All Time Director Rankings

My IMDB rankings of Directors. I must have seen at least 4 movies by a director to make the list. I know there are some great directors not mentioned...but i have yet to see 4 of their movies. The average is their average rating that I have given them.
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1.
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...
“ 9 Movies Seen 8.6 Average

Hereafter 2010 7
Invictus 2009 8
Gran Torino 2008 9
Changeling 2008 9
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 8
Flags of our Fathers 2006 7
Million Dollar Baby 2004 10
Mystic River 2003 9
Unforgiven 1992 10
9 Movie Avg. 8.6 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
2.
Sam Mendes
Director, American Beauty
Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-years-old...
“ Away We Go 2009 9
Revolutionary Road 2008 9
Jarhead 2005 8
Road to Perdition 2002 8
American Beauty 1999 9
5 Movie Avg. 8.5 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
3.
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...
“ 10 Movies Seen- 8.4 Average

Shutter Island 2010 6
The Departed 2006 10
The Aviator 2004 9
Gangs of New York 2002 9
Bringing out the Dead 1999 7
Casino 1995 9
Cape Fear 1991 9
Goodfellas 1990 9
Raging Bull 1980 7
Taxi Driver 1976 9
10 Movie Avg. 8.4 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
4.
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 2009 9
Death Proof 2007 7
Kill Bill 2 2004 9
Kill Bill 2003 9
Jackie Brown 1997 8
Pulp Fiction 1994 9
Reservoir Dogs 1992 8
7 Movie Avg. 8.4 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
5.
“ Milk 2008 9
Last Days 2005 6
Elephant 2003 9
Finding Forrester 2000 8
Good Will Hunting 1997 10
5 Movie Avg. 8.4 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
6.
Alfred Hitchcock
Actor, Psycho
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892)...
“ Psycho 1960 9
Rear Window 1954 9
Dial M for Murder 1954 7
Rebecca 1940 8
4 Movie Avg. 8.3 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
7.
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...
“ Munich 2005 9
War of the Worlds 2005 7
The Terminal 2004 7
Catch Me if You Can 2002 8
Minority Report 2002 8
Saving Private Ryan 1998 10
Jurassic Park 2 1997 5
Schindler’s List 1993 10
Jurassic Park 1993 9
Jaws 1975 9
10 Movie Avg. 8.2 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
8.
Woody Allen
Writer, Annie Hall
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
“ You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 2010 8
Whatever Works 2009 8
Vicky Cristina Barcelona 2008 9
Cassandra’s Dream 2007 7
Scoop 2006 7
Match Point 2005 10
Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 9
Manhattan 1979 7
Annie Hall 1977 9
Sleeper 1973 8
10 Movie Avg. 8.2 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
9.
Stanley Kubrick
Director, The Shining
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance...
“ Eyes Wide Shut 1999 6
Full Metal Jacket 1987 9
The Shining 1980 8
A Clockwork Orange 1971 8
Dr. Strangelove 1964 9
Paths of Glory 1957 9
6 Movie Avg. 8.2 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
10.
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 before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition...
“ Avatar 2009 9
True Lies 1994 7
Terminator 2 1991 9
The Abyss 1989 8
The Terminator 1984 8
5 Movie Avg. 8.2 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
11.
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 2010 8
Benjamin Button 2008 9
Zodiac 2007 9
Panic Room 2002 6
Fight Club 1999 9
The Game 1997 6
Se7ven 1995 10
7 Movie Avg. 8.1 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
12.
Mike Nichols
Director, Closer
He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin...
“ Charlie Wilson’s War 2007 9
Closer 2004 8
Silkwood 1983 7
Carnal Knowledge 1971 7
The Graduate 1967 8
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966 9
6 Movie Avg. 8.0 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
13.
Robert Zemeckis
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, 1941) and special effect vehicles (Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future)...
“ Beowulf 2007 6
Cast Away 2000 9
What Lies Beneath 2000 8
Forrest Gump 1994 9
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 8
Back to the Future 1985 8
6 Movie Avg. 8.0 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
14.
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated with a degree in drama from Hofstra University...
“ The Godfather 3 1990 7
The Outsiders 1983 6
The Godfather 2 1974 9
The Godfather 1972 10
4 Movie Avg. 8.0 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
15.
Jim Sheridan
Jim Sheridan is a master story-teller, and an acclaimed film director of few films, but good films nevertheless. Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1949, Sheridan moved to America in 1982, meeting a man who invited him to run the Irish Arts Center. He found a place to live in Hell's Kitchen, New York City...
