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1.
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...
“ 2015 O Homem Irracional
2014 Magic in the Moonlight
2013 Blue Jasmine
2012 To Rome with Love
2011 Midnight in Paris
2010 You will meet a tall dark stranger
2009 Whatever works
2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2007 O Sonho de Cassandra
2006 Scoop - O Grande Furo
2005 Ponto Final - Match Point
2004 Melinda e Melinda
2003 Anything Else
2002 Dirigindo no Escuro
Sounds from a Town I Love (TV short)
2001 The Concert for New York City (segment "Sounds from the Town I Love")
2001 O Escorpião de Jade
2000 Trapaceiros
1999 Poucas e Boas
1998 Celebrities
1997 Deconstructing Harry
1996 Everybody says I love you
1995 Poderosa Afrodite
1994 Don't Drink the Water (TV movie)
1994 Tiros na Broadway
1993 Um Misterioso Assassinato em Manhattan
1992 Maridos e Esposas
1991 Neblina e Sombras
1990 Simplesmente Alice
1989 Crimes e Pecados
1989 Contos de Nova York (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
1988 A Outra
1987 Setembro
1987 A Era do Rádio
1986 Hannah e Suas Irmãs
1985 A Rosa Púrpura do Cairo
1984 Broadway Danny Rose
1983 Zelig
1982 Sonhos Eróticos de uma Noite de Verão
1980 Memórias
1979 Manhattan
1978 Interiores
1977 Noivo Neurótico, Noiva Nervosa
1975 A Última Noite de Bóris Grushenko
1973 O Dorminhoco
1972 Tudo o Que Você Sempre Quis Saber Sobre Sexo E Tinha Medo de Perguntar
1971 Bananas
1969 Um Assaltante Bem Trapalhão
1966 O que Há, Tigresa? ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
2.
Pedro Almodóvar
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...
“ 2013 I'm So Excited
2011 A Pele que Habito
2009 Abraços Partidos
2009 La concejala antropófaga (short)
2006 Volver
2004 Má Educação
2002 Fale com Ela
1999 Tudo Sobre Minha Mãe
1997 Carne Trêmula
1995 A Flor do Meu Segredo
1993 Kika
1991 De Salto Alto
1990 Ata-me
1988 Mulheres à Beira de um Ataque de Nervos
1987 A Lei do Desejo (as Pedro Almodovar)
1986 Matador
1984 Que Fiz Eu Para Merecer Isto?
1983 Maus Hábitos
1982 Labirinto de Paixões
1980 Pepi, Luci, Bom e Outras Garotas de Montão
1978 Salomé (short) ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
3.
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...
“ 1999 De Olhos Bem Fechados
1987 Nascido Para Matar
1980 O Iluminado
1975 Barry Lyndon
1971 Laranja Mecânica
1968 2001 - Uma Odisséia no Espaço
1964 Dr. Fantástico
1962 Lolita
1960 Spartacus
1957 Glória Feita de Sangue
1956 O Grande Golpe
1955 A Morte Passou Perto
1953 The Seafarers (short)
1953 Medo E Desejo
1951 Day of the Fight (documentary short)
1951 Flying Padre: An RKO-Pathe Screenliner (documentary short) ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
4.
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...
“ 2013 Nebraska
2011 The Descendants
2006 Paris, je t'aime (segment "14e arrondissement")
2004 Sideways
2002 About Schmidt
1999 Election ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
5.
Robert Zemeckis
A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone, 1941) and special effect vehicles (Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future)...
“ 2012 Flight
2007 Beowulf
2000 Cast Away
2000 What Lies Beneath
1997 Contact
1994 Forrest Gump
1992 Death Becomes Her
1990 Back to the Future - Part III
1989 Back to the Future - Part II
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
1985 Back to the Future
1984 Tudo Por Uma Esmeralda ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
6.
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)...
