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“ 1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ( ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. The Godfather

2. The Godfather: Part II ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Rocky ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Moustapha Akkad
Producer, The Message
Moustapha Akkad was born in Aleppo. Syria in 1930. His passion for movies grew at an early age and this is why at the age of 19 he wanted to go to the States and follow his dream. When he left Syria his father gave him the money for the ticket and a copy of the Qura'an, telling him it was all he could manage...
“ 1. The Message ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. The Shining

2. Eyes Wide Shut ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. Raiders of the Lost Ark

2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

4. Jurassic Park

5. Saving Private Ryan

6. Catch Me If You Can

7. The Terminal

8. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Brian De Palma
Director, Scarface
Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers. Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family...
“ 1. Scarface ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. Splash

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

3. The Da Vinci Code

4. Angels & Demons ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Wes Craven
Director, Scream
Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision. Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on the Left, which he wrote...
“ 1. A Nightmare on Elm Street

2. New Nightmare ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Mark L. Lester
Director, Commando
Director, writer and producer Mark L. Lester has created high-action films throughout his career, including some of the world's biggest box office draws. His directorial expertise has garnered praise for such films as Arnold Schwarzenegger's box-office mega-hit Commando, Stephen King's supernatural thriller Firestarter with Drew Barrymore and Martin Sheen...
“ 1. Commando ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Tony Scott
Producer, Man on Fire
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...
“ 1. Top Gun

2. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. Evil Dead II ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. Good Morning, Vietnam ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Die Hard

2. Last Action Hero ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

2. Cliffhanger ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

2. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

3. Scary Movie 3

4. Scary Movie 4 ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), cat-themed gift shop owner, 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)...
“ 1. Batman

2. Batman Returns

3. Corpse Bride ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child

2. The Reaping ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. The Little Mermaid

2. Aladdin ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. The Little Mermaid

2. Aladdin ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Chris Columbus
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "Gremlins"...
“ 1. Home Alone

2. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

3. Mrs. Doubtfire

4. Bicentennial Man

5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Ivan Reitman
Producer, Ghostbusters
Ivan Reitman, as a producer and director, has created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and has worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's Animal House, which introduced John Belushi to American filmgoers...
“ 1. Kindergarten Cop ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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 but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director...
“ 1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

2. True Lies

3. Titanic

4. Avatar ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Rachel Talalay
Rachel Talalay was born in Chicago Illinois. Her parents, Paul and Prudence, moved to Baltimore to work/teach at Johns Hopkins when she was 4 years old. After studying Applied Mathematics at Yale University, she worked as a computer programmer at Johns Hopkins University. During this time, she met Director John Waters and entered the movie business as a production assistant on his 'Polyester'...
“ 1. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Gary Trousdale
Gary Trousdale was born in La Crescenta, California. His fascination with animation was fostered as a child, where he drew cartoons from an elementary school age. He planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. He was hired in 1982 to design storyboards and do other animation...
“ 1. Beauty and the Beast ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Beauty and the Beast ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Randal Kleiser
Director, Grease
Randal Kleiser has been an internationally known film director since the release of his first feature, Grease, the most successful movie musical ever made. Other features include The Blue Lagoon with Brooke Shields, Summer Lovers starring Peter Gallagher and Daryl Hannah, Grandview, U.S.A. with Jamie Lee Curtis...
“ 1. Honey I Blew Up the Kid ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. A Few Good Men

2. The Bucket List ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Scent of a Woman ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood, co-written...
“ 1. Sleepless in Seattle ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Wolfgang Petersen
Director, Das Boot
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...
“ 1. In the Line of Fire

2. Troy ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. The Good Son

2. Money Train ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Philadelphia ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. The Lion King ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. The Lion King

2. Stuart Little ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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)...
“ 1. Forrest Gump ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Baby's Day Out ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. The Shawshank Redemption

2. The Green Mile ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. Pulp Fiction ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Dumb & Dumber

2. Me, Myself & Irene

3. The Heartbreak Kid ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. Legends of the Fall

2. The Last Samurai

3. Blood Diamond ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Steven E. de Souza
Writer, Die Hard
Among the handful of screenwriters whose films have earned over $2 billion at the box office, Steven de Souza was introduced to Hollywood on camera--as a contestant on an L.A. game show. There the Philadelphia-based writer for PBS, "The New York Times", "Premiere" and other media outlets won a car and...
“ 1. Street Fighter ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. The Usual Suspects

2. Valkyrie ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Tamra Davis
Director, Billy Madison
Began her career directing music videos for acts like Tone Loc, Depeche Mode, NWA and Sonic Youth and made her first feature in 92 with Guncrazy starring Drew Barrymore. Ms Barrymore received a Golden Globe Nomination. She then went on to direct feature films starring Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Dave Chappelle and Britney Spears...
“ 1. Billy Madison ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. Braveheart ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. First Knight

2. Rat Race ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. Se7en

2. Fight Club

3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

4. The Social Network ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Toy Story ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. Heat

2. The Insider

3. Collateral ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Jumanji ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. From Dusk Till Dawn ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Happy Gilmore

2. Big Daddy

3. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

4. You Don't Mess with the Zohan ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Rick Friedberg
Producer, Spy Hard
Having directed award-winning TV commercials, music videos and documentaries, Mr. Friedberg turned to feature films and television. After Spy Hard and several development deals, he has been and is currently directing international TV commercials in France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Australia, Mexico and Venezuela.
“ 1. Spy Hard ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. The Rock

2. Armageddon

3. Pearl Harbor

4. Transformers

5. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Ben Stiller
Producer, Zoolander
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism). It's not surprising that...
“ 1. The Cable Guy

