Directors to avoid

obviously, I mean : to avoid their films
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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...
“ Exception : "The island" ” - n-depouez
 
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“ I'm french ; Apologies from France for "Hulk" and "Clash of the titans" ” - n-depouez
 
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Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich is a German film director 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...
“ Exception : "Anonymous"
Watchable : "The day after tomorrow" and "The patriot" ” - n-depouez
 
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“ Examples : "Troy", "Air force one", "Poseidon" ” - n-depouez
 
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Jan de Bont
Cinematographer, Die Hard
Jan de Bont was born in the Netherlands to a Roman Catholic Dutch family on the 22 of October 1943. He has always had a creative mind and good mentality for camera techniques and soon got into film as a popular cinematographer. He worked on a huge number of films before finding himself on the production of the film Speed...
“ Examples : "Speed 2" and "The hauting" ” - n-depouez
 
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“ Do you really need an example ? ” - n-depouez
 
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“ Chicago was nice... After that... ” - n-depouez
 
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M. Night Shyamalan
Born in India but raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is the son of two doctors. His passion for filmmaking began when he was given a Super-8 camera at age eight, and even at that young age began to model his career on that of his idol, Steven Spielberg...
“ Exceptions : "The sixth sense" and "Unbreakable" ” - n-depouez
 
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Uwe Boll
Producer, Postal
As a child, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video before beginning his studies as a film director in Munich and Vienna. He also studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. Uwe graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-2000, he was a producer and director with Taunus Film-Produktions GmbH...
“ No comment ” - n-depouez
 
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Andrzej Bartkowiak
Cinematographer, Speed
“ Examples : "Doom" and "Street fighter" ” - n-depouez
 
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John Moore
John Moore was born in Dundalk, Ireland in 1970, a small town situated about 60 miles from the country's capital Dublin. Moore attended a technical college in Dublin where he studied filmmaking and after completing the school he went on to direct and write a series of short films all produced in his native Ireland...
“ I really fear for the next "Die hard" ” - n-depouez
 
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Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer, Death Race
Paul W.S. Anderson gained a fair bit of notoriety in his native England when he directed the ultra-violent Shopping (which he also wrote), starring Jude Law and Sean Pertwee in a story about thieves who steal by ramming a car into storefronts. The film was banned in some cinemas in England, and became a direct-to-video slightly edited release in the United States...
“ Examples : "Resident evil", "Alien vs Predator", "The three musketeers" and... all the rest ” - n-depouez
 
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Colin Strause
Visual Effects, X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Colin Strause grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. Colin and his brother Greg Strause began experimenting with visual effects in their early teens. In 1995, he moved to Los Angeles and started working on the special effects for The X-Files. From there he moved on to big-budget hits such as The Nutty Professor...
“ "AVP 2" and "Skyline"... Stop this guy and his brother ! ” - n-depouez
 
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“ The worst Marvel adaptations ” - n-depouez
 
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Tim Story
Director, Fantastic Four
Timothy Kevin Story was born on March 13, 1970 in Los Angeles, California. Attended Westchester High School in Los Angeles, California with jazz pianist Eric Reed and actresses Regina King and Nia Long. Graduated from USC film school.
“ Who gave him the Fantastic four ? Who ? ” - n-depouez
 
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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...
“ I hate the Rush hour licence... And he killed Wolverine... ” - n-depouez
 
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“ He wrote "Dark city" and "The dark Knight" but he's definitely an awful director... ” - n-depouez
 
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Martin Campbell
Director, Casino Royale
Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro, the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed Vertical Limit, the film was well received by the critics and earned over $200 million in worldwide box-office sales...
“ Exceptions : "Casino royale" and maybe "Goldeneye"
I can't comment the rest of his work... ” - n-depouez
 
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Pitof
Visual Effects, Alien: Resurrection
“ Another french guy... Sorry, sorry, sorry... ” - n-depouez
 
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“ Exceptions : "Thrirteen days" and "The world's fastest indian" (thanks to Anthony Hopkins)
Examples : "Dante's Peak", "Species", "The getaway"
Even "The recruit" and "The bank job" are just watchable ” - n-depouez
 
