The best Directors of the new generation.

I think that this are the greatest directors of the new generation, a few of them aren't well known but their jobs are still great, there is a continuation for this list
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1.
Christopher Nolan
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...
“ Top 3 Films:

1.- Memento
2.- Inception
3.- The Dark Knight

Honorable Mention: Insomnia ” - darkvlader
 
2.
“ Top 3 Films:

1.- Fargo
2.- No Country for Old Men
3.- Miller's Crossing

Honorable Mention: All of them movies ” - darkvlader
 
3.
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...
“ Top 3 Films:

1.- Seven
2.- The Fight Club
3.- Zodiac

Honorable Mention: The Social Network, The Game ” - darkvlader
 
4.
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...
“ Top 3 Films:

1.- Requiem for a Dream
2.- The Wrestler
3.- Black Swan

Honorable Mention: The Fountain ” - darkvlader
 
5.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making 8 mm films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting films on video and editing them from V.C.R. to V.C.R...
“ Top 3 Films:

1.- There Will be Blood
2.- Boogie Nights
3.- Magnolia

Honorable Mention: Punch-Drunk Love (ha, all of his films are here) ” - darkvlader
 
6.
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...
“ Top 3 Films:

1.- Pulp Fiction
2.- Reservoir Dogs
3.- Inglourious Bastards

Honorable Mention: Jackie Brown (Mostly likely all of his films) ” - darkvlader
 
7.
“ Top 3:

1.- 28 Days Later
2.- 127 Hours
3.- Transpotting

Honorable Mention: Sunshine ” - darkvlader
 
8.
“ Top 3:

1.- Hot Fuzz
2.- Shaun of the Dead
3.- Scott Pilgrim vs The World

(All the films again) ” - darkvlader
 
9.
Spike Jonze
Producer, Her
Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under...
“ Top 3:

1.- Beign John Malkovich
2.- Where the Wild Things Are
3.- Adaptation

(Again, all the films) ” - darkvlader
 
10.
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror film The Devil's Backbone (2001), and Pan's Labyrinth (2006), and more mainstream American action movies...
“ Top 3:

1.- Pan's Laberinth
2.- Hellboy
3.- Cronos

Honorable Mention: Devil's Backbone ” - darkvlader
 
11.
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...
“ Top 3:

1.- Sin City
2.- El Mariachi
3.- Roadracers

Honorable Mention: From Dusk Till Dawn, Planet Terror, Machete ” - darkvlader
 
12.
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...
“ Top 3 Films:

1.- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2.- The Science of Sleep
3.- Be Kind Rewind

Honorable Mention: Human Nature ” - darkvlader
 
13.
“ Top 3:

1.- District 9
2.- "
3.- "

(I hope an in a few years the list might grow) ” - darkvlader
 
14.
Duncan Jones
Director, Moon
“ Top 3:

1.- Moon
2.- Source Code
3.- "

Honorable Mention: Whistle [short]
(same as above) ” - darkvlader
 
15.
Shane Black
Considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the action genre, Black made his mark with his Lethal Weapon screenplay. He also collaborated on the story of the sequel, Lethal Weapon 2. Each successive script he turned in had a higher price attached it, from The Last Boy Scout to The Long Kiss Goodnight, and in between a re-write on the McTiernan/Schwarzenegger Last Action Hero script.
“ Top 3:

1.- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
2.- "
3.- "

(The same with Blomkamp, Death Note will difenetly his second best movie for me) ” - darkvlader
 
16.
“ Top 3:

1.- Narc
2.- Smokin' Aces
3.- The A-Team

(If he makes White Jazz and Killing Pablo those might take the last spots) ” - darkvlader
 
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...
“ Top 3:

1.- Kick-ass
2.- Layer Cake
3.- X-Men: First Class

Honorable Mention: Stardust ” - darkvlader
 
18.
Abel Ferrara
Director, Bad Lieutenant
Born in the Bronx, Ferrara started making amateur films on Super 8 in his teens before making his debut with violent exploitation films such as 'Driller Killer' and 'Ms.45'. Good reviews for the latter helped create his cult reputation, leading to larger budgets, studio funding and 'name' actors (Christopher Walken...
“ Top 3:

