manchester, England as Daniel Boyle. He is a director and producer, known for 127 Hours (2010), 28 Days Later... (2002) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

5 movies

Sunshine 28 weeks later The Beach

127 Hours * (+DVD) Trance *

24. Edward Zwick

Producer | Thirtysomething

Edward Zwick is well-known for his heroic movies that include Glory (1989), and the breathtaking works of art that include Legends of the Fall (1994). Zwick has also been known for his thoughtfulness as a director, and for his record of working with television series and other films as a producer.

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The Last Samurai Defiance

Blood Diamond * Love & Other Drugs * (+DVD) Courage Under Fire *

25. Tim Burton

Producer | Edward Scissorhands

Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was ...

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Dark Shadows * Batman * / ** Batman Returns * / ** Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children *

26. Roland Emmerich

Writer | Independence Day

Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Godzilla (1998), Independence Day (1996) and The Patriot (2000). Before fame, he originally wanted to be a production designer, but decided to be a director, after watching the original ...

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The Day After Tomorrow 10,000 BC 2012 * Independence Day * / ** White House Down *



Wishlist: Independence Day 2 Godzilla ''1998''

27. Doug Liman

Producer | Edge of Tomorrow

Doug Liman was born on July 24, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Swingers (1996) and Fair Game (2010).

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The Bourne Identity Mr. & Mrs. Smith Fair Game * Edge Of Tomorrow * American Made *

28. Guy Hamilton

Director | Live and Let Die

Typically British stiff-upper-lip war dramas and action adventure laced with moments of sophisticated comedy were Guy Hamilton's trademark. The son of a British diplomat, he spent most of his youth with his family in France, seemingly destined to be groomed for a career in the diplomatic service. ...

4 movies

Goldfinger Diamonds Are Forever Live And Let Die The Man With The Golden Gun

29. Nancy Meyers

Writer | It's Complicated

Nancy Meyers was born on December 8, 1949 in Pennsylvania, USA as Nancy Jane Meyers. She is a writer and producer, known for It's Complicated (2009), Something's Gotta Give (2003) and The Holiday (2006). She was previously married to Charles Shyer.

4 movies

Something's Gotta Give It's Complicated What Women Want The Holiday

30. Phillip Noyce

Producer | Rabbit-Proof Fence

Born in the Australian outback town of Griffith, New South Wales, Phillip Noyce moved to Sydney with his family at the age of 12. As a teenager, he was introduced to underground films produced on shoestring budgets as well as mainstream American movies. He was 18 when he made his first film, the 15...

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Patriot Games The Bone Collector Clear and Present Danger

Salt *

31. Lee Tamahori

Director | Once Were Warriors

Beginning as a commercial artist and photographer, he joined the New Zealand film industry in the late 1970s as a boom operator. He became an assistant director a decade later. Making international award-winning commercials for 10 years, he has also directed several TV series. His first feature ...

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Die Another Day Next Triple X Next Level

The Devil's Double * (+DVD)

32. Paul Greengrass

Director | United 93

Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter.

After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada ...

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The Bourne Supremacy The Bourne Ultimatum Green Zone

Captain Phillips *

33. Jon Turteltaub

Director | Cool Runnings

Jon Turteltaub was born on August 8, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as Jonathan Charles Turteltaub. He is a producer and director, known for Cool Runnings (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995) and Phenomenon (1996). He has been married to Amy Eldon since July 6, 2006. They have three ...

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National Treasure

National Treasure 2 * Last Vegas * The Sorcerer's Apprentice *

34. Eric Darnell

Writer | Madagascar

Eric Darnell is known for his work on Madagascar (2005), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) and Antz (1998).

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Madagascar 1 & 2 Madagascar 3 * (+DVD) Penguins of Madagascar *

35. John Madden

Director | Shakespeare in Love

John Madden was born on April 8, 1949 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He is a director and producer, known for Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and Miss Sloane (2016).

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Proof The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel * (+DVD) Captain Corelli's Mandolin The Debt *

36. Sam Mendes

Producer | Road to Perdition

Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-...

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Jarhead Revolutionary Road Road to Perdition * American Beauty

Wishlist: Skyfall Spectre

37. Rob Cohen

Director | DragonHeart

Rob Cohen is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. One of the 1970's "baby moguls", he built a thriving career as a producer, before concentrating full time on directing from the 1990's, with high adrenaline action blockbusters such as xXx (2002) and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (...

