2011 New Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Members

by dan_dassow | created - 08 Jul 2012 | updated - 04 Aug 2013 | Public

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 178 filmmakers, artists and executives to become members.

Academy Invites 178 to Membership Beverly Hills, CA (June 17, 2011) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Also see: New Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Members 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Board of Governors 2012–2013 2013–2014

1. Russell Brand

Actor | Arthur

Russell Brand was born on June 4, 1975, in Grays, Essex, England, the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer. An only child, his parents divorced when he was only six months old, and he was subsequently raised by his mother. Enduring a difficult childhood that saw...

Actors: Russell Brand – "Arthur," "Get Him to the Greek"

2. Gerard Butler

Actor | Law Abiding Citizen

Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents ...

Actors: Gerard Butler – "The Ugly Truth," "300"

3. Vincent Cassel

Actor | Black Swan

Blue-eyed Vincent Cassel was born in Paris to a leading actor father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and a journalist mother, Sabine Litique. Often labeled as a tough guy because of his roles, eclectic choices and talent have made of him a star of European cinema. First in La Haine (1995), the young actor, ...

Actors: Vincent Cassel – "Black Swan," "Eastern Promises"

4. Robbie Coltrane

Actor | Cracker

Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise.

Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a ...

Actors: Robbie Coltrane – "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1," "Mona Lisa"

5. Bradley Cooper

Actor | A Star Is Born

Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the ...

Actors: Bradley Cooper – "Limitless," "The Hangover"

6. John Corbett

Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

John Corbett is an American actor who received Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor, for his role as Chris Stevens in Northern Exposure (1990), and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Aidan Shaw in Sex and the City (...

Actors: John Corbett – "Sex and the City 2," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

7. Rosemarie DeWitt

Actress | Rachel Getting Married

Rosemarie Braddock Dewitt who is also known as Rosemarie Dewitt is one of the most popular American actresses. She was born on 26th October 1971 in Flushing, Queens that lies in New York, USA. Her parents are Rosemarie Baddock and Kenny Dewitt. She has been featured in various roles in a number of ...

Actors: Rosemarie DeWitt – "The Company Men," "Rachel Getting Married"

8. Peter Dinklage

Actor | Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage is an American actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent (2003), he has appeared in numerous films and theatre plays. Since 2011, Dinklage has portrayed Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones. For this he won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama ...

Actors: Peter Dinklage – "Find Me Guilty," "The Station Agent"

9. David Duchovny

Actor | The X Files

David William Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960, in New York City, New York, USA. His father, Amram Ducovny, was a writer and publicist who was from a family of Jewish immigrants (from Ukraine and Poland), and worked for the American Jewish Committee. His mother, Margaret (Miller), was a ...

Actors: David Duchovny – "Things We Lost in the Fire," "The X-Files"

10. Jesse Eisenberg

Actor | The Social Network

Curly haired and with a fast-talking voice, Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor, known for his Academy Award nominated role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network. He has also starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, The Education of Charlie Banks, 30 Minutes or ...

Actors: Jesse Eisenberg – "The Social Network," "The Squid and the Whale"

11. Jennifer Garner

Actress | Alias

Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias (2001), has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John...

Actors: Jennifer Garner – "Arthur," "Juno"

12. John Hawkes

Actor | The Sessions

John Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, to Patricia Jeanne (Olson) and Peter John Perkins, a farmer. He is of Scandinavian and British Isles descent. John moved to Austin, Texas to begin his career as an actor and musician. He co-founded the Big State Productions Theatre ...

Actors: John Hawkes – "Winter's Bone," "The Perfect Storm"

13. Thomas Jane

Actor | Deep Blue Sea

Thomas Jane was born on February 22, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Thomas Elliott. He is an actor and producer, known for Deep Blue Sea (1999), The Thin Red Line (1998) and Boogie Nights (1997). He was previously married to Patricia Arquette and Ayesha Hauer.

Actors: Thomas Jane – "The Mist," "The Thin Red Line"

14. Nastassja Kinski

Actress | Tess

Nastassja Kinski was born Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski on January 24, 1961 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of German actor Klaus Kinski. In 1976, she met director Roman Polanski, who urged her to study method acting with Lee Strasberg in the United States. Kinski starred in the Italian romantic ...

