My 10 Favorite Directors

I have not seen any Hitchock Films and the only scorsesses film I saw was Shutter Island which I did like.
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1.
Steven Spielberg
Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer...
“ Jaws, Close Encounters, E.T., Jurassic Park, The Lost World, A.I. War of the Worlds, Saving Private Ryan, Tintin, The Color Purple, Empire of the Sun, Lincoln, War Horse, Shindler's list, Hook, The Terminal, Munich, Duel, Minority Report, Catch me if you can, and Indiana Jones. ” - kdnor2011
 
2.
Robert Zemeckis
A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone, 1941) and special effect vehicles (Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future)...
“ Back To the Future Trilogy, The Polar Express, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Flight, The Walk. ” - kdnor2011
 
3.
Christopher Nolan
Born in London in 1970, Christopher Nolan began making films at the age of seven years using his father's Super-8 camera and an assortment of male action figures. He graduated to making films involving real people, and his Super-8 surrealistic short 'Tarantella' was shown on P.B.S.' 'image union' in 1989...
“ Memento, Inception, Insomnia, The Prestige, The Dark Knight Rises, Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Interstellar, Following. ” - kdnor2011
 
4.
M. Night Shyamalan
Born in India but raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is the son of two doctors. His passion for filmmaking began when he was given a Super-8 camera at age eight, and even at that young age began to model his career on that of his idol, Steven Spielberg...
“ Signs, Sixth Sense, The Happening, Wide Awake, The Visit, Last Airbender, The Village, After Earth, Unbreakable, Lady in the Water. ” - kdnor2011
 
5.
James Cameron
Writer, Aliens
James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director...
“ Terminator, Terminator 2, Aliens, The Abyss, True Lies, Titanic, Avatar. ” - kdnor2011
 
6.
David Fincher
Director, Fight Club
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 and music videos after signing with N...
“ Seven, Social Network, Panic Room, Zodiac, Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, Fight Club, The Game, Gone Girl. ” - kdnor2011
 
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“ The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol The Iron Giant, Tomorrowland ” - kdnor2011
 
8.
Alfonso Cuarón
Writer, Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then immediately started to film everything he saw...
“ Harry Potter 3, Children of Men, Gravity. ” - kdnor2011
 
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“ MI 3, Super 8, Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Force Awakens, Cloverfield: Yeah I know he didn't direct it, but he's the reason the movie exists. ” - kdnor2011
 
10.
Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich is a German film director of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, Independence Day and The Patriot. Before fame, he originally wanted to be a production designer, but decided to be a director, after watching the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Emmerich began his career in his native Germany...
“ Independence Day, 2012, Godzilla, White House Down, The Day after Tomorrow, Stargate, Anomynous. ” - kdnor2011