The WORST Directors of All Time

by pryan96 | created - 28 Jul 2013 | updated - 05 Jan 2017 | Public

1. Lucifer Valentine

Director | Slaughtered Vomit Dolls

Lucifer Valentine is a director and writer, known for Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006), Slow Torture Puke Chamber (2010) and ReGOREgitated Sacrifice (2008).

2. 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...

3. Ulli Lommel

Actor | Factory Cowboys: Working with Warhol

Widely known for his frequent collaborations with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a creative partnership which lasted 10 years and produced over 20 films, Ulli Lommel is one of the most consistently creative filmmakers to come from the New German Cinema movement.

The son of German comic performer Ludwig ...

4. James Nguyen

Writer | Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Director James Nguyen is the founder of Moviehead.com, an online movie theater. In 2001, he produced and directed Julie and Jack - a romantic thriller about love and spirituality. In 2004, he completed a second film: Replica - a romantic thriller. Recently, James completed directing Birdemic - ...

5. Craig Moss

Director | Breaking Wind

Craig Moss is a director and writer, known for Breaking Wind (2012), Bad Ass (2012) and Let Us In. He is married to Heidi Kramer.

8. George Lucas

Writer | Star Wars

George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional racecar ...

9. Eric Stanze

Editor | In Memory Of

Eric Stanze is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning director, writer, and producer whose films have been released throughout the world. He also routinely works as an editor and 2nd unit director. Stanze's work spans independent feature films, music videos, documentaries, short films, and more.

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10. Jon M. Chu

Director | G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Jon is an alumni of the USC School of Cinema-Television. There, he won the Princess Grace Award, the Dore Schary Award presented by the Anti-Defamation league, the Jack Nicholson directing award, and recognized as an honoree for the IFP/West program Project: Involve.

After making his student short, ...

11. Fred Vogel

Writer | The Final Interview

Fred Vogel was born on April 18, 1976 in Warren Township, New Jersey, USA. He is a writer, known for The Final Interview (2017), August Underground (2001) and Sella Turcica (2010). He has been married to Shelby Lyn Vogel since October 13, 2006.

12. Uwe Boll

Producer | Postal

As a child, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video before beginning his studies as a film director in Munich and Vienna. He also studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. Uwe graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-2000, he was a ...

13. Shane Van Dyke

Actor | Titanic II

Shane Van Dyke was born on August 28, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Shane Thomas Van Dyke. He is an actor and writer, known for Titanic II (2010), The Silence (2019) and Chernobyl Diaries (2012).

14. M. Night Shyamalan

Producer | Lady in the Water

Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots.

He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil ...

15. Tommy Wiseau

Actor | The Room

Tommy Wiseau is an American actor, director, screenwriter & producer. He trained to be an actor at: American Conservatory Theater, Vince Chase Workshop, Jean Shelton Acting Lab, Laney College and Stella Adler Academy of Acting.

In 2001 he wrote, produced, directed and starred in The Room (2003), a ...

16. 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 ...

17. Edward D. Wood Jr.

Writer | Plan 9 from Outer Space

Hacks are nothing new in Hollywood. Since the beginning of the film industry at the turn of the 20th century, thousands of untalented people have come to Los Angeles from all over America and abroad to try to make it big (as writers, producers, directors, actors, talent agents, singers, composers, ...

18. Adam Rehmeier

Cinematographer | The Bunny Game

Adam Rehmeier is known for his work on The Bunny Game (2011), Jonas (2013) and Dinner in America (2019).

19. Peter Chelsom

Actor | The Space Between Us

Peter Chelsom is a member of the British Academy, the American Academy, The Directors Guild Of America, and The Writers Guild Of America. Peter was born in Blackpool in the North of England. He is a US and UK citizen. (Trivia: he is an Honorary Citizen of a small town in Tuscany, Italy, called ...

20. Rob Zombie

Director | The Devil's Rejects

Robert Bartleh Cummings, more famously known as Rob Zombie, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He is the oldest son of Louise and Robert Cummings, and has a younger brother, Michael David (aka Spider One; b. 1968), who is the lead singer of Powerman 5000. Growing up, Zombie ...

21. Todd Sheets

Writer | Dreaming Purple Neon

Todd Sheets is a writer and director, known for Dreaming Purple Neon (2016), Bonehill Road (2017) and Grindsploitation (2016).

22. Claudio Fragasso

Writer | Troll 2

Born in Rome. His father gave him a passion for cinema, taking him to Cinecittà as a child. At the age of ten, the British brother-in-law, director of documentaries for the London BBC, gave him a camera in super 8. He began to shoot many films, involving his friends. He does everything by himself, ...

