Favorite Directors

My 100 favorite directors. The only stipulation is that I've seen 2 or more films. This list is ever-changing.
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1.
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...
“ Seen 6 films.

Favorite - The New World ” - jewellrunner
 
2.
Werner Herzog
Director, Grizzly Man
Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films.
“ Seen 27 films.

Favorite - Fitzcarraldo ” - jewellrunner
 
3.
Kar-Wai Wong
Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1956) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Ah fei zing zyun (1990), Dung che sai duk (1994), Chung Hing sam lam (1994), Do lok tin si (1995), Chun gwong cha sit (1997)...
“ Seen 12 films.

Favorite - Ashes of Time ” - jewellrunner
 
4.
“ Seen 6 films.

Favorite - I Fidanzati ” - jewellrunner
 
5.
Anthony Mann
Director, El Cid
“ Seen 15 films.

Favorite - Man of the West ” - jewellrunner
 
6.
Michelangelo Antonioni
Writer, Blow-Up
Michelangelo Antonioni was born in 1912 into a middle-class family and grew up in bourgeois surroundings of the Italian province. In Bologna he studied economics and commerce while he painted and also wrote criticism for a local newspaper. In 1939 he went to Rome and worked for the journal "Cinema" studying directorship at the School of Cinema...
“ Seen 7 films.

Favorite - The Passenger ” - jewellrunner
 
7.
John Ford
Director, The Searchers
John Ford is, arguably, The Great American Director. When Orson Welles, who repeatedly screened Ford's Stagecoach as a crash course in filmmaking before helming his first film, Citizen Kane, was asked who his three favorite directors were, he answered, "John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford." Along with D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille...
“ Seen 21 films.

Favorite - 3 Bad Men ” - jewellrunner
 
8.
“ Seen 15 films.

Favorite - Street Angel ” - jewellrunner
 
9.
Budd Boetticher
Brilliant, distinguished American director, particularly of Westerns, whose simple, bleak style disguises a complex artistic temperament. The son of a wealthy hardware retailer, Boetticher attended Culver Military Academy and Ohio State University, where he excelled in football and boxing. Following his schooling Boetticher...
“ Seen 6 films.

Favorite - Comanche Station ” - jewellrunner
 
10.
Michel Brault
Cinematographer, Orderers
“ Seen 2 films.

Favorite - Le Temps Perdu ” - jewellrunner
 
11.
“ Seen 8 films.

Favorite - George Washington ” - jewellrunner
 
12.
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...
“ Seen 10 films.

Favorite - Stalker ” - jewellrunner
 
13.
Les Blank
Born in 1935 in Tampa, Florida, Les Blank attended Tulane University in New Orleans, where he received a B.A. in English literature and an M.F.A. in theatre. In 1967, after two years in the Ph.D. film program at the University of Southern California, and five years of freelancing in Los Angeles, he began his first independent films...
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - A Well Spent Life ” - jewellrunner
 
14.
“ Seen 8 films.

Favorite - Beau Travail ” - jewellrunner
 
15.
Jon Jost
Born in Chicago in 1943, of a military family, Jost grew up in Georgia, Kansas, Japan, Italy, Germany, and, Virginia. Expelled from college in 1963, He began making 16mm films. He is self-taught. He has made some 20 shorts and 16 feature films, all of which he has conceived, written, photographed, directed...
“ Seen 7 films.

Favorite - Slow Moves ” - jewellrunner
 
16.
Kelly Reichardt
Director, Wendy and Lucy
Kelly Reichardt was born and raised in Miami-Dade Country, Florida, to a family of police officers. She had an interest in photography from a very young age. She started by using her father's camera, which he used for photographing crime scenes. She went to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston...
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - Meek's Cutoff ” - jewellrunner
 
17.
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)...
“ Seen 23 films.

Favorite - Vertigo ” - jewellrunner
 
18.
Robert Bresson
Robert Bresson trained as a painter before moving into films as a screenwriter, making a short film (atypically a comedy), Public Affairs in 1934. After spending more than a year as a German POW during World War II, he made his debut with Angels of Sin in 1943. His next film, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne would be the last time he would work with professional actors...
“ Seen 12 films.

