Top Favorite Directors

This is my favorite directors.
Where they are placed is based on how I like the way their movies are directed, how many movies seen and if their movies is high placed in my Top Favorite Movie list.
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1.
Alfred Hitchcock
Actor, Psycho
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892)...
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30 movies seen:
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927), Blackmail
(1929) The 39 Steps (1935), Sabotage (1936), The Lady Vanishes (1938), Rebecca (1940), Suspicion (1941), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Lifeboat (1944), Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), Rope (1948), Strangers on a Train (1951), The Trouble with Harry(1952), I Confess (1953), Rear Window (1954), Dial M for Murder (1954), To Catch a Thief (1955), The Wrong Man (1956), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), The Birds (1963), Marnie (1964), Torn Curtain (1966), Topaz (1969), Frenzy (1972), Family Plot (1976) ” - vataloko
 
2.
Billy Wilder
The second of two sons, his father ran a chain of railway station cafes. As a youth he was obsessed with everything American. encouraged by his mother he enrolled as a law student at the University of Vienna but quit after 3 months to be a writer on a magazine which although poorly paid it gave him a great amount of experience interviewing such as Richard Strauss and Sigmund Freud...
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10 movies seen:
Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Blvd. (1950), Ace in the Hole (1951), Stalag 17 (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Some Like it Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), ” - vataloko
 
3.
Christopher Nolan
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old...
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8 movies seen:
Following (1998), Memento (2000), Insomnia (2002), Batman Begins (2005), The Prestige (2006), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) ” - vataloko
 
4.
Howard Hawks
Director, The Big Sleep
What do the classic films Scarface, Twentieth Century, Bringing Up Baby, Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, Sergeant York, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Red River Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Rio Bravo have in common? Aside from their displays of great craftsmanship, the answer is director Howard Hawks...
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11 movies seen:
Scarface (1932), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), To Have And Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948), The Thing from Another World (1951) Monkey Business (1952), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Rio Bravo (1959) ” - vataloko
 
5.
Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films...
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12 movies seen:
Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The King of Comedy (1983), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), GoodFellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991), Casino (1995), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Gangs of New York (2002), Shutter Island (2009), Hugo (2011) ” - vataloko
 
6.
Frank Capra
One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you could ever be," Capra said about his Atlantic passage...
“ 9+
6 movies seen:
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), It Happened One Night (1934), You Can't Take it With You (1938), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) ” - vataloko
 
7.
Fritz Lang
Director, M
Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. From 1910 to 1914...
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5 movies seen:
Metropolis (1926), M (1931), Fury (1936), The Big Heat (1953), Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) ” - vataloko
 
8.
Luis Buñuel
The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the university there, where his close friends included Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca...
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8 movies seen:
An Andalusian Dog (1929), The Golden Age (1930), The Young and the Damned (1959), Viridiana (1961), The Exterminating Angel (1962), Belle de jour (1967), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), The Phantom of Liberty (1974) ” - vataloko
 
9.
Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance...
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13 movies seen:
Fear And Desire (1953), Killer's Kiss (1955), The Killing (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Spartacus (1960), Lolita (1962), Dr. Strangelove (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), The Shining (1980), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) ” - vataloko
 
10.
Charles Chaplin
Writer, Modern Times
Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk...
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5 movies seen:
The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940) ” - vataloko
 
11.
Michael Curtiz
Director, Casablanca
Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner Bros...
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6 movies seen:
Captain Blood (1935), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Casablanca (1942), White Christmas(1954) ” - vataloko
 
12.
David Lynch
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 director Jennifer Lynch shortly after he turned 21...
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10 movies seen:
Eraserhead (1976), Elephant Man (1980), Dune (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), The Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Lost Highway (1996), The Straight Story (1999), Mulholland Dr. (2001), Inland Empire (2006) ” - vataloko
 
13.
John Huston
An eccentric rebel of epic proportions, this Hollywood titan reigned supreme as director, screenwriter and character actor in a career that endured over five decades. The ten-time Oscar-nominated legend was born John Marcellus Huston in Nevada, Missouri, on August 5, 1906. His ancestry included English...
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5 movies seen:
The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The African Queen (1951), Key Largo (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950) ” - vataloko
 
14.
Hayao Miyazaki
Director, Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the films...
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10 movies seen:
Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Porco Rosso (1992), Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008) ” - vataloko
 
15.
Steven Spielberg
Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer...
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21 movies seen:
Duel (1971), Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Hook (1991), Schindler's List (1993), Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Minority Report (2002), Catch Me if You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Munich (2005), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011), War Horse (2011) ” - vataloko
 