“ 1964 Marnie
1963 Os Pássaros
1960 Psicose
1959 Intriga Internacional
1958 Um Corpo que Cai
1956 The Man who Knew too much
1955 To Catch a Thief
1954 Janela Indiscreta
1954 Disque 'M' Para Matar
1951 Strangers on a Train
1948 Festim Diabólico
1946 Notorious
1945 Quando fala o coração
1941 Mr. and Mrs. Smith
1940 Rebecca ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
7.
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...
“ 2012 Lincoln
2005 Munich
2002 Minority Report - A Nova Lei
2001 A.I. Inteligência Artificial
1998 O Resgate do Soldado Ryan
1997 Amistad
1993 A Lista de Schindler
1987 Empire of the Sun
1985 A Cor Púrpura
1982 E.T. - O Extraterrestre
1981 Os Caçadores da Arca Perdida
1975 Tubarão
1971 Encurralado ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
8.
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Krzysztof Kieslowski graduated from Lódz Film School in 1969, and became a documentary, TV and feature film director and scriptwriter. Before making his first film for TV, Pedestrian Subway (The Underground Passage), he made a number of short documentaries. His next TV title, Personnel (The Staff)...
“ 1994 A Fraternidade É Vermelha
1994 A Igualdade é Branca
1993 A Liberdade É Azul
1991 A Dupla Vida de Véronique
1989-1990 Decálogo (TV mini-series)
1988 Não Amarás
1988 Não Matarás
1979 Amador ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
9.
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)...
“ 2003 A Vida de David Gale
1999 As Cinzas de Angela
1996 Evita
1994 O Fantástico Mundo do Dr. Kellogg
1991 The Commitments
1990 Come See the Paradise
1988 Mississippi Burning
1987 Coração Satânico
1984 Birdy
1982 Shoot the Moon
1982 Pink Floyd: The Wall
1980 Fama
1978 O Expresso da Meia-Noite ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
10.
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...
“ 1985 Ran
1961 Yojimbo
1954 Os Sete Samurais
1952 Ikuru
1950 Rashomon ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
11.
“ 2009 O Segredo dos Seus Olhos
2004 Clube da Lua
2001 O Filho da Noiva
1999 O Mesmo Amor, a Mesma Chuva ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
12.
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director. González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene or best director award at Cannes (2006)...
“ 2015 O Regresso
2014 Birdman
2010 Biutiful
2006 Babel
2003 21 Gramas
2000 Amores Brutos ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
13.
Alejandro Amenábar
Writer, The Others
Amenábar was born in Santiago Chile, on the eve of Pinochet's 1973 coup-de-état, such that his mother, who had already gone through the Spanish Civil War, uprooted the whole family and fled back to Spain. He grew up in Madrid and entered the Sciences Information Faculty at Madrid's Complutense University...
“ 2004 Mar Adentro
2001 Os Outros
1997 Abra os Olhos
1996 Tesis ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
14.
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...
“ 2011 Deus da Carnificina
2002 The Pianist
1994 Death and the Maiden
1992 Lua de Fel
1979 Tess
1976 The Tenant
1974 Chinatown
1968 Rosemary's Baby
1965 Repulsion
1962 Knife in the Water ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
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...
“ 2009 Bastardos Inglórios
À Prova de Morte
Grindhouse (segment "Death Proof")
2004 Kill Bill - Volume 2
2003 Kill Bill - Volume 1
Jackie Brown
1994 Pulp Fiction - Tempo de Violência
1992 Cães de Aluguel ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
16.
Billy Wilder
The second of two sons, his father ran a chain of railway station cafes. As a youth he was obsessed with everything American. encouraged by his mother he enrolled as a law student at the University of Vienna but quit after 3 months to be a writer on a magazine which although poorly paid it gave him a great amount of experience interviewing such as Richard Strauss and Sigmund Freud...
“ 1960 Se Meu Apartamento Falasse
1959 Quanto Mais Quente Melhor
1957 Witness for the Prossecution
1955 The seven year itch
1954 Sabrina
1953 Stalag 17
1950 Crepúsculo dos Deuses
1944 Pacto de Sangue ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
17.
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...
