Razzie Award for Worst Director

A list of filmmakers who have won the Razzie Award for Worst Director.
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1.
Robert Greenwald
After working as a director in the New York and Los Angeles Theater, Robert Greenwald established Robert Greenwald Productions (RGP) with the internet to create theatrical films, television movies, miniseries and documentaries with a distinct social and political sensibility. Since its creation, RGP has brought more than 45 films to audiences worldwide...
“ 1980 - Xanadu ” - leologan09
 
2.
Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino studied architecture and dramatic arts; later he filmed advertisements and documentaries and also wrote scripts until the actor, producer and director Clint Eastwood gave him the opportunity to direct the thriller Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. But his biggest success was The Deer Hunter which won the Oscar for best film...
“ 1981 - Heaven's Gate ” - leologan09
 
3.
Ken Annakin
A former salesman and journalist, Ken Annakin got into the film industry making documentary shorts. His feature debut, Holiday Camp, was a comedy about a Cockney family on vacation. It was made for the Rank Organization and was a modest success, spawning three sequels, all of which he directed. He worked steadily thereafter...
“ 1982 - The Pirate Movie ” - leologan09
 
4.
Terence Young
Director, Dr. No
Born in Shanghai and Cambridge-educated, Terence Young began in the industry as a scriptwriter. In the 1940s he worked on a variety of subjects, including the hugely popular wartime romance Suicide Squadron, set to Richard Addinsell's rousing "Warsaw Concerto". His original story was devised while listening to a concert in an army training camp...
“ 1982 - Inchon ” - leologan09
 
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“ 1983 - The Lonely Lady ” - leologan09
 
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“ 1984 - Bolero ” - leologan09
 
7.
Sylvester Stallone
Actor, Rocky
Sylvester Stallone is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is well known for his Hollywood action roles, particularly boxer Rocky Balboa, the title character of the Rocky series' seven films from 1976 to 2015; soldier John Rambo from the four Rambo films, which ran from 1982 to 2008; and Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films from 2010 to 2014...
“ 1985 - Rocky IV ” - leologan09
 
8.
Prince
Soundtrack, Batman
Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth...
“ 1986 - Under the Cherry Moon ” - leologan09
 
9.
Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer, the Brooklyn-born and -bred writer who fought for what he characterized as the "heavyweight championship" of American letters after the 1961 death of Ernest Hemingway, never came close to his dream of writing the Great American novel, but he was a colossus of American culture and literature in the 1960s...
“ 1987 - Tough Guys Don't Dance ” - leologan09
 
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“ 1987 - Ishtar ” - leologan09
 
11.
Blake Edwards
Writer, The Party
Blake Edwards' stepfather's father J. Gordon Edwards was a silent screen director, and his stepfather Jack McEdward was a stage director and movie production manager. Blake acted in a number films, beginning with Ten Gentlemen from West Point and wrote a number of others, beginning with Panhandle and including six for director Richard Quine...
“ 1988 - Sunset ” - leologan09
 
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“ 1988 - Mac and Me ” - leologan09
 
13.
William Shatner
Actor, Star Trek
William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, most recently displaying comedic talent, and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. Shatner was born in Côte Saint-Luc...
“ 1989 - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier ” - leologan09
 
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“ 1990 - Ghosts Can't Do It ” - leologan09
 
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“ 1991 - Hudson Hawk ” - leologan09
 
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“ 1992 - Shining Through ” - leologan09
 
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“ 1993 - Boxing Helena ” - leologan09
 
18.
Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal is a striking and somewhat boyishly handsome (often with ponytail) action star who burst onto the martial arts film scene in 1988 in the fast-paced Warner Bros. film Above the Law. Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician...
“ 1994 - On Deadly Ground ” - leologan09
 
19.
Paul Verhoeven
Director, Total Recall
Paul Verhoeven graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. In 1969, he directed the popular Dutch TV series, Floris, about a medieval knight...
“ 1995 - Showgirls ” - leologan09
 
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“ 1996 - Striptease ” - leologan09
 
21.
Kevin Costner
Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle brother died at birth in 1953...
“ 1997 - The Postman ” - leologan09
 
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“ 1998 - Psycho ” - leologan09
 
23.
Barry Sonnenfeld
Director, Men in Black
Barry Sonnenfeld was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from New York University of Film School in 1978. He started work as director of photography on the Oscar-nominated In Our Water. Then Joel Coen and Ethan Coen hired him for Blood Simple.. This film began his collaboration with the Coen Bros....
“ 1999 - Wild Wild West ” - leologan09
 
24.
Roger Christian
Academy Award winner Roger Christian has had an extensive film career. He won an Academy Award for set decoration on director George Lucas's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, which began a long collaboration between the filmmakers. Christian subsequently worked with Lucas on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and was hand-picked by Lucas to direct the second unit on the recent Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace...
“ 2000 - Battlefield Earth ” - leologan09
 
