Directors Born 1947-1964

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1.
“ 1947
The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
La vita è bella (1997)
The Monster (1994)
Johnny Stecchino (1991)
Il piccolo diavolo (1988)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
2.
Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano was born in Tokyo in 1947 and entered show business in 1972 as "Beat" Takeshi, the stage name he continues to use today as a performer. As part of the comic duo Two Beats, Kitano was one of the leading figures in the manzai (stand-up comedy) boom in the late 1970s. With his distinctive art of speech and his idiosyncratic perspective...
“ 1947
Outrage 2 (2013)
Outrage (2010)
Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)
Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)
Takeshis' (2005)
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
Dolls (2002)
Brother (2000)
Kikujiro (1999)
Fireworks (1997)
Kids Return (1996)
Getting Any? (1994)
Sonatine (1993)
A Scene at the Sea (1991)
Boiling Point (1990)
Violent Cop (1989)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
3.
“ 1947
Redbelt (2008)
Spartan (2004)
Heist (2001)
State and Main (2000)
The Winslow Boy (1999)
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Oleanna (1994)
Homicide (1991)
Things Change (1988)
House of Games (1987)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
4.
Rob Reiner
Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost) and Emmy-Winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner. Robert as a child often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show which Carl Reiner created and also starred in...
“ 1947
Flipped (2010)
The Bucket List (2007)
The American President (1995)
A Few Good Men (1992)
Misery (1990)
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Stand by Me (1986)
The Sure Thing (1985)
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
5.
John Carpenter
Writer, Halloween
John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles...
“ 1948
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
They Live (1988)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Starman (1984)
Christine (1983)
The Thing (1982)
Escape from New York (1981)
The Fog (1980)
Halloween (1978)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Dark Star (1974)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
6.
Pedro Almodóvar
The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study filmmaking because he didn't have the money to afford it...
“ 1949
The Skin I Live In (2011)
Broken Embraces (2009)
Volver (2006)
Bad Education (2004)
Talk to Her (2002)
All About My Mother (1999)
Live Flesh (1997)
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
High Heels (1991)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Law of Desire (1987)
Matador (1986)
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
7.
“ 1949
Mumford (1999)
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Grand Canyon (1991)
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Silverado (1985)
The Big Chill (1983)
Body Heat (1981)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
8.
“ 1949
Season of the Witch (2011)
Swordfish (2001)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Kalifornia (1993)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
9.
“ 1949
Secretariat (2010)
We Were Soldiers (2002)
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
10.
Terry Zwigoff
Director, Ghost World
Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Zwigoff held several jobs before making his breakthrough feature: the documentary Crumb (1994) in 1994. His previous jobs included musician, shipping clerk, printer and welfare office worker. In fact, Zwigoff traces his film career back to discovering a rare blues recording by an unknown Chicago blues musician he discovered in 1978...
“ 1949
Art School Confidential (2006)
Bad Santa (2003)
Ghost World (2001)
Crumb (1994) Doc
Louie Bluie (1985) Doc
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
11.
“ 1950–2009
Uncle Buck (1989)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Weird Science (1985)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
12.
“ 1950
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
The Wolfman (2010)
Hidalgo (2004)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
October Sky (1999)
Jumanji (1995)
The Rocketeer (1991)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
13.
“ 1950
Byzantium (2012)
Ondine (2009)
The Brave One (2007)
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
The Good Thief (2002)
The End of the Affair (1999)
The Butcher Boy (1997)
Michael Collins (1996)
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
The Crying Game (1992)
Mona Lisa (1986)
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Angel (1982)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
14.
John Landis
John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes. Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "spaghetti" westerns...
“ 1950
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Coming to America (1988)
¡Three Amigos! (1986)
Spies Like Us (1985)
Thriller (1983) with Michael Jackson
Trading Places (1983)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Animal House (1978)
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Schlock (1973)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
15.
