My favorite Directors (for my favorite movies)

by nenaguapa1995 | created - 21 May 2011 | updated - 22 May 2011 | Public

1. Gore Verbinski

Director | Rango

Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of ...

Mousehunt, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End, Rango

2. Rob Marshall

Director | Chicago

Rob Marshall was born on October 17, 1960 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Chicago (2002), Into the Woods (2014) and Nine (2009).

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Strange Tides

3. Jeff Lew

Visual_effects | X-Men

Jeff Lew is known for his work on X-Men (2000), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and Tron (2010).

Killer Bean Forever

4. Michael Bay

Producer | Armageddon

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls. His work won...

Transformers: The Dark Of The Moon

5. Joseph Kosinski

Director | Tron

Joseph Kosinski is a director whose uncompromising visual style has quickly made a mark in the filmmaking zeitgeist. His feature film debut, "Tron Legacy" for Walt Disney Studios, grossed over $400 million worldwide and was nominated for several awards including an Academy Award and a Grammy for ...

TRON:Legacy

6. Rob Letterman

Director | Monsters vs. Aliens

Rob Letterman is a director and writer, known for Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Shark Tale (2004) and Goosebumps (2015).

Monsters Vs. Aliens,Gulliver's Travels

7. Carlos Saldanha

Director | Rio

Carlos Saldanha is a Brazilian director of animated films. He was the director of Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) and Rio (2011), and the co-director of Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005).

Saldanha was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He left his hometown in 1991 to ...

Rio

8. Henry Selick

Director | Coraline

Henry Selick is a film director, specializing in films with stop-motion animation. He has formal training as an animator.

Selick was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, son of Charles H. Selick and Melanie Molan. He was mostly raised Rumson, New Jersey. As a child, Selick took up drawing as a hobby. He ...

Coraline

9. Eric Brevig

Visual_effects | Total Recall

Eric Brevig was born in 1957. He is known for his work on Total Recall (1990), Men in Black (1997) and Pearl Harbor (2001).

Journey to the Center of the Earth, Yogi Bear

10. Brad Silberling

Director | City of Angels

Brad Silberling was born on September 8, 1963 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is a producer and director, known for City of Angels (1998), A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) and Moonlight Mile (2002). He has been married to Amy Brenneman since September 30, 1995. They have two ...

Land of the Lost, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

11. Tom McGrath

Writer | Madagascar

Born on August 7, 1964. Hometown is Lynnwood, Washington. Most popular as Skipper of Madagascar movies & the TV show, Penguins Of Madagascar & was a voice actor for Shrek 3 as Gary, Monsters vs Aliens as Wilson, Megamind as Lord Scott, & a bit part in Puss In Boots as a bar thief as well as being a...

Megamind,Madagascar

12. Shawn Levy

Producer | Arrival

Shawn Levy was born on July 23, 1968 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a producer and director, known for Stranger Things (2016), Real Steel (2011), and the Night at the Museum franchise. He is the founder and principal of 21 Laps Entertainment. He is married to Serena Levy and they have four ...

Night At The Museum, Real Steel

13. Simon Wells

Director | The Time Machine

Simon Wells was born in 1961. He is known for his work on The Time Machine (2002), The Prince of Egypt (1998) and Flushed Away (2006).

Mars Needs Moms

14. 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 ...

Terminator, Avatar (AVTR)

15. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Artificial Intelligence: AI

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...

Indiana Jones, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

16. Raja Gosnell

Director | Big Momma's House

Raja Gosnell started his film career as an assistant editor in the late 1970s. His first credit as a film's main editor was the romantic comedy "The Lonely Guy" (1984), for director Arthur Hiller. During the 1980s, Gosnell served as editor in films directed by Tom Laughlin, David Worth, Bob Dahlin,...

Bervely Hills Chihuahua, The Smurfs

17. Gabor Csupo

Producer | Rugrats

Gabor Csupo is a Hungarian animator, film director, and producer. He has had a long career, but he is better known as the co-founder of animation studio Klasky Csupo. The other major co-founder was his business partner and wife Arlene Klasky.

Csupo was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1952. At the time ...