Actors: Nastassja Kinski – "An American Rhapsody," "Tess"

15. Beyoncé

Soundtrack | Dreamgirls

Beyoncé was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Her mom, Tina Lawson designs their glittering costumes & her dad, Mathew Knowles manages Destiny's Child. Solange, her sister (they're 4 years apart) has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé's of ...

Actors: Beyonce Knowles – "Dreamgirls," "Austin Powers in Goldmember"

16. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, ...

Actors: Mila Kunis – "Black Swan," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"

17. Jennifer Lawrence

Actress | The Hunger Games

Was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. With her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. She is also thus far the only person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.

Jennifer Shrader ...

Actors: Jennifer Lawrence – "Winter's Bone," "The Burning Plain"

18. Téa Leoni

Actress | The Family Man

Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni was born on February 25, 1966 in New York City. Her father, Anthony Pantaleoni, was a corporate lawyer, and her mother, Emily Ann (Patterson), worked as a dietitian and nutritionist. She is of Italian (from a paternal great-great-grandfather), Polish, English, Irish, ...

Actors: Tea Leoni – "Ghost Town," "Spanglish"

19. Anthony Mackie

Actor | The Hurt Locker

Anthony Mackie is an American actor. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Martha (Gordon) and Willie Mackie, Sr., who owned a business, Mackie Roofing. Anthony has been featured in feature films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, ...

Actors: Anthony Mackie – "The Hurt Locker," "Million Dollar Baby"

20. Lesley Manville

Actress | Phantom Thread

Lesley Manville was born on March 12, 1956 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She is a multi award-winning actress of theatre, film, and television, and has worked extensively with director Mike Leigh. She is known for Another Year (2010), All or Nothing (2002), Topsy-Turvy (1999), and Secrets & ...

Actors: Lesley Manville – "Another Year," "Topsy-Turvy"

21. Rooney Mara

Actress | Carol

Actress and philanthropist Rooney Mara was born on April 17, 1985 in Bedford, New York. She made her screen debut in the slasher film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005), went on to have a supporting role in the independent coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall (2009), and has since starred in the horror ...

Actors: Rooney Mara – "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "The Social Network"

22. Dominic Monaghan

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

Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that, he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996).

Monaghan was born in Berlin, West Germany, to British parents Maureen, a nurse, and ...

Actors: Dominic Monaghan – "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"

23. Connie Nielsen

Actress | Gladiator

Danish beauty Connie Nielsen consistently lights up the screen with an eclectic bevy of film roles. She was born in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to a mother who worked as an insurance clerk, and a father, Bent Nielsen, who was a bus driver. Nielsen began her acting career working alongside her mother on...

Actors: Connie Nielsen – "Brothers," "Gladiator"

24. Ellen Page

Actress | Juno

Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning ...

Actors: Ellen Page – "Inception," "Juno"

25. Wes Studi

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Studi caught the attention ...

Actors: Wes Studi – "Avatar," "The Last of the Mohicans"

26. Mia Wasikowska

Actress | Alice in Wonderland

Mia is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country's capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an Australian of British ancestry. She has an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. At age eight,...

Actors: Mia Wasikowska – "Jane Eyre," "The Kids Are All Right"

27. Jacki Weaver

Actress | Silver Linings Playbook

Jacki Weaver was born on May 25, 1947 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Jacqueline Ruth Weaver. She is an actress, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Animal Kingdom (2010) and Stoker (2013). She has been married to Sean Taylor since 2003. She was previously married to Derryn Hinch, ...

Actors: Jacki Weaver – "Animal Kingdom," "Cosi"

28. Geefwee Boedoe

Art_department | The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Geefwee Boedoe was born on September 10, 1965 in Wenatchee, Washington, USA as Jeffry Blake Border. He is known for his work on The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Let's Pollute (2009) and Pocahontas (1995).

Animators: Geefwee Boedoe – "Let's Pollute," "Monsters, Inc."

29. Alessandro Carloni

Animation_department | How to Train Your Dragon

Alessandro Carloni is known for his work on How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Kung Fu Panda (2008) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016).

Animators: Alessandro Carloni – "How to Train Your Dragon," "Over the Hedge"

30. Sylvain Chomet

Director | Les triplettes de Belleville

Sylvain Chomet was born on November 10, 1963 in Maisons-Laffitte, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines, Île-de-France], France. He is a director and writer, known for The Triplets of Belleville (2003), The Illusionist (2010) and The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997).