John Sayles
Writer, Lone Star
A bright child, John Sayles began reading novels before age 9. A Williams grad in 1972, he shunned a corporate career to work various blue-collar jobs, moving to east Boston to take a factory job. He wrote stories and submitted them to various magazines, and the Atlantic Monthly gave him the idea of publishing them in a novel--thus "Pride of the Bimbos" (1975) was born...
“ 1950
Honeydripper (2007)
Silver City (2004)
Casa de los babys (2003)
Sunshine State (2002)
Limbo (1999)
Men with Guns (1997)
Lone Star (1996)
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Passion Fish (1992)
City of Hope (1991)
Eight Men Out (1988)
Matewan (1987)
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
16.
Lee Tamahori
Director, Die Another Day
Beginning as a commercial artist and photographer, he joined the New Zealand film industry in the late 1970s as a boom operator. He became an assistant director a decade later. Making international award-winning commercials for 10 years, he has also directed several TV series. His first feature film, Once Were Warriors, won the PEN First Book Award.
“ 1950
The Devil's Double (2011)
Next (2007)
Die Another Day (2002)
Along Came a Spider (2001)
The Edge (1997)
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Once Were Warriors (1994)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
17.
Kathryn Bigelow
Director, The Hurt Locker
A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be critiqued by people like Richard Serra...
“ 1951
The Hurt Locker (2008)
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
The Weight of Water (2000)
Strange Days (1995)
Wild Palms (1993) TV Mini Series
Point Break (1991)
Blue Steel (1989)
Near Dark (1987)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
18.
“ 1951
Gigli (2003)
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Midnight Run (1988)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Going in Style (1979)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
19.
Abel Ferrara
Director, Bad Lieutenant
Born in the Bronx, Ferrara started making amateur films on Super 8 in his teens before making his debut with violent exploitation films such as 'Driller Killer' and 'Ms.45'. Good reviews for the latter helped create his cult reputation, leading to larger budgets, studio funding and 'name' actors (Christopher Walken...
“ 1951
Mulberry St. (2010) Doc
The Funeral (1996)
The Addiction (1995)
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
King of New York (1990)
Ms. 45 (1981)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
20.
“ 1951
Basic (2003)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
The 13th Warrior (1999)
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
Last Action Hero (1993)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Die Hard (1988)
Predator (1987)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
21.
“ 1951
Miral (2010)
Berlin (2007) Doc
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Before Night Falls (2000)
Basquiat (1996)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
22.
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)...
“ 1951
Flight (2012)
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Beowulf (2007)
The Polar Express (2004)
Cast Away (2000)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Contact (1997)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Back to the Future (1985)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Used Cars (1980)
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
23.
Tony Kaye
Tony Kaye was born in London, United Kingdom. He has made several well-known music videos, including the video for "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum, which won a Grammy Award, "Dani California" by Red Hot Chili Peppers, "What God Wants" by Roger Waters, and "Help Me" and "God's Gonna Cut You Down" by Johnny Cash...
“ 1952
Attachment (2014)
Detachment (2011)
Lake of Fire (2006) Doc
American History X (1998)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
24.
Kevin Reynolds
Raised as an Air Force brat, Kevin Reynolds' love for cinema inspired him to forsake his law school degree and move to Los Angeles to enroll in the University of Southern California's legendary film school. Reynolds' graduate thesis film "Proof" became the basis for "Fandango" starring Kevin Costner and was produced by Steve Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment as one of its first productions...
“ 1952
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
One Eight Seven (1997)
Waterworld (1995)
Rapa Nui (1994)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
The Beast of War (1988)
Fandango (1985)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
25.
Julie Taymor
Julie Taymor is an Academy Award-nominated director, known for such films as Frida and Across the Universe. She was born on December 15, 1952, in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Her father, Melvin Lester Taymor, was a gynecologist. Her mother, Elizabeth Bernstein, was a teacher of political science...
