See All Of Them

My goal is to see every film made by or starring the following people.
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1.
Lars von Trier
Writer, Melancholia
Lars von Trier (the "von" was adopted during his stay at the Danish Film School) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1956. He graduated from the Danish Film School in 1983 with his short film Befrielsesbilleder ("Images of Relief"), which won the Best Film award at the Munich Film Festival the following year...
“ Films seen: Antichrist, Melancholia, Dogville ” - kmweaver87
 
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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...
“ Films seen: Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, Hugo, Shutter Island, The Departed, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver ” - kmweaver87
 
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Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), cat-themed gift shop owner, 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)...
“ Films seen: Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, Planet of the Apes, Sleepy Hallow, Mars Attacks!, Batman Returns, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice ” - kmweaver87
 
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“ Films seen: Shame ” - kmweaver87
 
5.
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...
“ Films seen: Lincoln, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Terminal, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Saving Private Ryan, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, Hook, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Arc ” - kmweaver87
 
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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...
“ Films seen: Life of Pi, Brokeback Mountain, Hulk ” - kmweaver87
 
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“ Films seen: Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter ” - kmweaver87
 
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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...
“ Films seen: The Royal Tenenbaums ” - kmweaver87
 
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Christopher Nolan
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear story-telling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of film-making, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made...
“ Films seen: The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Batman Begins, Insomnia, Memento ” - kmweaver87
 
10.
Benh Zeitlin
Born in New York City and raised in Sunnyside, Queens and then Westchester County, Benh Zeitlin began his career as a film-maker at the tender age of 6 years when he and a friend made a Batman movie. He continued making films as a child before attending Wesleyan University, where he majored in film...
“ Films seen: Beasts of the Southern Wild ” - kmweaver87
 
11.
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...
“ Films seen: The Descendants, Sideways ” - kmweaver87
 
12.
Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen College...
“ Films seen: The Tree of Life, The New World ” - kmweaver87
 
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“ Films seen: True Grit, Burn After Reading, No Country for Old Men, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, Fargo ” - kmweaver87
 
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“ Films seen: True Grit, Burn After Reading, No Country for Old Men, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, Fargo ” - kmweaver87
 
15.
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...
“ Films seen: Black Swan, The Wrestler ” - kmweaver87
 
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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...
“ Films seen: Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, Death Proof, Sin City, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs ” - kmweaver87
 
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“ Films seen: Milk, Elephant, Psycho, Good Will Hunting ” - kmweaver87
 
18.
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...
“ Films seen: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac, Panic Room, Fight Club, Se7en ” - kmweaver87
 
19.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making 8 mm films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting films on video and editing them from V.C.R. to V.C.R...
“ Films seen: There Will Be Blood ” - kmweaver87
 
20.
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...
“ Films seen: Carnage, Oliver Twist ” - kmweaver87
 
21.
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 Chambers Lynch shortly after he turned 21...
“ Films seen: Twin Peaks (TV Series) ” - kmweaver87
 
22.
Sam Mendes
Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-years-old...
“ Films seen: Skyfall, Away We Go, Revolutionary Road, Road to Perdition, American Beauty ” - kmweaver87
 
23.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet and Titanic...
“ Films seen: Django Unchained, Inception, Shutter Island, Revolutionary Road, The Departed, Gangs of New York, The Man in the Iron Mask, Titanic, Romeo + Juliet, The Quick and the Dead, What's Eating Gilbert Grape? ” - kmweaver87
 
24.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (A.K.A. Nicholas Blake) (Poet Laureate of England) and his second wife, Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon, an important figure in the history of British cinema and head of the famous Ealing Studios...
“ Films seen: Lincoln, There Will Be Blood, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Gangs of New York, The Crucible, My Left Foot ” - kmweaver87
 
25.
Ryan Gosling
Actor, Drive
Ryan Thomas Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman. Ryan was the second of their two children. His ancestry is French-Canadian, as well as English, Scottish, and German. The Gosling family moved to Cornwall...
“ Films seen: Crazy Stupid Love, Drive, Lars and the Real Girl, Fracture, Stay, The Notebook, Murder by Numbers ” - kmweaver87
 
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Tim Roth
Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Simon Timothy 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 "Roth"; Ernie was in Brooklyn, New York, to an immigrant family of Irish ancestry...
“ Films seen: Lie to Me (TV Series), The Incredible Hulk, Funny Games, Planet of the Apes, Pump Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead ” - kmweaver87
 
27.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor, Inception
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ Films seen: Lincoln, The Dark Knight Rises, 50/50, Inception, (500) Days of Summer, Stop-Loss, Halloween H20, Angels in the Outfield, A River Runs Through It ” - kmweaver87
 
28.
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman is a talented British born movie actor who played Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, Drexl in True Romance, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He starred in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the remake of RoboCop. He is also an English filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style...
“ Films seen: The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, BackWoods, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hannibal, Air Force One, The Fifth Element, Leon: The Professional, Dracula, Rosecrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead ” - kmweaver87