Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear story-telling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan
was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of film-making, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old...
“ All of his movies are fantastic, and the Dark Knight Rises will put this trilogy up there with Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings. No other trilogies are this good. ” - ccrazygolf
After serious deliberations about entering the priesthood - he entered a seminary in 1956 - Martin Scorsese
opted to channel his passions into film. He graduated from NYU as a film major in 1964. Catching the eye of producer Roger Corman
with his 1960s student films (including co-editing Woodstock
“ One of the best directors ever to be in the film industry, Scorsese always makes a good film. ” - ccrazygolf
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...
“ I haven't seen one of his movies that I didn't like. Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Reservoir Dogs are all fantastic movies. ” - ccrazygolf
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...
“ Without Spielberg, the film industry wouldn't be what it is today. ” - ccrazygolf
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...
“ The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty... that's all. ” - ccrazygolf
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)...
“ Although some of his movies aren't great, he has made plenty that deserved Best Pictures. ” - ccrazygolf
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...
“ Fight Club and Se7ev are two of the greatest movies of their genre. ” - ccrazygolf
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...
“ Has made some of the most controversial movies, but they are still great! A Beautiful Mind is in my top 10 favorite movies ever! ” - ccrazygolf
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 Lord of the Rings are by far his best work, but King Kong was great as well. ” - ccrazygolf
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...
“ Maybe the most influential director. Avatar and Titanic are the top 2 highest grossing movies of all time. So ya. ” - ccrazygolf
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...
“ The Last Samurai, Defiance and Blood Diamond are three of the greatest movies I've seen. ” - ccrazygolf
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
“ Always makes a good movie, but you have to like his work. ” - ccrazygolf
“ He's only directed 4 movies, but all of them are great. ” - ccrazygolf
“ He has only done one Real life action movie, but MI4 was a fantastic movie to go along with his great animated movies. ” - ccrazygolf
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...
“ Richies movies are always enjoyable to watch, and are very creative. ” - ccrazygolf
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...
“ Some may hate Gibson, but I really like the movies that he makes. Braveheart and the Passion were fantastic movies. ” - ccrazygolf
“ A better producer than director, but still a great director. ” - ccrazygolf
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
“ Maybe the weirdest director alive, Burton always makes blockbuster movies. ” - ccrazygolf
Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and superhero films...
“ 300 was a crazy movie that is starting to shape the way movies are made. ” - ccrazygolf
“ He changed the way I watch some movies, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs the World are AMAZING movies. ” - ccrazygolf
“ Ok you can think what you want, but Bay has made some great movies. The way he made Transformers was revolutionary and changed the way I see those kind of movies. ” - ccrazygolf
Antoine Fuqua (born January 19, 1966) is an American film director, known for his work in the film Training Day as well as The Replacement Killers, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn's Finest, Olympus Has Fallen and The Equalizer. He has directed music videos for such artists as Arrested Development
“ Tears of the Sun and Shooter are two great war movies. ” - ccrazygolf