Top 10 hottest New Directors

by penelopefelix | created - 20 Mar 2012 | updated - 20 Mar 2012 | Public

1. Duncan Jones

Director | Moon

Duncan Jones was born on May 30, 1971 in Bromley, Kent, England as Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones. He is a director and writer, known for Moon (2009), Source Code (2011) and Warcraft (2016). He has been married to Rodene Ronquillo since November 6, 2012. They have one child.

2. Steve McQueen

Director | 12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen was born on October 9, 1969 in London, England as Steve Rodney McQueen. He is a director and writer, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Shame (2011) and Hunger (2008).

3. F. Javier Gutiérrez

Director | Rings

He has a Degree in Law through Complutense University in Madrid. Studied in private Film Schools in Spain. In 2001 he founded his own film production company "DR. T Producciones Cinematograficas". At present he lives between Madrid (Spain) and L.A. (USA).

4. Rian Johnson

Director | Looper

Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age, he moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film Brick (2005) was released in 2005 and was ...

5. Cheryl Hines

Actress | Curb Your Enthusiasm

Cheryl Ruth Hines was born on September 21, 1965 in Miami Beach, Florida, to Rosemary (Graham) and James Hines, and grew up in Tallahassee, Florida. She went to West Virginia University, Florida State University and graduated from the University of Central Florida. She studied theater and ...

6. Zoe R. Cassavetes

Director | Broken English

Zoe R. Cassavetes was born on June 29, 1970 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Zoe Rowlands Cassavetes. She is a director and actress, known for Broken English (2007), Day Out of Days (2015) and The Thing Called Love (1993). She is married to Sebastien Chenut.

7. Gareth Edwards

Visual_effects | Monsters

Gareth James Edwards was born on June 1, 1975 in the English town of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Growing up, he admired movies such as the 1977 classic "Star Wars", and went on to pursue a film career. He even cites George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as his biggest influences. Edwards studied BA (Hons) ...

8. Shirin Neshat

Director | Zanan-e bedun-e mardan

Shirin Neshat was born on March 26, 1957 in Ghazvin, Iran. She is a director and actress, known for Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (2009), Looking for Oum Kulthum (2017) and Rapture (1999).

9. Christian Alvart

Director | Pandorum

Christian Alvart was born in 1974 near Frankfurt, Germany. His strict Christian background frowned upon films and television and in his childhood he was rarely allowed to see a movie. He developed a fascination and love for the forbidden subject matter and quickly became an "expert" in his circle ...

10. Rupert Sanders

Director | Snow White and the Huntsman

Rupert Sanders was born on March 16, 1971 in Westminster, London, England. He is a director and writer, known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Ghost in the Shell (2017) and Untitled Rupert Sanders/Sci-Fi Project. He was previously married to Liberty Ross.