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Triple X The Mummy 3

Miami Vice (episode 1.18, 1.21 & 2.12)

38. Richard Donner

Director | Superman

Richard Donner was born on April 24, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard D. Schwartzberg. He is a director and producer, known for Superman (1978), Ladyhawke (1985) and Lethal Weapon (1987). He has been married to Lauren Shuler Donner since November 27, 1986.

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Lethal Weapon 1-4 *

39. Marc Forster

Producer | World War Z

Marc Forster is a German-born filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films Monster's Ball (2001), Finding Neverland (2004), Stay (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), The Kite Runner (2007), Quantum of Solace (2008), and World War Z (2013).

His breakthrough film was Monster's...

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Stranger Than Fiction The Kite Runner Finding Neverland Stay



Wishlist: Quantum Of Solace

40. Terence Young

Director | Dr. No

Born in Shanghai and Cambridge-educated, Terence Young began in the industry as a scriptwriter. In the 1940s he worked on a variety of subjects, including the hugely popular wartime romance Suicide Squadron (1941), set to Richard Addinsell's rousing "Warsaw Concerto". His original story was devised...

4 movies

Dr No From Russia With Love Thunderball The Jigsaw Man

41. Jean-Jacques Annaud

Director | Der Name der Rose

Jean-Jacques Annaud is a French film director, screenwriter and producer, best known for directing Quest for Fire (1981), The Name of the Rose (1986), The Lover (1992), Seven Years in Tibet (1997) and Wolf Totem (2015). Annaud has received numerous awards for his work, including four César Awards, ...

4 movies

Two Brothers Seven Years in Tibet Enemy at the Gates * The Name Of The Rose

42. Roger Donaldson

Director | The World's Fastest Indian

Roger Donaldson was born on November 15, 1945 in Ballarat, Australia. He is a director and producer, known for The World's Fastest Indian (2005), Species (1995) and Cocktail (1988). He is married to Marliese Schneider. He was previously married to Susan Hockley.

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The Recruit The Bank Job The November Man * Dante's Peak

43. Shawn Levy

Producer | Arrival

Shawn Levy was born on July 23, 1968 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a producer and director, known for Stranger Things (2016), Real Steel (2011), and the Night at the Museum franchise. He is the founder and principal of 21 Laps Entertainment. He is married to Serena Levy and they have four ...

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Night At The Museum 1&2 Date Night * (+ DVD) Night At The Museum 3 *

44. Matthew Vaughn

Producer | Kick-Ass

Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake (2004), the fantasy epic, Stardust (2007), the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass (2010), and the ...

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Layer Cake Stardust Kingsman: The Secret Service * Kingsman: The Golden Circle *

45. Michael Mann

Producer | The Insider

A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch (1975). He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile (1979), in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release,...

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Collateral Public Enemies Heat * Miami Vice (2006) *

46. Lewis Gilbert

Director | Alfie

Lewis Gilbert was a British film director, producer and screenwriter best known for Alfie (1966), as well as three James Bond films: You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).

He also directed Reach for the Sky (1956), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), Educating Rita (...

3 movies

You Only Live Twice The Spy Who Loved Me Moonraker

47. Stephen Sommers

Producer | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Stephen Sommers was born on March 20, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota, he attended St. John's University and the University of Seville in Spain. Afterward, Sommers spent the next four years performing as an actor in theater groups and managing rock bands throughout ...

3 movies

The Mummy The Mummy Returns Van Helsing

48. Chuck Russell

Director | The Blob

Chuck Russell was born on May 9, 1958 in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA. He is a director and producer, known for The Blob (1988), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) and The Mask (1994). He has been married to Ania Zeyne since November 29, 2007.

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The Mask Scorpion King Eraser

49. Tim Story

Director | Fantastic Four

Timothy Kevin Story was born on March 13, 1970 in Los Angeles, California. Attended Westchester High School in Los Angeles, California with jazz pianist Eric Reed and actresses Regina King and Nia Long. Graduated from USC film school.

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Fantastic Four Fantastic Four (DC) Fantastic Four 2

50. Gary Trousdale

Director | The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Gary Trousdale was born in La Crescenta, California. His fascination with animation was fostered as a child, where he drew cartoons from an elementary school age. He planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. He was hired in ...

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The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Mission Shrek The Halls aka Kerst met Shrek

Beauty and the Beast aka Belle en het Beest * (+DVD)

51. Ron Clements

Writer | Hercules

Ron Clements was born on April 25, 1953 in Sioux City, Iowa, USA as Ronald Francis Clements. He is a writer and director, known for Hercules (1997), Aladdin (1992) and The Princess and the Frog (2009). He has been married to Tamara Lee Glumace since February 25, 1989.

