Worst Directors

by kgoogman | created - 12 Apr 2014 | updated - 12 Apr 2014 | Public

1. Manny Coto

Producer | 24

Manny Coto is a producer and writer, known for 24 (2001), Dr. Giggles (1992) and Dexter (2006).

Directed Dr. Giggles

2. Ed Bye

Director | Bottom

Ed Bye was born in 1955 in London, England as Edward Richard Morison Bye. He is a director and producer, known for Bottom (1991), The Vicar of Dibley (1994) and Red Dwarf (1988). He has been married to Ruby Wax since May 16, 1988. They have three children.

Directed Fat Slags

3. Valerie Breiman

Actress | She's Having a Baby

Ms Breiman was born in San Francisco in 1964, youngest of five, to an architect father and mother who made children's television shows. When she was nine the parents split and she was brought up by her mother, who introduced her to her love of cinema. Acting and modelling in her teens she enrolled ...

Directed Going Overboard

4. Adam Rifkin

Writer | Dog Years

Adam Rifkin is a Writer/Director whose eclectic career ranges from broad family comedies to cult classics to dark and gritty dramas. Most recently, Rifkin Wrote and Directed THE LAST MOVIE STAR, a poignant drama starring Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter and Chevy Chase. The critically acclaimed film ...

Directed Never on Tuesday

5. Nico Mastorakis

Writer | Blind Date

Nico Mastorakis was born on April 28, 1941 in Athens, Greece as Nikolaos Mastorakis. He is a writer and producer, known for Blind Date (1984), Mykonos, the Soul of an Island (2018) and The Zero Boys (1986).

Directed Ninja Academy

Directed Round Trip to Heaven

7. Charles Winkler

Producer | Survivor

Charles Winkler is a director and actor, known for Survivor (2015), Rocky Balboa (2006) and Creed II (2018). He has been married to Sandra Nelson since September 6, 1998. They have one child.

Directed You Talkin' To Me?

Directed Anus Magillicutty

9. Gábor Forgács

Camera_department | I Spy

Gabor N. Forgacs graduated from the Hungarian Film & TV School at MAFILM (OPAKFI), in Budapest. Than continued his education in the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles, California, where he had a chance to studied from some of the biggest legends like Billy Williams and Dean Cundey.

At the ...

Directed Dream Well

10. Sam Mraovich

Actor | Ben & Arthur

Sam Mraovich was born on March 4, 1976 in a small town in the tri-state area called Stuebenville in Ohio. Favorite hobbies include oil painting, singing, being at the beach, and spending time with friends. Sam's father, also by the same name, married Patricia Hultberg in 1974. Both are college ...

Directed Ben & Arthur

11. Robert Iscove

Director | From Justin to Kelly

Robert Iscove was born on July 4, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Robert Joel Iscove. He is a director and producer, known for From Justin to Kelly (2003), She's All That (1999) and Romeo and Juliet on Ice (1983). He is married to Wendy Maltby. They have three children.

Directed From Justin to Kelly

12. Camillo Teti

Producer | Navigatori dello spazio

Camillo Teti is a producer and production manager, known for Navigators of the Space (1993), L'assassino è ancora tra noi (1986) and Duck, You Sucker (1971).

Directed Titanic: The Legend Goes On...

13. Ulli Lommel

Actor | Strangers in Paradise

Widely known for his frequent collaborations with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a creative partnership which lasted 10 years and produced over 20 films, Ulli Lommel is one of the most consistently creative filmmakers to come from the New German Cinema movement.

The son of German comic performer Ludwig ...

Directed Daniel der Zauberer

14. Rick Sloane

Director | Hobgoblins

Cinematic jack-of-all-trades Rick Sloane will never win any special awards for his admittedly cheap'n'cheesy low-budget independent movies, but he nonetheless deserves some respect for weathering the storm of lots of harsh critical notices and cranking out a sizable number of films throughout the ...

Directed Hobgoblins

Directed Merlin's Shop of Mystical Horrors

16. Michael Rissi

Director | Up Against Amanda

Michael Rissi is a director and writer, known for Up Against Amanda (2000), Annabel Lee (2009) and Terror Eyes (1989).

Directed Soultaker

17. Roger Corman

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Roger William Corman was born April 5, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. Initially following in his father's footsteps, Corman studied engineering at Stanford University but while in school, he began to lose interest in the profession and developed a growing passion for film. Upon graduation, he worked a...

Directed The Undead

18. Edward L. Cahn

Director | Born to Speed

Edward L. Cahn was an American second-feature director of Polish ancestry. His brother Philip Cahn worked in the industry as editor. Edward worked in films from 1917 as a production assistant. He later joined his brother in the cutting room of Universal, eventually becoming one of the studio's top ...

Directed The She-Creature

19. Terry M. West

Actor | The Lord of the G-Strings: The Femaleship of the String

Terry M. West was born in Lake Worth, Texas and migrated to the East Coast in 1989. Terry is truly a jack of all trades - writer, filmmaker, actor, photographer. Though known mostly for his film work, Terry has also garnered much attention in the world of horror fiction. His short works, comics and...

Directed Flesh for the Beast

20. Mark Jones

Writer | Leprechaun

Mark Jones was born on January 17, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mark Robert Jones. He is known for his work on Leprechaun (1993), NightMan (1997) and Rumpelstiltskin (1995).

Directed Leprechaun

Directed Sometimes They Come Back...Again

22. Chris Angel

Director | This Is Not a Test

Chris Angel was born on May 6, 1972 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on This Is Not a Test (2008), Mr. October (1996) and To Asmara.

