People who only directed one film

by bazmitch23 | created - 10 Apr 2013 | updated - 3 days ago | Public

Some directors have trouble trying to get a second movie to work.

Some directors had a nightmare of a time working on one film, that it put them off directing since.

If you were directing TV, maybe film just isn't for you.

Some people whether it's acting, cinematography, editing, etc, are more better at their old jobs. Stick to what you're good at.

Learning to direct is like learning to play an instrument. Some people can do it very well, others can't.

1. Bo Welch

Production_designer | Edward Scissorhands

Bo Welch was born on November 30, 1951 in Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert W. Welch III. He is a production designer and director, known for Edward Scissorhands (1990), Thor (2011) and A Little Princess (1995). He has been married to Catherine O'Hara since April 25, 1992. They have two children.

Usually when a Production Designer directs a film, it is also the kiss of death. For Bo, it was The Cat in The Hat.

And now he's back doing what he does does best.

2. Perry Andelin Blake

Production_designer | Around the World in 80 Days

Perry Andelin Blake grew up in Los Angeles, the grandson of a noted Hollywood scenic artist and painter. After graduating from Harvard University with a Master degree in architecture, he moved back to L.A. to work for the legendary architect Frank Gehry. He practiced architecture for a number of ...

Yet another Production Designer, he directed The Master of Disguise and is now back at his old job.

3. Pitof

Director | Vidocq

Pitof was born on July 4, 1957 in Paris, France as Jean-Christophe Comar. He is known for his work on Vidocq (2001), Catwoman (2004) and Alien: Resurrection (1997).

He directed Catwoman and now he's back doing VFX.

4. Adrian Edmondson

Actor | War & Peace

Adrian Edmondson was born in Bradford, Yorkshire. He went to Manchester University to study drama. Whilst he was there he met Rik Mayall, and the pair began performing as 20th Century Coyote. The act continued after university when Adrian & Rik moved to London, and they became two of the leading ...

He directed Guest House Paradiso, which flopped, and ever since then, he and Rik Mayall didn't get a lot of work. He did direct the French and Saunders Harry Potter spoof for Comic Relief. He also wrote a children's book called "Tilly and the Time Machine", which is nice to see him write against type. And he also appeared in many scenes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Who knew, eh?

5. Janusz Kaminski

Cinematographer | Minority Report

Janusz Kaminski is a Polish cinematographer and film director. He has established a partnership with Steven Spielberg, working as a cinematographer on his movies since 1993. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).

His ...

He directed Lost Souls. A really bad horror film. His DVD commentary on that film was annoying. He ended EVERY sentence with "You know." He's back doing cinematography.

6. Phil Tippett

Visual_effects | Starship Troopers

Phil Tippett is the founder and namesake of Tippett Studio. His varied career in visual effects has spanned more than 30 years and includes two Academy Awards; and six nominations, one BAFTA award and four nominations, two Emmys and the advent of modern digital effects in motion pictures.

As a child...

An effects legend. What did he do again? Starship Troopers 2. Ugh.

7. Eddie Murphy

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian (Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a Breyer's Ice Cream plant...

He directed the dire Harlem Nights which he disowned. Great acting, costumes and production design though.

8. Joel Gallen

Director | Not Another Teen Movie

Joel Gallen is a producer and director, known for Not Another Teen Movie (2001), Unplugged (1989) and The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert (2009).

Mostly a TV director. He directed Not Another Teen Movie and then thought film was not for him.

9. Kerry Conran

Director | Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Born in 1964 and raised in Flint, Michigan, Kerry Conran came from a family of aspiring artists: his older brother Kevin Conran was an illustrator and his younger sister Kirsten Conran an art director at an ad agency. Growing up watching classic sci-fi films such as Metropolis (1927), King Kong (...

His first movie Sky Captain flopped and we never heard from him again.

10. Bill Sherwood

Director | Parting Glances

A gifted violinist, student in composition under Elliott Carter at the Juilliard School and graduate of Hunter College. Turned film director. Died aged 37 in New York as a result of AIDS.

11. Charles Laughton

Actor | Witness for the Prosecution

Charles Laughton was born in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, to Eliza (Conlon) and Robert Laughton, hotel keepers of Irish and English descent. He was educated at Stonyhurst, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal). His first appearance on stage was in 1926. Laughton ...