“ 1952
The Tempest (2010)
Across the Universe (2007)
Frida (2002)
Titus (1999)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
26.
“ 1952
Restless (2011)
Milk (2008)
Paranoid Park (2007)
Last Days (2005)
Elephant (2003)
Gerry (2002)
Finding Forrester (2000)
Psycho (1998)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
To Die For (1995)
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Mala Noche (1986)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
27.
Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick is well-known for his heroic movies that include Glory, and the breathtaking works of art that include Legends of the Fall. Zwick has also been known for his thoughtfulness as a director, and for his record of working with television series and other films as a producer. Born in 1952...
“ 1952
Love and Other Drugs (2010)
Defiance (2008)
Blood Diamond (2006)
The Last Samurai (2003)
The Siege (1998)
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Leaving Normal (1992)
Glory (1989)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
28.
“ 1953
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Confidence (2003)
The Corruptor (1999)
The Chamber (1996)
Fear (1996)
Two Bits (1995)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
Who's That Girl (1987)
At Close Range (1986)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
29.
Paul Haggis
Writer, Crash
Paul Haggis is the award-winning filmmaker who, in 2006, became the first screenwriter to write two Best Film Oscar winners back-to-back - Million Dollar Baby directed by Clint Eastwood, and Crash which he himself directed. For Crash, he won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay...
“ 1953
The Next Three Days (2010)
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Crash (2004)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
30.
Jim Jarmusch
Jarmusch came to New York City from Akron, Ohio to study at Columbia and NYU's film school. He would also study film at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. He worked as an assistant on Lightning Over Water, a film by Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders, before making his first film, _Permanent Vacation (1982)_...
“ 1953
The Limits of Control (2009)
Broken Flowers (2005)
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Dead Man (1995)
Night on Earth (1991)
Mystery Train (1989)
Down by Law (1986)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Permanent Vacation (1980)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
31.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Director, Amélie
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/drawer Marc Caro with whom he made two short animation movies: L'évasion and Le manège...
“ 1953
Micmacs (2009)
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Amélie (2001)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
The City of Lost Children (1995)
Delicatessen (1991)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
32.
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...
“ 1954
Avatar (2009)
Titanic (1997)
True Lies (1994)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Abyss (1989)
Aliens (1986)
The Terminator (1984)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
33.
“ 1954 ( & Ethan Coen )
Inside Llewyn Davis (2012)
True Grit (2010)
A Serious Man (2009)
Burn After Reading (2008)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
The Ladykillers (2004)
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Fargo (1996)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Barton Fink (1991)
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Blood Simple. (1984)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
34.
Ron Howard
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films. Howard directed and produced "Cinderella Man" starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe...
“ 1954
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Cinderella Man (2005)
The Missing (2003)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Edtv (1999)
Ransom (1996)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Grand Theft Auto (1977)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
35.
Ang Lee
Director, Life of Pi
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...
“ 1954
Life of Pi (2012)
Taking Woodstock (2009)
Lust, Caution (2007)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Hulk (2003)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Ride with the Devil (1999)
The Ice Storm (1997)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Pushing Hands (1992)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
36.
“ 1955
Carlos (2010) TV Mini Series
Summer Hours (2008)
Clean (2004)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
37.
“ 1955
The American (2010)
Control (2007)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
38.
Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, Independence Day and The Patriot. Before fame, he originally wanted to be a production designer, but decided to be a director, after watching the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Emmerich began his career in his native Germany...
“ 1955
Anonymous (2011)
2012 (2009)
10,000 BC (2008)
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
The Patriot (2000)
Godzilla (1998)
Independence Day (1996)
Stargate (1994)
Universal Soldier (1992)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
39.
Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter. After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada Television...
“ 1955
Green Zone (2010)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
United 93 (2006)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Bloody Sunday (2002)
The Theory of Flight (1998)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
40.