16.
Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti (A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian. Leone entered films in his late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in Italy (usually making Biblical and Roman epics...
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5 movies seen:
Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Once Upon a Time in America (1984) ” - vataloko
 
17.
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...
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9 movies seen:
Alien³ (1992), Se7en (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Social Network (2010), The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) ” - vataloko
 
18.
Carl Theodor Dreyer
The illegitimate son of a Danish farmer and his Swedish housekeeper, Carl Theodor Dreyer was born in Copenhagen on the 3th of February, 1889. He spent his early years in various foster homes before being adopted by the Dreyers at the age of two. Contrary to popular belief (perhaps nourished by the fact...
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3 movies seen:
The Passion Of Jeanne D'arc (1928), Ordet (1955), Gertrud (1964) ” - vataloko
 
19.
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the United Kingdom and Europe before they eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to...
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15 movies seen:
Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), Someone to Watch Over Me
(1987), Black Rain (1989), Thelma & Louise (1991), G.I Jane (1997), Gladiator (2000), Hannibal (2001), Black Hawk Down (2001), Matchstick Men (2003), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), A Good Year (2006), American Gangster (2007), Body of Lies (2008), Robin Hood (2010) ” - vataloko
 
20.
Orson Welles
His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was nine) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr. Maurice Bernstein...
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5 movies seen:
Citizen Kane (1941) The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Macbeth (1948), Touch of Evil (1958), The Trial (1962) ” - vataloko
 
21.
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. Held back in school, Clint moved with his parents to Seattle...
“ 10 movies seen:
Sudden Impact (1983), Unforgiven (1992), Mystic River (2003), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Gran Torino (2008), Changeling (2008), Invictus (2009), Hereafter (2010) ” - vataloko
 
22.
Frank Darabont
Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High School...
“ 3 movies seen:
The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Green Mile (1999), The Mist (2007) ” - vataloko
 
23.
Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges' own life is as unlikely as some of the plots of his best work. He was born into a wealthy family. As a boy he helped out on stage productions for his mother's friend, Isadora Duncan (the scarf that strangled her was made by his mother's company, Maison Desti). He served in the U.S...
“ 3 movies seen:
The Lady Eve (1941), Sullivan's Travels (1941), The Palm Beach Story
(1942) ” - vataloko
 
24.
Akira Kurosawa
Writer, Yojimbo
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata. Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater creative freedom...
“ 7 movies seen:
Rashomon (1950), Ikiru (1952), The Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957), Yojimbo (1961), High and Low (1962), Ran (1985) ” - vataloko
 
25.
Ron Howard
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films. Howard directed and produced "Cinderella Man" starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe...
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6 movies seen:
A Beautiful Mind (2001), The Cinderella Man (2005), The Da Vinci Code (2006), EdTv (1999), Ransom (1996), Apollo 13 (1995), Cocoon (1985) ” - vataloko
 
26.
Wolfgang Petersen
Director, Troy
This director seems to shine most when making movies that can best be described as part action movies/part disaster movies. Beginning with Outbreak (1995) about the outbreak of a killer virus. This film had shades of an Irwin Allen disaster movie, The Swarm (1978), about the outbreak of killer bees. Both films had the military and scientists clash, also both had choppers all over the place...
“ 5 movies seen:
Das Boot (1981), Air Force One (1997), The Perfect Storm (2000), Troy (2004), Poseidon (2006) ” - vataloko
 
27.
John Ford
Director, The Searchers
John Ford came to Hollywood following one of his brothers, an actor. Asked what brought him to Hollywood, he replied "The train". He became one of the most respected directors in the business, in spite of being known for his westerns, which were not considered "serious" film. He won six Oscars, counting (he always did) the two that he won for his WWII documentary work...
“ 5 movies seen:
Stagecoach (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), My Darling Clementine (1946), The Searchers (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) ” - vataloko
 
28.
Otto Preminger
Otto Ludwig Preminger was born in Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary. His father was a prosecutor, and Otto originally intended to follow his father into a law career; however, he fell in love with the theater and became a stage director. He directed his first film in 1931, and came to the US in 1936 to direct on the Broadway stage...
“ 3 movies seen:
Laura (1944), River Of No Return (1954) Anatomy of a Murder (1959) ” - vataloko
 
