Directors w/ Lots of Films

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Wolfgang Liebeneiner
Director, Ich klage an
Wolfgang Liebeneiner was a German-Austrian film director, stage and film actor. He was born as Wolfgang Georg Louis Liebeneiner in Liebau, Lower Silesia, Germany (now Lubomierz, Poland). His father was in the textile business. Wolfgang was sent to the cadet schools Wahlstatt und Berlin-Lichterfelde and went for further schooling to Berlin-Zehlendorf...
 
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Georg Jacoby
Georg Jacoby was an actor, film and theatre director. He started to play on stage in 1915 and in cinema in WWI propaganda films. After 1919, he was only a film director. In 1922, he made The Little Napoleon ("The Little Napoleon"), in which Marlene Dietrich had a bit part. His first wife was Edith Meller...
 
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Gustaf Molander
Director, Intermezzo
He attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school 1907-1909 and went on to become an actor at the same theatre 1913-1926. His first work for the movies was the script to Thomas Graals bästa film and the follow-up Thomas Graals bästa barn. He made his directing debut with Bodakungen. During the 1920s he made his first movies based on the Selma Lagerlöf novels...
 
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Sun-Fung Lee
Director, Chun
 
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Wui Ng
Director, Thunderstorm
 
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Edward Dmytryk
Edward Dmytryk grew up in San Francisco, the son of Ukrainian immigrants. After his mother died when he was 6, his strict disciplinarian father beat the boy frequently, and the child began running away while in his early teens. Eventually, juvenile authorities allowed him to live alone at the age of 15 and helped him find part-time work as a film studio messenger...
 
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Kwon-taek Im
Director, Painted Fire
Born in Changsong, Cheollanam-do, 2 May 1936. He grew up in the southern city Kwangju, where he completed senior high school. His family suffered considerable hardships and losses in the Korean War, so he had to move to Pusan in search of work: he was a labourer before trying to start a business recycling US Army boots into shoes...
 
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Jeffrey Schwarz
Jeffrey Schwarz is an Emmy Award-winning producer and director based in Los Angeles. His latest documentary is "Tab Hunter Confidential," about the 1950s screen heartthrob, which premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. Previous work includes the Emmy Award-winning HBO Documentary Films' "Vito," "I...
 
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Jing Wong
Wong Jing is one of Hong Kong's most prolific, talented and controversial filmmakers. His directorial style, at best, manages to combine commercial appeal and artistic aspects. Most of his films were among the biggest box office hits, partly due to possessing an amazing sense of what would play well. Some of his films have achieved groundbreaking success, artistically as well as financially...
 
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Mike Newell
Attended Cambridge University. Three year training course at Granada Television, with intention of going into theatre. Graduated to directing TV plays, building strong reputation for work with David Hare, David Edgar, Hohn, John Osborne, Jack Rosenthal.
 
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Shûe Matsubayashi
Director, Sekai daisensô
After starting at Toho in 1942, Matsubayashi's career, like that of so many others, was stalled by the Second World War. After serving in the Imperial Navy, to which he was fiercely loyal, Matsubayashi returned to the industry via the Shintoho studio in 1946. Shintoho gave him his first directorial job...
 
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Hiroshi Inagaki
Inagaki's career in film began as an actor--a child actor, in fact, appearing in numerous silent films beginning at the very dawn of Japanese cinema. This is probably why he was promoted to director at the unusually (for Japan) young age of 22. Along with producer Mansaku Itami (later the father of another acclaimed director...
 
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Sadao Nakajima
Born in Chiba in 1934, Nakajima joined Toei in 1959, and was promoted to director there in 1964. He has never directed outside the studio since, and has been well regarded there as one of Toei's most prolific and dependable hitmakers. In the 1960s, Nakajima concentrated on samurai films, but found his true metier in the 1970s with the explosion of second-generation yakuza movies...
 
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Teinosuke Kinugasa
Director, Gate of Hell
Former female impersonator who entered films in 1917 as an actor, turned to directing in 1922 and made some of the most formally brilliant Japanese films of the following decades. The few of Kinugasa's early works to have reached the West betray a highly mature, sophisticated talent. His best-known silent films are _Kurutta Ippeji (1926)_...
 
