Worst directorsby kambizs | created - 09 Jul 2015 | updated - 17 hours ago | Public
5. Duane Clark
Director | Soulmates
Starting his career as a writer/director in independent features and subsequently moving into 1-hour television drama for the last 25 years, Duane Clark retired from the entertainment business in 2018. A lifelong advocate for "green" causes, Clark has moved on to a startup that is building a large ...
Director | Seraphim Falls
Executive Producer / Director / Writer David Von Ancken is a prolific television director and executive producer as well as a feature film director. David executive produced and directed, Tut, an epic six hour action-adventure-thriller for Spike starring Ben Kingsley. Spike's first mini-series ...
Director | The Oath
Jeff T. Thomas directed over 100 music videos and 70 commercials in 16 different countries before directing television drama in the US. He began his career in music videos quickly earning a reputation for beautifully crafted and engaging narratives. Jeff directed promos for bands such as Travis, ...
11. Deran Sarafian
Producer | Alien Predator
Deran Sarafian was born on January 17, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Alien Predator (1986), House (2004) and Interzone (1989). He has been married to Laurie Fortier since June 9, 2000. They have two children.
13. Howard Deutch
Director | Pretty in Pink
Howard Deutch was born on September 14, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Pretty in Pink (1986), The Great Outdoors (1988) and The Replacements (2000). He has been married to Lea Thompson since July 23, 1989. They have two children.
16. Eriq La Salle
Actor | ER
Born and raised in Hartford, CT, as one of four children. Studied two years at Juilliard and graduated from New York University graduate theater program with a B.F.A. degree in theater. Meanwhile he participated in the first of Joseph Papp's Shakespeare productions at the Park theater company. ...
18. David Barrett
Stunts | Cradle 2 the Grave
David McCoy Barrett is a producer and director known for Blue Bloods (2017), Arrow (2013), Once Upon A Time (2013), The Mentalist (2013), Castle (2012), V (2011), Under The Dome (2015), The Secret Circle (2012), Moonlight (2008), Cold Case (2007), E-Ring (2006) and Orphan (2009). He was born in ...
21. Joe Dante
Director | Innerspace
Joe Dante is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. After a stint as a film reviewer, he began his filmmaking apprenticeship in 1974 as trailer editor for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (1976) (co-directed with Allan Arkush)...
22. Tim Iacofano
Producer | 24
Tim Iacofano is producer and director whose recent credits include Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Kingdom, Red Widow, Betrayal and 24. He worked in several regions throughout North America and Europe. His skills are a unique combination of story telling while being able to work with almost any kind of ...
24. Kevin Dowling
Director | The Americans
Kevin Dowling is an American director, writer and producer of features, television and theatre. His film debut, "The Sum of Us," starring Russell Crowe and Jack Thompson, won 17 awards including "Best Feature" at the Montreal and Sydney Film Festivals, four Australian Critics Awards including Best ...
Writer | The Usual Suspects
Christopher McQuarrie is an acclaimed producer, director and an Academy Award® winning writer. McQuarrie grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey and in lieu of college, he spent the first five years out of school traveling and working at a detective agency. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue...
Actor | (500) Days of Summer
Matthew Gray Gubler is an Emmy award winning actor, director, producer, painter, and voice over actor from Las Vegas Nevada. While studying film directing at NYU he interned for Wes Anderson who gave him his first feature film role as Bill Murray's loyal intern "Nico" in The Life Aquatic with Steve...
36. Larry Teng
Producer | Medium
Was born in Queens, NY. Growing up he split his time between living on Long Island and New York City.
Larry graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in film and an honorary degree in theatre.
He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Larry is also the nephew of famous Chinese actress Lydia Sum and ...
38. Charles Haid
Actor | Altered States
Charles Haid was born on June 2, 1943 in San Francisco, California, USA as Charles Maurice Haid III. He is an actor and director, known for Altered States (1980), ER (1994) and Third Watch (1999). He was previously married to Elisabeth Harmon-Haid, Deborah Richter and Penelope Windust.
39. Rob Hardy
Director | Trois
Rob Hardy, who is a recent nominee of the HBO Director to Watch Award, broke into network television with his January 2007 directorial debut of the Emmy Award winning show ER. Soon after, Black Enterprise Magazine listed him among the Top 40 Entertainers under 40 for the year 2008. Since recently ...
41. Steve Boyum
Stunts | Apocalypse Now
Steve Boyum was raised in Los Angeles, California. A world-class surfer, ski racer, ski instructor, and motor-cross racer, he moved on to stunt work in films such as Apocalypse Now (1979), Bound for Glory (1976) and The Blues Brothers (1980). He moved on to be a cinematographer and second unit ...
