Worst directorsby kambizs | created - 09 Jul 2015 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
5. Duane Clark
Director | Soulmates
Having graduated UCLA Film School a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude, Duane Clark has worked for 30 years as a director, starting in 1989 with the indie feature "Shaking the Tree" which he also co-wrote. Later seguing to a career in television, Clark left the entertainment business in 2018.
Director | Seraphim Falls
Executive Producer / Director / Writer David Von Ancken is a prolific television director and executive producer as well as a feature film director. David executive produced and directed, Tut, an epic six hour action-adventure-thriller for Spike starring Ben Kingsley. Spike's first mini-series ...
Director | The Oath
Jeff T. Thomas directed over 100 music videos and 70 commercials in 16 different countries before directing television drama in the US. He began his career in music videos quickly earning a reputation for beautifully crafted and engaging narratives. Jeff directed promos for bands such as Travis, ...
11. Deran Sarafian
Producer | Swamp Thing
Deran Sarafian began his filmmaking career attending UCLA and working for Roger Corman on films such as ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL. Inspired by European filmmakers, he moved to Rome where he began writing and quickly sold and directed his first low budget independent feature film THE FALLING, starring...
13. Howard Deutch
Director | Some Kind of Wonderful
Howard Deutch was born on September 14, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), Pretty in Pink (1986) and The Great Outdoors (1988). He has been married to Lea Thompson since July 23, 1989. They have two children.
16. Eriq La Salle
Actor | ER
Born and raised in Hartford, CT, as one of four children. Studied two years at Juilliard and graduated from New York University graduate theater program with a B.F.A. degree in theater. Meanwhile he participated in the first of Joseph Papp's Shakespeare productions at the Park theater company. ...
18. David Barrett
Producer | Blue Bloods
David M. Barrett is a producer and director with over 200 credits on more than 40 hit television shows. Barrett began his career as a stuntman and eventually progressed to stunt coordinator and later second unit director on several major studio films. Today, he is one of the most prolific ...
21. Joe Dante
Director | Innerspace
Joe Dante is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. After a stint as a film reviewer, he began his filmmaking apprenticeship in 1974 as trailer editor for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (1976) (co-directed with Allan Arkush)...
22. Tim Iacofano
Producer | 24
Tim Iacofano is producer and director whose recent credits include Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Kingdom, Red Widow, Betrayal and 24. He worked in several regions throughout North America and Europe. His skills are a unique combination of story telling while being able to work with almost any kind of ...
24. Kevin Dowling
Director | The Americans
Kevin Dowling is an American director, writer and producer of features, television and theatre. His film debut, "The Sum of Us," starring Russell Crowe and Jack Thompson, won 17 awards including "Best Feature" at the Montreal and Sydney Film Festivals, four Australian Critics Awards including Best ...
Writer | The Usual Suspects
Christopher McQuarrie is an acclaimed producer, director and an Academy Award® winning writer. McQuarrie grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey and in lieu of college, he spent the first five years out of school traveling and working at a detective agency. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue...
Actor | Alvin and the Chipmunks
Matthew Gray Gubler is an Emmy award-winning actor, director, producer, painter, and voice over actor from Las Vegas, Nevada. While studying film directing at NYU he interned for Wes Anderson who gave him his first feature film role as Bill Murray's loyal intern "Nico" in The Life Aquatic with ...
36. Larry Teng
Producer | Medium
Was born in Queens, NY. Growing up he split his time between living on Long Island and New York City.
Larry graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in film and an honorary degree in theatre.
He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Larry is also the nephew of famous Chinese actress Lydia Sum and ...
38. Charles Haid
Actor | Altered States
Charles Haid was born on June 2, 1943 in San Francisco, California, USA as Charles Maurice Haid III. He is an actor and director, known for Altered States (1980), ER (1994) and Third Watch (1999). He was previously married to Elisabeth Harmon-Haid, Deborah Richter and Penelope Windust.
39. Rob Hardy
Director | Trois
Rob Hardy, who is a recent nominee of the HBO Director to Watch Award, broke into network television with his January 2007 directorial debut of the Emmy Award winning show ER. Soon after, Black Enterprise Magazine listed him among the Top 40 Entertainers under 40 for the year 2008. Since recently ...
41. Steve Boyum
Stunts | Apocalypse Now
Steve Boyum was raised in Los Angeles, California. A world-class surfer, ski racer, ski instructor, and motor-cross racer, he moved on to stunt work in films such as Apocalypse Now (1979), Bound for Glory (1976) and The Blues Brothers (1980). He moved on to be a cinematographer and second unit ...
44. Jerry Levine
Actor | Teen Wolf
Jerry Levine was born on March 12, 1957 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. He is a director and actor, known for Teen Wolf (1985), Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Wag the Dog (1997). He has been married to Nina Tassler since April 8, 1984. They have two children.
45. Sylvain White
Director | Stomp the Yard
Filmmaker Sylvain White was born and raised in Paris, France. After attending La Sorbonne University, he earned a scholarship at Pomona College in Los Angeles. Upon graduating with honors in both film production and media studies, a series of award-winning short films led him to direct a spectrum ...
