Famous Directors that had involvment with Oscar movies

Involves acting, directing, writing, producing (any kind), crew member and thanks credits. Directors who didn't get an Oscar nomination but help make the Academy Award films. Also some of these directors had their Oscar films produced by Academy Award nominee or wining producers while some did Academy Awards films without being nominated while being in the Academy Awards' In Memorial segment.

New updated: if that person who was not nominated for an Oscar did work as a producer of another person's film, that person is added to this list. The same goes for the crew and cast.

Final Updated: When a producer who made an Academy Award film while not being nominated for Best Picture's name is in the In Memorial segment, the director of that film he or she producer will be moved to a new row of this list. Also I have now add famous Hollywood producers who were not nominated for Best Picture, but had some involvement such as acting or thanks credits for Academy Award nominated directors' works and as well as their Academy Award nominated films and the directors that they worked with that were also not nominated for Best Director.
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“ From Here to Eternity
Tobruk ” - adog1990
Irvin Kershner
Irvin Kershner was born on April 29, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A graduate of the University of Southern California film school, Kershner began his career in 1950, producing documentaries for the United States Information Service in the Middle East. He later turned to television, directing and photographing a series of documentaries called "Confidential File"...
“ Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
The Last Temptation of Christ ” - adog1990
Tony Scott
Producer, Man on Fire
Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British military...
“ Top Gun
Beverly Hills Cop II
Days of Thunder
Crimson Tide
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Unstoppable ” - adog1990
John Landis
John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes. Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "spaghetti" westerns...
“ The Muppet Movie
An American Werewolf in London
Trading Places
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Coming to America
Spider-Man 2 ” - adog1990
“ Home Alone
Beethoven's 2nd ” - adog1990
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...
“ The Resurrection of Broncho Billy
ParaNorman ” - adog1990
“ Interiors
The Wiz
The Client
Batman Forever
The Phantom of the Opera ” - adog1990
Michael Bay
Producer, Transformers
A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls...
“ Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Rock
Pearl Harbor
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
All is Lost ” - adog1990
Nicolas Roeg
Director, Walkabout
When he made his directorial debut in 1970, Nicolas Roeg was already a 23-year veteran of the British film industry, starting out in 1947 as an editing apprentice and working his way up to cinematographer twelve years later. He first came to attention as part of the second unit on David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia...
“ The Sundowners
Lawrence of Arabia
Doctor Zhivago
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Casino Royale
Far from the Madding Crowd ” - adog1990
Joe Wright
Director, Atonement
“ Pride & Prejudice
Anna Karenina ” - adog1990
David Cronenberg
Director, The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories...
“ The Fly
A History of Violence
Eastern Promises
Barney's Version ” - adog1990
Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, credited as the inventor of "Spaghetti Western" genre. Leone's film-making style includes juxtaposing extreme close-up shots with lengthy long shots. His movies include the sword and sandal action films The Last Days of Pompeii and The Colossus of Rhodes...
“ Bicycle Thieves
Quo Vadis
The Nun's Story
Unforgiven ” - adog1990
Tinto Brass
Actor, Monella
Giovanni Brass was born on 26 March 1933 into the family of a famous artist, Italico Brass, who was his grandfather. Italico gave his grandson a nickname "Tintoretto," which Giovanni later adapted into his cinematic name, Tinto Brass. Tinto inherited his grandfather's artistic skills, but he applied them to film instead of canvas...
“ General Della Rovere ” - adog1990
Marc Forster
Producer, World War Z
Marc Forster is a German-born filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films Monster's Ball (2001), Finding Neverland (2004), Stay (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), The Kite Runner (2007), Quantum of Solace (2008), and World War Z (2013). His breakthrough film was Monster's Ball (2001)...
“ Monster's Ball
Finding Neverland
The Kite Runner ” - adog1990
Jan de Bont
Cinematographer, Die Hard
Jan de Bont was born in the Netherlands to a Roman Catholic Dutch family on the 22 of October 1943. He has always had a creative mind and good mentality for camera techniques and soon got into film as a popular cinematographer. He worked on a huge number of films before finding himself on the production of the film Speed...
“ Turkish Delight
The Clan of the Cave Bear
Die Hard
Black Rain
The Hunt for Red October
Basic Instinct
Minority Report ” - adog1990
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....
“ In Our Water
Throw Momma from the Train
When Harry Met Sally...
