The best Directors of the new generation (2nd Part

by darkvlader | created - 14 Apr 2011 | updated - 14 Aug 2011 | Public

This is a continuation of my other list, see it here:

1. Richard Linklater

Director | Waking Life

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. ...

21 Top 3:

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

Honorable Mention: School of Rock, Slacker

2. Steven Soderbergh

Director | Sex, Lies, and Videotape

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 ...

22 Top 3:

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

Honorable Mention: Che, Solaris, Ocean's Trilogy, Sex. lies and a videotape.

3. Sam Mendes

Producer | Road to Perdition

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-...

Top 3:

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

Honorable Mention: American Beauty.

4. 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 ...

23 Top 3:

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

Honorable Mention: Point Break, The Hurt Locker.

5. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Producer | The Revenant

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 ...

24 Top 3:

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

Honorable Mention: Biutiful (too dark for my tastes)

6. Wes Anderson

Writer | Fantastic Mr. Fox

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 ...

25 Top 3:

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

Honorable Mention: Bottle Rocket, Fantastic Mr. Fox.

7. Nick Cassavetes

Actor | Face/Off

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 (1970) and A Woman Under the Influence (1974). After spending so much of his youth surrounded by the...

26 Top 3: 1.- Alpha Dog 2.- The Notebook (even if he doesn't like it) 3.- My Sister's Keeper

Honorable Mention: John Q

8. Tim Burton

Producer | Edward Scissorhands

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 ...

27 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)

9. Fernando Meirelles

Director | Blindness

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 ...

28 Top 3:

1.- City of God 2.- The Constant Gardener 3.- Blindness

10. José Padilha

Producer | Tropa de Elite

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 ...

29 Top 3:

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

(Hope that he can make a good remake of Robocop)

11. Chan-wook Park

Director | Ah-ga-ssi

Chan-wook Park was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for Ah-ga-ssi (2016), Thirst (2009) and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002).

30 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.

12. Albert Hughes

Director | The Book of Eli

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 ...

31 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)

13. 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 ...

32 Top 3:

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

Honorable Mention: Knowing.

14. 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 ...

33 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.

15. 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 (2004) and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence (2007), Death Sentence (2007), Insidious (2010)...

34 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

16. Sofia Coppola

Director | Lost in Translation

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 (2010), Lost in Translation (2003) and Marie Antoinette (2006). She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was ...

35 Top 3:

1.- Lost in Translation 2.- Somewhere 3.- The Suicide Virgins

17. 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...

36 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)

18. George Clooney

Actor | Up in the Air

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 television host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney ...

37 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)

19. James Cameron

Writer | Avatar

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 ...

38 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. )

20. Peter Berg

Writer | Very Bad Things

Peter Berg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His first role was in the Adam Rifkin road movie Never on Tuesday (1989). He went on to star in the World War 2 film A Midnight Clear (1992). Roles in Fire in the Sky (1993) and Cop Land (1997) followed, and the Tom Cruise films ...

39 Top 3:

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

Honorable Mention: Hancock

(what the hell everyone hates so much The Kingdom?)

21. 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 for the Planet of the Apes (2017). Reeves was born in in Rockville Center, New York and was childhood friends with director ...

41 Top 3:

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

(He might be able to go up in the future)

22. Rian Johnson

Director | Looper

Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age, he moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film Brick (2005) was released in 2005 and was ...

42 Top 3:

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

(i hope that with Looper he can go higher)

23. Mark Romanek

Director | One Hour Photo

Mark Romanek was born on September 18, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a director, known for One Hour Photo (2002), Never Let Me Go (2010) and Static (1985). He is married to Brigette Romanek.

Top 3:

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

(God Bless and he'll makes his next film soon)

24. James Mangold

Producer | Logan

James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted (1999), Walk the Line (2005), which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Wolverine (2013), and Logan (2017).

Mangold also wrote and directed Cop...

Top 3:

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

Honorable Mention: Girl Interrupted, Identity, Kate & Leopold

25. Roger Avary

Producer | The Rules of Attraction

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 ...

Top 3:

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

Honorable Mention: Glitterati

(I'll hope the he can make "Glamorama")

26. Paul McGuigan

Director | Lucky Number Slevin

Paul McGuigan was born on September 19, 1963 in Bellshill, Scotland. He is a director and producer, known for Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Wicker Park (2004) and Victor Frankenstein (2015).

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?)

27. Wayne Kramer

Writer | The Cooler

Wayne Kramer was born in South Africa, where he graduated from the Johannesburg School for Art, Drama and Music. His feature film debut came in 2003 with "The Cooler," a romantic drama set in Las Vegas and starring William H. Macy as a professional casino jinx and Maria Bello as the cocktail ...

Top 3:

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

(now that he is out of Headshot what is he making?)

28. John Hillcoat

Director | The Road

John Hillcoat was born in 1961 in Queensland, Australia. He is a director, known for The Road (2009), The Proposition (2005) and Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988).

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)