Cate Blanchett's Directors

by ChristopherLeeFan | created - 26 May 2015 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

1. Kate Woods

Director | Looking for Alibrandi

Gave Cate Blanchett (Police Rescue) and Hugh Jackman (Correlli) their first screen roles.

1 episode 1993 - "Police Rescue" The Loaded Boy

2. Michael Carson

Director | The Lost World

He had one son Simon (b. 1980) from his marriage to Australian producer Sandra Levy

1 film 1994 - Police Rescue

3. Julian Pringle

Director | Heartland

Julian Pringle was born in May 1940 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was a director and producer, known for Heartland (1994), Cop Shop (1977) and The Outsiders (1976). He died on September 22, 2013 in Australia.

4 episodes 1994 - "Heartland" Episode #1.1 1994 - "Heartland" Episode #1.2 1994 - "Heartland" Episode #1.6 1994 - "Heartland" Episode #1.7

4 episodes 1994 - "Heartland" Episode #1.3 1994 - "Heartland" Episode #1.4 1994 - "Heartland" Episode #1.8 1994 - "G.P." Natural Selection

1 episode 1994 - "Heartland" Episode #1.5

6. Ken Cameron

Director | Fast Talking

Ken Cameron was born in 1946 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia. He is a director and writer, known for Fast Talking (1984), Temperament Unsuited (1979) and Monkey Grip (1982).

10 episodes 1995 - "Bordertown" Episode #1.1 1995 - "Bordertown" Episode #1.2 1995 - "Bordertown" Episode #1.3 1995 - "Bordertown" Episode #1.4 1995 - "Bordertown" Episode #1.5 1995 - "Bordertown" Episode #1.6 1995 - "Bordertown" Episode #1.7 1995 - "Bordertown" Episode #1.8 1995 - "Bordertown" Episode #1.9 1995 - "Bordertown" Episode #1.10

7. Kathryn Millard

Director | Parklands

Kathryn Millard is a director and producer, known for Parklands (1996), The Boot Cake (2008) and Travelling Light (2003).

1 film 1996 - Parklands

8. Bruce Beresford

Director | 'Breaker' Morant

Bruce Beresford was born in Australia and graduated from Sydney University in 1962. He served as Film Officer for the British Film Institute Production Board from 1966-1971 and as a Film Advisor to the Arts Council of Great Britain. Beresford has also directed several operas including Girl Of The ...

1 film 1997 - Paradise Road

9. Gillian Armstrong

Director | My Brilliant Career

Gillian Armstrong was born on December 18, 1950 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Gillian May Armstrong. She is a director and producer, known for My Brilliant Career (1979), Not Fourteen Again (1996) and Little Women (1994). She is married to John Pleffer. They have two children.

2 films 1997 - Oscar and Lucinda 2001 - Charlotte Gray

10. Cherie Nowlan

Director | Clubland

Cherie Nowlan is a director and producer, known for Introducing the Dwights (2007), Marking Time (2003) and Lucinda, 31 (1995).

1 film 1997 - Thank God He Met Lizzie

11. Shekhar Kapur

Director | Elizabeth

Shekhar Kapur was born on December 6, 1945 in Lahore, Punjab, British India. He is a director and actor, known for Elizabeth (1998), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) and Bandit Queen (1994). He was previously married to Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.

2 films 1998 - Elizabeth 2007 - Elizabeth: The Golden Age

12. Anthony Minghella

Writer | The Talented Mr. Ripley

Anthony Minghella was the son of immigrants from Italy, who own an ice-cream factory on the Isle of Wight, where Anthony was born on January 6, 1954. He and his two siblings, Edana Minghella and Dominic Minghella, grew up there, a popular British holiday spot. After graduating from the University of...

1 film 1999 - The Talented Mr. Ripley

13. Mike Newell

Director | Four Weddings and a Funeral

Attended Cambridge University. Three year training course at Granada Television, with intention of going into theatre. Graduated to directing TV plays, building strong reputation for work with David Hare, David Edgar, Hohn, John Osborne, Jack Rosenthal.

1 film 1999 - Pushing Tin

14. Oliver Parker

Actor | An Ideal Husband

Oliver Parker was born on September 6, 1960 in London, England. He is an actor and director, known for An Ideal Husband (1999), Dorian Gray (2009) and Hellraiser (1987).

1 film 1999 - An Ideal Husband

15. Andrew Upton

Producer | Carol

Andrew Upton was born in 1966 in Australia. He is a producer and writer, known for Carol (2015), Stories of Lost Souls (2005) and Babe (1995). He has been married to Cate Blanchett since December 29, 1997. They have four children.

