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1.
Martin Campbell
Director, Casino Royale
Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro, the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed Vertical Limit, the film was well received by the critics and earned over $200 million in worldwide box-office sales...
“ Beyond Borders
Casino Royale
The Mask of Zorro ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
2.
“ Monster's Ball
Finding Neverland
The Kite Runner
Stranger than Fiction
Quantum of Solace ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
3.
“ Shakespeare in Love
Proof
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
4.
“ Remember Me
The Sopranos
Hollywoodland ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
5.
“ Sunshine Cleaning
Sylvia
Rain ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
6.
“ Capote
Moneyball ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
7.
Matthew Vaughn
Producer, Kick-Ass
Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake, the fantasy epic, Stardust, the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass, and the superhero film, X-Men: First Class...
“ Layer Cake
Stardust ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
8.
Robert Rodriguez
Producer, Grindhouse
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...
“ SinCity
Grindhouse ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
9.
Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella was the son of immigrants from Italy, who own an ice-cream factory on the Isle of Wight, where Anthony was born on January 6, 1954. He and his two siblings, Edana Minghella and Dominic Minghella, grew up there, a popular British holiday spot. After graduating from the University of Hull...
“ The English Patient
The Talented Mr Ripley
Truly Madly Deeply
Mr Wonderful
Cold Mountain ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
10.
Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), cat-themed gift shop owner, 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)...
“ Edward Scissorhands
Big Fish
Alice in Wonderland
Corpse Bride
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Ed Wood
Sweeny Todd
Dark shadows ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
11.
“ Trishna
A Mighty Heart
Code 46
9 Songs
Jude ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
12.
Alfonso Cuarón
Writer, Gravity
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...
“ Children of Men
Great Expectations
Paris Je'taime
Love in the Time of Hysteria ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
13.
“ Infamous
Emma
I Don't Know How She Does It ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
14.
Guy Ritchie
Director, Snatch
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
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Swept Away
Sherlock Holmes ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
15.
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...
“ Pulp Fiction
Inglorious Basterds
Kill Bill
Reservoir Dogs ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
16.
“ Slumdog Millionaire
127 Hours
A Life Less Ordinary
The Beach
Trainspotting ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
17.
Steven Spielberg
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...
“ Munich
Schindlers List
The Adventures of Tintin
Catch Me If You Can
Indiana Jones
Saving Private Ryan
Jurassic Park ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
18.
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...
“ Fight Club
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Social Network
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Zodiac
Seven ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
19.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
His six feature films-Amores Perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006) (comprising the "Death Trilogy"), Biutiful (2010), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), and The Revenant (2015)-have garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations and wins...
“ Babel
21 Grams
Amores Peros
Biutiful ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
20.
“ The Cider House Rules
Chocolat
The Shipping News
Casanova
Whats Eating Gilbert Grape
Dear John
An Unfinished Life ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
21.
Woody Allen
Writer, Annie Hall
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
Match Point
Vicky Christina Barcelona
Scoop
Midnight in Paris ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
22.
Joe Wright
Director, Atonement
“ Atonement
Pride and Prejudice
The Soloist
Hanna
Anna Karenina ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
23.
Zack Snyder
Director, 300
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
Watchmen
Sucker Punch ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
24.
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...
“ Dr Strangelove
A Clockwork Orange
Eyes Wide Shut
The Shining
2001: A Space Oddessy
Full Metal Jacket
Lolita (1962) ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
25.
Mira Nair
Director, Monsoon Wedding
Accomplished Film Director/Writer/Producer Mira Nair was born in India and educated at Delhi University and at Harvard. She began her film career as an actor and then turned to directing award-winning documentaries, including So Far From India and India Cabaret. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay...
“ The Namesake
Monsoon Wedding
Kama Sutra
Vanity Fair
Salaam Bombay
NewYork I Love You
The Reluctant Fundamentalist ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
26.
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...
“ Godfather -1,2,3
Apocalypse Now
The Rainmaker
Twixt ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
27.
Julie Taymor
Julie Taymor is an Academy Award-nominated director, known for such films as Frida and Across the Universe. She was born on December 15, 1952, in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Her father, Melvin Lester Taymor, was a gynecologist. Her mother, Elizabeth Bernstein, was a teacher of political science...
“ Frida
Across the Universe
The Tempest
Titus ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
28.
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.
“ Marie Antoinette
The Virgin suicides
Lost in Translation ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
29.
“ Hero
The house of Flying Daggers
Ju Duo
To Live
Raise the Red Lantern ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
30.
Kar-Wai Wong
Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1956) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Ah fei zing zyun (1990), Dung che sai duk (1994), Chung Hing sam lam (1994), Do lok tin si (1995), Chun gwong cha sit (1997)...
