My favourite film-makers (2018 list)

by RogerTheMovieManiac88 | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

A selection of my favourite film directors, put together for the iCM Forum's 2018 poll of directors.

1. Shirley Clarke

Director | The Cool World

Shirley Clarke was born on October 2, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA as Shirley Brimberg. She was a director and editor, known for The Cool World (1963), Skyscraper (1960) and The Connection (1961). She was married to Bert Clarke. She died on September 23, 1997.

2. Alejandro Amenábar

Writer | The Others

Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Tesis (1996). His film ...

3. Mikhail Bogin

Director | Dvoe

Mikhail Bogin was born on April 4, 1936 in Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Mikhail Sinayevich Bogin. He is a director and writer, known for Dvoe (1965), A Ballad of Love (1966) and Ishchu cheloveka (1973).

4. Krzysztof Zanussi

Director | Zycie jako smiertelna choroba przenoszona droga plciowa

Born in 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Documentary and feature film director. Studied physics at Warsaw University and philosophy at Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Graduated from Lodz Film Academy in 1966. Amateur film maker. His school diploma film 'Death of a Provincial' (Smierc prowincjala (1968)) ...

5. Artavazd Peleshian

Director | Mer dare

Creator of the "distange montage," Artavazd Peleshian, one of the key Soviet documentarians, removed the boundaries of feature and documentary films, editing both sequences as a real poetical unity. His "distange montage" was a new step in the development of film editing. Even his student works (...

6. Paulo Rocha

Director | Os Verdes Anos

Paulo Rocha was born on December 22, 1935 in Porto, Portugal. He was a director and producer, known for Os Verdes Anos (1963), A Ilha dos Amores (1982) and Vanitas (2004). He died on December 29, 2012 in Porto.

8. Julien Duvivier

Writer | Panique

Revered by such legendary fellow directors as Ingmar Bergman and Jean Renoir, Julien Duvivier is one of the greatest figures in the history of French cinema and of world cinema in general. He is perhaps the most neglected of the "Big Five" of classic French cinema (the other four being Jean Renoir,...

9. Shôhei Imamura

Director | Kuroi ame

Shohei Imamura's films dig beneath the surface of Japanese society to reveal a wellspring of sensual, often irrational, energy that lies beneath. Along with his colleagues Nagisa Ôshima and Masahiro Shinoda, Imamura began his serious directorial career as a member of the New Wave movement in Japan....

10. Raj Kapoor

Actor | Sangam

Raj Kapoor was the son of well-known Indian actor Prithviraj Kapoor, who acted both in film and on stage. After apprenticing in the Bollywood production studios of the 1940's, at 24 years of age Raj Kapoor produced, directed and acted in Aag (1948), with his new company, RK Films. His next ...

11. George Albert Smith

Director | Miss Ellen Terry, Afternoon Tea

Along with his better-known French counterpart Georges Méliès George Albert Smith was one of the first filmmakers to explore fictional and fantastic themes, often using surprisingly sophisticated special effects. His background was ideal--an established portrait photographer, he also had a ...

12. Mikheil Kobakhidze

Director | Qolga

Mikheil Kobakhidze was born on April 5, 1939 in Tbilisi, USSR. He is a writer and director, known for Qolga (1967), Qortsili (1965) and Musikosebi (1969).

13. Mikio Naruse

Director | Ukigumo

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 819-826. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

14. Ingmar Bergman

Writer | Smultronstället

Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions (1992) is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions (1996) is the ...

15. Grzegorz Królikiewicz

Director | Przypadek Pekosinskiego

Polish film director, born in 1939. Married, three children. He has been getting experience by making documentary films and TV theater of fact, before he made in 1972 his first feature film ''Right through''. By that time he perpetually takes advantages of his talent in many topics and technics. ...

16. Jean Cocteau

Writer | La belle et la bête

Jean Cocteau was one of the most multi-talented artists of the 20th century. In addition to being a director, he was a poet, novelist, painter, playwright, set designer, and actor. He began writing at 10 and was a published poet by age 16. He collaborated with the "Russian Ballet" company of Sergei...

