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Producer | Marius et Jeannette
Robert Guédiguian was born on December 3, 1953 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. He is a producer and writer, known for Marius and Jeannette (1997), The Town Is Quiet (2000) and The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011).
3 projects 1985 – Ki lo sa? 2009 – L'armée du crime 2015 – Une histoire de fou
Director | V.O.
1 project 1987 – V.O. (short)
Director | Manövergäste
1 project 1991 – Family Express
Director | L'homme de ma vie
2 projects 1991 – "Le flic de Moscou" Crime sous hypnose 1993 – J'aime pas qu'on m'aime (TV Movie)
Director | Les portes de la gloire
3 projects 1991 – Rossignol de mes amours (short) 1995 – Bons baisers de Suzanne (short) 2001 – Les portes de la gloire
8. Patrice Noïa
Director | Au nom du père et du fils
1 project 1992 – Au nom du père et du fils
2 projects 1992 – Papa veut pas que je t'épouse (TV Movie) 1994 – Le paradis absolument (TV Movie)
11. Daniel Delume
Producer | The Artist
Daniel was born and grew up in Grenoble in the french Alps. In 1973, he moved to Paris with his family. He first studied Film at Le Conservatoire Libre du Cinema Francais, a famous french movie school, from 1981 to 1983. Since then, he started working in the film industry, first as "assistant ...
1 project 1993 – Départ en vacances (short)
13. Karl Zéro
Director | Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac
Karl Zéro was born on August 6, 1961 in Aix-les-Bains, Savoie, France as Marc Tellenne. He is a director and actor, known for Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac (2006), Le tronc (1993) and Moi, Luka Magnotta (2013).
2 projects 1993 – Le tronc 2007 – Ségo et Sarko sont dans un bateau... (Documentary)
14. Leslie Megahey
Writer | Diario para un cuento
1 project 1993 – The Hour of the Pig
15. Vincent Monnet
Director | L'amour dans le sang
2 projects 1993 – Jour de fauche (short) 1995 – Quand je serai grand, mon père il sera policier (short)
16. Olivier Chavarot
Director | Police district
1 project 1994 – La Vienne dynamique
17. Jacques Audiard
Writer | De rouille et d'os
Born in Paris, France, in 1952. Jacques Audiard's family has always been involved in movie business. His father, Michel, was a popular screenwriter and director and his uncle a producer. But in his teens he refused that world and wanted to be a teacher. He studied literature and philosophy at the ...
6 projects 1994 – Regarde les hommes tomber 1996 – Un héros très discret 2001 – Sur mes lèvres 2005 – De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté 2009 – Un prophète 2012 – De rouille et d'os 2018 – The Sisters Brothers
18. Manuel Flèche
Director | Une femme pour l'hiver
Manuel Flèche was born in 1958 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France. He is a director and writer, known for Une femme pour l'hiver (1988), Marie-Louise ou la permission (1995) and Wacko (1994).
1 project 1995 – Marie-Louise ou la permission
19. Sébastien Grall
Director | Les Milles
2 projects 1995 – Les Milles 1997 – Un petit grain de folie (TV Movie)
20. Didier Haudepin
Writer | Paco l'infaillible
1 project 1995 – Le plus bel âge...
2 projects 1995 – Le fils de Paul (TV Movie) 1996 – Le poteau d'Aldo (TV Movie)
22. Jérôme Enrico
Director | Le rat noir d'amérique
1 project 1996 – Échappée belle (TV Movie)
Director | Bluff
1 project 1996 – L'enfer vert (TV Movie)
25. Macha Méril
Actress | Profondo rosso
Macha Méril was born on September 3, 1940 in Rabat, French Protectorate in Morocco as Marie-Madeleine Gagarine. She is an actress and producer, known for Deep Red (1975), Belle de Jour (1967) and Vagabond (1985). She was previously married to Michel Legrand and Gian Vittorio Baldi.
