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...
“ Following (1998)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Prestige (2006)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Taxi Driver (1976)
Raging Bull (1980)
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Aviator (2004)
The Departed (2006)
Shutter Island (2010)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Se7en (1995)
The Game (1997)
Fight Club (1999)
Panic Room (2002)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) ” - OAndrePa
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 Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892)...
“ Psycho (1960) ” - OAndrePa
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions
is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions
is the trilogy closed. Here, as in 'Den Goda Viljan' Pernilla August
play his mother...
“ Smultronstället (1957)
Det sjunde inseglet (1957)
Persona (1966) ” - OAndrePa
Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk...
“ City Lights (1931) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Death Proof (2007)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Django Unchained (2012) ” - OAndrePa
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance...
“ 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Shining (1980)
Full Metal Jacket (1987) ” - OAndrePa
His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was nine) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr. Maurice Bernstein...
“ Citizen Kane (1941) ” - OAndrePa
“ Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) ” - OAndrePa
“ Nuit et brouillard (1955)
Hiroshima mon amour (1959) ” - OAndrePa
Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future director Jennifer Lynch
shortly after he turned 21...
“ Lost Highway (1997)
The Straight Story (1999)
Mulholland Dr. (2001) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Schindler's List (1993)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
The Terminal (2004)
Lincoln (2012) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Cinderella Man (2005)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Rush (2013) ” - OAndrePa
“ The Dreamers (2003) ” - OAndrePa
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began...
“ Repulsion (1965)
The Pianist (2002)
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Carnage (2011) ” - OAndrePa
Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in Buchenwald and his mother died in Auschwitz...
“ One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Amadeus (1984) ” - OAndrePa
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the elder of two children in a middle-class family, Eastwood stayed in high school until the comparatively late age of nineteen and worked menial jobs over a period of several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ Mystic River (2003)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Gran Torino (2008)
J. Edgar (2011) ” - OAndrePa
Australian film director, at his best with period pieces and small-scale dramas. Considered one of Australia's "New Wave" directors.
“ 'Breaker' Morant (1980) ” - OAndrePa
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.
“ The Hours (2002)
The Reader (2008)
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Annie Hall (1977)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Whatever Works (2009)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Blue Jasmine (2013) ” - OAndrePa
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father's path) and for music (playing classical guitar until he was 12)...
“ The Fly (1986) ” - OAndrePa
Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic movies and, as a teenager, he even spent time doing graffiti art. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film...
“ Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The Fountain (2006)
The Wrestler (2008)
Black Swan (2010) ” - OAndrePa
Sydney Pollack was an Academy Award-winning director, producer, actor, writer and public figure, who directed and produced over 40 films. Sydney Irwin Pollack was born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, to Rebecca (Miller), a homemaker, and David Pollack, a professional boxer turned pharmacist...
“ Out of Africa (1985) ” - OAndrePa
Brian De Palma
Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers. Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family...
“ Scarface (1983)
The Untouchables (1987)
Carlito's Way (1993) ” - OAndrePa
“ Trainspotting (1996)
28 Days Later... (2002)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
127 Hours (2010) ” - OAndrePa
Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an event that he described as the most crucial event of his brothers and his growing up...
“ The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) ” - OAndrePa
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata
. Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater creative freedom...
“ Rashômon (1950)
Shichinin no samurai (1954) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ La piel que habito (2011)
La mala educación (2004) ” - OAndrePa
Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929, and wrote scripts for many German films until Adolf Hitler
came to power in 1933...
“ Sunset Blvd. (1950) ” - OAndrePa
“ Amour (2012) ” - OAndrePa
Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although his politics were somewhat left-leaning and he often treated socially relevant themes in his films...
“ 12 Angry Men (1957) ” - OAndrePa
Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner Bros...
“ Casablanca (1942) ” - OAndrePa
Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he wanted to go to Los Angeles...
“ Rain Man (1988)
Sleepers (1996) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Léon (1994)
The Fifth Element (1997) ” - OAndrePa
“ La migliore offerta (2013) ” - OAndrePa
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 Switzerland and attended school in Nyons (Switzerland)...
“ À bout de souffle (1960) ” - OAndrePa
Australian film director, at his best with period pieces and small-scale dramas. Considered one of Australia's "New Wave" directors.
“ 'Breaker' Morant (1980)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989) ” - OAndrePa
Initially grew up wanting to be a violinist, but while at the University of Vienna decided to study law. While doing so, he became increasingly interested in American film and decided that was what he wanted to do. He became involved in European filmaking for a short time before going to America to study film.
“ High Noon (1952) ” - OAndrePa
Georges Franju is a figure of immense importance in the history of French cinema, not primarily for his films (exceptional though many of these are) but for being the co-founder, with Henri Langlois
, of the Cinematheque Française in 1937--France's most famous and important film archive. He worked primarily as a film archivist until 1949...
“ Les yeux sans visage (1960) ” - OAndrePa
“ Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009 TV Movie) ” - OAndrePa
“ Carne (1991 Short Film)
Seul contre tous (1998)
Enter the Void (2009) ” - OAndrePa
“ Elephant (2003)
Milk (2008) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Green Mile (1999)
The Mist (2007) ” - OAndrePa
Francis Ford Coppola
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 with a degree in drama from Hofstra University...