“ Brothers 2009 8
In America 2002 7
In the Name of the Father 1993 8
My Left Foot 1989 9
4 Movie Avg. 8.0 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
16.
Allen Hughes
Producer, From Hell
Albert and Allen Hughes began making movies at age 12, but their formal film education began their freshman year of high school when Allen took a TV production class. They soon made a short film entitled How To Be A Burglar and people began to take notice. Their next work, Uncensored videos, was broadcast on cable...
“ (Along With Brother Albert)
The Book of Eli 2010 7
From Hell 2001 8
Dead Presidents 1995 8
Menace II Society 1993 9
4 Movie Avg. 8.0 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
17.
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...
“ Inception 2010 8
The Dark Knight 2008 9
The Prestige 2006 7
Batman Begins 2005 8
Insomnia 2002 6
Memento 2000 9
6 Movie Avg. 7.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
18.
Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick is well-known for his heroic movies that include Glory, and the breathtaking works of art that include Legends of the Fall. Zwick has also been known for his thoughtfulness as a director, and for his record of working with television series and other films as a producer. Born in 1952...
“ Love & Other Drugs 2010 7
Defiance 2008 7
Blood Diamond 2006 9
The Last Samurai 2003 8
Legends of the Fall 1994 7
Glory 1989 9
6 Movie Avg. 7.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
19.
“ Valkyrie 2008 8
Superman Returns 2006 7
X2 2003 7
X-Men 2000 8
The Usual Suspects 1994 9
5 Movie Avg. 7.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
20.
Billy Wilder
Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929, and wrote scripts for many German films until Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933...
“ The Apartment 1960 7
Ace In The Hole 1951 7
The Lost Weekend 1945 8
Double Idemnity 1944 9
4 Movie Avg. 7.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
21.
Sidney Lumet
Director, 12 Angry Men
Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although his politics were somewhat left-leaning and he often treated socially relevant themes in his films...
“ Sidney Lumet
Before The Devil Knows You’re 2007 7
Serpico 1973 8
Fail-Safe 1964 8
12 Angry Men 1957 8
4 Movie Avg. 7.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
22.
Jon Favreau
Producer, Iron Man
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...
“ Iron Man 2 2010 7
Iron Man 2008 9
Elf 2003 7
Made 2001 8
4 Movie Avg. 7.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
23.
Tim Burton
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)...
“ Sweeney Todd 2007 8
Charlie and Chocolate Factory 2005 9
Planet of the Apes 2001 7
Ed Wood 1994 9
Edward Scissorhands 1990 6
Pee-Wee’s Bg Adventure 1985 7
6 Movie Avg. 7.7 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
24.
Roman Polanski
Director, The Pianist
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began...
“ The Ghost Writer 2010 8
The Pianist 2002 9
The Ninth Gate 1999 6
Frantic 1988 7
Tess 1979 8
Chinatown 1974 10
Rosemary’s Baby 1968 7
Dance of the Vampires 1967 6
8 Movie Avg. 7.6 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
25.
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...
“ Miracle at St. Anna 2008 6
Inside Man 2006 9
25th Hour 2002 8
Summer of Sam 1999 7
Do the Right Thing 1989 8
5 Movie Avg. 7.6 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
26.
Brian De Palma
Director, Scarface
Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the script writers Paul Schrader...
“ The Black Dahlia 2006 6
Mission Impossible 1996 7
The Untouchables 1987 9
Scarface 1983 9
Sisters 1973 7
5 Movie Avg. 7.6 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
27.
Robert Rodriguez
Producer, Grindhouse
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, none were as captivated as the 12-year-old Rodriguez...
“ Machete 2010 8
Planet Terror 2007 9
Sin City 2005 9
Once Upon a Time in Mexico 2003 7
The Faculty 1998 5
Desperado 1995 7
6 Movie Avg. 7.5 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
28.
Peter Berg
Producer, Lone Survivor
Peter Berg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His first role was in the Adam Rifkin road movie Never on Tuesday. He went on to star in the World War 2 film A Midnight Clear. Roles in Fire in the Sky and Cop Land followed, and the Tom Cruise films Collateral and Lions for Lambs...
“ Hancock 2008 6
The Kingdom 2007 9
Friday Night Lights 2004 8
The Rundown 2003 7
4 Movie Avg. 7.5 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
29.
