Oscar Academy Membership Recommendations

by lucascairos | created - 30 Oct 2019 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

DIVERSITY SUGGESTIONS

1. Isabella Eklöf

Writer | Gräns

Isabella Eklöf is a director and writer, known for Border (2018), Holiday (2018) and Let the Right One In (2008).

2. Christophe Honoré

Writer | Plaire, aimer et courir vite

Christophe Honoré was born on April 10, 1970 in Carhaix-Plouguer, Finistère, France. He is a writer and director, known for Sorry Angel (2018), Love Songs (2007) and The Beautiful Person (2008).

3. João Pedro Rodrigues

Director | Morrer Como Um Homem

João Pedro Rodrigues was born in 1966 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a director and writer, known for To Die Like a Man (2009), The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012) and The Ornithologist (2016).

4. Lukas Moodysson

Writer | Fucking Åmål

Lukas Moodysson was born on January 17, 1969 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden as Karl Frederik Lukas Moodysson. He is a writer and director, known for Show Me Love (1998), Lilya 4-Ever (2002) and Together (2000). He has been married to Coco Moodysson since 1994. They have three children.

5. Bruno Dumont

Writer | P'tit Quinquin

Bruno Dumont was born on March 14, 1958 in Bailleul, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. He is a writer and director, known for Li'l Quinquin (2014), La vie de Jésus (1997) and Camille Claudel 1915 (2013).

6. Ulrich Seidl

Director | Paradies: Liebe

Ulrich Seidl was born on November 24, 1952 in Vienna, Austria. He is a director and producer, known for Paradise: Love (2012), Paradise: Faith (2012) and Goodnight Mommy (2014). He is married to Veronika Franz.

7. Gaspar Noé

Director | Climax

Gaspar Noé was born on December 27, 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and producer, known for Climax (2018), Irreversible (2002) and Enter the Void (2009).

8. Peter Greenaway

Director | The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

Peter Greenaway trained as a painter and began working as a film editor for the Central Office of Information in 1965. Shortly afterwards he started to make his own films. He has produced a wealth of short and feature-length films, but also paintings, novels and other books. He has held several ...

9. Tomasz Wasilewski

Writer | Plynace wiezowce

Born 1980. Polish scriptwriter and director. Member of European Film Academy. He graduated from Academy of Film and Television and The National Film School in Lodz. His full - length feature debut In a Bedroom (W sypialni) had it's world premiere in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2012 ...

10. Gabriel Mascaro

Writer | Boi Neon

Gabriel Mascaro (1983) is a filmmaker and visual artist from Recife, Brazil. His documentary Housemaids (Doméstica) premiered in competition at IDFA 2012 (Amsterdam). His first feature film, Ventos de agosto (August Winds), premiered in competition at Locarno in 2014 and was awarded with a special ...

11. Pierre Deladonchamps

Actor | L'inconnu du lac

Pierre Deladonchamps was born on June 1, 1978 in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. He is an actor and director, known for Stranger by the Lake (2013), Rascal (2020) and Sorry Angel (2018).

12. Ming-liang Tsai

Director | Dong

Born in Kuching, Malaysia, he graduated from the Drama and Cinema Department of the Chinese Cultural University of Taiwan and worked as a theatrical producer and TV director. His second feature film, Vive L'Amour (1994), won the Golden Lion (best picture) at the 1994 Venice Film Festival. His ...

13. Cãlin Peter Netzer

Producer | Pozitia copilului

Calin Peter Netzer was born on the 1st May 1975 in Petrosani [Petroschen], Romania. His family belongs to the Transylvanian Saxons, a cultural minority of German descent who lives since generations in Romania. He was raised mainly in Cluj [Klausenburg]. Netzer's father was a dentist and emigrated ...

14. Larry Clark

Director | Bully

Was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (1943). Son of Frances Clark (baby photographer) and Lewis Clark. Graduated from Central High school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Attended Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Studied under Walter Sheffer and Gerard Bakker. Film debut was the movie Kids (1995). He was ...

15. Olivier Ducastel

Director | Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau

Olivier Ducastel was born on February 23, 1962 in Lyon, France. He is known for his work on Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (2016), The Adventures of Felix (2000) and Côte d'Azur (2005).

16. Joe Swanberg

Actor | You're Next

Joe Swanberg was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1981. He moved around quite a bit growing up, even spending two years on an island in the Pacific Ocean named Kwajalein. He studied film production at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he developed an interest in emerging video technology ...