12. Tom Green

Actor | Freddy Got Fingered

Tom Green was born on July 30, 1971 in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada as Michael Thomas Green. He is a producer and actor, known for Freddy Got Fingered (2001), Road Trip (2000) and Charlie's Angels (2000). He was previously married to Drew Barrymore.

His career never recovered after Freddy Got Fingered.

He directed the Star Wars rip off Starchaser. His first and only film.

14. Kinka Usher

Director | Mystery Men

Kinka Usher is known for his work on Mystery Men (1999), Voyager (1991) and The Nest (1988).

Mystery Men flopped and that were it. Also he HATED making the movie due to amount of arguments on set between him and the cast.

He directed the dire Red Planet and that was it.

Was there anything good in that movie at all?

Oh yeah, Carrie-Ann Moss' shower scene.

16. Stephen Fry

Actor | Gosford Park

Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 ...

17. Famke Janssen

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Famke was born in Holland, where she began her professional career as a model. She later moved to the United States, where she has made her home since 1984. Initially settling in New York, she majored in writing and literature at Columbia University and studied acting with Harold Guskin. She then ...

Bringing Up Bobby only grossed 5 grand. Oh dear. It also has 17% on Rotten Tomatoes.

18. Corey Feldman

Actor | Stand by Me

Corey Scott Feldman began his career at the age of three, starring in a Clio Award-winning McDonald's commercial and has sustained a 35-year career as a steadily working actor, with more than 80 films under his belt. Corey began his career in guest-starring roles on television series such as Mork &...

19. Gary Oldman

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his "big" acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), Drexl in ...

20. Stephen King

Writer | Maximum Overdrive

Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury), who worked as a caregiver at a mental institute, and Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman. His father was born under the surname "Pollock", but used the last name ...

The only film he directed was Maximum Overdrive, which he hated.

21. Stefen Fangmeier

Visual_effects | The Perfect Storm

Stefen Fangmeier was born on December 9, 1960 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Stefen Markus Fangmeier. He is known for his work on The Perfect Storm (2000), Jurassic Park (1993) and Master and Commander: Cinematic Phasmids (2004).

He directed the Star Wars/ Lord Of The Rings rip off Eragon and now he's back doing VFX.

22. Drew Barrymore

Producer | Never Been Kissed

Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.

Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...

He directed the awful 2004 kids film Tooth. Go figure.

24. Tommy Wiseau

Actor | The Room

Tommy Wiseau is an American actor, director, screenwriter & producer. He trained to be an actor at: American Conservatory Theater, Vince Chase Workshop, Jean Shelton Acting Lab, Laney College and Stella Adler Academy of Acting.

In 2001 he wrote, produced, directed and starred in The Room (2003), a ...

25. Madonna

Actress | Evita

The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...

26. Britt Allcroft

Writer | Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

Britt Allcroft is a born storyteller and visionary. Her work as the creator of the award-winning series Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Shining Time Station, has enthralled children and their grown-ups. Bringing beloved stories to life for television with off-screen entertainment that ...

She directed Thomas and the Magic Railroad and that was it.

She still writes Thomas shows today.

Despite her inexperience with directing, at least she knew how to do the effects for the film.

27. Dan Aykroyd

Writer | The Blues Brothers

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where...

Nothing But Trouble (a meaningful title) was a BIG bomb and Dan never directed again.

28. Rob McKittrick

Writer | Waiting...

Rob McKittrick was born in 1973. He is a writer and actor, known for Waiting... (2005), Man That Rocks the Cradle and The Brothers Solomon (2007).

Directed the film "Waiting" and that was it.

29. Dean Cundey

Cinematographer | Jurassic Park

Dean Cundey reigns supreme as one of the best, most prolific, and talented cinematographers to ever grace celluloid with his often striking and accomplished photography. Cundey was born on March 12th, 1946, in Alhambra, California. One of his hobbies during his elementary school days was building ...

Directed the straight to video film "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves" and it was back to cinematography for him.

30. 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 ...

31. Steve Box

Director | The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Steve Box was born on January 23, 1967 in Bristol, England. He is known for his work on The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Stage Fright (1997) and Chicken Run (2000).

32. Walter Murch

Sound_department | The English Patient

Walter Murch has been editing sound in Hollywood since starting on Francis Ford Coppola's film The Rain People (1969). He edited sound on American Graffiti (1973) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation (1974), won his first Oscar for ...