Animators: Sylvain Chomet – "The Illusionist," "The Triplets of Belleville"

31. Jakob Hjort Jensen

Animation_department | The Croods

Jakob Hjort Jensen has been working in the animation industry for over 20 years for DreamWorks Animation, Walt Disney Animation and Imagi Animation where he acted as the Animation Director on the theatrical release "Astro Boy."

A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, Jensen started his career in animation ...

Animators: Jakob Hjort Jensen – "How to Train Your Dragon," "Flushed Away"

32. Biljana Labovic

Art_department | Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Biljana Labovic is a producer and editor, known for Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), Eye Spy (2001) and Idiots and Angels (2008).

Animators: Biljana Labovic – "The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger," "Idiots and Angels"

33. Tomm Moore

Writer | Song of the Sea

Tomm Moore was born on January 7, 1977 in Newry, Northern Ireland. He is known for his work on Song of the Sea (2014), The Secret of Kells (2009) and The Prophet (2014).

Animators: Tomm Moore – "The Secret of Kells," "Backwards Boy"

34. Teddy Newton

Actor | The Incredibles

Teddy Newton was born on March 3, 1964 in Encino, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Incredibles (2004), Toy Story 3 (2010) and WALL·E (2008).

Animators: Teddy Newton – "Day & Night," "Ratatouille"

35. Bob Peterson

Actor | Up

Bob Peterson was born in Wooster, Ohio, USA, in 1961. He studied mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University, where he took computer graphics courses and graduated in 1983. He continued his studies in mechanical engineering at Purdue University where he earned a master's degree in 1986. ...

Animators: Bob Peterson – "Up," "Finding Nemo" (also invited to the Writers Branch)

36. Javier Recio Gracia

Art_department | The Lady and the Reaper (La dama y la muerte)

Javier Recio Gracia was born in Madrid, Spain in July of 1981. At the age of 6, Javier and his family moved to Granada, Spain, where he began to explore his interest in art and illustration. By the age of 16, he and his friends began developing an anthology of graphic novels, Proyecto Comic, which ...

Animators: Javier Recio Gracia – "The Lady and the Reaper," "The Missing Lynx"

37. Andrew Ruhemann

Director | The Lost Thing

Andrew Ruhemann is known for his work on The Lost Thing (2010), How I Live Now (2013) and A Life Less Ordinary (1997). He is married to Jennifer D. Nadel.

Animators: Andrew Ruhemann – "The Lost Thing," "City Paradise"

38. Kristof Serrand

Animation_department | Over the Hedge

Kristof Serrand is known for his work on Over the Hedge (2006), How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and The Croods (2013).

Animators: Kristof Serrand – "How to Train Your Dragon," "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas"

39. Shaun Tan

Writer | The Lost Thing

Shaun Tan was born in 1974 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. He is a writer and producer, known for The Lost Thing (2010), 15: The Movie (2003) and Tales from Outer Suburbia. He is married to Inari Kiuru.

Animators: Shaun Tan – "The Lost Thing," "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!"

40. Simon Wells

Director | The Time Machine

Simon Wells was born in 1961. He is known for his work on The Time Machine (2002), The Prince of Egypt (1998) and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002). He is married to Wendy Wells. They have two children.

Animators: Simon Wells – "Mars Needs Moms," "The Prince of Egypt"

41. Anahid Nazarian

The Rainmaker

Anahid Nazarian is known for her work on The Rainmaker (1997), Apocalypse Now (1979) and Rumble Fish (1983).

Art Directors: Anahid Nazarian – "The Virgin Suicides," "The Godfather, Part III"

42. Lauren E. Polizzi

Art_department | Forrest Gump

Lauren E. Polizzi is known for her work on Forrest Gump (1994), Jurassic Park (1993) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).

Art Directors: Lauren E. Polizzi – "Cowboys & Aliens," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

43. George Aguilar

Actor | Star Trek: The Next Generation

George Aguilar was born in 1930 in The Dalles, Oregon, USA. He is known for his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Phoenix (1998) and Into the West (2005). He has been married to Josiane Balasko since June 12, 2003.

At-Large: George Aguilar

44. Barry Bernardi

Producer | Escape from New York

Barry Bernardi is known for his work on Escape from New York (1981), Deep Rising (1998) and Pixels (2015).

At-Large: Barry Bernardi

At-Large: Christopher Dodd

46. Ted Gagliano

Editorial_department | Star Wars

At-Large: Ted Gagliano

47. James L. Honore

Production_manager | The Hitcher

James L. Honore is a production manager, known for The Hitcher (1986), Olivia (1983) and Frogs (1972).