1 project 1996 – Alla turca (TV Movie)
26. Edwin Baily
Director | Le silence des églises
1 project 1996 – D'amour et d'eau salée (TV Movie)
27. Yvon Marciano
Director | Emilie Muller
Yvon Marciano was born on February 13, 1953 in Marnia, Oran, France. He was a director and writer, known for Emilie Muller (1994), La part de l'ombre (1999) and La face cachée de la lune (1987). He died on November 23, 2011 in Nimes, France.
1 project 1996 – Le cri de la soie
28. Francis Girod
Director | Le bon plaisir
Francis Girod was born on October 9, 1944 in Semblançay, Indre-et-Loire, France. He was a director and actor, known for Le bon plaisir (1984), Passage à l'acte (1996) and L'enfance de l'art (1988). He died on November 19, 2006 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France.
3 projects 1996 – Passage à l'acte 2001 – Mauvais genres 2004 – Le pays des enfants perdus (TV Movie)
29. Marion Vernoux
Writer | Rien à faire
3 projects 1996 – Love, etc. 1999 – Rien à faire 2001 – Reines d'un jour
31. Luc Béraud
Writer | La petite voleuse
2 projects 1997 – La voisine (TV Movie) 2002 – Tous les chagrins se ressemblent (TV Movie)
32. Rachida Krim
Director | Sous les pieds des femmes
1 project 1997 – Sous les pieds des femmes
33. Jacques Monnet
Writer | C'est pas ma faute!
Jacques Monnet was born on January 18, 1934 in Concarneau, Finistère, France. He is an actor and writer, known for I Didn't Do It! (1999), La femme du cosmonaute (1997) and Signes extérieurs de richesse (1983).
2 projects 1997 – La femme du cosmonaute 1999 – C'est pas ma faute!
34. Patrice Leconte
Director | La fille sur le pont
1 project 1998 – 1 chance sur 2
36. Jean-Paul Salomé
Director | Arsène Lupin
1 project 1998 – Restons groupés
Director | Hostage
9 projects 1998 – Une minute de silence 2002 – Nid de guêpes 2005 – Hostage 2007 – L'ennemi intime 2012 – Cloclo 2016 – "Marseille" 20 ans 2016 – "Marseille" Homme de paille 2016 – "Marseille" Crocodile 2016 – "Marseille" Intox
38. Santiago Aguilar
1 project 1998 – Atilano, presidente
39. Luis Guridi
Director | Justino, un asesino de la tercera edad
1 project 1998 – Atilano, presidente
3 projects 1999 – Toni 1999 – Retour à Fonteyne (TV Movie) 2000 – Les ritaliens (TV Movie)
Director | Gwen, le livre de sable
Jean-François Laguionie was born on October 4, 1939 in Besançon, Doubs, France. He is known for his work on Gwen, the Book of Sand (1985), Louise by the Shore (2016) and Rowing Across the Atlantic (1978).
1 project 1999 – Le château des singes
42. Jérôme Foulon
Director | Les enfants du naufrageur
3 projects 1999 – Juliette (TV Movie) 1999 – N'oublie pas que tu m'aimes (TV Movie) 2002 – Une autre gemme (TV Movie)
43. Olivier Schatzky
Director | L'élève
1 project 1999 – Monsieur Naphtali
44. Olivier Langlois
Director | Jaune revolver
3 projects 1999 – Petits nuages d'été (TV Movie) 2001 – Campagnes (TV Movie) 2003 – Virus au paradis (TV Movie)
Actress | Le fabuleux destin de Madame Petlet
Camille de Casabianca was born on October 31, 1960 in Paris, France. She is an actress and director, known for Madame Petlet's True Story (1995), Thérèse (1986) and Pékin Central (1986). She has been married to Patrick Blossier since September 24, 1988. They have one child.
1 project 2000 – Vive nous!
