Best 3D Feature Film Directors

by whittleboy615 | created - 19 Apr 2012 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

A list of directors with a talent for creating stereoscopic 3D movies

1. James Cameron

Writer | Avatar

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 ...

Avatar, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (Short), Titanic, Ghosts of the Abyss, Aliens of the Deep, Deepsea Challenge

Upcoming: Avatar 2, 3, 4, 5

2. Ang Lee

Director | Wo hu cang long

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, ...

Life of Pi, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Upcoming: Gemini Man, Thrilla in Manila

3. 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 ...

Gravity

4. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

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 ...

Hugo

5. Ridley Scott

Producer | The Martian

Described by film producer Michael Deeley as "the very best eye in the business", director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him ...

The Martian, Prometheus, Exodus: Gods and Kings

Upcoming: Battle of Britain, Wraiths of the Broken Land

6. Bryan Singer

Director | X-Men

Bryan Singer was born on September 17, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Bryan Jay Singer. He is a producer and director, known for X-Men (2000), The Usual Suspects (1995) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Jack the Giant Slayer, Superman Returns

Upcoming: Broadway 4-D (Attraction), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

7. Alfred Hitchcock

Director | 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 ...

Dial M for Murder

8. John Farrow

Writer | Around the World in 80 Days

John Farrow wrote short stories and plays during his four-year career in the navy. In the late 1920s he came to Hollywood as a technical advisor for a film about Marines and stayed as a screenwriter, from A Sailor's Sweetheart (1927) through Tarzan Escapes (1936). He married Tarzan's Jane, Maureen ...

Hondo

9. Roy Ward Baker

Director | Asylum

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 ...

Inferno

10. George Sidney

Director | Scaramouche

George Sidney was born on October 4, 1916 in Long Island City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Scaramouche (1952), Show Boat (1951) and Pepe (1960). He was married to Corinne Cole, Jane Robinson and Lillian Burns. He died on May 5, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Kiss Me Kate, Third Dimensional Murder (Short)

11. André De Toth

Writer | The Gunfighter

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. ...

House of Wax, The Bounty Hunter, The Stranger Wore a Gun

12. Jack Arnold

Director | The Incredible Shrinking Man

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...

Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature, It Came from Outer Space, The Glass Web

13. Robert Zemeckis

Writer | Back to the Future

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 (1984), 1941 (1979)) and special effect ...

The Walk, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express

14. Peter Jackson

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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,...

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

15. Hark Tsui

Director | Zhì qu weihu shan

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 ...

Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, The Taking of Tiger Mountain, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back

Upcoming: Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings, The Legend of Famen Temple, The Taking of Tiger Mountain Prequel

16. Takashi Yamazaki

Director | Eien no 0

Takashi Yamazaki was born in 1964 in Nagano, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for Eien no 0 (2013), Always san-chôme no yûhi (2005) and Kiseijuu (2014). He has been married to Shimako Sato since April 2012.

Always Sunset on Third Street '64, Stand by Me Doraemon, Friends: Naki on the Monster Island

17. Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Director | Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Jean-Pierre Jeunet 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/...

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

18. Baz Luhrmann

Writer | Moulin Rouge!

Baz's parents did Ballroom competitions, thus growing up around the very subject matter of his first three films.

The Great Gatsby

19. Curtis Bernhardt

Director | Kisses for My President

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 ...

Miss Sadie Thompson

20. Raoul Walsh

Director | Sadie Thompson

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 (1928) opposite Gloria Swanson in the title role. He would have played the Cisco Kid in his own film In Old Arizona ...

Gun Fury

21. Rudolph Maté

Cinematographer | Foreign Correspondent

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

22. Arch Oboler

Writer | Bwana Devil

Arch Oboler was born on December 7, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a writer and director, known for Bwana Devil (1952), Five (1951) and The Twonky (1953). He was married to Eleanor Helfand. He died on March 19, 1987 in Westlake Village, California, USA.

The Bubble, Bwana Devil, Domo Arigato

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, The Queen's Corgi

24. Wuershan

Director | Dao jiàn xiào

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 ...

Mojin: The Lost Legend, Painted Skin: The Resurrection

Upcoming: Dragons

25. Tung-Shing Yee

Director | Wang jiao hei ye

Tung-Shing Yee was born on December 28, 1957 in Hong Kong. He is an actor and director, known for Wang jiao hei ye (2004), San suk si gin (2009) and Lie huo zhan che (1995).

Sword Master

26. Wen Jiang

Actor | Rogue One

Wen Jiang was born on January 5, 1963 in Tangshan, China. He is an actor and director, known for Rogue One (2016), Guizi lai le (2000) and Tian di ying xiong (2003). He has been married to Yun Zhou since 2005. They have one child. He was previously married to Sandrine Chenivisse.