Barton Fink
The Addams Family
Addams Family Values
Out of Sight
Men in Black
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Enchanted ” - adog1990
Walter Hill
Producer, Aliens
Hill was born in Long Beach, California and educated at Mexico City College and Michigan State University. He worked in oil drilling and construction in the 60s before becoming a 2nd assistant director in 1967. He has written and co-written screenplays, including several uncredited works. He has produced and directed films since 1975.
“ The Thomas Crown Affair
Grand Canyon
A Few Good Men
Geronimo: An American Legend
Prometheus ” - adog1990
Vincent Ward
Writer, Alien³
Vincent Ward has produced, executive produced and/or written and directed feature films including What Dreams May Come (Which won an Oscar and was nominated for 2 Academy Awards), The River Queen (Won best film in Shanghai) and The Last Samurai (4 Academy Award nominations and winner of Best Foreign Film in Japan) developing the underlying material he chose the director...
“ Alien³
Leaving Las Vegas
What Dreams May Come
The Last Samurai ” - adog1990
Don Taylor
Director, Damien: Omen II
Born in Freeport, Pennsylvania, Don Taylor studied law, then speech and drama at Penn State University, where as a freshman he began taking part in college stage productions. Hitchhiking to Hollywood in 1942, the youthful Taylor screen-tested at Warner Brothers but was rejected because of his draft status...
“ The Human Comedy
Thousands Cheer
The Naked City
The Blue Veil
Father of the Bride
Stalag 17
Tom Sawyer ” - adog1990
Sam Raimi
Writer, Spider-Man 3
Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead. From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making movies with an 8mm camera...
“ A Simple Plan
Spider-Man 2 ” - adog1990
Paul Schrader
Writer, Taxi Driver
Although his name is often linked to that of the "movie brat" generation (Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Brian De Palma, etc.) Paul Schrader's background couldn't have been more different than theirs. His strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a film until he was 18...
“ Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
The Last Temptation of Christ
A Civil Action ” - adog1990
John Flynn
Director, Lock Up
John Flynn was a very fine, efficient and sadly underrated director who excelled at making mean'n'lean crime pictures. His movies are distinguished by tight plots, a hard, no-nonsense tone, and a taut, streamlined and fiercely economical directorial style. John was born on March 14, 1932 in Chicago...
“ West Side Story
Two for the Seesaw
The Great Escape
What a Way to Go! ” - adog1990
“ The Omen
Inside Moves
Lethal Weapon
Leathal Weapon 2
Maverick ” - adog1990
Richard Lester
Director, Superman II
Richard Lester was one of the most influential directors of the 1960s, and continued his career into the 1970s and early '80s. He is best remembered for the two films he helmed starring The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965), the frenetic cutting style of which was seen by many as the predecessor of the music video a generation later...
“ The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film
A Hard Day's Night
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days ” - adog1990
“ Goldfinger
Pretty Woman
Big ” - adog1990
Penny Marshall
Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall in the Bronx, New York, on October 15, 1943. The Libra is 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes. She is the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony "Tony" Marshall, an industrial film director. She is the younger sister of filmmakers Garry Marshall and Ronny Hallin...
“ 1941
The Preacher's Wife
Cinderella Man ” - adog1990
Jon Favreau
Producer, Iron Man
Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director. The amiable, husky-framed actor with the tight...
“ Hoffa
Batman Forever
Something's Gotta Give
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
The Avengers
Iron Man 3
The Wolf of Wall Street ” - adog1990
“ The Usual Suspects
King Kong (2005 film)
Superman Returns
X-Men: Days of Future Past ” - adog1990
Matthew Vaughn
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...
“ X-Men: Days of Future Past ” - adog1990
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...
“ The Adventures of Tintin
Star Trek Into Darkness
Ant-Man ” - adog1990
“ Ghost
My Best Friend's Wedding ” - adog1990
Frank Oz
Frank Richard Oznowicz was born in Hereford, England to puppeteers Frances and Isidore Oznowicz. His family moved to Montana in 1951, eventually settling in Oakland, California. As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice puppeteer at Children's Fairyland amusement park. He is one of the primary puppeteers...
“ Time Piece
The Muppet Movie
Star Wars V - The Empire Strikes Back
The Great Muppet Caper
An American Werewolf in London
Star Wars VI - Return of the Jedi
Trading Places
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Little Shop of Horrors
In & Out
Star Wars I - The Phantom Menace
Monsters Inc.