Directed Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell

23. Craig Ross Jr.

Director | Blue Hill Avenue

Craig Ross Jr. was born in Massachusetts, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Blue Hill Avenue (2001), The Mannsfield 12 (2007) and The Affair (2014).

Directed Killjoy

24. Pete Riski

Director | Dark Floors

Pete Riski was born on January 9, 1974 in Rovaniemi, Finland. He is a director and editor, known for Dark Floors (2008), The Astronaut and Imaginary Friend.

Directed Dark Floors

25. Frank Henenlotter

Director | Bad Biology

Writer/director Frank Henenlotter was born August 29, 1950, in New York City. He gleefully "misspent" his youth watching a large array of blithely cheap'n'cheesy low-budget exploitation flicks in various seedy grindhouse theaters on Mahattan's 42nd St. He began making 8mm films as a teenager. His ...

Directed Bad Biology

26. Vince Offer

Actor | InAPPropriate Comedy

Vince Offer is and actor, producer and infomercial star. He is the best known infomercial star in the world. His products the SHAMWOW, InVINCEable, SlapChop, Schticky and more have sold millions. He has also produced and starred in the films Underground Comedy Movie and The Inappropriate Comedy ...

Directed The Underground Comedy Movie

27. Paul Weiland

Director | Leonard Part 6

Paul Weiland was born on July 11, 1953 in England. He is a director and writer, known for Leonard Part 6 (1987), Made of Honor (2008) and Keep Off the Grass (1983).

Directed Leonard Part 6

28. Neil Abramson

Director | American Son

Neil Abramson is a director and writer, known for American Son (2008), Without Air (1995) and Defining Maggie (2002).

Directed Ringmaster

29. Alan Rudolph

Director | Choose Me

Alan Rudolph was born on December 18, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Choose Me (1984), Afterglow (1997) and Trouble in Mind (1985). He is married to Joyce Rudolph.

Directed Breakfast of Champions

Directed The Military Class of Chaos

31. Satish Kaushik

Director | Tere Naam

Satish Kaushik was born on April 13, 1956 in Mohindergarh, Patiala and East Punjab States Union, India. He is a director and actor, known for In Your Name (2003), Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) and Ram Lakhan (1989).

Directed Milenge Milenge

32. Ken Ghosh

Director | Chance Pe Dance

Ken Ghosh is a director and writer, known for Chance Pe Dance (2010), Ishq Vishk (2003) and Fida (2004).

Directed Chance Pe Dance

33. Peter George

Director | Surf Nazis Must Die

Peter George is a director and producer, known for Surf Nazis Must Die (1987), Young Goodman Brown (1993) and Acapulco H.E.A.T. (1998).

Directed Surf Nazis Must Die

Directed Danes Without a Clue

35. Ron Underwood

Director | Tremors

A director who is equally adept at working in television as well as features, Southern California native Ron Underwood has been making films since 5th grade and was winning Eastman Kodak filmmaking awards by the time he was in his teens. After graduating from University of Southern California, he ...

Directed In the Mix

36. Bill Fishman

Director | Desperate But Not Serious

Bill Fishman is a director and producer, known for Desperate But Not Serious (2000), Waltzing With Brando and Tapeheads (1988).

Directed Car 54, Where Are You?

37. Alan Metter

Director | Back to School

The May 4, 1988, edition of Variety, announced the film "Atuk" began filming February 16, 1988, but production halted after one day. Director was Alan Metter. The cast included Christopher Walken and Ben Affleck.

Directed Police Academy: Mission to Moscow

38. Charles Robert Carner

Writer | Blind Fury

Charles Robert Carner was born on April 30, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Blind Fury (1989), The Untouchables (1993) and Crossfire Trail (2001).

Directed Witless Protection

39. Christopher Cain

Director | Young Guns

Christopher Cain was born on October 29, 1943 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA as Bruce Doggett. He is a director and writer, known for Young Guns (1988), Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010) and September Dawn (2007).

Directed Gone Fishin'

40. Rob Pritts

Director | Corky Romano

Rob Pritts is a director and actor, known for Corky Romano (2001), Cobra (2012) and Proof (2012).

Directed Corky Romano

41. Alejandro Chomski

Director | Hoy y mañana

Alejandro Chomski was born on November 27, 1968 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and writer, known for Today and Tomorrow (2003), Asleep in the Sun (2010) and In the Country of Last Things.

Directed Feel the Noise

42. Kat Slater

Director | The Smokers

Kat Slater was born in Wisconsin, USA as Christina Peters. She is a director and writer, known for The Smokers (2000).

Directed The Smokers

43. Brian A. Metcalf

Producer | Adverse

Brian A. Metcalf (WGA, PGA, DGA, VES, ASCAP) is an Asian-American writer, director, producer and actor. His most recent film, Adverse, is a drama/thriller that he produced, directed, wrote and acted in and stars a large ensemble cast with Academy Award® Nominee Mickey Rourke, Academy Award® Nominee...

Directed Fading of the Cries

44. Todor Chapkanov

Assistant_director | The Hitman's Bodyguard

Todor Chapkanov was born on July 29, 1977 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a director and assistant director, known for The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), The Way Back (2010) and London Has Fallen (2016).

Directed Monsterwolf

45. Griff Furst

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Griff Furst was born on September 17, 1981 in Van Nuys, California, USA as Griffith Ethan Feuerstein. He is an actor and producer, known for The Magnificent Seven (2016), Banshee (2013) and I Love You Phillip Morris (2009). He has been married to Angela Meredith Furst since July 3, 2011.

Directed Wolvesbayne



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