Top 250 Directors, with Ranked Filmographies

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Ingmar Bergman
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July fourteenth, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions is the trilogy closed. Here...
“ Persona (1966)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
The Serpent's Egg (1977)
The Silence (1963)
Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
The Virgin Spring (1960)
Winter Light (1963)
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
The Passion of Anna (1969)
Shame (1968)
Prison (1949)
Summer Interlude (1951)
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Cries & Whispers (1972)
The Magician (1958)
Secrets of Women (1952)
Summer with Monika (1953)
A Lesson in Love (1954)
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Autumn Sonata (1978)
The Rite (1969)
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Port of Call (1948)
The Image Makers (2000)
Crisis (1946) ” - AssetsonFire
David Lynch
Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future director Jennifer Chambers Lynch shortly after he turned 21...
“ Blue Velvet (1986)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Twin Peaks (1990)
Eraserhead (1977)
The Elephant Man (1980)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Dune (1984)
Absurda (2007)
Premonition Following an Evil Deed (1995)
Inland Empire (2006)
The Straight Story (1999)
Lost Highway (1997)
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
The Grandmother (1970)
The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988)
The Three Rs (2011)
Dream #7 (2009)
The Alphabet (1968)
Wild at Heart (1990)
Lady Blue Shanghai (2010)
Darkened Room (2002)
Absurd Encounter with Fear (1967)
Six Figures Getting Sick (1966)
Hotel Room (1993)
The Amputee (1974) ” - AssetsonFire
Werner Herzog
Director, Grizzly Man
Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films.
“ Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972)
Woyzeck (1979)
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Lessons of Darkness (1992)
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Grizzly Man (2005)
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)
La Soufriere - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (1977)
Invincible (2001)
Wo die grunen Ameisen traumen (1984)
Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
Jag Mandir: Das exzentrische Privattheater des Maharadscha von Udaipur (1991)
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1998)
Glocken aus der Tiefe - Glaube und Aberglaube in Rußland (1993)
God's Angry Man (1981)
Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (1974)
My Best Fiend (1999)
Bad Lieutenant (2009)
Wings of Hope (2000)
Stroszek (1977)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Letzte Worte (1968)
Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten (1984)
Cobra Verde (1987)
Into the Abyss (2011)
On Death Row (2012)
Echoes From a Sombre Empire (1990)
Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)
Wheel of Time (2003)
Pilgrimage (2001)
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Heart of Glass (1976)
Werner Herzog Filmemacher (1986)
Wodaabe: Herdsmen of the Sun (1989)
No One Will Play with Me (1976)
Fata Morgana (1971)
Herakles (1962)
From One Second to the Next (2013)
How much Wood would a Woodchuck chuck... - Beobachtungen zu einer neuen Sprache (1978)
Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
Precautions Against Fanatics (1969)
The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967) ” - AssetsonFire
Roman Polanski
Director, The Pianist
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 before World War II began...
“ Chinatown (1974)
The Tenant (1976)
Bitter Moon (1992)
Frantic (1988)
Repulsion (1965)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The Ninth Gate (1999)
Tess (1979)
The Lamp (1959)
The Ghost (2010)
Carnage (2011)
Dwaj ludzie z szafa (1958)
A Toothful Smile (1957)
The Pianist (2002)
Oliver Twist (2005)
Morderstwo (1957)
Venus in Fur (2013)
Gdy spadaja anioly (1959)
Knife in the Water (1962)
Cul-de-sac (1966)
Break Up the Dance (1957)
A Therapy (2012)
GREED, a New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli (2009)
Pirates (1986)
Ssaki (1962)
The Fat and the Lean (1961) ” - AssetsonFire
Abbas Kiarostami
Abbas Kiarostami was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1940. He graduated from university with a degree in fine arts before starting work as a graphic designer. He then joined the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where he started a film section, and this started his career as a filmmaker at the age of 30...
“ Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
Close-Up (1990)
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Certified Copy (2010)
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Life and Nothing More... (1992)
The Experience (1973)
Hamsarayan (1982)
Through the Olive Trees (1994)
Like Someone in Love (2012)
Homework (1989)
Ten on 10 (2004)
Lebassi Baraye Arossi (1976)
The Traveler (1974)
Roads of Kiarostami (2006)
Ten (2002)
Zang-e Tafrih (1972)
The Report (1977)
Tickets (2005) [Segment]
The Bread and Alley (1970)
Two Solutions for One Problem (1975)
No (2010)
Be Tartib ya Bedoun-e Tartib (1981)
Shirin (2008)
Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013) [Segment]
Rangha (1976)
Five Dedicated to Ozu (2003) ” - AssetsonFire
Luis Buñuel
The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the university there, where his close friends included Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca...
“ Belle de Jour (1967)
Un Chien Andalou (1929)
The Young and the Damned (1950)
The Young One (1960)
The Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Tristana (1970)
Robinson Crusoe (1954)
Land Without Bread (1933)
Viridiana (1961)
Simon of the Desert (1965)
L'Age d'Or (1930)
Illusion Travels by Streetcar (1954)
The Milky Way (1969) ” - AssetsonFire
Alfred Hitchcock
Director, Psycho
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)...
“ Vertigo (1958)
Psycho (1960)
North by Northwest (1959)
The 39 Steps (1935)
Rear Window (1954)
Rebecca (1940)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Rich and Strange (1931)
Suspicion (1941)
Stage Fright (1950)
The Birds (1963)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
The Wrong Man (1946)
Rope (1948)
Marnie (1964)
Notorious (1946)
Young and Innocent (1937)
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Spellbound (1945)
I Confess (1953)
Saboteur (1942)
Frenzy (1972)
Lifeboat (1944)
Family Plot (1976)
Torn Curtain (1966)
Secret Agent (1936)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Juno and the Paycock (1930)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
The Farmer's Wife (1928) ” - AssetsonFire
Lars von Trier
Writer, Melancholia
Lars von Trier (the "von" was adopted during his stay at the Danish Film School) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1956. He graduated from the Danish Film School in 1983 with his short film Befrielsesbilleder ("Images of Relief"), which won the Best Film award at the Munich Film Festival the following year...