Sam Raimi
Writer, Spider-Man 3
Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead. From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making movies with an 8mm camera...
“ Drag me to Hell 2009 6
Spiderman 3 2007 7
Spiderman 2 2004 8
Spiderman 2002 9
4 Movie Avg. 7.5 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
30.
Oliver Stone
Director, Platoon
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success. William Oliver Stone was born in New York City...
“ Wall Street 2 2010 7
W. 2008 8
World Trade Center 2006 8
Alexander 2004 5
Any Given Sunday 1999 6
U-Turn 1997 7
Natural Born Killers 1994 7
Born on the Fourth of July 1989 9
Wall Street 1987 8
Platoon 1986 9
10 Movie Avg. 7.4 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
31.
“ (Along with Brother Ethan)
True Grit 2010 8
A Serious Man 2009 8
Burn After Reading 2008 6
No Country For Old Men 2007 9
The Ladykillers 2004 6
Intolerable Cruelty 2003 6
The Big Lebowski 1998 8
Fargo 1996 8
8 Movie Avg. 7.4 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
32.
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...
“ Robin Hood 2010 6
Body of Lies 2008 7
American Gangster 2007 9
Kingdom of Heaven 2005 7
Black Hawk Down 2001 7
Gladiator 2000 9
Thelma and Louise 1991 7
7 Movie Avg. 7.4 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
33.
Michael Mann
Producer, Heat
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...
“ Public Enemies 2009 6
Miami Vice 2006 8
Collateral 2004 7
Ali 2001 6
The Insider 1999 8
Heat 1995 9
The Last of the Mohicans 1992 7
7 Movie Avg. 7.3 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
34.
Gore Verbinski
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 3 At World’s End 2007 6
Pirates 2 Dead Man’s Chest 2006 8
The Weather Man 2005 7
Pirates Curse of Black Pearl 2003 8
4 Movie Avg. 7.3 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
35.
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...
“ Black Swan 2010 8
The Wrestler 2008 9
The Fountain 2006 4
Requiem for a Dream 2000 9
Pi 1998 6
5 Movie Avg. 7.2 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
36.
M. Night Shyamalan
Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil obstetrician and gynecologist...
“ The Last Airbender 2010 6
The Happening 2008 6
Lady in the Water 2006 7
The Village 2004 9
Signs 2002 9
Unbreakable 2000 5
The Sixth Sense 1999 8
7 Movie Avg. 7.1 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
37.
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 2 2009 6
Transformers 2007 9
The Island 2005 7
Bad Boys 2 2003 5
Pearl Harbor 2001 6
Armageddon 1998 8
The Rock 1996 8
Bad Boys 1995 7
8 Movie Avg. 7.0 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
38.
Barry Levinson
Producer, Sleepers
Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he wanted to go to Los Angeles...
“ What Just Happened 2008 6
Man of the Year 2006 7
Sleepers 1996 8
Avalon 1990 6
Rain Man 1988 8
Good Morning Vietnam 1987 6
The Natural 1984 8
7 Movie Avg. 7.0 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
39.
Guy Ritchie
Director, Snatch
Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and unwatchable. At 15 years old, he dropped out of school and in 1995...
“ Sherlock Holmes 2009 7
RocknRolla 2008 8
Revolver 2006 6
Swept Away 2002 4
Snatch 2000 9
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking B. 1998 8
6 Movie Avg. 7.0 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
40.
Lilly Wachowski
Writer, The Matrix
Director, writer and producer Lilly Wachowski was born in 1967 in Chicago as Andrew Wachowski, the son of Lynne, a nurse and painter and Ron, a businessman. Lilly was educated at Kellogg Elementary School in Chicago, before moving on to Whitney Young High School. After graduating from high school, she attended Emerson College in Boston, but dropped out...
“ (Along with Brother Lana)
Matrix Revolutions 2003 6
Matrix Reloaded 2003 8
The Matrix 1999 9
Bound 1996 5
4 Movie Avg. 7.0 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
41.
Ron Howard
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...
“ The Dilemma 2011 4
Angels and Demons 2009 6
Frost/Nixon 2008 9
The Da Vinci Code 2006 6
Cinderella Man 2005 9
The Missing 2003 8
A Beautiful Mind 2001 9
Far and Away 1992 4
Backdraft 1991 7
9 Movie Avg. 6.9 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
42.
Tony Scott
Director, Top Gun
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...
