Best Directors

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1.
Christopher Nolan
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old...
“ Memento: 9/10
Batman Begins: 9/10
The Prestige: 10/10
The Dark Knight: 10/10
Inception: 10/10
Christopher Nolan: 10/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
2.
Clint Eastwood
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 stayed in high school until the comparatively late age of nineteen and worked menial jobs over a period of several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ Million Dollar Baby: 8/10
Gran Torino: 10/10
Invictus: 10/10
Hereafter: 8/10
Clint Eastwood: 9/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
3.
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...
“ Fellowship of the Ring: 10/10
Two Towers: 10/10
Return of the King: 10/10
King Kong: 8/10
District 9: 10/10
Peter Jackson: 9.5/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
4.
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...
“ Children of Men: 10/10
Harry Potter 3: 9/10
Alfonso Cuaron: 9.5/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
5.
Michael Bay
Producer, Transformers
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 The Divinyls...
“ Transformers: 10/10
Transformers 2: 8/10
Transformers 3: 7/10
Pearl Harbor: 8/10
Armageddon: 7/10
Michael Bay: 8/10

Movies have good effects and bad acting. Sound familiar? He's the Steven Spielberg/James Cameron of our time. If you love them, why do you hate him? ” - ASAx2345
 
6.
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...
“ Raiders of the Lost Ark: 10/10
ET: 9/10
Jaws: 8/10
Temple of Doom: 6/10
Jurassic Park: 5/10
Saving Private Ryan: 10/10
Minority Report: 1/10
Catch Me If You Can: 9/10
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: 2/10
Back to the Future: 8/10
Transformers: 10/10
Transformers 2: 8/10
Transformers 3: 7/10
Eagle Eye: 9/10
Hereafter: 8/10
Steven Spielberg: 7.5/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
7.
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...
“ The Shawshank Redemption: 9/10
The Green Mile: 9/10
Frank Darabont: 9/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
8.
Luc Besson
Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue and The Fifth Element, as an adolescent bored in school. He...
“ The Professional: 10/10
Transporter 3: 7/10
Taken: 9/10
Luc Besson: 9/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
9.
Michel Gondry
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 called Oui-Oui...
“ Eternal Sunshine: 10/10
Green Hornet: 8/10
Michel Gondry: 9/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
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“ Harry Potter 5: 10/10
Harry Potter 6: 6/10
Harry Potter 7.1: 7/10
Harry Potter 7.2: 9/10
David Yates: 8/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
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“ Star Trek: 10/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
12.
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...
“ The Social Network: 10/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
13.
Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films...
“ GoodFellas: 10/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
14.
Spike Lee
Director, Inside Man
Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended school in Morehouse College in Atlanta and developed his film making skills at Clark Atlanta University...
“ Do the Right Thing: 10/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
15.
Tom Hooper
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 King's Speech: 10/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
16.
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...
“ Inglorious Basterds: 8/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
17.
Matthew Vaughn
Producer, Kick-Ass
Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake, the fantasy epic, Stardust, the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass, and the superhero film, X-Men: First Class...
“ X-Men: First Class: 9/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
18.
Martin Campbell
Director, Casino Royale
Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro, the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed Vertical Limit, the film was well received by the critics and earned over $200 million in worldwide box-office sales...
“ Casino Royale: 9/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
19.
Richard Kelly
Writer, Donnie Darko
James Richard Kelly better known as Richard Kelly, is an American film director and writer, known for writing and directing the cult classic Donnie Darko in 2001. Kelly was born James Richard Kelly in Newport News, Virginia, the son of Lane and Ennis Kelly. He grew up in Midlothian, Virginia, where he attended Midlothian High School and graduated in 1993...
“ Donnie Darko: 10/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
20.
Milos Forman
Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in Buchenwald and his mother died in Auschwitz...
“ One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 8/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
21.
Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, credited as the inventor of "Spaghetti Western" genre. Leone's film-making style includes juxtaposing extreme close-up shots with lengthy long shots. His movies include the sword and sandal action films The Last Days of Pompeii and The Colossus of Rhodes...
“ The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 10/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
22.
Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming entered the film business as a stuntman in 1910, mainly doing stunt driving - which came easy to him, as he had been a mechanic and professional race-car driver. He became interested in working on the other side of the camera, and eventually got a job as a cameraman on many of the films of Douglas Fairbanks...
“ Wizard of Oz: 8/10 ” - ASAx2345
 
23.
Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic movies and, as a teenager, he even spent time doing graffiti art. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film...
“ The Wrestler: 9/10 ” - ASAx2345