The 10 Most Promising Rising Directors

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“ Lives of the Others was a true masterpiece. This guy's first movie is better than most directors' whole resumés. I hope this is the first of his many achievements. ” - elijah_bukreev
 
2.
“ In Bruges was an epic film. A director to watch! ” - elijah_bukreev
 
3.
“ I actually only saw (500) Days of Summer because all tickets to Inglourious Basterds had been sold out. I was expecting a regular romcom. I got a brilliant film, and a brilliant director to watch. ” - elijah_bukreev
 
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“ District 9 was amazing. Amazing as a stand alone film, but even more amazing considering it was his first movie. Let's see what else he has in store. ” - elijah_bukreev
 
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Tom Ford
Director, A Single Man
Tom Ford is an American fashion designer, film director, screenwriter and film producer. He gained fame as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. In 2006, Ford launched his own "Tom Ford" label. Ford directed the films A Single Man (2009) and Nocturnal Animals (2016), both films were Oscar-nominated...
“ He showed some great filmmaking skills with last year's A Single Man. I'm looking forward to his next work. ” - elijah_bukreev
 
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“ Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud made this year's adorable Despicable Me. I hear there's going to be a sequel. I hope they make it as good as the first, among many other cinematic gems! ” - elijah_bukreev
 
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“ After writing screenplays to movies like Minority Report, he made his directing debut with The Lookout, an intriguing little film. I'm sure he's not a one trick pony and will get better and better in the near future. ” - elijah_bukreev
 
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“ Phil Lord and Chris Miller made the cute animated movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. I'm sure I'm not the only one to want to see more of these guys' work. ” - elijah_bukreev
 
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“ As you may have guessed, I am a fan of animation. The movie Bolt might not be on the level of Pixar films, but, hey, what is? It was fun, and I would pay to see more of Byron Howard and Chris Williams' movies. Tangled doesnt look too good though. We'll see. ” - elijah_bukreev
 
10.
Duncan Jones
Director, Moon
“ In all honesty, I did not like Moon. It wasnt exactly a bad film, but i thought that, given the interesting premise, it could have been a whole lot better. I was disappointed by the final result, but I still thought this director had real talent. He seems to be the kind of person that learns on his mistakes, so I'm looking forward to what Mr. Jones does next. ” - elijah_bukreev