The 100 Best Filmmakers

The 100 best filmmakers (by my personal rating averages).
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1.
“ Films seen - 3
The Cranes are Flying (1957); Letter Never Sent (1959); I Am Cuba (1964) ” - Sznax
 
2.
Akira Kurosawa
Writer, Yojimbo
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...
“ Films seen - 26
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945); No Regrets for Our Youth (1946); One Wonderful Sunday (1947); Drunken Angel (1948); Stray Dog (1949); The Quiet Duel (1949); Rashômon (1950); Scandal (1950); The Idiot (1951); Ikiru (1952); Seven Samurai (1954); I Live in Fear (1955); Throne of Blood (1957); The Lower Depths (1957); The Hidden Fortress (1958); The Bad Sleep Well (1960); Yojimbo (1961); Sanjurô (1962); High and Low (1963); Red Beard (1965); Dodes'ka-den (1970); Dersu Uzala (1975); Kagemusha (1980); Ran (1985); Rhapsody in August (1991); Madadayo (1993) ” - Sznax
 
3.
Yasujirô Ozu
Director, Tokyo Story
Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first film the next year...
“ Films seen - 37
A Straightforward Boy (1929); I Graduated, But... (1929); Days of Youth (1929); Fighting Friends (1929); Walk Cheerfully (1930); That Night's Wife (1930); I Flunked, But... (1930); The Lady and the Beard (1931); Tokyo Chorus (1931); I Was Born, But... (1932); Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth (1932); Woman of Tokyo (1933); Dragnet Girl (1933); Passing Fancy (1933); A Story of Floating Weeds (1934); A Mother Should Be Loved (1934); An Inn in Tokyo (1935); The Only Son (1936); Kagamijishi (1936); What Did the Lady Forget (1937); Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941); There Was a Father (1942); The Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947); A Hen in the Wind (1948); Late Spring (1949); The Munekata Sisters (1950); Early Summer (1951); Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952); Tokyo Story (1953); Earyl Spring (1956); Tokyo Twilight (1957); Equinox Flower (1958); Floating Weeds (1959); Good Morning (1959); Late Autumn (1960); The End of Summer (1961); An Autumn Afternoon (1962) ” - Sznax
 
4.
Hayao Miyazaki
Director, Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the films...
“ Films seen - 11
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979); Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984); Castle in the Sky (1986); My Neighbour Totoro (1988); Kiki's Delivery Service (1989); Porco Rosso (1992); Princess Mononoke (1997); Spirited Away (2001); Howl's Moving Castle (2004); Ponyo (2008); The Wind Rises (2013) ” - Sznax
 
5.
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Writer, Diabolique
Beginning his film career as a screenwriter, Henri-Georges Clouzot switched over to directing and in 1943 had the distinction of having his film Le Corbeau banned by both the German forces occupying France and the Free French forces fighting them, but for different reasons. He shot to international fame with The Wages of Fear and consolidated that success with Diabolique...
“ Films seen - 6
The Raven (1943); Quay of the Goldsmiths (1947); The Wages of Fear (1953); Diabolique (1955); The Mystery of Picasso (1956); The Truth (1960) ” - Sznax
 
6.
Kihachi Okamoto
Director, Kill!
Okamoto belonged to what one colleague called "the generation where most of them got killed": the leagues of university graduates who were drafted into and sacrificed to the last years of Japan's war in the South Pacific. Okamoto was drafted during the very worst of it, in 1943, but almost alone among his colleagues managed to survive...
“ Films seen - 3
Samurai Assassin (1965); The Sword of Doom (1966); Red Lion (1969) ” - Sznax
 
7.
F.W. Murnau
Director, Nosferatu
Director. First was assistant to Max Reinhardt. Began making movies in Germany in 1919. Went to the USA in 1926.
“ Films seen - 8
Phantom (1922); Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (1922); The Last Laugh (1924); Tartuffe (1925); Faust (1926); Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927); City Girl (1930); Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931) ” - Sznax
 
8.
Satoshi Kon
Satoshi Kon was born in 1963. He studied at the Musashino College of the Arts. He began his career as a Manga artist. He then moved to animation and worked as a background artist on many films (including Roujin Z by 'Katsuhiro Otomo'). Then, in 1995, he wrote an episode of the anthology film Memories (this Episode was "Magnetic Rose")...
“ Films seen - 4
Perfect Blue (1998); Millenium Actress (2001); Tokyo Godfathers (2003); Paprika (2006) ” - Sznax
 
9.
“ Films seen - 11
Children (1976); Madonna and Child (1980); Death and Transfiguration (1983); Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988); The Long Day Closes (1992); The Neon Bible (1995); The House of Mirth (2000); Of Time and the City (2008); The Deep Blue Sea (2011); Sunset Song (2015); A Quiet Passion (2016) ” - Sznax
 
10.
“ Films seen - 3
The Million Ryo Pot (1935); Priest of Darkness (1936); Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937) ” - Sznax
 
11.
James Whale
Director, Frankenstein
James Whale was an English film director, theatre director and actor. He is best remembered for his four classic horror films: Frankenstein, The Old Dark House, The Invisible Man and Bride of Frankenstein. Whale also directed films in other genres, including what is considered the definitive film version of the musical Show Boat...
“ Films seen - 3
Frankenstein (1931); The Invisible Man (1933); The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) ” - Sznax
 