17. Helmut Käutner

Director | Der Hauptmann von Köpenick

Helmut Käutner was born on March 25, 1908 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Paul Günther Helmut Käutner. He was a director and writer, known for The Captain from Köpenick (1956), Die letzte Brücke (1954) and The Rest Is Silence (1959). He was married to Erica Balqué. He ...

18. Lotte Reiniger

Director | Silhouetten

Lotte Reiniger was born on June 2, 1899 in Berlin, Germany as Charlotte Reiniger. She is known for her work on Silhouetten (1936), Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (1926) and Here and There (1949). She was married to Carl Koch. She died on June 19, 1981 in Dettenhausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

19. Orson Welles

Actor | Citizen Kane

His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was nine) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr....

20. Claude Chabrol

Director | Le beau Serge

Claude Chabrol was born on June 24, 1930 in Paris, France. He was a director and writer, known for Le Beau Serge (1958), The Swindle (1997) and Story of Women (1988). He was married to Aurore Chabrol, Stéphane Audran and Agnès Goute. He died on September 12, 2010 in Paris.

21. Mani Kaul

Director | Duvidha

Mani Kaul was born on December 25, 1944 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. He was a director and writer, known for Duvidha (1973), Naukar Ki Kameez (1999) and Uski Roti (1970). He died on July 6, 2011 in New Delhi, India.

22. Zivko Nikolic

Director | Cudo nevidjeno

Zivko Nikolic was born on November 20, 1941. He was a director and writer, known for Cudo nevidjeno (1984), Biljeg (1981) and Marko Perov (1975). He was married to Vesna Pecanac. He died on August 17, 2001 in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.

23. Marcel Carné

Director | Le quai des brumes

Marcel Carné, the son of a cabinet maker, entered the movies as the assistant of Jacques Feyder. At the age of 25 he directed his first movie Jenny (1936). Colaborating with the writer Jacques Prévert, the decorator Alexandre Trauner, the musician and composer Maurice Jaubert and the actor Jean ...

24. Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Writer | Faustrecht der Freiheit

Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and...

25. Aleksandr Petrov

Director | Rusalka

He studied art at VGIK (state institute of cinema and TV). He was a disciple of Yuri Norstein at the Advanced School for screenwriters and directors (Moscow).

After making his first films in Russia, in Canada he adapted the novel The Old Man and the Sea (1999), resulting in a 20-minute animated ...

26. Henrikas Sablevicius

Writer | Mazos musu nuodemes

Henrikas Sablevicius is a writer and director, known for Mazos musu nuodemes (1980), Gyvieji didvyriai (1960) and Atspindziai (1968).

27. Harry Smith

Director | Mahagonny

Harry Smith was born on May 29, 1923 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Harry Everett Smith. He was a director and writer, known for Mahagonny (1980), Number 9 (1954) and Number 13 (1962). He died on November 26, 1991 in New York City, New York, USA.

28. Laurence Olivier

Actor | Rebecca

Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927.

Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High ...

29. Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Writer | Michurin

Aleksandr Dovzhenko was born on September 10, 1894 in Vyunishche, Sosnitsa Ueyzd, Chernigov Governorate, Russian Empire as Aleksandr Petrovich Dovzhenko. He was a writer and director, known for Life in Bloom (1949), Zemlya (1930) and Shors (1939). He was married to Yuliya Solntseva. He died on ...

30. Oskar Fischinger

Special_effects | Frau im Mond

Although he never again - after 1947 - received funding for any of his personal films (only some commercial work), the Motion Painting No. 1 won the Grand Prix at the Brussels International Experimental Film Competition in 1949.

31. Joe May

Director | Asphalt

A businessman and operetta director, Joe May, one of the founders of the German cinema, started directing films in 1911 and started his own production company a few years later. He gave famous German director Fritz Lang his start in films, employing him as a screenwriter in his early films. After ...

32. Norman McLaren

Producer | Neighbours

Norman McClaren is one of the most awarded filmmakers in the history of Canadian cinema, and a pioneer in both animation and filmmaking. Born in Scotland, he entered the Glasgow School of Fine Arts in 1932 to study set design. His early experiments in animation included actually scratching and ...

