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...
“ Avatar, Titanic, Ghosts of the Abyss, Aliens of the Deep, Deepsea Challenge, T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (Short)
Upcoming: Avatar 2, Avatar 3, Avatar 4, Avatar 5 ” - whittleboy615
Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Masters Degree in Film Production at New York University...
“ Life of Pi
Upcoming: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Thrilla in Manila ” - whittleboy615
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...
“ Gravity ” - whittleboy615
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...
“ Hugo ” - whittleboy615
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)...
“ The Martian, Prometheus, Exodus: Gods and Kings
Upcoming: Alien: Covenant, Wraiths of the Broken Land, Alien: Covenant Sequel ” - whittleboy615
“ X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Jack the Giant Slayer, Superman Returns
Upcoming: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, X-Men: 1990s Sequel ” - whittleboy615
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)...
“ Dial M for Murder ” - whittleboy615
“ Hondo ” - whittleboy615
Roy Ward Baker
Roy Ward Baker's first job in films was as a teaboy at the Gainsborough Studios in London, England, but within three years he was working as an assistant director. During World War II, he worked in the Army Kinematograph Unit under Eric Ambler
, a writer and film producer, who, after the war, gave Baker his first opportunity to direct a film...
“ Inferno ” - whittleboy615
“ Kiss Me Kate, Murder in 3-D (Short) ” - whittleboy615
André De Toth
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...
“ House of Wax, The Bounty Hunter, The Stranger Wore a Gun ” - whittleboy615
Jack Arnold reigns supreme as one of the great directors of 1950s science-fiction features. His films are distinguished by moody black and white cinematography, solid acting, smart, thoughtful scripts, snappy pacing, a genuine heartfelt enthusiasm for the genre and plenty of eerie atmosphere. Arnold was born on October 14...
“ Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature, It Came from Outer Space, The Glass Web ” - whittleboy615
“ The Walk, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express ” - whittleboy615
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...
“ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies, King Kong 360 3-D (Short)
Upcoming: The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun ” - whittleboy615
Tsui Hark recently became the fourth Chinese film director to join the board of judges for the 57th Cannes Film Festival in the feature films category this year. An internationally acclaimed visionary director, Hark started making experimental movies with 8mm film when he was only 13. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin...
“ The Taking of Tiger Mountain, Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
Upcoming: Journey to the West: Demon Chapter, Detective Dee and the Four Kings, The Taking of Tiger Mountain Prequel, The Legend of Famen Temple ” - whittleboy615
“ Always Sunset on Third Street '64, Stand by Me Doraemon, Friends: Naki on the Monster Island ” - whittleboy615
is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc
in 1984). At the same time he met designer/drawer Marc Caro
with whom he made two short animation movies: L'évasion
and Le manège
“ The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet ” - whittleboy615
Baz Luhrmann grew up in rural Australia. He first became enthralled by the world of movies and the power of storytelling at his father's theatre. He also encountered a variety of interesting people while working at the local gas station, and Luhrmann went on to use these experiences as a source for his own creativity...
“ The Great Gatsby ” - whittleboy615
If Curtis Bernhardt is a relative unknown, it's because he didn't direct his first Hollywood feature until 1940 at the age of 41. Bernhardt worked for years in Germany until his Jewish heritage made living there impossible by 1933-- he was arrested by the Gestapo and made a harrowing underground escape to France...
“ Miss Sadie Thompson ” - whittleboy615
“ The Bubble, Bwana Devil, Domo Arigato ” - whittleboy615
“ The House of Magic, A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures, A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape From Paradise, Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life, Fly Me to the Moon, S.O.S. Planet, Haunted Castle, Encounter in the Third Dimension, Alien Adventure, Misadventures in 3D, African Adventure: Safari in the Okavango, African Safari
Upcoming: Son of Big Foot ” - whittleboy615
Born in New York City in 1938, Paul Morrissey studied literature at Fordham University. In the early 1960s, following a stint in the Army and jobs in insurance and as a social worker, he began directing short independent films. In 1965, he was introduced to Andy Warhol
, who asked him to contribute ideas and bring new direction to the film experiments he had been recently begun presenting...