“ In the Mood for Love
2046
My Blueberry Nights
Chungking Express ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
31.
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...
“ Seven Samurai
Rashomon
Red Beard ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
32.
Adrian Lynn
Actress, YogiBox
“ Lolita
Indecent Proposal
Unfaithful ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
33.
Darren Aronofsky
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
The Fountain
Black Swan
The Wrestler
Pi ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
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“ The Illusionist
The Lucky Ones
Limitless ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
35.
Tom Tykwer
Composer, Run Lola Run
Director, writer, producer and composer Tom Tykwer was born in 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany. He showed an interest in film-making from childhood, making super 8 films from the age of 11. Among his first jobs was working at a local art-house cinema. Tykwer eventually relocated to Berlin, first working as a film projectionist and then becoming head of programming at the Moviemento Theater...
“ Run Lola Run
The International
Perfume
Paris Je'Taime ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
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“ Syrianna ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
37.
Paul Haggis
Writer, Crash
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
The Next Three Days
In the Valley of Elah ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
38.
Ang Lee
Director, Life of Pi
Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Masters Degree in Film Production at New York University...
“ Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Sense and Sensibility
Lust Caution
Brokeback Mountain
Hulk ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
39.
Ron Howard
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...
“ Cinderella Man
A Beautiful Mind
Apollo 13
Frost/Nixon
The Davinci Code
Angels and Demons
Far and Away ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
40.
“ Chicago
Nine
Memoirs of a Geisha ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
41.
Brian De Palma
Director, Scarface
Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the script writers Paul Schrader...
“ Scarface
The Untouchables
Carlito's Way
The Black Dahlia ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
42.
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...
“ City of God
Blindness
The Constant Gardener
Maids ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
43.
Alejandro Amenábar
Writer, The Others
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
The Sea Inside
Open Your Eyes ( Abre Los Ojos) ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
44.
“ DreamGirls
Gods and Monsters ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
45.
“ Hitler- The Rise of Evil
Joan of Arc
The Art of War ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
46.
“ Becoming Jane
Brideshead Revisited ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
47.
Michel Gondry
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
The Green Hornet
The Science of Sleep ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
48.
Philip Kaufman
Director and screenwriter Philip Kaufman was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of Chicago and later Harvard Law School. He won the Prix de la Nouvelle Critique at Cannes in 1965 for his film Goldstein. He was the screenwriter for The Outlaw Josey Wales and was to direct it but was replaced as director by Clint Eastwood...
“ Hemingway and Gellhorn
Quills
The Unbearable Lightness of Being ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
49.
Roman Polanski
Director, The Pianist
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...
“ The Pianist
The Ghost Writer
Oliver Twist
Chinatown ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
50.
Sam Mendes
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
Revolutionary Road
Jarhead
Road to Perdition ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
51.
Stephen Daldry
Director, The Reader
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.
“ Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Reader
The Hours
Billy Elliot ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
52.
“ High fidelity
Dangerous Liaisons
Dirty Pretty Things
The Queen ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
53.
Todd Field
Director, Little Children
William Todd Field was born in Pomona, California, and began acting after graduating from high school in Portland, Oregon, where he was raised. A budding jazz musician as well, he skipped college in favor of a move east to New York to study acting. Once there, he began performing with the Ark Theatre Company as both an actor and musician...
“ Little Children
In the Bedroom ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
54.
Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper was educated at one of England's most prestigious schools, Westminster. His first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old and shot on a Clockwork 16mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film. At age 18, he wrote, directed and produced the short film Painted Faces, which premiered at the London Film Festival; it was released theatrically and later shown on Channel 4...
“ The Kings Speech
Les Miserables
The Damned United
Longford ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
55.
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...
“ BenHur
Funny Girl
Roman holiday ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
56.
John Ford
Director, The Searchers
John Ford is, arguably, The Great American Director. When Orson Welles, who repeatedly screened Ford's Stagecoach as a crash course in filmmaking before helming his first film, Citizen Kane, was asked who his three favorite directors were, he answered, "John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford." Along with D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille...
“ The Searchers
The Grapes of Wrath
StageCoach
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
57.
D.W. Griffith
David Wark Griffith was born in rural Kentucky to Jacob "Roaring Jake" Griffith, a former Confederate Army colonel and Civil War hero. Young Griffith grew up with his father's romantic war stories and melodramatic nineteenth-century literature that were to eventually mold his black-and-white view of human existence and history...
“ Birth of a Nation
Intolerance
Orphans of The Storm
Broken Blossoms ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
58.
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 seven) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr...
“ Citizen Kane
Chimes at Midnight
Othello
F for Fake
Butterfly
The Stranger ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
59.
Cecil B. DeMille
His parents Henry C. DeMille and Beatrice DeMille were playwrights. His father died when he was 12, and his mother supported the family by opening a school for girls and a theatrical company. Too young to enlist in the Spanish-American War, Cecil followed his brother William C. de Mille to the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts...