“ 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street
2011 Hugo
2010 Shutter Island
2006 Os Infiltrados
2004 O Aviador
2002 Gangs of New York
1999 Vivendo no Limite
1995 Casino
1993 The age of innocence
1991 Cape fear
1990 Os Bons Companheiros
1988 A Última Tentação de Cristo
1985 Depois de Horas
1982 O Rei da Comédia
1980 Touro Indomável
1977 New York, New York
1974 Alice Não Mora Mais Aqui
1973 Caminhos Perigosos
1967 Quem Bate à Minha Porta? ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
18.
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...
“ 2014 Interestellar
2012 The Dark Knight Rises
2010 A Origem
2008 Batman, o Cavaleiro das Trevas
2006 O Grande Truque
2005 Batman Begins
2000 Amnésia ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
19.
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...
“ 1982 Fany e Alexander
1977 The Serpent's Egg
1972 Cries and Whispers
1968 Shame
1966 Persona
1957 Morangos Silvestres
1957 The Seventh Seal ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
20.
“ 1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles
1986 Curtindo a Vida Adoidado
1985 Clube dos Cinco
1984 Sixteen candles ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
21.
“ 2008 Quem Quer Ser um Milionário
2002 28 Days Later
2000 The Beach
1997 Por uma Vida Menos Ordinária
1996 Trainspotting - Sem Limites ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
22.
George Lucas
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver...
“ 2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
1977 Guerra Nas Estrelas ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
23.
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...
“ 1946 A Felicidade não se Compra
1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1934 It Happened one Night ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
24.
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...
“ 2006 Children of Men
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2001 Y tu mamá también
1995 A Little Princess ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
25.
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...
“ 2012 Life of Pi
2005 Brockeback Mountain
2003 Hulk
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
1995 Sense and Sensibility
1993 The Wedding Banquet ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
26.
Barry Sonnenfeld
Director, Men in Black
Barry Sonnenfeld was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from New York University of Film School in 1978. He started work as director of photography on the Oscar-nominated In Our Water. Then Joel Coen and Ethan Coen hired him for Blood Simple.. This film began his collaboration with the Coen Bros....
“ 2002 MIB - Homens de Preto II
1997 MIB - Homens de Preto
1995 O Nome do Jogo
1993 Addams Family Values
1991 Addams Family ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
27.
Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films are known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy, in 1940. He attended Rome University and became famous as a poet. He served as assistant director for Pier Paolo Pasolini in the film Accattone and directed The Grim Reaper. His second film...
“ 2003 The Dreamers
1996 Stealing Beauty
1987 The Last Emperor
1972 Last Tango in Paris ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
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“ 2014 Debi & Lóide 2
2007 Antes Só do Que Mal Casado
2005 Amor em Jogo
2003 Ligado em Você
2001 O Amor É Cego
2001 Osmose Jones
2000 Eu, Eu Mesmo e Irene
1998 Quem Vai Ficar Com Mary?
1996 Kingpin - Estes Loucos Reis do Boliche
1994 Debi & Lóide: Dois Idiotas em Apuros ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
29.
“ 2014 Debi & Lóide 2
2007 Antes Só do Que Mal Casado
2005 Amor em Jogo
2003 Ligado em Você
2001 O Amor É Cego
2001 Osmose Jones
2000 Eu, Eu Mesmo e Irene
1998 Quem Vai Ficar Com Mary?
1996 Kingpin - Estes Loucos Reis do Boliche
1994 Debi & Lóide: Dois Idiotas em Apuros ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
30.
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...
“ 2015 A Visita
2004 A Vila
2002 Sinais
2000 Corpo Fechado
1999 O Sexto Sentido ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
31.
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music and mechanics...
“ 2008 Changeling
2008 Gran Torino
2006 Letters from Iwo Jima
2004 Million Dollar Baby
2003 Mystic River
1995 The Bridges of Madison County
1992 Unforgive ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
32.
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...
“ 2010 Black Swam
2008 The Wrestler
2006 The Fountain
2000 Requiem for a Dream
1998 Pi ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
33.