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“ 2001 - Freddy Got Fingered ” - leologan09
 
26.
Guy Ritchie
Director, Snatch
Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and unwatchable. At 15 years old, he dropped out of school and in 1995...
“ 2002 - Swept Away ” - leologan09
 
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“ 2003 - Gigli ” - leologan09
 
28.
Pitof
Visual Effects, Alien: Resurrection
“ 2004 - Catwoman ” - leologan09
 
29.
John Asher
Director, Diamonds
John is a writer / director who has spent, literally, his entire life in the business. His father, William Asher, was the original director of I Love Lucy (1951) and creator of Bewitched (1964). John himself can boast some notable accomplishments having directed his first film at 21, Kounterfeit, staring Oscar winner Hilary Swank...
“ 2005 - Dirty Love ” - leologan09
 
30.
M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan is an Indian-American film director, screenwriter, producer and occasional actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. His major films include the supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense (1999), the superhero drama thriller Unbreakable (2000), the science fiction thriller Signs (2002)...
“ 2006 - Lady in the Water ” - leologan09
 
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“ 2007 - I Know Who Killed Me ” - leologan09
 
32.
Uwe Boll
Producer, Postal
As a child, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video before beginning his studies as a film director in Munich and Vienna. He also studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. Uwe graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-2000, he was a producer and director with Taunus Film-Produktions GmbH...
“ 2008 - 1968 Tunnel Rats / In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale / Postal ” - leologan09
 
33.
Michael Bay
Producer, Transformers
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 The Divinyls...
“ 2009 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ” - leologan09
 
34.
M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan is an Indian-American film director, screenwriter, producer and occasional actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. His major films include the supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense (1999), the superhero drama thriller Unbreakable (2000), the science fiction thriller Signs (2002)...
“ 2010 - The Last Airbender ” - leologan09
 
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“ 2011 - Jack and Jill / Just Go With It ” - leologan09
 
36.
“ 2012 - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 ” - leologan09
 
37.
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell in Pittsfield, a small city in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts near the New York border, on February 10, 1974. She is the daughter of Ann (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark P. Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes herself as having been seen as a "goody two-shoes" in her youth who was nominated for the local Harvest Queen...
“ 2013 - Movie 43 ” - leologan09
 
38.
Steven Brill
Director, Little Nicky
A native of Utica, New York, Steven Brill studied film, theater and acting at Boston University. It was there that he became a student of acclaimed, Nobel Prize winning poet and playwright, Derek Walcott. Brill became a part of Mr. Walcott's first theater group in Boston, Playwright's Theater, where he wrote and directed original plays...
“ 2013 - Movie 43 ” - leologan09
 
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“ 2013 - Movie 43 ” - leologan09
 
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“ 2013 - Movie 43 ” - leologan09
 
41.
James Duffy
Director, Movie 43
“ 2013 - Movie 43 ” - leologan09
 
42.
Griffin Dunne
Griffin Dunne was born on June 8, 1955 in New York City, the oldest child of Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer, and Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne, an activist. He grew up mainly in Los Angeles, California and attended school in Colorado before moving back to New York in the late 1970s. As an actor...
“ 2013 - Movie 43 ” - leologan09
 
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“ 2013 - Movie 43 ” - leologan09
 
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“ 2013 - Movie 43 ” - leologan09
 
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“ 2013 - Movie 43 ” - leologan09
 
46.
James Gunn
James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age of 12. Many of these were comedic splatter films featuring his brothers being disemboweled by zombies...
“ 2013 - Movie 43 ” - leologan09
 
47.
Bob Odenkirk
Robert John Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois, to Barbara (Baier) and Walter Odenkirk, who worked in printing. His ancestry includes German and Irish. He grew up in Naperville, IL, the second of seven children. He worked as a DJ for WIDB, his college radio station at Southern Illinois University Carbondale...
“ 2013 - Movie 43 ” - leologan09
 
48.
Brett Ratner
Producer, The Revenant
Ratner grew up in Miami Beach, the only child of a famous Jewish socialite mother. He attended Miami Beach Senior High and was President of the Leo Club in 1986. He was also a member of the "fraternity" Royal Palm. He attended NYU film school currently lives in a $3.6 M house in Beverly Hills. Ratner is also a good friend of Def Jam mogul Russell Simmons...
“ 2013 - Movie 43 ” - leologan09
 
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“ 2013 - Movie 43 ” - leologan09
 
50.
Michael Bay
Producer, Transformers
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 The Divinyls...
“ 2014 - Transformers: Age of Extinction ” - leologan09
 
51.
“ 2015 - Fantastic Four ” - leologan09