An editor and sound mixer, Return to Oz was his only directorial debut. Despite this, he did a great job of scaring many children.

33. Kevin Yagher

Special_effects | Sleepy Hollow

Beginning with such characters as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) and Chucky in the "Child's Play" films, Kevin Yagher has established himself as one of the top make-up effects artists by developing and creating life-like creatures, aliens, animals and humans ...

Special effects expert Yagher directed the fourth entry in the Hellraiser series, Hellraiser: Bloodline. He had a nightmare of a time dealing with the studio which caused him to walk away from the production.

He wasn't happy with the final cut and went under the name "Alan Smithee".

The nightmarish production has put him off directing ever since. It's no wonder the DVD has no special features on it.

34. Harold P. Warren

Director | Manos: The Hands of Fate

Harold P. Warren was born on October 23, 1923 as Harold Paul Warren. He was a director and actor, known for Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966). He died on December 26, 1985.

35. Ethan Maniquis

Director | Machete

Ethan Maniquis is known for his work on Machete (2010), Sin City (2005) and Hands of Stone (2016).

36. Jennifer Jason Leigh

Actress | The Hateful Eight

Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Jennifer Lee Morrow in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. She is the sister of Carrie Ann Morrow and half-sister of actress Mina ...

37. Paul Hunter

Director | Bulletproof Monk

Paul Hunter's inventive style has arguably elevated the standard of music video production. Having worked with celebrated musical artists including Jennifer Lopez, Lenny Kravitz, Christina Aguilera, Eminem, D'Angelo, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Sean Combs, Mariah Carey, Will Smith and Janet ...

Directed the flop Bulletproof Monk and now he's back doing music videos. On the DVD commentary for that movie, he says "This is my first feature film", but somehow you can't help but hear him sounding depressed.

38. Daniel Goldberg

Producer | Meatballs

Daniel Goldberg is a producer and writer, known for Meatballs (1979), Space Jam (1996) and Stripes (1981).

39. Tim Allen

Actor | Toy Story

Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...

40. Mike Johnson

Director | Corpse Bride

Mike Johnson hails from Austin, Texas where he spent a large part of his childhood bending and breaking plastic dinosaurs in a futile attempt to re-create scenes from his favorite Ray Harryhausen films.

Many years later, Johnson graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in Film/Animation/Video ...

41. Nia Vardalos

Actress | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Nia Vardalos was born on September 24, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Antonia Eugenia Vardalos. She is an actress and writer, known for My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), I Hate Valentine's Day (2009) and Connie and Carla (2004). She has been married to Ian Gomez since September 5, 1993. They ...

42. Bill Murray

Actor | Lost in Translation

Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, ...

43. Rick Moranis

Actor | Spaceballs

Rick began his career as a radio DJ while he was still at high school which led to him writing, producing and being on air in his own show. He joined the Canadian TV series SCTV (1976) winning an Emmy for writing and portraying the character Bob McKenzie which became the basis for the film _Strange...

44. Jada Pinkett Smith

Actress | The Matrix Reloaded

Jada Koren Pinkett Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Robsol Grant Pinkett, Jr., a contractor, and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, a nurse. They divorced after only a few months of marriage. Her father is of African-American descent and her mother is of Afro-Caribbean ancestry (from Barbados and ...

45. Nicolas Cage

Actor | Leaving Las Vegas

Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage ...

46. Vilmos Zsigmond

Cinematographer | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

He wrote and directed Chapter 27, a movie about Mark Chapman and his plan to kill John Lennon. The movie was a critical and box office flop.

How do you market a movie about the killer of John Lennon?

Also, I think another reason for the film's box office failure was the casting of Lindsay Lohan, since she was going through a lot of hate at the time.

48. David Odell

Writer | The Dark Crystal

David Odell was born on February 12, 1934 in Merced, California, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for The Dark Crystal (1982), Masters of the Universe (1987) and Supergirl (1984).

A writer for the Muppets, he directed Martians Go Home.


Directed the poorly animated Dominator for the Sci-fi channel.

The filmmakers were given very little time to make it, and it shows.

50. John Cleese

Actor | A Fish Called Wanda

John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he ...