“ Flesh for Frankenstein ” - whittleboy615
Joseph Dante Jr. was born on November 28, 1946 in Morristown, New Jersey, and raised in the nearby borough of Parsippany. His father was a professional golf players and his father wrote some books on the instructions of playing golf some of which included Four Magic Moves to Winning Golf, and Stop that Slice...
“ The Hole ” - whittleboy615
“ TRON: Legacy
Upcoming: TRON 3 ” - whittleboy615
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...
“ Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Spy Kids 3D: Game Over, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
Upcoming: Alita: Battle Angel, Jonny Quest, Machete Kills in Space ” - whittleboy615
“ Sword Master ” - whittleboy615
Wuershan was born on June 10, 1972 in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. He is an ethnic Mongolian. He currently lives and works in Beijing, China. At 16 years old, Wuershan enrolled into the High School affiliated to China Central Academy of Fine Arts. Then he was admitted into the Oil Painting Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1992, but he dropped out in the next year...
“ Mojin: The Lost Legend, Painted Skin: The Resurrection ” - whittleboy615
“ Gone with the Bullets ” - whittleboy615
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)...
“ Every Thing Will Be Fine, The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez, Pina, Cathedrals of Culture: Berlin Philharmonic Hall, If Buildings Could Talk (Short), Il Volo (Short)
Upcoming: Submergence? ” - whittleboy615
“ Wings of Courage, Wolf Totem ” - whittleboy615
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
“ Frankenweenie, Alice in Wonderland, Vincent ” - whittleboy615
“ Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas ” - whittleboy615
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...
“ The BFG, Jurassic Park, The Adventures of Tintin
Upcoming: Ready Player One, Indiana Jones 5 ” - whittleboy615
George Miller is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and former medical doctor. He is best known for his Mad Max franchise, with The Road Warrior and Fury Road being hailed as amongst the greatest action films of all time. Aside from the Mad Max films, Miller has been involved in a wide range of projects. These include the Academy Award-winning Babe and Happy Feet film series...
“ Mad Max: Fury Road, Happy Feet Two
Upcoming: Mad Max: The Wasteland ” - whittleboy615
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
) and worked on making his own short films...
“ Pacific Rim ” - whittleboy615
“ Warcraft ” - whittleboy615
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...
“ Captain EO, The Bellboy and the Playgirls, Twixt ” - whittleboy615
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)...
“ Goodbye to Language ” - whittleboy615
“ Fright Night, The Finest Hours ” - whittleboy615
“ My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry ” - whittleboy615
“ Final Destination 5, Aliens of the Deep ” - whittleboy615
Paul W.S. Anderson
Paul W.S. Anderson gained a fair bit of notoriety in his native England when he directed the ultra-violent Shopping
(which he also wrote), starring Jude Law
and Sean Pertwee
in a story about thieves who steal by ramming a car into storefronts. The film was banned in some cinemas in England, and became a direct-to-video slightly edited release in the United States...
“ Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution, Pompeii, The Three Musketeers
Upcoming: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter ” - whittleboy615
“ Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Transformers: The Ride (Short)
Upcoming: Transformers 5 ” - whittleboy615
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...
“ Oz: The Great and Powerful ” - whittleboy615
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...
“ Gun Fury ” - whittleboy615
New York-born Harry Essex planned on a writing career throughout his young life. Among his first jobs were stints on the New York newspapers "The Daily Mirror" and "The Brooklyn Eagle", short stories for "Collier's" and "The Saturday Evening Post" and even a Broadway play titled "Something for Nothing" (which Essex later called "a resounding failure")...