2. Zoolander ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Jingle All the Way ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. 101 Dalmatians ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. Liar Liar

2. Bruce Almighty ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Simon West
Director, Con Air
“ 1. Con Air ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. Face/Off

2. Mission: Impossible II ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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....
“ 1. The Addams Family

2. Men in Black ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Wishmaster ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. The Devil's Advocate ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Home Alone 3 ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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)...
“ 1. The Wedding Singer

2. The Waterboy

3. Around the World in 80 Days

4. Click ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. The Big Lebowski ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. City of Angels

2. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Tony Bancroft
Animation Department, The Lion King
Tony Bancroft has spent the past 16 years developing his skills as an Animator/Director with Walt Disney Feature Animation, Sony Imageworks, and currently with Toonacious Family Entertainment, his own animation studio. Tony was accepted into the exclusive, Disney-sponsored California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts) after graduating from high school in 1987...
“ 1. Mulan ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Barry Cook
Director, Mulan
Barry Cook was born and raised in Nashville, TN, USA. He began making films at the age of ten on the family super 8 camera. He won two prizes in the local PBS-sponsored Young Filmakers Festival with "The Vampire" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" at the age of twelve. During summers, he and his brother would work at Opryland USA...
“ 1. Mulan ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Benny Chan
Benny Chan Muk-Sing had worked for RTV and then for TVB as assistant director to Johnnie To Kay-Fung. He was later promoted to director. He served as the executive director for Raymond Wong Pak-Ming's "Goodbye Darling" in 1987 and then returned to ATV as producer and director. In 1990, he directed "A Moment of Romance"...
“ 1. Jackie Chan's Who Am I? ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Jackie Chan
Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry. Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on Hong Kong's famous Victoria Peak on April 7...
“ 1. Jackie Chan's Who Am I? ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. 8MM

2. Phone Booth ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

2. Snatch.

3. RocknRolla

4. Sherlock Holmes ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
77.
Gil Junger
Gil Junger began his career in Hollywood by attending the University of Texas at Austin's Radio, TV, and Film School. After graduating, he became a gofer. He moved into directing television, and has worked on such series as Dharma & Greg and The Golden Girls. He was nominated for an Emmy and a Director's Guild Award for directing the episode of Ellen...
“ 1. 10 Things I Hate About You ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
78.
Stephen Sommers
Writer, The Mummy
Stephen Sommers was born on March 20, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota, he attended St. John's University and the University of Seville in Spain. Afterward, Sommers spent the next four years performing as an actor in theater groups and managing rock bands throughout Europe...
“ 1. The Mummy

2. Van Helsing ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
79.
Paul Weitz
Writer, About a Boy
Paul Weitz was born on November 19, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Paul J. Weitz. He is a director, writer and producer, known for Grandma, About a Boy, and Mozart in the Jungle, for which he won a Golden Globe. He has been married to Patricia Brown since December 15, 2001. They have three children.
“ 1. American Pie ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
80.
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...
“ 1. The Sixth Sense ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
81.
Sam Mendes
Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-years-old...
“ 1. American Beauty

2. Revolutionary Road ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
82.
Jonathan Lynn
Writer, Clue
Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay created and wrote every episode of the acclaimed BBC political comedy series Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister. The series received numerous accolades including three BAFTA (British Academy) Awards, two Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and two Pye Television Writers Awards...
“ 1. The Whole Nine Yards ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
83.
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham) on 30 November 1937. His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the UK and Europe before they eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to join Army (his...
“ 1. Gladiator

2. Black Hawk Down

3. Kingdom of Heaven ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Dumb & Dumber

2. Me, Myself & Irene

3. The Heartbreak Kid ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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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...
“ 1. The Patriot ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
86.
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.
“ 1. Scary Movie

2. Scary Movie 2 ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Meet the Parents ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
88.
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...
“ 1. Little Nicky ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Danny Leiner
In addition to writing and directing, Danny has recently formed the production company, SLY DOG FILMS, with writer-producer Matt Tauber. Danny was also the lead guitarist in the seminal Brooklyn garage band, The Flying Guacamoles.
“ 1. Dude, Where's My Car? ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. What Women Want

2. It's Complicated ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Christopher Nolan
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear story-telling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of film-making, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made...
“ 1. Memento

2. Batman Begins

3. The Dark Knight

4. Inception ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell

2. Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
93.
“ 1. Sweet November ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
94.
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Jean-Jacques Annaud is a French film director, screenwriter and producer, best known for directing Quest for Fire, The Name of the Rose, The Lover, Seven Years in Tibet and Wolf Totem. Annaud has received numerous awards for his work, including four César Awards, one David di Donatello Award, and one National Academy of Cinema Award...
“ 1. Enemy at the Gates ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Shrek

2. Shrek 2 ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Vicky Jenson
Director, Shrek
Vicky Jenson's career spans more than two decades in both animation and live action, and crosses the spectrum from TV to feature films to shorts including a commercial campaign for Old Navy of more than 40 spots with Anonymous Content and was at that time the only female feature film director they represented...
“ 1. Shrek ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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“ 1. Swordfish ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Lawrence Guterman
Director, Cats & Dogs
Hired after Steven Spielberg saw his USC Thesis Film "Headless!" (which won Grand Jury Prize for best short at the Houston Int'l Film Festival) to direct Dreamworks Interactive's "Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland", Guterman was then hired to direct sequences on "Antz", the company's first C.G.I. feature starring the voices of Woody Allen...
“ 1. Cats & Dogs ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
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Robert Luketic
Director, 21
“ 1. Legally Blonde

2. 21

3. The Ugly Truth ” - sunny-sarfraz
 
100.
“ 1. The Princess Diaries


2. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement ” - sunny-sarfraz