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Aladdin Treasure Planet

The Princess and the Frog * (+DVD)

52. John Musker

Writer | Hercules

John Musker was born on November 8, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as John Edward Musker. He is a writer and director, known for Hercules (1997), Aladdin (1992) and Moana (2016). He has been married to Gale Warren since September 22, 1979. They have three children.

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Aladdin Treasure Planet

The Princess and the Frog * (+DVD)

53. Tom McGrath

Writer | Madagascar

Born on August 7, 1964. Hometown is Lynnwood, Washington. Most popular as Skipper of Madagascar movies & the TV show, Penguins Of Madagascar & was a voice actor for Shrek 3 as Gary, Monsters vs Aliens as Wilson, Megamind as Lord Scott, & a bit part in Puss In Boots as a bar thief as well as being a...

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Madagascar 1&2 Madagascar 3 * (+DVD)

54. Paul W.S. Anderson

Writer | Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Paul W.S. Anderson gained a fair bit of notoriety in his native England when he directed the ultra-violent Shopping (1994) (which he also wrote), starring Jude Law and Sean Pertwee in a story about thieves who steal by ramming a car into storefronts. The film was banned in some cinemas in England, ...

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Resident Evil

Death Race * The Three Musketeers * (+DVD)

55. Chris Wedge

Actor | Ice Age

John Christian Wedge was born on March 20, 1957 in Binghamton, New York. After graduating from Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Wedge went to study at the State University of New York at Purchase, where he received a BFA in film, and soon after that he went on to study at Ohio State University, ...

3 movies

Ice Age Robots

Epic * (+DVD)

56. Jan de Bont

Director | Speed

Jan de Bont was born in the Netherlands to a Roman Catholic Dutch family on the 22 of October 1943. He has always had a creative mind and good mentality for camera techniques and soon got into film as a popular cinematographer. He worked on a huge number of films before finding himself on the ...

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Speed Tomb Raider 2 Twister *

57. Francis Lawrence

Director | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Francis Lawrence was born on March 26, 1971 in Vienna, Austria. He is a director and producer, known for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), Constantine (2005) and I Am Legend (2007).

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I Am Legend Water for Elephants * (+DVD) Constantine *

58. James Cameron

Writer | Avatar

James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...

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Terminator 1&2 Avatar * (+DVD)

59. Nicolas Winding Refn

Writer | The Neon Demon

Writer, director, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970, to Anders Refn, a film director and editor, and Vibeke Winding (née Tuxen), a cinematographer. Just before he turned 11, in 1981, he moved to New York with his parents, where he lived out his teen years. ...

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Valhalla Rising Only God Forgives * Drive *

60. Tony Gilroy

Writer | Michael Clayton

Tony Gilroy was born in Manhattan, New York, New York, USA; and raised in upstate New York. His father, Frank D. Gilroy, was a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, director, and screenwriter. Tony has penned many films, including The Devil's Advocate (1997) and The Cutting Edge (1992).

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Duplicity Michael Clayton

The Bourne Legacy * (+DVD)

61. Kathryn Bigelow

Director | The Hurt Locker

A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be ...

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K-19: The Widowmaker

The Hurt Locker * Point Break *

62. Michael Apted

Director | Rome

Michael Apted was born on February 10, 1941 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England as Michael David Apted. He is a director and producer, known for Rome (2005), Enigma (2001) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). He has been married to Paige Simpson since January 8, 2014. He was previously married to ...

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The World Is Not Enough Gorky Park Narnia 3 3D*

63. George Clooney

Actor | Michael Clayton

George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and television host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney ...

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

The Ides Of March * The Monuments Men *

64. Chris Renaud

Actor | Despicable Me 2

Director Chris Renaud has established himself as a heavyweight in the world of animation following the phenomenal box office success of recent movies Despicable Me (2010), Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) and Despicable Me 2 (2013). Along with Pierre Coffin and Eric Guillon, he also co-created the ...

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The Lorax * (+ DVD) Despicable Me 2* (+ DVD) Despicable Me *

65. John Lasseter

Writer | Toy Story 2

Although born in Hollywood John and his twin sister, Johanna were raised in Wittier near Los Angeles. His parents were Jewell Mae (Risley), an art teacher, and Paul Eual Lasseter, a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership. His mother's profession contributed to his interest in animation and ...

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Toy Story 1 & 2 * A Bug's Life *

66. Andrew Stanton

Writer | WALL·E

Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton was raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. He was educated at The California Institute of the Arts (or "CalArts") in Los Angeles, where he studied character animation. After graduation, Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse: The New ...

