Howard Shore's Feature Film Directors

by ChristopherLeeFan | created - 23 Jul 2016 | updated - 23 Dec 2016 | Public

1 film 1978 – I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses

2. David Cronenberg

Director | The Fly

David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early...

15 films 1979 – The Brood 1981 – Scanners 1983 – Videodrome 1986 – The Fly 1988 – Dead Ringers 1991 – Naked Lunch 1993 – M. Butterfly 1996 – Crash 1999 – eXistenZ 2002 – Spider 2005 – A History of Violence 2007 – Eastern Promises 2011 – A Dangerous Method 2012 – Cosmopolis 2014 – Maps to the Stars

3. Tom Schiller

Writer | Saturday Night Live

Tom Schiller was born on April 12, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Thomas Bennett Schiller. He is a writer and actor, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Nothing Lasts Forever (1984) and From Here to Maternity (1985). He is married to Jacque Rochelle Lynn.

1 film 1984 – Nothing Lasts Forever

4. 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 ...

5 films 1985 – After Hours 2002 – Gangs of New York 2004 – The Aviator 2006 – The Departed 2011 – Hugo

5. Duncan Gibbins

Director | Eve of Destruction

Duncan Gibbins died in the massive wildfires that plagued the Southern California region in 1993 because of hazardous and dry conditions. Mr. Gibbins at first got out safely, but he went back to the area where he was living because he was trying to rescue his cat, and perished. The cat was found ...

1 film 1986 – Fire with Fire

6. Diane Keaton

Actress | Annie Hall

Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ...

1 film 1987 – Heaven (documentary)

7. Robert Benton

Writer | Kramer vs. Kramer

Robert Benton was born on September 29, 1932 in Waxahachie, Texas, USA as Robert Douglas Benton. He is a writer and director, known for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Superman (1978).

2 films 1987 – Nadine 1994 – Nobody's Fool

8. Alan Metter

Director | Police Academy: Mission to Moscow

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.

1 film 1988 – Moving

9. Penny Marshall

Actress | Laverne & Shirley

Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall in the Bronx, New York, on October 15, 1943. The Libra is 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes. She is the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony "Tony" Marshall, an industrial film director. She is the younger sister of ...

1 film 1988 – Big

10. John David Coles

Producer | House of Cards

John David Coles most recently served as the executive producer and director of the Emmy Award winning Netlfix series House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey. His feature directorial debut, Signs Of Life, starring Vincent D'Onofrio and Mary Louise Parker won the International Critics Prize at ...

1 film 1989 – Signs of Life

11. Peter Yates

Director | Bullitt

Having seen Robbery (1967) and Bullitt (1968), it comes as no surprise that Peter Yates started out as a professional racing car driver and team manager - albeit briefly - before turning his attention to film. The son of a military man, he was educated at Charterhouse School and trained at RADA, ...

1 film 1989 – An Innocent Man

12. Joyce Chopra

Director | Smooth Talk

Joyce Chopra was born on October 27, 1936. She is a director and producer, known for Smooth Talk (1985), Joyce at 34 (1972) and Joyce Chopra (1975). She was previously married to Tom Cole.

1 film 1989 – The Lemon Sisters

13. Susan Seidelman

Director | Desperately Seeking Susan

Susan Seidelman was born on December 11, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Sex and the City (1998) and Smithereens (1982).

1 film 1989 – She-Devil

14. David F. Wheeler

Director | The Local Stigmatic

David F. Wheeler is a director and actor, known for The Local Stigmatic (1990), The Waltons (1971) and Blind Alleys (1985).

1 film 1990 – The Local Stigmatic

15. Jonathan Demme

Director | The Silence of the Lambs

Jonathan Demme was born on February 22, 1944 in Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA as Robert Jonathan Demme. He was a director and producer, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993) and Rachel Getting Married (2008). He was married to Joanne Howard and Evelyn Purcell. He died...

2 films 1991 – The Silence of the Lambs 1993 – Philadelphia

16. James Dearden

Writer | Fatal Attraction

James Dearden was born on September 14, 1949 in London, England. He is a writer and director, known for Fatal Attraction (1987), The Cold Room (1984) and The Contraption (1977). He is married to Annabel Brooks.

1 film 1991 – A Kiss Before Dying

17. Norman René

Director | Longtime Companion

Norman René was born in 1951 in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Longtime Companion (1989), Prelude to a Kiss (1992) and American Playhouse (1981). He died on May 24, 1996 in New York City, New York, USA.

1 film 1992 – Prelude to a Kiss

18. Barbet Schroeder

Director | La virgen de los sicarios

Barbet Schroeder was born on August 26, 1941 in Tehran, Iran. He is a director and producer, known for La virgen de los sicarios (2000), Murder by Numbers (2002) and Single White Female (1992). He is married to Bulle Ogier.

2 films 1992 – Single White Female 1996 – Before and After

19. Phillip Noyce

Director | The Quiet American

Born in the Australian outback town of Griffith, New South Wales, Phillip Noyce moved to Sydney with his family at the age of 12. As a teenager, he was introduced to underground films produced on shoestring budgets as well as mainstream American movies. He was 18 when he made his first film, the 15...

1 film 1993 – Silver

20. Sidney Lumet

Director | 12 Angry Men

Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although ...

2 films 1993 – Guilty as Sin 1999 – Gloria

21. Chris Columbus

Producer | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "...

1 film 1993 – Mrs. Doubtfire

22. Joel Schumacher

Director | The Phantom of the Opera

Joel Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Joel T. Schumacher. He is a director and writer, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Batman & Robin (1997) and Phone Booth (2002).

1 film 1994 – The Client

23. Tim Burton

Producer | Edward Scissorhands

Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was ...