17. Louis Garrel

Actor | The Dreamers

Louis Garrel was born on June 14, 1983 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for The Dreamers (2003), Little Women (2019) and Love Songs (2007). He has been married to Laetitia Casta since June 10, 2017. He was previously married to Golshifteh Farahani.

18. Lars Eidinger

Actor | Clouds of Sils Maria

Lars Eidinger, born in Berlin, studied at the prestigious Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin.

Since 1999 he has been an ensemble member at the Berliner Schaubühne. His portrayals of Hamlet and Richard III. in the productions of Thomas Ostermeier were internationally acclaimed and made him...

19. Urszula Antoniak

Writer | Nothing Personal

Urszula Antoniak was born in 1968 in Czestochowa, Slaskie, Poland. She is a writer and director, known for Nothing Personal (2009), Nude Area (2014) and Beyond Words (2017). She was previously married to Jacek Lenartowicz.

20. Nahuel Pérez Biscayart

Actor | Glue

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart was born on March 6, 1986 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina. He is an actor and director, known for Glue (2006), BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017) and All Yours (2014).

21. Helmut Berger

Actor | The Godfather: Part III

Helmut Berger - Austrian born film actor, mostly known for starring in Luchino Visconti's films, which are now considered modern classics. Born Helmut Steinberger in Salzburg in 1944, he turned down a prospect of running a family hotel business and went to London where he worked as waiter to pay ...

22. Rui Poças

Cinematographer | Zama

Rui Poças was born on December 4, 1966 in Porto, Portugal. He is known for his work on Zama (2017), Good Manners (2017) and Tabu (2012).

23. Sébastien Lifshitz

Director | Wild Side

Sébastien Lifshitz was born on January 21, 1968 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Wild Side (2004), Little Girl (2020) and Adolescents (2019).

24. Wagner Moura

Actor | Tropa de Elite

Moura was born in Salvador, a city located in Northeast Region of Brazil, but grew up in the small town of Rodelas, Bahia. His mother, Alderiva, was a housewife, and his father, José Moura, was a Sergeant in the Brazilian Air Force. At the age of 13, he moved with his family to Salvador, Bahia.

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25. Julio Medem

Director | Lucía y el sexo

Julio Medem was born in San Sebastian in northern Spain. As a teenager Medem made short movies with a super-8 camera owned by his father. Some of those films are "El ciego" (1976), "El jueves pasado" (1977) and "Fideos" (1979.) Wanting to know more about the darkest corners of the human mind, Medem...

26. Gaspard Ulliel

Actor | Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Gaspard Ulliel's dream has always been to direct a movie, and after completing his studies at the lycée (French high school), he majored in cinema at the University of Saint-Denis. However, fate had other plans, and he is currently pursuing an acting career. It began when Ulliel was 12 years old ...

27. Cláudio Assis

Director | Baixio das Bestas

Cláudio Assis was born on December 19, 1959 in Caruaru, Pernambuco, Brazil. He is a director and actor, known for Bog of Beasts (2006), Rat Fever (2011) and Mango Yellow (2002).

28. Nadav Lapid

Director | Synonymes

Nadav Lapid was born in 1975 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is a director and writer, known for Synonyms (2019), The Kindergarten Teacher (2014) and Policeman (2011).

29. Fernando León de Aranoa

Writer | A Perfect Day

Fernando León de Aranoa was born on May 26, 1968 in Madrid, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for A Perfect Day (2015), Mondays in the Sun (2002) and Familia (1996).

30. Hilton Lacerda

Writer | Tatuagem

Hilton Lacerda was born in 1965 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. He is a writer and director, known for Tattoo (2013), Rat Fever (2011) and Estamos Juntos (2011).

31. Bret Easton Ellis

Writer | American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis was born on March 7, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for American Psycho (2000), Less Than Zero (1987) and The Canyons (2013).

32. Francis Lee

Director | God's Own Country

Francis Lee is a writer and director.

Born on his family's farm in Soyland, West Yorkshire.

After secondary education at Ryburn Valley High School in Sowerby Bridge and Wakefield District College he studied at Rose Bruford College of Speach and Drama.

Before film making Francis worked extensively in ...

33. Malgorzata Szumowska

Director | W imie...

One of the most prominent Polish directors of today, Malgorzata Szumowska was born in Kraków in 1973. She's been directing, writing and producing feature and documentary films and has received numerous awards at international and Polish film festivals. After two noticed shorts, her first feature ...

34. Luis Ortega

Director | Caja negra

Luis Ortega was born on July 12, 1980 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Luis Ortega Salazar. He is a director and writer, known for Black Box (2002), El Angel (2018) and Dromómanos (2012).