Gone with the Bullets

27. Paul Morrissey

Director | Mixed Blood

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 ...

Flesh for Frankenstein

28. Joe Dante

Director | Innerspace

Joe Dante is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. After a stint as a film reviewer, he began his filmmaking apprenticeship in 1974 as trailer editor for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (co-directed with Allan Arkush), a ...

The Hole

29. Joseph Kosinski

Director | Tron

Joseph Kosinski is a director whose uncompromising visual style has quickly made a mark in the filmmaking zeitgeist. His feature film debut, "Tron Legacy" for Walt Disney Studios, grossed over $400 million worldwide and was nominated for several awards including an Academy Award and a Grammy for ...

Tron: Legacy

30. Robert Rodriguez

Producer | El mariachi

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 (1981), none ...

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

31. Wim Wenders

Director | Der Himmel über Berlin

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 ...

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)

32. Jean-Jacques Annaud

Director | Der Name der Rose

Jean-Jacques Annaud is a French film director, screenwriter and producer, best known for directing Quest for Fire (1981), The Name of the Rose (1986), The Lover (1992), Seven Years in Tibet (1997) and Le dernier loup (2015). Annaud has received numerous awards for his work, including four César ...

Wings of Courage, Wolf Totem

33. Gordon Douglas

Director | In Like Flint

Starting out as a child actor, Gordon Douglas was eventually hired by Hal Roach as a gag writer. His first directorial assignments were for Roach's "Our Gang" series. Graduating to features, Douglas stayed with comedies, directing Oliver Hardy in Zenobia (1939) and both Hardy and Stan Laurel in ...

The Charge at Feather River

34. Harry Essex

Writer | It Came from Outer Space

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 ...

I, the Jury

35. William Cameron Menzies

Production_designer | Gone with the Wind

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...

The Maze, Doom Town (Short), Acrobatiks (Short), Fun in the Sun (Short)

36. Francis Ford Coppola

Producer | The Conversation

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 ...

Captain EO, The Bellboy and the Playgirls, Twixt

37. Jean-Luc Godard

Director | À bout de souffle

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 ...

Goodbye to Language

38. Tim Burton

Producer | Edward Scissorhands

Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, 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 ...

Frankenweenie, Alice in Wonderland, Vincent

39. Henry Selick

Director | Coraline

Henry Selick is a film director, specializing in films with stop-motion animation. He has formal training as an animator.

Selick was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, son of Charles H. Selick and Melanie Molan. He was mostly raised Rumson, New Jersey. As a child, Selick took up drawing as a hobby. He ...

Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas

40. Patrick Lussier

Editor | My Bloody Valentine

Patrick Lussier is known for his work on My Bloody Valentine (2009), Terminator Genisys (2015) and Scream (1996).

My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry

41. Steven Quale

Director | Final Destination 5

Steven Quale is known for his work on Final Destination 5 (2011), The Abyss (1989) and Into the Storm (2014).

Final Destination 5, Aliens of the Deep

42. Sam Raimi

Director | Spider-Man

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 (1981). From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making ...

Oz: The Great and Powerful

43. Edward Ludwig

Director | Caribbean

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...

Jivaro, Sangaree

44. Paul W.S. Anderson

Writer | Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Paul W.S. Anderson gained a fair bit of notoriety in his native England when he directed the ultra-violent Shopping (1994) (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, ...

Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Pompeii, The Three Musketeers

45. Michael Bay

Producer | Armageddon

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 Divinyls. His work won...

Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Transformers: The Last Knight, Transformers: The Ride (Short)

46. Richard Fleischer

Director | Soylent Green

Richard Fleischer was born on December 8, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Soylent Green (1973), The Vikings (1958) and Red Sonja (1985). He was married to Mary Dickson. He died on March 25, 2006 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, ...

Arena, Amityville 3-D

47. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Artificial Intelligence: AI

Undoubtedly one of the most influential personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and certainly one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, ...

Jurassic Park, The Adventures of Tintin, The BFG

Upcoming: Ready Player One, Indiana Jones 5

48. George Miller

Producer | Mad Max: Fury Road

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 (1981) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) being hailed as amongst the greatest action films of all time. Aside from the Mad Max films, Miller...

Mad Max: Fury Road, Happy Feet Two

Upcoming: Mad Max: The Wasteland

49. Guillermo del Toro

Writer | El laberinto del fauno

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 (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...