23. Harmony Korine

Director | Gummo

Harmony Korine was born in 1973 in Bolinas, California. His family moved to the east coast of the United States when he was five, and he spent his early years in Nashville, Tennessee, and New York. At the age of nineteen, he wrote the critically acclaimed screenplay Kids (1995) for director Larry ...

24. Raja Gosnell

Director | Never Been Kissed

Raja Gosnell started his film career as an assistant editor in the late 1970s. His first credit as a film's main editor was the romantic comedy "The Lonely Guy" (1984), for director Arthur Hiller. During the 1980s, Gosnell served as editor in films directed by Tom Laughlin, David Worth, Bob Dahlin,...

25. Ryan Nicholson

Make_up_department | The Chronicles of Riddick

Ryan Nicholson is known for his work on The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), The Predator (2018) and Reindeer Games (2000). He is married to Megan Nicholson.

26. Harold P. Warren

Director | Manos: The Hands of Fate

Harold P. Warren was born on October 23, 1923 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Harold Paul Warren. He was a director and actor, known for Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966). He died on December 26, 1985 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

27. William Heins

Director | Pledge This!

William Heins is a producer and editor, known for Pledge This! (2006), Humdinger (2011) and Then Came You.

28. Bill Rebane

Director | Twister's Revenge!

Bill Rebane was born on February 8, 1937 in Riga, Latvia. He is a director and producer, known for Twister's Revenge! (1988), The Capture of Bigfoot (1979) and The Alpha Incident (1978).

29. Strathford Hamilton

Producer | Pledge This!

Has 2 daughters.

30. Bill Condon

Director | Kinsey

Bill Condon was born on October 22, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as William Patrick Condon. He is a director and writer, known for Kinsey (2004), Dreamgirls (2006) and Gods and Monsters (1998).

31. Tom Putnam

Producer | Burn

Tom Putnam was born on March 25, 1972 in Oregon, USA as Thomas Andrew Putnam. He is a producer and writer, known for Burn (2012), Marwencol (2010) and Broadcast 23 (2005).

32. Nick Palumbo

Director | Murder-Set-Pieces

Nick Palumbo attended film school in Los Angeles. He wrote, produced, and directed one of the most notorious horror cult films of all time; Murder-Set-Pieces. Shot on location in Las Vegas on 35mm and screened for its theatrical world premiere at the prestigious Sitges International Film Festival ...

33. Dennis Dugan

Actor | Happy Gilmore

Dennis Dugan was born on September 5, 1946 in Wheaton, Illinois, USA as Dennis Barton Dugan. He is an actor and director, known for Happy Gilmore (1996), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) and Big Daddy (1999). He is married to Sharon Dugan. He was previously married to Joyce Van Patten.

34. Roger Christian

Set_decorator | Star Wars

Academy Award winner Roger Christian has had an extensive film career. He won an Academy Award for set decoration on director George Lucas's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), which began a long collaboration between the filmmakers. Christian subsequently worked with Lucas on Star Wars: ...

35. Stewart Raffill

Writer | Passenger 57

Stewart Raffill's career includes 57 film and TV credits and 11 industry awards. As a writer/director he has worked with Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning talent. His films have been distributed by MGM/UA, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Disney ABC, New World Pictures, Orion, Netflix, ...

36. Vondie Curtis-Hall

Actor | Romeo + Juliet

Vondie Curtis-Hall was born on September 30, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Romeo + Juliet (1996), Broken Arrow (1996) and Chicago Hope (1994). He has been married to Kasi Lemmons since 1995. They have two children.

37. Tom Green

Actor | Freddy Got Fingered

Tom Green was born on July 30, 1971 in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada as Michael Thomas Green. He is a producer and actor, known for Freddy Got Fingered (2001), Road Trip (2000) and Charlie's Angels (2000). He was previously married to Drew Barrymore.

38. Jimmy ScreamerClauz

Composer | When Black Birds Fly

Jimmy ScreamerClauz was born on May 14, 1983 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as James Creamer. He is a composer and actor, known for When Black Birds Fly (2015), Reality Bleed-Through (2008) and The Masks That the Monsters Wear (2011).

39. Kevin Smith

Producer | Clerks

Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank but grew up in Highlands, New Jersey, the son of Grace (Schultz) and Donald E. Smith, a postal worker. He is very proud of his native state; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. Kevin is of mostly German, with some Irish and English, ancestry.

His ...

40. 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 ...

