here I list directors who should have been honoured with an oscar rather than the one who actually won
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance...
“ for "A Clockwork Orange" instead of William Friedkin for "The French Connection" & for "2001: A Space Odyssey" instead of Carol Reed for "Oliver!" ” - Fiennes-1
Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929, and wrote scripts for many German films until Adolf Hitler
came to power in 1933...
“ for "Some like it hot" instead of William Wyler for "Ben-Hur" & for "Witness for the Prosecution" instead of David Lean for "The Bridge on the River Kwai" ” - Fiennes-1
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino
, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old. In January of 1992...
“ for "Inglourious Basterds" instead of Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker" & for "Pulp Fiction instead of Robert Zemeckis for "Forrest Gump" ” - Fiennes-1
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892)...
“ for "Psycho" instead of Billy Wilder for "The Apartment" ” - Fiennes-1
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director. González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene or best director award at Cannes (2006)...
“ for "Babel" instead of Martin Scorsese for "The Departed" ” - Fiennes-1
“ for "Last Tango in Paris" instead of George Roy Hill for "The Sting" ” - Fiennes-1
“ for "Shakespeare in Love" instead of Steven Spielberg for "Saving Private Ryan" ” - Fiennes-1
, known for his creative stage direction, was born "Elia Kazanjoglous" in Istanbul in 1909 to Greek parents. He directed such Broadway plays as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". He directed the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire
and also films written for the screen...
“ for "East of Eden" instead of Delbert Mann for "Marty" & for "A Streetcar named Desire" instead of George Stevens for "A Place in the Sun" ” - Fiennes-1
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola
, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola
(née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated with a degree in drama from Hofstra University...
“ for "Apocalypse Now" instead of Robert Benton for "Kramer vs. Kramer" ” - Fiennes-1
“ for "Good Will Hunting" instead of James Cameron for "Titanic" ” - Fiennes-1
“ for "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?" instead of Fred Zinnemann for "A Man for all Seasons" ” - Fiennes-1
Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started exploring the art of exploring sound with the cheap tape recorders available at the time...
“ for "Gosford Park" instead of Ron Howard for "A Beautiful Mind" ” - Fiennes-1
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 Old Red Lion in London.
“ for "Billy Elliot" instead of Steven Soderbergh for "Traffic" ” - Fiennes-1
Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen
singer Gil Robbins
and actress Mary Robbins
(née Bledsoe). Robbins studied drama at UCLA, where he graduated with honors in 1981. That same year, he formed the Actors' Gang theater group...
“ for "Dead Man Walking" instead of Mel Gibson for "Braveheart" ” - Fiennes-1
“ for "Dead Poet's Society" instead of Oliver Stone for "Born on the 4th of July ” - Fiennes-1
“ for "The Crying Game" instead of Clint Eastwood for "Unforgiven" ” - Fiennes-1
Martin Scorsese directed landmark films such as the crime film Mean Streets (1973), the vigilante-thriller Taxi Driver (1976), the biographical sports drama Raging Bull (1980), the black comedy The King of Comedy (1983), and the crime films Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995), all of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro...
“ for "Good Fellas" instead of Kevin Costner for "Dances with Wolves" ” - Fiennes-1
Born in 1946 in Missoula, Montana, David Lynch was raised in small-town America. After high school, he went to Boston to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Shortly after that, he planned a three-year trip to Europe to work on his art, but didn't take to it and left after 15 days. In 1977...
“ for "Blue Velvet" instead of Oliver Stone for "Platoon" ” - Fiennes-1
“ for "On Golden Pond" instead of Warren Beatty for "Reds" ” - Fiennes-1
“ for "Love Story" instead of Franklin J. Schaffner for "Patton" ” - Fiennes-1
“ for "Mary Poppins" instead of George Cukor for "My Fair Lady" ” - Fiennes-1
Richard Brooks was an Academy Award-winning film writer who also earned six Oscar nominations and achieved success as a film director and producer. He was born Ruben Sax on May 18, 1912, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants. He graduated from West Philadelphia HS...
“ for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" instead of Vincente Minnelli for "Gigi" ” - Fiennes-1
William Wyler was an American filmmaker who, at the time of his death in 1981, was considered by his peers as second only to John Ford
as a master craftsman of cinema. The winner of three Best Director Academy Awards, second again only to Ford's four, Wyler's reputation has unfairly suffered as...
“ for "Roman Holiday" instead of Fred Zinnemann for "From Here to Eternity" ” - Fiennes-1
Josef von Sternberg
Josef von Sternberg split his childhood between Vienna and New York City. His father, a former soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, could not support his family in either city; Sternberg remembered him only as "an enormously strong man who often used his strength on me." Forced by poverty to drop out of high school...
“ for "Morocco" instead of Norman Taurog for "Skippy" ” - Fiennes-1
Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older brothers...
“ for "Sideways" instead of Clint Eastwood for "Million Dollar Baby" ” - Fiennes-1