12.
Jacques Becker
Writer, Le Trou
His interest in films was stimulated by a meeting with King Vidor, who offered him employment in the US as actor and assistant director. However, he remained in France and became assistant to Jean Renoir, a friend of the family, during that director's peak period (1932-39). In 1934 he ventured briefly into independent production...
“ Films seen - 3
Golden Helmet (1952); Hands Off the Loot (1954); The Hole (1960) ” - Sznax
 
13.
Kenji Mizoguchi
Director, Ugetsu
Coming from a lower class family Mizoguchi entered the production company Nikkatsu as an actor specialized in female roles. Later he became an assistant director and made his first film in 1922. Although he filmed almost 90 movies in the silent era, only his last 12 productions are really known outside of Japan because they were especially produced for Venice (e.g...
“ Films seen - 13
The Water Magician (1933); Osaka Elegy (1936); The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939); Utamaro and His Five Women (1946); Miss Oyu (1951); The Life of Oharu (1952); A Geisha (1953); Ugetsu (1953); The Crucified Lovers (1954); Sansho the Bailiff (1954); The Woman in the Rumor (1954); Princess Yang Kwei-Fei (1955); Street of Shame (1956) ” - Sznax
 
14.
Stanley Kubrick
Director, The Shining
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...
“ Films seen - 14
The Seafarers (1953); Fear and Desire (1953); Killer's Kiss (1955); The Killing (1956); Paths of Glory (1957); Spartacus (1960); Lolita (1962); Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964); 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); A Clockwork Orange (1971); Barry Lyndon (1975); The Shining (1980); Full Metal Jacket (1987); Eyes Wide Shut (1999) ” - Sznax
 
15.
David Lean
An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon on March 25, 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding a job at Gaumont British Studios in 1927...
“ Films seen - 10
In Which We Serve (1942); Brief Encounter (1945); Great Expectations (1946); Oliver Twist (1948); Summertime (1955); The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957); Lawrence of Arabia (1962); Doctor Zhivago (1965); Ryan's Daughter (1970); A Passage to India (1984) ” - Sznax
 
16.
Carl Theodor Dreyer
The illegitimate son of a Danish farmer and his Swedish housekeeper, Carl Theodor Dreyer was born in Copenhagen on the 3th of February, 1889. He spent his early years in various foster homes before being adopted by the Dreyers at the age of two. Contrary to popular belief (perhaps nourished by the fact...
“ Films seen - 8
The Parson's Widow (1920); The Bride of Glomdal (1926); The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928); Vampyr (1932); Day of Wrath (1943); Two People (1945); Ordet (1955); Gertrud (1964) ” - Sznax
 
17.
“ Films seen - 3
The Naked Island (1960); Onibaba (1964); Kuroneko (1968) ” - Sznax
 
18.
“ Films seen - 7
The Thick-Walled Room (1956); I Will Buy You (1956); No Greater Love (1959); Road to Eternity (1959); A Soldier's Prayer (1961); Harakiri (1962); Samurai Rebellion (1967) ” - Sznax
 
19.
Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, credited as the inventor of "Spaghetti Western" genre. Leone's film-making style includes juxtaposing extreme close-up shots with lengthy long shots. His movies include the sword and sandal action films The Last Days of Pompeii and The Colossus of Rhodes...
“ Films seen - 7
The Colossus of Rhodes (1961); A Fistful of Dollars (1964); For a Few Dollars More (1965); The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966); Once Upon a Time in the West (1968); Duck, You Sucker! (1971); Once Upon a Time in America (1984) ” - Sznax
 
20.
“ Films seen - 11
Chocolate (1988); No Fear, No Die (1990); I Can't Sleep (1994); Nenette and Boni (1996); Beau travail (1999); Trouble Every Day (2001); Friday Night (2002); The Intruder (2004); 35 Shots of Rum (2008); White Material (2009); Bastards (2013) ” - Sznax
 
21.
Elia Kazan
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 directed a string of successful films...
“ Films seen - 12
Gentleman's Agreement (1947); The Sea of Grass (1947); Panic in the Streets (1950); A Streetcar Named Desire (1951); On the Waterfront (1954); East of Eden (1955); A Face in the Crowd (1957); Wild River (1960); Splendor in the Grass (1961); America America (1963); The Visitors (1972); The Last Tycoon (1976) ” - Sznax
 
22.
Roberto Rossellini
The master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, as one of the creators of neo-realism, is one of the most influential directors of all time. His neo-realist films influenced France's nouvelle vague movement in the 1950s and '60s that changed the face of international cinema. He also influenced American directors, including Martin Scorsese...
“ Films seen - 4
Rome, Open City (1945); Paisan (1946); The Flowers of St. Francis (1950); Journey to Italy (1954) ” - Sznax
 
23.
Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, which then was located in the British Occupation Zone of what became the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially as West Germany until reunification)...
“ Films seen - 5
Kings of the Road (1976); The American Friend (1977); The State of Things (1982); Paris, Texas (1984); Wings of Desire (1987) ” - Sznax
 