33. Vittorio De Seta

Director | Banditi a Orgosolo

Vittorio De Seta was born on October 15, 1923 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Bandits of Orgosolo (1961), Un uomo a metà (1966) and Isole di fuoco (1955). He died on November 28, 2011 in Sellia Marina, Calabria, Italy.

34. Ernst Lubitsch

Director | To Be or Not to Be

From Ernst Lubitsch's experiences in Sophien Gymnasium (high school) theater, he decided to leave school at the age of 16 and pursue a career on the stage. He had to compromise with his father and keep the account books for the family tailor business while he acted in cabarets and music halls at ...

35. Bob Quinn

Director | Poitín

Bob Quinn was born in 1939 in Dublin, Ireland. He is a director and writer, known for Poitín (1978), The Bishop's Story (1994) and Budawanny (1987).

36. Yasujirô Ozu

Director | Tôkyô monogatari

Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first ...

37. Jacques Tourneur

Director | Out of the Past

Born in Paris in 1904, Tourneur went to Hollywood with his father, director Maurice Tourneur around 1913. He started out as a script clerk and editor for his father, then graduated to such jobs as directing shorts (often with the pseudonym Jack Turner), both in France and America. He was hired to ...

38. Károly Makk

Director | Egymásra nézve

Károly Makk was born on December 22, 1925 in Berettyóújfalu, Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Another Way (1982), Love (1971) and The Gambler (1997). He was married to Marianne Krencsey, Hanna Dömötör and Virág Dõry. He died on August 30, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.

40. Henry Hathaway

Director | True Grit

Henry Hathaway, son of a stage actress and manager, started his career as a child actor in westerns directed by Allan Dwan. His movie career was interrupted by World War I. After his discharge he briefly tried a career in finance but returned to Hollywood to work as an assistant director under such...

41. Todd Field

Director | Little Children

William Todd Field was born in Pomona, California, and began acting after graduating from high school in Portland, Oregon, where he was raised. A budding jazz musician as well, he skipped college in favor of a move east to New York to study acting. Once there, he began performing with the Ark ...

42. Barbara Meter

Director | Laura

Barbara Meter was born in 1939. She is a director and writer, known for Laura (1994), Whether or Not You Believe (2007) and In het voorbijgaan (1985).

43. Anthony Asquith

Director | The Browning Version

British film director Anthony Asquith was born on November 9, 1902, to H.H. Asquith, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his second wife. A former home secretary and the future leader of the Liberal Party, H.H. Asquith served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1908-1916 and was ...

44. Pál Fejös

Director | Sonnenstrahl

Budapest-born director Paul Fejos first called attention to himself in Kecskemét, Hungary, as a student actor. During World War I he was a soldier in the army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and after the war he became a student of chemistry. His artistic inclination, however, drew him to the ...

45. Bimal Roy

Director | Do Bigha Zamin

Father in law of Basu Bhattacharya .

46. Aivars Freimanis

Director | Ligzda

Aivars Freimanis was born on February 8, 1936 in Jelgava, Latvia as Aivars Valdas Freimanis. He is a director and writer, known for Ligzda (1996), Dzivite (1990) and Puika (1977).

47. Ossama Mohammed

Writer | Sunduq al-dunyâ

Ossama Mohammed was born on March 21, 1954 in Lattakia, Syria. He is a writer and director, known for Sunduq al-dunyâ (2002), Ma'a al-Fidda (2014) and Stars in Broad Daylight (1988).

48. Alanis Obomsawin

Director | Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

Alanis Obomsawin was born on August 31, 1932 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993), Is the Crown at War with Us? (2002) and Waban-aki: People from Where the Sun Rises (2006).

49. William Dieterle

Actor | Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage

Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Wilhelm Dieterle was the youngest of nine children of parents Jacob and Berthe Dieterle. They lived in poverty, and when he was old enough to work, young Wilhelm earned money as a carpenter and a scrap dealer. He dreamed of better things, though, and theater caught ...