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Shôgorô Nishimura
Born in Japan in 1930, Shogoro Nishimura joined Nikkatsu Studios in 1954, and was first promoted to director in 1963 with the well-received Keirinshô ningyô jôki. He spent the rest of that decade directing Nikkatsu programmers of varying quality. With the 1970s came the studio's shift to making exclusively...
 
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Gilberto Martínez Solares
Spent some time in Guadalajara and Penjamo during the Mexican revolution. Established two photographic studios in Mxico city, one in Hollywood and one in Paris. He returned to Mexico in 1934 and debuted as a film Photographer in "Adios Nicanor" (1935). In 1938 he made his debut as a director with "El Seor Alcalde"...
 
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Miklós Jancsó
Miklos Jancsó was born in 1921 in Vac, Hungary. His mother Angela Poparada was Romanian and his father Sandor Jancsó Hungarian. Jancsó received a degree in Law from the University of Cluj-Napoca in 1944. After fighting in WWII and a brief period as a POW, he chose to join the Film and Theater Academy in Budapest...
 
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Carlo Vanzina
Born in Rome in 1951, he is the brother of Enrico Vanzina, movie writer: the two are the sons of Steno (aka Stefano Vanzina). Carlo studied in a French school in Rome. He began his professional career in cinematography in 1969 as assistant director to his father and Mario Monicelli.
 
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Yôji Yamada
Yamada Yoji graduated Tokyo University in 1954, the year he joined Shochiku as an assistant director. In 1969, he launched the popular "Tora-san" series, the world's longest theatrical film series. "The Twilight Samurai" (The Twilight Samurai) marks his 77th film as well as his 41th year as a director since his first film in 1961: Nikai no Tanin (Stranger Upstairs).
 
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E.W. Emo
Director, 13 Stühle
 
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Yuen Chor
His father was a famed Cantonese film actor. After studying in the Department of Chemistry in Zhongsha University for 3 years, Chor joined the movie industry as a writer in 1956. His film debut was "The Soul Stealer" directed by Ng Wui. Soon he began working as an assistant director and finally debuted as a director with Chin Chien in the film "Bloodshed in the Valley of Love" in 1957...
 
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Sidney J. Furie
Director, Iron Eagle II
Toronto-born Sidney J. Furie has enjoyed an incredibly distinguished career that has spanned more than five decades. Having dabbled in every genre, Furie has directed films starring Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Robert Redford, Diana Ross, Michael Caine, Peter O'Toole, Rodney Dangerfield, Barbara Hershey, Gene Hackman, Donald Sutherland, 'Laurence Olivier' (qav) and countless others...
 
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Alexander Kluge
Writer. Director. Producer. Studied law and graduated. Was one of the founders of the Oberhausener Manifest in 1962. Since 1962 Headmaster of the 'Institut fuer Filmgestaltung' at the 'Hochschule fuer Gestaltung' in Ulm, Germany. Since 1988 produces broadcastings dealing with cultural aspects in German private TV channels RTL and SAT.1 in his own responsibility (DCTP program).
 
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Sasikumar
Director, Sobharaj
 
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Yilmaz Atadeniz
Yilmaz Atadeniz was born in Arnavutköy in Istanbul in 1932. He studied engineering at Robert College, but left the school and started working in the Cinema and film business as an assistant editor with his brother Orhan Atadeniz. Later, Yilmaz became an assistant director of famous director such as Faruk Kenç...
 
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William Beaudine
Director, Lassie
William Beaudine, the director of nearly 350 known films (nearly one for every day of the year; some listings of his work put his output at 500 movies and hundreds of TV episodes) and scores of television episodes, enjoyed a directing career that stretched across seven decades from the 'Teens to the '70s (he also was a screenwriter...
 
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Lesley Selander
Director, Lassie
Lesley Selander's film career, which lasted more than 40 years, started in the early 1920s as a teenager when he got a job at a studio as a lab technician. He soon managed to work his way into the production end of the business and secured employment as a camera operator, then an assistant director...
 
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Paul Landres
Director, Daktari
 
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Karel Kachyna
Director, Ucho
 
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I.V. Sasi
Director, Devasuram
 
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