Fernando Meirelles
Director, City of God
Fernando Meirelles was born in a middle class family in São Paulo City, Brazil. He studied architecture at the university of São Paulo. At the same time he developed an interest in filmmaking. With a group of friends he started producing experimental videos. They won a huge number of awards in Brazilian film festivals...
“ 1955
Blindness (2008)
The Constant Gardener (2005)
City of God (2002)
Maids (2001)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
41.
“ 1955
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Below (2002)
Pitch Black (2000)
The Arrival (1996)
Timescape (1992)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
42.
“ 1956
127 Hours (2010)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Sunshine (2007)
Millions (2004)
28 Days Later... (2002)
The Beach (2000)
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
Trainspotting (1996)
Shallow Grave (1994)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
43.
“ 1956
The Dictator (2012)
Brüno (2009)
Religulous (2008) Doc
Borat (2006)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
44.
John Dahl
Director, Rounders
“ 1956
You Kill Me (2007)
The Great Raid (2005)
Joy Ride (2001)
Rounders (1998)
The Last Seduction (1994)
Red Rock West (1993)
Kill Me Again (1989)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
45.
Mel Gibson
Actor, Braveheart
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent...
“ 1956
Apocalypto (2006)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Braveheart (1995)
The Man Without a Face (1993)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
46.
Tony Gilroy
Tony Gilroy was born in Manhattan, New York, New York, USA; and raised in upstate New York. His father, Frank D. Gilroy, was a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, director, and screenwriter. Tony has penned many films, including The Devil's Advocate and The Cutting Edge.
“ 1956
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Duplicity (2009)
Michael Clayton (2007)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
47.
Gary Ross
Gary Ross is an American writer, director and actor born November 3rd, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. His father was screenwriter Arthur A. Ross (1920 - 2008). After writing for television series The Hitchhiker in 1986, Ross broke through by penning the Tom Hanks hit Big, his first screenplay to be made into a feature film...
“ 1956
The Hunger Games (2012)
Seabiscuit (2003)
Pleasantville (1998)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
48.
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)...
“ 1956
The Grandmasters (2012)
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
2046 (2004)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Happy Together (1997)
Fallen Angels (1995)
Ashes of Time (1994)
Chungking Express (1994)
Days of Being Wild (1990)
As Tears Go By (1988)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
49.
“ 1957
Beyond the Gates (2005)
City by the Sea (2002)
The Jackal (1997)
Rob Roy (1995)
This Boy's Life (1993)
Memphis Belle (1990)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
50.
Cameron Crowe
Certainly idiosyncratic as a writer, Cameron Crowe has created a series of scripts that, while liked by the critics, were considered offbeat and difficult to market. Cameron Bruce Crowe was born in Palm Springs, California, to Alice Marie Crowe (née George), a teacher and activist, and James A. Crowe...
“ 1957
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Pearl Jam Twenty (2011) Doc
The Union (2011) Doc
Elizabethtown (2005)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Almost Famous (2000)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Singles (1992)
Say Anything... (1989)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
51.
Oliver Hirschbiegel
Director, Downfall
Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1957. In his teens he left high school and worked as a cooker in a boat. Then he studied painting and graphism in the Academy of arts in Hamburg where he also started experimenting with video and photography. Those experimental movies attracted the attention of some producers of the German TV...
“ 1957
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
The Invasion (2007)
Der Untergang (2004)
Das Experiment (2001)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
52.
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...
“ 1957
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006) Doc
Inside Man (2006)
25th Hour (2002)
Summer of Sam (1999)
Freak (1998)
He Got Game (1998)
4 Little Girls (1997) Doc
Clockers (1995)
Crooklyn (1994)
Malcolm X (1992)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
53.
“ 1957
The Campaign (2012)
Game Change (2012)
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Recount (2008)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Meet the Parents (2000)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
54.
“ 1958 ( & Peter Farrelly )
The Three Stooges (2012)
Hall Pass (2011)
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
Stuck on You (2003)
Shallow Hal (2001)
Osmosis Jones (2001)
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
There's Something About Mary (1998)
Kingpin (1996)
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
55.