“ The Ten Commandments
Cleopetra
The Greatest Show on Earth
Samson and Delilah
Reap the Wild Wind ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
60.
Noah Baumbach
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...
“ Margot at the Wedding
The Squid and The Whale
GreenBerg
The Fantastic Mr Fox ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
61.
Lars von Trier
Writer, Melancholia
Lars von Trier (the "von" was adopted during his stay at the Danish Film School) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1956. He graduated from the Danish Film School in 1983 with his short film Befrielsesbilleder ("Images of Relief"), which won the Best Film award at the Munich Film Festival the following year...
“ Dogville
Melancholia
Dancer in the Dark
Breaking the Waves ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
62.
“ Lemony Snickets
City of Angels
Moonlight Mile ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
63.
“ Last Night ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
64.
Baz Luhrmann
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
Austrailia
Romeo + Juliet
Strictly Ballroom ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
65.
“ The Devil Wears Prada
Dear Diary ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
66.
“ Death at a Funeral
The Stepford Wives ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
67.
“ Rendition
X Men
Tsotsi ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
68.
“ The Truth About Cats and dogs
Dexter
True Blood
Californication ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
69.
“ Its Complicated
Somethings Gotta Give
The Holiday ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
70.
“ Persepolis
Chicken with Plums ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
71.
“ For the above ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
72.
“ Onegin
Chromophobia ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
73.
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
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)...
“ American Gangster
Body of Lies
A Good Year
Gladiator
Hannibal
Kingdom of Heaven
Thelma and Louise
Blade Runner
Black Rain ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
74.
James Cameron
Writer, Aliens
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 but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director...
“ Avatar
Titanic
Terminator
True lies ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
75.
Peter Jackson
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...
“ Lord of The Rings 1,2,3
The Lovely Bones
Kingkong ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
76.
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...
“ Closer
Charlie Wilsons War
The Graduate
Working Girl
The Birdcage ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
77.
“ The End Of the Affair
Breakfast on Pluto
The Crying Game
Michael Collins
Interview with the Vampire ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
78.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making 8 mm films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting films on video and editing them from V.C.R. to V.C.R...
“ There Will Be Blood
Magnolia
Punch Drunk Love ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
79.
Robert Altman
Director, Gosford Park
Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started exploring the art of exploring sound with the cheap tape recorders available at the time...
“ Gosford Park
Short Cuts
The Player
Mash
Nashville
A Wedding ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
80.
“ A Single Man ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
81.
“ No Country for Old Men
Fargo
Burn After Reading
True Grit
A Serious Man ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
83.
Christopher Nolan
After The Dark Knight's success, Warner Bros. signed Nolan to direct Inception. Nolan also wrote and co-produced the film, described as "a contemporary set within the architecture of the mind". Before being released in theaters, critics like Peter Travers and Lou Lumenick wondered if Nolan's faith in moviegoers' intelligence would cost him at the box office...
“ Inception
Memento
The Dark Knight
Insomnia
The Prestige ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
84.
“ Silence of the Lambs
The Manchurian Candidate
Rachel Getting Married
Philadelphia ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
85.
Kathryn Bigelow
Director, The Hurt Locker
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
Strange Days
Point Break ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
86.
“ Running with Scissors
Eat, Pray, Love
Glee
Nip/Tuck ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
87.
“ Doubt
Moonstruck
Alive
Congo ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
88.
“ As Good As It Gets
Terms of Endearment
Broadcast News ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
89.
Cameron Crowe
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...
“ Almost Famous
Jerry McGuire
Vanilla Sky ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
90.
“ Constantine
I Am Legend
Water For Elephants ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
91.
“ Meet Joe Black
Scent of a Woman ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
92.
Steven Soderbergh
Director, Ocean's Eleven
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...
“ Oceans 11-12-13
Solaris
Erin Brockovich
Traffic
Contagion
Kafka
Che 1-2 ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
93.
“ The Other Woman
Happy Endings
Bounce ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
94.
“ Shame
Hunger ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
95.
Edward Zwick
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...
“ Blood Diamond
Love and Other Drugs
Defiance
The Last Samurai
Legends of the Fall ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
96.
George Clooney
Actor, Gravity
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
“ The Ides of March
Goodnight and Goodluck
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
97.
“ Malena
Cinema Paradiso
The Starmaker
The legend of 1900 ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
98.
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...
“ Amelie
A Very Long Engagement
Delicatessen
The City of Lost Children ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
99.
“ The Sum of All Fears
Field of Dreams
Sneakers ” - NamsaAbbasi
 
100.
Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen College...
“ Tree of Life
The Thin Red Line
The New World
Days of Heaven ” - NamsaAbbasi