Producers who became directorsby John-564-342449 | created - 18 Mar 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
I only count people who worked full-time as producers before they switched to directing, not directors who also produce their movies or other ones…
Producer | Sophie's Choice
Alan J. Pakula was born on April 7, 1928 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Alan Jay Pakula. He was a producer and director, known for Sophie's Choice (1982), All the President's Men (1976) and Presumed Innocent (1990). He was married to Hannah Pakula and Hope Lange. He died on November ...
Producer | Wo hu cang long
James Schamus was born on September 7, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Lust, Caution (2007) and The Ice Storm (1997). He is married to Nancy Jean Kricorian. They have two children.
Producer | Heathers
Producer | Life as a House
Irwin Winkler's career as a producer, director and writer encompasses popular and influential movies that have impacted contemporary culture. With a passion for big, bold, meaningful stories, his films include an array of true screen classics, garnering among them 12 Academy Awards and 52 Oscar ...
10. Marc Turtletaub
Producer | Loving
11. Frank Marshall
Producer | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frank was born in Glendale, California to musician Jack Marshall. He entered the film world when his parents invited him to a birthday party for the daughter of directing legend John Ford in 1966. There, he met Peter Bogdanovich and soon agreed to work on his first film, Targets (1968), later ...
12. Ismail Merchant
Producer | A Room with a View
Ismail Merchant was born on December 25, 1936 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India as Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman. He was a producer and director, known for A Room with a View (1985), Howards End (1992) and The Remains of the Day (1993). He died on May 25, 2005 in London, England.
13. Matthew Vaughn
Producer | Kick-Ass
Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake (2004), the fantasy epic, Stardust (2007), the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass (2010), and the ...
18. James B. Harris
Producer | The Killing
Started as Stanley Kubrick's producer.
Producer | Thirtysomething
Marshall Herskovitz was born on February 23, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Thirtysomething (1987), Traffic (2000) and The Last Samurai (2003). He is married to Landry Major. He was previously married to Susan Shilliday.
First a producer, then also a director.