The best Directors of the new generation (2nd Part

This is a continuation of my other list, see it here:
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Richard Linklater
Director, Before Sunset
Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period...
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Top 3:

1.- A Scanner Darkly
2.- Before Sunset
3.- Dazed and Confused

Honorable Mention: School of Rock, Slacker ” - darkvlader
Steven Soderbergh
Director, Ocean's Eleven
Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children of Mary Ann (Bernard) and Peter Soderbergh. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to Baton Rouge...
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Top 3:

1.- Traffic
2.- Out of Sight
3.- The Good German

Honorable Mention: Che, Solaris, Ocean's Trilogy, Sex. lies and a videotape. ” - darkvlader
Sam Mendes
Director, American Beauty
Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-years-old...
“ Top 3:

1.- Road to Perdition
2.- Jarhead
3.- Revolutionary Road

Honorable Mention: American Beauty. ” - darkvlader
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 critiqued by people like Richard Serra...
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Top 3:

1.- Strange Days
2.- Near Dark
3.- Blue Steel

Honorable Mention: Point Break, The Hurt Locker. ” - darkvlader
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
His six feature films - Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel (comprising the "Death Trilogy"), Biutiful, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and The Revenant - have garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations and wins. In 2015, Iñárritu won the Academy Award for Best Director...
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Top 3:

1.- Amores Perros
2.- Babel
3.- 21 Gramos

Honorable Mention: Biutiful (too dark for my tastes) ” - darkvlader
Wes Anderson
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 event that he described as the most crucial event of his brothers and his growing up...
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Top 3:

1.- Rushmore
2.- The Royal Tenenbaums
3.- The Darjeeling Limited

Honorable Mention: Bottle Rocket, Fantastic Mr. Fox. ” - darkvlader
Nick Cassavetes
Director, The Notebook
Nick Cassavetes was born in New York City, the son of actress Gena Rowlands and Greek-American actor and film director John Cassavetes. As a child, he appeared in two of his father's films: Husbands and A Woman Under the Influence. After spending so much of his youth surrounded by the film industry, Cassavetes initially decided he did not want to go into the field...
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Top 3:
1.- Alpha Dog
2.- The Notebook (even if he doesn't like it)
3.- My Sister's Keeper

Honorable Mention: John Q ” - darkvlader
Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price)...
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Top 3:
1.- Edward Scissorhands
2.- Big Fish
3.- Batman Returns

Honorable Mention: Beetlejuice, Ed Wood, Batman.

(Please go back to make good films Tim, that's why you are so low) ” - darkvlader
Fernando Meirelles
Director, City of God
Fernando Meirelles was born in a middle class family in São Paulo City, Brazil. He studied architecture at the university of São Paulo. At the same time he developed an interest in filmmaking. With a group of friends he started producing experimental videos. They won a huge number of awards in Brazilian film festivals...
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Top 3:

1.- City of God
2.- The Constant Gardener
3.- Blindness ” - darkvlader
José Padilha
He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer and director of the Netflix original series Narcos, starring frequent collaborator Wagner Moura.
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Top 3:

1.- The Elite Squad
2.- The Elite Squad 2
3.- Bus 174

(Hope that he can make a good remake of Robocop) ” - darkvlader
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Top 3:

1.- Oldboy
2.- Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
3.- Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.

Honorable Mention: JSA, Thirst, I'm a Cyborg but Thats ok. ” - darkvlader
Albert Hughes
Producer, From Hell
Albert and Allen Hughes began making movies at age 12, but their formal film education began their freshman year of high school when Allen took a TV production class. They soon made a short film entitled How To Be A Burglar and people began to take notice. Their next work, Uncensored videos, was broadcast on cable...
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Top 3:

1.- Menace II Society
2.- Dead Presidents
3.- American Pimp

Honorable Mention: From Hell, Elli's Book.
(just like with Joel Coen on my first list, he represents both of them) ” - darkvlader
Alex Proyas
Director, Dark City
Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and Radio School along with Jane Campion and Jocelyn Moorhouse...
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Top 3:

1.- Dark City
2.- The Crow
3.- I, Robot

Honorable Mention: Knowing. ” - darkvlader
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...
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Top 3:

1.- Children of Men
2.- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
3.- Y tu mama tambien (though i didn't like it)

Honorable Mention: Great Expectations. ” - darkvlader
James Wan
Producer, The Conjuring 2
James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is an Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence, Death Sentence, Insidious, The Conjuring and Furious 7...
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Top 3:

