Top Ten Directors

This list is subject to change, feel free to tell me where im wrong.
I would like to have included George Lucas along with Peter Jackson.
I'm almost certain I'm forgetting people..
Also, these are mainly Modern-day directors, just my style.
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1.
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...
“ Number 1.
He is number one for Memento, Batman (both [and Dark Knight Rises looks fantastic]), Prestige and Inception.
He has never had a bad film. There is nothing else to say. He is extremely intelligent and i look forward to his upcoming projects, but kind of hope he stops doing franchise films (his next film after Batman is Man Of Steel). Although he does make great comic book adaptations, his mind is too brilliant to not be writing his own stuff.. ” - nathan-peacock1995
 
2.
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...
“ What can you say about Tarantino? ” - nathan-peacock1995
 
3.
“ Danny Boyle is here for Trainspotting above anything else. 127 Hours was and 28 Days Later are both great but trainspotting is enough of a reason. ” - nathan-peacock1995
 
4.
“ This is obviously Coen brothers, not just Joel.
Here for Lebowski, Burn After Reading, No Country.. the list goes on ” - nathan-peacock1995
 
5.
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...
“ Such a visionary, changed film as we know it. Here for 2001 A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and his beard. ” - nathan-peacock1995
 
6.
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...
“ A director that is soo good, he makes a film shot entirely in black and white, due to budget, fantastic. Here for Pi, Requiem For A Dream and Black Swan. ” - nathan-peacock1995
 
7.
Martin Scorsese
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...
“ I think it is great that you can have a director that has films from the 70's that are just as good as films like The Departed, The Aviator and Shutter Island. Also, everything inbetween.. ” - nathan-peacock1995
 
8.
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...
“ A fantastic Cinematographer, such interesting ideas. Here for Tree Of Life as well as his future, it looks exciting. ” - nathan-peacock1995
 
9.
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, Social network, Seven... ” - nathan-peacock1995
 
10.
“ Here for every film he has ever made, if you haven't seen his stuff, you must ” - nathan-peacock1995