50. Mitchell Leisen

Director | Death Takes a Holiday

Mitchell Leisen was born on October 6, 1898 in Menominee, Michigan, USA as James Mitchell Leisen. He was a director and art director, known for Death Takes a Holiday (1934), The Mating Season (1951) and Remember the Night (1940). He was married to Sandra Gahle. He died on October 28, 1972 in ...

51. Roman Polanski

Director | Chinatown

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 ...

52. Ousmane Sembene

Director | Moolaadé

The first film director from an African country to achieve international recognition, Ousmane Sembene remains the major figure in the rise of an independent post-colonial African cinema. Sembene's roots were not, as might be expected, in the educated élite. After working as a mechanic and ...

53. Bruce Conner

Director | A Class Picture of the CCAC Film Class of '65 Actually Taught by Bruce Conner in the Tradition of Lumière

Bruce Conner was born in McPherson, Kansas, in 1933 and studied art at Wichita University, the University of Nebraska, the Brooklyn Art School, and the University of Colorado. Moving to San Francisco in 1957, Conner became involved with the Beatniks. He continued to live and work in San Francisco, ...

55. Yves Angelo

Director | Le colonel Chabert

Yves Angelo was born on January 22, 1956 in Morocco. He is known for his work on Colonel Chabert (1994), Sur le bout des doigts (2002) and Voleur de vie (1998).

56. Urban Gad

Director | Das Kind ruft

Urban Gad shot his first movie as a director in 1910 with "Afgrunden - Abgründe" with Asta Nielsen.

57. Warren Sonbert

Director | Carriage Trade

Warren Sonbert was born on June 26, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Carriage Trade (1971), Short Fuse (1992) and Hall of Mirrors (1966). He died on May 31, 1995 in San Francisco, California, USA.

58. Max Ophüls

Director | La ronde

Director Max Ophüls was born Max Oppenheimer in Saarbrücken, Germany. He began his career as a stage actor and director in the golden twenties. He worked in cities such as Stuttgart, Dortmund, Wuppertal, Vienna, Frankfurt, Breslau and Berlin. In 1929 his son Marcel Ophüls was born in Frankfurt, ...

59. Michael Powell

Director | A Matter of Life and Death

The son of Thomas William Powell and Mabel (nee Corbett). Michael Powell was always a self-confessed movie addict. He was brought up partly in Canterbury ("The Garden of England") and partly in the south of France (where his parents ran a hotel). Educated at Kings School, Canterbury and Dulwich ...

and Emeric Pressburger

61. Richard Boleslawski

Director | Theodora Goes Wild

Inventing a stage name "Boleslawski" (later spelled also "Boleslavsky"), young Pole Boleslaw Ryszard Srzednicki left his second home (Odessa, Russian Empire) to study theatre and train as an actor at the world-famous Moscow Art Theatre before and during WW I. He also acted in a few early Russian ...

62. Maya Deren

Director | Meshes of the Afternoon

Maya Deren came to the USA in 1922 as Eleanora Derenkowsky. Together with her father, a psychiatrist, and her mother, an artist, she fled the pogroms against Russian Jews. She studied journalism and political science in at Syracuse University in New York, finishing her BA at NYU in June 1936 and ...

63. Frédéric Back

Art_department | L'homme qui plantait des arbres

Frédéric Back was born on April 8, 1924 in Saarbrücken, Germany. He is known for his work on The Man Who Planted Trees (1987), Crac (1980) and Le fleuve aux grandes eaux (1993). He was married to Ghylaine Paquin. He died on December 24, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

64. Slavko Vorkapich

Director | Hanka

Slavko Vorkapich was born on March 17, 1894 as Slavoljub Vorkapic. He is known for his work on Hanka (1955), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928). He died on October 20, 1976 in Mijas, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain.

65. Bill Douglas

Writer | My Childhood

Bill Douglas was born on April 17, 1934 in Newcraighall, Scotland. He was a writer and actor, known for My Childhood (1972), My Ain Folk (1973) and Comrades (1986). He died on June 18, 1991 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

67. John Sayles

Writer | Lone Star

A bright child, John Sayles began reading novels before age 9. A Williams grad in 1972, he shunned a corporate career to work various blue-collar jobs, moving to east Boston to take a factory job. He wrote stories and submitted them to various magazines, and the Atlantic Monthly gave him the idea ...