41. Robert Iscove

Director | From Justin to Kelly

Robert Iscove was born on July 4, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Robert Joel Iscove. He is a director and producer, known for From Justin to Kelly (2003), She's All That (1999) and Romeo and Juliet on Ice (1983). He is married to Wendy Maltby. They have three children.

42. Steven Brill

Director | Little Nicky

A native of Utica, New York, Steven Brill studied film, theater and acting at Boston University. It was there that he became a student of acclaimed, Nobel Prize winning poet and playwright, Derek Walcott. Brill became a part of Mr. Walcott's first theater group in Boston, Playwright's Theater, ...

43. Steve Carr

Director | Movie 43

Steve Carr is a director and producer, known for Movie 43 (2013), Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Next Friday (2000).

44. 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...

45. Peter Berg

Writer | Very Bad Things

Peter Berg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His first role was in the Adam Rifkin road movie Never on Tuesday (1989). He went on to star in the World War 2 film A Midnight Clear (1992). Roles in Fire in the Sky (1993) and Cop Land (1997) followed, and the Tom Cruise films ...

46. Matthew Diamond

Director | The Wiz Live!

Matthew Diamond is a director and producer, known for The Wiz Live! (2015), Jane the Virgin (2014) and Dancemaker (1998).

47. Pitof

Director | Vidocq

Pitof started his career in 1976 as photographer, assistant director and editor for films and commercials. He then branched out into musical scoring, software design and graphic design for televisions, music videos and commercials.

A pioneer of digital imaging in France, Pitof made his debut in ...

48. Brett Kelly

Actor | Thunderstorm: The Return of Thor

Brett Kelly was born on October 29, 1972 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Thunderstorm: The Return of Thor (2011), Raiders of the Lost Shark (2015) and She-Rex (2009).

49. Anthony C. Ferrante

Director | Sharknado

Anthony C. Ferrante is a director and writer, known for Sharknado (2013), Boo (2005) and Zombie Tidal Wave (2019).

50. 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, ...

51. Savage Steve Holland

Director | Better Off Dead...

Marvelously quirky and creative writer, director, producer and animator Savage Steve Holland was born in 1960. Holland earned the childhood nickname Savage after he kicked a kid in the teeth during a soccer game. He studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts. Holland's student ...

52. John Luessenhop

Director | Takers

With Texas Chainsaw 3D, director/writer John Luessenhop successfully rebooted an iconic horror franchise while recording his 2nd #1 US box office opening in a little more than two years. Two summers before, Mr. Luessenhop made a splash when his stylish action film Takers surprised the field and ...

53. Renny Harlin

Director | Die Hard 2

Born in 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola, he is the most successful Finnish film director in the history of Hollywood.

Harlin started his career in film business in the beginning of 1980s when he was directing commercials and company films for companies like Shell. Later he worked as a ...

54. Catherine Hardwicke

Director | Twilight

Catherine Hardwicke was born on October 21, 1955 in Cameron, Texas, USA as Helen Catherine Hardwicke. She is a director and production designer, known for Twilight (2008), Thirteen (2003) and Lords of Dogtown (2005).

55. Marcus Nispel

Director | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Marcus Nispel was born on May 26, 1963 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany. He is a director and producer, known for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Pathfinder (2007) and Conan the Barbarian (2011).

56. Tamakichi Anaru

Director | Watashi no akai harawata (hana)

Tamakichi Anaru is a director and writer.

57. Lisa Azuelos

Writer | LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ®

Lisa Azuelos was born on November 6, 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Elise-Anne Bethsabée Azuelos. She is a writer and producer, known for LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ® (2008), A Chance Encounter (2014) and LOL (2012). She was previously married to Patrick Alessandrin.

58. 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-...

59. Valerie Breiman

Actress | She's Having a Baby

Ms Breiman was born in San Francisco in 1964, youngest of five, to an architect father and mother who made children's television shows. When she was nine the parents split and she was brought up by her mother, who introduced her to her love of cinema. Acting and modelling in her teens she enrolled ...

60. Jean-Louis Costes

Actor | Irréversible

Jean-Louis Costes was born on May 13, 1954 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for Irréversible (2002), I Love Snuff (1995) and Alice au pays des portables (2002).

61. Christopher Ray

Producer | FraXtur

Christopher Ray was born on July 30, 1977 in Florida, Missouri, USA. He is a producer and director, known for FraXtur (2019), Mercenaries (2014) and 2nd Chance for Christmas.