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Finding Nemo Wall-E * A Bug's Life *

67. David Twohy

Writer | The Fugitive

As both writer and director, David Twohy has contributed much to the film world, helping to elevate movies in such a way that Entertainment Weekly was prompted to name him "one of the 100 most creative people in Hollywood." In his career, Twohy has worked with on-screen notables like Harrison Ford,...

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The Chronicles of Riddick (DC) A Perfect Getaway The Chronicles of Riddick: Rule the Dark *

68. Terry Gilliam

Writer | Brazil

Terry Gilliam was born near Medicine Lake, Minnesota. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of MAD magazine. In his early twenties he was often stopped by the police who suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising. In ...

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Tideland

Twelve Monkeys * The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus *

69. Sydney Pollack

Director | Tootsie

Sydney Pollack was an Academy Award-winning director, producer, actor, writer and public figure, who directed and produced over 40 films.

Sydney Irwin Pollack was born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, to Rebecca (Miller), a homemaker, and David Pollack, a professional boxer turned pharmacist...

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The Interpreter Havana The Firm **

70. Tim Johnson

Director | Home

Tim Johnson was born as Timothy Johnson. He is a director and producer, known for Home (2015), Over the Hedge (2006) and Antz (1998).

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Over The Hedge Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Home *

71. Guy Ritchie

Director | Sherlock Holmes

Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and ...

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Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2 * (+ DVD) The Man from U.N.C.L.E. ''2015'' *

72. Alfonso Cuarón

Writer | Gravity

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then ...

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Harry Potter 3 Children Of Men Gravity *

73. David O. Russell

Writer | American Hustle

David Owen Russell is an American film writer, director, and producer, known for a cinema of intense, tragi-comedic characters whose love of life can surpass dark circumstances faced in very specific worlds. His films address such themes as mental illness as stigma or hope; invention of self and ...

3x

Silver Linings Playbook The Fighter * (+ DVD) Joy *

74. Peyton Reed

Director | Ant-Man

Peyton Reed was born on July 3, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Ant-Man (2015), Bring It On (2000) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). He has been married to Sheila Reed since 2013. He was previously married to Beth LaMure.

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Yes Man Down With Love Ant-Man *

75. Guillermo del Toro

Writer | El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...

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Pan's Labyrinth Pacific Rim * Crimson Peak *

76. Richard LaGravenese

Writer | Freedom Writers

Richard LaGravenese was born on October 30, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Freedom Writers (2007), Behind the Candelabra (2013) and The Fisher King (1991). He is married to Ann Weiss. They have one child.

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P.S. I Love You Beautiful Creatures * (+ DVD) The Last Five Years

77. D.J. Caruso

Director | I Am Number Four

Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, Caruso came west to play tennis and study Television Production at Pepperdine University. Interned at Disney Studios in the Product Placement department and later hooked up with Director John Badham, who mentored him into a second-unit director, after Badham lost his ...

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Disturbia Eagle Eye I Am Number Four *

78. Andy Tennant

Director | Fool's Gold

Andy Tennant was born on June 15, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Andrew Tennant. He is a producer and director, known for Fool's Gold (2008), Hitch (2005) and Sweet Home Alabama (2002). He has been married to Sharon Johnson since February 13, 1993. They have four children.

3x

Fool's Gold The Bounty Hunter Anna And The King

79. Andrew Niccol

Writer | Gattaca

New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show (1998) script, but Rudin was not...

3x

Gattaca * Lord of war S1m0ne



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80. Ben Affleck

Producer | Argo

American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...

3x

The Town * Argo * Live By Night *

81. Peter Howitt

Actor | Sliding Doors

Peter Howitt was born on May 5, 1957 in Manchester, England. He is an actor and director, known for Sliding Doors (1998), Johnny English (2003) and Dangerous Parking (2007). He has been married to Lorraine since August 5, 2001.

3 movies

Johnny English Antitrust Sliding Doors

82. Tom Tykwer

Composer | Lola rennt

Director, writer, producer and composer Tom Tykwer was born in 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany. He showed an interest in film-making from childhood, making super 8 films from the age of 11. Among his first jobs was working at a local art-house cinema. Tykwer eventually relocated to Berlin, first working...

3x

The International Cloud Atlas * Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

83. Tom Shadyac

Director | The Nutty Professor

Tom Shadyac moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and, at age 24, became the youngest staff joke writer ever for comedian Bob Hope. Shadyac received his master's degree in film from UCLA in 1989 after completing the critically acclaimed short, Tom, Dick and Harry. He then worked on movies-of-the-week, ...