Charles Chaplin
Writer, Modern Times
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...
“ 1940 O Grande Ditador
1936 Os Tempos Modernos
1931 Luzes da Cidade
1925 Em Busca do Ouro
1921 O Garoto
1918 Carlitos nas Trincheiras
1917 O Balneário
1916 A Loja de Penhores ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
34.
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...
“ 2014 Gone Girl
2010 The Social Network
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2002 Panic Room
1999 Fight Club
1997 The Game
1995 Se7en
1992 Alien3 ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
35.
Tim Burton
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)...
“ 2012 Frankenweenie
2012 Dark Shadows
2010/I Alice in Wonderland
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2005 Corpse Bride
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2003 Big Fish
2001 Planet of the Apes
1999 Sleepy Hollow
1996 Mars Attacks!
1994 Ed Wood
1992 Batman Returns
1990 Edward Scissorhands
1989 Batman
1988 Beetlejuice
1982 Vincent (Short) ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
36.
Karim Aïnouz
Director, Madame Satã
Karim Aïnouz is a film director and visual artist. His most recent feature, Praia do Futuro, premiered at the 64th Berlinale Competition in February 2014. Cathedrals of Culture, a 3D film project about the soul of buildings which features Aïnouz as one of the directors and Wim Wenders as executive producer premiered at the Berlinale Special section this same year...
“ 2014 Futuro Beach
2009 Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo
2006 Love for sale
2002 Madame Satã ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
37.
“ 2013 Philomena
2006 The Queen
2002 Dirty Pretty Things
2000 High Fidelity
1988 Dangerous Liaisons
1985 My Beautiful Laundrette ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
38.
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)...
“ 1983 And the Ship Sails On
1963 8½
1960 La Dolce Vita
1957 Nights of Cabiria
1954 La Strada ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
39.
“ 2005 Dark Water
2004 Diários de Motocicleta
2001 Abril Despedaçado
1998 Central do Brasil
1998 Midnight
1996 Terra Estrangeira ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
40.
Marco Berger
Director, Plan B
“ 2013 Hawaii
2013 Sexual Tension: Violetas
2012 Sexual Tension: Volatile
2011 Absent
2010 Cinco
2009 Plan B ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
41.
Sidney Lumet
Director, 12 Angry Men
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...
“ 2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
1976 Network
1975 Dog Day Afternoon
1957 12 Angry Men ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
42.
“ 2010 Loose Cannons
2008 A Perfect Day
2003 Facing Windows
2001 His Secret Life
1997 Steam: the Turkish bath ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
43.
John Carpenter
Writer, Halloween
John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles...
“ 2010 Aterrorizada
1995 A Cidade dos Amaldiçoados
1994 À Beira da Loucura
1993 Trilogia do terror
1988 Eles Vivem
1987 Príncipe das Sombras
1986 Os Aventureiros do Bairro Proibido
1983 Christine, o Carro Assassino
1982 O Enigma de Outro Mundo
1981 Fuga de Nova York
1980 A Bruma Assassina
1978 Halloween
1976 Assalto à 13a DP ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
44.
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...
“ 1996 Jack
1992 Dracula
1990 The Godfather: Part III
1986 Peggy Sue, Seu Passado a Espera
1979 Apocalypse Now
1974 The Godfather: Part II
1972 The Godfather ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
45.
Hayao Miyazaki
Director, Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. Through a career that has spanned five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli...
“ 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
2001 Spirited Away
1997 Princess Mononoke
1988 My Neighbor Totoro
1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
46.
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 before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition...
“ 2008 Avatar
1997 Titanic
1994 True Lies
1991 The Terminator II: Judgement Day
1989 The Abyss
1986 Aliens
1984 The Terminator ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
47.
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...
“ 1998 Snake Eyes
1996 Mission Impossible
1992 Raising Caim
1987 The Untouchables
1983 Scarface
1980 Dressed to Kill
1976 Carrie ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
48.
Chris Columbus
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "Gremlins"...
