Born in London in 1970, Christopher Nolan began making films at the age of seven years using his father's Super-8 camera and an assortment of male action figures. He graduated to making films involving real people, and his Super-8 surrealistic short 'Tarantella' was shown on P.B.S.' 'image union' in 1989...
“ memento and the batman series and inception made chris be number 1 cause they were all great movies the guy is a genuis ” - patman2010
“ layer cake was superb but when he made kick ass it blew the focking roof off cause it was so epic and his latest project x men first class has been given very good reviews so i think this guy is a brill director ” - patman2010
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...
“ t2 and true lies were great ” - patman2010
“ fast five was the best movie i have seen in a long time when it came out it got good reviews when it won the box office lin was offed terminator 5 and a sequel to fast five witch means this guy is climbing the ladder step by step and i think if he can make terminator and fast six great i think he will become a great director ” - patman2010
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...
“ indiana jones best trilogy ever shoudnt of made the 4th aliens focked it up ” - patman2010
Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay has a comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through their production company Gary Sanchez Productions...
“ great comedy director way better than judd aptow ” - patman2010
Brett Ratner is one of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers. His diverse films resonate with audiences worldwide and, as director, his films have grossed over $2 billion at the global box office. Brett began his career directing music videos before making his feature directorial debut at 26 years old with the action comedy hit Money Talks...
“ loved rush hour i love the way he blends action with comedy =) ” - patman2010
“ the fighter was really good lets hope the sequel is has good ” - patman2010
Tom Hooper was educated at one of England's most prestigious schools, Westminster. His first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old and shot on a Clockwork 16mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film. At age 18, he wrote, directed and produced the short film Painted Faces
, which premiered at the London Film Festival; it was released theatrically and later shown on Channel 4...
“ the kings speech was a movie that filled you with joy and this guy delivered it ” - patman2010
Ivan Reitman, as a producer and director, has created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and has worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's Animal House
, which introduced John Belushi
to American filmgoers...
“ in the 80's this guy was a good comedy director now this guy is making movies with aston kutcher were did it go wrong ” - patman2010
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
which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of all time ($135,600,000) and grossed over $1 billion dollars worldwide...
“ pirates 1,2,3 were good this guy did a great job ” - patman2010
Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow
“ hard target and face/off was amazing action movies woo thinks of great action sequences an a great story ” - patman2010
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller
and Anne Meara
. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism). It's not surprising that...
“ zoolander and tropic thunder were some of stillers best he hasn't directed that many but the ones he has have been very good i like stillers thinking of how a movie can be better by asking his co stars ” - patman2010
“ i thought this guy was a terrible director but looking back on his work the guy has done well for him self plus bad boys 1,2 are the best buddy cop movie ever people say he did crap on transformers 1,2 well he didn't the only mistake he made was casting shia lebeouf i think this guy is great and i hope he makes bad boys 3 ” - patman2010
Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott
. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British military...
“ the movies he has made are great ” - patman2010
“ this guy is the best comedy director ever he is a LEGEND ” - patman2010
A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch
. He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile
, in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief
starring James Caan
as a safe-cracker who falls under the spell of the mob...
“ good director done some great movies ” - patman2010
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the elder of two children in a middle-class family, Eastwood finished high school at the comparatively late age of 19 and worked odd jobs for several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ his movies kinda bore me but i had to put him on this list otherwise dumb ass people would be moaning saying WHY ISN'T CLINT EASTWOOD ON THIS YOU SUCK ” - patman2010
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson
, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent...
“ this guy is a *beep* LEGEND he is a brill director and i dont care what haters say about this guy he is still a great director/actor ” - patman2010
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)...
“ blade runner for me was EPIC this guy comes up with some great ideas ” - patman2010
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), cat-themed gift shop owner, 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
“ he has made some movies that were good and he has made some that are bad but overall he has done a great job and has become a top director =) ” - patman2010
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...
“ inglorious basterds was his best movie the others were stupid ” - patman2010
Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter born in 1930, and Frances (Harper) Branagh, also born in 1930. His brother, William Branagh Jr., was born in 1955 and sister, Joyce Branagh
, was born in 1970...
“ he made thor awesome plus he is a LEGEND =) ” - patman2010
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver...
“ star wars is a classic thanks to this guy he needs to make another star wars trilogy ” - patman2010
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films. Howard directed and produced "Cinderella Man" starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe...
“ good director i like his style ” - patman2010
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
“ if you read the clint eastwood comment thats the same with this guy ” - patman2010
“ made some decent movies ” - patman2010
“ toy story 1,2 were good he should of done 3 ” - patman2010
“ Shaun of the dead,hot fuzz were focking EPIC!!! this guy is a legend ” - patman2010
“ he make comedy great i think he is a good director ” - patman2010
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 tight...
“ cowboys and aliens looks great also he did a great job on iron man1,2 ” - patman2010