Hans Zimmer's Feature Film Directors

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1. Jerzy Skolimowski

Actor | The Avengers

Born in Lódz, Poland, in 1938. Director, playwright, scriptwriter, and actor. Graduated in ethnology, literature and history from Warsaw University in 1959. Graduated from Lódz Film Academy in directing in 1962. Feature debut: _Identification Marks - None_ (Rysopis, 1964, scr., dir, act.), awarded ...

1 film 1984 – Success Is the Best Revenge

1 film 1984 – Histoire d'O: Chapitre 2

3. Nicolas Roeg

Director | Don't Look Now

When he made his directorial debut in 1970, Nicolas Roeg was already a 23-year veteran of the British film industry, starting out in 1947 as an editing apprentice and working his way up to cinematographer twelve years later. He first came to attention as part of the second unit on David Lean's ...

2 films 1985 – Insignificance 1995 – Two Deaths

4. Nico Mastorakis

Writer | Blind Date

Nico Mastorakis was born on April 28, 1941 in Athens, Greece as Nikolaos Mastorakis. He is a writer and director, known for Blind Date (1984), Mykonos, the Soul of an Island (2018) and The Zero Boys (1986).

3 films 1986 – The Zero Boys 1987 – Terminal Exposure 1988 – Nightmare at Noon

5. Michael Anderson

Director | Logan's Run

London-born Michael Anderson began his career in films as an office boy at Elstree studios. By 1938, he had progressed up the ladder to become assistant director for distinguished film makers Noël Coward, David Lean and Anthony Asquith. Shortly after, during wartime with the Royal Signals Corps (...

1 film 1986 – Separate Vacations

6. Franco Rosso

Director | Babylon

Franco Rosso was born on August 29, 1941 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy as Franco Giuseppe Rosso. He was a director and producer, known for Babylon (1980), 64 Day Hero (1986) and Dream Weaver (1968). He was married to Joanna Smith and Stephanie Cleverley. He died on December 9, 2016.

1 film 1988 – The Nature of the Beast

7. Francis Megahy

Director | Freelance

Francis Megahy was born in 1937 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England. He is a director and writer, known for Freelance (1971), Dirty Money (1979) and Real Life (1984).

1 film 1988 – Taffin

8. Chris Menges

Cinematographer | The Killing Fields

Chris Menges was born on September 15, 1940 in Kington, Herefordshire, England as Christopher J. Menges. He is known for his work on The Killing Fields (1984), The Mission (1986) and Michael Collins (1996).

1 film 1988 – A World Apart

9. Philip Saville

Director | Boys from the Blackstuff

Philip Saville was born on October 28, 1930 in London, England as Alexander Philip Saville. He was a director and actor, known for Boys from the Blackstuff (1982), The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986) and Mandela (1987). He was married to Nina Francis and Jane Arden. He died on December 22, ...

1 film 1988 – The Fruit Machine

10. Andrew Birkin

Writer | Der Name der Rose

Andrew Birkin was born on December 9, 1945 in London, England as Andrew Timothy Birkin. He is known for his work on The Name of the Rose (1986), The Cement Garden (1993) and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006).

1 film 1988 – Burning Secret

11. Bernard Rose

Director | Candyman

Born on 4th August 1960, in London, England, Bernard Rose began his career by making super 8 films at the age of 9. The BBC had a amateur movie competition which he won in 1975, causing his 3 minute film to air on the BBC. He later worked for Jim Henson on the last season of The Muppet Show, as a ...

2 films 1988 – Paperhouse 1990 – Chicago Joe and the Showgirl

12. Barry Levinson

Director | Rain Man

Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he ...

3 films 1988 – Rain Man 1992 – Toys 2000 – An Everlasting Piece

13. Michael Almereyda

Director | Marjorie Prime

Michael Almereyda was born on April 7, 1959 in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Marjorie Prime (2017), Experimenter (2015) and Nadja (1994).

1 film 1989 – Twister

14. Nick Broomfield

Director | Ghosts

Nick Broomfield was born on January 30, 1948 in London, England. He is a director and producer, known for Ghosts (2006), Battle for Haditha (2007) and Soldier Girls (1981).

1 film 1989 – Diamond Skulls

15. 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 ...