29.
David Cronenberg
Director, The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories...
“ 11 movies seen:
Videodrome (1983), The Dead Zone (1983), The Fly (1986), Dead Ringers (1988), Naked Lunch (1991), Crash (1996), eXistenZ (1999), Spider (2002), A History of Violence (2005), Eastern Promises (2007), A Dangerous Method (2011) ” - vataloko
 
30.
James Cameron
Writer, Aliens
James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition...
“ 8 movies seen:
Piranha II: The Spawning (1981), The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991),True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), Avatar (2009) ” - vataloko
 
31.
Sidney Lumet
Director, 12 Angry Men
Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although his politics were somewhat left-leaning and he often treated socially relevant themes in his films...
“ 5 movies seen:
12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), Find Me Guilty (2006), Strip Search (2004) ” - vataloko
 
32.
Robert Zemeckis
A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone, 1941) and special effect vehicles (Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future)...
“ 10 movies seen:
Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Forrest Gump (1994), Cast Away (2000), What Lies Beneath (2000), The Polar Express (2004), Beowulf (2007), A Christmas Carol (2009) ” - vataloko
 
33.
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated with a degree in drama from Hofstra University...
“ 6 movies seen:
The Godfather (1972), The Conversation (1974), The Godfather Part II (1974), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Godfather: Part III (1990), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) ” - vataloko
 
34.
William Wyler
Director, Ben-Hur
William Wyler was an American filmmaker who, at the time of his death in 1981, was considered by his peers as second only to John Ford as a master craftsman of cinema. The winner of three Best Director Academy Awards, second again only to Ford's four, Wyler's reputation has unfairly suffered as...
“ 3 movies seen:
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Roman Holiday (1953), Ben-Hur (1959) ” - vataloko
 
35.
Buster Keaton
Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine show that included family friend...
“ 3 movies seen:
The Navigator (1924), Sherlock Jr. (1924), The General (1926) ” - vataloko
 
36.
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...
“ 7 movies seen:
Reservoir Dogs (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004), Death Proof (2007), Inglourious Basterds (2009) ” - vataloko
 
37.
Brian De Palma
Director, Scarface
Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the script writers Paul Schrader...
“ 9 movies seen:
Carrie (1976), Blow Out (1981), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), Carlito's Way (1993), Mission: Impossible (1996), Snake Eyes (1998), Mission to Mars (2000), Femme Fatale (2002) ” - vataloko
 
38.
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...
“ 5 movies seen:
Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), There Will Be Blood (2007) ” - vataloko
 
39.
Tony Scott
Director, Top Gun
Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British military...
“ 10 movies seen:
Top Gun (1986), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), True Romance (1993), The Fan (1996), Enemy of the State (1998), Spy Game (2001), Man on Fire (2004), Deja Vu (2006), The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009), Unstoppable (2010) ” - vataloko
 
40.
“ 12 movies seen:
Blood Simple. (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), Miller's Crossing (1990), Fargo (1995), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), The Ladykillers (2004), No Country for Old Men (2007), Burn After Reading (2008), A Serious Man (2009), True Grit (2010) ” - vataloko
 
41.
“ 12 movies seen:
Blood Simple. (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), Miller's Crossing (1990), Fargo (1995), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), The Ladykillers (2004), No Country for Old Men (2007), Burn After Reading (2008), A Serious Man (2009), True Grit (2010) ” - vataloko
 
42.
Roman Polanski
Director, The Pianist
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began...
“ 6 movies seen:
Repulsion (1965), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Chinatown (1974), The Pianist (2002), Oliver Twist (2005), The Ghost Writer (2010) ” - vataloko
 
43.
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...
“ 5 movie seen:
Breaking the Waves (1996), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dogville (2003), Antichrist (2009), Melancholia (2011) ” - vataloko
 
44.
George Lucas
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver...
“ 5 movies seen:
American Graffiti (1973), Star Wars (1977), Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002 ” - vataloko
 
45.
Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick is well-known for his heroic movies that include Glory, and the breathtaking works of art that include Legends of the Fall. Zwick has also been known for his thoughtfulness as a director, and for his record of working with television series and other films as a producer. Born in 1952...
“ 6 movies seen:
Glory (1989), Legends of the Fall (1994), The Last Samurai (2003), Blood Diamond (2006), Defiance (2008), Love and Other Drugs (2010) ” - vataloko
 
46.
Sam Raimi
Writer, Spider-Man 3
Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead. From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making movies with an 8mm camera...
“ 10 movies seen:
The Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead II (1987), Army of Darkness (1992), The Quick and the Dead (1995), A Simple Plan (1998) The Gift (2000), Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Spider-Man 3 (2007), Drag Me to Hell (2009) ” - vataloko
 