46. Peter Weller
Actor | RoboCop
Peter Frederick Weller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Dorothy Jean (Davidson) and Frederick Bradford Weller, a federal judge and career helicopter pilot for the United States Army. He traveled extensively as his father literally flew around the world. Before he was out of his teens, he ...
52. Chris Fisher
Producer | Person of Interest
Chris Fisher, also known as 'Fish', was born in Pasadena, 1971. He spent his childhood overseas before returning to California where he went to high school in Newport Beach. He attended USC for undergraduate and law school, then began his entertainment career in the William Morris training program....
Actor | Baa Baa Black Sheep
James Whitmore Jr. was born on October 24, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as James Allen Whitmore III. He is a director and actor, known for Black Sheep Squadron (1976), Hunter (1984) and Tequila and Bonetti (1992). He has been married to Salesha Ali since March 28, 1972. They have four ...
57. Len Wiseman
Writer | Underworld
Filmmaker Len Wiseman's career began through his work in the art department on the blockbuster hits like Godzilla (1998), Men in Black (1997), and Independence Day (1996). His design talents soon got him behind the camera directing commercials for PlayStation, Time Warner, Oracle, Intel, and ...
60. John Terlesky
Actor | Deathstalker II
John Terlesky was born on May 30, 1961 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as John Todd Terlesky. He is a director and actor, known for Deathstalker II (1987), Guardian (2001) and The Pandora Project (1998). He has been married to Jayne Brook since May 11, 1996. They have two children.
63. Daniel Dae Kim
Actor | Insurgent
Daniel Dae Kim has made a career of creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and now, producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on "Hawaii Five-0," Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series "Lost," for which he shared ...
68. James Nguyen
Writer | Birdemic: Shock and Terror
Director James Nguyen is the founder of Moviehead.com, an online movie theater. In 2001, he produced and directed Julie and Jack - a romantic thriller about love and spirituality. In 2004, he completed a second film: Replica - a romantic thriller. Recently, James completed directing Birdemic - ...
70. Bob Misiorowski
Producer | Tombstone
Bob Misiorowski was born on November 25, 1944 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Tombstone (1993), Point of Impact (1993) and Derailed (2002). He has been married to Elise Besson Misiorowski since June 6, 2001. They have one child.
72. Steven Seagal
Actor | On Deadly Ground
Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician, and Samuel Seagal, a high school math teacher. His paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and his mother had English, German, and distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. The enigmatic ...
74. Doug Spearman
Director | Hot Guys with Guns
More than 30 plus years of experience in theater, television and film production. Doug is a writer/director/producer and actor.
In the summer of 1983 Doug started as the one and only intern/assistant producer to Charlie Rose when Charlie returned to television with his national show. Doug's ...
77. Greg Berlanti
Director | Love, Simon
WGA, DGA and Golden Globe nominated writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti, is the force behind several of the most inventive and acclaimed works of film and television.
He is the writer, director and producer behind several of the most creative and lauded television series, including ABC's "...
78. David Wain
Writer | Wet Hot American Summer
David Wain was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
He met the other members of the comedy troupe The State while a film student at NYU, where he graduated from in 1991.
As part of The State, he co-created and co-starred on their self-titled MTV sketch comedy show in the mid 90's. He then ...
Director | Nowhere Boy
Sam Taylor-Johnson was born on March 4, 1967 in London, England as Samantha Louise Taylor-Wood. She is a director and producer, known for Nowhere Boy (2009), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and Love You More (2008). She has been married to Aaron Taylor-Johnson since June 21, 2012. They have two ...
84. Kevin Tancharoen
Director | Fame
Kevin Tancharoen is a filmmaker, writer, producer and choreographer whose Mortal Kombat series revived the live action format for the franchise.
Kevin came to the attention of Warner Bros. with the stealth release of his viral video Mortal Kombat : Rebirth that re-imagined the video game franchise ...
87. Mike Mitchell
Actor | Monsters vs. Aliens
Mike Mitchell was born in Oklahoma city to parents, Robert Mitchell, and Julia Baker. He graduated from Putnam City North High School, having been deeply involved with their arts programs. He then left behind his small town and moved to Las Angeles to attend the California Institute of the Arts. ...
89. 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 was previously married to Wendy Maltby.
91. Adam McKay
Producer | The Other Guys
Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay has a comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through ...
92. Brian Robbins
Producer | Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal
Brian Robbins is President of Kids & Family Entertainment for ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, with oversight of all strategy, creative and business operations for the company's kids and young-adult focused brands including Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon ...
98. Gil Junger
Director | 10 Things I Hate About You
Gil Junger began his career in Hollywood by attending the University of Texas at Austin's Radio, TV, and Film School. After graduating, he became a gofer. He moved into directing television, and has worked on such series as Dharma & Greg (1997) and The Golden Girls (1985). He was nominated for ...
100. Jessy Terrero
Director | Nicky Jam: El Ganador
Jessy Terrero is a Dominican-American director and executive producer for music videos, branded, documentary and scripted content. Jessy's most recent project is the Spanish language limited series titled EL GANADOR for Netflix Originals starring the superstar Reggaetón recording artist, Nicky Jam....