45. Sylvain White
Director | The Losers
Filmmaker Sylvain White was born and raised in Paris, France. After attending La Sorbonne University, he earned a scholarship at Pomona College in Los Angeles. Upon graduating with honors in both film production and media studies, a series of award-winning short films led him to direct a spectrum ...
46. Peter Weller
Actor | RoboCop
Peter Frederick Weller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Dorothy Jean (Davidson) and Frederick Bradford Weller, a federal judge and career helicopter pilot for the United States Army. He traveled extensively as his father literally flew around the world. Before he was out of his teens, he ...
52. Chris Fisher
Producer | Person of Interest
Born in Pasadena, 1973, grew up in Newport Beach, studied philosophy and law at USC, worked as a corporate lawyer in London before deciding to break into the entertainment business as a William Morris trainee. Founded Imperial Fish Company in 2001 with the mandate to make pretty good genre films. ...
Actor | Baa Baa Black Sheep
James Whitmore Jr. was born on October 24, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as James Allen Whitmore III. He is a director and actor, known for Black Sheep Squadron (1976), Hunter (1984) and Tequila and Bonetti (1992). He has been married to Salesha Ali since March 28, 1972. They have four ...
57. Len Wiseman
Writer | Underworld
Filmmaker Len Wiseman's career began through his work in the art department on the blockbuster hits like Godzilla (1998), Men in Black (1997), and Independence Day (1996). His design talents soon got him behind the camera directing commercials for PlayStation, Time Warner, Oracle, Intel, and ...
60. John Terlesky
Director | Guardian
John Terlesky was born on May 30, 1961 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as John Todd Terlesky. He is a director and actor, known for Guardian (2001), The Pandora Project (1998) and Deathstalker II (1987). He has been married to Jayne Brook since May 11, 1996. They have two children.
63. Daniel Dae Kim
Actor | Lost
Daniel Dae Kim has made a career of creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and now, producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on "Hawaii Five-0," Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series "Lost," for which he shared ...
68. 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 - ...
70. Bob Misiorowski
Producer | Tombstone
Bob Misiorowski was born on November 25, 1944 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Tombstone (1993), Point of Impact (1993) and Derailed (2002). He has been married to Elise Besson Misiorowski since June 6, 2001. They have one child.
72. Steven Seagal
Producer | On Deadly Ground
Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician, and Samuel Seagal, a high school math teacher. His paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and his mother had English, German, and distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. The enigmatic ...
74. Doug Spearman
Director | Hot Guys with Guns
More than 30 plus years of experience in theater, television and film production. Doug is a writer/director/producer and actor.
In the summer of 1983 Doug started as the one and only intern/assistant producer to Charlie Rose when Charlie returned to television with his national show. Doug's ...
77. Greg Berlanti
Director | Love, Simon
WGA, DGA and Golden Globe nominated writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti, is the force behind several of the most inventive and acclaimed works of film and television.
He is the writer, director and producer behind several of the most creative and lauded television series, including ABC's "...
78. David Wain
Writer | Wet Hot American Summer
David Wain was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
He met the other members of the comedy troupe The State while a film student at NYU, where he graduated from in 1991.
As part of The State, he co-created and co-starred on their self-titled MTV sketch comedy show in the mid 90's. He then ...
Director | Nowhere Boy
Sam Taylor-Johnson was born on March 4, 1967 in London, England as Samantha Louise Taylor-Wood. She is a director and producer, known for Nowhere Boy (2009), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and Love You More (2008). She has been married to Aaron Taylor-Johnson since June 21, 2012. They have two ...
84. Kevin Tancharoen
Director | Fame
Kevin Tancharoen is a filmmaker, writer, producer and choreographer whose Mortal Kombat series revived the live action format for the franchise.
Kevin came to the attention of Warner Bros. with the stealth release of his viral video Mortal Kombat : Rebirth that re-imagined the video game franchise ...
87. 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. ...
89. 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.
91. Adam McKay
Producer | The Other Guys
Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay has a comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through ...
92. Brian Robbins
Producer | Norbit
Brian Robbins was born on November 22, 1963 in Marine Park, Brooklyn, New York, USA as Brian Levine. He is a producer and actor, known for Norbit (2007), Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal (1997) and Coach Carter (2005). He has been married to Tracy James since October 7, 2012. They have one ...
98. Gil Junger
Director | If Only
Gil Junger began his career in Hollywood by attending the University of Texas at Austin's Radio, TV, and Film School. After graduating, he became a gofer. He moved into directing television, and has worked on such series as Dharma & Greg (1997) and The Golden Girls (1985). He was nominated for ...
100. Jessy Terrero
Casting_department | Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
The Dominican-born, Bronx-raised award-winning filmmaker and director Jessy Terrero has one goal and reason he founded Cinema Giants in 2014 -- to take the Urban Latino culture and influences that inspire him to the masses through provocative and genuine video storytelling. His mission is to create...