35. Gaël Morel

Director | Le clan

Gaël Morel was born on September 25, 1972 in Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, France. He is a director and writer, known for Three Dancing Slaves (2004), Wild Reeds (1994) and Under Another Sky (2002).

36. Eytan Fox

Writer | Ha-Buah

Eytan Fox is one of Israel's leading directors. His films-among them Yossi & Jagger, Walk on Water, The Bubble, Yossi and Cupcakes-have been released theatrically in over 30 countries and have won 28 international awards, including from the Berlin Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and the ...

37. Paul Vecchiali

Director | Once More

Paul Vecchiali was born on April 28, 1930 in Ajaccio, Corsica, France. He is a director and writer, known for Once More (1988), Drugstore Romance (1979) and Les sept déserteurs ou La guerre en vrac (2017).

38. Charlie Hunnam

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Charles Matthew Hunnam was born on April 10, 1980 in Newcastle, England, to Jane (Bell), a business owner, and William Hunnam, a scrap metal merchant. At 18 years of age, he made a guest appearance in popular TV series Byker Grove (1989).

He gained fame in Britain thanks to his television role as ...

39. Rúnar Rúnarsson

Director | Eldfjall

Rúnar Rúnarsson was born on January 20, 1977 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He is a director and producer, known for Volcano (2011), Sparrows (2015) and Echo (2019).

40. Denis Côté

Director | Curling

Denis Côté was born on November 16, 1973 in New Brunswick, Canada. He is a director and writer, known for Curling (2010), Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (2013) and Drifting States (2005).

41. Tony Gatlif

Director | Korkoro

Tony Gatlif was born on September 10, 1948 in Algiers, Alger, France as Michel Dahmani. He is a director and writer, known for Korkoro (2009), Vengo (2000) and The Crazy Stranger (1997).

42. Louise Vesth

Producer | Melancholia

Producer Louise Vesth (b. 1973). Has a BA in economics and graduated from the producing programme at The National Film School of Denmark in 2001. Since 2001 she has worked as a producer with the Danish film company, Zentropa.

Louise Vesth has had long term collaborations with directors like ...

43. Stina Werenfels

Director | Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern

Stina Werenfels was born in 1964 in Basel, Switzerland. She is a director and writer, known for Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents (2015), Going Private (2006) and Pastry, Pain and Politics (1998).

44. Michael Rowe

Director | Año bisiesto

Michael Rowe is a director and writer, known for Leap Year (2010), Early Winter (2015) and The Well (2013).

45. Lene Børglum

Producer | The Neon Demon

Lene Borglum joined Zentropa right after it was founded in 1992, and was one of the key persons and co owner of the company for 15 years until 2007 when she left to start up on her own. Borglum was deeply involved in the development of Zentropa from its very start till its state in 2007 as a major ...

46. Veronika Franz

Writer | Ich seh, Ich seh

Veronika Franz was born in 1965 in Vienna, Austria. She is a writer and director, known for Goodnight Mommy (2014), The Lodge (2019) and The Field Guide to Evil (2018).

47. Veiko Õunpuu

Writer | Sügisball

Veiko Õunpuu (born 16 March 1972 in Saaremaa) is an Estonian film director and screenwriter who is best known for his artistic movies Autumn Ball (Sügisball, 2007) and The Temptation of St. Tony (Püha Tõnu kiusamine, 2009). Õunpuu's films are usually slow paced artistic movies with eccentric ...

48. Matthias Schoenaerts

Actor | De rouille et d'os

Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His mother, Dominique Wiche, was a costume designer, translator and French teacher, and his father was actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his film debut at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film Daens (1992), ...

49. May el-Toukhy

Director | Dronningen

May el-Toukhy was born on August 17, 1977 in Charlottenlund, Denmark. She is a director and writer, known for Queen of Hearts (2019), Long Story Short (2015) and Stereo (2001).

50. Lorenzo Vigas

Producer | Desde allá

Lorenzo Vigas was born in Mérida, Venezuela in 1967. He graduated in Molecular Biology from the University of Tampa, Florida. In 1995 he moved to New York City to study film at NYU. In 1998 he returned to Venezuela to direct the documentary series "Expedition". From 1999 to 2001 he worked with ...

51. Mathieu Amalric

Actor | Le scaphandre et le papillon

Mathieu Amalric was born on October 25, 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is an actor and director, known for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Munich (2005).