Pacific Rim

50. William Castle

Producer | Homicidal

William Castle was born on April 24, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA as William Schloss. He was a producer and director, known for Homicidal (1961), Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Bug (1975). He was married to Ellen. He died on May 31, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Fort Ti, Drums of Tahiti, Jesse James vs. The Daltons

51. Lew Landers

Director | Pacific Liner

Rivaling Sam Newfield and William Beaudine as one of the American film industry's most prolific directors, Lew Landers began directing features in the mid-'30s under his real name of Louis Friedlander, but changed it to Lew Landers after several films. His first effort, The Raven (1935), with Boris...

Man in the Dark

52. Alister Grierson

Director | Kokoda

Alister Grierson is a director and writer, known for Kokoda (2006), Bomb (2005) and Sanctum (2011).

Sanctum

53. Eric Brevig

Visual_effects | Total Recall

Eric Brevig was born in 1957. He is known for his work on Total Recall (1990), Men in Black (1997) and Pearl Harbor (2001).

Journey to the Center of the Earth, Yogi Bear

54. Jon M. Chu

Director | G.I. Joe: Retaliation

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

55. Steve Miner

Director | Warlock

Steve Miner has had a very popular career in making films and remains one of Hollywood's most prolific directors and has worked with a variety of stars that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, C. Thomas Howell, Tom Arnold, Rick Moranis, and Bill Pullman.

Before becoming a director, Miner ...

Friday the 13th Part III

56. Joe Alves

Production_designer | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Joe Alves was born on May 21, 1936 in San Leandro, California, USA as Joseph Manuel Alves. He is an art director and production designer, known for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Jaws 3-D (1983) and Escape from New York (1981). He has been married to Jerri Lauridsen since April 29, 1990...

Jaws 3-D

Sitting on the Golden Porch, The Doctor's Pupil

Dynasty, 13 Nuns

59. Wei Lo

Actor | Jing wu men

Wei Lo was born in 1918 in Jiangsu Province, China. He was an actor and director, known for The Chinese Connection (1972), The Big Boss (1971) and Tie quan xiao zi (1977). He was married to Liang Hua Liu. He died on January 20, 1996 in Hong Kong.

Magnificent Bodyguards

60. Pou-Soi Cheang

Director | Gau ngao gau

Pou-Soi Cheang is an actor and director, known for Gau ngao gau (2006), Hyn huet ching nin (2002) and Che sau (2012).

The Monkey King, The Monkey King 2, SPL 2: A Time for Consequences

Upcoming: The Monkey King 3: The Land of Beauty

61. Stephen Chow

Actor | Kung fu

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...

The Mermaid, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

62. Oxide Chun Pang

Director | Gin gwai

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

63. Danny Pang

Director | Gin gwai

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 (2000) is the first film in which the brothers combine their talents.

Out of Inferno, The Child's Eye, The Strange House, The Mirror

64. Takashi Shimizu

Director | Ju-on

Takashi Shimizu was born on July 27, 1972 in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for Ju-on: The Grudge (2002), The Grudge (2004) and Marebito (2004).

Tormented, The Shock Labyrinth

Sadako, Sadako 2

66. Michael J. Bassett

Director | Solomon Kane

Michael J. Bassett is a director and producer, known for Solomon Kane (2009), Ash vs Evil Dead (2015) and Power (2014).

Silent Hill: Revelation

67. David R. Ellis

Assistant_director | The Matrix Reloaded

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 ...

The Final Destination, Shark Night

68. Charles Band

Producer | Doctor Mordrid

Charles Band is a writer, producer, director and publisher. He was born on December 27, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Charles Robert Band. His father was producer and director Albert Band and his brother is composer Richard Band.

Band has been writing, producing and directing films in the ...

Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, Parasite, The Creeps, Evil Bong 3-D: The Wrath of Bong

69. Worth Keeter

Director | Wolfman

Worth Keeter is a director and assistant director, known for Wolfman (1979), Last Lives (1997) and Chain Gang (1984).

Hit the Road Running, Tales of the Third Dimension, Dogs of Hell, Hot Heir

70. Mario Mattoli

Director | Abbandono

Mario Mattoli was born on November 30, 1898 in Tolentino, Marche, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Abbandono (1940), Schoolgirl Diary (1941) and La damigella di Bard (1938). He was married to Mity Mignone. He died on February 26, 1980 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Neapolitan Turk, Funniest Show on Earth

71. Ferdinando Baldi

Director | Missione finale

Ferdinando Baldi was born on May 19, 1917 in Cava de' Tirreni, Campania, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Missione finale (1988), Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968) and Massacre in the Black Forest (1967). He died on November 12, 2007 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Comin' at Ya!, Treasure of the Four Crowns

72. Lamont Johnson

Director | Wallenberg: A Hero's Story

Lamont Johnson was born on September 30, 1922 in Stockton, California, USA as Ernest Lamont Johnson Jr. He was a director and actor, known for Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985), Lincoln (1988) and Profiles in Courage (1964). He was married to Tony Johnson. He died on October 24, 2010 in Monterey, ...

