Directors followlistby Jacopo-Boglio | created - 21 Jun 2011 | updated - 18 Dec 2011 | Public
1. David Lynch
Writer | Twin Peaks
Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future ...
2. Jim Jarmusch
Director | Broken Flowers
Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.
Ghost Dog, Broken Flowers...
Director | Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for...
Director | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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 ...
Se mi lasci ti cancello, L'arte del sogno, Be kind rewind...
5. 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 the ...
Essere John Malkovich, Nel paese delle creature selvagge
Composer | Upstream Color
Writer-director Shane Carruth, a former software engineer, burst onto the independent movie scene with his extremely low-budget science-fiction film Primer (2004) in 2004. Carruth also played one of the two leads in the film and composed its music. "Primer" won the Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred P...
Director | Triangle
Creep - il chirurgo, Triangle, Black Death...
8. Adam Green
Writer | Frozen
Adam Green is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and actor known for his success within the horror genre with films like the "Hatchet" franchise, "Frozen," and "Digging Up The Marrow." He is also the creator, writer, director, star, and show runner of the television comedy series "...
Director | Session 9
Session 9, L'uomo senza sonno
10. Joon-ho Bong
Writer | Okja
Memories of Murder, The host - Gwoemul, Tokyo!, Mother
11. Chan-wook Park
Director | Ah-ga-ssi
12. 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...
Donnie Darko, The Box
13. Vincenzo Natali
Director | Cube
Cube - Il cubo, Splice
14. Tarsem Singh
Director | The Fall
Indian director Tarsem Singh is the son of an aircraft engineer. He was educated at Bishop Cotton Boy's School in Shimla and relocated to the USA to study business at Harvard and, significantly, film studies at the Art Center College of Design in California. Upon graduating he embarked on a career ...
The cell - La cellula, The Fall
15. Alex Proyas
Director | Dark City
Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and ...
Dark City, Segnali dal futuro...
16. André Øvredal
Director | Trolljegeren
17. Christophe Gans
Director | Le pacte des loups
Born in 1960 in Antibes (in the South of France), Christophe Gans became crazy about movies at an early stage. As a teenager, he made a lot of samurai and kung fu super-8 films with his friends. At the end of the seventies, he founded the fanzine "Rhesus Zero" about B-movies. In 1980, he studied at...
18. Pascal Laugier
Director | Martyrs
19. Don Coscarelli
Writer | Bubba Ho-Tep
In much the same way that director George A. Romero creative output has been primarily centered around the highly successful "Dead" series of zombie films, then fellow fantasy director Don Coscarelli has for over two decades seen his universe swirling around the lesser successful, but equally cult,...
Phantasm, Bubba Ho-tep...
20. John Gulager
Director | Feast
John Gulager was born on December 19, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA as John Thompson Gulager. He is an actor and cinematographer, known for Feast (2005), Piranha 3DD (2012) and He Was a Quiet Man (2007). He has been married to Diane Ayala Goldner since 1986.
21. Ki-duk Kim
Writer | Bin-jip
He studied fine arts in Paris in 1990-1992. In 1993 he won the award for Best Screenplay from the Educational Institute of Screenwriting with "A Painter and A Criminal Condemned to Death". After two more screenplay awards, he made his directorial debut with Ag-o (1996). Then he went on to direct ...
22. Jee-woon Kim
Director | Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom
Two Sisters, I Saw the Devil
23. Sean Ellis
Writer | Cashback
Writer | Dai-Nihonjin
Hitoshi Matsumoto and his childhood friend Masatoshi Hamada teamed up as comedy duo Downtown. When they had their own TV shows in late 80s, they became phenomenal pop culture among young Japanese people. Unlike other comedy duos in Japan, they are still together, and they dominate prime time TV ...
Big Man Japan, Symbol
25. Sion Sono
Director | Ai no mukidashi
Shion Sono is a Japanese director, writer and poet. Born in Aichi Perfecture in 1961 he started his career working as a poet before taking his first steps in film directing. As a student he shot a series of short films in Super 8 and managed to make his first feature films in the late 80s and early...
Strange Circus, Hair Extensions, Love Exposure...
26. Hideo Nakata
Director | Honogurai mizu no soko kara
Ringu, Dark Waters
27. Takashi Shimizu
Director | Ju-on
Ju-on, The Grudge...
28. Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Director | Tokyo Sonata
Cure, Pulse - Kairo
Make_up_department | Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu
Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, Tokyo Gore Police
30. Colm McCarthy
Director | The Girl with All the Gifts
Colm McCarthy is a director best known for his work on Peaky Blinders, Sherlock and Endeavour. He was born in Edinburgh and has lived there as well as in Dublin and London. He is happily married and plays a grand total of eight musical instruments all appallingly badly.
He did not formally train in ...
31. Sheldon Wilson
Award-winning Canadian / US producer / writer / director Sheldon Wilson, recently directed "Kaw" for Reel One Entertainment and Sony Pictures. In addition to directing the movie, Sheldon also edited the film and supervised all the visual effects work on over 350 shots, completing a third of those ...
32. Fabrice du Welz
Director | Alléluia