“ Breaking the Waves (1996)
Melancholia (2011)
Antichrist (2009)
Dogville (2003)
Nocturne (1980)
Medea (1988)
The Boss of It All (2006)
Nymphomaniac (2013)
The Five Obstructions (2003)
The Element of Crime (1984)
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
The Idiots (1998)
The Trip to Squash Land (1967) ” - AssetsonFire
Robert Altman
Director, Gosford Park
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...
“ McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
The Player (1992)
Short Cuts (1993)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
3 Women (1977)
Gosford Park (2001)
Thieves Like Us (1974)
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
Pret-a-Porter (1994)
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
MASH (1970)
Beyond Therapy (1987)
California Split (1974)
Fool for Love (1985)
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
Dr T and the Women (2000)
The Delinquents (1957)
Vincent & Theo (1990)
The Gingerbread Man (1998)
O.C. and Stiggs (1985) ” - AssetsonFire
“ The Piano Teacher (2001)
Hidden (Cache) (2005)
The White Ribbon (2009)
The Seventh Continent (1989)
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys (2000)
Fraulein (1986)
Lemminge, Teil 2 Verletzungen (1979)
Lemminge, Teil 1 Arkadien (1979)
The Time of the Wolf (2003)
Amour (2012)
Funny Games U.S. (2007)
Benny's Video (1992)
The Castle (1997) ” - AssetsonFire
Nicholas Ray
Nicholas Ray was born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle, Jr. in 1911, in small-town Galesville, Wisconsin, to Lena (Toppen) and Raymond Joseph Kienzle, a contractor and builder. He was of German and Norwegian descent. Ray's early experience with film came with some radio broadcasting in high school. He left the University of Chicago after a year...
“ Johnny Guitar (1954)
Bigger Than Life (1956)
Party Girl (1958)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
In a Lonely Place (1950)
Bitter Victory (1957)
They Live by Night (1948)
On Dangerous Ground (1952)
King of Kings (1961)
The James Brothers (1957)
Born to Be Bad (1950)
A Woman’s Secret (1949)
The Savage Innocents (1960)
Knock on Any Door (1949)
55 Days at Peking (1963)
The Racket (1951)
The Lusty Men (1952) ” - AssetsonFire
Artavazd Peleshian
Director, Mer dare
Creator of the "distange montage," Artavazd Peleshian, one of the key Soviet documentarians, removed the boundaries of feature and documentary films, editing both sequences as a real poetical unity. His "distange montage" was a new step in the development of film editing. Even his student works (The Earth of the People 1966 and the Beginning 1967) shot at VGIK...
“ We (1969)
End (1994)
Inhabitants (1970)
Life (1993)
The Seasons (1975)
Beginning (1967)
Our Century (1983)
Mardkants yerkire (1966)
Mountain Vigil (1964) ” - AssetsonFire
Stanley Kubrick
Director, The Shining
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...
“ 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The Shining (1980)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Paths of Glory (1956)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
The Killing (1956)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Spartacus (1960)
Lolita (1962)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Killer's Kiss (1955) ” - AssetsonFire
Carl Theodor Dreyer
The illegitimate son of a Danish farmer and his Swedish housekeeper, Carl Theodor Dreyer was born in Copenhagen on the 3th of February, 1889. He spent his early years in various foster homes before being adopted by the Dreyers at the age of two. Contrary to popular belief (perhaps nourished by the fact...
“ Vampyr (1932)
Day of Wrath (1943)
Ordet (1955)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
The Parson's Widow (1920)
Gertrud (1964)
Thorvaldsen (1949)
Michael (1924)
Storstromsbroen (1950) ” - AssetsonFire
Jean-Pierre Melville
Writer, Le Samouraï
The name "Melville" is not immediately associated with film. It conjures up images of white whales and crackbrained captains, of naysaying notaries and soup-spilling sailors. It is the countersign to a realm of men and their deeds, both heroic and villainous. It is the American novel, with its Ishmaels and its Claggarts a challenge to the European canon...
“ Army of Shadows (1969)
Le cercle rouge (1970)
Le Doulos (1962)
Le Samourai (1967)
Un Flic (1972)
Bob le Flambeur (1956)
Leon Morin, Pretre (1961) ” - AssetsonFire
Charles Chaplin
Writer, Modern Times
Charlie Chaplin, considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular "Little Tramp" character; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk...
“ The Kid (1921)
City Lights (1931)
Limelight (1952)
The Circus (1928)
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
The Gold Rush (1925)
Modern Times (1936)
The Great Dictator (1940)
The Immigrant (1917)
The Vagabond (1916)
One A.M. (1916)
A King in New York (1957)
A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)
His Musical Career (1914)
The Rink (1916)
The Rounders (1914)
His Trysting Place (1914) ” - AssetsonFire
Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano originally studied to become an engineer, but was thrown out of school for rebellious behavior. He learned comedy, singing and dancing from famed comedian Senzaburô Fukami. Working as a lift boy on a nightclub with such features as comic sketches and striptease dancing, Kitano saw his chance when a comedian suddenly fell ill...
“ Hana-bi (1997)
Boiling Point (1990)
Sonatine (1993)
Violent Cop (1989)
Zatoichi (2003)
Kikujiro (1999)
Dolls (2002)
Brother (2000) ” - AssetsonFire
Leos Carax
Director, Holy Motors
Leos Carax made several short films and also wrote film criticism, then at the age of 24 years made a very strong first feature Boy Meets Girl. The film played at the 1984 Cannes film festival and was a critical triumph. It paved the way for Carax's second feature Mauvais Sang (Bad Blood). That film was a giant step forward in the same direction that he was going in with his first film...