Star Wars II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars III - Revenge of the Sith ” - adog1990
“ Quicker'n a Wink
Of Pups and Puzzles
Thousands Cheer
Anchors Aweigh
The Harvey Girls
The Three Musketeers
The Red Danube
Annie Get Your Gun
Show Boat
Young Bess
Kiss Me Kate
The Eddy Duchin Story
Pal Joey
Bye Bye Birdie
The 36th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
Charles Vidor
Director, Gilda
Hungarian-born Karoly Vidor spent the First World War as a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian infantry. Following the armistice, he made his way to Berlin and worked for the German film company Ufa, as editor and assistant director. In 1924, he emigrated to the U.S. and, for several years, earned his living as a singer in Broadway choruses and (at one time) with a Wagnerian troupe...
“ My Son, My Son!
Cover Girl
A Song to Remember
The Loves of Carmen
Hans Christian Anderson
Love Me or Leave Me
The Joker is Wild
A Farewell to Arms
Song Without End ” - adog1990
Robert Aldrich
Director, The Dirty Dozen
Robert Aldrich entered the film industry in 1941 when he got a job as a production clerk at RKO Pictures. He soon worked his way up to script clerk, then became an assistant director, a production manager and an associate producer. He began writing and directing for TV series in the early 1950s, and directed his first feature in 1953 (Big Leaguer)...
“ Story of G.I. Joe
The Southerner
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
The Flight of the Phoenix
The Dirty Dozen
The Longest Yard ” - adog1990
Compton Bennett
Compton Bennett started out as a bandleader and then became a commercial artist. He turned out a few amateur films that caught the attention of producer Alexander Korda's London Films, and they hired him in 1932 as a film editor. During World War II he directed a few instructional films for the British military and some propaganda shorts for the general public...
“ The Seventh Veil
That Forsyte Woman
King Solomon's Mines ” - adog1990
Elliott Nugent
An American minor leading man of early Depression-era talkies who played earnest, boyish leads, Ohio-born Elliott Nugent would earn more distinction as a writer, producer and director of stage and film after all was said and done. The son of playwright/producer/actor J.C. Nugent, Elliott was born in 1896 and came from pure show business stock...
“ She Loves Me Not
Up in Arms
Just for You ” - adog1990
Curtis Bernhardt
Director, Possessed
If Curtis Bernhardt is a relative unknown, it's because he didn't direct his first Hollywood feature until 1940 at the age of 41. Bernhardt worked for years in Germany until his Jewish heritage made living there impossible by 1933-- he was arrested by the Gestapo and made a harrowing underground escape to France...
“ A Stolen Life
The Blue Veil
The Merry Widow
Miss Sadie Thompson
Interrupted Melody
Kisses for My President ” - adog1990
“ Billy the Kid
Flying Tigers
Our Very Own
Sudden Fear
Midnight Lace
Back Street
Captain Newman, M.D. ” - adog1990
“ Predator
Die Hard
The Hunt for Red October ” - adog1990
Gordon Parks
Director, Shaft
The pre-eminent American photojournalist of sub-Saharan descent. An acclaimed photographer for Life magazine from the late 40s through late 60s, he turned to directing films, his second of which, the blaxploitation movie Shaft, achieved success at the box office. In 1989 his first film effort...
“ Shaft
Malcolm X ” - adog1990
Alex Proyas
Director, Dark City
Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and Radio School along with Jane Campion and Jocelyn Moorhouse...
“ I, Robot ” - adog1990
Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, Independence Day and The Patriot. Before fame, he originally wanted to be a production designer, but decided to be a director, after watching the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Emmerich began his career in his native Germany...
“ Independence Day
The Patriot
Anonymous ” - adog1990
“ The New World
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ” - adog1990
Anthony Mann
Director, El Cid
“ Sing Your Way Home
The Furies
The Naked Spur
The Glenn Miller Story
Strategic Air Command
The Tin Star
El Cid
The Fall of the Roman Empire ” - adog1990
Roy Rowland
Roy Rowland studied law at the University of Southern California, then joined MGM as a script clerk. As if getting that job wasn't enough good luck in the middle of the Depression, he also married the niece of MGM chief Louis B. Mayer. He sharpened his directing chops at MGM with a series of shorts starting in the 1930s...
“ The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
Meet Me in Las Vegas
Rogue Cop ” - adog1990
“ Venus
The Messenger ” - adog1990
Brian De Palma
Director, Scarface
Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers. Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family...
