00000 Filmmakers

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1. Zack Snyder

Director | 300

Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and ...

Dawn of the Dead (2004) 300 (2006) Watchmen (2009) Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) Sucker Punch (2011) Man of Steel (2013) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Justice League (2017) (replaced by Josh Whedon) Army of the Dead

2. Adam Wingard

Director | You're Next

At 19 Adam got his start in feature film making early with his directorial debut Home Sick, a slasher horror film starring Bill Moseley and Tom Toweles. However it was his second effort at 24 years old with the film Pop Skull that garnered him a talent to watch. Made for a budget of around 2000 ...

Home Sick (2006) Pop Skull (2007) A Horrible Way To Die (2010) You're Next (2011) Autoerotic (2011) What Fun We Were Having (2011) V/H/S (2012) V/H/S 2 (2013) The Guest (2014) Blair Witch (2016) Death Note (2017) I Saw the Devil (????) Godzilla vs. King Kong (2020)

3. Jee-woon Kim

Director | Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom

Jee-woon Kim was born on May 27, 1964 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for The Good the Bad the Weird (2008), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) and I Saw the Devil (2010).

1998 The Quiet Family 2000 The Foul King 2003 A Tale of Two Sisters 2005 A Bittersweet Life 2008 The Good, the Bad, the Weird 2010 I Saw the Devil 2013 The Last Stand 2016 The Age of Shadows 2018 Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

4. Jeff Baena

Writer | The Little Hours

Jeff Baena was born on June 29, 1977 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a writer and director, known for The Little Hours (2017), Life After Beth (2014) and Joshy (2016).

Life After Beth (2014) Joshy (2016) The Little Hours (2017)

5. Ben Wheatley

Director | Free Fire

Ben Wheatley was born in May 1972 in Billericay, Essex, England. He is a director and writer, known for Free Fire (2016), Kill List (2011) and Down Terrace (2009).

Down Terrace (2009) Kill List (2011) Sightseers (2012) A Field in England (2013) High-Rise (2015) Free Fire (2016) Colin You Anus (2018) Freak Shift

Kill-List Sightseers A Field in England Free Fire Freak Shift

7. Christopher Miller

Writer | The Lego Movie

Christopher Miller was born on September 23, 1975 in Everett, Washington, USA as Christopher Robert Miller. He is a producer and writer, known for The Lego Movie (2014), Clone High (2002) and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018). He is married to Robyn Murgio. They have one child.

8. Phil Lord

Producer | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Phil Lord was born on July 12, 1975 in Miami, Florida, USA as Philip A. Lord. He is a producer and writer, known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), The Lego Movie (2014) and Clone High (2002).

9. Gaspar Noé

Director | Climax

Gaspar Noé was born on December 27, 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and producer, known for Climax (2018), Irréversible (2002) and Enter the Void (2009).

- Carne I Stand Alone Irreversible Enter the Void Love 3D Psyché

10. Joon-ho Bong

Writer | Okja

Joon-ho Bong was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and director, known for Okja (2017), Snowpiercer (2013) and Memories of Murder (2003).

2000 Barking Dogs Never Bite 2003 Memories of Murder 2005 Antarctic Journal 2006 The Host 2009 Mother 2013 Snowpiercer 2014 Haemoo 2017 Okja

11. Yorgos Lanthimos

Director | The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied directing for Film and Television at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. He has directed a number of dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in addition to TV commercials, music videos, short films and theater plays. Kinetta,...

My Best Friend Kinetta Dogtooth Alps The Lobster The Killing of a Sacred Deer The Favourite

12. Harmony Korine

Director | Gummo

Harmony Korine was born in 1973 in Bolinas, California. His family moved to the east coast of the United States when he was five, and he spent his early years in Nashville, Tennessee, and New York. At the age of nineteen, he wrote the critically acclaimed screenplay Kids (1995) for director Larry ...

Kids Gummo Julien Donkey-Boy Ken Park Mister Lonely Trash Humpers Spring Breakers The Beach Bum

13. Quentin Dupieux

Director | Rubber

Quentin Dupieux is a director and writer, known for Rubber (2010), Wrong (2012) and Keep an Eye Out (2018).