“ The Night is Young (1986)
Pola X (1999)
The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
Merde (2008)
Sans titre (1997)
Holy Motors (2012)
Boy Meets Girl (1984)
Gradiva (2014)
Naked Eyes (2006)
My Last Minute (2006)
Quelqu’un m’a dit (2003)
Tout le monde (2003)
Crystal (2005) ” - AssetsonFire
Akira Kurosawa
Writer, Yojimbo
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata. Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater creative freedom...
“ Seven Samurai (1954)
Ran (1985)
Throne of Blood (1957)
The Hidden Fortress (1958)
Ikuru (1952)
Rashomon (1950)
Sanjuro (1962)
Yojimbo (1961)
Red Beard (1965)
The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
The Quiet Duel (1949)
Stray Dog (1949)
Drunken Angel (1948)
Scandal (1950)
Kagemusha (1980)
The Men who Tread on the Tiger's Tale (1945)
No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)
One Wonderful Sunday (1947)
The Idiot (1951)
Sanshiro Sugata Part Two (1945)
Sanshiro Sugata (1943) ” - AssetsonFire
Michelangelo Antonioni
Writer, Blow-Up
Michelangelo Antonioni was born in 1912 into a middle-class family and grew up in bourgeois surroundings of the Italian province. In Bologna he studied economics and commerce while he painted and also wrote criticism for a local newspaper. In 1939 he went to Rome and worked for the journal "Cinema" studying directorship at the School of Cinema...
“ The Passenger (1975)
Il Grido (1957)
Blow Up (1967)
L'avventura (1960)
Red Desert (1964)
Chronicle of a Love (1950)
Le amiche (1955)
La Signora Senza Camelie (1953)
Lies of Love (1949)
L'eclisse (1962) ” - AssetsonFire
Fritz Lang
Director, M
He studied at the College of Technical Sciences of Vienna's Academy of Graphic Arts but unhappy with the career path chosen for him by his parents, he ran away to study art in Munich and Paris. He then spent many years travelling the world including Asia. In 1913, he returned to Paris to paint. When World War I began...
“ Scarlet Street (1945)
M (1931)
Moonfleet (1955)
You Only Live Once (1937)
Clash by Night (1952)
The Return of Frank James (1940)
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
The Woman in the Window (1944)
Metropolis (1927)
Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
Cloak and Dagger (1946)
House by the River (1950)
Western Union (1941)
Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)
Man Hunt (1941)
Rancho Notorious (1952)
Spies (1928)
The Big Heat (1953)
Ministry of Fear (1944)
I Shall Return (1950)
While the City Sleeps (1956)
Fury (1936)
You and Me (1938)
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) ” - AssetsonFire
Kenji Mizoguchi
Director, Ugetsu
Coming from a lower class family Mizoguchi entered the production company Nikkatsu as an actor specialized in female roles. Later he became an assistant director and made his first film in 1922. Although he filmed almost 90 movies in the silent era, only his last 12 productions are really known outside of Japan because they were especially produced for Venice (e.g...
“ Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)
Chikamatsu monogatari (1954)
A Geisha (1953)
The Lady from Musashino (1951)
Taira Clan Saga (1955)
Miss Oyu (1951)
The Woman in the Rumor (1954)
Flame of My Love (1949)
Joyu Sumako no koi (1947)
Women of the Night (1948)
Osaka Elegy (1936)
Asahi wa kagayaku (1929) ” - AssetsonFire
Anthony Mann
Director, El Cid
“ Man of the West (1958)
The Man from Laramie (1955)
The Naked Spur (1953)
Winchester '73 (1950)
Where the River Bends (1952)
Raw Deal (1948)
The Far Country (1954)
The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
He Walked By Night (1948)
El Cid (1961)
The Great Flamarion (1945)
Railroaded! (1947)
The Furies (1950)
The Last Frontier (1955)
Quo Vadis (1951)
The Black Book (1949)
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Thunder Bay (1953)
The Glenn Miller Story (1954) ” - AssetsonFire
Andrzej Zulawski
Writer, Possession
Born in Lvov, Ukraine; then he moved with his father Miroslaw Zulawski to Czechoslovakia and later to Poland. In the late 1950s, he studied cinema in France. In the 1960s, he was an assistant of the famous Polish film director Andrzej Wajda. His feature debut The Third Part of the Night was an adaptation of his father's novel...
“ Possession (1981)
Trzecia czesc nocy (1971)
On the Silver Globe (1988)
L'important c'est d'aimer (1975)
Diabel (1972)
Szamanka (1996)
The Public Woman (1984)
The Story of Triumphant Love (1969)
Pavoncello (1967)
L'amour braque (1985)
My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days (1989) ” - AssetsonFire
“ L'humanite (1999)
La vie de Jesus (1997)
Hadewijch (2009)
Outside Satan (2011)
Twentynine Palms (2003)
Flanders (2006)
Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013) ” - AssetsonFire
“ No Country for Old Men (2007)
Fargo (1996)
True Grit (2010)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Raising Arizona (1987)
A Serious Man (2009)
Barton Fink (1991)
Blood Simple. (1984)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Burn After Reading (2009)
The Ladykillers (2004)
World Cinema (2007)
Intolerable Cruelty (2003) ” - AssetsonFire
“ Epilogue (2005)
Fountain of Dreams (1984)
Samadhi (1967)
Allures (1961)
Light (1973)
Phenomena (1968)
Bop-Scotch (1952) ” - AssetsonFire
Wim Wenders
Director, Wings of Desire
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 reunification)...
“ Kings of the Road (1976)
Paris, Texas (1984)
The American Friend (1977)
The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty (1972)
Alice in the Cities (1974)
Lisbon Story (1994)
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Don't Come Knocking (2005) ” - AssetsonFire
Claude Chabrol
Director, La Cérémonie
French film director considered a master in the mystery genre. He is credited with starting the "nouvelle vague" French film movement.