At-Large: James L. Honore

48. Dawn Hudson

Actress | High Crimes

Dawn Hudson has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2011.

Dawn Hudson was the Executive Director of Film Independent (formerly IFP/Los Angeles) since 1991. Under her leadership, Film Independent has grown seven-fold, from a 900-member ...

At-Large: Dawn Hudson

At-Large: Beverly Pasterczyk, Kodak (name not in IMDb)

50. Randall Poster

Music_department | Carol

Randall Poster is known for his work on Carol (2015), Divergent (2014) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).

At-Large: Randall Poster

51. Ric Robertson

The Oscars

Ric Robertson is known for his work on The Oscars (2013), The Oscars (2014) and Independent Lens (1999).

At-Large: Ric Robertson

At-Large: David Schnuelle

53. Randy Spendlove

Music_department | Chicago

Randy Spendlove was born in 1965. He is known for his work on Chicago (2002), Dreamgirls (2006) and Reindeer Games (2000).

At-Large: Randy Spendlove

At-Large: Beverly Joanna Wood

55. Nina Gold

Casting_director | Game of Thrones

Nina Gold is known for her work on Game of Thrones (2011), Attack the Block (2011) and The Danish Girl (2015).

Casting Directors: Nina Gold – "The King's Speech," "Jane Eyre"

56. Jina Jay

Casting_director | Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Jina Jay was born in England. She is known for her work on Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018), Bird Box (2018) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).

Casting Directors: Jina Jay – "The Reader," "Layer Cake"

57. Lora Kennedy

Casting_director | Argo

Lora Kennedy is known for her work on Argo (2012), Wonder Woman (2017) and Cloud Atlas (2012).

Casting Directors: Lora Kennedy – "The Town," "Syriana"

58. Frank Byers

Director | Alphaville

Frank worked for director Francis Delia as the DP on the hit music video for Sara by Starship commissioned by RCA Records.in the mid 1980's.

Cinematographers: Frank Byers – "Illegal Tender," "Boxing Helena"

59. Patrick Cady

Cinematographer | Bosch

Patrick Cady is a cinematographer and director, known for Bosch (2014), Rectify (2013) and Sunshine State (2002).

Cinematographers: Patrick Cady – "Lottery Ticket," "Broken Bridges"

60. Danny Cohen

Cinematographer | Les Misérables

Danny Cohen was born in London in 1963. He took a social sciences degree at Sheffield Polytechnic and had a long time interest in photography, particularly stills work. He became a photographic technician at Middlesex Polytechnic and then a camera assistant on documentaries, commercials and films ...

Cinematographers: Danny Cohen – "The King's Speech," "Pirate Radio"

61. Lukas Ettlin

Camera_department | Transformers

Lukas Ettlin is a director and cinematographer, most well-known for his work on Black Sails, Lincoln Lawyer and Battle Los Angeles. He was born in Luzern, Switzerland and started his career as a teenager, remaking Back to the Future in German, shot for shot, VCR to VCR. After graduating from NYU ...

Cinematographers: Lukas Ettlin – "The Lincoln Lawyer," "Middle Men"

62. Steven Fierberg

Cinematographer | The Affair

Steven Fierberg was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on The Affair (2014), Entourage (2015) and Love & Other Drugs (2010).

Cinematographers: Steven Fierberg – "Love & Other Drugs," "Secretary"

63. Barry Markowitz

Cinematographer | Crazy Heart

Barry Markowitz is known for his work on Crazy Heart (2009), Sling Blade (1996) and The Apostle (1997).

Cinematographers: Barry Markowitz – "Crazy Heart," "Sling Blade"

64. Charles Minsky

Camera_department | Congo

Charles Minsky is known for his work on Congo (1995), The Hitcher (1986) and Almost Famous (2000).

Cinematographers: Charles Minsky – "Valentine's Day," "Pretty Woman"

65. Lawrence Sher

Cinematographer | Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Lawrence Sher was born on February 4, 1970 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), The Hangover (2009) and Garden State (2004).

Cinematographers: Lawrence Sher – "The Hangover," "Garden State"

66. Eric Steelberg

Cinematographer | The Front Runner

Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2012.