1 short film 1999 - Bangers

16. Sam Raimi

Director | Spider-Man

Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead (1981). From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making ...

1 film 2000 - The Gift

17. Sally Potter

Director | Orlando

Sally Potter made her first 8mm film aged fourteen. She has since written and directed seven feature films, as well as many short films (including THRILLER and PLAY) and a television series, and has directed opera (Carmen for the ENO in 2007) and other live work. Her background is in choreography, ...

1 film 2000 - The Man Who Cried

18. 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

19. Barry Levinson

Director | Rain Man

Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he ...

1 film 2001 - Bandits

20. Lasse Hallström

Director | What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Lasse Hallström was born on June 2, 1946 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Lars Hallström. He is a director and writer, known for What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Chocolat (2000) and The Cider House Rules (1999). He has been married to Lena Olin since March 18, 1994. They have one child. ...

1 film 2001 - The Shipping News

21. Tom Tykwer

Composer | Lola rennt

Director, writer, producer and composer Tom Tykwer was born in 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany. He showed an interest in film-making from childhood, making super 8 films from the age of 11. Among his first jobs was working at a local art-house cinema. Tykwer eventually relocated to Berlin, first working...

1 film 2002 - Heaven

22. Ron Howard

Actor | Arrested Development

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.

Howard ...

1 film 2003 - The Missing

23. Jim Jarmusch

Director | Broken Flowers

Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.

1 film 2003 - Coffee and Cigarettes

24. 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 8MM (1999).

1 film 2003 - Veronica Guerin

25. 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 ...

1 film 2004 - The Aviator

26. Wes Anderson

Writer | Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an ...

1 film 2004 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

27. Rowan Woods

Director | The Boys

Rowan Woods was born in 1959 in Sydney, Australia. He is a director and actor, known for The Boys (1998), Little Fish (2005) and The Kettering Incident (2016).

1 film 2005 - Little Fish

28. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Producer | The Revenant

Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director.

González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born ...

1 film 2006 - Babel

29. Richard Eyre

Director | Notes on a Scandal

Richard Eyre was born on March 28, 1943 in Barnstaple, Devon, England as Richard Charles Hastings Eyre. He is a director and producer, known for Notes on a Scandal (2006), Iris (2001) and Stage Beauty (2004). He has been married to Sue Birtwistle since 1973.

1 film 2006 - Notes on a Scandal

30. Steven Soderbergh

Director | Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children of Mary Ann (Bernard) and Peter Soderbergh. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to ...

1 film and 1 short film 2006 - The Good German 2011 - The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg

31. Edgar Wright

Director | Shaun of the Dead

Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg...

1 film 2007 - Hot Fuzz

32. Todd Haynes

Director | Far from Heaven

Todd Haynes was always interested in art, and made amateur movies and painted while he was still a child. He attended Brown university and majored in art and semiotics. After he graduated he moved to New York City and made the controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988). ...

2 films 2007 - I'm Not There. 2015 - Carol

33. 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...

1 film 2008 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

34. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Schindler's List

One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, ...

1 film 2008 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

35. Hayao Miyazaki

Director | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the ...

1 film 2008 - Gake no ue no Ponyo

36. Matt Reid

Director | Between Dog and Wolf

Matt Reid is a director and producer, known for Between Dog and Wolf (2014), Dale Winton's Florida Fly Drive (2018) and The Carrot or the Stick (2004).

2 episodes 2008 - "Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work" Inside the Firm 2008 - "Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work" The State Visit

37. Ridley Scott

Producer | The Martian

Described by film producer Michael Deeley as "the very best eye in the business", director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him ...

1 film 2010 - Robin Hood

38. Joe Wright

Director | Pride & Prejudice

Joe Wright is an English film director. He is best known for Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), Anna Karenina (2012), and Darkest Hour (2017).

Wright always had an interest in the arts, especially painting. He would also make films on his Super 8 camera as well as spend time in the evenings...

1 film 2011 - Hanna

1 short film 2012 - A Cautionary Tail

40. Joe Vaux

Animation_department | Spicy City

Joe Vaux was born on November 15, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joseph S Vaux. He is known for his work on Spicy City (1997), Family Guy (1999) and Dilbert (1999).

1 episode 2012 - "Family Guy" Mr. & Mrs. Stewie

2 episodes 2012 - "Family Guy" Mr. & Mrs. Stewie 2012 - "Family Guy" Viewer Mail #2

42. Greg Colton

Director | Family Guy

Greg Colton was born on October 22, 1976 in Michigan, USA as Gregory A Colton. He is known for his work on Family Guy (1999), The Powerpuff Girls (1998) and Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (2008).