62. Thierry Zéno

Director | Vase de noces

Thierry Zéno was born on April 22, 1950 in Namur, Belgium as Thierry Jonard. He was a director and producer, known for Wedding Trough (1974), Eugène Ionesco, voix et silences (1987) and Des morts (1979). He died on June 7, 2017 in Belgium.

63. Lewis Schoenbrun

Director | The Golem

Lewis Schoenbrun was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on The Golem (1995), Aliens vs. Avatars (2011) and Drop Zone (1994).

64. Tyler Perry

Writer | Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Perry was born and raised in New Orleans, to Willie Maxine (Campbell) and Emmitt Perry, Sr. His mother was a church-goer and took Perry along with her once a week. His father was a carpenter and they had a very strained and abusive relationship, which led Perry to suffer from depression as a ...

65. Bob Odenkirk

Actor | Better Call Saul

Robert John Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois, to Barbara (Baier) and Walter Odenkirk, who worked in printing. His ancestry includes German and Irish. He grew up in Naperville, IL, the second of seven children. He worked as a DJ for WIDB, his college radio station at Southern Illinois ...

66. Dave Filoni

Writer | Star Wars: Rebels

Dave grew up in Mt. Lebanon, a suburb southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was in the marching band, and was the starting goaltender for half of his senior year on the hockey team. He graduated from high school in 1992 and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1996, where he played club ...

67. Julie Anne Robinson

Director | One for the Money

Julie Anne Robinson is a BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated director. Julie Anne has directed various network pilots that have gone to series, including "The Middle" and "Selfie".

Her American television credits include a variety of episodic work including "Nurse Jackie", "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", "...

68. McG

Director | Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

McG was born on August 9, 1968 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA as Joseph McGinty Nichol. He is known for his work on Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009) and We Are Marshall (2006).

69. Vince Offer

Actor | InAPPropriate Comedy

Vince Offer is and actor, producer and infomercial star. He is the best known infomercial star in the world. His products the SHAMWOW, InVINCEable, SlapChop, Schticky and more have sold millions. He has also produced and starred in the films Underground Comedy Movie and The Inappropriate Comedy ...

70. Alejandro Jodorowsky

Writer | La montaña sagrada

Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Iquique, Chile on February 17, 1929. In 1942 he moved to Santiago where he attended university, was a circus clown and a puppeteer. In 1955 he went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau. He worked with Maurice Chevalier there and made a short film, La cravate...

71. Jay Chandrasekhar

Director | Super Troopers

Jay Chandrasekhar was born on April 9, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jayanth Jumbulingam Chandrasekhar. He is a director and actor, known for Super Troopers (2001), Beerfest (2006) and Club Dread (2004). He has been married to Susan Clarke since September 18, 2005. They have three children.

72. Chris Weitz

Writer | About a Boy

Chris Weitz was born on November 30, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Christopher John Weitz. He is a producer and writer, known for About a Boy (2002), The Golden Compass (2007) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). He has been married to Mercedes Martinez since 2006. They have one child.

73. Joseph Kahn

Director | Bodied

Joseph Kahn was born on October 12, 1972. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Bodied (2017), Detention (2011) and Torque (2004).

74. Walt Becker

Director | Old Dogs

Walt Becker was born on September 16, 1968 in Hollywood, California, USA as Walt William Becker. He is a director and producer, known for Old Dogs (2009), Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002) and Wild Hogs (2007). He has been married to Lindsay Becker since 2005. They have one child.

75. Brian Levant

Producer | Still the Beaver

Brian Levant was born on August 6, 1952 in Highland Park, Illinois, USA as Brian Michael Levant. He is a producer and writer, known for The New Leave It to Beaver (1983), The Flintstones (1994) and Jingle All the Way (1996).

76. Phil Lord

Producer | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Phil Lord was born on July 12, 1975 in Miami, Florida, USA as Philip A. Lord. He is a producer and writer, known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), The Lego Movie (2014) and Clone High (2002).

77. Christopher Miller

Writer | The Lego Movie

Christopher Miller was born on September 23, 1975 in Everett, Washington, USA as Christopher Robert Miller. He is a producer and writer, known for The Lego Movie (2014), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) and Clone High (2002). He is married to Robyn Murgio. They have one child.

78. Drew Bell

Actor | Random Acts of Violence

Drew Bell is an actor and director, known for Random Acts of Violence (1999), Zombies in Silverlake (2012) and Call Time (2012).

79. Xavier Gens

Director | The Divide

Xavier Gens was born on April 27, 1975 in Dunkerque, Nord, France. He is a director and assistant director, known for The Divide (2011), Frontier(s) (2007) and Hitman (2007). He has been married to Mounia Meddour since 2005.