Favorite - Diary of a Country Priest ” - jewellrunner
 
19.
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...
“ Seen 17 films.

Favorite - Bronco Billy ” - jewellrunner
 
20.
Kon Ichikawa
Kon Ichikawa has been influenced by artists as diverse as Walt Disney and Jean Renoir, and his films cover a wide spectrum of moods, from the comic to the overwhelmingly ironic and even the perverse. Ichikawa began his career as a cartoonist, and this influence is apparent in his skillful use of the widescreen...
“ Seen 2 films.

Favorite - The Burmese Harp ” - jewellrunner
 
21.
Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, which then was located in the British Occupation Zone of what became the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially as West Germany until reunification)...
“ Seen 12 films.

Favorite - Paris, Texas ” - jewellrunner
 
22.
Dimitri Kirsanoff
Director, Ménilmontant
In France from 1923. Kirsanoff was at the forefront of Parisian avant-garde filmmaking thanks to works such as Ménilmontant (1926), which combined soviet style montage with hand-held camerawork and lyrically composed static shots. Kirsanoff's early silent films, many starring his first wife Nadia Sibirskaia...
“ Seen 7 films.

Favorite - Ménilmontant ” - jewellrunner
 
23.
“ Seen 4 films.

Favorite - La Jetee ” - jewellrunner
 
24.
Henry Hathaway
Director, True Grit
Henry Hathaway, a son of a stage actress and manager, started his career as a child actor in westerns directed by Allan Dwan. His movie career was interrupted by World War I. After his discharge, he briefly tried a career in finance but then returned to Hollywood to work as an assistant director under such directors as Frank Lloyd...
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - Garden of Evil ” - jewellrunner
 
25.
“ Seen 7 films.

Favorite - Clean ” - jewellrunner
 
26.
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...
“ Seen 14 films.

Favorite - The Virgin Spring ” - jewellrunner
 
27.
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...
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - Ordet ” - jewellrunner
 
28.
Yasujirô Ozu
Director, Tokyo Story
Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first film the next year...
“ Seen 7 films.

Favorite - An Autumn Afternoon ” - jewellrunner
 
29.
Bruce Beresford
Australian film director, at his best with period pieces and small-scale dramas. Considered one of Australia's "New Wave" directors.
“ Seen 4 films.

Favorite - Black Robe ” - jewellrunner
 
30.
“ Seen 6 films.

Favorite - Ratcatcher ” - jewellrunner
 
31.
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
After studying drama in the arts institute, Jean Pierre Dardenne and his brother Luc made some videos about the rough life in blue-collar small towns in the Wallonie. After their meeting with filmmaker Armad Gatti and cinematographer Ned Burgess, they decided to enter in the movie business. In 1978 they shot their first documentary...
“ Can't chose both brothers, but they are a team. Seen 4 films.

Favorite - Lorna's Silence ” - jewellrunner
 
32.
“ Seen 8 films.

Favorite - Code 46 ” - jewellrunner
 
33.
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - Naked ” - jewellrunner
 
34.
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...
“ Seen 9 films.

Favorite - Thief ” - jewellrunner
 
35.
Joseph H. Lewis
Director, The Rifleman
The term "style over content" fits director Joseph H. Lewis like a glove. His ability to elevate basically mundane and mediocre low-budget material to sublime cinematic art has gained him a substantial cult following among movie buffs. The Bonnie & Clyde look-alike Gun Crazy, shot in 30 days on a budget of $400,000...
“ Seen 6 films.

Favorite - Terror in a Texas Town ” - jewellrunner
 
36.
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Mr. Kieslowski started his career shooting documentaries and later became associated with the "cinema of moral anxiety" movement. It grouped several Polish directors, including Krzysztof Zanussi and Andrzej Wajda, and aimed at depicting the conditions of Poles under communism. His best known work was the Three Colors trilogy: Three Colors: Red...
“ Seen 7 films.