1.- The Bad Lieutenant
2.- Mary
3.- King of New York

Honorable Mention: check all his filmography ” - darkvlader
 
19.
Lars von Trier
Writer, Melancholia
Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime. A highly distinctive blend of film noir and German Expressionism with stylistic nods to Dreyer...
“ Top 3:

1.- The Element of Crime
2.- Dogville
3.- Europa

Honorable Mention: Antichrist, Heart of Gold trilogy ” - darkvlader
 
20.
“ Top 3:

1.- Three Kings
2.- The Fighter
3.- I Heart Huckabees

Honorable Mentions: Spanking the Monkey, Flirting with Disaster.

(Several of the recent projects which have been linked to him sound interesting, I hope that he can make them) ” - darkvlader
 
21.
“ Top 3:

1.- In Bruges
2.- "
3.- "

Honorable Mention: Six Shooter [short]
(He is finally making Seven Psychopats) ” - darkvlader
 
22.
Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie is an acclaimed producer, director and an Academy Award® winning writer. McQuarrie grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey and in lieu of college, he spent the first five years out of school traveling and working at a detective agency. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film...
“ Top:

1.- The Way of the Gun
2.-
3.-

(Apparently he is making One Shot, hope and i will be ready for the end of 2012.) ” - darkvlader
 
23.
Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon's successful film career has spanned over three decades and has showcased his wide range of dramatic and comedic talents. Dillon displayed his versatility with an arresting performance co-starring as a racist cop in the critically acclaimed Paul Haggis film Crash. This role earned him nominations for an Academy award...
“ Top:

1.- City of Ghosts
2.-
3.-

(Just like McQuarrie, is still unknown if he will ever direct again, but his only film so far is good.) ” - darkvlader
 
24.
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director...
“ Top 3:

1.- The Pledge
2.- Into the Wild
3.- The Crossing Guard

Honorable Mention: The Indian Runner

(Does anyone knowns wich will be his next directorial job?) ” - darkvlader
 
25.
“ Top 3:

1.- The Lookout
2.-
3.-

(Damn you Hollywood by not letting that great directors like him, McQuiarre and Dillon prospere.) ” - darkvlader
 
26.
James Gray
Writer/director James Gray made his first film Little Odessa at the age of twenty-five. The film, which starred Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Vanessa Redgrave and Maximilian Schell, received critical acclaim and was the winner of the Venice Film Festival's prestigious Silver Lion Award in 1994. Miramax Films released James Gray's second feature...
“ Top 3:

1.- Little Odessa
2.- The Yards
3.- We Own the Night

Honorable Mention: Two Lovers
(I hope and he'll make his next project soon.) ” - darkvlader
 
27.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Writer, Bronson
Writer, director, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970, to Anders Refn, a film director and editor, and Vibeke Winding (née Tuxen), a cinematographer. Just before he turned 11, in 1981, he moved to New York with his parents, where he lived out his teenage years. New York quickly became his city and soon began to shape Nicolas's future...
“ Top 3:

1.- Fear X
2.- Pusher Trilogy
3.- Bronson

Honorable Mention; all of his filmography. ” - darkvlader
 
28.
John Dahl
Director, Rounders
“ Top 3:

1.- The Last Seduction
2.- Red Rock West
3.- Kill me Again

Honorable Mention; Rounders, Joy Ride, You Kill me. ” - darkvlader
 
29.
Charlie Kaufman
Avid reader Charlie Kaufman wrote plays and made short films as a young student. He moved from Massapequa, New York to West Hartford, Connecticut in 1972 where he attended high school. As a comedic actor, he performed in school plays and, after graduation, he enrolled at Boston University but soon transferred NYU to study film...
“ Top 3:

1.- Synedoche, New York.
2.-
3.-

Notes: it's great that he is making Frank or Francis ” - darkvlader
 
30.
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...
“ Top 3:

1.- Brokeback Mountain
2.- Lust, Caution
3.- Ride With the Devil

Honorable Mentions: All of His Films. ” - darkvlader