52. Szabolcs Hajdu

Director | Bibliothèque Pascal

Szabolcs Hajdu was born on January 26, 1972 in Debrecen, Hungary. He is an actor and director, known for Bibliothèque Pascal (2010), It's Not the Time of My Life (2016) and White Palms (2006).

53. Clemens Schick

Actor | Casino Royale

Clemens Schick was born on February 15, 1972 in Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is an actor, known for Casino Royale (2006), Point Break (2015) and Enemy at the Gates (2001).

54. Hlynur Pálmason

Director | Vinterbrødre

Hlynur Pálmason was born in 1984 in Hornafjörður, Iceland. He is a director and writer, known for Winter Brothers (2017), A White, White Day (2019) and A Painter (2013).

55. Christina Voros

Cinematographer | The Ladies

Christina Voros is known for her work on The Ladies (2007), Ma (2019) and 127 Hours (2010).

56. Jérémie Renier

Actor | In Bruges

Jérémie Renier was born on January 6, 1981 in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for In Bruges (2008), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and My Way (2012).

57. Leos Carax

Director | Holy Motors

Leos Carax made several short films and also wrote film criticism, then at the age of 24 years made a very strong first feature Boy Meets Girl (1984). The film played at the 1984 Cannes film festival and was a critical triumph. It paved the way for Carax's second feature Bad Blood (1986) (Bad Blood...

58. Jürgen Vogel

Actor | Die Welle

Jürgen Vogel was born on April 29, 1968 in Hamburg, West Germany as Jürgen Peter Vogel. He is an actor and producer, known for The Wave (2008), The Free Will (2006) and Little Sharks (1992).

59. Romain Duris

Actor | De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté

Appealing actor Romain Duris is the exact example of those who arrived in the movie industry by chance, and to stardom without really desiring it. Discovered by a casting director while he was waiting in front of a high school in Paris, he was offered a role. Between popular successes such as Le p&...

60. Élodie Bouchez

Actress | Les roseaux sauvages

Élodie Bouchez was born on April 5, 1973 in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. She is an actress, known for Wild Reeds (1994), The Dreamlife of Angels (1998) and CQ (2001). She is married to Thomas Bangalter. They have two children.

61. Jean-Marc Barr

Actor | Le grand bleu

Jean-Marc Barr was born on September 27, 1960 in Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Blue (1988), Lovers (1999) and American Translation (2011).

62. Trine Dyrholm

Actress | Dronningen

Trine Dyrholm was born on April 15, 1972 in Odense, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Queen of Hearts (2019), Love Is All You Need (2012) and In a Better World (2010).

63. Abel Ferrara

Director | Bad Lieutenant

Born in the Bronx, Ferrara started making amateur films on Super 8 in his teens before making his debut with violent exploitation films such as 'Driller Killer' and 'Ms.45'. Good reviews for the latter helped create his cult reputation, leading to larger budgets, studio funding and 'name' actors (...

64. Karl Glusman

Actor | Love

Karl Glusman was born in 1988 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Love (2015), The Neon Demon (2016) and Nocturnal Animals (2016). He has been married to Zoë Kravitz since June 29, 2019.

65. Sandra Hüller

Actress | Toni Erdmann

Sandra Hüller was born in Suhl. She studied acting at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. For her performance of Anneliese Michel in Hans-Christian Schmid's drama Requiem she won The Silver Bear for Best Actress. She is internationally known for her starring role in Maren Ade's Toni...

67. Hagar Ben-Asher

Actress | The Slut

Hagar Ben-Asher was born on March 10, 1979 in Hod HaSharon, Israel. She is an actress and director, known for The Slut (2011), Pathways (2007) and Dead Women Walking (2018).

68. Melvil Poupaud

Actor | Laurence Anyways

Melvil Poupaud was born on January 26, 1973 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for Laurence Anyways (2012), Time to Leave (2005) and Speed Racer (2008).

70. Weiwei Ai

Director | Vivos

Ai Weiwei is renowned for making strong aesthetic statements that resonate with timely phenomena across today's geopolitical world. From architecture to installations, social media to documentaries, Ai uses a wide range of mediums as expressions of new ways for his audiences to examine society and ...

72. Damien Bonnard

Actor | Les misérables

Damien Bonnard was born on July 22, 1978 in Alès, Gard, France. He is an actor, known for Les Misérables (2019), Dunkirk (2017) and Staying Vertical (2016).

73. Travis Mathews

Director | Interior. Leather Bar.

Travis Mathews is a writer/director/editor. Informed with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a background in documentary, Mathews is a self-taught filmmaker based in San Francisco.