Favorite - Dekalog ” - jewellrunner
 
37.
Ryan Fleck
Director, Half Nelson
Ryan K. Fleck is an American film director, cinematographer, editor, and screenwriter best known for directing and writing the 2006 film Half Nelson and the 2008 film Sugar. He is known for his collaborations with fellow filmmaker Anna Boden. Ryan was born in Berkeley, California and raised in Berkeley and Oakland...
“ Seen 2 films.

Favorite - Half Nelson ” - jewellrunner
 
38.
“ Seen 2 films.

Favorite - Love, Money, Love ” - jewellrunner
 
39.
Jean Vigo
Writer, L'Atalante
Jean Vigo had bad health since he was a child. Son of anarchist militant Miguel Almareyda, he also never really recovered from his father's mysterious death in jail when he was 12. Abandoned by his mother, he passed from boarding school to boarding school. Aged 23, through meetings with people involved in the movies...
“ Seen 4 films.

Favorite - L'atalante ” - jewellrunner
 
40.
Jeff Nichols
Writer, Mud
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - Shotgun Stories ” - jewellrunner
 
41.
Leos Carax
Director, Holy Motors
Leos Carax made several short films and also wrote film criticism, then at the age of 24 years made a very strong first feature Boy Meets Girl. The film played at the 1984 Cannes film festival and was a critical triumph. It paved the way for Carax's second feature Mauvais Sang (Bad Blood). That film was a giant step forward in the same direction that he was going in with his first film...
“ Seen 4 films.

Favorite - The Lovers on the Bridge ” - jewellrunner
 
42.
“ Seen 7 films.

Favorite - Coeur fidèle ” - jewellrunner
 
43.
F.W. Murnau
Director, Nosferatu
Director. First was assistant to Max Reinhardt. Began making movies in Germany in 1919. Went to the USA in 1926.
“ Seen 7 films.

Favorite - City Girl ” - jewellrunner
 
44.
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director...
“ Seen 4 films.

Favorite - The Indian Runner ” - jewellrunner
 
45.
Errol Morris
His documentaries helped spur a rebirth of non-fiction film in the 80s & garnered wide critical success. But until 2003's "The Fog of War," Morris was shunned by the Academy Awards. Morris' first two films won much acclaim (Gates of Heaven and Vernon, Florida). In the second movie, Morris intended to explore "Nub City," the town known for residents trading limbs for insurance settlements...
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - Vernon, Florida ” - jewellrunner
 
46.
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...
“ Seen 8 films.

Favorite - The Darjeeling Limited ” - jewellrunner
 
47.
Sofia Coppola
Writer, Somewhere
Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette. She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was previously married to Spike Jonze.
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - Somewhere ” - jewellrunner
 
48.
Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Writer, The Assassin
Of the ten films that Hsiao-Hsien Hou directed between 1980 and 1989, seven received best film or best director awards from prestigious international films festivals in Venice, Berlin, Hawaii, and the Festival of the Three Continents in Nantes. In a 1988 worldwide critics' poll, Hou was championed as "one of the three directors most crucial to the future of cinema." Hou's birthplace...
“ Seen 7 films.

Favorite - Dust in the Wind ” - jewellrunner
 
49.
Jim Jarmusch
Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - Dead Man ” - jewellrunner
 
50.
Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, credited as the inventor of "Spaghetti Western" genre. Leone's film-making style includes juxtaposing extreme close-up shots with lengthy long shots. His movies include the sword and sandal action films The Last Days of Pompeii and The Colossus of Rhodes...
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - Once Upon a Time in the West ” - jewellrunner
 
51.
William Dieterle
Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Wilhelm Dieterle was the youngest of nine children of parents Jacob and Berthe Dieterle. They lived in poverty, and when he was old enough to work, young Wilhelm earned money as a carpenter and a scrap dealer. He dreamed of better things, though, and theater caught his eye as a teen...
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - The Devil and Daniel Webster ” - jewellrunner
 
52.
“ Seen 2 films.

Favorite - The Shopworn Angel ” - jewellrunner
 
53.
André De Toth
Director, House of Wax
Although he obtained a law degree from the Royal Hungarian University, Andre De Toth decided to become an actor, and spent several years on the stage. He then entered the Hungarian film industry, obtaining work as a writer, editor, second unit director and actor before finally becoming a director. He directed a few films just before the outbreak of WW II...
“ Seen 4 films.

