My favourite 30 directors of all time

My favourite directors and also included is my favorite films from each director. Please feel free to comment.
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1.
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...
“ Taxi driver, goodfellas, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Raging Bull, the departed, Casino, The King Of Comedy, Mean Streets, Gangs Of New York, Bringing Out The Dead. ” - bazman666
 
2.
David Lynch
Born in 1946 in Missoula, Montana, David Lynch was raised in small-town America. After high school, he went to Boston to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Shortly after that, he planned a three-year trip to Europe to work on his art, but didn't take to it and left after 15 days. In 1977...
“ Mulholland drive, lost highway, twin peaks, eraserhead, blue velvet, The Elephant Man, Wild At Heart, INLAND EMPIRE, The Straight Story, Dune. ” - bazman666
 
3.
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...
“ Inglorious basterds, Pulp fiction, reservoir dogs, Kill Bill, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Jackie brown, Death Proof. ” - bazman666
 
4.
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. At 7 years old...
“ The dark knight, the prestige, the dark knight rises, memento, inception, Insomnia, Interstellar. ” - bazman666
 
5.
“ Funny games, hidden, the white ribbon, the piano teacher, the seventh continent, Bennys Video, Amour, 71 Fragments, Time Of The Wolf, Code Unknown. ” - bazman666
 
6.
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...
“ There will be blood, boogie nights, the master, punch drunk love, magnolia, Inherent Vice, Hard Eight. ” - bazman666
 
7.
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...
“ Fight club, zodiac, seven, the social network, the girl with the dragon tattoo, Gone Girl, Panic Room, The Game, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Alien 3. ” - bazman666
 
8.
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...
“ Heat, Ali, the insider, collateral, public enemies, The Last Of The Mohicans, Manhunter, Miami Vice. ” - bazman666
 
9.
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...
“ Black swan, requiem for a dream, Noah, the wrestler, the fountain ” - bazman666
 
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...
“ Munich, saving private ryan, schindlers list, war of the worlds, catch me if you can, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, A.I Artificial Intellegence, Amistad, Minority Report, Empire Of The Sun. ” - bazman666
 
11.
Alejandro G. 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)...
“ The Revenant, 21 grams, Birdman, babel, amores perros, buitiful ” - bazman666
 
12.
“ The big lebowski, no country for old men, o brother where art thou, Barton fink, true grit, Fargo, Millers Crossing, Raising Arizona, A Serious Man, Burn After Reading. ” - bazman666
 
13.
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...
“ JFK, any given Sunday, u-turn, Salvador, platoon, Natural Born Killers, Wall Street, World Trade Centre, Alexander, Nixon. ” - bazman666
 
14.
Lars von Trier
Writer, Melancholia
Lars von Trier (the "von" was adopted during his stay at the Danish Film School) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1956. He graduated from the Danish Film School in 1983 with his short film Befrielsesbilleder ("Images of Relief"), which won the Best Film award at the Munich Film Festival the following year...
“ Antichrist, Melancholia, Nymphomaniac, Dogville, Breaking The Waves, Manderlay. ” - bazman666
 
15.
“ Irreversible, enter the void, I stand alone ” - bazman666
 
16.
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...
“ Unbreakable, the sixth sense, signs, the village, the happening ” - bazman666
 
17.
“ The fighter, silver linings playbook, American Hustle, three kings, Joy, I heart Huckabees, Flirting With Disaster ” - bazman666
 
18.
Clint Eastwood
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the elder of two children in a middle-class family, Eastwood stayed in high school until the comparatively late age of nineteen and worked menial jobs over a period of several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ Unforgiven, million dollar baby, changeling, gran Torino, mystic river, Letters From Iwo Jima, Flags Of Our Fathers, Sully, American Sniper, J.Edgar. ” - bazman666
 
19.
David Ayer
Writer, Fury
David Ayer is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. David Ayer was born in Champaign, Illinois and grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Bethesda, Maryland, where he was kicked out of his house by his parents as a teenager. Ayer then lived with his cousin in Los Angeles, California...
“ End Of Watch, Harsh Times, Fury, Street Kings, Suicide Watch, Sabotage. ” - bazman666
 
20.
Zack Snyder
Director, 300
Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and superhero films...
“ Watchmen, dawn of the dead, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, sucker punch, 300, Man Of Steel ” - bazman666
 
21.
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)...
“ Forrest Gump, Flight, Back To The Future, Cast Away, Back To The Future Part 2, Allied, Beowulf, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Walk, Contact. ” - bazman666
 
22.
“ 12 Years A Slave, Shame, Hunger. ” - bazman666
 
23.
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...
“ Aliens, Avatar, Terminator 2, Titanic, The Terminator, True Lies, The Abyss. ” - bazman666
 
24.
“ Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival, Enemy. ” - bazman666
 
25.
“ The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Chopper, Killing Them Softly. ” - bazman666
 
26.
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)...
“ Matchstick Men, Gladiator, Prometheus, American Gangster, Alien, The Martian, Black Hawk Down, Robin Hood, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Thelma and Louise. ” - bazman666
 
27.
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...
“ 25th Hour, He Got Game, Do The Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Oldboy, Clockers, Inside Man, Mo Better Blues, Malcolm X, Summer Of Sam. ” - bazman666
 
28.
Jeff Nichols
Writer, Mud
“ Take Shelter, Midnight Special, Midnight Special. ” - bazman666
 
29.
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...
“ The Royal Tenembaums, Rushmore, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Bottle Rocket, Moonrise Kingdom, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited. ” - bazman666
 
30.
“ Finding neverland, monsters ball, stranger than fiction, World War Z, stay ” - bazman666