6 films 1989 – Black Rain 1991 – Thelma & Louise 2000 – Gladiator 2001 – Hannibal 2001 – Black Hawk Down 2003 – Matchstick Men

16. Bruce Beresford

Director | 'Breaker' Morant

Bruce Beresford was born in Australia and graduated from Sydney University in 1962. He served as Film Officer for the British Film Institute Production Board from 1966-1971 and as a Film Advisor to the Arts Council of Great Britain. Beresford has also directed several operas including Girl Of The ...

1 film 1989 – Driving Miss Daisy

17. John Badham

Director | WarGames

English-born "Army brat" John Badham is the son of English actress Mary Hewitt and the stepson of an American Army general. Raised in Alabama and schooled at Yale, he cut his teeth producing and directing for TV before making his feature debut with The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor ...

3 films 1990 – Bird on a Wire 1993 – Point of No Return 1994 – Drop Zone

18. Pat O'Connor

Director | The Ballroom of Romance

Pat O'Connor was born in 1943 in Ardmore, Ireland. He is a director and writer, known for The Ballroom of Romance (1986), Sweet November (2001) and Fools of Fortune (1990). He has been married to Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio since 1990. They have two children.

1 film 1990 – Fools of Fortune

19. 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...

4 films 1990 – Days of Thunder 1993 – True Romance 1995 – Crimson Tide 1996 – The Fan

20. John Schlesinger

Director | Midnight Cowboy

Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger, who was born in London, on February 16, 1926, was the eldest child in a solidly middle-class Jewish family. Berbard Schlesinger, his father, was a pediatrician, and his mother, Winifred, was a musician. He served in the Army in the Far East during World War ...

1 film 1990 – Pacific Heights

21. Peter Weir

Director | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Peter Weir was born on August 21, 1944 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Peter Lindsay Weir. He is a director and writer, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), The Way Back (2010) and Witness (1985). He has been married to Wendy Stites since 1966. They have two ...

1 film 1990 – Green Card

22. Ron Howard

Actor | Arrested Development

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.

Howard ...

7 films 1991 – Backdraft 2006 – The Da Vinci Code 2008 – Frost/Nixon 2009 – Angels & Demons 2011 – The Dilemma 2013 – Rush 2016 – Inferno

23. 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 ...

1 film 1991 – Regarding Henry

24. Franc Roddam

Writer | Moby Dick

Franc Roddam was born on April 29, 1946 in Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, England as Francis George Roddam. He is a writer and producer, known for Moby Dick (1998), Aria (1987) and Quadrophenia (1979).

1 film 1991 – K2

25. Charles Finch

Producer | Where Sleeping Dogs Lie

Charles Finch was born on August 15, 1962 in London, England as Charles Peter George Thomas Ingle-Finch. He is a producer and writer, known for Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (1991), Mutant Chronicles (2008) and Spider (2002).

1 film 1991 – Where Sleeping Dogs Lie

26. 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.

1 film 1992 – Radio Flyer

27. John G. Avildsen

Director | Rocky

John G. Avildsen was born on December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as John Guilbert Avildsen. He was a director and editor, known for Rocky (1976), Rocky V (1990) and The Karate Kid Part III (1989). He was married to Tracy Brooks Swope and Marie Olga Maturevich. He died on June 16, 2017 in ...

1 film 1992 – The Power of One

28. Penny Marshall

Actress | Laverne & Shirley

Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall on October 15, 1943 in the Bronx, New York. The Libra was 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes. She was the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony "Tony" Marshall, an industrial film director. She was the younger sister of ...

4 films 1992 – A League of Their Own 1994 – Renaissance Man 1996 – The Preacher's Wife 2001 – Riding in Cars with Boys

29. Antony Thomas

Director | Thy Kingdom Come... Thy Will Be Done

Antony Thomas was born on July 26, 1940 in Calcutta, India. He is a director and writer, known for Thy Kingdom Come... Thy Will Be Done (1988), The South African Experience: Six Days of Soweto (1977) and Spies Inc. (1992).

1 film 1992 – Spies Inc.

30. Percy Adlon

Director | Out of Rosenheim

Percy Adlon is best known for his film "Bagdad Cafe" aka "Out of Rosenheim". He was born in Munich, June 1, 1935, and grew up in Ammerland/Starnbergersee, in the Bavarian countryside. He studied art and theater history, and German literature at Munich's Ludwig-Maximilian University, took acting and...

