A list of my 10 personal favorite directors. No particular order, just people whose work I enjoy watching. And ofcourse, this is just my opinion.
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...
“ Favorite films: Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Casino ” - YourArgumentIsInvalid
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...
“ Favorite films: Memento, Inception, The Dark Knight ” - YourArgumentIsInvalid
“ Favorite films: Fargo, No Country for Old Men, True Grit
P.S- Needless to say, his brother Ethan shares this spot with him ” - YourArgumentIsInvalid
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...
“ Favorite films: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds ” - YourArgumentIsInvalid
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)...
“ Favorite films: Bladerunner, Alien, Gladiator ” - YourArgumentIsInvalid
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...
“ Favorite films: Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Letters from Iwo Jima ” - YourArgumentIsInvalid
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...
“ Favorite films: Se7en, Fight Club, Social Network ” - YourArgumentIsInvalid
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...
“ Favorite films: Heat, The Last of the Mohicans, The Insider ” - YourArgumentIsInvalid
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...
“ Favorite films: Lord of the Rings trilogy
P.S- I think in the years to come, his Lord of the Rings trilogy will come to be remembered the same way we remember classics like the Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Back to the Future trilogies. ” - YourArgumentIsInvalid
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 especially fond of films with Vincent Price
“ Favorite films: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Sleepy Hollow, The Nightmare Before Christmas (I know that he didn't direct it, but it was HIS spark, HIS story, HIS characters, and HIS vision that brought it to life) ” - YourArgumentIsInvalid
“ Favorite films: The Usual Suspects, X-Men 2, Valkyrie ” - YourArgumentIsInvalid