68. Teinosuke Kinugasa

Director | Jigokumon

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...

69. Michael Curtiz

Director | Casablanca

Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner...

70. Joris Ivens

Director | La Seine a rencontré Paris

Joris Ivens was born on November 18, 1898 in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands as George Henri Anton Ivens. He was a director and writer, known for La Seine a rencontré Paris (1957), Pour le Mistral (1966) and A Tale of the Wind (1988). He was married to Marceline Loridan Ivens and Germaine ...

71. Claude Autant-Lara

Director | Le rouge et le noir

Claude Autant-Lara was born on August 5, 1901 in Luzarches, Val-d'Oise, France as Claude Autant Larapide de Lisle. He was a director and writer, known for Le rouge et le noir (1954), Devil in the Flesh (1947) and Four Bags Full (1956). He was married to Ghislaine Autant-Lara. He died on February 5,...

72. Sohrab Shahid Saless

Director | Tabiate bijan

Studied film in Vienna, Austria.

73. Willi Forst

Actor | Bel Ami

Willi Forst was born on April 7, 1903 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Wilhelm Anton Frohs. He was an actor and director, known for Bel Ami (1939), Vienna Blood (1942) and Operette (1940). He was married to Melanie. He died on August 11, 1980 in Vienna, Austria.

74. Sidney Gilliat

Writer | State Secret

Sidney Gilliat, the English director, screenwriter, and producer, was born on February 15, 1908 in Edgely, Cheshire, England. He began his screen-writing career in the silent movie era, writing inter-titles, going uncredited for his contributions to Honeymoon Abroad (1928), Champagne (1928), and ...

75. Vincente Minnelli

Director | An American in Paris

Born Lester Anthony Minnelli in Chicago on February 28 1903, his father Vincent was a musical conductor of the Minnelli Brothers' Tent Theater. Wanting to pursue an artistic career, Minelli worked in the costume department of the Chicago Theater, then on Broadway during the depression as a set ...

76. Matjaz Klopcic

Director | Vdovstvo Karoline Zasler

Matjaz Klopcic was born on December 4, 1934 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Yugoslavia. He was a director and writer, known for Vdovstvo Karoline Zasler (1976), Na papirnatih avionih (1967) and Strah (1974). He died on December 15, 2007 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

77. Fritz Lang

Actor | Le mépris

Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. ...

78. Dave Fleischer

Director | Mr. Bug Goes to Town

Dave Fleischer was born on July 14, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA as David Fleischer. He is known for his work on Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941), In the Good Old Summer Time (1926) and Gulliver's Travels (1939). He was married to Mae Schwartz and Ida Mae Sharnow. He died on June 25, 1979 in ...

79. Léa Pool

Director | Emporte-moi

Léa Pool was born on September 8, 1950 in Genève, Switzerland. She is a director and writer, known for Set Me Free (1999), La passion d'Augustine (2015) and La femme de l'hôtel (1984).

80. Jean Boyer

Soundtrack | Chocolat

Jean Boyer was born on June 26, 1901 in Paris, France as Jean Marie Joseph Boyer. He was a writer and director, known for Chocolat (2000), Un mauvais garçon (1936) and French Touch (1952). He was married to Jeanne Dastor. He died on March 10, 1965 in Paris.

81. Nicolás Guillén Landrián

Director | Coffea Arábiga

Most of his documentaries were censured, apparently because he was not considered of the quality required to represent the Cuban Film Industry. Nephew of the poet Nicolas Guillen, he was also a painter and writer. Most of his films are still unknown in Cuba and even less in the world. He was sent ...

82. Budd Boetticher

Director | Bullfighter and the Lady

Brilliant, distinguished American director, particularly of Westerns, whose simple, bleak style disguises a complex artistic temperament. The son of a wealthy hardware retailer, Boetticher attended Culver Military Academy and Ohio State University, where he excelled in football and boxing.