“ Just avant la nuit (1971)
Le Boucher (1970)
La Ceremonie (1995)
The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Violette Noziere (1978)
A Story of Women (1988)
Alice ou la derniere fugue (1977)
Que la Bete Meure (1969)
Les Biches (1968)
The Bridesmaid (2004)
Wedding in Blood (1973)
Madame Bovary (1991)
Les bonnes femmes (1960)
The Nada Gang (1974)
The Flower of Evil (2003)
L'ivresse du pouvoir (2006)
Le Beau Serge (1958) ” - AssetsonFire
Peter Tscherkassky
Director, Outer Space
Born in 1958 in Vienna. 1979 - 84 stay in Berlin. Filmmaker since 1979. Studied philosophy. Doctoral thesis: ^ÓFilm as Art. Towards a critical aesthetics of cinematography^Ô (1985/86). 1989 National Art Award for Film. Teaches filmmaking at the Academy of Art, Linz. Founding member of Sixpack Film. Organized several international avant-garde film festivals in Vienna and international film tours...
“ Dream Work (2002)
Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine (2005)
Outer Space (2000)
Manufraktur (1985)
L'arrivee (1999)
Get Ready (1999) ” - AssetsonFire
Brian De Palma
Director, Scarface
Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the script writers Paul Schrader...
“ Carrie (1976)
Carlito's Way (1993)
Sisters (1973)
The Fury (1978)
Femme Fatale (2002)
Obsession (1976)
Scarface (1983)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Raising Cain (1992)
Body Double (1984)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Redacted (2007)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
The Untouchables (1987)
Casualties of War (1989)
Blow Out (1981)
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Mission to Mars (2000)
Greetings (1968)
Passion (2012)
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) ” - AssetsonFire
Marcel Carné
Marcel Carné, the son of a cabinet maker, entered the movies as the assistant of Jacques Feyder. At the age of 25 he directed his first movie Jenny. Colaborating with the writer Jacques Prévert, the decorator Alexandre Trauner, the musician and composer Maurice Jaubert and the actor Jean Gabin...
“ Les Enfants du Paradis (1945)
Le Quai des Brumes (1938)
Le Jour se Leve (1939)
Drole de Drame (1937)
Nogent, Eldorado du dimanche (1929) ” - AssetsonFire
“ Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Love Unto Death (1984)
Night and Fog (1955)
La vie est un roman (1983)
Private Fears in Public Places (2006)
Providence (1977)
Muriel ou Le temps d'un retour (1963)
Statues also Die (1953)
Le chant du Styrene (1959)
Toute la memoire du monde (1956)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
I Want to Go Home (1989)
Guernica (1950)
Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)
Melo (1986) ” - AssetsonFire
“ Clouds of May (1999)
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
Climates (2006)
Distant (2002)
Three Monkeys (2008)
Kasaba (1997)
Koza (1995) ” - AssetsonFire
Robert Bresson
Robert Bresson trained as a painter before moving into films as a screenwriter, making a short film (atypically a comedy), Public Affairs in 1934. After spending more than a year as a German POW during World War II, he made his debut with Angels of Sin in 1943. His next film, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne would be the last time he would work with professional actors...
“ Mouchette (1967)
A Man Escaped (1956)
Pickpocket (1959)
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
L’Argent (1983)
The Devil, Probably (1977)
The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
Angels of Sin (1943)
A Gentle Woman (1969)
Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
Lancelot of the Lake (1974)
Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971) ” - AssetsonFire
Shôhei Imamura
Director, The Eel
Imamura's father was a doctor. During the war, his father could not be drafted but his two brothers were. As a result, his eldest brother got killed in action. Imamura spent his youth in the middle of small-time hoods and prostitutes at a time when black market was rampant. He later enrolled in a technical school in Tokyo which he left for the Waseda university where...
“ Vengeance Is Mine (1979)
Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
Intentions of Murder (1964)
The Pornographers (1966)
Black Rain (1989)
The Insect Woman (1963)
Pigs & Battleships (1961)
The Eel (1997)
A Man Vanished (1967) ” - AssetsonFire
Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films...
“ Taxi Driver (1976)
Shutter Island (2010)
Goodfellas (1990)
The Big Shave (1968)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
After Hours (1985)
Cape Fear (1991)
The Departed (2006)
Kundun (1997)
Raging Bull (1980)
The King of Comedy (1983)
New York, New York (1977)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Mean Streets (1973)
The Color of Money (1986)
Casino (1995)
The Aviator (2004)
Hugo (2011)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Life Lessons (1989)
Shine a Light (2008) ” - AssetsonFire
Julio Medem
Director, Sex and Lucia
Julio Medem was born in San Sebastian in northern Spain. As a teenager Medem made short movies with a super-8 camera owned by his father. Some of those films are "El ciego" (1976), "El jueves pasado" (1977) and "Fideos" (1979.) Wanting to know more about the darkest corners of the human mind, Medem studied psychiatry...
“ La ardilla roja (1993)
Vacas (1992)
Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)
Sex and Lucia (2001)
La pelota vasca. La piel contra la piedra (2003)
Martin (1988)
Las seis en punta (1987)
La Tentación de Cecilia (2012) ” - AssetsonFire
Jean Renoir
Son of the famous Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste, he had a happy childhood. Pierre Renoir was his brother, and Claude Renoir was his nephew. After the end of World War I, where he won the Croix de Guerre, he moved from scriptwriting to filmmaking. He married Catherine Hessling, for whom he began to make movies; he wanted to make a star of her...
“ La Regle du Jeu (1939)
La Grande Illusion (1937)
Experiment in Evil (1959)
The Golden Coach (1952)
La Bete Humaine (1938)
Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
La Chienne (1931)
Partie de campagne (1936)
Underworld (1936)
The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)
Charleston Parade (1927)
La petite marchande d'allumettes (1928)
Swamp Water (1941)
The River (1951)
The Southerner (1945) ” - AssetsonFire
Gerald Kargl
Director, Angst
“ Angst (1983) ” - AssetsonFire
Sam Peckinpah
"If they move", commands stern-eyed William Holden, "kill 'em". So begins The Wild Bunch, Sam Peckinpah's bloody, high-body-count eulogy to the mythologized Old West. "Pouring new wine into the bottle of the Western, Peckinpah explodes the bottle", observed critic Pauline Kael. That exploding bottle...
“ Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
The Getaway (1972)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Cross of Iron (1977)
Guns in the Afternoon (1962)
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Major Dundee (1965)
Noon Wine (1966)
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
Junior Bonner (1972)
The Deadly Companions (1961) ” - AssetsonFire
Josef von Sternberg
Director, The Blue Angel
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...
“ The Blue Angel (1930)
The Docks of New York (1928)
Underworld (1927)
Blonde Venus (1932)
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
The Last Command (1928)
Shanghai Express (1932)
Morocco (1930)
The Devil is a Woman (1935)
Anatahan (1953)
Duel in the Sun (1946)
The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
Dishonored (1931)
Jet Pilot (1957) ” - AssetsonFire
Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer, Solaris
The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, Ivan's Childhood, which won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival...
“ The Sacrifice (1986)
Solaris (1972)
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)
The Mirror (1975)
Ubiytsy (1956) ” - AssetsonFire
“ Witness (1985)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Gallipoli (1981)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
The Last Wave (1977)
The Truman Show (1998)
Fearless (1993)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
The Way Back (2010)
Green Card (1990)
The Mosquito Coast (1986) ” - AssetsonFire
Michael Snow
Director, Wavelength
Central figure of the American avant-garde. An artist who made an isolated animated short, A to Z, Snow concentrated on his painting career until moving to New York in 1963. After attending avant-garde film screenings organized by critic-filmmaker Jonas Mekas and turning out a second film...
“ Wavelength (1967)
*Corpus Callosum (2002)
Sshtoorrty (2005)
Prelude (2000)
So Is This (1983) ” - AssetsonFire
“ The Woman Who Powders Herself (1972)
L'ange (1983)
Dejeuner du matin (1974)
Battements solaires (2008)
Le canard au l'orange (2002)
The Beach (1992)
Au bord du lac (1994) ” - AssetsonFire
Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Writer, The Assassin
Of the ten films that Hsiao-Hsien Hou directed between 1980 and 1989, seven received best film or best director awards from prestigious international films festivals in Venice, Berlin, Hawaii, and the Festival of the Three Continents in Nantes. In a 1988 worldwide critics' poll, Hou was championed as "one of the three directors most crucial to the future of cinema." Hou's birthplace...
“ Goodbye, South, Goodbye (1996)
A Summer at Grandpa's (1984)
Three Times (2005)
Dust in the Wind (1987)
Tong nien wang shi (1985)
A City of Sadness (1989)
In the Hands of a Puppet Master (1993) ” - AssetsonFire
Orson Welles
His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was seven) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr...
“ Citizen Kane (1941)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight (1965)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
F for Fake (1973)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
The Stranger (1946)
Journey Into Fear (1943)
The Hearts of Age (1934) ” - AssetsonFire
Jerzy Skolimowski
Born in Lódz, Poland, in 1938. Director, playwright, scriptwriter, and actor. Graduated in ethnology, literature and history from Warsaw University in 1959. Graduated from Lódz Film Academy in directing in 1962. Feature debut: _Identification Marks - None_ (Rysopis, 1964, scr., dir, act.), awarded in Warsaw 1964 and Arnhem 1965...
“ Essential Killing (2010)
The Shout (1978)
Bariera (1966)
Deep End (1970)
The Adventures of Gerard (1970)
Success Is the Best Revenge (1984)
King, Queen, Knave (1972)
Erotique (1960)
The Menacing Eye (1960) ” - AssetsonFire
“ Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Red Sorghum (1987)
A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)
Hero (2002)
The Flowers of War (2011)
House of Flying Daggers (2004) ” - AssetsonFire
Todd Solondz
Director, Happiness
Todd Solondz was born in Newark, New Jersey. One of his earliest jobs in the film industry was when, as a young man, he worked as a messenger for the Writers' Guild of America. During this time, he wrote several screenplays. Solondz's first color film with sync sound was the short "Schatt's Last Shot" (1985)...
“ Happiness (1998)
Storytelling (2001)
Life During Wartime (2009)
Palindromes (2004)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013) [Segment] ” - AssetsonFire
Hiroshi Teshigahara
Hiroshi Teshigahara was born the son of Sofu Teshigahara who was the founder of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana (flower arrangement). In 1950, he graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in oil painting. In 1958, he became the director of Sogetsu Art Centre and took a leading role in avant-garde activities in many fields of art...
“ The Face of Another (1966)
Pitfall (1962)
White Morning (1965)
Woman of the Dunes (1964)
The Man Without a Map (1968) ” - AssetsonFire
“ Un tranquillo posto di campagna (1968)
La classe operaia va in paradiso (1971)
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
The Tenth Victim (1965)
I giorni contati (1962)
A ciascuno il suo (1967)
Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973)
L’assassino (1961) ” - AssetsonFire
“ Sans Soleil (1983)
La Jetee (1962)
The Base of the Air Is Red (1977)
Le souvenir d’un avenir (2003)
Statues also Die (1953)
Le mystere koumiko (1967)
The Last Bolshevik (1993)
Si j'avais quatre dromadaires (1966)
2084 (1984)
Kino (2012)
Les astronautes (1959)
A.K. (1985)
Cat Listening to Music (1990)
An Owl Is an Owl Is an Owl (1990)
Junkopia (1981)
Zoo Piece (1990) ” - AssetsonFire
F.W. Murnau
Director, Nosferatu
Director. First was assistant to Max Reinhardt. Began making movies in Germany in 1919. Went to the USA in 1926.
“ Faust (1926)
Sunrise (1927)
Nosferatu (1922)
The Last Laugh (1924)
City Girl (1931)
Tartuffe (1925)
Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931) ” - AssetsonFire
David Cronenberg
Director, The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father's path) and for music (playing classical guitar until he was 12)...