“ 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
1999 Bicentennial Man
1998 Stepmom
1995 Nine Months
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire
1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
1990 Home Alone ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
49.
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...
“ 2008 The Constant Gardner
2005 Blindness
2002 City of God
2001 Maids ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
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“ 2007 El Pasado
2003 Carandiru
1987 Ironweed
1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman
1981 Pixote ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
51.
François Truffaut
French director François Truffaut began to assiduously go to the movies at age seven. 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 became his protector. Bazin helped the delinquent Truffaut and also when he was put in jail because he deserted the army...
“ 1983 Confidentially Yours
1980 The Last Metro
1966 Fahrenheit 451
1959 The 400 Blows ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
52.
Lars von Trier
Writer, Melancholia
Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime. A highly distinctive blend of film noir and German Expressionism with stylistic nods to Dreyer...
“ 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
2011 Melancolia
2009 Anticristo
2006 O Grande Chefe
2005 Manderlay
2003 Dogville
2000 Dançando no Escuro
1998 Os Idiotas
1996 Ondas do Destino
1991 Europa ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
53.
Richard Linklater
Director, Before Sunset
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...
“ 2014 Boyhood: da infância à juventude
2013 Before Midnight
2006 Fast Food Nation
2004 Before Sunset
2003 School of Rock
2001 Waking Life
1995 Before Sunrise
1993 Dazed and Confused ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
54.
Adam McKay
Producer, Step Brothers
Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay has a comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through their production company Gary Sanchez Productions...
“ 2013 Tudo por um furo
2010 Os outros caras
2008 Quase irmão
2006 Ricky Bobby
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
2004 O Âncora: A Lenda de Ron Burgundy ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
55.
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...
“ 2007 Charlie Wilson's War
2004 Closer
1996 The Birdcage
1994 Wolf
1990 Postcards from the Edge
1988 Working Girl
1986 Heartburns
1983 Silkwood
1973 The Day of the Dolphin
1967 The Graduate
1966 Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
56.
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the United Kingdom and Europe before they eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to...
“ 2015 Perdido em Marte
2012 Prometheus
2010 Robin Hood
2001 Hannibal
2000 Gladiator
1997 G.I. Jane
1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise
1991 Thelma and Louise
1982 Blade Runner
1979 Alien ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
57.
James Wan
Producer, The Conjuring 2
James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is an Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence, Death Sentence, Insidious, The Conjuring and Furious 7...
“ 2013 The Conjuring
2010 Insidious
2007 Dead Silence
2007 Sentença de Morte
2004 Saw ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
58.
“ 2008 Última Parada 174
2007 Caixa Dois
2003 View from the Top
2000 Bossa Nova
1997 Four Days in September
1976 Dona Flor and her two husbands
1974 A Estrela Sobe ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
59.
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...
“ 2007 The Mist
2001 The Majestic
1999 The Green Mile
1994 The Sawshank Redemption ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
60.
“ 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis: Balada de um Homem Comum
2010 Bravura Indômita
2008 Queime Depois de Ler
2007 Onde os Fracos não Têm Vez
2006 Paris, Te Amo
2000 E Aí, Meu Irmão, Cadê Você?
1998 O Grande Lebowski
1996 Fargo ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
61.
“ 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis: Balada de um Homem Comum
2010 Bravura Indômita
2008 Queime Depois de Ler
2007 Onde os Fracos não Têm Vez
2006 Paris, Te Amo
2000 E Aí, Meu Irmão, Cadê Você?
1998 O Grande Lebowski
1996 Fargo ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
62.
Harold Ramis
Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" with other Second City graduates including John Belushi...
“ 2000 Endiabrado
1999 Máfia no Divã
1996 Eu, minha mulher e minhas cópias
1993 Feitiço do Tempo
1983 Férias Frustradas ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
63.
“ 2010 The Phantom of the Opera
2007 Número 23
2002 Phone Booth
1997 Batman & Robin
1996 A Time to Kill
1995 Batman Forever
1994 The Client
1993 Falling Down
1987 The Lost Boys ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
64.