“ Phantom of Paradise
The Untouchables
The Black Dahlia
Away from Her ” - adog1990
Clement Virgo
Producer, Greenleaf
Clement Virgo is one of Canada's foremost film directors. In 2015 he directed and co-wrote a six part miniseries adaptation of the Lawrence Hill novel The Book of Negroes which debuted to record-breaking numbers on the CBC in Canada and on BET in the U.S. and won twelve Canadian Screen Awards and was nominated for two U.S...
“ Away From Her ” - adog1990
Jim Jarmusch
Jarmusch came to New York City from Akron, Ohio to study at Columbia and NYU's film school. He would also study film at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. He worked as an assistant on Lightning Over Water, a film by Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders, before making his first film, _Permanent Vacation (1982)_...
“ American Dream
Sling Blade
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room ” - adog1990
“ Six Degrees of Separation
Capturing the Friedmans
Star Trek
Margin Call
Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens ” - adog1990
Fred Schepisi
Director, Empire Falls
Fred Schepisi began his production career in the advertising world in Melbourne, Australia, where he served as head of the Film House for almost 20 years, directing both commercials and documentaries. His first feature-length film was the semi-autobiographical 'The Devil's Playground' (1976) which won...
“ A Cry in the Dark
Six Degrees of Separation ” - adog1990
George Marshall
George Marshall was a versatile American director who came to Hollywood to visit his mother and "have a bit of fun". Expelled from Chicago University in 1912, he was an unsettled young man, drifting from job to job, variously employed as a mechanic, newspaper reporter and lumberjack with a logging outfit in Washington state...
“ The Goldwyn Follies
Spring Time Rhythm
Riding High
Incendiary High
The Blue Dahlia
The Perils of Pauline
Red Garters
The Sheepman
The Gazebo
How the West Was Won
Papa's Delicate Condition ” - adog1990
Richard Thorpe
Director, Jailhouse Rock
After working in vaudeville, on the stage and in early movies, Richard Thorpe launched his directing career in 1923. After directing dozens of low-budget comedies and westerns, his talents were recognized in the mid-'30s when he went to work for MGM. Studio chief Louis B. Mayer valued efficiency in his directors...
“ Night Must Fall
Two Girls and a Sailor
What's Next, Corporal Hargrove?
Three Little Words
The Great Caruso
All the Brothers Were Valiant
Knights of the Round Table ” - adog1990
H. Bruce Humberstone
Director, Wonder Man
A juvenile actor, Bruce Humberstone started his career as a script clerk, later serving as assistant director for the likes of King Vidor, Edmund Goulding and Allan Dwan. One of the 28 founders of the Directors Guild of America, Humberstone worked in a number of capacities on several silent films...
“ Tall, Dark and Handsome
Sun Valley Serenade
To the Shores of Tropli
Hello Frisco, Hello
Wonder Man ” - adog1990
Andrew Marton
Budapest-born Endre Marton began in the film industry as an editor and assistant director with Vita and Sascha Films in Vienna. Following a brief sojourn in Hollywood with Ernst Lubitsch in 1923, he returned to Germany, having being signed as chief editor by the Tobis company. He made his directorial debut with an independently produced British mystery...
“ Lost Horizon
The Seventh Cross
Dragon Seed
Adam's Rib
King Solomon's Mines
A Farewell to Arms
The Longest Day
55 Days at Peking
The Fall of the Roman Empire
Bless the Beasts & Children
The Day of the Jackal
The Message ” - adog1990
Fritz Lang
Director, M
Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. From 1910 to 1914...
“ Fury ” - adog1990
Arthur Lubin
Director, Mister Ed
A graduate of Carnegie Tech, Arthur Lubin entered films as an actor in the 1920s, and after appearing in many films turned to directing in 1934, mainly for Universal. His forte was light comedy, but he helmed many different types of pictures for the studio. Lubin was the director Universal entrusted with its new comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello; he didn't let the studio down...
“ She Done Him Wrong
Buck Privates
Phantom of the Opera ” - adog1990
William Keighley
William Keighley's professional career spanned three distinct mediums: the theatre, motion pictures and, finally, radio. Initially trained as a stage actor and Broadway director, he arrived in Hollywood shortly after the advent of sound, landing a job with Warner Brothers (where he spent most of his career) as an assistant director and dialog director before helming his first film there in 1932...
