BEST of THE BEST DIRECTORS

Here is the list of a few directors who changed my taste of cinema, from all over the globe.
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1.
Guru Dutt
Actor, Pyaasa
Considered to be a man ahead of his time, Guru Dutt was one of the greatest icons of commercial Indian cinema. Although he made less than fifty films, they are believed to be the best to come from Bollywood's Golden Age, known both for their ability to reach out to the common man and for their artistic and lyrical content...
“ A man beyond the boundaries of time and topics....... ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
2.
Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May second, 1921. His father, Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University, he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie Pather Panchali won several International Awards and set Ray as a world-class director...
“ The man, mad and made for movie making, who inspired AKIRA KUROSAWA and many in the west but least known in his own country. ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
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“ his movies, talking about the most discussed last three YE SAALI ZINDAGI, HAZARON KHWAISHEN AISI, KHOYA KHOYA CHAAND. Have a few things in common- a previously untold subject in the most beautifully told manner, female lead loves or loved by someone else but not the male one, and the hero does everything to get her till the climax. ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
4.
Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Singh Kashyap (born 10 September 1972) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Kashyap made his directorial debut with as yet unreleased Paanch, with Kay Kay Menon as the lead. As a filmmaker, he is known for Black Friday (2004), a controversial[1][2][3] and award-winning Hindi film about the 1993 Mumbai bombings...
“ a bridge of indian cinema who lead our mentality to vast and deep openness..... ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
5.
Onir
Producer, I Am
“ a man with no money started making movies, and gave fresh most ideas to the industry which is running out of ideas and creativity. ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
6.
Bimal Roy
Director, Madhumati
“ a man with superb storytelling methods. ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
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“ man who made the best of all time movies on womanhood and has the best understanding of that. ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
8.
Rituparno Ghosh
Writer, Chitrangada
Rituparno Ghosh is a Bengali film director. He has won 12 National Film Awards in India and several awards at international film festivals abroad. He began directing in advertising. In 1992, he made a low-key film debut with a children's feature titled Hirer Angti (The Diamond Ring). His second movie Unishe April (19 April)...
 
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“ one of the most enthusiastic and creative and chivallrous diretor of our time. ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
10.
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...
“ one thing i can say, if you have a story then here is the man who can understand and tell about that better than you. ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
11.
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...
 
12.
Richard Attenborough
Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. Attenborough...
“ ....went almost bankrupt for filming Gandhi. ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
13.
Howard Hughes
Producer, The Outlaw
Billionaire businessman, film producer, film director, and aviator, born in Humble, Texas just north of Houston. He studied at two prestigious institutions of higher learning: Rice University in Houston and California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. Inherited his father's machine tool company in 1923...
“ you wanna know about him, Watch - THe AVIATOR ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
14.
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese directed landmark films such as the crime film Mean Streets (1973), the vigilante-thriller Taxi Driver (1976), the biographical sports drama Raging Bull (1980), the black comedy The King of Comedy (1983), and the crime films Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995), all of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro...
“ he is the man who made THE AVIATOR and THE TAXI DRIVER. ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
15.
Charles Chaplin
Writer, Modern Times
Charlie Chaplin, considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, 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 "Little Tramp" character; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk...
“ well he is the man who opposed Hitler BY HYNKEL(THE GREAT DICTATOR). hated by fellow countrymen, asked never to come back AMERICA, the country which he loved most, had a disturbed life till death, unloved, but also the who showed us how to love when no one loves you. ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
16.
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...
“ he is from japan, but not a japanese by ideology, but made every movie on japan's culture. inspired by satyajit ray and inspired the comedy frenzy hollywood. has the capability to make a movie on his dreams. ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
17.
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)...
“ what can i say, he made a movie when he was suffering from A NON SICKNESS THING and that was RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS. and that was his 8 and a half'th movie, and that's why he named it so.
another one on searching idea for a novel.
watch his movies and decide who are you. if found him to be a pshyco then understand you are NOT INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO READ MINDS, and if you understand them 100% then better call yourself a liar because he made movies on his memories, dreams and visions which you can never see as he did. ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
18.
Ingmar Bergman
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July fourteenth, 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...
“ he inspired federico fellini.... ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
19.
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...
 
20.
Christopher Nolan
Born in London in 1970, Christopher Nolan began making films at the age of seven years using his father's Super-8 camera and an assortment of male action figures. He graduated to making films involving real people, and his Super-8 surrealistic short 'Tarantella' was shown on P.B.S.' 'image union' in 1989...
 
21.
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...
“ he understood the relationships best......and made couple of movies on the subject. ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
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...
“ you watched THE SHWASHANK REDEMPTION? THE GREEN MILE? then how can you know about this man? ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
24.
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), his best known works are the noir science fiction film Blade Runner (1982), crime drama Thelma & Louise (1991), historical drama and Best Picture Oscar winner Gladiator (2000)...
“ he knows better than anyone about filming the underworld-gangsters, war heroes, and everything that moves around that....... ” - PerFeCtLIBRA
 
25.
Raoul Ruiz
Chilean director Raúl, or Raoul, Ruiz (1941-2011) was one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers to emerge from 1960s World Cinema, providing more intellectual fun and artistic experimentation, shot for shot, than any filmmaker since Jean-Luc Godard. A guerrilla who uncompromisingly assaulted the preconceptions of film art...