Nonfilm (2002) Steak (2007) Rubber (2010) Wrong (2012) Wrong Cops: Chapter One (2012) Short film Wrong Cops (2013) Reality (2014)

14. David Gordon Green

Producer | Halloween

David Gordon Green was born on April 9, 1975 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Halloween (2018), Prince Avalanche (2013) and Joe (2013).

Films: George Washington (2000) All the Real Girls (2003) Undertow (2004) Snow Angels (2007) Pineapple Express (2008) Your Highness (2011) The Sitter (2011) Prince Avalanche (2013) Joe (2013) Manglehorn (2014) Our Brand in Crisis (2015) Stronger (2017) Halloween (2018)

TV Series: Eastbound & Down (2009-2013) Good Vibes (2014) Red Oaks (2015-2017) Vice Principals (2016-2017)

15. Denis Villeneuve

Director | Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started his career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013), ...

August 32nd of Earth (1998) Maelström (2000) Polytechnique (2009) Incendies (2010) Prisoners (2013) Enemy (2013) Sicario (2015) Arrival (2016) Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

16. Darren Aronofsky

Director | Pi

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 ...

Pi (1998) Requiem for a Dream (2000) The Fountain (2006) The Wrestler (2008) Black Swan (2010) Noah (2013) mother! (2017)

17. Gareth Edwards

Visual_effects | Monsters

Gareth James Edwards was born on June 1, 1975 in the English town of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Growing up, he admired movies such as the 1977 classic "Star Wars", and went on to pursue a film career. He even cites George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as his biggest influences. Edwards studied BA (Hons) ...

Monsters (2010) Godzilla (2014) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

18. Flying Lotus

Soundtrack | Date Night

Flying Lotus was born on October 7, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Steven Ellison.

Kuso (2017)

19. Trey Parker

Music_department | South Park

Trey was born in Conifer, Colorado, on October 19, 1969 to Randy Parker, a geologist, and Sharon Parker, an insurance broker. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. He met Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park (1997)) while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he had a double ...

South Park Orgazmo Cannibal: The Musical Team America

20. Matt Stone

Music_department | South Park

Matt Stone was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Matthew Richard Stone. He is known for his work on South Park (1997), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and Team America: World Police (2004). He has been married to Angela Howard since 2008. They have two children.

South Park Orgazmo Cannibal: The Musical Team America

21. Simon Barrett

Writer | You're Next

Simon Barrett A Horror Writer Day And Night And A Director As Well Is Most Notably Known For Working Alongside Friends And Fellow Film Aficionados Adam Wingard,LC Holt,Lane Hughes,Ti West & Joe Swanberg.His Most Popular Films (Horror) Are You're Next,V.H.S,V.H.S 2,Blair Witch (2016) And Dead ...

22. Ryan Murphy

Writer | Glee

Ryan Murphy was born on November 9, 1965 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Glee (2009), American Horror Story (2011) and Eat Pray Love (2010). He has been married to David Miller since July 4, 2012. They have two children.

Nip/Tuck: Soap Opera Glee: Comedy Musical The New Normal: Progressive Sitcom American Horror Story: Erotic Soap Horror Scream Queens: B-Horror Social Satire American Crime Story: Crime drama Feud: Soapie 9-1-1 Pose Eat, Pray, Love: Drama The Normal Heart: Drama The Town that Dreaded Sundown: Meta-Slasher-Sequel

23. Noah Hawley

Writer | Fargo

Noah Hawley is an author, screenwriter, and producer. He has published four novels: A Conspiracy of Tall Men, Other People's Weddings, The Punch and The Good Father. He penned the script for the 2006 feature film Lies and Alibis and in television, Hawley created, executive produced, and served as ...

24. Dan Harmon

Producer | Rick and Morty

Dan Harmon was born on January 3, 1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is best known as the creator, writing, and producer for Community (2007) and Rick and Morty (2013). He also is known for writing and producing earlier works such as Computerman (2003), and Laser Fart (2004). He was previously ...

25. James Franco

Actor | 127 Hours

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of ...