24.
Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May 2, 1921. His father, Late Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University, he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie Pather Panchali won several International Awards and set Ray as a world-class director...
“ Films seen - 7
Pather Panchali (1955); Aparajito (1956); The Music Room (1958); Apur Sansar (1959); The Lonely Wife (1964); The Hero (1966); The Distant Thunder (1973) ” - Sznax
 
25.
Andrzej Wajda
Director, Katyn
Andrzej Wajda is an Academy Award-wining director. He is the most prominent filmmaker in Poland known for The Promised Land, Man of Iron, and Katyn. He was Born on March 6, 1926, in Suwalki, Poland. His mother, Aniela Wajda, was a teacher at a Ukrainian school. His father, Jakub Wajda, was a captain in the Polish infantry...
“ Films seen - 7
A Generation (1955); Kanal (1957); Ashes and Diamonds (1958); Love at Twenty (1962); Man of Marble (1977); Without Anesthesia (1978); Man of Iron (1981) ” - Sznax
 
26.
Michelangelo Antonioni
Writer, Blow-Up
Michelangelo Antonioni was born in 1912 into a middle-class family and grew up in bourgeois surroundings of the Italian province. In Bologna he studied economics and commerce while he painted and also wrote criticism for a local newspaper. In 1939 he went to Rome and worked for the journal "Cinema" studying directorship at the School of Cinema...
“ Films seen - 8
Story of a Love Affair (1950); L'avventura (1960); La notte (1961); L'eclisse (1962); Red Desert (1964); Blowup (1966); Zabriskie Point (1970); The Passenger (1975) ” - Sznax
 
27.
Ingmar Bergman
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...
“ Films seen - 24
Port of Call (1948); Sawdust and Tinsel (1953); Summer with Monika (1953); Smiles of a Summer Night (1955); Dreams (1955); Wild Strawberries (1957); The Seventh Seal (1957); The Magician (1958); The Virgin Spring (1960); Through a Glass Darkly (1961); Winter Light (1962); The Silence (1963); Persona (1966); Shame (1968); Hour of the Wolf (1968); The Touch (1971); Cries and Whispers (1972); Scenes from a Marriage (1973); The Serpent's Egg (1977); Autumn Sonata (1978); From the Life of the Marionettes (1980); Fanny and Alexander (1982); Karin's Face (1984); Saraband (2003) ” - Sznax
 
28.
Fritz Lang
Director, M
Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. From 1910 to 1914...
“ Films seen - 15
Destiny (1921); Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922); Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924); Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924); Metropolis (1927); Woman in the Moon (1929); M (1931); The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933); Fury (1936); You Only Live Once (1937); Ministry of Fear (1944); Clash by Night (1952); The Big Heat (1953); Moonfleet (1955); The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960) ” - Sznax
 
29.
Billy Wilder
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...
“ Films seen - 12
Double Indemnity (1944); The Lost Weekend (1945); Sunset Blvd. (1950); Ace in the Hole (1951); Stalag 17 (1953); The Seven Year Itch (1955); Witness for the Prosecution (1957); The Spirit of St. Louis (1957); Some Like It Hot (1959); The Apartment (1960); The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970); The Front Page (1974) ” - Sznax
 
30.
Mikio Naruse
Director, Ukigumo
“ Films seen - 11
Flunky, Work Hard! (1931); No Blood Relation (1932); Apart From You (1933); Every-Night Dreams (1933); Street Without End (1934); Repast (1951); Late Chrysanthemums (1954); Sound of the Mountain (1954); Floating Clouds (1955); Flowing (1956); When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960) ” - Sznax
 
31.
Ki-duk Kim
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...
“ Films seen - 10
Crocodile (1996); Birdcage Inn (1998); The Isle (2000); Address Unknown (2001); Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003); 3-Iron (2004); Time (2006); Arirang (2011); Pietá (2012); Moebius (2013) ” - Sznax
 
32.
Christopher Nolan
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...
“ Films seen - 7
Memento (2000); Insomnia (2002); Batman Begins (2005); The Prestige (2006); The Dark Knight (2008); Inception (2010); The Dark Knight Rises (2012) ” - Sznax
 
33.
Fernando Meirelles
Director, City of God
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...
“ Films seen - 3
City of God (2002); The Constant Gardener (2005); Blindness (2008) ” - Sznax
 
34.
Glauber Rocha
He studied Law. He also directed theatre pieces, wrote movie criticisms and took part in the creation and development of the 'cinema novo' movement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, becoming its theoretical leader and first embassador in Europe. After "Barravento (1962)", a trilogy of films and "Antonio das Mortes (1969)" he won various international prizes...
“ Films seen - 3
Black God, White Devil (1964); Entranced Earth (1967); Antonio das Mortes (1969) ” - Sznax
 
35.
José Padilha
He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer and director of the Netflix original series Narcos, starring frequent collaborator Wagner Moura.
“ Films seen - 3
Bus 174 (2002); Elite Squad (2007); Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) ” - Sznax
 
36.
Pete Docter
Writer, Up
“ Films seen - 3
Monsters Inc. (2001); Up (2009); Inside Out (2015) ” - Sznax
 
37.
Sam Wood
After a two-year apprenticeship under Cecil B. DeMille as assistant director, Samuel Grosvenor Wood had the good fortune to have assigned to him two of the biggest stars at Paramount during their heyday: Wallace Reid, between 1919 and 1920; and Gloria Swanson, from 1921 to 1923. By the time his seven-year contract with Paramount expired...
“ Films seen - 3
A Night at the Opera (1935); A Day at the Races (1937); Gone with the Wind (1939) ” - Sznax
 