Director | L'homme de Rio
Philippe de Broca born in 1933 worked as an assistant for Claude Chabrol and Francois Truffaut ( "Les 400 coups" aka "The 400 blows" ). From 1960 to 2004 he directed over 30 full-length feature films, including the highly successful adventure movies such as "That Man from Rio" (L'Homme de Rio) in ...
2 projects 2000 – Amazone 2002 – Madame Sans-Gêne (TV Movie)
47. Marleen Gorris
Director | Antonia
Marleen Gorris was born on December 9, 1948 in Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands. She is a director and writer, known for Antonia's Line (1995), Gebroken spiegels (1984) and A Question of Silence (1982).
1 project 2000 – The Luzhin Defence
48. Bruno Chiche
Director | Le pinceau à lèvres
Bruno Chiche was born on August 7, 1966 as Bruno Bauer Chiche. He is a director and actor, known for Le pinceau à lèvres (1990), Barnie et ses petites contrariétés (2001) and Je n'ai rien oublié (2010).
1 project 2001 – Barnie et ses petites contrariétés
50. Michael Raeburn
Director | Triomf
1 project 2001 – Home Sweet Home (Documentary)
51. Thomas Gilou
Director | Rai
Thomas Gilou was born on February 1, 1955 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a director and writer, known for Rai (1995), La vérité si je mens! (1997) and La combine de la girafe (1984).
6 projects 2002 – Paroles d'étoiles (TV Movie documentary) 2007 – Michou d'Auber 2016 – "Marseille" Face à Face 2016 – "Marseille" Liberté, Egalité, sans Pitié 2016 – "Marseille" A voté 2016 – "Marseille" La Lutte Finale
52. Edouard Niermans
Director | Poussière d'ange
1 project 2002 – "Sauveur Giordano" Noces de papier
Director | Demi soeurs
François-Régis Jeanne got his start by interviewing directors for TV (Sophia Coppola, Spike Lee, William Friedkin, Barry Levinson, Olivier Stone) He then directed a series of documentaries on French filmmakers like Michel Audiard, Francis Veber, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Fred Cavayé and Olivier Marchal ...
1 project 2002 – Michel Audiard et le mystère du triangle des Bermudes (Video documentary)
54. Stéphane Roux
Actor | Ratatouille
1 project 2002 – Michel Audiard et le mystère du triangle des Bermudes (Video documentary)
55. Isabelle Doval
Actress | Rire et châtiment
Isabelle Doval was born on October 15, 1962 in Tunis, Tunisia as Isabelle Françoise Huguette Pinelli. She is an actress and director, known for Laughter and Punishment (2003), My Very Best Friend (2007) and Mes plus beaux souvenirs (1998).
1 project 2003 – Rire et châtiment
57. Graham Guit
Director | Les kidnappeurs
1 project 2003 – Le pacte du silence
58. Xavier Giannoli
Director | Marguerite
Xavier Giannoli was born on March 7, 1970 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a director and writer, known for Marguerite (2015), L'interview (1998) and The Singer (Quand j'étais chanteur) (2006).
3 projects 2003 – Les corps impatients 2005 – Une aventure 2006 – Quand j'étais chanteur
59. Philippe Harel
Director | Le vélo de Ghislain Lambert
2 projects 2003 – Tristan 2005 – Tu vas rire, mais je te quitte
60. Sólveig Anspach
Director | Haut les coeurs!
Sólveig Anspach was born on December 8, 1960 in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. She was a director and writer, known for Haut les coeurs! (1999), The Aquatic Effect (2016) and Back Soon (2008). She died on August 7, 2015 in Drôme, France.
1 project 2003 – Stormy Weather
61. Peter Webber
Director | Girl with a Pearl Earring
A self-confessed cinephile, Peter Webber made his first short film, The Zebra Man, straight out of film school. He then worked as a film editor, beginning his association with Girl with a Pearl Earring producers Andy Paterson and Anand Tucker on Tucker's drama debut, Saint-Ex, starring Miranda ...