The Ape Good Time Max The Broken Tower Sal My Own Private River Interior. Leather Bar. As I Lay Dying Bukowski Child of God The Sound and the Fury I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel Mother May I Sleep with Danger? (Writer) In Dubious Battle The Institute The Disaster Artist Zeroville The Long Home Future World Pretenders

26. Andrew Dominik

Director | Chopper

Andrew Dominik was born on October 7, 1967 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is a director and writer, known for Chopper (2000), Killing Them Softly (2012) and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007).

27. David Robert Mitchell

Writer | It Follows

David Robert Mitchell is an American director mainly known for the breakout horror film ''It Follows'' which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2014. in 2002, Mitchell wrote and directed ''Virgin'' a short film featuring Carolina Castro and Cameron Diskin about a local legend...

28. Shane Carruth

Composer | Primer

Writer-director Shane Carruth, a former software engineer, burst onto the independent movie scene with his extremely low-budget science-fiction film Primer (2004) in 2004. Carruth also played one of the two leads in the film and composed its music. "Primer" won the Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred P...

29. Alexandre Bustillo

Writer | À l'intérieur

Alexandre Bustillo is a writer and director, known for Inside (2007), Among the Living (2014) and ABCs of Death 2 (2014).

À l'intérieur Livide Aux yeux des vivants Leatherface

30. Julien Maury

Writer | À l'intérieur

Julien Maury is a writer and director, known for Inside (2007), Among the Living (2014) and ABCs of Death 2 (2014).

À l'intérieur Livide Aux yeux des vivants Leatherface

31. Panos Cosmatos

Writer | Mandy

Panos Cosmatos is a writer and director, known for Mandy (2018), Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) and Tombstone (1993).

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) Mandy (2018)

32. Jim Mickle

Writer | Stake Land

Jim Mickle is known for his work on Stake Land (2010), Cold in July (2014) and We Are What We Are (2013).

Mulberry Street Stake Land We Are What We Are Cold in July Hap and Leonard

33. Ti West

Director | The Innkeepers

Ti West Most Notable For Directing Horror Films Is An Actor,Writer,Producer,Editor And Very Genuine Director As Well.Ti Broke Out After Directing Various Features Until 2009 Happened Upon Him With Which He Directed 2 Feature Films 2009's The House Of The Devil & Also Cabin Fever 2 Spring Fever.Ti ...

The Roost (2005) Trigger Man (2007) The House of the Devil (2009) Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009) The Innkeepers (2011) The Sacrament (2013) In a Valley of Violence (2016)

34. Peter Strickland

Director | Katalin Varga

Peter Strickland was born in 1973 in Reading, Berkshire, England. He is a director and writer, known for Katalin Varga (2009), The Duke of Burgundy (2014) and Berberian Sound Studio (2012).

Berberian Sound Studio (2012) The Duke of Burgundy (2014) In Fabric (2018)

35. Yoshihiro Nishimura

Make_up_department | Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu

Yoshihiro Nishimura was born on April 1, 1967 in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. He is known for his work on Tokyo Gore Police (2008), Meatball Machine Kodoku (2017) and The ABCs of Death (2012).

36. Hideaki Anno

Director | Shin Gojira

Hideaki Anno was born on May 22, 1960 in Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan. He is known for his work on Shin Godzilla (2016), The Wind Rises (2013) and Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007). He has been married to Moyoco Anno since March 26, 2002.

37. Shinsuke Sato

Director | Shurayukihime

Shinsuke Sato was born on September 16, 1970 in Hiroshima, Prefecture Hiroshima, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for The Princess Blade (2001), I Am a Hero (2015) and Inuyashiki (2018).

38. Patrick Brice

Director | Creep

Patrick Brice was born on April 23rd, 1983 in Grass Valley, California as Donat Patrick Kack-Brice. He is an actor, writer, and director known for Maurice (2011), Creep (2014) and The Overnight (2015). He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). ...

39. Richard Stanley

Writer | Hardware

Richard Stanley is the award-winning South African-born filmmaker, who made a name of himself with his first feature film, the sci-fi movie Hardware (1990). A low budget movie about a mad-dog android loose in an apartment was released in 1990. Critics slammed it as a Terminator rip-off, yet the ...

40. Larry Clark

Director | Bully

Was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (1943). Son of Frances Clark (baby photographer) and Lewis Clark. Graduated from Central High school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Attended Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Studied under Walter Sheffer and Gerard Bakker. Film debut was the movie Kids (1995). He was ...