47.
Michael Mann
Producer, Heat
A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch. He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile, in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief starring James Caan as a safe-cracker who falls under the spell of the mob...
“ 6 movies seen:
The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Heat (1995), The Insider (1999), Collateral (2004), Miami Vice (2006), Public Enemies (2009) ” - vataloko
 
48.
Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price)...
“ 12 movies seen:
Beetle Juice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), Ed Wood (1994), Mars Attacks! (1996), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Planet of the Apes (2001), Big Fish (2003), Finding Neverland (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010) ” - vataloko
 
49.
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...
“ 5 movies seen:
Pi (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Wrestler (2008), Black Swan (2010), The Fountain (2006) ” - vataloko
 
50.
“ 8 movies seen:
The Client (1994), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), 8mm (1999), Flawless (1999), Phone Booth (2002), Bad Company (2002), Trespass (2011) ” - vataloko
 
51.
“ 4 movies seen:
The Usual Suspects (1995), X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), Superman Returns (2006) ” - vataloko
 
52.
Luc Besson
Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue and The Fifth Element, as an adolescent bored in school. He...
“ 3 movies seen:
Leon (1994), The Fifth Element (1997), La Femme Nikita (1990) ” - vataloko
 
53.
Mel Gibson
Actor, Braveheart
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent...
“ 3 movies seen:
Braveheart (1995), Passion of Christ (2004), Apocalypto (2006) ” - vataloko
 
54.
Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor. Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He directed a string of successful films, including A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, and East of Eden...
“ 2 movies seen:
On the Waterfront (1954), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) ” - vataloko
 
55.
Woody Allen
Writer, Annie Hall
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
“ 6 movies seen:
Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Match Point (2005), Celebrity (1998), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) ” - vataloko
 
56.
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 Divinyls...
“ 8 movies seen:
Bad Boys (1995), The Rock (1996), Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Bad Boys II (2003), The Island (2005), Transformers (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) ” - vataloko
 
57.
Guy Ritchie
Director, Snatch
Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and unwatchable. At 15 years old, he dropped out of school and in 1995...
“ 4 movies seen:
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Snatch. (2000), Swept Away (2002), Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) ” - vataloko
 
58.
Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming entered motion pictures as a combination driver and stunt man at the Flying A studio in Santa Barbara, California, in 1912, following a series of jobs that included bicycle mechanic, taxi driver, auto mechanic (He also did a little racing on the side), chauffeur and auto salesman. Allan Dwan took credit for hiring him after he repaired Dwan's car...
“ 2 movies seen:
The Wizard of Oz (1939), Gone with the Wind (1939) ” - vataloko
 
59.
Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to television...
“ 6 movies seen:
The Producers (1968), Young Frankenstein (1974), Blazing Saddles (1974), History of the World: Part I (1981), Spaceballs (1987), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) ” - vataloko
 
60.
“ 6 movies seen:
Trainspotting (1996), The Beach (2000), 28 Days Later... (2002), Sunshine (2007), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), 127 Hours (2010) ” - vataloko
 
61.
Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer, Solaris
The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, Ivan's Childhood, which won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival...
“ 3 movies seen:
Andrei Rublev (1966), Solyaris (1972), Stalker (1979) ” - vataloko
 
62.
David Lean
An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon on March 25, 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding a job at Gaumont British Studios in 1927...
“ 5 movies seen:
Brief Encounter (1945), Great Expectations (1946), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) ” - vataloko
 
63.
Ingmar Bergman
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions is the trilogy closed. Here, as in 'Den Goda Viljan' Pernilla August play his mother...
“ 4 movies seen:
Wild Strawberries (1957), The Seventh Seal (1957), Fanny and Alexander (1982), Persona (1966) ” - vataloko
 
64.
Federico Fellini
Writer,
The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the devil herself said the priests who ran his school)...
“ 4 movies seen:
La Strada (1954), La Dolce Vita (1960), 8½ (1963), Nights of Cabiria (1957), ” - vataloko
 
65.
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends...
“ 4 movies seen:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002),, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), King Kong (2005) ” - vataloko
 
66.
Oliver Stone
Director, Platoon
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success. William Oliver Stone was born in New York City...
“ 5 movies seen:
Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Natural Born Killers (1994), Any Given Sunday (1999), JFK (1991) ” - vataloko
 
67.
Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer 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...
“ 7 movies seen:
2012 (2009), 10,000 BC (2008), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Patriot (2000), Godzilla (1998), Independence Day (1996), Universal Soldier (1992) ” - vataloko
 