1 film 1993 – Younger and Younger

31. John Whitesell

Director | The Guiding Light

John Whitesell is a director and producer, known for Guiding Light (1952), The John Larroquette Show (1993) and Big Momma's House 2 (2006).

1 film 1993 – Calender Girl

32. 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 ...

1 film 1993 – Cool Runnings

33. Bille August

Director | The House of the Spirits

Bille August was born on November 9, 1948 in Brede, Denmark. He is a director and writer, known for The House of the Spirits (1993), Pelle the Conqueror (1987) and Honning måne (1978). He is married to Sara-Marie Maltha. He was previously married to Pernilla August, Annie Munksgaard and Masja...

2 films 1993 – The House of the Spirits 1997 – Smilla's Sense of Snow

34. James L. Brooks

Writer | As Good as It Gets

James L. Brooks was born on May 9, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as James Lawrence Brooks. He is a writer and producer, known for As Good as It Gets (1997), Terms of Endearment (1983) and Broadcast News (1987). He was previously married to Holly Holmberg Brooks and Marianne Catherine Morrissey.

4 films 1994 – I'll Do Anything 1997 – As Good as It Gets 2004 – Spanglish 2010 – How Do You Know

35. Roger Allers

Director | The Lion King

Roger Allers was born on June 29, 1949 in Rye, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Lion King (1994), Aladdin (1992) and Beauty and the Beast (1991).

1 film 1994 – The Lion King

36. Rob Minkoff

Director | The Lion King

Rob Minkoff was born on August 11, 1962 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Robert Ralph Minkoff. He is a producer and director, known for The Lion King (1994), Stuart Little 2 (2002) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). He has been married to Crystal Kung since September 29, 2007.

1 film 1994 – The Lion King

37. John Boorman

Producer | Excalibur

John Boorman attended Catholic school (Salesian Order) although his family was not, in fact, Roman Catholic. His first job was for a dry-cleaner. Later, he worked as a critic for a women's journal and for a radio station until he entered the television business, working for the BBC in Bristol. ...

1 film 1995 – Beyond Rangoon

38. 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, "...

1 film 1995 – Nine Months

39. Lasse Hallström

Director | What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Lasse Hallström was born on June 2, 1946 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Lars Hallström. He is a director and writer, known for What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Chocolat (2000) and The Cider House Rules (1999). He has been married to Lena Olin since March 18, 1994. They have one child. ...

1 film 1995 – Something to Talk About

40. 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 ...

2 films 1996 – Broken Arrow 2000 – Mission: Impossible II

41. Brian Henson

Producer | The Muppet Christmas Carol

Brian Henson was born on November 3, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as Brian David Henson. He is a producer and actor, known for The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), Labyrinth (1986) and Muppet Treasure Island (1996). He has been married to Mia Sara since April 6, 2010. They have one child. He ...

1 film 1996 – Muppet Treasure Island

42. 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...

2 films 1996 – The Rock 2001 – Pearl Harbor

43. Mimi Leder

Director | On the Basis of Sex

Mimi Leder was born on January 26, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as Miriam Leder. She is a producer and director, known for On the Basis of Sex (2018), The Leftovers (2014) and Deep Impact (1998). She is married to Gary Werntz. They have one child.

1 film 1997 – The Peacemaker

44. James Moll

Producer | Inheritance

James Moll is a producer and director, known for Inheritance (2006), P.O.V. (1988) and Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011).

1 film 1998 – The Last Days (documentary)

45. Brenda Chapman

Writer | Brave

Brenda Chapman was born on November 1, 1962 in Beason, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Brave (2012), The Prince of Egypt (1998) and The Lion King (1994). She is married to Kevin Lima. They have one child.

1 film 1998 – The Prince of Egypt

46. Steve Lookner

Writer | Finish Our Movie

Steve Lookner was born in 1971. He is a writer and producer, known for Finish Our Movie (2007), The Weird Al Show (1997) and Seinfeld (1989).

1 film 1998 – The Prince of Egypt

47. 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 Flushed Away (2006). He is married to Wendy Wells. They have two children.

1 film 1998 – The Prince of Egypt

48. Terrence Malick

Writer | Days of Heaven

Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965.

A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen ...

1 film 1998 – The Thin Red Line

49. Hugh Johnson

Cinematographer | The Chronicles of Riddick

Lived with Catherine Deneuve (1982-1984).