1 project 2003 – Girl with a Pearl Earring
Writer | Nationale 7
1 project 2003 – Les beaux jours (TV Movie)
63. Gilles Bourdos
Writer | Renoir
4 projects 2003 – Inquiétudes 2008 – Afterwards 2012 – Renoir 2017 – Espèces menacées
64. Jonathan Glazer
Director | Under the Skin
1 project 2004 – Birth
65. Alain Berbérian
Director | Six-Pack
Alain Berbérian was born on July 2, 1953 in Beyrouth, Lebanon. He was a director and writer, known for Six-Pack (2000), Paparazzi (1998) and Dead Weight (2002). He died on August 22, 2017 in Paris, France.
1 project 2004 – L'enquête corse
66. Mike Binder
Mike Binder was born in 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Creating 'The Upside of Anger' (2005), Reign Over Me (2007) and The Mind of the Married Man (2001). He is married to Diane Murphy. They have two children.
1 project 2005 – The Upside of Anger
67. 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 project 2005 – Casanova
68. Stephen Gaghan
Writer | Syriana
Stephen Gaghan was born on May 6, 1965 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is known for his work on Syriana (2005), Traffic (2000) and Gold (2016). He has been married to Minnie Mortimer since May 19, 2007.
1 project 2005 – Syriana
69. Matt Checkowski
Director | The Alibi
1 project 2006 – The Alibi
70. Kurt Mattila
Kurt Mattila, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, began his professional career by creating the haunting Precog dream sequences for Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report." He went on to direct the heist film "Lies And Alibis," written by Noah Hawley for Summit Entertainment followed by ...
1 project 2006 – The Alibi
Director | Richard III
Richard Loncraine has earned great acclaim for his work in film, television and commercials. He studied sculpture at the Central School of Art before attending the Royal College of Art Film School. He spent three years working for the BBC before moving into commercials. Since those days he has ...
2 projects 2006 – Firewall 2010 – The Special Relationship (TV Movie)
72. Francis Veber
Writer | Le dîner de cons
Francis Veber was born on July 28, 1937 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France. He is a writer and director, known for Le Dîner de Cons (1998), The Birdcage (1996) and Ruby & Quentin (2003). He has been married to Françoise Veber since January 11, 1964. They have two ...
1 project 2006 – La doublure
73. Stephen Frears
Director | Dangerous Liaisons
Stephen Frears was born on June 20, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Stephen Arthur Frears. He is a director and producer, known for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Philomena (2013) and The Queen (2006). He has been married to Anne Rothenstein since 1992. They have two children. He was ...
5 projects 2006 – The Queen 2009 – Chéri 2010 – Tamara Drewe 2013 – Philomena 2016 – Florence Foster Jenkins
74. John Curran
Director | Chappaquiddick
John Curran was born on September 11, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Chappaquiddick (2017).
1 project 2006 – The Painted Veil
75. Michel Royer
Director | Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac
1 project 2007 – Ségo et Sarko sont dans un bateau... (Documentary)
76. Ang Lee
Director | Wo hu cang long
Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ...
1 project 2007 – Se, jie
77. Zach Helm
Writer | Stranger Than Fiction
Zach Helm was born on January 21, 1975 in Santa Clara, California, USA as Zachary Emile Helm. He is a writer and director, known for Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) and Freezing People Is Easy.
1 project 2007 – Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
78. 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.
4 projects 2007 – The Golden Compass 2009 – The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2011 – A Better Life 2018 – Operation Finale
79. Jérôme Salle
Writer | Anthony Zimmer
4 projects 2008 – Largo Winch 2011 – Largo Winch II 2013 – Zulu 2016 – L'odyssée
80. David Fincher
Director | Se7en
David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials...
1 project 2008 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
81. Anne Fontaine
Writer | Coco avant Chanel
Anne Fontaine was born on July 15, 1959 in Luxembourg as Anne Sibertin-Blanc. She is an actress and writer, known for Coco Before Chanel (2009), The Innocents (2016) and Reinventing Marvin (2017). She is married to Philippe Carcassonne. They have one child.