41. Larry Fessenden

Actor | Habit

Larry Fessenden was born on March 23, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Habit (1995), Wendigo (2001) and Stake Land (2010).

42. Josh Trank

Writer | Fantastic Four

Josh Trank was born on February 19, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joshua Benjamin Trank. He is a writer and director, known for Fantastic Four (2015), Chronicle (2012) and The Kill Point (2007).

43. Bennett Miller

Director | Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller is an American film director, best known for Capote (2005), Moneyball (2011), and Foxcatcher (2014). He began his film career directing the 1998 documentary The Cruise.

In 2006 Miller directed the Bob Dylan music video "When the Deal Goes Down" starring Scarlett Johansson.

Miller has ...

44. Duncan Jones

Director | Moon

Duncan Jones was born on May 30, 1971 in Bromley, Kent, England as Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones. He is a director and writer, known for Moon (2009), Source Code (2011) and Mute (2018). He has been married to Rodene Ronquillo since November 6, 2012. They have two children.

45. Kevin Smith

Producer | Clerks

Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank but grew up in Highlands, New Jersey, the son of 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 ...

46. Gareth Evans

Director | Serbuan Maut

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 ...

47. Richard Ayoade

Writer | Submarine

Richard Ellef Ayoade was born in Hammersmith, and grew up in Suffolk, in England, the son of a Norwegian mother, Dagny Amalie (Baassuik), and a Nigerian father, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade. He studied Law at Cambridge university, and followed in the footsteps of British Comedy legends like Monty ...

48. Jody Hill

Writer | Observe and Report

Jody Hill was born in North Carolina, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Observe and Report (2009), Vice Principals (2016) and Eastbound & Down (2009).

2006 The Foot Fist Way 2009 Observe and Report 2009-2013 Eastbound & Down (TV Series) 2016-2017 Vice Principals (TV Series) 2017 The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

49. Kôji Shiraishi

Director | Noroi

Kôji Shiraishi is a director and writer, known for Noroi: The Curse (2005), Grotesque (2009) and Ada: Part 2 (2013).

Mockumentaries/found footage: Noroi: The Curse, Occult, Shirome, Bachiatari bouryuku ningen, Chō Akunin, Cult,

Horror: Ju-Rei: The Uncanny, Carved, Grotesque, Teketeke 1-2, A Record of Sweet Murder, Sadakok vs. Kayako

50. Neil Marshall

Director | Dog Soldiers

Neil Marshall was born on May 25, 1970 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He is a director and producer, known for Dog Soldiers (2002), The Descent (2005) and Doomsday (2008). He was previously married to Axelle Carolyn.

Dog Soldiers The Descent Doomsday Centurion Hellboy

51. Nicolas Winding Refn

Writer | The Neon Demon

Writer, director, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970, to Anders Refn, a film director and editor, and Vibeke Winding (née Tuxen), a cinematographer. Just before he turned 11, in 1981, he moved to New York with his parents, where he lived out his teen years. ...

- Pusher Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands Pusher III: I'm the Angel of Death

Bleeder Fear X Bronson Valhalla Rising Drive Only God Forgives The Neon Demon Too Old To Die Young

52. Fede Alvarez

Director | Don't Breathe

Fede Alvarez was born on February 9, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is a director and writer, known for Don't Breathe (2016), Evil Dead (2013) and The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018).

53. Evan Goldberg

Producer | This Is the End

Evan Goldberg is a Canadian director, screenwriter and producer. Goldberg is known for his work on Superbad, Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, Funny People, The Green Hornet, 50/50, Goon, The Watch, This is the End, Neighbors, The Interview and The Night Before. Goldberg works alongside longtime ...

54. Seth Rogen

Actor | This Is the End

An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.

Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian...

55. Nicholas Stoller

Producer | The Muppets

Nicholas Stoller is an English-American screenwriter and director. He is known best for directing the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and writing/directing its 2010 spin-off/sequel, Get Him to the Greek. He also wrote The Muppets and directed the Seth Rogen comedy, Neighbors. He is a ...