“ Map to the Stars (2014)
The Fly (1986)
Videodrome (1983)
eXistenZ (1999)
Eastern Promises (2007)
A History of Violence (2005)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Scanners (1981)
Rabid (1977)
Spider (2002)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Camera (2000)
Cosmopolis (2012)
A Dangerous Method (2011)
Shivers (1975)
Crash (1996)
From the Drain (1967) ” - AssetsonFire
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...
“ The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Dracula (1992)
Twixt (2011)
The Conversation (1974)
Youth Without Youth (2007)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
The Rainmaker (1997)
Dementia 13 (1963)
Rumble Fish (1983)
The Outsiders (1983)
Gardens of Stone (1987)
The Terror (1963)
Life without Zoe (1989) ” - AssetsonFire
Pedro Almodóvar
Writer, Talk to Her
The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study filmmaking because he didn't have the money to afford it...
“ Talk to Her (2002)
The Skin I Live In (2011)
Broken Embraces (2009)
Live Flesh (1997)
All About My Mother (1999)
Tacones lejanos (1991)
Volver (2007)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)
Bad Education (2004)
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
The Cannibalistic Councillor (2009) ” - AssetsonFire
Michael Curtiz
Director, Casablanca
Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner Bros...
“ Mildred Pierce (1945)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Captain Blood (1935)
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
The Comancheros (1961)
Casablanca (1942)
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
Doctor X (1932)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) ” - AssetsonFire
“ Gonin (1995)
Kuro no tenshi Vol. 1 (1997)
A Night in Nude (1993)
Gonin 2 (1996) ” - AssetsonFire
“ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Queen Christina (1933)
Love Me Tonight (1932)
Blood and Sand (1941)
City Streets (1931)
Applause (1929)
The Song of Songs (1933)
Becky Sharp (1935)
Silk Stockings (1957) ” - AssetsonFire
“ The Circle (2000)
Crimson Gold (2003)
The Mirror (1997)
The White Balloon (1995)
Offside (2006)
This Is Not a Film (2011)
The Accordion (2010) ” - AssetsonFire
Nicolas Roeg
Director, Walkabout
When he made his directorial debut in 1970, Nicolas Roeg was already a 23-year veteran of the British film industry, starting out in 1947 as an editing apprentice and working his way up to cinematographer twelve years later. He first came to attention as part of the second unit on David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia...
“ Don't Look Now (1973)
Performance (1970)
Walkabout (1971)
Track 29 (1988)
Eureka (1983)
The Sound of Claudia Schiffer (2000)
The Witches (1990)
Castaway (1986)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Bad Timing (1980)
Puffball (2007) ” - AssetsonFire
John Duigan
Duigan emigrated to Australia in 1961, having been born to an Australian father. He is related to many Australian performers, being the husband of Nammi Le, brother of novelist Virginia Duigan (wife of director Bruce Beresford) and uncle of Trilby Beresford. Duigan studied at Melbourne University, graduating in 1973 with a Masters degree in Philosophy...
“ Flirting (1991)
Lawn Dogs (1997)
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
Sirens (1993)
The Parole Officer (2001) ” - AssetsonFire
John Boorman
Producer, Excalibur
John Boorman attended Catholic school (Salesian Order) although his family was not, in fact, Roman Catholic. His first job was for a dry-cleaner. Later, he worked as a critic for a women's journal and for a radio station until he entered the television business, working for the BBC in Bristol. There...
“ Excalibur (1981)
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Deliverance (1972)
Point Blank (1967)
Hell in the Pacific (1968)
The Tailor of Panama (2001)
Hope and Glory (1987)
The Emerald Forest (1986)
The Tiger's Tail (2006) ” - AssetsonFire
Charles Laughton
Actor, Spartacus
Charles Laughton was born on July 1, 1899 in Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Robert Laughton, a Yorkshire hotel keeper. His mother was a devout Roman Catholic of Irish ancestry. Laughton briefly attended Scarborough College, a local boys' school in his area before attending Stonyhurst College, an English Jesult school...
“ Night of the Hunter (1955) ” - AssetsonFire
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and even antigay...
“ The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971)
Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Fox and His Friends (1975)
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
Gods of the Plague (1970)
Love is Colder Than Death (1969)
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Das kleine Chaos (1966)
Der Stadtstreicher (1965)
Katzelmacher (1969) ” - AssetsonFire
“ La vie revee des anges (1998)
Julia (2008)
Le petit voleur (1999) ” - AssetsonFire
“ Under the Sand (2000)
Action verite (1994)
5x2 (2004)
Swimming Pool (2003)
Criminal Lovers (1999)
Sea the Sea (1997)
X2000 (1998)
In the House (2012)
Time to Leave (2005)
Sitcom (1998)
Potiche (2010)
Victor (1993)
8 Women (2002)
Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)
Photo de famille (1988) ” - AssetsonFire
Jacques Tourneur
Director, Out of the Past
Born in Paris in 1904, Tourneur went to Hollywood with his father, director Maurice Tourneur around 1913. He started out as a script clerk and editor for his father, then graduated to such jobs as directing shorts (often with the pseudonym Jack Turner), both in France and America. He was hired to run the second unit for David O. Selznick's A Tale of Two Cities...
“ Out of the Past (1947)
Night of the Demon (1957)
Days of Glory (1944)
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Berlin Express (1948)
Canyon Passage (1946)
Experiment Perilous (1944)
Cat People (1942)
Stranger on Horseback (1955)
Anne of the Indies (1951)
City Under the Sea (1965) ” - AssetsonFire
John Huston
An eccentric rebel of epic proportions, this Hollywood titan reigned supreme as director, screenwriter and character actor in a career that endured over five decades. The ten-time Oscar-nominated legend was born John Marcellus Huston in Nevada, Missouri, on August 5, 1906. His ancestry included English...