3x

Bruce Almighty Evan Almighty Dragonfly

84. Timur Bekmambetov

Director | Nochnoy dozor

Timur Bekmambetov is a Russian-Kazakh film director known for vampire franchise Night Watch (2004) and Day Watch (2006).

He was born Timur Nuruakhitovich Bekmambetov on June 25, 1961, in Guryev, Soviet Union (now Atyrau, Kazakhstan). His father, Nuruakhit Bekmambetov, is a manager at Guryev Energy ...

3x

Escape From Afghanistan Wanted * Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter *

85. Bryan Singer

Director | X-Men

Bryan Singer was born on September 17, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Bryan Jay Singer. He is a producer and director, known for X-Men (2000), The Usual Suspects (1995) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

2 movies

X-men (Also X-men 1.5) X-men 2

86. Chris Columbus

Producer | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "...

2x

Harry Potter 1&2

87. John Woo

Director | Ying hung boon sik

Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow ...

2x

Mission Impossible 2 Paycheck

88. Andrew Adamson

Writer | Shrek 2

Andrew Adamson was born on December 1, 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a producer and writer, known for Shrek 2 (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and Shrek (2001). He has been married to Gyulnara Karaeva since January 16, 2016. He was previously ...

2x

Shrek 1&2

89. Peter R. Hunt

Director | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Having started out in the film industry as a clapper boy, by the 40's he was working in the editing department and by the 50's he was an assistant editor then a fully fledged editor. In 1962 as editor on the first James Bond film, Dr No, he helped to create a new fast style which put it's mark on ...

2x

On Her Majesty's Secret Service Persuaders Episode 11: Chain of Events

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Vrouwenvleugel S1 Vrouwenvleugel S2

91. Kelly Asbury

Director | Gnomeo & Juliet

Among Kelly Asbury's many achievements, he Directed [UglyDolls (STX 2019)] and [Smurfs - The Lost Village (Sony 2017). He also Co-Wrote the 3D computer-animated feature film, Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) (Disney/Touchstone 2011).

Asbury's other past directorial efforts include the Oscar-nominated ...

2x

Shrek 2 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

92. Kevin Lima

Director | Enchanted

Kevin Lima was born on June 12, 1962 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. He is known for his work on Enchanted (2007), A Goofy Movie (1995) and Tarzan (1999). He is married to Brenda Chapman. They have one child.

2x

102 Echte Dalmatiërs Tarzan

93. Albert Ter Heerdt

Writer | Shouf shouf habibi!

Albert Ter Heerdt was born in Netherlands. He is a writer and director, known for Hush Hush Baby (2004), Kicks (2007) and Een schreeuw om hulp (1994).

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Shouf Shouf Habibi Kicks

94. Vicky Jenson

Director | Shrek

Vicky Jenson's career spans more than two decades in both animation and live action, and crosses the spectrum from TV to feature films to shorts including a commercial campaign for Old Navy of more than 40 spots with Anonymous Content and was at that time the only female feature film director they ...

2x

Shrek Shark Tale

95. Mike Newell

Director | Four Weddings and a Funeral

Attended Cambridge University. Three year training course at Granada Television, with intention of going into theatre. Graduated to directing TV plays, building strong reputation for work with David Hare, David Edgar, Hohn, John Osborne, Jack Rosenthal.

2x

Harry Potter 4 Love in the Time of Cholera

96. Paul Verhoeven

Director | Zwartboek

Paul Verhoeven graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. In 1969, he directed the popular Dutch TV series, Floris (1969), about a medieval ...

2x

Hollow Man Total Recall

97. Raman Hui

Director | Zhuo yao ji

Raman Hui was born in 1963. He is known for his work on Monster Hunt (2015), Shrek the Third (2007) and Shrek (2001).

2x

Shrek 3 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five

98. Ben Sombogaart

Director | Bride Flight

Ben Sombogaart was born on August 8, 1947 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. He is a director and writer, known for Bride Flight (2008), Crusade in Jeans (2006) and The Storm (2009).

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De Storm Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek

99. Gil Kenan

Director | Monster House

Gil Kenan was born on October 16, 1976 in London, England. He is a director and writer, known for Monster House (2006), Poltergeist (2015) and City of Ember (2008).

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Monster House City Of Ember

100. Mike Nichols

Director | The Graduate

He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin. He later ...

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Charlie Wilson's War Closer



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