56. David Wain

Writer | Wet Hot American Summer

David Wain was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

He met the other members of the comedy troupe The State while a film student at NYU, where he graduated from in 1991.

As part of The State, he co-created and co-starred on their self-titled MTV sketch comedy show in the mid 90's. He then ...

57. Michael Dougherty

Writer | Trick 'r Treat

Michael Dougherty was born on October 28, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Trick 'r Treat (2007), Krampus (2015) and Superman Returns (2006).

58. James Wan

Writer | Saw

James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is an Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence (2007), Death Sentence (2007), Insidious (2010)...

59. Chan-wook Park

Director | Ah-ga-ssi

Chan-wook Park was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for The Handmaiden (2016), Thirst (2009) and Oldboy (2003).

60. Rian Johnson

Director | Looper

Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age, he moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film Brick (2005) was released in 2005 and was ...

61. Spike Jonze

Producer | Her

Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under the ...

62. Jeff Nichols

Writer | Take Shelter

Jeff Nichols was born on December 7, 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He is a writer, known for Take Shelter (2011), Midnight Special (2016) and Loving (2016).

63. Steve McQueen

Director | 12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen was born on October 9, 1969 in London, England as Steve Rodney McQueen. He is a director and writer, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Shame (2011) and Hunger (2008). He is married to Bianca Stigter. They have two children.

64. Jonas Åkerlund

Director | Lords of Chaos

Jonas Åkerlund was born on November 10, 1965 in Bromma, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a director and editor, known for Lords of Chaos (2018), Polar (2019) and Spun (2002). He is married to B. Åkerlund. He was previously married to Charlotta Palmbäck.

65. Dino Stamatopoulos

Writer | Community

Dino Stamatopoulos was born on December 14, 1964 in Norridge, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Community (2009), Mary Shelley's Frankenhole (2010) and Anomalisa (2015).

66. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Producer | The Revenant

Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director.

González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born ...

Ameros Perros (2000) Biutiful (2010) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) The Revenant (2015)

67. Jordan Peele

Writer | Get Out

Jordan Haworth Peele attended Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son.

He is known for co-writing and starring in the comedy Keanu (2016), opposite his close friend ...

68. Macon Blair

Actor | Blue Ruin

Macon Blair was born as Macon Chaplain Blair. He is an actor and writer, known for Blue Ruin (2013), Green Room (2015) and Murder Party (2007). He is married to Lee Eddy. They have two children.

69. Jonathan Glazer

Director | Under the Skin

Jonathan Glazer was born on March 26, 1965 in London, England. He is a director and producer, known for Under the Skin (2013), Birth (2004) and Sexy Beast (2000).

Sexy Beast (2000) Birth (2004) Under the Skin (2013)

70. David Fincher

Director | Se7en

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...

Alien 3 Se7en The Game Fight Club Panic Room Zodiac The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Social Network The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Gone Girl

71. Gore Verbinski

Director | Rango

Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of ...

72. Paul Thomas Anderson

Director | Punch-Drunk Love

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...

Sidney Boogie Nights Magnolia Punch-Drunk Love There Will Be Blood The Master Inherent Vice Phantom Thread

73. Rob Zombie

Director | The Devil's Rejects

Robert Bartleh Cummings, more famously known as Rob Zombie, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He is the oldest son of Louise and Robert Cummings, and has a younger brother, Michael David (aka Spider One; b. 1968), who is the lead singer of Powerman 5000. Growing up, Zombie ...

The Devil's Rejects 31 Halloween The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Halloween II The Lords of Salem House of 1000 Corpses

74. Richard Kelly

Writer | Donnie Darko

James Richard Kelly better known as Richard Kelly, is an American film director and writer, known for writing and directing the cult classic Donnie Darko in 2001. Kelly was born James Richard Kelly in Newport News, Virginia, the son of Lane and Ennis Kelly. He grew up in Midlothian, Virginia, where...

Donnie Darko Southland Tales The Box

75. Edgar Wright

Director | Shaun of the Dead

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...

A Fistful of Fingers (1995) Spaced (1999-2001) Shaun of the Dead (2004) Hot Fuzz (2007) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) The World's End (2013) Baby Driver (2017)

76. Don Hertzfeldt

Animation_department | World of Tomorrow

Don Hertzfeldt was born on August 1, 1976 in Fremont, California, USA as Donald Charles Hertzfeldt. He is known for his work on World of Tomorrow (2015), It's Such a Beautiful Day (2011) and The Simpsons (1989).

