The 10 Worst Directors

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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...
“ Roland Emmerich is an evil business man, not a film maker. Exhibit A: 2012. Not to mention, The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day... ” - Paranaut
“ Manos might be the worst movie ever... ” - Paranaut
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 The Divinyls...
“ Look at that insufferable smirk. DIE!!! ” - Paranaut
Amir Shervan
Director, Samurai Cop
Amir Shervan, was born Amir Hosein Ghaffar in Tehran, Iran on May 24, 1929. In the U.S. he is mostly known for directing the movies Hollywood cop and Samurai Cop but was better known in Iran for his directing, writing and acting in numerous films. Shervan studied theater in Pasadena California in the 1940s and returned to Iran to begin his career in film...
“ Samurai Cop is utter and complete *beep* ” - Paranaut
“ Just the fact that Arch felt that his son needed to be in all his movies proves in my mind that he's one of the worst. ” - Paranaut
“ Do you question the plan? ” - Paranaut
“ Drop Dead Fred is such a profoundly bad piece of crap that there is no way the director could've been left off this list. ” - Paranaut
Roger Christian
Academy Award winner Roger Christian has had an extensive film career. He won an Academy Award for set decoration on director George Lucas's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, which began a long collaboration between the filmmakers. Christian subsequently worked with Lucas on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and was hand-picked by Lucas to direct the second unit on the recent Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace...
“ Battlefield Earth, I rest my case. ” - Paranaut
“ This dude may have written "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" but "Pieces of April" and "Dan in Real Life" (which he directed) suck. ” - Paranaut
Edward D. Wood Jr.
Hacks are nothing new in Hollywood. Since the beginning of the Hollywood film industry, thousands of untalented people come to Los Angeles from all over America and abroad to try to make it big (artists, writers, producers, directors, actors, talent agents, etc.), but who end up using, scamming and...
“ Had to be on this list, but I intentionally put him on last. He's not the worst. ” - Paranaut