Internationalist Filmmakers All Over the World

by hilaryswank2011 | created - 13 Mar 2017 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

1. Julian Assange

Producer | Mediastan

Julian Assange was born on July 3, 1971 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia as Julian Paul Assange. He is a producer and director, known for Mediastan (2013), Collateral Murder (2010) and The Engineer (2013).

2. Ryota Nakanishi

Editor | Moxina

His theatrical feature film The Rakugo Movie (2012) is his master piece and best seller. He has extensive experiences in all aspects of both filmmaking and social movements. He studied at the best film school in Taiwan, National Taiwan University of Arts where the best Chinese film directors Ang Lee...

3. Oliver Stone

Producer | JFK

Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.

William Oliver Stone was ...

4. Edward Snowden

Actor | Snowden

Edward Snowden was born on June 21, 1983 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA as Edward Joseph Snowden. He is an actor and writer, known for Snowden (2016), Citizenfour (2014) and The Alternative Christmas Message 2013 (2013).

5. John Pilger

Writer | The War You Don't See

John Pilger was born on October 9, 1939 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a writer and director, known for The War You Don't See (2010), Utopia (2013) and The Dirty War on the National Health Service (2019).

6. Naomi Klein

Writer | This Changes Everything

Naomi Klein was born on May 8, 1970 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is a writer and producer, known for This Changes Everything (2015), The Take (2004) and When the Storm Fades (2018). She is married to Avi Lewis.

7. Luis Buñuel

Writer | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the ...

8. Sergei M. Eisenstein

Director | Ivan Groznyy

The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and ...

9. Charles Chaplin

Writer | The Great Dictator

Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...

10. 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 six) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr. ...

11. Fernando E. Solanas

Producer | El exilio de Gardel: Tangos

Fernando E. Solanas was born on February 16, 1936 in Olivos, Vicente López, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Fernando Ezequiel Solanas. He is a producer and director, known for Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985), The Journey (1992) and Clouds (1998). He is married to Ángela Correa.

12. Patricio Guzmán

Director | Nostalgia de la luz

Patricio Guzmán was born on August 11, 1941 in Santiago, Chile as Patricio Guzmán Lozanes. He is a director and writer, known for Nostalgia for the Light (2010), The Southern Cross (1991) and The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975).

13. Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

Writer | Diarios de motocicleta

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born to a middle-class family in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina, on June 14, 1928. Disgusted by the corrupt Argentine military dictatorship, Guevara became a dedicated Marxist while in his teens. As a student he vowed to devote his life to revolutionary causes...

14. Leon Trotsky

Self | The Assassination of Trotsky

Communist leader. He was chief theorist, a leader in both the 1905 and 1917 Russian Revolutions alongside V.I. Lenin. As commissar for foreign affairs, Trotsky arranged the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany. He next became head of the Red Army during the Russian Civil War, which resulted in the ...

15. Zedong Mao

Self | Liberated China

Tse-tung Mao, along with Yat-sen Sun and Kai-Shek Chiang, was one of the most important figures to modern Chinese history. Born to a peasant family--his father was a farmer--in Shaoshan, China, on December 26, 1893, Mao was raised in the grinding poverty of rural Hunan province, where he developed ...

16. Leni Riefenstahl

Actress | Das blaue Licht

Leni Riefenstahl's show-biz experience began with an experiment: she wanted to know what it felt like to dance on the stage. Success as a dancer gave way to film acting when she attracted the attention of film director Arnold Fanck, subsequently starring in some of his mountaineering pictures. With...

17. V.I. Lenin

Writer | Un'alba

V.I. Lenin was born on April 22, 1870 in Simbirsk, Russian Empire as Vladimir Ilich Uliánov. He was married to Nadezhda Krupskaya. He died on January 21, 1924 in Gorki, Moscow Governorate, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Gorki Leninskiye, Moscow Oblast, Russia].

18. Leon Trotsky

Self | The Assassination of Trotsky

Communist leader. He was chief theorist, a leader in both the 1905 and 1917 Russian Revolutions alongside V.I. Lenin. As commissar for foreign affairs, Trotsky arranged the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany. He next became head of the Red Army during the Russian Civil War, which resulted in the ...

19. Clifton Ko

Director | Nan hai shi san lang

Clifton Ko was born in 1958 in Hong Kong as Clifton Chi-Sum Ko. He is an actor and director, known for The Mad Phoenix (1997), Ma mi xia (2014) and Teenage Dreamers (1982).

20. Barbara Trent

Producer | The Panama Deception

Barbara Trent is a producer and director, known for The Panama Deception (1992), Cover Up: Behind the Iran Contra Affair (1988) and Destination Nicaragua (1986).

21. Michael Moore

Director | Bowling for Columbine

Michael Francis Moore was born in Flint, Michigan on April 23, 1954, and was raised in its Davison suburb. He is the son of Helen Veronica (Wall), a secretary, and Francis Richard Moore, who worked on an auto assembly line. He has Irish, as well as English and Scottish, ancestry.

Moore studied ...



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