1 episode 2012 - "Family Guy" Viewer Mail #2

43. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

1 film 2013 - Blue Jasmine

44. Simon Stone

Director | The Daughter

Simon Stone is an actor and director, known for The Daughter (2015), The Turning (2013) and Sweet Lamb of Heaven.

1 film 2013 - The Turning

45. Richard Robbins

Producer | Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience

Richard Robbins was born on December 5, 1969. He is a producer and writer, known for Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (2007), 12 Monkeys (2015) and Girl Rising (2013). He has been married to Katherine Collins Pope since June 2001.

1 film 2013 - Girl Rising

1 film 2013 - The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

1 film 2013 - The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

48. Janusz Kaminski

Cinematographer | Schindler's List

Janusz Kaminski is a Polish cinematographer and film director. He has established a partnership with Steven Spielberg, working as a cinematographer on his movies since 1993. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).

His ...

1 short film 2013 - Making a Scene

1 film 2013 - Journey to the South Pacific

50. Greg MacGillivray

Director | America Wild

Greg has been producing and directing award-winning films for more than 40 years. He started making films when he was just 13 and partnered with Jim Freeman to form MacGillivray Freeman Films in 1966. He loves the continual chess game of making a film, where each move affects every element. Today, ...

1 film 2013 - Journey to the South Pacific

51. Dean DeBlois

Writer | How to Train Your Dragon

Dean DeBlois is a Canadian writer, director, and producer known best for having co-written and co-directed Disney's Lilo & Stitch (2002) and Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon (2010), both Oscar nominated. While working as an assistant animator and layout artist for Hinton Animation Studios ...

2 films 2014 - How to Train Your Dragon 2 2019 - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

52. George Clooney

Actor | Michael Clayton

George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and television host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney ...

1 film 2014 - The Monuments Men

53. Jonathan Teplitzky

Director | The Railway Man

Jonathan Teplitzky is a director and writer, known for The Railway Man (2013), Burning Man (2011) and Gettin' Square (2003).

1 episode 2014 - "Rake" Episode #3.3

54. Terrence Malick

Writer | Days of Heaven

Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965.

A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen ...

3 films 2015 - Knight of Cups 2016 - Voyage of Time: Life's Journey 2017 - Song to Song

55. Kenneth Branagh

Actor | Henry V

Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family ...

1 film 2015 - Cinderella

56. James Vanderbilt

Producer | Zodiac

James Vanderbilt was born in 1975 in the USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Zodiac (2007), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) and White House Down (2013).

1 film 2015 - Truth

57. Julian Rosefeldt

Director | Manifesto

Julian Rosefeldt was born in 1965 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Manifesto (2015), The International (2009) and The Creation (2015).

1 film 2015 - Manifesto

58. John Hillcoat

Director | The Road

John Hillcoat was born in 1961 in Queensland, Australia. He is a director and writer, known for The Road (2009), The Proposition (2005) and Lawless (2012).

1 short film 2016 - Massive Attack: The Spoils

1 short film 2017 - Red

60. Taika Waititi

Writer | What We Do in the Shadows

Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is the son of Robin (Cohen), a teacher, and Taika Waiti, an artist and farmer. His father is Maori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui), and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, Scottish, and ...

1 film 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok

61. Gary Ross

Writer | The Hunger Games

Gary Ross is an American writer, director and actor born November 3rd, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. His father was screenwriter Arthur A. Ross (1920 - 2008). After writing for television series Deadly Nightmares (1983) in 1986, Ross broke through by penning the Tom Hanks hit Big (1988), his ...

1 film 2018 – Ocean's Eight

62. Alex Prager

Director | Touch of Evil

Alex Prager (b. 1979, lives and works in Los Angeles) is a director and writer, known for Despair (2010), Touch of Evil (2011), Face in the Crowd (2013) and La Grande Sortie (2016).

She began her career as a photographer after seeing a William Eggleston Exhibition and has seamlessly expanded into ...

1 short film 2018 – Uncanny Valley

63. Eli Roth

Producer | Cabin Fever

Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley ...

1 film 2018 – The House with a Clock in Its Walls

64. Andy Serkis

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

English film actor, director and author Andy Serkis is known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), ...

1 film 2018 – Mowgli

65. Alexander Buono

Cinematographer | Documentary Now!

Alexander Buono is a cinematographer and director, known for Documentary Now! (2015), Saturday Night Live (1975) and Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008).

1 episode 2019 – "Documentary Now!" Waiting for the Artist

66. Rhys Thomas

Producer | Comrade Detective

Rhys Thomas was born on September 18, 1979 in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales. He is known for his work on Comrade Detective (2017), Documentary Now! (2015) and Saturday Night Live (1975).

1 episode 2019 – "Documentary Now!" Waiting for the Artist



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