77. Jeremy Saulnier

Cinematographer | Blue Ruin

Jeremy Saulnier has slyly defined a unique cinematic aesthetic that complements his idiosyncratic narrative premises. His sophomore feature, Blue Ruin (2013) a quirky, crime drama set in a pretty, but grimier part of suburban America was a festival darling and supplanted his name within the ...

Murder Party Blue Ruin Green Room

78. Gregg Araki

Writer | Mysterious Skin

Gregg Araki was born on December 17, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Mysterious Skin (2004), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) and Kaboom (2010).

Three Bewildered People in the Night The Long Weekend (O' Despair) The Living End Totally *beep* Up The Doom Generation Nowhere Splendor Mysterious Skin Smiley Face Kaboom White Bird in a Blizzard

79. Lukas Moodysson

Writer | Fucking Åmål

Lukas Moodysson was born on January 17, 1969 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden as Karl Frederik Lukas Moodysson. He is a writer and director, known for Show Me Love (1998), Lilya 4-Ever (2002) and Together (2000). He has been married to Coco Moodysson since 1994. They have three children.

Show Me Love *beep* Åmål) (1998) Together (Tillsammans) (2000) Lilya 4-ever (2002) Terrorists: The Kids They Sentenced (Terrorister - en film om dom dömda) (2003) A Hole in My Heart (Ett hål i mitt hjärta) (2004) Container (2006) Mammoth (Mammut) (2009) We Are the Best! (Vi är bäst!) (2013)

80. Noah Baumbach

Writer | The Squid and the Whale

Born in Brooklyn in 1969 Noah Baumbach is the son of two film critics, Georgia Brown and Jonathan Baumbach (also a writer). His studies at Vassar College were the subject of his first film (made as he was 26 years old), Kicking and Screaming (1995). His second major picture, made ten years later, ...

81. Wes Anderson

Writer | Fantastic Mr. Fox

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 ...

82. Lynne Ramsay

Director | You Were Never Really Here

Lynne Ramsay was born on December 5, 1969 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland. She is a director and writer, known for You Were Never Really Here (2017), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) and Morvern Callar (2002). She was previously married to Rory Stewart Kinnear.

83. Noboru Iguchi

Director | The ABCs of Death

Noboru Iguchi was born on June 28, 1969 in Tokyo, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for The ABCs of Death (2012), The Machine Girl (2008) and RoboGeisha (2009).

84. Yudai Yamaguchi

Director | The ABCs of Death

Yudai Yamaguchi is a director and writer, known for The ABCs of Death (2012), Yakuza Weapon (2011) and Meatball Machine (2005).

85. S. Craig Zahler

Writer | Bone Tomahawk

S. Craig Zahler was born on January 23, 1973 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Bone Tomahawk (2015), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) and Dragged Across Concrete (2018).

86. Benny Safdie

Director | Good Time

Benny Safdie is a director and actor, known for Good Time (2017), Daddy Longlegs (2009) and The Black Balloon (2012).

87. Josh Safdie

Director | Good Time

Born and raised in New York City: in both Queens & Manhattan. He attended the school of Communication at Boston University. He often collaborates with his brother Benny Safdie. The brothers have both cited early experiences in front of their father's camera as the reasons for their pursing ...

88. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

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...

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89. Guillermo del Toro

Writer | El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...

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90. Joel Coen

Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), A Serious Man (2009) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.

91. Ethan Coen

Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), A Serious Man (2009) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two ...

92. Jim Jarmusch

Director | Broken Flowers

Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.

93. Ari Aster

Director | Hereditary

Ari Aster is a director and writer, known for Hereditary (2018), Midsommar (2019) and The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011).

94. Drew Goddard

Producer | The Martian

Drew Goddard was raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He attended Los Alamos High School in Los Alamos, New Mexico and graduated in 1993. He then attended the University of Colorado, and worked as a production assistant in L.A. after graduation. A spec script Drew wrote based on Six Feet Under (2001) ...



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