1 film 1999 – Chill Factor

50. Bibo Bergeron

Director | Un monstre à Paris

Bibo Bergeron was born as Eric Bergeron. He is known for his work on A Monster in Paris (2011), The Road to El Dorado (2000) and Shark Tale (2004).

2 films 2000 – The Road to El Dorado 2004 – Shark Tale

51. Don Paul

Visual_effects | Aladdin

1 film 2000 – The Road to El Dorado

52. Sean Penn

Actor | Mystic River

Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints.

Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the ...

2 films 2001 – The Pledge 2016 – The Last Face

53. Werner Herzog

Director | Fitzcarraldo

Director. Writer. Producer. Actor. Poet. He studied history, literature and theatre for some time, but didn't finish it and founded instead his own film production company in 1963. Later in his life, Herzog also staged several operas in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has...

1 film 2001 – Invincible

54. 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 ...

1 film 2002 – Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

55. Lorna Cook

Director | Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Lorna Cook directed of "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron", nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and winner of four Annie Awards. Her extensive credits as an animator include 'The Land Before Time' and the Universal Picture's "An American Tail". Ms. Cook was an animator on two ...

1 film 2002 – Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

56. 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 ...

6 films 2002 – The Ring 2005 – The Weather Man 2006 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2007 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2011 – Rango 2013 – The Lone Ranger

57. Antoine Fuqua

Producer | The Magnificent Seven

Antoine Fuqua is an American film director, known for his work in the film Training Day as well as The Replacement Killers, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn's Finest, Olympus Has Fallen and The Equalizer.

He has directed music videos for such artists as Arrested Development, Prince, ...

2 films 2003 – Tears of the Sun 2004 – King Arthur

58. 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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1 film 2003 – The Last Samurai

59. 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.

3 films 2003 – Something's Gotta Give 2006 – The Holiday 2009 – It's Complicated

60. Jonathan Frakes

Actor | Star Trek: First Contact

Jonathan Scott Frakes was born on August 19, 1952 in Bellefonte, in central Pennsylvania. He is the son of Doris J. (Yingling) and Dr. James R. Frakes, a professor. His parents moved with Jonathan and his younger brother Daniel to Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania. There, his father taught English ...

1 film 2004 – Thunderbirds

61. 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 ...

1 film 2004 – Shark Tale

62. Rob Letterman

Director | Monsters vs. Aliens

Rob Letterman is a director and writer, known for Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) and Shark Tale (2004).

1 film 2004 – Shark Tale

63. Piet De Rycker

Art_department | Lauras Stern

2 films 2004 – Lauras Stern 2005 – Der kleine Eisbär 2 - Die geheimnisvolle Insel

64. Thilo Rothkirch

Producer | Lauras Stern

Thilo Rothkirch was born on October 23, 1948 in Brakel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was a producer and director, known for Laura's Star (2004), Kleiner Dodo (2008) and The Little Polar Bear 2: The Mysterious Island (2005). He was married to Maya. He died on June 9, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

2 films 2004 – Lauras Stern 2005 – Der kleine Eisbär 2 - Die geheimnisvolle Insel

65. Eric Darnell

Writer | Madagascar

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

3 films 2005 – Madagascar 2008 – Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2012 – Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

66. 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...

5 films 2005 – Madagascar 2008 – Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2010 – Magamind 2012 – Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2017 – The Boss Baby

67. 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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6 films 2005 – Batman Begins 2008 – The Dark Knight 2010 – Inception 2012 – The Dark Knight Rises 2014 – Interstellar 2017 – Dunkirk

68. David Silverman

Producer | The Simpsons

David Silverman was born on March 15, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Simpsons (1989), Monsters, Inc. (2001) and The Simpsons Movie (2007).

1 film 2007 – The Simpsons Movie

69. Issa López

Writer | Vuelven

Issa López is a writer and director, known for Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017), Efectos secundarios (2006) and Casi divas (2008).

1 film 2008 – Casi divas

70. Mark Osborne

Director | Kung Fu Panda

Mark Osborne was born on September 17, 1970 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Mark Randolph Osborne. He is a director and producer, known for Kung Fu Panda (2008), The Little Prince (2015) and More (1998).

2 films 2008 – Kung Fu Panda 2015 – The Little Prince

71. John Stevenson

Director | Kung Fu Panda

John Stevenson is known for his work on Kung Fu Panda (2008), Shrek (2001) and Madagascar (2005).