38.
Luis Buñuel
The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the university there, where his close friends included Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca...
“ Films seen - 18
Un chien andalou (1929); L'âge d'or (1930); Land Without Bread (1933); The Young and the Damned (1950); This Strange Passion (1953); Illusion Travels by Streetcar (1954); Nazarín (1959); The Young One (1960); Viridiana (1961); The Exterminating Angel (1962); The Diary of a Chambermaid (1964); Simon of the Desert (1965); Belle de jour (1967); The Milky Way (1969); Tristana (1970); The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972); The Phantom of Liberty (1974); That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) ” - Sznax
 
39.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1909, Joseph Leo Mankiewicz first worked for the movies as a translator of intertitles, employed by Paramount in Berlin, the UFA's American distributor at the time (1928). He became a dialoguist, then a screenwriter on numerous Paramount productions in Hollywood...
“ Films seen - 9
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947); A Letter to Three Wives (1949); All About Eve (1950); 5 Fingers (1952); Julius Caesar (1953); Guys and Dolls (1955); Suddenly, Last Summer (1959); Cleopatra (1963); Sleuth (1972) ” - Sznax
 
40.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Director, Amélie
Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc in 1984). At the same time he met designer/drawer Marc Caro with whom he made two short animation movies: L'évasion and Le manège...
“ Films seen - 6
Delicatessen (1991); The City of Lost Children (1995); Alien: Resurrection (1997); Amélie (2001); A Very Long Engagement (2004); Micmacs (2009) ” - Sznax
 
41.
Orson Welles
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...
“ Films seen - 10
Citizen Kane (1941); The Magnificent Ambersons (1942); The Stranger (1946); The Lady from Shanghai (1947); The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952); Mr. Akadin (1956); Touch of Evil (1958); The Trial (1962); Chimes at Midnight (1965); F for Fake (1973) ” - Sznax
 
42.
“ Films seen - 5
Lucky Nember Slevin (2006); Sherlock: A Study in Pink (2010); Sherlock: The Great Game (2010); Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (2012); Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville (2012) ” - Sznax
 
43.
“ Films seen - 5
The White Balloon (1995); The Circle (2000); Crimson Gold (2003); Offside (2006); Taxi (2015) ” - Sznax
 
44.
“ Films seen - 5
Touching the Void (2003); The Last King of Scotland (2006); State of Play (2009); The Eagle (2011); Marley (2012) ” - Sznax
 
45.
Frederick Wiseman
Director, Titicut Follies
Born in 1930, Wiseman is a Cambridge, Massachusetts resident and member of the Massachusetts Bar Association who turned to filmmaking in 1967, after years as an instructor and/or researcher at Boston University, Brandeis University, and Harvard. In 1970 he founded Zipporah Films, Inc., which continues to distribute his documentaries...
“ Films seen - 4
High School (1968); Welfare (1975); Model (1980); At Berkeley (2013) ” - Sznax
 
46.
“ Films seen - 4
Damnation (1988); Sátantángó (1994); Werckmeister Harmonies (2000); The Turin Horse (2011) ” - Sznax
 
47.
“ Films seen - 4
In the Affirmative (1962); A Man and a Woman (1966); Visions of Eight (1973); Crossed Tracks (2007) ” - Sznax
 
48.
“ Films seen - 7
Joint Security Area (2000); Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002); Oldboy (2003); Lady Vengeance (2005); I'm a Cyborg, But That's Okay (2006); Thirst (2009); The Handmaiden (2016) ” - Sznax
 
49.
Jean-Pierre Melville
Writer, Le Samouraï
The name "Melville" is not immediately associated with film. It conjures up images of white whales and crackbrained captains, of naysaying notaries and soup-spilling sailors. It is the countersign to a realm of men and their deeds, both heroic and villainous. It is the American novel, with its Ishmaels and its Claggarts a challenge to the European canon...
“ Films seen - 7
The Silence of the Sea (1949); Bob le flambeur (1956); Le doulos (1962); Magnet of Doom (1963); Le samouraï (1967); Army of Shadows (1969); The Red Circle (1970) ” - Sznax
 
50.
Quentin Tarantino
Writer, Pulp Fiction
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...
“ Films seen - 10
Reservoir Dogs (1992); Pulp Fiction (1994); Four Rooms (1995); Jackie Brown (1997); Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003); Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004); Death Proof (2007); Inglorious Basterds (2009); Django Unchained (2012); The Hateful Eight (2015) ” - Sznax
 
51.
Milos Forman
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...
“ Films seen - 10
Black Peter (1964); Audition (1964); Loves of a Blonde (1965); The Firemen's Ball (1967); Visions of Eight (1973); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); Hair (1979); Ragtime (1981); Amadeus (1984); The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) ” - Sznax
 
52.
Kon Ichikawa
Kon Ichikawa has been influenced by artists as diverse as Walt Disney and Jean Renoir, and his films cover a wide spectrum of moods, from the comic to the overwhelmingly ironic and even the perverse. Ichikawa began his career as a cartoonist, and this influence is apparent in his skillful use of the widescreen...
“ Films seen - 6
Fires on the Plain (1959); Alone Across the Pacific (1963); An Actor's Revenge (1963); Tokyo Olympiad (1965); Visions of Eight (1973); The Burmese Harp (1985) ” - Sznax
 
