Exactly what it says...my 10 personal favorite directors.
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...
“ Reasons: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds ” - oz-z-yisgod
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 especially fond of films with Vincent Price
“ Reasons: Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, The Nightmare Before Christmas ” - oz-z-yisgod
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...
“ Reasons: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, The Departed ” - oz-z-yisgod
“ Reasons: The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Home Alone ” - oz-z-yisgod
“ Reasons: Toy Story, Toy Story 2, pretty much anything in the wonderful world of Pixar ” - oz-z-yisgod
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...
“ Reasons: The Terminator, Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Titanic, Avatar ” - oz-z-yisgod
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan
was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old...
“ Reasons: Memento, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception ” - oz-z-yisgod
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...
“ Reasons: Singles, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous ” - oz-z-yisgod
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...
“ Reasons: Mexico Trilogy, From Dusk til Dawn, Sin City, Planet Terror ” - oz-z-yisgod
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...
“ Reasons: Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan ” - oz-z-yisgod