68.
Mike Nichols
Director, Closer
He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin...
“ 3 movies seen:
The Graduate (1967), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), Closer (2004) ” - vataloko
 
69.
Barry Levinson
Producer, Sleepers
Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he wanted to go to Los Angeles...
“ 4 movies seen:
Rain Man (1988), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Disclosure(1994), Sleepers (1996) ” - vataloko
 
70.
D.J. Caruso
Director, Disturbia
Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, Caruso came west to play tennis and study Television Production at Pepperdine University. Interned at Disney Studios in the Product Placement department and later hooked up with Director John Badham, who mentored him into a second-unit director, after Badham lost his 2nd-unit director Rob Cohen to a first-unit directing career...
“ 5 movies seen:
The Salton Sea (2002), Taking Lives (2004), Disturbia (2007), Eagle Eye (2008), I Am Number Four (2011) ” - vataloko
 
71.
John Carpenter
Writer, Halloween
John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles...
“ 6 movies seen:
Halloween (1978), Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), They Live (1988), Vampires (1998) ” - vataloko
 
72.
Kevin Reynolds
Raised as an Air Force brat, Kevin Reynolds' love for cinema inspired him to forsake his law school degree and move to Los Angeles to enroll in the University of Southern California's legendary film school. Reynolds' graduate thesis film "Proof" became the basis for "Fandango" starring Kevin Costner and was produced by Steve Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment as one of its first productions...
“ 3 movies seen:
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Waterworld (1995), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) ” - vataloko
 
73.
Rob Reiner
Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost) and Emmy-Winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner. Robert as a child often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show which Carl Reiner created and also starred in...
“ 6 movies seen:
This is Spinal Tap (1984), Stand by Me (1986), The Princess Bride (1987), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), A Few Good Men (1992), Flipped (2010) ” - vataloko
 
74.
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director. González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene or best director award at Cannes (2006)...
“ 3 movies seen:
Amores Perros (2000), Babel (2006), 21 Grams (2003) ” - vataloko
 
75.
“ 1 movie seen:
Cool Hand Luke (1967) ” - vataloko
 
76.
Jean Renoir
Son of the famous Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste, he had a happy childhood. Pierre Renoir was his brother, and Claude Renoir was his nephew. After the end of World War I, where he won the Croix de Guerre, he moved from scriptwriting to filmmaking. He married Catherine Hessling, for whom he began to make movies; he wanted to make a star of her...
“ 3 movies seen:
Rules of the Game (1939), La Grande illusion (1937), Partie de campagne (1936) ” - vataloko
 
77.
Steven Soderbergh
Director, Ocean's Eleven
Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children of Mary Ann (Bernard) and Peter Soderbergh. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to Baton Rouge...
“ 4 movies seen:
Erin Brockovich (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Ocean's Thirteen (2007) ” - vataloko
 
78.
“ 2 movies seen:
V for Vendetta (2006), Ninja Assassin ” - vataloko
 
79.
Raoul Walsh
Director, White Heat
Raoul Walsh's 52-year directorial career made him a Hollywood legend. Walsh was also an actor: He appeared in the first version of W. Somerset Maugham's "Rain" renamed Sadie Thompson opposite Gloria Swanson in the title role. He would have played the Cisco Kid in his own film In Old Arizona if an errant jackrabbit hadn't cost him his right eye by leaping through the windshield of his automobile...
“ 1 movie seen:
White Heat (1949) ” - vataloko
 
80.
Irvin Kershner
Irvin Kershner was born on April 29, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A graduate of the University of Southern California film school, Kershner began his career in 1950, producing documentaries for the United States Information Service in the Middle East. He later turned to television, directing and photographing a series of documentaries called "Confidential File"...
“ 1 movie seen:
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) ” - vataloko
 
81.
Jean-Luc Godard
Director, My Life to Live
Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of Switzerland and attended school in Nyons (Switzerland)...
“ 3 movie seen:
Breathless (1960), Le mépris (1963), Pierrot le fou (1965) ” - vataloko
 
82.
M. Night Shyamalan
Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil obstetrician and gynecologist...
“ 7 movies seen:
The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002) The Village (2004) The Lady in The Water (2006), The Happening (2008), The Last Airbender (2010) ” - vataloko
 