1 project 2009 – Coco avant Chanel
82. Nora Ephron
Writer | Julie & Julia
Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), ...
1 project 2009 – Julie & Julia
83. Wes Anderson
Writer | Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an ...
4 projects 2009 – Fantastic Mr. Fox 2012 – Moonrise Kingdom 2014 – The Grand Budapest Hotel 2018 – Isle of Dogs
84. Roman Polanski
Director | Chinatown
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933.
His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...
5 projects 2010 – The Ghost Writer 2011 – Carnage 2012 – A Therapy (short) 2013 – La Vénus à la fourrure 2017 – D'après une histoire vraie
85. 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 ...
3 projects 2010 – The King's Speech 2014 – Jaguar: Rendezvous (short) 2015 – The Danish Girl
86. David Yates
Director | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
David Yates was born on October 8, 1963 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England. He is a director and producer, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and The Legend of Tarzan (2016).
2 projects 2010 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2011 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
87. Daniel Auteuil
Actor | Caché
Daniel Auteuil was born on January 24, 1950 in Algiers, Alger, France. He is an actor and director, known for Caché (2005), Jean de Florette (1986) and The Closet (2001). He has been married to Aude Ambroggi since July 22, 2006. They have one child. He was previously married to Emmanuelle ...
3 projects 2011 – La fille du puisatier 2013 – Marius 2013 – Fanny
88. 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 project 2011 – The Tree of Life
89. George Clooney
Actor | Michael Clayton
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and television host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney ...
3 projects 2011 – The Ides of March 2014 – The Monuments Men 2017 – Suburbicon
Producer | The Warriors
Currently, Laurent Bouzereau is the best-known home video/movie documentary filmmaker. His name has appeared in the closing credits for over 150 "making-of" documentaries and featurettes thus far, and he has only been in the business for 10 years as of 2005. It all started when he collected film ...
1 project 2011 – Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (Documentary)
91. Stephen Daldry
Director | The Reader
In 1989, Stephen Daldry worked as a freelance reader of unsolicited manuscripts for Literary Manager Nicholas Wright in the Scripts Department at the Royal National Theatre. In July of that year, he directed a Dadaist/expressionist production of "Judgement Day," a play by Odon von Horvath, at the ...
1 project 2011 – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
92. Matteo Garrone
Director | Gomorra
Matteo Garrone was born in Rome in 1968. He is the son of a theatre critic, Nico Garrone, and a photographer. In 1996 he won the Sacher d'Oro, an award sponsored by Nanni Moretti, with the short film Silhouette (1996), that became one of the three episodes of his first feature film Land in Between ...
2 projects 2012 – Reality 2015 – Il racconto dei racconti
93. Ben Affleck
Producer | Argo
American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...
1 project 2012 – Argo
94. Peter Ramsey
Director | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Peter Ramsey is the director of Dreamworks Animation's 2012 feature film "Rise Of The Guardians". He also directed the Halloween TV special, "Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space" as well as serving as a story artist on several of Dreamworks Animation's feature films. Prior to ...
1 project 2012 – Rise of the Guardians
95. Kathryn Bigelow
Director | The Hurt Locker
A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be ...
1 project 2012 – Zero Dark Thirty
96. 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 project 2014 – Godzilla
97. Morten Tyldum
Director | Hodejegerne
1 project 2014 – The Imitation Game
98. Angelina Jolie
Actress | Maleficent
Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who rose to fame after her role in Girl, Interrupted (1999), playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). Off-screen, Jolie has become ...
1 project 2014 – Unbroken
99. Wim Wenders
Director | Der Himmel über Berlin
Wim Wenders is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, which then was located in the British Occupation Zone of what became the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially as West Germany until ...
1 project 2015 – Every Thing Will Be Fine