David O. Russell
David Owen Russell is an American film writer, director, and producer, known for a cinema of intense, tragi-comedic characters whose love of life can surpass dark circumstances faced in very specific worlds. His films address such themes as mental illness as stigma or hope; invention of self and survival; the family home as nexus of love...
“ 1958
The Fighter (2010)
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Three Kings (1999)
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Spanking the Monkey (1994)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
56.
Iain Softley
Director, K-PAX
Softley was educated at St Benedict's School, Ealing, London, and Queens' College, Cambridge University, where he was a member of the college's dramatic society, the BATS, and directed a number of highly-praised theatrical productions. He worked for Granada TV and the BBC before becoming a director of music videos and...
“ 1958
The Skeleton Key (2005)
K-PAX (2001)
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Hackers (1995)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
57.
Tom Shadyac
Producer, Bruce Almighty
Tom Shadyac moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and, at age 24, became the youngest staff joke writer ever for comedian Bob Hope. Shadyac received his master's degree in film from UCLA in 1989 after completing the critically acclaimed short, Tom, Dick and Harry. He then worked on movies-of-the-week...
“ 1958
I Am (2010) Doc
Evan Almighty (2007)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Patch Adams (1998)
Liar Liar (1997)
The Nutty Professor (1996)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
58.
Luc Besson
Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue and The Fifth Element, as an adolescent bored in school. He...
“ 1959
The Lady (2011)
Angel-A (2005)
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Atlantis (1991) Doc
La Femme Nikita (1990)
The Big Blue (1988)
Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
59.
Nick Cassavetes
Director, The Notebook
Nick Cassavetes was born in New York City, the son of actress Gena Rowlands and Greek-American actor and film director John Cassavetes. As a child, he appeared in two of his father's films: Husbands and A Woman Under the Influence. After spending so much of his youth surrounded by the film industry, Cassavetes initially decided he did not want to go into the field...
“ 1959
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Alpha Dog (2006)
The Notebook (2004)
John Q (2002)
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60.
Frank Darabont
Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High School...
“ 1959
The Walking Dead (2010– ) TV Series
The Mist (2007)
The Majestic (2001)
The Green Mile (1999)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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61.
Sam Raimi
Writer, Spider-Man 3
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...
“ 1959
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Spider-Man (2002)
The Gift (2000)
A Simple Plan (1998)
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Army of Darkness (1992)
Darkman (1990)
Evil Dead II (1987)
The Evil Dead (1981)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
62.
Kenneth Branagh
Actor, Valkyrie
Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter born in 1930, and Frances (Harper) Branagh, also born in 1930. His brother, William Branagh Jr., was born in 1955 and sister, Joyce Branagh, was born in 1970...
“ 1960
Thor (2011)
Sleuth (2007)
As You Like It (2006)
Hamlet (1996)
A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
Frankenstein (1994)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Peter's Friends (1992)
Dead Again (1991)
Henry V (1989)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
63.
“ 1960
Shanghai (2010)
1408 (2007)
Derailed (2005)
Evil (2003)
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64.
Richard Linklater
Director, Before Sunset
Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period...
“ 1960
Bernie (2011)
Me and Orson Welles (2008)
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Fast Food Nation (2006) Doc
Bad News Bears (2005)
Before Sunset (2004)
The School of Rock (2003)
Tape (2001)
Waking Life (2001)
The Newton Boys (1998)
SubUrbia (1996)
Before Sunrise (1995)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Slacker (1991)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
65.
Timur Bekmambetov
Director, Wanted
Timur Bekmambetov is a Russian-Kazakh film director known for vampire franchise Night Watch and Day Watch. He was born Timur Nuruakhitovich Bekmambetov on June 25, 1961, in Guryev, Soviet Union (now Atyrau, Kazakhstan). His father, Nuruakhit Bekmambetov, is a manager at Guryev Energy company; his mother...
