Oscar Academy Membership Recommendations

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1. 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.

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. 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.

4. 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).

5. Wash Westmoreland

Director | Still Alice

Hailing from Leeds, England, Westmoreland earned his college degree in Politics at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and soon after moved to America to pursue filmmaking. His most recent film, "Still Alice," starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin and Kate Bosworth, saw Moore ...

6. 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), Irréversible (2002) and Enter the Void (2009).

7. 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), The Life of Jesus (1997) and Camille Claudel 1915 (2013).

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. 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).

10. 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), Beyond Words (2017) and Code Blue (2011). She was previously married to Jacek Lenartowicz.

11. Tomasz Wasilewski

Director | 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 ...

12. 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. Cláudio Assis

Director | A Febre do Rato

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

15. 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 ...

16. 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 ...

17. Fernando León de Aranoa

Writer | Los lunes al sol

Fernando León de Aranoa was born on May 26, 1968 in Madrid, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for Mondays in the Sun (2002), A Perfect Day (2015) and Barrio (1998).

18. 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. Her movies have received many awards, for example Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival for "33 Scenes from Life" or...

19. Eytan Fox

Writer | Ha-Buah

What is it like to be young in Israel, particularly in the "bubble" called Tel-Aviv? How can you be gay in this country, even in the macho Army named Tzahal? How can you fall in love in a tiny tension-filled country? Can you consider the Palestinians as friends rather than enemies? All these are ...

20. 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).

21. Gabriel Mascaro

Writer | Divino Amor

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 ...

22. 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...

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), Bambi (2013) and Les Invisibles (2012).

24. 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).

25. 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).

26. Joe Swanberg

Writer | Easy

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 ...

27. 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).

28. Hlynur Palmason

Director | Hvítur, hvítur dagur

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

29. Stina Werenfels

Director | Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern

Earned a degree in Pharmacology and later started working as a freelance journalist and screenwriter. In 1991 she enrolled in the graduate program of film and television at New York University.

30. 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 ...

31. May el-Toukhy

Director | Dronningen

May el-Toukhy is a director and writer, known for Queen of Hearts (2019), Long Story Short (2015) and Stereo (2001).

32. Alexandros Avranas

Director | Miss Violence

Alexander Avranas, born in Larissa in 1977. He started studied sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1998-2001) and then he continued at the Universitat der Kunste Berlin. With his first film "Without" he win seven awards at the 49th Film Festival of Thesaloniki and suggested for the Best ...

33. 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 ...

34. 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), Love Songs (2007) and A Faithful Man (2018). He has been married to Laetitia Casta since June 10, 2017. He was previously married to Golshifteh Farahani.

35. Olivier Ducastel

Director | Drôle de Félix

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

36. 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), Sorry Angel (2018) and A Kid (2016).

37. 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).

38. 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 ...

39. 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).

40. 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).

41. Christina Voros

Cinematographer | The Ladies

Christina Voros is known for her work on The Ladies (2007), 127 Hours (2010) and Kink (2013).

42. Rui Poças

Cinematographer | Frankie

Rui Poças was born on December 4, 1966 in Porto, Portugal. He is known for his work on Frankie (2019), Zama (2017) and Good Manners (2017).

43. 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).

44. 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), ...

45. 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 Life is All You Get (1997).

46. 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&...

47. 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.

48. Lene Børglum

Producer | Only God Forgives

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 ...

49. 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).

50. 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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51. 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...

52. 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 (...

53. Pascal Arnold

Writer | Being Light

Pascal Arnold is a writer and producer, known for Being Light (2001), American Translation (2011) and Lovers (1999).

54. Louise Vesth

Producer | Melancholia

Producer Louise Vesth (b. 1973). Graduated from the producing programme at The National Film School of Denmark in 2001 and has since worked as a producer at Zentropa and are member of the board. Louise Vesth also holds a BA in economics.

International film productions have always had Louise Vesth's ...

55. Shia LaBeouf

Actor | Transformers

Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. His mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his father has Cajun (French) ancestry. His parents are divorced. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around ...

57. 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 ...

58. 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).

59. 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 director, known for American Psycho (2000), Less Than Zero (1987) and The Canyons (2013).

60. 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).

62. Weiwei Ai

Director | Human Flow

Weiwei Ai was born on August 28, 1957 in Beijing, China. He is a director and producer, known for Human Flow (2017), The Rest (2019) and Ai Weiwei's Appeal ¥15,220,910.50 (2014). He is married to Lu Qing.