“ I, the Jury ” - whittleboy615
One of the most respected cinematographers in the industry, Polish-born Rudolph Mate entered the film business after his graduation from the University of Budapest. He worked in Hungary as an assistant cameraman for Alexander Korda
and later worked throughout Europe with noted cameraman Karl Freund
“ Second Chance ” - whittleboy615
“ The Charge at Feather River ” - whittleboy615
“ Arena, Amityville 3-D ” - whittleboy615
“ Fort Ti, Drums of Tahiti, Jesse James vs. The Daltons ” - whittleboy615
Russian-born Edward Ludwig came to the U.S. as a child and was educated in Canada and New York City. He entered the film business as an actor in silents, then became a scenarist and screenwriter, and in the early 1930s turned to directing. Although most of his films were routine second features, he showed a flair for action pictures...
“ Jivaro, Sangaree ” - whittleboy615
William Cameron Menzies
William Cameron Menzies was educated at Yale University, the University of Edinburgh and at the Art Students League in New York. He entered the film industry in 1919, after serving with the U.S. Expeditionary Forces in World War I. His initial assignments were in film design and special effects, as assistant to Anton Grot
at Famous Players-Lasky...
“ The Maze, Doom Town (Short), Acrobatiks (Short), Fun in the Sun (Short) ” - whittleboy615
“ Man in the Dark ” - whittleboy615
“ Friday the 13th Part III ” - whittleboy615
“ Jaws 3-D ” - whittleboy615
“ Sanctum ” - whittleboy615
“ Journey to the Center of the Earth, Yogi Bear ” - whittleboy615
“ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, San Andreas, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Upcoming: Rampage, San Andreas 2, Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon ” - whittleboy615
Jon M. Chu
Jon is an alumni of the USC School of Cinema-Television. There, he won the Princess Grace Award, the Dore Schary Award presented by the Anti-Defamation league, the Jack Nicholson directing award, and recognized as an honoree for the IFP/West program Project: Involve. After making his student short...
“ Step Up 3D, Never Say Never, G.I. Joe: Retaliation ” - whittleboy615
“ Sitting on the Golden Porch, The Doctor's Pupil ” - whittleboy615
“ Dynasty, 13 Nuns ” - whittleboy615
“ Magnificent Bodyguards ” - whittleboy615
“ Upcoming: Nezha ” - whittleboy615
Stephen Chow was the only boy of his family, and has grown up as a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts addict. His career started on TV, where he presented a children show ( "430 Space Shuttle" (1983)) and started becoming popular. He got some supporting roles, after that, and won the Taiwanese Golden Horse award for best supporting actor...
“ The Mermaid, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons ” - whittleboy615
“ The Monkey King, The Monkey King 2, SPL 2: A Time for Consequences ” - whittleboy615
“ The Four II, The Four III
Upcoming: Secret Treasure, The Legend of the Condor Heroes ” - whittleboy615
Oxide Chun Pang
Oxide Pang started his career in Hong Kong, where he worked as colourist. After moving to Bangkok, he made the experimental film Who's Running.
“ Out of Inferno, The Child's Eye, Sleepwalker ” - whittleboy615
The twin brothers Oxide and Danny Pang started their career in Hong Kong, where Oxide worked as colourist and Danny as editor. After moving to Bangkok, Oxide made the experimental film Who's Running. Bangkok Dangerous
is the first film in which the brothers combine their talents.
“ Out of Inferno, The Child's Eye, The Strange House, The Mirror ” - whittleboy615
“ Tormented, The Shock Labyrinth ” - whittleboy615
“ Sadako, Sadako 2 ” - whittleboy615
“ Silent Hill: Revelation ” - whittleboy615
David R. Ellis
Began as child actor in Kurt Russell
-Disney Films in 1974. Made the switch to the Stunt world following a successful career as a junior pro surfer. Born, bred, and continues to reside in Malibu. Many, many stunts later, David made the promotion to Stunt Coordinator in 1978 on Invasion of the Body Snatchers
“ The Final Destination, Shark Night ” - whittleboy615
The son of filmmaker Albert Band
, Charles Band followed in his father's shoes. After several years as an independent filmmaker, he started Empire Pictures in the mid-'80s. That company collapsed due to the falling Italian currency--the company's studio was headquartered in Italy--Band established Full Moon Pictures...
“ Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, Parasite, The Creeps, Evil Bong 3-D: The Wrath of Bong ” - whittleboy615
“ Hit the Road Running, Tales of the Third Dimension, Dogs of Hell, Hot Heir ” - whittleboy615
“ Neapolitan Turk, Funniest Show on Earth ” - whittleboy615
“ Comin' at Ya!, Treasure of the Four Crowns ” - whittleboy615
“ Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone ” - whittleboy615
Bruce Malmuth has enjoyed a distinguished career in film, television and theater as a writer, director and actor. Soon after achieving success with his commercials (Excedrin Headache #1 and Fresca Snowstorms campaigns, and other Clio winners) Mr. Malmuth made his film directorial debut with Sylvester Stallone
in the classic thriller Nighthawks
“ The Man Who Wasn't There ” - whittleboy615
“ Tangled, Bolt, Zootopia ” - whittleboy615
Nathan Greno was born in Kenosha, Wisc., on the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan. As a child, he developed a love for drawing, which quickly evolved into a passion for visual storytelling. Influenced by comic books and newspaper comic strips, he started filling tablets of paper full of sketches...
Upcoming: Giantic ” - whittleboy615
Dean DeBlois is a Canadian writer, director, and producer known best for having co-written and co-directed Disney's Lilo & Stitch
and Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon
, both Oscar nominated. While working as an assistant animator and layout artist for Hinton Animation Studios in Ottawa, Ontario, DeBlois simultaneously attended Sheridan College's three year Classical Animation program...
“ How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2
Upcoming: How to Train Your Dragon 3 ” - whittleboy615
“ The LEGO Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Upcoming: Spider-Man Animated ” - whittleboy615
“ The LEGO Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Upcoming: Spider-Man Animated ” - whittleboy615
“ Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Minions ” - whittleboy615
Director Chris Renaud has established himself as a heavyweight in the world of animation following the phenomenal box office success of recent movies Despicable Me
, Dr. Seuss
' The Lorax (2012) and Despicable Me 2 (2013). Along with Pierre Coffin and Eric Guillon, he also co-created the iconic Minion characters featured in the Despicable Me films and the global smash Minions (2015)...
“ Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2 ” - whittleboy615
Born on August 7, 1964. Hometown is Lynnwood, Washington. Most popular as Skipper of Madagascar movies & the TV show, Penguins Of Madagascar & was a voice actor for Shrek 3 as Gary, Monsters vs Aliens as Wilson, Megamind as Lord Scott, & a bit part in Puss In Boots as a bar thief as well as being a director, layout & storyboard artist for numerous other animated movies.
“ Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Megamind
Upcoming: Boss Baby ” - whittleboy615
“ Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Penguins of Madagascar ” - whittleboy615
“ Monsters vs. Aliens
Upcoming: Captain Underpants ” - whittleboy615
“ Puss in Boots, Shrek the Third
Upcoming: Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves ” - whittleboy615
“ Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3 ” - whittleboy615
Born and raised in Colorado, Chris Sanders fell in love with animation at the age of ten after seeing Ward Kimball animated shorts on 'The Wonderful World of Disney'. He began drawing, and applied to CalArts after his grandmother told him about the animation program at the school. He majored in character animation...
“ How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods
Upcoming: The Croods 2 ” - whittleboy615
“ The Croods, Space Chimps
Upcoming: The Croods 2 ” - whittleboy615
“ The Lion King, Mr. Peabody & Sherman ” - whittleboy615
“ Bolt, Big Hero 6 ” - whittleboy615
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...
“ Beauty and the Beast, Rocky and Bullwinkle (Short) ” - whittleboy615
“ Shrek Forever After
Upcoming: Trolls ” - whittleboy615