Bridge To Terabithia,The Secret Of Moonacre

18. Simon J. Smith

Director | Bee Movie

Simon J Smith is a 26 year computer graphics veteran with over 32 combined years of film, television, and post production experience in telling engaging stories with compelling characters. (Well, pardon me all over the place.) He is known mostly for his directing feature animation work at PDI/...

Shrek 4-D,Megamind: The Button Of Doom

19. Steven Lisberger

Writer | TRON

Steven Lisberger was born on April 24, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for TRON (1982), Tron (2010) and Animalympics (1980).

TRON

20. Mark Waters

Producer | (500) Days of Summer

Mark Waters was born on June 30, 1964 in Wyandotte, Michigan, USA as Mark Stephen Waters. He is a director and producer, known for (500) Days of Summer (2009), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) and The House of Yes (1997). He has been married to Dina Spybey-Waters since November 10, 2000.

The Spiderwick Chronicles, Mr. Popper's Penguins

21. Justin Lin

Producer | Better Luck Tomorrow

Justin Lin is a Taiwanese American film director whose films have grossed $2 billion worldwide. He is best known for his work on Better Luck Tomorrow, The Fast and the Furious 3-6 and Star Trek Beyond. He is also known for his work on television shows like Community and the second season of True ...

Fast Five

22. Michel Gondry

Director | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

He grew up in Versailles with a family who was very influenced by pop music. When he was young, Gondry wanted to be a painter or an inventor. In the 80s he entered in an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills and where he also met friends with whom he created a pop-rock band ...

The Green Hornet

23. Joe Johnston

Director | Captain America: The First Avenger

Joe Johnston was born on May 13, 1950 in Austin, Texas, USA as Joseph Eggleston Johnston II. He is a director, known for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), October Sky (1999) and The Rocketeer (1991).

Captain America: The First Avenger

24. 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 ...

Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'hoole

25. Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Director | Kung Fu Panda 2

Jennifer Yuh Nelson was born on May 7, 1972 in South Korea. She is known for her work on Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Kung Fu Panda (2008) and Dark City (1998).

Kung Fu Panda 2

26. Joe Nussbaum

Director | George Lucas in Love

Joe Nussbaum was born on January 10, 1973 in the USA. He is a director and producer, known for George Lucas in Love (1999), Sydney White (2007) and The Late Bloomer (2016). He has been married to Abby Seik since March 2003.

Prom

27. Sean McNamara

Producer | Hoovey

To capture the essence of Sean McNamara's skills as a Director, one need not look further than critics' reviews of his latest theatrical work on "Soul Surfer" for Tristar Pictures/FilmDistrict.

"Soul Surfer is the kind of sturdy, satisfying family drama that doesn't get made very often anymore. But ...

Soul Surfer

28. Jon Favreau

Producer | Chef

Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director.

The amiable, husky-framed actor with the ...

Iron Man,Elf

29. J.J. Abrams

Producer | Lost

J.J. Abrams was born on June 27, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Jeffrey Jacob Abrams. He is a producer and writer, known for Lost (2004), Star Trek (2009) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). He has been married to Katie McGrath since 1996. They have three children.

Super 8

30. John Whitesell

Director | The Guiding Light

John Whitesell is a director and producer, known for Guiding Light (1952), Big Momma's House 2 (2006) and The John Larroquette Show (1993).

Big Mommas:Like Father,like son

31. Frank Coraci

Director | Click

Frank Coraci is an American film Director, Writer and Actor best know for his work with Adam Sandler.

Coraci was born in Shirley, New York on Long Island. Coraci graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in Film. He has directed a number of ...

The Zookeeper

32. David Bowers

Director | Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

David Bowers was born in Cheshire, England. He is known for his work on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011), Flushed Away (2006) and Astro Boy (2009).

Astro Boy, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

33. Mike Newell

Director | Four Weddings and a Funeral

Attended Cambridge University. Three year training course at Granada Television, with intention of going into theatre. Graduated to directing TV plays, building strong reputation for work with David Hare, David Edgar, Hohn, John Osborne, Jack Rosenthal.

Prince Of Persia

34. Robert Rodriguez

Producer | El mariachi

Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent.

Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York (1981), none ...

Spy Kids, Shorts

35. Robert Zemeckis

Writer | Back to the Future

A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone (1984), 1941 (1979)) and special effect ...

A Chrismas Carol, Yellow Submarine