Following...

83. Garri Bardin

Director | Chucha-3

In 1968 Garri Bardin graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School-Studio, the course of P.V. Massalsky. Worked as a dramatic actor in the theater of Gogol, was shot in the movies. In 1974, together with V. Livanov wrote a play "Don Juan", and was invited by Sergei Obraztsov as a director in the ...

84. Duilio Coletti

Director | La grande speranza

Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1958

85. Stewart Main

Director | 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous

Stewart Main is known for his work on 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005), Desperate Remedies (1993) and Twilight of the Gods (1996).

and Peter Wells

86. Memduh Ün

Producer | Namusum için

Memduh Ün was born on March 14, 1920 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire. He was a producer and director, known for Namusum için (1966), Üç arkadas (1972) and Bire on vardi (1963). He was married to Cahide Sen. He died on October 16, 2015 in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey.

87. John Carpenter

Soundtrack | Escape from New York

John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky ...

88. Jorge Honik

Director | Passacaglia y Fuga

Pioneer of avant-garde experimental movies in Argentina, from a young age Honik was dedicated to narrative and play writing and have been recognized for this on several occasions through the years. After finishing his studies in pharmacy, he traveled the world for ten years. This experience ...

and Laura Honik

89. Mervyn LeRoy

Director | Gypsy

The great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 was a tragedy for Mervyn LeRoy. While he and his father managed to survive, they lost everything they had. To make money, LeRoy sold newspapers and entered talent contests as a singer. When he entered vaudeville, his act was "LeRoy and Cooper--Two...

90. Lucie Sunkova

Director | V kleci

Lucie Sunkova was born on July 11, 1974 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She is a director and actress, known for V kleci (2000), The Tree (2016) and Tajemství cvrcku (2001).

91. George Sidney

Director | Scaramouche

George Sidney was born on October 4, 1916 in Long Island City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Scaramouche (1952), Pepe (1960) and Show Boat (1951). He was married to Corinne Cole, Jane Robinson and Lillian Burns. He died on May 5, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

92. Segundo de Chomón

Director | Un portero modelo

Segundo de Chomón became involved in film through his wife, who was an actress in Pathé films. In 1902 he became a concessionary for Pathé in Barcelona, distributing its product in Spanish-speaking countries and managing a factory for the coloring of Pathé films. He began shooting footage of ...

93. Jean Rouch

Director | Madame L'Eau

Jean Rouch was born on May 31, 1917 in Paris, France. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Madame L'Eau (1993), Moi, un noir (1958) and Dionysos (1984). He was married to Joselyne Lamothe. He died on February 18, 2004 in Birni N'Konni, Niger.

94. Raoul Servais

Director | Taxandria

Raoul Servais was born on May 1, 1928 in Oostende, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Taxandria (1994), Papillons de nuit (1997) and Operation X-70 (1971).

95. Anh Hung Tran

Director | Mùi du du xanh

Anh Hung Tran was born on December 23, 1962 in Danan, Vietnam. He is a director and writer, known for The Scent of Green Papaya (1993), Noruwei no mori (2010) and Cyclo (1995). He is married to Nu Yên-Khê Tran.

96. Fred Zinnemann

Director | A Man for All Seasons

Initially grew up wanting to be a violinist, but while at the University of Vienna decided to study law. While doing so, he became increasingly interested in American film and decided that was what he wanted to do. He became involved in European filmaking for a short time before going to America to...

97. Marcell Jankovics

Writer | Küzdök

Often called "the Walt Disney of Hungary".

98. Larry Jordan

Director | Hildur and the Magician

Larry Jordan was born in 1934 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Hildur and the Magician (1971), The Apparition (1976) and The Grove (1993).

99. Agnès Varda

Director | Sans toit ni loi

Agnès Varda was born on May 30, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium as Arlette Varda. She is a director and writer, known for Vagabond (1985), Le Bonheur (1965) and Les plages d'Agnès (2008). She was previously married to Jacques Demy.

100. Howard Hawks

Director | Rio Bravo

What do the classic films Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Rio Bravo (1959) have in...



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