Michael Giacchino's Feature Film Directors

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1 film 1997 – Legal Deceit

1 film 1998 – No Salida

1 film 1999 – My Brother the Pig

4. Gregor Joackim

Writer | The Trouble with Lou

Gregor Joackim is known for his work on The Trouble with Lou (2001), Surrogates (2009) and Live Free or Die Hard (2007).

1 film 2001 – The Trouble with Lou

5. Richard Friedman

Director | Acts of Desperation

Richard Friedman is a director and producer, known for Acts of Desperation (2018), Halfway to Hell (2013) and Ground Zero (2000).

1 film 2002 – Redemption of the Ghost

6. Michael Stevens

Producer | The Thin Red Line

Michael Stevens was born on November 21, 1966 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Michael Murrow Stevens. He was a producer and writer, known for The Thin Red Line (1998), Herblock: The Black & the White (2013) and The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (2012). He was married to Ali ...

1 film 2003 – Sin

7. Brad Bird

Writer | The Incredibles

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in...

5 films 2004 – The Incredibles 2007 – Ratatouille 2011 – Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2015 – Tomorrowland 2018 – Incredibles 2

8. Mike Mitchell

Actor | Shrek Forever After

Mike Mitchell was born in Oklahoma city to parents, Robert Mitchell, and Julia Baker. He graduated from Putnam City North High School, having been deeply involved with their arts programs. He then left behind his small town and moved to Las Angeles to attend the California Institute of the Arts. ...

1 film 2005 – Sky High

9. Thomas Bezucha

Writer | The Family Stone

Thomas Bezucha was born on March 8, 1964 as Thomas Gordon Bezucha. He is a writer and director, known for The Family Stone (2005), Big Eden (2000) and Monte Carlo (2011).

2 films 2005 – The Family Stone 2011 – Monte Carlo

10. Albert Brooks

Actor | Drive

Albert Brooks was born on July 22, 1947 in Beverly Hills, California, USA as Albert Lawrence Einstein. He is an actor and writer, known for Drive (2011), Defending Your Life (1991) and Broadcast News (1987). He has been married to Kimberly Shlain since March 15, 1997. They have two children.

1 film 2005 – Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

11. J.J. Abrams

Producer | Lost

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill ...

4 films 2006 – Mission: Impossible III 2009 – Star Trek 2011 – Super 8 2013 – Star Trek Into Darkness

12. Jan Pinkava

Director | Ratatouille

Jan Pinkava was born on June 21, 1963 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is a producer and director, known for Ratatouille (2007), Geri's Game (1997) and A Bug's Life (1998). He has been married to Kay Renard since September 1994.

1 film 2007 – Ratatouille

13. Lana Wachowski

Writer | The Matrix

Lana Wachowski and her sister Lilly Wachowski, (also known as 'The Wachowskis') are the duo behind ground-breaking movies such as The Matrix (1999) and Cloud Atlas (2012). Born to mother Lynne, a nurse, and father Ron, a businessman of Polish descent, Wachowski grew up in Chicago and formed a tight...

2 films 2008 – Speed Racer 2015 – Jupiter Ascending

14. Lilly Wachowski

Writer | The Matrix

Director, writer and producer Lilly Wachowski was born in 1967 in Chicago as Andrew Wachowski, the son of Lynne, a nurse and painter and Ron, a businessman. Lilly was educated at Kellogg Elementary School in Chicago, before moving on to Whitney Young High School. After graduating from high school, ...

2 films 2008 – Speed Racer 2015 – Jupiter Ascending

1 film 2008 – Espíritu del bosque

16. Pete Docter

Writer | Up

Pete Docter was born on October 9, 1968 in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA as Peter Hans Docter. He is a writer, known for Up (2009), Inside Out (2015) and Monsters, Inc. (2001). He has been married to Amanda Jean Schmidt since December 27, 1992. They have two children.

2 films 2009 – Up 2015 – Inside Out

17. 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. ...

1 film 2009 – Up

18. Brad Silberling

Director | City of Angels

Brad Silberling was born on September 8, 1963 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Bradley Mitchell Silberling. He is a producer and director, known for City of Angels (1998), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) and Moonlight Mile (2002). He has been married to Amy ...