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Barry Sonnenfeld
Director, Men in Black
Barry Sonnenfeld was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from New York University of Film School in 1978. He started work as director of photography on the Oscar-nominated In Our Water. Then Joel Coen and Ethan Coen hired him for Blood Simple.. This film began his collaboration with the Coen Bros....
“ Exception : "Men in black" ” - n-depouez
 
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“ Children are not so stupids... ” - n-depouez
 
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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...
“ Examples : "Shaft", "2 fast 2 furious" and above "Abduction" ” - n-depouez
 
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“ Prepares a movie about Sinbad and Ali-Baba with The Rock and brother of Thor... I think we gonna laugh... ” - n-depouez
 
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John Stockwell
Actor, Turistas
John Stockwell is an American actor, director, producer and writer who is probably best known - as an actor - for his roles in the Tom Cruise vehicles Losin' It and Top Gun, and the Stephen King - John Carpenter film Christine. John has since moved from acting into the director's chair...
“ Sea, sex and sun... It's written on his face... ” - n-depouez
 
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“ his filmography has no personality and no interest ” - n-depouez
 
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Steven Brill
Director, Little Nicky
A native of Utica, New York, Steven Brill studied film, theater and acting at Boston University. It was there that he became a student of acclaimed, Nobel Prize winning poet and playwright, Derek Walcott. Brill became a part of Mr. Walcott's first theater group in Boston, Playwright's Theater, where he wrote and directed original plays...
“ Adam Sandler's buddy ” - n-depouez
 
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Frank Coraci
Director, Click
Frank Coraci is an American film Director, Writer and Actor best know for his work with Adam Sandler. Coraci was born in Brookhaven, New York on Long Island. Coraci graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in Film. He has directed a number of Sandler's most revered and biggest box office hits (The Wedding Singer, The Waterloo and Click)...
“ Adam Sandler's buddy ” - n-depouez
 
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“ Adam Sandler's buddy ” - n-depouez
 
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Tom Shadyac
Producer, Bruce Almighty
Tom Shadyac moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and, at age 24, became the youngest staff joke writer ever for comedian Bob Hope. Shadyac received his master's degree in film from UCLA in 1989 after completing the critically acclaimed short, Tom, Dick and Harry. He then worked on movies-of-the-week...
 
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Keenen Ivory Wayans
Writer, White Chicks
Keenan attended college at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama but dropped out his senior year to persue comedy full time. His comic influence is Richard Pryor.
 
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Robert Luketic
Director, 21
 
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Russell Mulcahy
Dynamic film/video director Russell Mulcahy was born June 23, 1953, in Melbourne, Australia. He first gained fame directing visually striking music video clips for such artists as Elton John, Duran Duran, The Buggles and Bonnie Tyler. He is also well known for feature films, starting off with the comedy Derek and Clive Get the Horn...
 
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Mick Jackson
Director, The Bodyguard
Born Aveley, Essex, England Educated Palmer's School, University of Southampton (BA Hons Electronics) University of Bristol Postgraduate degree in drama.
 
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Peter Hyams
Director, 2010
Peter Hyams was born in New York on July 26, 1943, and attended Hunter College Elementary School. He studied art and music at the Art Students League and the High School of Music and Art as well as at Syracuse University, where he majored in music and art. Before he became a CBS News news anchor in...
 
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Amy Heckerling
Writer, Clueless
Amy Heckerling studied Film and TV at New York University and got a Masters Degree in Film from The American Film Institute. Despite this education she couldn't get a break in Hollywood. However, in 1982, she made Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and people started to take notice. In 1987, while Amy was pregnant, she got the idea for Look Who's Talking...
 
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Edward D. Wood Jr.
Hacks are nothing new in Hollywood. Had Edward D. Wood been born a decade or so earlier it's easy to imagine him working out of some Poverty Row outfit in Gower Gulch, competing with the likes of Victor Adamson, Robert J. Horner and Dwain Esper for the title of all-time hack. He would've fit in nicely at Educational Pictures in the early '30s or PRC in the following decade...