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1.
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...
“ Boyhood
A Scanner Darkly
School of Rock
Before Trilogy
Dazed and Confused
Bernie
Slacker
Me and Orson Welles ” - Munty13
 
2.
Derek Cianfrance
Derek Cianfrance began making movies at age 13. He later attended The University of Colorado where he studied under avant-garde film legends Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. His first three films, 'Five O'clock Shadow', 'Raw Footage', and Brother Tied, won consecutive Goldfarb Awards for best film...
“ The Place Beyond The Pines
Blue Valentine ” - Munty13
 
3.
“ Fargo
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Big Lebowski
No Country For Old Men
Burn After Reading
True Grit
Barton Fink
Blood Simple
Raising Arizona
Miller's Crossing ” - Munty13
 
4.
“ The Spectacular Now
The End of The Tour
Smashed ” - Munty13
 
5.
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...
“ While We're Young
Frances Ha
The Squid and the Whale
Mistress America
Kicking and Screaming
Greenberg
Margot at the Wedding ” - Munty13
 
6.
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.
“ Somewhere
Lost In Translation
The Virgin Suicides
The Bling Ring ” - Munty13
 
7.
“ I Killed My Mother
Mommy
Heartbeats ” - Munty13
 
8.
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...
“ 12 Angry Men
Running On Empty
Network
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Serpico
Dog Day Afternoon ” - Munty13
 
9.
Jeff Nichols
Writer, Mud
“ Shotgun Stories
Midnight Special
Mud
Take Shelter ” - Munty13
 
10.
Denis Villeneuve
Director, Arrival
Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started is career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013) and Incendies (2010). He is married to Tanya Lapointe.
“ Prisoners
Sicario
Enemy
Incendies ” - Munty13
 
11.
Edgar Wright
Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg...
“ Hot Fuzz
Shaun of the Dead
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
The World's End ” - Munty13
 
12.
Ryan Coogler
Director, Creed
“ Creed
Fruitvale Station ” - Munty13
 
13.
Spike Jonze
Producer, Her
Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under...
“ Her
Where The Wild Things Are
Adaptation
Being John Malkovich ” - Munty13
 
14.
Andrea Arnold
Actress, No 73
“ Fish Tank
Wasp ” - Munty13
 
15.
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...
“ Bottle Rocket
Moonrise Kingdom
The Fantastic Mr Fox
The Royal Tenenbaums
Rushmore
The Darjeeling Limited
The Grand Budapest Hotel ” - Munty13
 
16.
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
His six feature films - Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel (comprising the "Death Trilogy"), Biutiful, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and The Revenant - have garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations and wins. In 2015, Iñárritu won the Academy Award for Best Director...
“ The Revenant
Birdman
Amores Perros
21 Grams
Babel
Biutiful ” - Munty13
 
17.
“ A Most Violent Year
Margin Call
All Is Lost ” - Munty13
 
18.
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
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Gravity
Prisoner of Azkaban ” - Munty13
 
19.
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...
“ Cape Fear
Taxi Driver
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Departed
The King of Comedy
Goodfellas
Raging Bull
Bringing Out The Dead
Shutter Island
The Aviator
Gangs of New York ” - Munty13
 
20.
“ A Most Wanted Man
Life
The American ” - Munty13
 
21.
Tom McCarthy
Writer, Spotlight
Tom McCarthy is an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for direct and write The Station Agent (2003), The Visitor (2007), Win Win (2011), and Spotlight (2015), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and was nominated for Best Director. McCarthy co-wrote the film Up (2009) with Bob Peterson and Pete Docter...
“ The Station Agent
The Visitor ” - Munty13
 
22.
“ Animal Kingdom
The Rover ” - Munty13
 
23.
Bennett Miller
Director, Moneyball
Bennett Miller is an American film director, best known for Capote (2005), Moneyball (2011), and Foxcatcher (2014). He began his film career directing the 1998 documentary The Cruise. In 2006 Miller directed the Bob Dylan music video "When the Deal Goes Down" starring Scarlett Johansson. Miller has directed 6 actors to Oscar nominations: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener for Capote...
“ Foxcatcher
Capote
Moneyball ” - Munty13
 
24.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Writer, director, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970, to Anders Refn, a film director and editor, and Vibeke Winding (née Tuxen), a cinematographer. Just before he turned 11, in 1981, he moved to New York with his parents, where he lived out his teenage years. New York quickly became his city and soon began to shape Nicolas's future...
“ Drive
Bronson ” - Munty13