“ 2009 Coraline
2001 Monkeybone
1996 James and the Giant Peach
1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
65.
Wes Anderson
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...
“ 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel
2012 Moonrise Kingdom
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums
1998 Rushmore ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
66.
Travis Mathews
Since 2000, Travis Mathews has been working as a director, screenwriter, editor and producer. Most recently, Mathews collaborated with James Franco to make the docufiction, Interior. Leather Bar. Of the film, The New York Times said it was "one of the sharpest, best surprises" of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival...
“ 2013: In their room: London
2012: I want your love
2011: In their room: Berlin
2009: In their room: San Francisco ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
67.
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.
“ 2010 Somewhere
2006 Marie Antoinette
2003 Lost in Translation
1999 The Virgin Suicides ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
68.
Oliver Stone
Director, Platoon
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success. William Oliver Stone was born in New York City...
“ 2009 South of the Border
1994 Natural Born Killers
1989 Born on the 4th of July
1986 Platoon ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
69.
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...
“ 2013 Terapia de Risco
2011 Contágio
2008 Che 2: A Guerrilha
2008 Che: O Argentino
2001 Onze Homens e um Segredo
2000 Erin Brockovich: Uma Mulher de Talento
1989 Sex, Lies and Videotape ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
70.
Adrian Lyne
Director, Unfaithful
Adrian Lyne (Director/Writer/Producer) is the creative force behind some of the most talked-about movies of our time, among them, "Fatal Attraction", "9 1/2 Weeks", "Flashdance", "Indecent Proposal", "Jacob's Ladder" and "Unfaithful". Born in Peterborough, England and raised in London, Lyne attended the Highgate school...
“ 2002 Infidelidade
1990 Alucinações do Passado
1987 Atração Fatal
1983 Flashdance - Em Ritmo de Embalo ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
71.
Ben Stiller
Producer, Zoolander
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism). It's not surprising that...
“ 2013 A Vida Secreta de Walter Mitty
2008 Trovão Tropical
2001 Zoolander
1996 O Pentelho
1994 Caindo na Real ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
72.
Denys Arcand
One of Québec's most politically aware filmmakers, Denys Arcand studied history at Université de Montréal, where he co-directed Alone or with Others with Denis Héroux and co-written with Stéphane Venne. He joined the National Film Board (NFB) in 1963, where his feature-length documentary on the textile industry...
“ 2007 A Era da Inocência
2003 As Invasões Bárbaras
1989 Jesus de Montreal
1986 O Declínio do Império Americano ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
73.
“ 2013 Todo Mundo em Pânico 5
2006 Todo Mundo em Pânico 4
2003 Todo Mundo em Pânico 3
2003 A Filha do Chefe
1991 Corra Que a Polícia Vem Aí 2 1/2
1988 Corra Que a Polícia Vem Aí
1986 Ruthless People
1980 Apertem os Cintos... O Piloto Sumiu ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
74.
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...
“ 1959 Ben-Hur
1953 A Princesa e o Plebeu
1941 Pérfida
1938 Jezebel ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
75.
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...
“ 1963 Cleópatra
1955 Eles e Elas
1950 A Malvada
1947 O Fantasma Apaixonado ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
76.
“ 2004 Como se Fosse a Primeira Vez
2003 Tratamento de Choque
2000 O Professor Aloprado 2 - A Familia Klump
1995 Mong e Lóide
1994 Corra que a Polícia Vem Aí 33 1/3 - O Insulto Final ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
77.
“ 2013 Amaldiçoado
2008 Espelhos do medo
2006 Viagem Maldita
2003 Alta Tensão ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
78.
Ivan Reitman
Producer, Ghostbusters
Ivan Reitman, as a producer and director, has created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and has worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's Animal House, which introduced John Belushi to American filmgoers...
“ 1984 Os Caça-Fantasmas
1988 Irmãos Gêmeos
1989 Os Caça-Fantasmas 2
1990 Um Tira no Jardim de Infância
1994 Júnior
1998 Seis Dias e Sete Noites
2001 Evolução ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
79.