Believe it or not, he actually co-directed A Fish Called Wanda, but is uncredited. He had to co-direct the actors, because Director Charles Crichton had a problem with speaking. John had to translate what Charles was saying.

Directed The Love Guru, oh dear.

52. Peter Rodger

Assistant_director | The Hunger Games

Peter Rodger grew up looking through a camera lens. As a teenager, the award-winning British director and photographer honed his skills by assisting his father, George Rodger, the renowned photojournalist and co-founder of Magnum Photos. After completing his education at England's Maidstone College...

The 2nd Unit Director for The Hunger Games, the only feature he directed was the documentary "Oh My God".

He was the father of Elliot Rodger, a YouTuber who made rather disturbing videos about being an outcast and not getting a girlfriend. He also had mental illness.

On May 23rd 2014, Elliot went on a killing spree in Isla Vista, killing his friends, students and other innocent people. Then he committed suicide.

Peter had no idea that his son was making these disturbing videos, until he and his ex-wife Li Chin Tye saw a video of Elliot called "Elliot Rodger's Retribution" explaining that he was going to kill many students.

Peter and Li tried to get from LA to Isla Vista to try and stop him in time, but they were too late. Elliot had already started his attack and then eventually killed himself.

When asked about the incident weeks later, Peter answered "It's like a reverse nightmare. I go to sleep, have a nice dream. But when I wake up, I'm still in a nightmare. I think about the victims, and my son did that."

Directed the dire Keith Lemon: The Film.

54. Mike Myers

Actor | Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Michael John Myers was born in 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, to Alice E. (Hind), an officer supervisor, and Eric Myers, an insurance agent. His parents were both English, and had served in the Royal Air Force and British Army, respectively.

Myers' television career really started in 1988, when he ...

55. Simon Beaufoy

Writer | Slumdog Millionaire

Born in Keighley, West Yorkshire. He attended Malsis School in Cross Hills Ermysted's Grammar School at Skipton, later he attended Sedbergh School in Cumbria.

He has read English at St Peter's College, Oxford and graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth.

In 2009 he won an Academy Award for ...

56. Chazz Palminteri

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Bronx-born and raised Chazz Palminteri was a natural choice to continue the Italianate torch in film. In the tradition set forth in the 1970s by such icons as director Martin Scorsese and actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, John Cazale and Joe Pesci, Palminteri has brought grit, muscle and an ...

His first film, and it shows. Nothing in this movie makes sense or has a clue of what it wants to be.

It's like he and the filmmakers wanted to make a movie about a guy who finds an alien laser gun and blows everything up with it. The only problem was that they didn't have a story for it.

58. Steven Seagal

Actor | Exit Wounds

Steven Seagal is a striking and somewhat boyishly handsome (often with ponytail) action star who burst onto the martial arts film scene in 1988 in the fast-paced Warner Bros. film Above the Law (1988).

Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical ...

Won the "Worst Director" Razzie for On Deadly Ground and he never directed again.

He now writes movies for himself. Most of them are straight to DVD.

59. Alec Baldwin

Actor | The Departed

Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin).

Alexander Rae ...

Directed "Shortcut to Happiness" which was re-cut by Bob Yari Productions. Alec changed his credit to "Harry Kirkpatrick" and never directed again.

60. Coralie

Director | Baise-moi

Coralie was born on November 4, 1976 in France as Coralie Trinh Thi. She is an actress, known for Rape Me (2000), Terror of Prehistoric Bloody Monster from Space (1998) and En avoir (ou pas) (1995).

What film did she direct?

Click on her name and find out.

61. Kel Mitchell

Actor | Mystery Men

Acting Career - Hailing from the Windy City, Kel Mitchell began his acting career at the young age of 12 with the ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Young Kel wowed audiences with his on-stage performances in Chicago theatrical productions such as "Kasimu & the Coconut Palm" and "Dirt." But it was his ...

62. Cedric the Entertainer

Actor | Barbershop

Cedric the Entertainer was born on April 24, 1964 in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA as Cedric Antonio Kyles. He is an actor and writer, known for Barbershop (2002), Be Cool (2005) and Larry Crowne (2011). He has been married to Lorna Wells since September 3, 1999. They have two children.

63. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...

64. Edward Norton

Actor | American History X

American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland.

His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer ...

65. Mark Hamill

Actor | Star Wars

Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he would reprise in Star Wars: The Force...