1.- Saw (The original an the two secuel were good, the rest crap)
2.- Dead Sentence (Highly Underrated)
3.- Dead Silence

Honorable Mention: Insidous ” - darkvlader
Sofia Coppola
Writer, Somewhere
Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette. She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was previously married to Spike Jonze.
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Top 3:

1.- Lost in Translation
2.- Somewhere
3.- The Suicide Virgins ” - darkvlader
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 a younger brother...
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Top 3:

1.- Gone Baby Gone
2.- The Town
3.- "

(He actually is pretty good as a director, he is low because he is outbalanced by his carrer as actor) ” - darkvlader
George Clooney
Actor, Gravity
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 game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
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Top 3:

1.- Good Night, and Good Luck
2.- Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
3.- Leatherheads

(I don't like politcs in movies, but they are great, that why he is so low) ” - darkvlader
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 before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition...
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Top 3:

1.- Terminator 2
2.- The Terminator
3.- Aliens

Honorable Mention: True Lies, Titanic

(I didn't like Avatar that much, it's good but not as his other works, hope the sequels be better. ) ” - darkvlader
Peter Berg
Producer, Lone Survivor
Peter Berg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His first role was in the Adam Rifkin road movie Never on Tuesday. He went on to star in the World War 2 film A Midnight Clear. Roles in Fire in the Sky and Cop Land followed, and the Tom Cruise films Collateral and Lions for Lambs...
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Top 3:

1.- The Kingdom
2.- The Rundown
3.- Friday Night Lights

Honorable Mention: Hancock

(what the hell everyone hates so much The Kingdom?) ” - darkvlader
Matt Reeves
Writer, Let Me In
Born on April 27, 1966, Matthew Reeves is a writer, director and producer, known for his directorial work on Cloverfield (2008), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and War of the Planet of the Apes (2017). Reeves was born in in Rockville Center, New York and was childhood friends with director J.J.Abrams...
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Top 3:

1.- Let me in
2.- Cloverfield
3.- The Pallbearer

(He might be able to go up in the future) ” - darkvlader
Rian Johnson
Director, Looper
Rian Johnson was born in Maryland. At a young age, he moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from High school, he went on to attend University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film "Brick" was released in 2005 and was the building block (no pun intended) that launched his career...
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Top 3:

1.- Brick
2.- The Bloom Brothers
3.- "

(i hope that with Looper he can go higher) ” - darkvlader
“ Top 3:

1.- One Hour Photo
2.- Never Let me Go
3.- "

(God Bless and he'll makes his next film soon) ” - darkvlader
James Mangold
Producer, Logan
James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted, Walk the Line, which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma, The Wolverine, and Logan. Mangold also wrote and directed Cop Land, starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Liotta.
“ Top 3:

1.- Cop Land
2.- 3:10 to Yuma
3.- Walk the Line

Honorable Mention: Girl Interrupted, Identity, Kate & Leopold ” - darkvlader
Roger Avary
Writer, Pulp Fiction
Award-winning filmmaker Roger Avary first began experimenting in Beta I video and 8mm film formats during the late 1970s. In 1983, his Super-8mm supernatural thriller The Worm Turns won Best Film from the Los Angeles Film Teachers Association Film Expo. He went on to attend the Pasadena Art Center College of Design's prestigious film program alongside fellow directors Michael Bay and Tarsem Singh...
“ Top 3:

1.- Killing Zoe
2.- The Rules of Attraction
3.- "

Honorable Mention: Glitterati

(I'll hope the he can make "Glamorama") ” - darkvlader
“ Top 3:

1.- Gangster No.1
2.- Lucky Number Slevin
3.- Wicker Park

Honorable Mention: The Acid House, The Reckoning

(Does somebody knows if he is making another movie?) ” - darkvlader
Wayne Kramer
Director, Running Scared
Wayne Kramer was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He immigrated to the United States in 1986. His feature film breakthrough came in 2003, when he directed William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin and Maria Bello in "The Cooler." Baldwin went on to receive a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination, while both Baldwin and Bello received Golden Globe nominations...
“ Top 3:

1.- Running Scared
2.- The Cooler
3.- Crossing Over

(now that he is out of Headshot what is he making?) ” - darkvlader
“ Top 3:

1.- The Proposition
2.- The Road
3.- Ghosts of the Civil War

(i'm can't wait to see The Wettest country in the world) ” - darkvlader