“ 1961
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Wanted (2008)
Day Watch (2006)
Night Watch (2004)
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66.
Shane Black
Considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the action genre, Black made his mark with his Lethal Weapon screenplay. He also collaborated on the story of the sequel, Lethal Weapon 2. Each successive script he turned in had a higher price attached it, from The Last Boy Scout to The Long Kiss Goodnight, and in between a re-write on the McTiernan/Schwarzenegger Last Action Hero script.
“ 1961
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
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67.
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...
“ 1961
Gravity (2012)
Children of Men (2006)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
Great Expectations (1998)
A Little Princess (1995)
Sólo con tu pareja (1991)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
68.
George Clooney
Actor, Gravity
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
“ 1961
The Ides of March (2011)
Leatherheads (2008)
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
69.
Stephen Daldry
Director, The Reader
In 1989, Stephen Daldry worked as a freelance reader of unsolicited manuscripts for Literary Manager Nicholas Wright in the Scripts Department at the Royal National Theatre. In July of that year, he directed a Dadaist/expressionist production of "Judgement Day," a play by Odon von Horvath, at the Old Red Lion in London.
“ 1961
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
The Reader (2008)
The Hours (2002)
Billy Elliot (2000)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
70.
Todd Haynes
Director, I'm Not There.
Todd Haynes was always interested in art, and made amateur movies and painted while he was still a child. He attended Brown university and majored in art and semiotics. After he graduated he moved to New York City and made the controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. The movie uses dolls instead of actors to tell the the story of the late Karen Carpenter...
“ 1961
I'm Not There. (2007)
Far from Heaven (2002)
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Safe (1995)
Poison (1991)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
71.
“ 1961
Triple Nine (2013)
Lawless (2012)
The Road (2009)
The Proposition (2005)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
72.
Peter Jackson
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...
“ 1961
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun (2015)
The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
The Lovely Bones (2009)
King Kong (2005)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Frighteners (1996)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Dead Alive (1992)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
73.
“ 1961
Surrogates (2009)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
U-571 (2000)
Breakdown (1997)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
74.
Alexander Payne
Producer, The Descendants
Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older brothers...
“ 1961
The Descendants (2011)
Sideways (2004)
About Schmidt (2002)
Election (1999)
Citizen Ruth (1996)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
75.
Tarsem Singh
Director, The Fall
Indian director Tarsem Singh is the son of an aircraft engineer. He was educated at Bishop Cotton Boy's School in Shimla and relocated to the USA to study business at Harvard and, significantly, film studies at the Art Center College of Design in California. Upon graduating he embarked on a career as a director of music videos...
“ 1961
Mirror Mirror (2012)
Immortals (2011)
The Fall (2006)
The Cell (2000)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
76.
Simon West
Director, Con Air
“ 1961
The Expendables 2 (2012)
Stolen (2012)
The Mechanic (2011)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
The General's Daughter (1999)
Con Air (1997)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
77.
“ 1961
The Trip (2010)
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
The Shock Doctrine (2009) Doc
A Mighty Heart (2007)
The Road to Guantanamo (2006) Doc
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
9 Songs (2004)
Code 46 (2003)
In This World (2002)
24 Hour Party People (2002)
The Claim (2000)
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
78.
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...
“ 1962
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Social Network (2010)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Zodiac (2007)
Panic Room (2002)
Fight Club (1999)
The Game (1997)
Se7en (1995)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
79.
Bobcat Goldthwait
Robert Francis 'Bobcat' Goldthwait, born May 26, 1962, is an American comedian. He is most widely known for his high pitch voice during his comedy acts. He was born in Syracuse, New York in 1962. He decided on a career as a comedian at an early age and was performing professionally while still in high school at the age of 15...
“ 1962
God Bless America (2011)
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
80.
“ 1962
Extract (2009)
Idiocracy (2006)
Office Space (1999)
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993– ) TV Series
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81.