1 film 1994 – Ed Wood

24. 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...

3 films 1995 – Se7en 1997 – The Game 2002 – Panic Room

25. David Anspaugh

Director | Hoosiers

Best known for the inspirational sports dramas Hoosiers (1986) and Rudy (1993), David Anspaugh has enjoyed a long career as a director and producer of film and television. Born in Decatur, Indiana in 1946 to Lawrence Anspaugh, a portrait photographer, and his wife, Marie, he was a member of his ...

1 film 1995 – Moonlight and Valentino

26. Desmond Nakano

Writer | American Pastime

Desmond Nakano was born in 1953. He is a writer and director, known for American Pastime (2007), White Man's Burden (1995) and Heartbreak Ridge (1986).

1 film 1995 – White Man's Burden

27. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to an ...

1 film 1996 – Looking for Richard (documentary)

28. Michael Lehmann

Director | Hudson Hawk

Michael Lehmann was born on March 30, 1957 in San Francisco, California, USA as Michael Stephen Lehmann. He is a director and producer, known for Hudson Hawk (1991), Heathers (1988) and American Horror Story (2011). He is married to Holland Sutton.

1 film 1996 – The Truth About Cats & Dogs

29. Andrew Bergman

Writer | Striptease

Andrew Bergman was born on February 20, 1945 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Striptease (1996), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Fletch (1985). He has been married to Louise Fay since 1973. They have two children.

1 film 1996 – Stiptease

30. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

1 film 1996 – That Thing You Do!

31. James Mangold

Producer | Logan

James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted (1999), Walk the Line (2005), which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Wolverine (2013), and Logan (2017).

Mangold also wrote and directed Cop...

1 film 1997 – Cop Land

32. Harold Ramis

Writer | Ghost Busters

Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...

1 film 1999 – Analyze This

33. 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 ...

1 film 1999 – Dogma

34. Stephen Frears

Director | Dangerous Liaisons

Stephen Frears was born on June 20, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Stephen Arthur Frears. He is a director and producer, known for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Philomena (2013) and The Queen (2006). He has been married to Anne Rothenstein since 1992. They have two children. He was ...

1 film 2000 – High Fidelity

35. James Gray

Director | The Immigrant

Writer/director James Gray made his first film Little Odessa (1994) at the age of twenty-five. The film, which starred Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Vanessa Redgrave and Maximilian Schell, received critical acclaim and was the winner of the Venice Film Festival's prestigious Silver Lion Award in 1994.

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1 film 2000 – The Yards

36. Arnaud Desplechin

Director | Rois et reine

Arnaud Desplechin was born on October 31, 1960 in Roubaix, Nord, France. He is a director and writer, known for Kings & Queen (2004), La vie des morts (1991) and La sentinelle (1992).

2 films 2000 – Esther Kahn 2013 – Jimmy P.

37. Tarsem Singh

Director | The Fall

Indian director Tarsem Singh is the son of an aircraft engineer. He was educated at Bishop Cotton Boy's School in Shimla and relocated to the USA to study business at Harvard and, significantly, film studies at the Art Center College of Design in California. Upon graduating he embarked on a career ...

1 film 2000 – The Cell

38. Frank Oz

Actor | The Muppet Show

Frank Richard Oznowicz was born in Hereford, England to puppeteers Frances and Isidore Oznowicz. His family moved to Montana in 1951, eventually settling in Oakland, California. As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice puppeteer at Children's Fairyland amusement park. He is one of the primary ...

1 film 2001 – The Score

39. Peter Jackson

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies,...

6 films 2001 – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2002 – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2003 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2012 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2013 – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2014 – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

40. Robert Shaye

Producer | New Nightmare

Robert Shaye was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a producer, director, and actor, particularly known for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). He has been married to Eva ...

1 film 2007 – The Last Mimzy

41. Ellen Kuras

Cinematographer | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Ellen Kuras was born on July 10, 1959 in New Jersey, USA. She is known for her work on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), The Betrayal - Nerakhoon (2008) and P.O.V. (1988).

1 film 2008 – The Betrayal - Nerakhoon (documentary)

42. Thavisouk Phrasavath

Editor | The Betrayal - Nerakhoon

Thavisouk Phrasavath is an editor and director, known for The Betrayal - Nerakhoon (2008), P.O.V. (1988) and Americanos (2002).

1 film 2008 – The Betrayal - Nerakhoon (documentary)

43. John Patrick Shanley

Writer | Moonstruck

John Patrick Shanley was born on October 3, 1950 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer, known for Moonstruck (1987), Doubt (2008) and Congo (1995).

1 film 2008 – Doubt

44. Martin Campbell

Director | Casino Royale

Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro (1998), the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed ...

1 film 2010 – Edge of Darkness

45. David Slade

Director | Hard Candy

David Slade was born on September 26, 1969 in the UK. He is a producer and director, known for Hard Candy (2005), Hannibal (2013) and 30 Days of Night (2007).

1 film 2010 – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

46. Jon Stewart

Writer | The Daily Show

Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, to Marian (Laskin), a teacher, and Donald Leibowitz, a physics professor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus). Stewart moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey during his childhood. He ...

1 film 2014 – Rosewater

47. Tom McCarthy

Producer | Win Win

Tom McCarthy is an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for direct and write The Station Agent (2003), The Visitor (2007), Win Win (2011), and Spotlight (2015), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and was nominated for Best Director.

McCarthy...

1 film 2015 – Spotlight

48. Mick Jackson

Director | Volcano

Mick Jackson was born on October 4, 1943 in Aveley, Essex, England. He is a director and producer, known for Volcano (1997), The Bodyguard (1992) and Temple Grandin (2010).

1 film 2016 – Denial



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