The 20 best director

by huanyingqixia | created - 08 Sep 2012 | updated - 08 Sep 2012 | Public

1. Elia Kazan

Director | On the Waterfront

Known for his creative stage direction, Elia Kazan was born Elias Kazantzoglou on September 7, 1909 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey). Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He ...

3. Steven J. Bolia

Steve Bolia was born in Vietnam during the war to an American G.I. and a Vietnamese nurse. He spent his childhood in Japan and Korea before his family moved to the United States. He has an MFA from the University of Southern California. His plays have been produced in New York and Los Angeles where...

4. Jet Li

Actor | The One

Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens,...