“ Wise Blood (1979)
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Key Largo (1948)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The African Queen (1951)
Freud (1962)
Moby Dick (1956)
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
The Unforgiven (1960)
The Dead (1987)
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Under the Volcano (1984)
The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
Beat the Devil (1953)
Escape to Victory (1981) ” - AssetsonFire
Woody Allen
Writer, Annie Hall
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
“ Annie Hall (1977)
Zelig (1983)
Manhattan (1979)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Love and Death (1975)
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Oedipus Wrecks (1989)
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Stardust Memories (1980)
Match Point (2005)
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Alice (1990)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Scoop (2006)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Small Time Crooks (1990)
Melinda and Melinda (2004)
Cassandra's Dream (2007) ” - AssetsonFire
Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti (A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian. Leone entered films in his late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in Italy (usually making Biblical and Roman epics...
“ Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964) ” - AssetsonFire
Robert Aldrich
Director, The Dirty Dozen
Robert Aldrich entered the film industry in 1941 when he got a job as a production clerk at RKO Pictures. He soon worked his way up to script clerk, then became an assistant director, a production manager and an associate producer. He began writing and directing for TV series in the early 1950s, and directed his first feature in 1953 (Big Leaguer)...
“ Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
The Last Sunset (1961)
Too Late the Hero (1970)
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Apache (1954)
Vera Cruz (1954)
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Autumns Leaves (1956)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Ulzana's Raid (1972)
The Big Knife (1955)
4 for Texas (1963)
Attack (1956) ” - AssetsonFire
Henry King
For more than three decades, Henry King was the most versatile and reliable (not to mention hard-working) contract director on the 20th Century-Fox lot. His tenure lasted from 1930 to 1961, spanning most of Hollywood's "golden" era. King was renowned as a specialist in literary adaptations (A Bell for Adano...
“ The Gunfighter (1950)
Captain from Castile (1947)
Jesse James (1939)
The Song of Bernadette (1943)
The Bravados (1958)
The Black Swan (1940)
Tol’able David (1921)
Twelve O'clock High (1949)
Carousel (1956)
The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) ” - AssetsonFire
Yasujirô Ozu
Director, Tokyo Story
Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first film the next year...
“ Late Spring (1949)
Tokyo Twilight (1957)
Good Morning (1959)
The Only Son (1936)
Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)
A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)
I Was Born, But... (1932)
Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
An Inn in Tokyo (1935)
A Straightforward Boy (1929)
Dekigokoro (1933) ” - AssetsonFire
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Mohsen Makhmalbaf is known as one of the most influential filmmakers and founders of the new wave of Iranian cinema in the world today. Many of his films like Salam Cinema, A Moment Of Innocence, Gabbeh, Kandahar and The President have been widely well received across the globe and have brought him over 50 international awards from the prestigious film festivals like Cannes, Venice, Locarno...
“ A Moment of Innocence (1996)
Salaam Cinema (1995)
Nassereddin Shah, Actor-e Cinema (1992)
The Cyclist (1987)
Gabbeh (1996)
Kandahar (2001)
The Silence (1998) ” - AssetsonFire
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), his best known works are the noir science fiction film Blade Runner (1982), crime drama Thelma & Louise (1991), historical drama and Best Picture Oscar winner Gladiator (2000)...
“ Alien (1979)
Blade Runner (1982)
Prometheus (2012)
Hannibal (2001)
Matchstick Men (2003)
Legend (1985)
The Counsellor (2013)
Body of Lies (2008)
Gladiator (2000)
American Gangster (2007)
A Good Year (2006)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
The Duellists (1977)
Robin Hood (2010)
G.I. Jane (1997)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) ” - AssetsonFire
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of Mad magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertisement...
“ Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)
Time Bandits (1981)
Brazil (1985)
The Meaning of Life (1983)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
The Crimson Permanent Insurance (1983)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Storytime (1968)
The Fisher King (1991)
The Zero Theorem (2013)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) ” - AssetsonFire
Ming-liang Tsai
Born in Kuching, Malaysia, he graduated from the Drama and Cinema Department of the Chinese Cultural University of Taiwan and worked as a theatrical producer and TV director. His second feature film, Vive L'Amour, won the Golden Lion (best picture) at the 1994 Venice Film Festival. His idiosyncratic oeuvre continues to enthrall audiences worldwide.
“ Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
The Hole (1998)
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)
The River (1997)
Vive L'Amour (1994)
What Time Is It Over There? (2001)
The Skywalk Is Gone (2003)
Journey to the West (2014)
Walker (2012)
Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003)
Fish, Underground (2001) ” - AssetsonFire
Raoul Walsh
Director, White Heat
Raoul Walsh's 52-year directorial career made him a Hollywood legend. Walsh was also an actor: He appeared in the first version of W. Somerset Maugham's "Rain" renamed Sadie Thompson opposite Gloria Swanson in the title role. He would have played the Cisco Kid in his own film In Old Arizona if an errant jackrabbit hadn't cost him his right eye by leaping through the windshield of his automobile...
“ White Heat (1949)
High Sierra (1941)
Distant Drums (1951)
The Tall Men (1955)
Pursued (1947)
Colorado Territory (1949)
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Sadie Thompson (1928)
The Road to Frisco (1940)
Dark Command (1940)
Murder, Inc. (1951)
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
Regeneration (1915)
Battle Cry (1955)
A Distant Trumpet (1962)
Sea Devils (1953)
Gun Fury (1953) ” - AssetsonFire
“ The Cranes are Flying (1957)
Jim Shvante (marili svanets) (1930)
I Am Cuba (1964)
Letter Never Sent (1959)
Nail in the Boot (1931) ” - AssetsonFire
“ The Leopard (1963)
La terra trema (1948)
Ludwig (1972)
Ossessione (1943)
Senso (1954)
Death in Venice (1971)
La caduta degli dei (Gotterdammmerung) (1969)
The Stranger (1967) ” - AssetsonFire
David Lean
An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon in 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding a job at Gaumont British Studios in 1927...
“ Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Great Expectations (1946)
Oliver Twist (1948)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Hobson's Choice (1954)
In Which We Serve (1942)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1956)
Brief Encounter (1945)
Blithe Spirit (1945)
This Happy Breed (1944) ” - AssetsonFire
“ A Farewell to Arms (1932)
Seventh Heaven (1927)
Moonrise (1948)
Street Angel (1928)
Lucky Star (1929)
Three Comrades (1938)
We Humans (1932)
The River (1929)
Mans Castle (1933)
Bad Girl (1931)
Secrets (1933)
The Pilgrim (1916)
The Spanish Main (1945)
After Tomorrow (1932)
Liliom (1930) ” - AssetsonFire
François Truffaut
François began to assiduously go to the movies at 7. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who becomes his protector. Bazin helped the delinquent Truffaut and also when he was put in jail because he deserted the army...
“ The Wild Child (1970)
The 400 Blows (1959)
L'histoire d'Adele H. (1975)
Stolen Kissess (1968)
Jules and Jim (1962)
Shoot the Pianist (1960)
Les Mistons (1957)
Antoine et Colette (1962)
Fahrenheit 451 (1966) ” - AssetsonFire
Michael Powell
Director, The Red Shoes
The son of Thomas William Powell & Mabel (nee Corbett). Michael Powell was always a self confessed movie addict. He was brought up partly in Canterbury ("The Garden of England") and partly in the South of France (where his parents ran an hotel). Educated at Kings School, Canterbury & Dulwich College he first worked at the National Provincial Bank from 1922 - 1925...
“ The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Black Narcissus (1947)
Peeping Tom (1960)
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
The Spy in Black (1939)
The Thief of Baghdad (1940)
Contraband (1940)
The Red Shoes (1948)
Ill Met by Moonlight (1957)
The Battle of the River Plate (1956)
'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)
Age of Consent (1969)
One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942)
The Edge of the World (1937) ” - AssetsonFire
Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May second, 1921. His father, Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University, he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie Pather Panchali won several International Awards and set Ray as a world-class director...
“ The World of Apu (1959)
Pather Panchali (1955)
Aparajito (1956)
Deliverance (1984)
The Big City: Mahanagar (1964)
The Music Room (1958)
Charulata: The Lonely Wife (1964)
The Visitor (1991)
Nayak: The Hero (1966)
The Coward (1965)
The Saint (1965)
Two (1965) ” - AssetsonFire
Ang Lee
Director, Life of Pi
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, and a Masters Degree in Film Production at New York University...
“ The Hulk (2003)
Life of Pi (2012)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Lust, Caution (2007)
The Ice Storm (1997)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Brokeback Mountain (2005) ” - AssetsonFire
“ Giornata near per l’ariete (1971)
Le orme (1975)
The Possessed (1965) ” - AssetsonFire
Alejandro Amenábar
Writer, The Others
Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Thesis. His film Open Your Eyes was a huge success in Spain and was distributed worldwide...
“ Open Your Eyes (1997)
The Sea Inside (2004)
The Others (2001)
Agora (2009) ” - AssetsonFire
“ The Mission (1986)
The Killing Fields (1984)
Goodbye Lover (1998)
Captivity (2007) ” - AssetsonFire
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
After studying drama in the arts institute, Jean Pierre Dardenne and his brother Luc made some videos about the rough life in blue-collar small towns in the Wallonie. After their meeting with filmmaker Armad Gatti and cinematographer Ned Burgess, they decided to enter in the movie business. In 1978 they shot their first documentary...
“ Rosetta (1999)
Two Days, One Night (2014)
The Silence of Lorna (2008)
The Child (2005)
La promesse (1996)
The Son (2002) ” - AssetsonFire
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Krzysztof Kieslowski graduated from Lódz Film School in 1969, and became a documentary, TV and feature film director and scriptwriter. Before making his first film for TV, Pedestrian Subway (The Underground Passage), he made a number of short documentaries. His next TV title, Personnel (The Staff)...
“ Dekalog: The Ten Commandments (1988)
Three Colours: Red (1994)
Three Colours: White (1994)
Blind Chance (1987)
A Short Film About Killing (1988)
A Short Film About Love (1988)
Three Colours: Blue (1993)
Camera Buff (1979)
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
Talking Heads (1980) ” - AssetsonFire
Howard Hawks
Director, The Big Sleep
What do the classic films Scarface, Twentieth Century, Bringing Up Baby, Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, Sergeant York, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Red River Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Rio Bravo have in common? Aside from their displays of great craftsmanship, the answer is director Howard Hawks...
“ The Big Sleep (1946)
The Big Sky (1952)
Rio Bravo (1959)
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
Red River (1948)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
His Girl Friday (1940)
You Can't Sleep Here (1949)
Twentieth Century (1934)
Barbary Coast (1935)
Rio Lobo (1970)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
El Dorado (1966)
Air Force (1943)
Monkey Business (1952)
The Outlaw (1943)
The Thing from Another World (1951)
Hatari! (1962)
Bringing Up Baby (1938) ” - AssetsonFire
“ Light Is Calling (2004)
Night Highway (1990)
Lost Avenues (1991)*
Decasia (2002)
Film of Her (1997)
Photo Op (1992) ” - AssetsonFire
“ Hai zi wang (1989)
Huang tu di (1985)
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Together with You (2002)
The Promise (2005) ” - AssetsonFire
Todd Haynes
Director, I'm Not There.
Todd Haynes was always interested in art, and made amateur movies and painted while he was still a child. He attended Brown university and majored in art and semiotics. After he graduated he moved to New York City and made the controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. The movie uses dolls instead of actors to tell the the story of the late Karen Carpenter...
“ Safe (1995)
Dottie Gets Spanked (1993)
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988)
Far from Heaven (2002)
Mildred Pierce (2011) ” - AssetsonFire
“ The Eve of Ivan Kupala (1968)
A Spring for the Thirsty (1965)
Naperekor vsemu (1974) ” - AssetsonFire
“ My Way Home (1978)
Comrades (1986)
My Childhood (1972)
My Ain Folk (1973)
Come Dancing (1971) ” - AssetsonFire