Favorite - Day of the Outlaw ” - jewellrunner
 
54.
Derek Cianfrance
Derek Cianfrance began making movies at age 13. He later attended The University of Colorado where he studied under avant-garde film legends Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. His first three films, 'Five O'clock Shadow', 'Raw Footage', and Brother Tied, won consecutive Goldfarb Awards for best film...
“ Seen 2 films.

Favorite - Blue Valentine ” - jewellrunner
 
55.
Jean Negulesco
Jean Negulesco made his reputation as a director of both polished, popular entertainments as well as critically acclaimed dramatic pictures in the 1940s and 1950s. Born in Craiova, Romania, he left home at age 12, ending up in Paris. He earned some money washing dishes, which paid for his art tuition...
“ Seen 4 films.

Favorite - Deep Valley ” - jewellrunner
 
56.
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...
“ Seen 10 films.

Favorite - Solaris ” - jewellrunner
 
57.
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...
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - City Lights ” - jewellrunner
 
58.
William A. Wellman
Director, A Star Is Born
William Wellman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter-director of the original A Star Is Born, was called "Wild Bill" during his World War I service as an aviator, a nickname that persisted in Hollywood due to his larger-than-life personality and lifestyle. A leap-year baby born in 1896 on the 29th of February in Brookline...
“ Seen 11 films.

Favorite - Yellow Sky ” - jewellrunner
 
59.
Frederick Wiseman
Director, Titicut Follies
Born in 1930, Wiseman is a Cambridge, Massachusetts resident and member of the Massachusetts Bar Association who turned to filmmaking in 1967, after years as an instructor and/or researcher at Boston University, Brandeis University, and Harvard. In 1970 he founded Zipporah Films, Inc., which continues to distribute his documentaries...
“ Seen 4 films.

Favorite - Essene ” - jewellrunner
 
60.
Stanley Kubrick
Director, The Shining
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...
“ Seen 9 films.

Favorite - 2001: A Space Odyssey ” - jewellrunner
 
61.
Alfonso Cuarón
Writer, Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then immediately started to film everything he saw...
“ Seen 7 films.

Favorite - Children of Men ” - jewellrunner
 
62.
Henry Levin
A former stage actor and director, Henry Levin had a long and prolific career in films. Entering the business in 1943 as a dialogue director, he graduated to directing features the next year, and turned out films in just about every genre over the next 36 years. His heyday was in the 1960s, when he turned out several bright and frothy sex comedies...
“ Seen 2 film.

Favorite - The Lonely Man ” - jewellrunner
 
63.
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...
“ Seen 18 films.

Favorite - The Scarecrow ” - jewellrunner
 
64.
Grigoriy Chukhray
Studied at the Moscow Cinema Institute under Soviet film master Mikhail Romm. He found fame after his 1959 film "Ballad of a Soldier" which is considered one of the best Soviet war films and which has played all over the world.
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - The Ballad of the Soldier ” - jewellrunner
 
65.
Josef von Sternberg
Director, The Blue Angel
Josef von Sternberg split his childhood between Vienna and New York City. His father, a former soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, could not support his family in either city; Sternberg remembered him only as "an enormously strong man who often used his strength on me." Forced by poverty to drop out of high school...
“ Seen 4 films.

Favorite - The Docks of New York ” - jewellrunner
 
66.
Robert Altman
Director, Gosford Park
Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started exploring the art of exploring sound with the cheap tape recorders available at the time...
“ Seen 6 films.

Favorite - McCabe & Mrs. Miller ” - jewellrunner
 
67.
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...
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - Apocalypse Now ” - jewellrunner
 
68.
“ Seen 15 films.

Favorite - The Last Wave ” - jewellrunner
 
69.
Jacques Tourneur
Director, Out of the Past
Born in Paris in 1904, Tourneur went to Hollywood with his father, director Maurice Tourneur around 1913. He started out as a script clerk and editor for his father, then graduated to such jobs as directing shorts (often with the pseudonym Jack Turner), both in France and America. He was hired to run the second unit for David O. Selznick's A Tale of Two Cities...
“ Seen 8 films.

