James Crump made his directorial debut at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival with Black White + Gray, featuring the influential and legendary curator and art collector Sam Wagstaff and artist Robert Mapplethorpe. The film began airing on the Sundance Channel in March 2008. In 2013 , Black White + Gray was named among Blouin ArtInfo's 20 Must-Watch Artist Documentaries...
Adrian Alejandro Cruz, born to a Puerto Rican father and Scottish mother, lived all over the world before graduating from the University of Southern California with dual degrees in Film and Theater. Cutting his teeth in the LA Theater scene as director, Adrian began working in the comic book industry first as editor (working with such authors and artists as Alan Moore...
Coming from a Mormon family in Utah, James Cruze was reportedly part Ute Indian. He worked as a fisherman to pay his way through drama school. Among his former wives were actresses Betty Compson
(also from Utah) and Marguerite Snow
. He was also married to Alberta McCoy (died on July 7, 1960), who is interred in the Columbarium at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (unmarked)...
Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia...
“ Bridge to Terabithia-(2007). ” - Dr-Faustus
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...
“ Y Tu Mama Tambien-(2001).
Children of Men-(2006).
Gravity-(2013). ” - Dr-Faustus
“ Dinner at Eight-(1933).
The Philadelphia Story-(1940).
A Star is Born-(1954).
Lust for Life-(1956)-(Co-director - uncredited). ” - Dr-Faustus
James "Shamus" Culhane was the only animator to work on all of the first four animated feature-length Walt Disney
cartoons. In a career that spanned six decades, he worked for 18 cartoon studios, including his own. In the mid-'0s his early hand-drawn animation was combined with computer animation for Disney films, including Aladdin
, The Lion King
, and Pocahontas
Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ground-breaking espionage program I Spy
Hanelle M. Culpepper
Hanelle M. Culpepper is an award-winning writer/director based in Los Angeles, where she operates her own production company, Hillview 798 Productions. Her filmmaking career began when she was selected for Bill and Camille Cosby's screenwriting program for African-American writers. Through the program...
Adamo P. Cultraro
Adamo Paolo Cultraro was born in Toronto, Canada and spoke only Italian in his youth. At an early age, Adamo displayed a flair for the arts, becoming an accomplished artist, prolific drawer, draftsman and wood carver. A true writer, Adamo wrote some of his first short stories at age six, and wrote a vampire novella at age ten that was way ahead of its time...
New York-born Irving Cummings began his career as an actor on the Broadway stage in his late teens, and appeared with the legendary Lillian Russell
's company. He entered films in 1909 as an actor, and became a very popular leading man in the early 1920s. He began directing at around that time, turning out mostly action films and an occasional comedy...
Although related to MGM head Louis B. Mayer
, Cummings started his career at the studio as a low-paid office boy. He worked his way up to script supervisor and assistant director, and was eventually placed in charge of the studio's short-subjects department, where he personally produced most (and directed several) of them...
A stage actress from her early teens, Grace Cunard made her Hollywood debut in 1910. She soon partnered with actor/director Francis Ford
at Univeral, where they began turning out serials. The films' success led to Cunard's nickname of "The Serial Queen," and by 1916 she and Ford were ranked among the most popular stars in Hollywood...
David L. Cunningham
David L. Cunningham is an international filmmaker known for striking visuals, authentic performances and dynamic subject matters. For more than two decades, Cunningham has directed big budget Studio films (Fox, Disney, ABC), experimental and pioneering independent features, as well as hard hitting documentaries...
Marta was born in Northern California and attended San Mateo High School Performing Arts. At the age of 14 she was dancing professionally with The Peninsula Ballet Theater, and was acting, singing, and dancing with The Pacific Light Opera. She majored in English at Georgetown University, then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the performing arts where worked as an actress...
Sean S. Cunningham
Like William Girdler, Oliver Hellman or even Ed Wood, Sean S. Cunningham had a successful career of starting films cheap and fast. Originally from New York, Cunningham had a vast knowledge of directing films and came to Hollywood. He started about the same time Wes Craven
did. Cunningham meets Craven and decided to make a comedy-romance film called Together
“ The Painted Veil-(2006). ” - Dr-Faustus
Frank Currier was born in Norwich, Connecticut on 4 September 1857 and died on 22 April 1928 in Hollywood, California (blood poisoning).He was once anointed "the dean of cinema actors" by Photoplay magazine. He was an American actor and director of the silent era. He appeared in 133 films between 1912 and 1928...
“ Love Actually-(2003). ” - Dr-Faustus
Simon Curtis began his directing career at the Royal Court Theatre, where he was Deputy Director to Max Stafford Clark and director of the Theatre Upstairs. His many productions there included the world premiere of Jim Cartwright's ROAD, which transferred to the Lincoln Center, New York. He has since worked extensively with BBC Television and Films...
Michael Curtiz was a Hungarian-born (as Mihaly Kertesz) American director who turned out some of the best-regarded films ever to come out of Hollywood. He received his diploma from the School for Dramatic Arts in Hungary in 1906. He then went to live in Pécs, then Szeged. He began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912...