83.
Renny Harlin
Director, Die Hard 2
Born in 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola, he is the most successful Finnish film director in the history of Hollywood. Harlin started his career in film business in the beginning of 1980s when he was directing commercials and company films for companies like Shell. Later he worked as a buyer for Finnish film distributor and met Finnish Markus Selin in Los Angeles...
“ 7 movies seen:
Die Hard 2 (1990), Cliffhanger (1993), Cutthroat Island (1995), The Long Kiss Goodbye (1996), Deep Blue Sea (1999)The Mindhunters (2004), The Covenant (2006) ” - vataloko
 
84.
Steven Soderbergh
Director, Ocean's Eleven
Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children of Mary Ann (Bernard) and Peter Soderbergh. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to Baton Rouge...
“ 7 movies seen:
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Erin Brockovich (2000), Traffic (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Haywire (2011) ” - vataloko
 
85.
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...
“ 5 movies seen:
Desperado (1995), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Sin City (2005), Planet Terror (2007), Machete (2010) ” - vataloko
 
86.
Paul Verhoeven
Director, Total Recall
Paul Verhoeven graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. In 1969, he directed the popular Dutch TV series, Floris, about a medieval knight...
“ 6 movies seen:
Flesh+Blood (1985), RoboCop (1987), Total Recall
1990), Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995), Starship Troopers (1997) ” - vataloko
 
87.
John Landis
John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes. Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "spaghetti" westerns...
“ 5 movies seen:
Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), Trading Places (1983), Coming to America (1988), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) ” - vataloko
 
88.
Nicolas Winding Refn
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...
“ 5 movies seen:
Pusher (1996), Pusher 2 (2004), Bronson (2008), Valhalla Rising (2009), Drive (2011) ” - vataloko
 
89.
Kevin Smith
Producer, Comic Book Men
Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, to Grace (Schultz) and Donald E. Smith, a postal worker. He is very proud of his native state; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. Kevin is of mostly German, with some Irish and English, ancestry. His first movie, Clerks, was filmed in the convenience store in which Smith worked...
“ 5 movies seen:
Clerks. (1994), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Jersey Girl (2004), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) ” - vataloko
 
90.
Spike Lee
Director, Inside Man
Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended school in Morehouse College in Atlanta and developed his film making skills at Clark Atlanta University...
“ 5 movies seen:
Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992), He Got Game (1998), 25th Hour (2002), Inside Man (2006) ” - vataloko
 
91.
John Woo
Director, Face/Off
Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow established...
“ 5 movies seen:
Hard Target (1993), Broken Arrow (1996),
Face/Off (1997), Mission: Impossible II (2000),
Paycheck (2003) ” - vataloko
 
92.
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of Mad magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising....
“ 4 movies seen:
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Brazil (1985), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) ” - vataloko
 
93.
Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen College...
“ 4 movies seen:
Days of Heaven (1978), The Thin Red Line (1998),
The New World (2005), The Tree of Life (2011) ” - vataloko
 
94.
Wes Anderson
Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an event that he described as the most crucial event of his brothers and his growing up...
“ 4 movies seen:
Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) ” - vataloko
 
95.
Cameron Crowe
Certainly idiosyncratic as a writer, Cameron Crowe has created a series of scripts that, while liked by the critics, were considered offbeat and difficult to market. Cameron Bruce Crowe was born in Palm Springs, California, to Alice Marie Crowe (née George), a teacher and activist, and James A. Crowe...
“ 4 movies seen:
Jerry Maguire (1996), Almost Famous (2000), Vanilla Sky (2001), We Bought a Zoo (2011) ” - vataloko
 
96.
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist) and worked on making his own short films...
“ 4 movies seen:
Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), El laberinto del fauno (2006), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) ” - vataloko
 
97.
“ 4 movies seen:
All the President's Men (1976), Sophie's Choice (1982), Presumed Innocent (1990), The Devil's Own (1997) ” - vataloko
 
98.
Alan Parker
Director, Evita
Prior to moving into film, Alan was noted as one of London's most talented advertising copywriters. He worked for the Collet Dickinson Pearce (CDP) ad agency in the 1960's and early 1970's, and began directing his own tvc scripts in their basement. Formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his producer (Puttnam had been a photographers' agent)...
“ 4 movies seen:
Fame (1980), Angel Heart (1987), Mississippi Burning (1988), The Life of David Gale (2003) ” - vataloko
 
99.
“ 4 movies seen:
Ningen no jôken I (1959), Ningen no jôken II (1959), Ningen no jôken III (1961), Harakiri (1962) ” - vataloko
 
100.
“ 4 movies seen:
Married to the Mob (1988) The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993), The Manchurian Candidate (2004) ” - vataloko