World's Best Directors... Today!

This is my personal opinion... Just want to share it with people who think alike... Feel free to discuss all you want! :)
The list is basically made by their success! And I know, there are many more, but this is my first list, gimme a brake... :P
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Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends...
“ Is it even necessary to say what he has done? :)

1. Lord Of The Rings - trilogy
2. Heavenly Creatures
3. King Kong
4. Lovely Bones

If you haven't seen some of this movies... You must be living on another planet!

Won 3 Oscars. ” - steppy91
Christopher Nolan
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear story-telling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of film-making, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made...
“ All eyes are upon him. His every project is being closely monitored by a huge army of fans who love what he does. Here is something you should not miss! He has 5 movies in the Imdb 250 list! WOW!

1. Memento
2. Batman Begins
3. The Dark Knight
4. The Prestige
5. Inception

Eagerly awaiting for The Dark Knight Rises...

Nominated for 3 Oscars. ” - steppy91
Martin Scorsese
After serious deliberations about entering the priesthood - he entered a seminary in 1956 - Martin Scorsese opted to channel his passions into film. He graduated from NYU as a film major in 1964. Catching the eye of producer Roger Corman with his 1960s student films (including co-editing Woodstock)...
“ Maybe old school, but still has what it takes to make great movies! Here are some of my favorites:

1. The Last Temptation of Christ
2. Gangs Of New York
3. The Departed
4. Shutter Island

He announced to work on Sinatra... We will be watching.. :)

Won Oscar. ” - steppy91
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...
“ Father to so many iconic characters, you must know about. Always very creative and innovative. His best works (so far):

1. Aliens
2. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
3. Titanic
4. Avatar

These are really the movies that melt together many generations, and contribute the advance of movie technology.

Won 3 Oscars. ” - steppy91
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...
“ I just LOVE this man! :) simple as that! Not even one movie that he made was not a waste of time for me!

1. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
2. Schindler's List
3. Saving Private Ryan
4. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I gotta mention that I am very, very grateful for Band of Brother (my favorite TV series), and many more shows he produced! Also, Medal Of Honor games! Creative, creative, creative!

Won 3 Oscars. ” - steppy91
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham) on 30 November 1937. His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the UK and Europe before they eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to join Army (his...
“ Not much of a loud man... Just does his job well! I love many of his movies.

1. Alien
2. Blade Runner
3. Gladiator
4. Black Hawk Down
5. Robin Hood

Just for the record... I skipped too much of his work.. -.-

Nominated for 3 Oscars. ” - steppy91
Frank Darabont
Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High School...
“ Not a very rich and colorful director's career, but a successful one!

1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. The Green Mile
3. The Majestic
4. The Mist

I believe his next movie will start with a name "The..." :P

Nominated for 3 Oscars. ” - steppy91
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...
“ I may have missed his name in the papers, but on screen... Nope! :)
Take a look of some of his best works...

1. Alien³
2. Se7en
3. Fight Club
4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

One note... Zodiac was sooooo boring! :/

Nominated for 2 Oscars. ” - steppy91
Zack Snyder
Director, 300
Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and superhero films...
“ He tried in various genres... And he made it! :)

1. Dawn of the Dead (best zombie movie)
2. 300
3. Watchmen
4. Sucker Punch

I want Watchmen 2! pleeeeeeease? :) There is not much more to say... Just hit the theater when ever you hear he does a movie! ” - steppy91
Quentin Tarantino
Writer, Pulp Fiction
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...
“ Let's make it clear... I don;t like his movies! They are not my kinda thing.. But there are lot of people who say he is a great director, and when it comes to "knowing the movies", he really is a big dude! :)

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Kill Bill Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
3. Sin City (guest director)
4. Inglourious Basterds

Even I don't like him, I still watch his movies... That's gotta count! :D

Won Oscar. ” - steppy91