1 film 2008 – Kung Fu Panda

72. Guillermo Arriaga

Writer | Amores perros

Guillermo Arriaga was born on March 13, 1958 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a writer and producer, known for Amores Perros (2000), Three Burials (2005) and 21 Grams (2003).

1 film 2008 – The Burning Plain

73. Richard Curtis

Writer | Love Actually

Richard Curtis was born on November 8, 1956 in Wellington, New Zealand as Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis. He is a writer and producer, known for Love Actually (2003), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and About Time (2013).

1 film 2009 – The Boat That Rocked (uncredited)

74. 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 ...

2 films 2009 – Sherlock Holmes 2011 – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

75. Jo Baier

Director | Der Laden

Jo Baier was born on February 13, 1949 in Munich, Germany as Josef-Albert Baier. He is a director and writer, known for Der Laden (1998), Schwabenkinder (2003) and Hölleisengretl (1995). He is married to Gertrud Baier.

1 film 2010 – Henri 4

76. Rob Marshall

Director | Chicago

Rob Marshall was born on October 17, 1960 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Chicago (2002), Mary Poppins Returns (2018) and Into the Woods (2014).

1 film 2011 – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

77. Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Director | Kung Fu Panda 2

Jennifer Yuh Nelson was born on May 7, 1972 in South Korea. She is known for her work on Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Todd McFarlane's Spawn (1997) and Kung Fu Panda (2008).

2 films 2011 – Kung Fu Panda 2 2016 – Kung Fu Panda 3

1 film 2011 – Jealous of the Birds (documentary)

79. Conrad Vernon

Actor | Shrek 2

Conrad Vernon was born on July 11, 1968 in Lubbock, Texas, USA as Conrad Vernon IV. He is an actor and producer, known for Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek (2001) and Monsters vs. Aliens (2009).

1 film 2012 – Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

80. Zack Snyder

Director | 300

Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and ...

2 films 2013 – Man of Steel 2016 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

81. Sandra Nettelbeck

Writer | Bella Martha

Sandra Nettelbeck was born on April 4, 1966 in Hamburg, Germany. She is a writer and director, known for Mostly Martha (2001), Last Love (2013) and What Doesn't Kill Us (2018).

1 film 2013 – Mr. Morgan's Last Love

82. Steve McQueen

Director | 12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen was born on October 9, 1969 in London, England as Steve Rodney McQueen. He is a director and writer, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Shame (2011) and Hunger (2008). He is married to Bianca Stigter. They have two children.

2 films 2013 – 12 Years a Slave 2018 – Widows

83. Akiva Goldsman

Writer | A Beautiful Mind

Akiva Goldsman was born on July 7, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for A Beautiful Mind (2001), Batman & Robin (1997) and Cinderella Man (2005).

1 film 2014 – Winter's Tale

1 film 2014 – Son of God

85. Marc Webb

Director | (500) Days of Summer

Marc Webb was born on August 31, 1974. He is a producer and director, known for 500 Days of Summer (2009), Gifted (2017) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015). He is married to Jane Herman. They have one child.

1 film 2014 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

86. Simon Curtis

Producer | My Week with Marilyn

Simon Curtis began his directing career at the Royal Court Theatre, where he was Deputy Director to Max Stafford Clark and director of the Theatre Upstairs. His many productions there included the world premiere of Jim Cartwright's ROAD, which transferred to the Lincoln Center, New York. He has ...

1 film 2015 – Woman in Gold

87. Neill Blomkamp

Director | District 9

Neill Blomkamp was born on September 17, 1979 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a director and writer, known for District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015). He is married to Terri Tatchell. They have one child.

1 film 2015 – Chappie

88. Peter Sollett

Director | Raising Victor Vargas

Peter Sollett was born in 1976 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director, known for Raising Victor Vargas (2002), Freeheld (2015) and Five Feet High and Rising (2000).

1 film 2015 – Freehold

89. 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).

1 film 2016 – Kung Fu Panda 3

90. Theodore Melfi

Producer | Hidden Figures

Theodore Melfi was born on October 27, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Theodore Michael Melfi. He is a producer and director, known for Hidden Figures (2016), St. Vincent (2014) and Going in Style (2017). He is married to Kimberly Quinn.

1 film 2016 – Hidden Figures

91. Denis Villeneuve

Director | Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started his career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013), ...

1 film 2017 – Blade Runner 2049



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