1 film 2009 – Land of the Lost

19. Matt Reeves

Writer | Let Me In

Born on April 27, 1966, Matthew Reeves is a writer, director and producer, known for his directorial work on Cloverfield (2008), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). Reeves was born in in Rockville Center, New York and was childhood friends with director ...

3 films 2010 – Let Me In 2014 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2017 – War for the Planet of the Apes

20. 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 ...

1 film 2011 – Cars 2

21. Bradford Lewis

Producer | Ratatouille

Bradford Lewis is a producer and actor, known for Ratatouille (2007), Cars 2 (2011) and Broken Arrow (1996).

1 film 2011 – Cars 2

22. Jonathan Levine

Writer | The Wackness

Jonathan Levine is a writer and director, known for The Wackness (2008), 50/50 (2011) and Long Shot (2019).

1 film 2011 – 50/50

23. 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 ...

1 film 2012 – John Carter

24. 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 ...

1 film 2014 – This Is Where I Leave You

25. Ronnie Del Carmen

Director | Inside Out

Ronnie del Carmen joined Pixar Animation Studios in the summer of 2000 during the production of "Finding Nemo" and became a story supervisor on the film. He did production design on the Academy Award®-nominated short film, "One Man Band" and story work on Oscar®-winning, "Ratatouille." Del Carmen ...

1 film 2015 – Inside Out

26. 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 ...

2 films 2015 – Jurassic World 2017 – The Book of Henry

27. Byron Howard

Director | Zootopia

Byron Howard was born on December 26, 1968 in Misawa, Japan as Byron P. Howard. He is known for his work on Zootopia (2016), Tangled (2010) and Bolt (2008).

1 film 2016 – Zootopia

28. Rich Moore

Director | Wreck-It Ralph

Rich Moore was born on May 10, 1963 in Oxnard, California, USA. He is known for his work on Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Zootopia (2016) and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018).

1 film 2016 – Zootopia

29. Jared Bush

Writer | Zootopia

Jared Bush was born on June 12, 1974 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA as Jared Earl Bush. He is known for his work on Zootopia (2016), Moana (2016) and What Lies Beneath (2000). He is married to Pamela McDonald. They have three children.

1 film 2016 – Zootopia

30. Justin Lin

Producer | Furious 6

Justin Lin is a Taiwanese-American film director whose films have grossed $2 billion worldwide. He is best known for his work on Better Luck Tomorrow, The Fast and the Furious 3-6 and Star Trek Beyond. He is also known for his work on television shows like Community and the second season of True ...

1 film 2016 – Star Trek Beyond

31. Scott Derrickson

Writer | Sinister

Scott Derrickson was born on July 16, 1966 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Sinister (2012), Doctor Strange (2016) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008).

1 film 2016 – Doctor Strange

32. Gareth Edwards

Visual_effects | Monsters

Gareth James Edwards was born on June 1, 1975 in the English town of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Growing up, he admired movies such as the 1977 classic "Star Wars", and went on to pursue a film career. He even cites George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as his biggest influences. Edwards studied BA (Hons) ...

1 film 2016 – Rogue One

33. Jon Watts

Director | Cop Car

Jon Watts was born on June 28, 1981 in Fountain, Colorado, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Cop Car (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and The Onion News Network (2011).

1 film 2017 – Spider-Man: Homecoming

34. Lee Unkrich

Editor | Coco

Lee Unkrich is an Academy Award-winning director at Pixar Animation Studios. He most recently directed Disney.Pixar's critically-acclaimed "Coco", which received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Song.

As the director of Disney.Pixar's "Toy Story 3," Lee was also awarded an ...

1 film 2017 – Coco

35. Adrian Molina

Writer | Coco

Adrian Molina is known for his work on Coco (2017), Monsters University (2013) and The Good Dinosaur (2015).

1 film 2017 – Coco

36. J.A. Bayona

Director | El orfanato

J.A. Bayona was born on May 9, 1975 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Juan Antonio García Bayona. He is a director, known for The Orphanage (2007), The Impossible (2012) and A Monster Calls (2016).

1 film 2018 – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

37. Drew Goddard

Producer | The Martian

Drew Goddard was raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He attended Los Alamos High School in Los Alamos, New Mexico and graduated in 1993. He then attended the University of Colorado, and worked as a production assistant in L.A. after graduation. A spec script Drew wrote based on Six Feet Under (2001) ...

1 film 2018 – Bad Times at the El Royale



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