Favorite Australian Director?

by DoctorBuster | created - 01 Sep 2015 | updated - 16 Sep 2015 | Public

Which of these following directors from down under is your personal favorite?

Discuss here

1. Andrew Dominik

Director | Chopper

Andrew Dominik was born on October 7, 1967 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is a director and writer, known for Chopper (2000), Killing Them Softly (2012) and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007).

1. Killing Them Softly

2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

3. Chopper

2. Alex Proyas

Director | Dark City

Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and ...

1. I, Robot

2. Dark City 3. The Crow

3. Baz Luhrmann

Writer | Moulin Rouge!

Baz Luhrmann is an Australian writer, director, and producer with projects spanning film, television, opera, theatre, music, and recording industries. He is regarded by many as a contemporary example of an auteur for his distinctly recognizable style and deep involvement in the writing, directing, ...

1. The Great Gatsby

2. Australia

3. Romeo + Juliet

4. 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. Driving Miss Daisy

2. Double Jeopardy 3. Breaker Morant

5. Chris Noonan

Writer | Babe

Chris Noonan was born on November 14, 1952 in Sydney, Australia as Christopher Noonan. He is a writer and director, known for Babe (1995), Stepping Out (1980) and Miss Potter (2006).

1. Babe

2. Miss Potter

3. Bulls

6. David Michôd

Writer | The Rover

David Michôd is a writer and producer, known for The Rover (2014), Animal Kingdom (2010) and War Machine (2017). He is married to Mirrah Foulkes.

1. The Rover

2. Animal Kingdom

7. Fred Schepisi

Director | Empire Falls

Fred Schepisi began his production career in the advertising world in Melbourne, Australia, where he served as head of the Film House for almost 20 years, directing both commercials and documentaries. His first feature-length film was the semi-autobiographical 'The Devil's Playground' (1976) which ...

1. Roxanne

2. Six Degrees of Separation

3. A Cry in the Dark

8. George Miller

Producer | Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and former medical doctor. He is best known for his Mad Max franchise, with Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) being hailed as amongst the greatest action films of all time. Aside from the Mad Max ...

1. Mad Max

2. Mad Max 2

3. Mad Max: Fury 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.

1. Starstruck

2. Oscar and Lucinda

3. Charlotte Gray

10. Greg McLean

Director | The Belko Experiment

After training as a fine artist, Australian writer, director, and producer Greg McLean's filmmaking career began when he created the independent horror hit, 'Wolf Creek'. The film premiered at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals before enjoying world-wide critical and commercial success. After ...

1. Rogue

2. Wolf Creek

3. Wolf Creek 2

11. Gregor Jordan

Director | Two Hands

Gregor Jordan was born in 1966 in Sale, Victoria, Australia. He is a director and actor, known for Two Hands (1999), Buffalo Soldiers (2001) and Swinger (1995).

1. Unthinkable

2. Buffalo Soldiers

3. Two Hands

12. James McTeigue

Director | V for Vendetta

James McTeigue is a director and assistant director, known for V for Vendetta (2005), The Raven (2012) and Ninja Assassin (2009).

1. V for Vendetta

2. Survivor

3. The Raven

13. James Wan

Writer | Saw

James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is an Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence (2007), Death Sentence (2007), Insidious (2010)...

1. Saw

2. Insidious

3. The Conjuring

14. Jane Campion

Writer | The Piano

Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early...

1. Bright Star

2. The Piano

3. Sweetie

15. 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. The Road

2. Lawless 3. The Proposition

16. Justin Kurzel

Director | Snowtown

Known for his bold career growth, Australian director Justin Kurzel, who, after the striking debut feature The Snowtown Murders (2011), which conquered hearts of people on many festivals, has chosen a Shakespearean adaptation (Macbeth (2015)) starring famous international film actors Michael ...

1. Snowtown

2. Macbeth

17. Peter Weir

Director | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Peter Weir was born on August 21, 1944 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Peter Lindsay Weir. He is a director and writer, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), The Way Back (2010) and Witness (1985). He has been married to Wendy Stites since 1966. They have two ...

1. The Truman Show

2. Dead Poets Society 3. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

18. Phillip Noyce

Producer | Rabbit-Proof Fence

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. Patriot Games

2. The Bone Collector 3. Clear and Present Danger

19. P.J. Hogan

Writer | Muriel's Wedding

P.J. Hogan was born on November 30, 1962 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia as Paul John Hogan. He is a writer and director, known for Muriel's Wedding (1994), The Dressmaker (2015) and Peter Pan (2003). He is married to Jocelyn Moorhouse.

1. Peter Pan (2003)

2. Unconditional Love

3. Sloth

20. Robert Luketic

Director | The Ugly Truth

Robert Luketic was born on November 1, 1973 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a director and writer, known for The Ugly Truth (2009), Killers (2010) and 21 (2008).

1. 21

2. The Ugly Truth

3. Legally Blonde

21. Rob Sitch

Producer | Frontline

Rob Sitch was born on March 17, 1962 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Robert Ian Sitch. He is a producer and writer, known for Breaking News (1994), The Hollowmen (2008) and The Dish (2000).

1. Any Questions for Ben?

2. The Dish

3. The Castle

22. Russell Mulcahy

Director | Highlander

Dynamic film/video director Russell Mulcahy was born June 23, 1953, in Melbourne, Australia. He first gained fame directing visually striking music video clips for such artists as Elton John, Duran Duran, The Buggles and Bonnie Tyler. He is also well known for feature films, starting off with the ...

1. Highlander

2. The Shadow

3. Resident Evil: Extinction

23. Scott Hicks

Director | Shine

Hicks was born in Uganda and lived in Kenya, just outside Nairobi, until the age of ten. His family then moved, first to England and, when he was 14, on to Adelaide, Australia. Hicks graduated from Flinders University of South Australia (BA Honors) in 1975 and was awarded an honorary doctorate in ...

1. Shine

2. The Lucky One

3. No Reservations

24. Simon Wincer

Director | The Phantom

Simon Wincer was born in 1943 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a director and assistant director, known for The Phantom (1996), Harlequin (1980) and Lonesome Dove (1989).

1. Free Willy

2. The Phantom

3. Quigley Down Under



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