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

73. Bruce Malmuth

Actor | The Karate Kid

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 ...

The Man Who Wasn't There

74. Byron Howard

Director | Zootopia

Byron Howard was born on December 26, 1968 in Misawa, Japan as Byron P. Howard. He is known for his work on Zootopia (2016), Tangled (2010) and Bolt (2008).

Tangled, Bolt, Zootopia

75. Nathan Greno

Actor | Tangled

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...

Tangled

Upcoming: Giantic

76. Dean DeBlois

Writer | How to Train Your Dragon 2

Dean DeBlois is a Canadian writer, director, and producer known best for having co-written and co-directed Disney's Lilo & Stitch (2002) and Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon (2010), both Oscar nominated. While working as an assistant animator and layout artist for Hinton Animation Studios ...

How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2

Upcoming: How to Train Your Dragon 3

77. Phil Lord

Writer | The LEGO Movie

Phil Lord was born on July 12, 1975 in Miami, Florida, USA as Philip A. Lord. He is a producer and writer, known for The Lego Movie (2014), 22 Jump Street (2014) and Clone High (2002).

The LEGO Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Upcoming: Spider-Man Animated

78. Christopher Miller

Writer | The LEGO Movie

Christopher Miller was born on September 23, 1975 in Everett, Washington, USA as Christopher Robert Miller. He is a producer and writer, known for The Lego Movie (2014), 22 Jump Street (2014) and Clone High (2002). He is married to Robyn Murgio. They have one child.

The LEGO Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Upcoming: Spider-Man Animated

79. Pierre Coffin

Actor | Despicable Me 2

Pierre Coffin was born on March 15, 1967 in France. He is an actor and director, known for Despicable Me 2 (2013), Minions (2015) and Despicable Me (2010).

Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Minions

80. Chris Renaud

Actor | Despicable Me 2

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 (2010), Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) and Despicable Me 2 (2013). Along with Pierre Coffin and Eric Guillon, he also co-created the ...

Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2

81. Tom McGrath

Writer | Madagascar

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...

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Megamind, The Boss Baby

82. Eric Darnell

Writer | Madagascar

Eric Darnell is known for his work on Madagascar (2005), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) and Antz (1998).

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Penguins of Madagascar

83. Rob Letterman

Director | Monsters vs. Aliens

Rob Letterman is a director and writer, known for Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Shark Tale (2004) and Goosebumps (2015).

Monsters vs. Aliens, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

84. Chris Miller

Actor | Puss in Boots

Chris Miller was born on January 20, 1968 as Christopher Matthew Miller. He is known for his work on Puss in Boots (2011), Penguins of Madagascar (2014) and Shrek the Third (2007). He has been married to Laura Gorenstein Miller since August 18, 1996.

Puss in Boots, Shrek the Third

85. Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Director | Kung Fu Panda 2

Jennifer Yuh Nelson was born on May 7, 1972 in South Korea. She is known for her work on Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Kung Fu Panda (2008) and Dark City (1998).

Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3

86. Chris Sanders

Writer | Lilo & Stitch

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 ...

How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods

87. Kirk De Micco

Writer | The Croods

Kirk De Micco was born on May 15, 1969 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA as James Kirk DeMicco. He is a writer and director, known for The Croods (2013), Space Chimps (2008) and Racing Stripes (2005).

The Croods, Space Chimps

88. Rob Minkoff

Director | The Lion King

Rob Minkoff was born on August 11, 1962 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Lion King (1994), Stuart Little 2 (2002) and Oliver & Company (1988). He has been married to Crystal Kung since September 29, 2007.

The Lion King, Mr. Peabody & Sherman

89. Chris Williams

Animation_department | Frozen

Chris Williams was born on April 23, 1968 in Missouri, USA as Christopher John Williams. He is known for his work on Frozen (2013), Big Hero 6 (2014) and Moana (2016). He has been married to Astrid Sealey since July 10, 2004. They have two children.

Bolt, Big Hero 6

90. Gary Trousdale

Director | The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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 ...

Beauty and the Beast, Rocky and Bullwinkle (Short)

91. Mike Mitchell

Actor | Monsters vs. Aliens

Mike Mitchell was born in Oklahoma city to parents, Robert Mitchell, and Julia Baker. He graduated from Putnam City North High School, having been deeply involved with their arts programs. He then left behind his small town and moved to Las Angeles to attend the California Institute of the Arts. ...

Shrek Forever After, Trolls