In 2009 he started an ongoing documentary series called "In Their Room" about gay men and their bedrooms as ...

75. Emmanuel Chaumet

Producer | Victoria

Emmanuel Chaumet is a producer and actor, known for Victoria (2016), Age of Panic (2013) and La fille du 14 juillet (2013).

76. Félix Maritaud

Actor | Sauvage

Félix Maritaud was born on December 12, 1992 in Nevers, Nièvre, France. He is an actor, known for Sauvage / Wild (2018), Knife + Heart (2018) and BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017).

78. Manuel Alberto Claro

Cinematographer | Melancholia

Manuel Alberto Claro was born on April 3, 1970 in Santiago de Chile, Chile. He is known for his work on Melancholia (2011), The House That Jack Built (2018) and Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013).

80. Kerry Fox

Actress | Shallow Grave

Kerry Fox was born on July 30, 1966 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an actress and writer, known for Shallow Grave (1994), Bright Star (2009) and An Angel at My Table (1990). She is married to Alexander Linklater. They have two children.

81. André Téchiné

Writer | Les roseaux sauvages

André Téchiné was born on March 13, 1943 in Valence, Tarn-et-Garonne, France. He is a writer and director, known for Wild Reeds (1994), Rendez-vous (1985) and The Witnesses (2007).

82. Morten Højbjerg

Editor | Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

Morten Højbjerg is an award-winning editor who has strengthened many projects across film and television. His most notable work includes editing Netflix's The Crown starring Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson and Helena Bonham Carter, Amazon's Hanna starring Esme Creed-Miles and Joel Kinnaman, and ...

83. Benoît Quainon

Producer | L'inconnu du lac

Graduated from La Fémis (17th promotion, production department)

85. Ariane Labed

Actress | Assassin's Creed

Ariane Labed (born 8 May 1984) is a Greek-born French actress and film director. She is best known for her feature film debut in Attenberg, for which she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress, and appearing in Helen Edmundson's film Mary Magdalene in 2018.

Born to French parents, Ariane Labed lived her...

86. Matt Bomer

Actor | In Time

Matthew Staton Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, to Elizabeth Macy (Staton) and John O'Neill Bomer IV, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick. Matt was raised in Spring, Texas, and educated at Klein High School, near Houston. After school, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in...

87. Stéphane Batut

Director | Vif-argent

Stéphane Batut is known for his work on Burning Ghost (2019), Le rappel des oiseaux (2014) and Passion of Mind (2000).

88. Matthias Glasner

Director | Der freie Wille

Matthias Glasner was born on January 20, 1965 in Hamburg, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for The Free Will (2006), The Meds (1995) and Sexy Sadie (1996).

89. Adina Pintilie

Director | Touch Me Not

Adina Pintilie was born on January 12, 1980 in Bucharest, Romania as Adina-Elena Pintilie. She is a director and writer, known for Touch Me Not (2018), Don't Get Me Wrong (2007) and Sandpit #186 (2009).

91. Andrew Ahn

Director | Spa Night

Andrew Ahn is a director and producer, known for Spa Night (2016), Andy (2010) and Driveways (2019).

92. Antony Cordier

Director | Douches froides

Antony Cordier is a director and writer, known for Cold Showers (2005), Four Lovers (2010) and Beau comme un camion (2000).

93. Rosa von Praunheim

Director | Anita: Tänze des Lasters

Rosa von Praunheim was born on November 25, 1942 in Riga, Latvia as Holger Bernhard Bruno Mischwitzky. He is a director and writer, known for Anita: Dances of Vice (1987), Horror Vacui (1984) and Tough Love (2015). He was previously married to Carla Egerer.

95. Carloto Cotta

Actor | Diamantino

Carloto Cotta, b. 1984, Paris, France. Cotta studied at EPTC in Cascais (2000-2004) and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los Angeles (2014). Recently, he starred in Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt's Diamantino (Best Actor Golden Globes Portugal 2019 Winner and Grand Prix at ...

96. Maurizio Braucci

Writer | Gomorra

Maurizio Braucci was born in 1966 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He is a writer, known for Gomorrah (2008), Martin Eden (2019) and Piranhas (2019).

97. Lucía Carreras

Writer | Tamara y la Catarina

Lucía Carreras is a writer and director, known for Tamara and the Ladybug (2016), Missing Dad (2011) and The Greatest House in the World (2015).

98. Anders Refn

Editor | Antichrist

Anders Refn was born on April 8, 1944 in Denmark. He is known for his work on Antichrist (2009), Breaking the Waves (1996) and Max Manus: Man of War (2008).



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