“ Mystery of the Wax Museum-(1933).
The Adventures of Robin Hood-(1938).
Angels with Dirty Faces-(1938).
The Sea Wolf-(1941).
Yankee Doodle Dandy-(1942).
Mildred Pierce-(1945). ” - Dr-Faustus
R.J. Cutler is an American filmmaker, documentarian, television producer and theater director. His work includes the documentary films The War Room, A Perfect Candidate, Thin, The September Issue and The World According to Dick Cheney; the non-fiction television series American High, Freshman Diaries and 30 Days; the prime time drama series Nashville; and the feature film If I Stay...
Graham Cutts' career in the film industry began in 1909, when he became a film exhibitor. It wasn't long before he got involved in the production end of the business, and became a director in 1922. He was a co-founder of the prestigious studio Gainsborough Films, and while at Gainsborough guided the career of matinée idol Ivor Novello
“ [D]: ” - Dr-Faustus
Joe D'Amato was born Aristide Massaccesi on December 15, 1936, in Rome, Italy. At age 14 he began working for his father, a chief electrician and later the founder of the company A.C.M. By going to school in the daytime, Massaccesi worked afternoons part-time as a stagehand and stage cameraman around various film sets...
Tamela D'Amico is an American jazz singer, actress, and filmmaker who started her own production company, La Strega Entertainment, to create vehicles for the many facets of her career. Tamela recorded her debut album Got A Little Story, executive-produced by actor-producer Peter Krause (Parenthood...
Krishna DK is an award-winning US-based filmmaker of Indian origin. He partners with Raj Nidimoru in writing, directing and producing films. Their first feature, Flavours, won rave reviews from around the world and is a cult hit, especially among Indian expatriates around the world. The film won a host of awards and was an official entry at over a dozen prestigious international film festivals...
Philadelphia-born Morton DaCosta started his career as a stage actor in 1942, and by 1950 had become a respected stage director, both in stock theater and on Broadway. His short film career consisted of a pair of successful adaptations of Broadway successes, ("The Music Man" and "Auntie Mame") and one less successful film ("Island of Love"), after which he returned to his first love, the stage.
“ La Vie en Rose-(2007). ” - Dr-Faustus
“ The Last Seduction-(1994). ” - Dr-Faustus
In 1989, Stephen Daldry worked as a freelance reader of unsolicited manuscripts for Literary Manager Nicholas Wright in the Scripts Department at the Royal National Theatre. In July of that year, he directed a Dadaist/expressionist production of "Judgement Day," a play by Odon von Horvath, at the Old Red Lion in London.
“ Billy Elliot-(2000).
The Reader-(2008). ” - Dr-Faustus
Holly Dale is one of Canada's premiere film and television directors who has been making award-winning television and cinema for the past twenty-five years. She exhibits great versatility in her craft directing Television Pilots, Series, and Movies of the Week, as well as numerous Commercials, Documentaries...
“ What Have You Done to Solange?-(1972). ” - Dr-Faustus
Most widely-known for his eighteen-year-run as "Danny Romalotti" on the number one-rated daytime drama, The Young and the Restless
, Michael Damian has reached an audience of over 100 million around the world. In the feature film arena, he recently landed two co-starring roles in the films, Justice
, a crime/drama starring Jim Belushi
and JoBeth Williams
“ A Bullet for the General-(1966). ” - Dr-Faustus
Georgi Daneliya was born on August 25, 1930 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Since 1939 the family lived in Moscow, where Danelia's father was the chief engineer for the Moscow Underground Metro System. Daneliya's father became a decorated WWII General, specializing in construction of underground bunkers for the Soviet Government...
Served in the Polish underground during WWII; was captured and interred in a German workcamp until rescued by Patton's forces; studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in post-WWII London; started the Professional Actors Workshop in New York City, Los Angeles, and Provo, UT; former students include James Earl Jones, Martin Sheen, Sigourney Weaver, Mercedes Ruehl and Ralph Waite.
Lee Daniels gave his parents an early Christmas present when he entered the world on December 24, 1959; unfortunately, the Philadelphia native was to have a difficult relationship with his police officer father who later reacted violently to his son's sexuality. Despite the brutality of his childhood...
“ Precious-(2009). ” - Dr-Faustus
Writer/Director Brian Dannelly was born in Wurtzburg, Germany and spent his early years in Lederhosen skiing and climbing the cheese and sausage strewn hills of Bavaria and putting on elaborate puppet shows with puppets he designed with his grandmother. At the age of 11 his family relocated to a suburb of Baltimore Maryland...
Michelle Danner is a world renowned acting coach, film and stage director, author, and teacher. Michelle has taught acting for the last 24 years and has worked with many A-List Actors privately and on set including: Chris Rock, Gerard Butler, Seth MacFarlane, Melanie Brown, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Penelope Cruz...
Joe Dante is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. After a stint as a film reviewer, he began his filmmaking apprenticeship in 1974 as trailer editor for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (co-directed with Allan Arkush), a thinly disguised spoof of New World exploitation pictures, shot in ten days for $60,000...