53.
Frank Darabont
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...
“ Films seen - 3
The Shawshank Redemption (1994); The Green Mile (1999); The Mist (2007) ” - Sznax
 
54.
Robert Hamer
Robert James Hamer was born in 1911 along with his twin sister Barbara, the son of Owen Dyke Hamer, a bank clerk, and his wife, Annie Grace Brickell. He was educated at Cambridge University where he wrote some poetry and was published in a collection 'Contemporaries and Their Maker', along with the spy Donald Maclean...
“ Films seen - 3
Dead of Night (1945); Pink String and Sealing Wax (1945); Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) ” - Sznax
 
55.
Norman Jewison
Producer, The Hurricane
Norman Frederick Jewison was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Dorothy Irene (Weaver) and Percy Joseph Jewison, who managed a post office and a convenience store. His mother was an English immigrant, and his father was of English and Ulster-Scots descent. Jewison got his BA at Victoria College, University of Toronto...
“ Films seen - 3
The Cincinatti Kid (1965); In the Heat of the Night (1967); Moonstruck (1987) ” - Sznax
 
56.
“ Films seen - 3
Body and Soul (1947); All the King's Men (1949); The Hustler (1961) ” - Sznax
 
57.
“ Films seen - 3
Central Station (1998); The Motorcycle Diaries (2004); Linha de Passe (2008) ” - Sznax
 
58.
Joseph Losey
Director, The Servant
Belonging to an important family clan in Wisconsin, Joseph Losey studied philosophy but was always interested in theater and thus worked together with Bertolt Brecht. After directing some shorts for MGM, he made his first important film, The Boy with Green Hair, for RKO. While he was filming The Prowler in Italy he was summoned to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee...
“ Films seen - 3
The Damned (1962); The Servant (1963); The Go-Between (1970) ” - Sznax
 
59.
Dziga Vertov
Born in Bialystok, Poland, studied music and enrolled in St. Petersburg Neurological Institute in 1916. Worked on first Soviet newsreel, Kinonedelia (1918-1919), then on subsequent newsreel series (inc. Kinopravda, 1922-1925).
“ Films seen - 3
The Eleventh Year (1928); Man with a Movie Camera (1929); Enthusiasm (1931) ” - Sznax
 
60.
Charles Crichton
Director Charles Crichton's film career began as an editor in 1935 with Alexander Korda's London Films, and in that capacity he worked on such productions as Sanders of the River, Things to Come and Elephant Boy (which introduced Sabu to movie audiences). He soon left London Films for Ealing Studios...
“ Films seen - 3
Dead of Night (1945); The Lavender Hill Mob (1951); A Fish Called Wanda (1988) ” - Sznax
 
61.
Alexander Mackendrick
One of the most distinguished (if frequently overlooked) directors ever to emerge from the British film industry, Alexander Mackendrick, was in fact born in the US (to Scottish parents), but grew up in his native Scotland, where he studied at the Glasgow School of Art. He started out as a commercial illustrator...
“ Films seen - 5
Whisky Galore! (1949); The Man in the White Suit (1951); Mandy (1952); The Ladykillers (1955); Sweet Smell of Success (1957) ” - Sznax
 
62.
James Ivory
The main part of his few movies were filmed in the quarter of a century in which he worked closely together with the Indian producer Ismail Merchant and the German writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. His first films are all set in India and are very much influenced by the style of Satyajit Ray and Jean Renoir...
“ Films seen - 7
Heat and Dust (1983); The Bostonians (1984); A Room with a View (1985); Maurice (1987); Howards End (1992); The Remains of the Day (1993); Surviving Picasso (1996) ” - Sznax
 
63.
Jean Renoir
Son of the famous Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste, he had a happy childhood. Pierre Renoir was his brother, and Claude Renoir was his nephew. After the end of World War I, where he won the Croix de Guerre, he moved from scriptwriting to filmmaking. He married Catherine Hessling, for whom he began to make movies; he wanted to make a star of her...
“ Films seen - 9
Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932); Toni (1935); A Day in the Country (1936); The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936); Grand Illusion (1937); The Human Beast (1938); The Rules of the Game (1939); Swamp Water (1941); The River (1951) ” - Sznax
 
64.
John Ford
Director, The Searchers
John Ford came to Hollywood following one of his brothers, an actor. Asked what brought him to Hollywood, he replied "The train". He became one of the most respected directors in the business, in spite of being known for his westerns, which were not considered "serious" film. He won six Oscars, counting (he always did) the two that he won for his WWII documentary work...
“ Films seen - 12
Stagecoach (1939); The Grapes of Wrath (1940); How Green Was My Valley (1941); They Were Expendable (1945); My Darling Clementine (1946); Fort Apache (1948); She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949); Rio Grande (1950); The Searchers (1956); Two Rode Together (1961); The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962); How the West Was Won (1962) ” - Sznax
 