Cinematographers: Eric Steelberg – "Up in the Air," "(500) Days of Summer"

67. Odile Dicks-Mireaux

Costume_designer | Brooklyn

Costume Designers: Odile Dicks-Mireaux – "An Education," "The Constant Gardener"

68. Sarah Edwards

Costume_designer | Ocean's Eight

Sarah Edwards is known for her work on Ocean's Eight (2018), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) and Igby Goes Down (2002).

Costume Designers: Sarah Edwards – "Salt," "Michael Clayton"

69. Danny Glicker

Costume_designer | Transamerica

Danny Glicker is a costume designer and actor, known for Transamerica (2005), Up in the Air (2009) and Milk (2008).

Costume Designers: Danny Glicker – "Up in the Air," "Milk"

70. Gregg Araki

Writer | Mysterious Skin

Gregg Araki was born on December 17, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Mysterious Skin (2004), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) and Kaboom (2010).

Directors: Gregg Araki – "Kaboom," "Nowhere"

71. Susanne Bier

Director | Hævnen

Though Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award winning writer and director Susanne Bier's films often play out against a wide-reaching global backdrop, their focus is intimate, carefully exploring the explosive emotions and complexities of familial bonds. This unique combination is part ...

Directors: Susanne Bier – "In a Better World," "After the Wedding"

72. Neil Burger

Director | Divergent

Neil Burger was born in 1963 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Divergent (2014), The Illusionist (2006) and The Upside (2017). He has been married to Diana Kellogg since June 30, 1997.

Directors: Neil Burger – "Limitless," "The Illusionist"

73. Lisa Cholodenko

Director | The Kids Are All Right

Lisa Cholodenko earned an MFA at Columbia University Film School where she made an award-winning short film Dinner Party (1997) Her feature High Art (1998) won the National Society of Film Critics award for Ally Sheedy's performance and The Waldo Salt Screenwriting award at Sundance. Both "High Art...

Directors: Lisa Cholodenko – "The Kids Are All Right," "Laurel Canyon" (also invited to the Writers Branch)

74. Debra Granik

Director | Winter's Bone

Debra Granik (born February 6, 1963) is an American New York City-based independent film and documentary film director and screenwriter. She is most known for 2004's Down to the Bone, which starred Vera Farmiga, 2010's Winter's Bone, which starred Jennifer Lawrence in her breakout performance and ...

Directors: Debra Granik – "Winter's Bone," "Down to the Bone" (also invited to the Writers Branch)

75. Tom Hooper

Director | The Danish Girl

Tom Hooper was educated at one of England's most prestigious schools, Westminster. His first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old and shot on a Clockwork 16mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film. At age 18, he wrote, directed and produced the short film Painted Faces (1992), which ...

Directors: Tom Hooper – "The King's Speech," "The Damned United"

76. John Cameron Mitchell

Actor | Hedwig and the Angry Inch

John Cameron Mitchell was born on April 21, 1963 in El Paso, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), Shortbus (2006) and How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017).

Directors: John Cameron Mitchell – "Rabbit Hole," "Shortbus"

77. Yôjirô Takita

Director | Okuribito

Born in Takaoka, Toyama, Yojiro Takita came to international audiences' attention with the release of Okuribito ('Departures'), which won the Best foreign Language film awards at the Oscars in 2009. He had begun his directorial career in the 1980s with the 'chikan' ('molester') series depicting ...

Directors: Yojiro Takita – "Departures," "Himitsu"

78. Jon Alpert

Producer | Baghdad ER

Jon Alpert is a producer and director, known for Baghdad ER (2006), Cuba and the Cameraman (2017) and Independent Lens (1999).

Documentary: Jon Alpert – "China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province," "Lock-up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island"

79. Amir Bar-Lev

Director | The Tillman Story

Amir Bar-Lev is a producer and director, known for The Tillman Story (2010), Long Strange Trip (2017) and My Kid Could Paint That (2007).

Documentary: Amir Bar-Lev – "The Tillman Story," "Fighter"

80. Lesley Chilcott

Producer | Watson

Lesley Chilcott is a producer and director, known for Watson (2019), An Inconvenient Truth (2006), CodeGirl (2015), Waiting for 'Superman' (2010), It Might Get Loud (2008), and A Small Section of the World (2014). She was born in Bellflower, CA and lives in Los Angeles and Costa Rica. Chilcott is a...