“ 'G' Men
Varsity Show
The Adventures of Robin Hood
George Washington Slept Here ” - adog1990
“ Just Imagine
Pigskin Parade
Ali Baba Goes to Town
You're a Sweetheart
You'll Find Out
Road to Morocco
Thank Your Lucky Stars
The Princess and the Pirate
San Antonio
The Time, the Place and the Girl
My Wild Irish Rose
Look for the Silver Lining
It's a Great Feeling
Calamity Jane ” - adog1990
Lionel Jeffries
With his firm jawline and bristling mustache, Lionel Jeffries played a nice line of English eccentrics. This belied his RADA training. Following military service in WWII, he played his major roles - everything from Grandpa Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the Marquis of Queensberry in The Trials of Oscar Wilde - in the 1960s...
“ Camelot
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Canterbury Tales ” - adog1990
“ Batman Begins
The Dark Knight ” - adog1990
“ The Blind Side
Snow White and the Huntsman
Saving Mr. Banks ” - adog1990
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...
“ Ghostbusters
The Mask
As Good as It Gets ” - adog1990
Eli Roth
Producer, Grindhouse
Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley Scott's Alien and vomiting...
“ Quiz Show
The Mirror Has Two Faces
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Inglourious Basterds ” - adog1990
Jackie Chan
Actor, Rush Hour
Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry. Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on Hong Kong's famous Victoria Peak on April 7...
“ Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda 2 ” - adog1990
Jet Li
Actor, Ying xiong
Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens, he was already a national coach...
“ Hero ” - adog1990
“ The Ghost and Darkness ” - adog1990
Rob Cohen
Rob Cohen is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. One of the 1970's "baby moguls", he built a thriving career as a producer, before concentrating full time on directing from the 1990's, with high adrenaline action blockbusters such as xXx and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. He is the creator of The Fast and the Furious, Universal Pictures' biggest franchise of all time...
“ Mahogany
Thank God It's Friday
The Wiz
The Witches of Eastwick
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me ” - adog1990
Rafi Pitts
Writer, Soy Nero
Rafi Pitts' films have attained acclaim and awards around the globe. Pitts' first feature, The Fifth Season, premiered in the Venice Film Festival. His second, Sanam was hailed by French critics and compared to The 400 Blows. In 2003, Pitts presented his controversial feature documentary...
“ Argo ” - adog1990
“ Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Meet the Parents
Borat: Cultural Learnings of American for Making Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Trumbo ” - adog1990
Tarsem Singh
Director, The Fall
Indian director Tarsem Singh is the son of an aircraft engineer. He was educated at Bishop Cotton Boy's School in Shimla and relocated to the USA to study business at Harvard and, significantly, film studies at the Art Center College of Design in California. Upon graduating he embarked on a career as a director of music videos...
“ The Cell
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mirror Mirror ” - adog1990
“ Fiddler on the Roof
Butterflies Are Free
Something's Gotta Give ” - adog1990
George A. Romero
George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; by all indications, though, he was very successful. The director of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 ,in New York City to Ann (Dvorsky) and Jorge Romero. His father was born in Spain and raised in Cuba, and his mother was Lithuanian...
“ North by Northwest
The Silence of the Lambs ” - adog1990
Paul Bartel
Paul Bartel was born in Brooklyn in 1938. He decided he wanted to direct animated movies when he was 11 and by 13 had spent a summer working at New York's UPA animation studio. He majored in theater arts at UCLA, and received a Fulbright scholarship to study film direction in Rome, producing a short that was presented at the 1962 Venice Fiom Festival...
“ Heartbeeps
Heart Like a Wheel
The Usual Suspects ” - adog1990
Rodrigo García
Producer, Blue
“ 21 Grams
Albert Nobbs
Birdman ” - adog1990
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...
“ Pulp Fiction ” - adog1990
Kevin Smith
Producer, Comic Book Men
Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, to Grace (Schultz) and Donald E. Smith, a postal worker. He is very proud of his native state; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. Kevin is of mostly German, with some Irish and English, ancestry. His first movie, Clerks, was filmed in the convenience store in which Smith worked...
“ Good Will Hunting
Gone Baby Gone ” - adog1990
Peter MacDonald
Camera and Electrical Department, Batman
“ 2001: A Space Odyssey
Murder on the Orient Express
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Cry Freedom
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Golden Compass
Guardians of the Galaxy ” - adog1990
Wash Westmoreland
Director, Still Alice
Hailing from Leeds, England, Westmoreland earned his college degree in Politics at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and soon after moved to America to pursue filmmaking. His most recent film, "Still Alice," starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin and Kate Bosworth, saw Moore win nearly every acting award including a BAFTA and her first Oscar...