Baz Luhrmann
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...
“ 1962
The Great Gatsby (2012)
Australia (2008)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
82.
“ 1962
The Protector 2 (2012)
Elephant White (2011)
Chocolate (2008)
The Protector (2005)
Ong-bak (2003)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
83.
Michel Gondry
He grew up in Versailles with a family who was very influenced by pop music. When he was young, Gondry wanted to be a painter or an inventor. In the 80s he entered in an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills and where he also met friends with whom he created a pop-rock band called Oui-Oui...
“ 1963
The Green Hornet (2011)
The Thorn in the Heart (2009)
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
The Science of Sleep (2006)
Block Party (2005) Doc
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Human Nature (2001)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
84.
Alejandro González 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)...
“ 1963
Biutiful (2010)
Babel (2006)
21 Grams (2003)
Amores Perros (2000)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
85.
“ 1963
Premium Rush (2012)
Ghost Town (2008)
Secret Window (2004)
Stir of Echoes (1999)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
86.
James Mangold
Producer, Logan
James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted, Walk the Line, which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma, The Wolverine, and Logan. Mangold also wrote and directed Cop Land, starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Liotta.
“ 1963
The Wolverine (2013)
Knight and Day (2010)
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Walk the Line (2005)
Identity (2003)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Cop Land (1997)
Heavy (1995)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
87.
“ 1963
Stoker (2012)
Thirst (2009)
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)
Lady Vengeance (2005)
Oldboy (2003)
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
88.
Alex Proyas
Director, Dark City
Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and Radio School along with Jane Campion and Jocelyn Moorhouse...
“ 1963
Knowing (2009)
I, Robot (2004)
Dark City (1998)
The Crow (1994)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
89.
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...
“ 1963
Haywire (2011)
Contagion (2011)
And Everything Is Going Fine (2010) Doc
The Informant! (2009)
The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
Che: Part Two (2008)
Che: Part One (2008)
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
The Good German (2006)
Bubble (2005)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Solaris (2002)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Traffic (2000)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
The Limey (1999)
Out of Sight (1998)
Schizopolis (1996)
Underneath (1995)
King of the Hill (1993)
Kafka (1991)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
90.
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...
“ 1963
Django Unchained (2012)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Death Proof (2007)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Four Rooms (1995)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) Short
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
91.
“ 1964
Transsiberian (2008)
The Machinist (2004)
Happy Accidents (2000)
Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
92.
“ 1964
The Last Stand (2013)
I Saw the Devil (2010)
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
The Quiet Family (1998)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
93.
Pierre Morel
Director, Taken
“ 1964
From Paris with Love (2010)
Taken (2008)
District B13 (2004)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
94.
“ 1964
Paul (2011)
Adventureland (2009)
Superbad (2007)
The Daytrippers (1996)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
95.
Andrew Niccol
New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show script, but Rudin was not willing to gamble on a rookie director...
“ 1964
In Time (2011)
Lord of War (2005)
S1m0ne (2002)
Gattaca (1997)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
96.
“ 1964
Warrior (2011)
Pride and Glory (2008)
Miracle (2004)
Tumbleweeds (1999)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
97.
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, Del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror film ; El espinazo del diablo (2001)_, and El laberinto del fauno (2006)_, and more mainstream American action movies...
“ 1964
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Hellboy (2004)
Blade II (2002)
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
Mimic (1997)
Cronos (1993)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
98.
Gore Verbinski
Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of all time ($135,600,000) and grossed over $1 billion dollars worldwide...
“ 1964
Rango (2011)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
The Weather Man (2005)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
The Ring (2002)
The Mexican (2001)
Mousehunt (1997)
- ” - Bellbertolli
 
99.
Joss Whedon
Writer, The Avengers
Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon...
“ 1964
The Avengers (2012)
Serenity (2005)
Firefly (2002–2003) TV Series
- ” - Bellbertolli