“ The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Godfather: Part III (1990) ” - OAndrePa
He studied fine arts in Paris in 1990-1992. In 1993 he won the award for Best Screenplay from the Educational Institute of Screenwriting with "A Painter and A Criminal Condemned to Death". After two more screenplay awards, he made his directorial debut with Crocodile
. Then he went on to direct Wild Animals
“ Seom (2000)
Bin-jip (2004) ” - OAndrePa
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)...
“ Alien (1979)
Blade Runner (1982)
Matchstick Men (2003)
American Gangster (2007)
Body of Lies (2008)
Prometheus (2012) ” - OAndrePa
“ Fargo (1996)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Burn After Reading (2008) ” - OAndrePa
“ Fargo (1996)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Burn After Reading (2008) ” - OAndrePa
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: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lovely Bones (2009) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Erin Brockovich (2000)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
Side Effects (2013) ” - OAndrePa
Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-years-old...
“ American Beauty (1999)
Skyfall (2012) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ The Fighter (2010)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
American Hustle (2013) ” - OAndrePa
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
“ Big Fish (2003)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Before Sunrise (1995)
Before Sunset (2004)
Before Midnight (2013) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Moulin Rouge! (2001)
The Great Gatsby (2013) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ RoboCop (1987)
Total Recall (1990)
Starship Troopers (1997)
Basic Instinct (1992) ” - OAndrePa
Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started is career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013) and Incendies (2010). He is married to Tanya Lapointe.
“ Maelström (2000)
Prisoners (2013) ” - OAndrePa
“ Independence Day (1996)
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
White House Down (2013) ” - OAndrePa
American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has a younger brother...
“ Argo (2012)
The Town (2010) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Cidade de Deus (2002)
Blindness (2008) ” - OAndrePa
“ Road Trip (2000)
The Hangover (2009)
Due Date (2010)
The Hangover Part II (2011)
The Hangover Part III (2013) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Tokyo! (segment "Interior Design") ” - OAndrePa
“ Pride and Glory (2008)
Warrior (2011) ” - OAndrePa
“ Forrest Gump (1994)
Flight (2012) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Snatch. (2000)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
RocknRolla (2008) ” - OAndrePa
“ (500) Days of Summer (2009) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ American History X (1998)
Detachment (2011) ” - OAndrePa
A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch
. He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile
, in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief
starring James Caan
as a safe-cracker who falls under the spell of the mob...
“ Heat (1995)
Miami Vice (2006) ” - OAndrePa
“ The Matrix (1999)
V for Vendetta (2005) ” - OAndrePa
“ The Silence of the Lambs (1991) ” - OAndrePa
“ Das Leben der Anderen (2006) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Hellboy (2004)
El laberinto del fauno (2006) ” - OAndrePa
“ District 9 (2009) ” - OAndrePa
“ L.A. Confidential (1997)
8 Mile (2002) ” - OAndrePa
“ The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Seven Pounds (2008) ” - OAndrePa
“ Toto le héros (1991)
Mr. Nobody (2009) ” - OAndrePa
“ Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Up in the Air (2009) ” - OAndrePa
“ Saw (2004)
The Conjuring (2013) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ A Few Good Men (1992)
The Bucket List (2007)
Flipped (2010) ” - OAndrePa
“ Hachiko: A Dog's Story (2009) ” - OAndrePa
Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Thesis
. His film Open Your Eyes
was a huge success in Spain and was distributed worldwide...
“ The Others (2001)
Mar adentro (2004) ” - OAndrePa
“ Amores perros (2000)
21 Grams (2003)
Biutiful (2010) ” - OAndrePa
Jessie Nelson is an American producer and writer, known for her work on I Am Sam (2001), Stepmom (1998), Corrina, Corrina (1994), and The Story of us (1999). She is married to movie and T.V. series director Bryan Gordon and their daughter is actress Molly Gordon. Jessie and Molly have worked on many movies together.
“ I Am Sam (2001) ” - OAndrePa
“ The Machinist (2004)
Transsiberian (2008) ” - OAndrePa
“ Okuribito (2008) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Malcolm X (1992)
25th Hour (2002) ” - OAndrePa
Born in the Australian outback town of Griffith, New South Wales, Phillip Noyce moved to Sydney with his family at the age of 12. As a teenager, he was introduced to underground films produced on shoestring budgets as well as mainstream American movies. He was 18 when he made his first film, the 15-minute...
“ Catch a Fire (2006)
Salt (2010) ” - OAndrePa
“ Horrible Bosses (2011) ” - OAndrePa
“ The Usual Suspects (1994) ” - OAndrePa
“ Oldeuboi (2003) ” - OAndrePa
“ Lost in Translation (2003) ” - OAndrePa
Jim Sheridan is a master story-teller, and an acclaimed film director of few films, but good films nevertheless. Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1949, Sheridan moved to America in 1982, meeting a man who invited him to run the Irish Arts Center. He found a place to live in Hell's Kitchen, New York City...
“ In the Name of the Father (1993)
Brothers (2009) ” - OAndrePa
Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott
. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British military...
“ Man on Fire (2004)
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Unstoppable (2010) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Gravity (2013) ” - OAndrePa
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 (2003)
Blood Diamond (2006)
Love and Other Drugs (2010) ” - OAndrePa
M. Night Shyamalan
Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil obstetrician and gynecologist...
“ The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Village (2004)
Lady in the Water (2006)
The Happening (2008) ” - OAndrePa
“ [Rec] (2007)
Mientras duermes (2011) ” - OAndrePa
“ Law Abiding Citizen (2009) ” - OAndrePa
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...
“ Crash (2004) ” - OAndrePa