“ Velvet Goldmine
Still Alice ” - adog1990
“ Still Alice ” - adog1990
Christopher Guest
U.S.-born actor, director, writer, musician, and composer best known for his mockumentaries, poking fun at heavy metal music, small town theatre, dog shows, folk music and film-making itself, Christopher Haden-Guest was born February fifth, 1948, in New York City. His mother, Jean Pauline (Hindes), was a vice president of casting at CBS...
“ The Hospital
The Hot Rock
The Princess Bride
Little Shop of Horrors
A Few Good Men
A Mighty Wind
Mrs Henderson Presents
The 84th Academy Awards ” - adog1990
“ Good Morning, Vietnam
Pretty Woman
Home Alone
Mrs. Doubtfire ” - adog1990
“ Gaby: A True Story
Amores Perros ” - adog1990
Tom Tykwer
Composer, Cloud Atlas
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...
“ Downfall
Inglourious Basterds
Citizenfour ” - adog1990
Mario Van Peebles
Mario Van Peebles is a highly regarded director, actor, producer and writer. His directorial skills can be seen in the retelling of the epic mini-series "Roots" starring Forest Whitaker and Matthew Goode. Van Pebbles has directed award-winning shows such as the recent hit "Empire" and "The Last Ship,"...
“ The Cotton Club
Heartbreak Ridge
Ali ” - adog1990
“ The Fugitive
Waterworld ” - adog1990
Andrew Davis
Director, The Fugitive
Director/Producer/Writer) Andrew Davis is a filmmaker with a reputation for directing intelligent thrillers, most notably the Academy Award-nominated box-office hit The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford and 'Tommy Lee Jones' (Fqv). The film received seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and earned Jones a Best Supporting Actor award...
“ Under Siege
The Fugitive ” - adog1990
Don Siegel
Director, Dirty Harry
Don Siegel was educated at Cambridge University, England. In Hollywood from the mid-'30s, he began his career as an editor and second unit director. In 1945 he directed two shorts (Hitler Lives and Star in the Night) which both won Academy Awards. His first feature as a director was 1946's The Verdict...
“ Sergeant York
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Mission to Moscow
Action in the North Atlantic
This Is the Army
Star in the Night
Hitler Lives
Saratoga Trunk
All the King's Men
The Shootist
Unforgiven ” - adog1990
Gareth Evans
Welsh born writer/director, in 2003 directed a short film "Samurai Monogatari" telling the tale of a Samurai waiting to be executed. The short was in Japanese language and starred students from Tokyo who were studying at Cardiff University at the time. In 2003 he also graduated with an MA in Scriptwriting...
“ The Act of Killing ” - adog1990
Steven Seagal
Producer, Under Siege
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. Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician...
“ Under Siege ” - adog1990
Jack Starrett
Jack Starrett was a superbly talented and versatile actor and director who specialized in making hugely enjoyable down-'n'-dirty low-budget drive-in exploitation pictures. Starrett was born on November 2, 1936, in Refugio, TX. He attended San Marcos Academy in the 1940s and the 1950s. He made his acting...
“ Blazing Saddles
The Rose
The River ” - adog1990
“ The Towering Inferno
King Kong (1976 film)
Death on the Nile ” - adog1990
Ted Demme
Director, Blow
“ Tumbleweeds
Life ” - adog1990
“ The Silence of the Lambs ” - adog1990
Tobe Hooper
Honored with many awards for his films and achievement in the horror genre, Tobe Hooper is truly one of the Masters of Horror. Tobe Hooper was born in Austin, Texas, to Lois Belle (Crosby) and Norman William Ray Hooper, who owned a theater in San Angelo. He spent the 1960s as a college professor and documentary cameraman...
“ Poltergeist ” - adog1990
Wes Craven
Director, Scream
Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision. Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on the Left, which he wrote...
“ Music of the Heart ” - adog1990
“ The Turning Point ” - adog1990
Dick Powell
In the 1930s , Dick Powell was the juvenile lead in the Warner backstage musicals opposite such rising stars as Ruby Keeler and Joan Blondell. After his career in musicals, he was cast in private-eye roles and became a producer and director for both TV and movies.
“ 42nd Street
Gold Diggers of 1933
Flirtation Walk
Gold Diggers of 1935
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Thanks a Million
Gold Diggers of 1937
It Happened Tomorrow
The Bad and the Beautiful
The Enemy Below
Paper Moon
A.I. Artificial Intelligence ” - adog1990
“ Damn Yankees!
West Side Story
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Fiddler on the Roof
A Little Night Music
The Phantom of the Opera ” - adog1990