Favorite - Cat People ” - jewellrunner
 
70.
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...
“ Seen 6 films.

Favorite - Punch Drunk Love ” - jewellrunner
 
71.
Nicolas Roeg
Director, Walkabout
When he made his directorial debut in 1970, Nicolas Roeg was already a 23-year veteran of the British film industry, starting out in 1947 as an editing apprentice and working his way up to cinematographer twelve years later. He first came to attention as part of the second unit on David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia...
“ Seen 8 films.

Favorite - Walkabout ” - jewellrunner
 
72.
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - Stevie ” - jewellrunner
 
73.
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - Quiet City ” - jewellrunner
 
74.
Lodge Kerrigan
Lodge Kerrigan is a New York film director who has made only four films in fifteen years but whose works have left a deep imprint on the minds of those who have seen them. Difficult indeed to forget Peter Green, the schizophrene of Clean, Shaven, Claire Dolan, the reluctant call-girl of Claire Dolan and William Keane...
“ Seen 2 films.

Favorite - Keane ” - jewellrunner
 
75.
Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May 2, 1921. His father, Late 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...
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - The World of Apu ” - jewellrunner
 
76.
“ Seen 10 films.

Favorite - Cleo From 5 to 7 ” - jewellrunner
 
77.
James Longley
Cinematographer, Iraq in Fragments
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - Iraq in Fragments ” - jewellrunner
 
78.
“ Seen 4 films.

Favorite - Werckmeister Harmonies ” - jewellrunner
 
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...
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - Along the Great Divide ” - jewellrunner
 
80.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and even antigay...
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - Ali: Fear Eats the Soul ” - jewellrunner
 
81.
“ Seen 2 films.

Favorite - Come and See ” - jewellrunner
 
82.
“ Seen 2 films.

Favorite - Mirror of Holland ” - jewellrunner
 
83.
François Truffaut
François began to assiduously go to the movies at 7. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who becomes his protector. Bazin helped the delinquent Truffaut and also when he was put in jail because he deserted the army...
“ Seen 8 films.

Favorite - Shoot the Piano Player ” - jewellrunner
 
84.
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...
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - Fallen Angel ” - jewellrunner
 
85.
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - Paranoid Park ” - jewellrunner
 
86.
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...
“ Seen 4 films.

Favorite - High and Low ” - jewellrunner
 
87.
“ Seen 4 films.

Favorite - The Proposition ” - jewellrunner
 
88.
Joseph Kosinski
Director, TRON: Legacy
Joseph Kosinski received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University before graduating from Columbia University with a graduate degree in Architecture. He is a director whose uncompromising visual style has quickly made a mark in the filmmaking zeitgeist. His feature film debut...
“ Seen 2 films.

Favorite - TRON: Legacy ” - jewellrunner
 
89.
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - Rain ” - jewellrunner
 
90.
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - Pinocchio ” - jewellrunner
 
91.
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - My Childhood ” - jewellrunner
 
92.
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - The Spirit of the Beehive ” - jewellrunner
 
93.
“ Can't chose both brothers, but they are a team. Seen 12 films.

Favorite - No Country for Old Men ” - jewellrunner
 
94.
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ” - jewellrunner
 
95.
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...
“ Seen 8 films.

Favorite - The Social Network ” - jewellrunner
 
96.
“ Seen 5 films.

Favorite - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 ” - jewellrunner
 
97.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Nicolas Winding Refn is a Danish film director, screenwriter and producer. He moved to the United States in 1981 and is known for directing the crime dramas Bleeder (1999) and the Pusher films (1996, 2004, 2005), the fictionalised biographical film Bronson (2008), the dramatic adventure film Valhalla Rising (2009)...
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - Drive ” - jewellrunner
 
98.
“ Seen 4 films.

Favorite - Toy Story ” - jewellrunner
 
99.
“ Seen 6 films.

Favorite - Louisiana Story ” - jewellrunner
 
100.
“ Seen 3 films.

Favorite - Aimless Walk ” - jewellrunner