65.
Marcel Carné
Marcel Carné, the son of a cabinet maker, entered the movies as the assistant of Jacques Feyder. At the age of 25 he directed his first movie Jenny. Colaborating with the writer Jacques Prévert, the decorator Alexandre Trauner, the musician and composer Maurice Jaubert and the actor Jean Gabin...
“ Films seen - 6
Bizarre, Bizarre (1937); Port of Shadows (1938); Hôtel du Nord (1938); Daybreak (1939); The Devil's Envoys (1942); Children of Paradise (1945) ” - Sznax
 
66.
“ Films seen - 6
Closely Watched Trains (1966); Capricious Summer (1968); Seclusion Near a Forest (1976); Those Wonderful Movie Cranks (1979); Cutting It Short (1981); I Served the King of England (2006) ” - Sznax
 
67.
Noah Baumbach
Writer, Greenberg
Born in Brooklyn in 1969 Noah Baumbach is the son of two film critics, Georgia Brown and Jonathan Baumbach (also a writer). His studies at Vassar College were the subject of his first film (made as he was 26 years old), Kicking and Screaming. His second major picture, made ten years later, The Squid and the Whale was no less autobiographical but went back further in his personal history...
“ Films seen - 4
Kicking and Screaming (1995); The Squid and the Whale (2005); Greenberg (2010); Frances Ha (2012) ” - Sznax
 
68.
Alan Parker
Director, Evita
Prior to moving into film, Alan was noted as one of London's most talented advertising copywriters. He worked for the Collet Dickinson Pearce (CDP) ad agency in the 1960's and early 1970's, and began directing his own tvc scripts in their basement. Formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his producer (Puttnam had been a photographers' agent)...
“ Films seen - 4
Bugsy Malone (1976); Midnight Express (1978); Mississippi Burning (1988); The Commitments (1991) ” - Sznax
 
69.
Alfred Hitchcock
Actor, Psycho
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)...
“ Films seen - 34
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927); The Farmer's Wife (1928); Blackmail (1929); The Manxman (1929); Murder! (1930); Rich and Strange (1931); The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934); The 39 Steps (1935); The Lady Vanishes (1938); Rebecca (1940); Foreign Correspondent (1940); Suspicion (1941); Saboteur (1942); Shadow of a Doubt (1943); Spellbound (1945); Notorious (1946); Rope (1948); Stage Fright (1950); Strangers on a Train (1951); Dial M for Murder (1954); Rear Window (1954); To Catch a Thief (1955); The Trouble with Harry (1955); The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956); Wrong Man (1956); Vertigo (1958); North by Northwest (1959); Psycho (1960); The Birds (1963); Marnie (1964); Torn Curtain (1966); Topaz (1969); Frenzy (1972); Family Plot (1976) ” - Sznax
 
70.
François Truffaut
François began to assiduously go to the movies at 7. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who becomes his protector. Bazin helped the delinquent Truffaut and also when he was put in jail because he deserted the army...
“ Films seen - 24
The Mischief Makers (1957); The 400 Blows (1959); Shoot the Piano Player (1960); The Army Game (1960); Jules and Jim (1962); Antoine and Colette (1962); Love at Twenty (1962); The Soft Skin (1964); Fahrenheit 451 (1966); Stolen Kisses (1968); The Bride Wore Black (1968); Mississippi Mermaid (1969); The Wild Child (1970); Bed and Board (1970); Two English Girls (1971); Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me (1972); Day for Night (1973); The Story of Adele H. (1975); Small Change (1976); The Green Room (1978); Love on the Run (1979); The Last Metro (1980); The Woman Next Door (1981); Confidentially Yours (1983) ” - Sznax
 
71.
Éric Rohmer
Admirers have always had difficulty explaining Éric Rohmer's "Je ne sais quoi." Part of the challenge stems from the fact that, despite his place in French Nouvelle Vague (i.e., New Wave), his work is unlike that of his colleagues. While this may be due to the auteur's unwillingness to conform, some have argued convincingly that...
“ Films seen - 13
The Sign of Leo (1959); A Modern Coed (1966); The Collector (1967); My Night at Maud's (1969); Claire's Knee (1970); Chloe in the Afternoon (1972); The Marquise of O (1976); The Green Ray (1986); A Tale of Springtime (1990); A Winter's Tale (1992); A Tale of Summer (1996); A Tale of Autumn (1998); Romance of Astree and Celadon (2007) ” - Sznax
 
72.
Fred Zinnemann
Director, High Noon
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.
“ Films seen - 7
People on Sunday (1930); Redes (1936); High Noon (1952); From Here to Eternity (1953); Oklahoma! (1955); A Man for All Seasons (1966); The Day of the Jackal (1973) ” - Sznax
 
73.
Sam Mendes
Director, American Beauty
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...
“ Films seen - 7
American Beauty (1999); Road to Perdition (2002); Jarhead (2005); Revolutionary Road (2008); Away We Go (2009); Skyfall (2012); Spectre (2015) ” - Sznax
 
74.
Federico Fellini
Writer,
The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the devil herself said the priests who ran his school)...
“ Films seen - 10
The White Sheik (1952); I Vitelloni (1953); La Strada (1954); Nights of Cabiria (1957); La Dolce Vita (1960); 8½ (1963); Juliet of the Spirits (1965); Fellini Satyricon (1969); Roma (1972); Amarcord (1973) ” - Sznax
 