Documentary: Lesley Chilcott – "Waiting for 'Superman'," "It Might Get Loud"

81. Carl Deal

Producer | Trouble the Water

Carl Deal is known for his work on Trouble the Water (2008), Citizen Koch (2013) and Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004).

Documentary: Carl Deal – "Capitalism: A Love Story," "Trouble the Water"

82. Charles Ferguson

Producer | Inside Job

Charles Ferguson was born on March 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California, USA as Charles Henry Ferguson. He is a producer and director, known for Inside Job (2010), No End in Sight (2007) and Watergate (2018).

Documentary: Charles Ferguson – "Inside Job," "No End in Sight"

83. Tim Hetherington

Cinematographer | Restrepo

Tim Hetherington was born in Liverpool, UK. He studied literature at Oxford University and later returned to college to study photojournalism. He lives in New York and is a contributing photographer for Vanity Fair magazine.

His interest lies in creating diverse forms of visual communication and his...

Documentary: Tim Hetherington – "Restrepo" (posthumous)

84. Sebastian Junger

Director | Restrepo

Sebastian Junger was born on January 17, 1962 in Belmont, Massachusetts, USA. He is a director, known for Restrepo (2010), The Perfect Storm (2000) and Korengal (2014). He has been married to Daniela since 2002.

Documentary: Sebastian Junger – "Restrepo"

85. Thomas Lennon

Producer | Frontline

Thomas Lennon's work in documentary film has earned him an Academy Award and four Academy nominations. But more often his good fortune has come in pairs: two national Emmys, two duPont-Columbia awards, two George Foster Peabody awards, and two films that premiered at Sundance.

In 2017, Lennon ...

Documentary: Thomas Lennon – "The Warriors of Qiugang," "The Blood of Yingzhou District"

Documentary: Diane Weyermann – "Waiting for 'Superman'," "Food, Inc."

87. Ruby Yang

Editor | Zheng qi

Ruby Yang won an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject for The Blood of Yingzhou District (2006). She is also known for directing The Warriors of Qiugang (2010) and My Voice, My Life (2014).

With filmmaker Thomas Lennon, Yang mounted a vast multi-year AIDS prevention campaign seen over 900 ...

Documentary: Ruby Yang – "The Blood of Yingzhou District," "The Warriors of Qiugang"

88. Bill Damaschke

Producer | Shark Tale

Bill Damaschke was born on November 20, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as William Damaschke.

Executives: William J. Damaschke

Executives: Richard M. Fay

90. Donna Langley

Producer | Drop Dead Gorgeous

Donna Langley is known for her work on Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), The Cell (2000) and The Astronaut's Wife (1999).

Executives: Donna Langley

91. Leslie Moonves

Actor | The Six Million Dollar Man

Leslie Moonves is the former chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation. He resigned on September 9, 2018 amid allegations of sexual misconduct. He joined CBS in 1995 as president of CBS Entertainment. From April 1998 until 2003, he was president and chief executive officer at CBS Television, then was ...

Executives: Leslie Moonves

Executives: Vanessa L. Morrison

93. Bill Pohlad

Producer | 12 Years a Slave

Bill Pohlad is a producer, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Love & Mercy (2014).

Executives: Bill Pohlad

Executives: Rich Ross

Executives: Jeff Small

96. Thomas Tull

Producer | Inception

Thomas Tull is a producer and actor, known for Inception (2010), Watchmen (2009) and Godzilla (2014).

Executives: Thomas Tull

97. Tariq Anwar

Editor | American Beauty

Tariq Anwar was born on September 21, 1945 in Delhi, British India. He is known for his work on American Beauty (1999), The King's Speech (2010) and Law Abiding Citizen (2009). He has been married to Shireen Anwar since 1966. They have two children.

Film Editors: Tariq Anwar – "The King's Speech," "American Beauty"

Film Editors: Naomi Geraghty – "Limitless," "Reservation Road"

99. Jon Harris

Editor | T2 Trainspotting

Jon Harris was born on July 11, 1967 in Sheffield, England. He is known for his work on T2 Trainspotting (2017), The Woman in Black (2012) and 127 Hours (2010).

Film Editors: Jon Harris – "127 Hours," "Layer Cake"

100. Darren T. Holmes

Editor | How to Train Your Dragon

Awards - Nomination - American Cinema Editors ACE Award - 2008 - Best Edited Feature Film (comedy or musical) - Ratatouille.

Film Editors: Darren Holmes – "How to Train Your Dragon," "The Iron Giant"

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