66. 50 Cent

Soundtrack | Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Born in the South Jamaica section of Queens, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has lived in New York City all his life. He was raised by his grandparents after his father ran out and his mother was shot when he was only eight. Growing up, the Queens rapper originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but ...

67. Keanu Reeves

Actor | The Matrix

Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, ...

68. Eric Zala

Director | An Early Twilight

Eric Zala is known for his work on An Early Twilight (1993), Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989) and Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (2003).

The only feature he directed was the shot for shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation. He did do a short film in 1993, but he never directed since. Although he did film the airplane for the Raiders adaptation, a scene that he or his friends couldn't achieve. Filming that scene was disastrous. But they got it finished in the end.

69. Tony Hiles

Actor | Bad Taste

Tony Hiles is an actor and director, known for Bad Taste (1987), Jack Brown Genius (1996) and Braindead (1992).

He worked on Peter Jackson's film Bad Taste as actor, producer and co-writer. He would direct a film called "Jack Brown Genius" which he co-wrote with Jackson. The film was a flop and Hiles disappeared after that.

70. Joe Mantegna

Actor | The Godfather: Part III

Joe Mantegna is an American actor who has made over 200 film and TV appearances. He is also a producer, writer, and director, and is probably best known for his role as Joey Zasa in the Francis Ford Coppola epic The Godfather: Part III (1990), in which he stars alongside Al Pacino and Andy Garcia.


71. John August

Writer | The Nines

John August's screenwriting credits include Go (1999), Big Fish (2003), Titan A.E. (2000), Charlie's Angels (2000), and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003).

Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, John earned a degree in journalism from Drake University in Iowa and an MFA in film from the Peter ...

72. Tim Roth

Actor | Pulp Fiction

Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Timothy Simon Roth on May 14, 1961 in Lambeth, London, England. His mother, Ann, was a teacher and landscape painter. His father, Ernie, was a journalist who had changed the family name from "Smith" to ...

He directed The War Zone about an incestious relationship between a father and daughter.

Tim himself, and his dad were both was sexually abused by his grandfather. He said he did the film to get rid of some demons.

73. Sean Barton

Editor | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Sean Barton was born on March 29, 1944 in Hampton Court, Surrey, England. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Chaos (2005) and Pig Hunt (2008).

74. Richard Pryor

Actor | Superman III

Highly influential, and always controversial, African-American actor/comedian who was equally well known for his colorful language during his live comedy shows, as for his fast paced life, multiple marriages and battles with drug addiction. He has been acknowledged by many modern comic artist's as ...

75. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and...

76. Bob Koherr

Actor | Race to Witch Mountain

Bob Koherr is a director and actor, known for Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Parting Glances (1986) and Strip Mall (2000).

The only movie he directed was the spoof "Plump Fiction". It is also his only writing credit.

He now directs TV.

77. Dustin Hoffman

Actor | Rain Man

Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, ...

78. Helen Mirren

Actress | RED

Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. ...

79. Kurt Russell

Actor | The Hateful Eight

Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish and Irish descent. His first roles were as a child on television series, including a lead role on the Western ...

He actually ghost directed Tombstone. The original director Kevin Jarre was fired and Kurt took over as director until replacement George P. Cosmatos was hired. Most of the shots in the movie were directed by Kurt.

80. Michael Ironside

Actor | Total Recall

Michael Ironside has made a strong and indelible impression with his often incredibly intense and explosive portrayals of fearsome villains throughout the years. He was born as Frederick Reginald Ironside on February 12, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ironside was a successful arm wrestler in ...

81. John H. Williams

Producer | Shrek

John H. Williams is a producer and executive, known for Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004) and Seven Years in Tibet (1997).

He directed Space Chimps 2. Oh dear.

82. Kevin Williamson

Writer | Scream

Grew up in the New Bern, NC area. There is an actual Dawsons Creek in Oriental, NC where Williamson grew up.

84. Bo Zenga

Producer | Turistas

Bo Zenga graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he attended the Wharton School of Business. Starting out as a Wall Street banker for what is now JP Morgan Chase, he moved to Los Angeles and studied filmmaking at the American Film Institute.

Such distinguished talent as Steven Spielberg,...

85. Heather Langenkamp

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Heather Langenkamp was born on July 17, 1964 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. She is known for her work on A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) and New Nightmare (1994). She has been married to David LeRoy Anderson since 1990. They have two children. She was ...