75.
Errol Morris
His documentaries helped spur a rebirth of non-fiction film in the 80s & garnered wide critical success. But until 2003's "The Fog of War," Morris was shunned by the Academy Awards. Morris' first two films won much acclaim (Gates of Heaven and Vernon, Florida). In the second movie, Morris intended to explore "Nub City," the town known for residents trading limbs for insurance settlements...
“ Films seen - 5
The Thin Blue Line (1988); Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999); Standard Operating Procedure (2008); Tabloid (2010); The Unknown Known (2013) ” - Sznax
 
76.
Tod Browning
Director, Dracula
Belonging to a well-situated family, Charles Browning fell in love at the age of 16 with a dancer of a circus. Following her began his itinerary of being clown, jockey and director of a variety theater which ended when he met D.W. Griffith and became an actor. He made his debut in Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages...
“ Films seen - 5
The Unholy Three (1925); The Unknown (1927); Dracula (1931); Freaks (1932); The Devil-Doll (1936) ” - Sznax
 
77.
Nicolas Roeg
Director, Walkabout
When he made his directorial debut in 1970, Nicolas Roeg was already a 23-year veteran of the British film industry, starting out in 1947 as an editing apprentice and working his way up to cinematographer twelve years later. He first came to attention as part of the second unit on David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia...
“ Films seen - 5
Performance (1970); Walkabout (1971); Don't Look Now (1973); The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976); Heart of Darkness (1993) ” - Sznax
 
78.
Mike Nichols
Director, Closer
He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin...
“ Films seen - 8
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966); The Graduate (1967); Silkwood (1983); Working Girl (1988); The Birdcage (1996); Primary Colors (1998); Closer (2004); Charlie Wilson's War (2007) ” - Sznax
 
79.
“ Films seen - 8
Tale of Cinema (2005); The Day He Arrives (2011); In Another Country (2012); Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013); Our Sunhi (2013); Hill of Freedom (2014); Right Now, Wrong Then (2015); Yourself and Yours (2016) ” - Sznax
 
80.
William Wyler
Director, Ben-Hur
William Wyler was an American filmmaker who, at the time of his death in 1981, was considered by his peers as second only to John Ford as a master craftsman of cinema. The winner of three Best Director Academy Awards, second again only to Ford's four, Wyler's reputation has unfairly suffered as...
“ Films seen - 11
Jezebel (1938); Wuthering Heights (1939); Mrs. Miniver (1942); The Best Years of Our Lives (1946); The Heiress (1949); Roman Holiday (1953); Friendly Persuasion (1956); The Big Country (1958); Ben-Hur (1959); The Children's Hour (1961); The Collector (1965) ” - Sznax
 
81.
Victor Sjöström
Director, Körkarlen
Victor Sjöström was born on September 20, 1879, and is the undisputed father of Swedish film, ranking as one of the masters of world cinema. His influence lives on in the work of Ingmar Bergman and all those directors, both Swedish and international, influenced by his work and the works of directors whom he himself influenced...
“ Films seen - 15
The Gardener (1912); Margaret Day (1913); Kiss of Death (1916); A Man There Was (1917); The Outlaw and His Wife (1918); Sons of Ingmar (1919); A Lover in Pawn (1920); The Monastery of Sendomir (1920); The Phantom Carriage (1921); Love's Crucible (1922); He Who Gets Slapped (1924); The Scarlet Letter (1926); The Divine Woman (1928); The Wind (1928); Markurells of Wadköping (1931) ” - Sznax
 
82.
Howard Hawks
Director, The Big Sleep
What do the classic films Scarface, Twentieth Century, Bringing Up Baby, Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, Sergeant York, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Red River Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Rio Bravo have in common? Aside from their displays of great craftsmanship, the answer is director Howard Hawks...
“ Films seen - 12
Scarface (1932); Bringing Up Baby (1938); His Girl Friday (1940); Sergeant York (1941); The Outlaw (1943); To Have and Have Not (1944); The Big Sleep (1946); Red River (1948); The Thing from Another World (1951); Gentlemen Prefer Blonds (1953); Rio Bravo (1959); El Dorado (1966) ” - Sznax
 
83.
Jim Jarmusch
Jarmusch came to New York City from Akron, Ohio to study at Columbia and NYU's film school. He would also study film at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. He worked as an assistant on Lightning Over Water, a film by Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders, before making his first film, _Permanent Vacation (1982)_...
“ Films seen - 9
Stranger Than Paradise (1984); Down by Law (1986); Mystery Train (1989); Dead Man (1995); Coffee and Cigarettes (2003); Broken Flowers (2005); The Limits of Control (2009); Only Lovers Left Alive (2013); Paterson (2016) ” - Sznax
 
84.
Terry Jones
Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. His father was a bank clerk, mother - mistress of the house. He has an older brother, Nigel Jones (1940-). He studied at St. Edmund Hall College, Oxford University. In 1965, with his friend Michael Palin, he made The Late Show for television, which was his first success...
“ Films seen - 3
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975); Life of Brian (1979); The Meaning of Life (1983) ” - Sznax
 
