Directors

by jgibbdeuces87 | created - 09 Apr 2019 | updated - 14 May 2020 | Public

1. Marc Jobst

Director | Daredevil

Marc Jobst is known for Daredevil (2015), The Punisher (2017) and The Witcher (2019).

2. Michael Mann

Producer | The Insider

As a director, screenwriter, and producer, four-time Academy Award© nominee Michael Mann has established himself as one of the most innovative and influential filmmakers in American cinema. After writing and directing the Primetime Emmy Award-winning television movie The Jericho Mile (1979), Mann ...

3. 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), Dragged Across Concrete (2018) and Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017).

4. Ric Roman Waugh

Director | Shot Caller

Ric Roman Waugh was born on February 20, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Shot Caller (2017), Angel Has Fallen (2019) and Greenland (2020). He has been married to Tanya Ballinger since September 24, 2005. They have two children.

5. Ole Christian Madsen

Director | Flammen & Citronen

Ole Christian "OC" Madsen is from the "Golden Year" of the Danish Filmschool, including director's like Thomas Vinterberg and Per Fly. Ole Christian Madsen started out directing television series, but moved on to his first feature Sinans Wedding in 1997, followed by highly acclaimed second feature ...

6. Brian Taylor

Writer | Crank

Brian Taylor grew up in the suburban wastelands of Southern California. After a gloriously well spent youth traveling around the world in punk bands he took an abrupt change of direction in the early aughts, enrolling in a ten month film program to study camera. Brian wrote/shot/edited what may ...

7. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

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 ...

8. Adam Wingard

Director | V/H/S

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 ...

9. 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. ...

10. Anders Engström

Director | Taboo

Director Anders Engström (1963-) is most known for directing Taboo, Thicker than water, Jordskott and the theatrical feature films Vares. He also directed Mankell's Wallander, Morden, Irene Huss and Småstadsberättelser. Engström studied film making at the London International film school. He won ...

11. Stephen King

Writer | Maximum Overdrive

Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury), who worked as a caregiver at a mental institute, and Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman. His father was born under the surname "Pollock," but used the last name ...

12. Lee Toland Krieger

Producer | The Vicious Kind

American film director and screenwriter best known for the films The Vicious Kind (2009), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) and The Age of Adaline (2015).

Krieger was born and raised in Los Angeles. He became "hooked" on filmmaking at the age of 13 when his neighbor, film producer Steve Perry, ...

13. Vince Gilligan

Producer | The X Files

George Vincent Gilligan Jr. (born February 10, 1967) is an American writer, producer, and director. He is known for his television work, specifically as creator, head writer, executive producer, and director of Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul. He was a writer and producer for The ...

14. Damon Lindelof

Producer | Lost

Damon Lindelof was born on April 24, 1973 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Lost (2004), The Leftovers (2014) and Watchmen (2019). He has been married to Heidi Fugeman since May 28, 2005. They have one child.

15. Todd Phillips

Producer | Joker

Todd Phillips is an American filmmaker and actor who got his start by directing the comedy films Road Trip and Old School, the earlier inspired EuroTrip. He also directed Starsky & Hutch, The Hangover trilogy, Due Date, War Dogs and School for Scoundrels. Phillips directed Joker, a Taxi Driver ...

16. Greg Yaitanes

Producer | House M.D.

Yaitanes is currently producing and directing the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, for HBO. Prior to that he Executive Produced and Directed Castle Rock for J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, The Twilight Zone for Jordan Peele. Yaitanes served as Showrunner, Executive Producer, and sole ...

17. Christopher Nolan

Producer | Tenet

Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970, in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.

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18. Park Chan-wook

Producer | Ah-ga-ssi

Park Chan-wook was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a producer and director, known for The Handmaiden (2016), Oldboy (2003) and Thirst (2009). He is married to Eun-hee Kim. They have one child.

19. 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...

20. Neill Blomkamp

Director | District 9

Neill Blomkamp is a South African-Canadian film director and screenwriter who is known for the science fiction films District 9, Elysium and Chappie. He also directed the supernatural horror film Demonic and the 2007 short film Halo: Landfall, based on the Microsoft science fiction video game ...

21. Bill Condon

Director | Dreamgirls

Bill Condon was born on October 22, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Dreamgirls (2006), Kinsey (2004) and Gods and Monsters (1998).

22. David Michôd

Writer | The King

David Michôd is known for The King (2019), The Rover (2014) and Animal Kingdom (2010). He is married to Mirrah Foulkes.

23. Jonathan Nolan

Writer | Westworld

Attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, graduating in 1994.

Graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1999. Majored in English.

Shortly after graduating from Georgetown University, Jonathan Nolan served as a production assistant on Memento (2000).

Wrote the short story, "...

24. David Milch

Writer | Hill Street Blues

David Milch was born on March 23, 1945 in Buffalo, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Hill Street Blues (1981), NYPD Blue (1993) and Deadwood (2004). He has been married to Rita Stern since 1982. They have three children.

25. Eric Kripke

Writer | The Boys

Eric Kripke is an American writer and television producer. He came to prominence as the creator of The CW fantasy drama series Supernatural (2005-2020), where he served as show-runner during the first five seasons. Kripke also created the post-apocalyptic drama series Revolution (2012-2014) and ...



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