86. Christopher Meloni

Actor | Man of Steel

Blessed with a piercing, blue-eyed glint, brawny looks, cocky "tough guy" stance and effortless charisma, TV's Christopher Meloni has grabbed audiences' attention, male and female alike, finding breakthrough small screen stardom playing both sides of the law. Audiences first were taken in by his ...

87. Ray Cameron

Writer | Bloodbath at the House of Death

Ray Cameron McIntyre was also the Father of Billy Cameron McIntyre born 1986 in Los Angeles and Georgina Rose McIntyre born 1992 in Vermont. They lived with their parents in California and New England and after his death returned to London with their Mother. After several years in England they ...

Father of Michael McIntyre.

Directed the horror comedy "Bloodbath at the House of Death" starring British comedian Kenny Everett.

88. James Caan

Actor | The Godfather

A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred.

He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) ...

89. Salma Hayek

Actress | Frida

One of Hollywood's most dazzling leading actresses, Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami, were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do businessman father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, and her ...

90. Jason Miller

Actor | The Exorcist

Character actor and playwright Jason Miller had a variety of jobs before he started a writing career and wrote his own play, "That Championship Season", for which he received the Pulitzer Prize Award. Miller gave up his professional writing career in the early seventies to start acting. In 1973, he...

91. Peter Hastings

Writer | Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness

Peter Hastings was born on January 9, 1960 in Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA as Peter Livingston Hastings. He is known for his work on Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011), One Saturday Morning (1997) and Animaniacs (1993).

Directed the Disney film "The Country Bears".............

Need I say more?

92. Tom Ruegger

Producer | Tiny Toon Adventures

Tom Ruegger is the fourteen-time Emmy-winning producer and creative force behind many of the most popular and successful animated television series of all time, including Tiny Toon Adventures (1990), Animaniacs (1993) and Pinky and the Brain (1995) to name only a few.

Over the last decade, Mr. ...

93. Matthew Broderick

Actor | The Producers

A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in New York City, to Patricia Broderick (née Biow), a playwright and painter, and James Broderick, an actor. His father had Irish and English ancestry, and his mother was from a Jewish family (from...

94. Bob Weinstein

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Bob Weinstein was born on October 18, 1954 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Robert Weinstein. He is a producer, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Great Debaters (2007) and The Hateful Eight (2015). He has been married to Annie Clayton since ...

95. Mikhail Porechenkov

Actor | Poddubnyy

Porechenkov was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in the Russian SSR on 2 March 1969, to parents Evgeny Mikhailovich Porechenkov and Galina Nikolayevna Porechenkova. His father was a Soviet Navy officer, and his mother was a building engineer. Since his parents were busy at work, he, in ...

Directed and starred in the Russian Commando rip off "D-Day".

96. Sam Mraovich

Actor | Ben & Arthur

Sam Mraovich was born on March 4, 1976 in a small town in the tri-state area called Stuebenville in Ohio. Favorite hobbies include oil painting, singing, being at the beach, and spending time with friends. Sam's father, also by the same name, married Patricia Hultberg in 1974. Both are college ...

97. Bill Pullman

Actor | Independence Day

William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of Dutch (mother) and English, Northern Irish, and Scottish (father) descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in...

98. Randy Moore

Director | Escape from Tomorrow

Randy Moore is a director and writer, known for Escape from Tomorrow (2013).

Directed "Escape From Tomorrow", a horror movie set in Disney World.

Yeah....... and he also made the movie without Disney's permission. Ouch. No wonder he hasn't made another movie.

BTW, why would you want to make a horror film set in Disney World? Goosebumps did an episode about a horror them park.

Does Randy have a beef with Disney?

99. Michael Keaton

Actor | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Quirky, inventive and handsome American actor Michael Keaton first achieved major fame with his door-busting performance as fast-talking ideas man Bill Blazejowski, alongside a nerdish morgue attendant (Henry Winkler), in Night Shift (1982). He played further comedic roles in Mr. Mom (1983), Johnny...

100. Diablo Cody

Writer | Young Adult

Diablo Cody is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Minnesota to live with her Internet boyfriend, Jonny who later became her husband. While there, she decided on a whim to take up stripping as a hobby of sorts.

She was working at an ad agency and got a promotion. The job wore her ragged ...