85.
Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone, a clothing manufacturer's son, was born in Bessarabia (now Moldova), raised in Odessa (Ukraine) and educated in Belgium and Berlin (where he studied engineering). He was fluent in both German and Russian and an avid reader. Milestone had an affinity for the theatre from an early age...
“ Films seen - 3
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930); Ocean's Eleven (1960); Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) ” - Sznax
 
86.
John Singleton
Producer, Shaft
Son of mortgage broker Danny Singleton and pharmaceutical company sales executive Sheila Ward and raised in separate households by his unmarried parents, John Singleton attended the Film Writing Program at USC after graduating from high school in 1986. While studying there, he won three writing awards from the university...
“ Films seen - 3
Boyz n the Hood (1991); Shaft (2000); 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) ” - Sznax
 
87.
Edward Yang
Writer, Yi Yi
Born on November 6, 1947 in Shanghai, China, Edward Yang has become one of the most talented international filmmakers of his generation. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang ranks among the leading artists of the Taiwanese New Wave, and one of the world's most brilliant auteurs. Growing up in Taipei...
“ Films seen - 3
In Our Time (1982); A Brighter Summer Day (1991); Yi Yi: A One and a Two (2000) ” - Sznax
 
88.
Wojciech Has
Born in Kraków, Poland, in 1925. Feature film director. Graduated in 1946 from Cracow Film Institute, also studied painting. From 1947 to 1957 made a number of documentary shorts and educational films. Feature film debut: _The Noose_ (Petla, 1958, co-scr.). Other films: _Farewells_ (Pozegnania, 1958...
“ Films seen - 3
How to Be Loved (1963); The Saragossa Manuscript (1965); The Hour-Glass Sanatorium (1973) ” - Sznax
 
89.
Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl's show-biz experience began with an experiment: she wanted to know what it felt like to dance on the stage. Success as a dancer gave way to film acting when she attracted the attention of film director Arnold Fanck, subsequently starring in some of his mountaineering pictures. With Fanck as her mentor, Riefenstahl began directing films...
“ Films seen - 3
Triumph of the Will (1935); Olympia Part 1. Festival of Nations (1938); Olympia Part 2. Festival of Beauty (1938) ” - Sznax
 
90.
Alan Mak
Writer, The Departed
Alan Mak Siu Fai was born in Hong Kong in 1965. In 1986, he studied in the School of Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for Performance Arts. Upon graduation in 1990, he started his movie career. Mak made his directorial debut in 1997, with his first film being Nude Fear, which was written and produced by Joe Ma...
“ Films seen - 3
Infernal Affairs (2002); Infernal Affairs II (2003); Infernal Affairs III (2003) ” - Sznax
 
91.
Wai-Keung Lau
Cinematographer, Infernal Affairs
Andrew Lau Wai-Keung was born in Hong Kong in 1960, and has been fond of photography as a child. He joined Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. after secondary school graduation. The first film he participated in as a semi-skilled worker in cinematography was Legendary Weapons of China directed by Chia-Liang Liu...
“ Films seen - 3
Infernal Affairs (2002); Infernal Affairs II (2003); Infernal Affairs III (2003) ” - Sznax
 
92.
“ Films seen - 3
Hunger (2008); Shame (2011); 12 Years a Slave (2013) ” - Sznax
 
93.
“ Films seen - 3
Shrek (2001); Shrek 2 (2004); The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) ” - Sznax
 
94.
David Fincher
Director, Fight Club
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...
“ Films seen - 10
Alien³ (1992); Se7en (1995); The Game (1997); Fight Club (1999); Panic Room (2002); Zodiac (2007); The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); The Social Network (2010); The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011); Gone Girl (2014) ” - Sznax
 
95.
Michael Curtiz
Director, Casablanca
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...
“ Films seen - 11
The Kennel Murder Case (1933); Captain Blood (1935); The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936); Angels with Dirty Faces (1938); The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938); The Sea Hawk (1940); Casablanca (1942); Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942); Mildred Pierce (1945); We're No Angles (1955); The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) ” - Sznax
 
96.
Frank Capra
One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you could ever be," Capra said about his Atlantic passage...
“ Films seen - 11
The Matinee Idol (1928); The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933); It Happened One Night (1934); Lost Horizon (1937); You Can't Take it With You (1938); Mr. Smith Goes to Wasington (1939); Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer (1943); Arsenic and Old Lace (1944); It's a Wonderful Life (1946); State of the Union (1948); A Hole in the Head (1959) ” - Sznax
 
97.
“ Films seen - 8
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975); The Last Wave (1977); Gallipoli (1981); The Year of Living Dangerously (1982); Witness (1985); Dead Poets Society (1989); The Truman Show (1998); Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) ” - Sznax
 
98.
“ Films seen - 8
The Pickpocket (1997); Platform (2000); Unknown Pleasures (2002); The World (2004); Still Life (2006); 24 City (2008); I Wish I Knew (2010); A Touch of Sin (2013) ” - Sznax
 
99.
Sofia Coppola
Writer, Somewhere
Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette. She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was previously married to Spike Jonze.
“ Films seen - 4
Virgin Suicides (1999); Lost in Translation (2003); Marie Antoinette (2006); Somewhere (2010) ” - Sznax
 
100.
Alexander Payne
Producer, The Descendants
Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older brothers...
“ Films seen - 4
Election (1999); Sideways (2004); The Descendants (2011); Nebraska (2013) ” - Sznax