63. 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 Cartola, the Samba Legend (2007).

65. Damien Bonnard

Actor | Dunkirk

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

66. 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 ...

68. Emmanuel Chaumet

Producer | Victoria

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

69. 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).

70. Matheus Nachtergaele

Actor | Cidade de Deus

Matheus Nachtergaele was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1969. He is one of the best young Brazilian actor at the moment. He showed his talent in many beautiful roles, both in cinema and television. For the TV he workes in the TV series "Hilda Furacao" in the role of the transexual Cintura Fina, in ...

72. 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), Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013) and The House That Jack Built (2018).

74. 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.

75. Christian Slater

Actor | True Romance

Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969 in New York City, to Michael Hawkins, a well-known soap actor, and Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton), a casting agent. Christian started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera The Edge of Night (1956) in 1976 at the age of 7. He ...

76. Morten Højbjerg

Editor | Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

Morten Højbjerg was born on October 31, 1975 in Denmark. He is known for his work on Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013), Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013) and After the Wedding (2006).

77. Benoît Quainon

Producer | L'inconnu du lac

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

79. Charlie Hunnam

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

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

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

80. Stéphane Batut

Director | Le rappel des oiseaux

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

81. Tinto Brass

Director | La vacanza

Giovanni Brass was born on 26 March 1933 into the family of a famous artist, Italico Brass, who was his grandfather. Italico gave his grandson a nickname "Tintoretto," which Giovanni later adapted into his cinematic name, Tinto Brass.

Tinto inherited his grandfather's artistic skills, but he applied...

82. Taavi Eelmaa

Actor | Kass kukub käppadele

Taavi Eelmaa was born on June 15, 1971 in Tallinn, Estonian SSR, USSR. He is an actor and writer, known for Kass kukub käppadele (1999), Tabamata ime (2006) and 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero (2011).

83. Pio Marmaï

Actor | Toute première fois

Marmaï Pio, born 13 July 1984 in Strasbourg, is a French actor. Coming from an artistic background (his mother is a former costume designer at the Strasbourg Opera and his father emigrated Italian designer is), Pio Marmaï followed the course of the Scuola Commedia dell'Arte Antonio Fava, The ...

85. 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).

86. Manuel Marmier

Director | Kiko's Saint

Manuel Marmier is known for his work on Kiko's Saints (2019), Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (2016) and Don't Look Down (2019).

88. Maurizio Braucci

Writer | Gomorra

Maurizio Braucci was born in 1966 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He is a writer, known for Gomorrah (2008), Piranhas (2019) and Black Souls (2014).

89. Pierre Deschamps

Editorial_department | Jackie

Pierre Deschamps is an editor and director, known for Jackie (2016), Noma My Perfect Storm (2015) and Beyond the Tryline (2016).

90. Christophe Paou

Actor | L'inconnu du lac

Christophe Paou was born on February 25, 1969 in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France as Christophe Henri Maurice Paou. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Stranger by the Lake (2013), Le Chef (2012) and Les magasins ne réfléchissent pas la nuit (2009).

91. Kieran O'Brien

Actor | 9 Songs

Born in Lancashire, England, Kieran O'Brien first rose to prominence as a child star on the BBC series Gruey (1988). He then enjoyed further success with a recurring role on the ITV series Children's Ward (1989). O'Brien continued acting into his adulthood, appearing regularly in Coronation Street ...

92. James Ransone

Actor | Sinister

James Ransone attended Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, Maryland from 1993-1997. The school is a "magnet school" that allows students to specialize in subjects such as theater, dance, writing, fine arts, and film as well as all the required academic classes. Ransone specialized in ...

93. Gaël Morel

Writer | Le clan

Gaël Morel was born on September 25, 1972 in Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, France. He is a writer and director, known for Three Dancing Slaves (2004), Wild Reeds (1994) and Les chemins de l'oued (2002).

94. Matt Bomer

Actor | The Normal Heart

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...

95. 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).

96. 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).

97. Mircea Postelnicu

Actor | Ana, mon amour

Mircea Postelnicu was born on May 27, 1987 in Bucarest, Romania. He is an actor, known for Ana, mon amour (2017), Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2010) and Apostolul Bologa (2018).

98. Wolfgang Thaler

Cinematographer | Ugly

100. Isabella Eklöf

Writer | Holiday

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



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