80. Germán Magariños

Editor | Starwars: Goretech

Germán Magariños was born on May 13, 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Germán Martín Magariños. He is an editor and director, known for Starwars: Goretech (2018), Corazón de lechón (2017) and They Call Him One Eye Faggot (2015).

81. John Moore

Director | Max Payne

John Moore was born in Dundalk, Ireland in 1970, a small town situated about 60 miles from the country's capital Dublin. Moore attended a technical college in Dublin where he studied filmmaking and after completing the school he went on to direct and write a series of short films all produced in ...

82. Tinto Brass

Director | La vacanza

Giovanni Brass was born on 26 March 1933 into the family of a famous artist, Italico Brass, who was his grandfather. Italico gave his grandson a nickname "Tintoretto," which Giovanni later adapted into his cinematic name, Tinto Brass.

Tinto inherited his grandfather's artistic skills, but he applied...

83. 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.

84. Tom Brady

Writer | The Hot Chick

Raised on the back-streets of Jersey, Tom's award-winning fiction helped earn him a scholarship to Harvard College. Arriving in Cambridge, he landed a lead acting role opposite Amy Brenneman where they stripped naked and smeared ice cream and sprinkles on each other - and Tom knew a career in show ...

85. Andrew Bergman

Writer | Striptease

Andrew Bergman was born on February 20, 1945 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Striptease (1996), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Fletch (1985). He has been married to Louise Fay since 1973. They have two children.

86. Spike Lee

Director | Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended ...

88. David DeCoteau

Director | Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge

A dual citizen of Canada and the USA, David DeCoteau has worked professionally in the movie business since he was 18 years old. He got his start through a generous offer from movie legend Roger Corman, who hired him in 1980 as a production assistant at New World Pictures. In 1986, DeCoteau directed ...

89. Tom Vaughan

Director | Victoria

Tom Vaughan was born on September 5, 1969 in Scotland. He is a director and writer, known for Victoria (2016), Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned (2015) and Starter for 10 (2006).

90. Bill Osco

Producer | Gross Out

Bill Osco was born as William Osco. He is known for his work on Gross Out (1990).

91. Eli Roth

Producer | Cabin Fever

Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley ...

92. Colin Trevorrow

Writer | Jurassic World

Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, Colin Trevorrow started making short films when he was 12 years old. He studied film and dramatic writing at New York University. After graduation, he wrote and directed "Home Base" a digital short that became one of the early viral successes on the ...

93. Gaspar Noé

Director | Climax

Gaspar Noé was born on December 27, 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and producer, known for Climax (2018), Irréversible (2002) and Enter the Void (2009).

94. Trey Parker

Music_department | South Park

Trey was born in Conifer, Colorado, on October 19, 1969 to Randy Parker, a geologist, and Sharon Parker, an insurance broker. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. He met Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park (1997)) while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he had a double ...

95. J.B. Rogers

Assistant_director | There's Something About Mary

J.B. Rogers is an assistant director and producer, known for There's Something About Mary (1998), Hall Pass (2011) and Kingpin (1996). He has been married to Gwendolyn Rogers since September 9, 1995. They have three children.

96. Matt Stone

Music_department | South Park

Matt Stone was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Matthew Richard Stone. He is known for his work on South Park (1997), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and Team America: World Police (2004). He has been married to Angela Howard since 2008. They have two children.

97. Alan Taylor

Director | Game of Thrones

Alan Taylor was born in 1965. He is a director and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and The Emperor's New Clothes (2001).

98. Tony Malanowski

Editor | Night of Horror

Tony Malanowski was born on January 26, 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is an editor and producer, known for Night of Horror (1981), Tales of Frankenstein (2018) and The Curse of the Screaming Dead (1982).

99. John Stockwell

Actor | Top Gun

John Stockwell is an American actor, director, producer and writer who is probably best known - as an actor - for his roles in the Tom Cruise vehicles Losin' It (1983) and Top Gun (1986), and the Stephen King - John Carpenter film Christine (1983).

John has since moved from acting into the ...

100. Meir Zarchi

Producer | I Spit on Your Grave

Meir (Born In Israel) Is An Outstanding Filmmaker Perhaps Highly Notable For His Quiet Yet, Outspoken 1978 Horror Hit I Spit On Your Grave About One Woman And A Group Of Maniacs. After 1978 He Moved Into Some More Films Leading Into The 90's And In 1999 He Did A Production As Well. In 2010 Steven R...



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