Agnieszka Holland
Director, Europa Europa
Agnieszka Holland was born 28 of November 1948 in Warsaw but went to Czechoslovakia to study film directing at FAMU in Prague. She began her film career working in Poland with Krzysztof Zanussi as assistant director, and Andrzej Wajda as her mentor. She wrote several scripts with Wajda before directing her own films...
“ 2011 In Darkness
1993 O Jardim Secreto
1992 Olivier, Olivier
1990 Filhos da Guerra ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
80.
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...
“ 2006 O Código Da Vinci
2005 A luta pela esperança
2001 Uma mente brilhante
2000 O Grinch
1999 EdTV
1995 Apollo 13
1985 Cocoon
1984 Splash: Uma Sereia em Minha Vida ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
81.
Adolfo Aristarain
Adolfo Aristarain began working on a regular basis in the film industry in 1965, as second assistant director. Before shooting his first film in 1978, he worked as an assistant director in more than thirty feature films, in different parts of the world, such as Sergio Leone's _Erase un vez en el Oeste_ (1968)...
“ 2004 Roma
2002 Lugares Comunes
1997 Martin (Hache)
1992 Um Lugar no Mundo ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
82.
Michael Haneke
A true master of his craft, Michael Haneke is one of the greatest film artists working today and one who challenges his viewers each year and work goes by, with films that reflect real portions of life in realistic, disturbing and unforgettable ways. One of the most genuine filmmakers of the world cinema...
“ 2012 Amour
2009 A Fita Branca
2005 Caché
2001 A Professora de Piano ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
83.
Bruce Beresford
Australian film director, at his best with period pieces and small-scale dramas. Considered one of Australia's "New Wave" directors.
“ 2009 O último dançarino de Mao
1999 Risco duplo
1997 Um canto de esperança
1989 Conduzindo Miss Daisy ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
84.
“ 1993 O Dossiê Pelicano
1990 Acima de Qualquer Suspeita
1982 A Escolha de Sofia
1976 Todos os Homens do Presidente ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
85.
“ 2005 E Se Fosse Verdade...
2004 Meninas Malvadas
2003 Sexta-Feira Muito Louca
2001 Cinco Evas e um Adão
1997 A Casa do Sim ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
86.
Adam Elliot
Director, Mary and Max
Grew up on a shrimp farm in southern Australia together with two brothers, one sister and two parrots. He discerned his artistic abilities at an early age and spent five years studying photography, painting, pottery etc. In 1996 he began his studies at the Victorian College of the Arts where Uncle...
“ 2009 Mary e Max
2003 Harvie Krumpet
2000 Brother
1996 Uncle ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
87.
Michael Moore
Michael Francis Moore was born in Flint, Michigan on April 23, 1954, and was raised in its Davison suburb. He is the son of Helen Veronica (Wall), a secretary, and Francis Richard Moore, who worked on an auto assembly line. He has Irish, as well as English and Scottish, ancestry. Moore studied journalism at the University of Michigan-Flint...
“ 2016 Michael Moore in TrumpLand
2015 Where to Invade Next
2009 Capitalismo: Uma História de Amor
2007 Sicko - $O$ Saúde
2004 Fahrenheit 11 de Setembro
2002 Tiros em Columbine
1997 Cortando Custos
1989 Roger e Eu ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
88.
Pete Docter
Writer, Up
“ 2015 Divertida Mente
2009 Up: Altas Aventuras
2002 O Novo Carro do Mike
2001 Monstros S.A. ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
89.
“ 2015 Love
2009 Viagem Alucinante
2002 Irreversível
1998 Sozinho Contra Todos
1991 Carne ” - Pedro_Fiuza
 
90.
David Lynch
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...
“ 2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
2006 Império dos Sonhos
2001 Cidade dos Sonhos
1999 Uma História Real
1986 Veludo Azul
1980 O Homem Elefante ” - Pedro_Fiuza