“ Unstoppable 2010 6
The Taking of Pelham 123 2009 7
Déjà vu 2006 7
Domino 2005 5
Man on Fire 2004 8
Spy Game 2001 8
Crimson Tide 1995 7
True Romance 1993 7
The Last Boy Scout 1991 6
Beverly Hills Cop 2 1987 7
Top Gun 1986 7
11 Movie Avg. 6.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
43.
“ 127 Hours 2010 8
Slumdog Millionaire 2008 9
Millions 2004 7
The Beach 2000 6
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 3
Trainspotting 1996 8
6 Movie Avg. 6.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
44.
James Mangold
Producer, Logan
James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted, Walk the Line, which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma, The Wolverine, and Logan. Mangold also wrote and directed Cop Land, starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Liotta.
“ Knight & Day 2010 5
3:10 to Yuma 2007 7
Walk the Line 2005 9
Identity 2003 6
Girl Interrupted 1999 7
Cop Land 1997 7
6 Movie Avg. 6.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
45.
Steven Soderbergh
Director, Ocean's Eleven
Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children of Mary Ann (Bernard) and Peter Soderbergh. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to Baton Rouge...
“ Ocean’s 13 2007 7
Ocean’s 12 2004 6
Solaris 2002 3
Ocean’s 11 2001 9
Traffic 2000 9
Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989 6
6 Movie Avg. 6.7 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
46.
Brett Ratner
Producer, The Revenant
Ratner grew up in Miami Beach, the only child of a famous Jewish socialite mother. He attended Miami Beach Senior High and was President of the Leo Club in 1986. He was also a member of the "fraternity" Royal Palm. He attended NYU film school currently lives in a $3.6 M house in Beverly Hills. Ratner is also a good friend of Def Jam mogul Russell Simmons...
“ Rush Hour 3 2007 5
X3 The Last Stand 2006 7
After the Sunset 2004 7
Red Dragon 2002 8
Rush Hour 2 2001 7
5 Movie Avg. 6.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
47.
“ Law Abiding Citizen 2009 5
Be Cool 2005 7
The Italian Job 2003 8
A Man Apart 2003 6
Friday 1995 8
5 Movie Avg. 6.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
48.
Wes Craven
Director, Scream
Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision. Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on the Left, which he wrote...
“ Scream 4 2011 7
Red Eye 2005 7
Scream 3 2000 6
Scream 2 1997 5
Scream 1996 9
5 Movie Avg. 6.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
49.
Robert Redford
Actor, The Sting
Charles Robert Redford, Jr. was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Martha (Hart), from Texas, and Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, who was originally from Connecticut. He is of English, Scottish, Cornish, and Irish ancestry. Robert's mother died in 1955, the year after he graduated from high school...
“ Lions for Lambs 2007 7
Bagger Vance 2000 5
A River Runs Through it 1992 7
Ordinary People 1980 8
4 Movie Avg. 6.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
50.
“ Moonraker 1979 6
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 8
You Only Live Twice 1967 7
Alfie 1966 6
4 Movie Avg. 6.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
51.
“ Mr. and Mrs. Smith 2005 5
The Bourne Identity 2002 7
Go 1999 6
Swingers 1996 9
4 Movie Avg. 6.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
52.
Ang Lee
Director, Life of Pi
Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Masters Degree in Film Production at New York University...
“ Ang Lee^
Taking Woodstock 2009 6
Brokeback Mountain 2005 8
Hulk 2003 5
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 8
4 Movie Avg. 6.8 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
53.
Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, Independence Day and The Patriot. Before fame, he originally wanted to be a production designer, but decided to be a director, after watching the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Emmerich began his career in his native Germany...
“ The Day After Tomorrow 2004 6
The Patriot 2000 6
Godzilla 1998 5
Independence Day 1996 7
4 Movie Avg. 6.0 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
54.
John Singleton
Director, Four Brothers
Son of mortgage broker Danny Singleton and pharmaceutical company sales executive Sheila Ward and raised in separate households by his unmarried parents, John Singleton attended the Film Writing Program at USC after graduating from high school in 1986. While studying there, he won three writing awards from the university...
“ 2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 4
Rosewood 1997 6
Higher Learning 1995 6
Boyz n tha Hood 1991 8
4 Movie Avg. 6.0 ” - randell_carlton_green
 
55.
“ The Number 23 2007 4
Veronica Guerin 2003 7
Bad Company 2002 6
Batman Forever 1995 6
4 Movie Avg. 5.8 ” - randell_carlton_green