the directors and productors who made possible the best sagas of the word

by anglezautomata | created - 16 Feb 2012 | updated - 16 Feb 2012 | Public

1. George Lucas

Writer | Star Wars

George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional racecar ...

made star wars and indiana jones in part and executive productor

2. 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, ...

made indiana jones and jurassic park in part and executive productor of transformers

3. 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,...

made the lord of the rings and productor

4. James Cameron

Writer | Avatar

James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...

made terminator in part and aliens and productor of terminator 2

5. Christopher Nolan

Writer | Interstellar

Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970, in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.

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made the new saga of batman and productor

6. Michael Bay

Producer | Armageddon

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls. His work won...

made transformers and executive productor

7. Joe Johnston

Director | Captain America: The First Avenger

Joe Johnston was born on May 13, 1950 in Austin, Texas, USA as Joseph Eggleston Johnston II. He is a director, known for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and The Rocketeer (1991).

made jurasic park 3

8. Jonathan Mostow

Director | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Jonathan Mostow was born on November 28, 1961 in Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Breakdown (1997) and U-571 (2000). He has been married to Laurie Sandell since October 7, 2018.

made terminator 3

9. McG

Director | Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

McG was born on August 9, 1968 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA as Joseph McGinty Nichol. He is known for his work on Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009) and We Are Marshall (2006).

made terminator 4

10. Irvin Kershner

Director | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Irvin Kershner was born on April 29, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A graduate of the University of Southern California film school, Kershner began his career in 1950, producing documentaries for the United States Information Service in the Middle East. He later turned to television, directing...

made star wars 5

11. Richard Marquand

Director | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Richard Marquand was born on September 22, 1937 in Llanishen, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales as Richard Alfred Marquand. He was a director and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Jagged Edge (1985) and Nowhere to Run (1993). He was married to Carol Bell and Josephine ...

made star wars 6

12. Tim Burton

Producer | Edward Scissorhands

Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was ...

made batman and batman returns and productor of batman returns and batman forever

13. 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 was a director and writer, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Batman & Robin (1997) and 8MM (1999). He died on June 22, 2020 in New York City.

made batman forever and batman and robin

14. 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 ...

made alien and prometheus and productorof prometeus

15. 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...

made alien 3

16. Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Director | Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc in 1984). At the same time he met designer/...

made alien the resurrection

17. John McTiernan

Director | Die Hard

John McTiernan was born on January 8, 1951 in Albany, New York, USA as John Campbell McTiernan Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Die Hard (1988), Rollerball (2002) and Predator (1987). He has been married to Gail Sistrunk since 2012. He was previously married to Kate Harrington, Donna ...

made predator

18. Stephen Hopkins

Producer | Lost in Space

Stephen Hopkins was born in 1958 in Jamaica. He is a producer and director, known for Lost in Space (1998), A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) and Predator 2 (1990).

made predator 2

19. Nimród Antal

Director | Kontroll

Antal was born in Los Angeles, California of Hungarian ancestry. He moved to Hungary in 1991 to study at the Hungarian Film Academy. After graduating, he went on to work in the film and television industry. In 2005, he moved back to his hometown of Los Angeles to pursue success in Hollywood.

He is ...

made predators

20. Chris Columbus

Producer | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "...

made harry potter 1 y 2 and executive productor of harry potter 1,2 and 3

21. Alfonso Cuarón

Writer | Gravity

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then ...

made harry potter 3

22. 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.

made harry potter 4

23. David Yates

Director | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

David Yates was born on October 8, 1963 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England. He is a director and producer, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and The Legend of Tarzan (2016).

made harry potter 5, 6 and 7 (splind up in two parts)

24. David Heyman

Producer | Gravity

David Heyman was born on July 26, 1961 in London, England as David Jonathan Heyman. He is a producer, known for Gravity (2013), Marriage Story (2019) and Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019). He is married to Rose Batstone Uniacke. They have one child.

productor of harry potter

25. David Barron

Producer | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

David Barron was born on February 21, 1954 in Petersfield, Hampshire, England. He is a producer and production manager, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

executive productor of harry potter 2 and 4 and productor of harry potter 5, 6, 7-1 and 7-2

26. Peter Macgregor-Scott

Producer | Batman & Robin

Peter Macgregor-Scott was born on December 28, 1947 in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. He was a producer and production manager, known for Batman & Robin (1997), Batman Forever (1995) and The Fugitive (1993). He was married to Susan Brustein. He died on October 29, 2017 in New York City, New ...

productor of batman forever and batman and robin

27. Gordon Carroll

Producer | Alien: Resurrection

Gordon Carroll was born on February 2, 1928 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Charles Gordon Carroll III. He is known for his work on Alien: Resurrection (1997), Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens (1986). He died on September 20, 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

productor of alien saga

28. David Giler

Producer | Aliens

David Giler was born as David Kevin Giler. He is a producer and writer, known for Aliens (1986), Alien³ (1992) and Alien: Resurrection (1997). He was previously married to Nancy Kwan.

productor of alien saga

29. Walter Hill

Writer | 48 Hrs.

Hill was born in Long Beach, California and educated at Mexico City College and Michigan State University. He worked in oil drilling and construction in the 60s before becoming a 2nd assistant director in 1967. He has written and co-written screenplays, including several uncredited works. He has ...

productor of alien saga

30. Rick McCallum

Producer | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

As the producer of the three Star Wars prequels - The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith - Rick McCallum has helped bring to the screen some of the most successful independent films of all time.

The global blockbusters are highlights in a career that has seen McCallum ...

productor of star wars

31. Jon Peters

Producer | A Star Is Born

Peters made his Hollywood debut in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956) as the boy on the donkey crossing the Red Sea. He went on to be a hard-case kid who spent his formative years in and out of reform school. Peters entered the family business of hairdressing at age 14. Armed with an ...

productor of batman and executive productor of batman returns

32. Frank Marshall

Producer | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Frank was born in Glendale, California to musician Jack Marshall. He entered the film world when his parents invited him to a birthday party for the daughter of directing legend John Ford in 1966. There, he met Peter Bogdanovich and soon agreed to work on his first film, Targets (1968), later ...

productor of indiana jones

33. Gale Anne Hurd

Producer | The Terminator

Gale Anne Hurd was born on October 25, 1955 in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from Stanford University, she joined New World Pictures as executive assistant to Roger Corman, the company president. She worked her way up through various administrative positions and eventually became ...

productor of aliens , terminator and executive productor of terminar 2 and 3

34. John Davis

Producer | I, Robot

John Davis was born in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is a producer and production manager, known for I, Robot (2004), Waterworld (1995) and Game Night (2018).

productor of predator saga

35. Lawrence Gordon

Producer | Lock Up

Lawrence Gordon (Producer) has been one of the entertainment industry's most prolific and successful producers in a career spanning four decades. He has been behind such timeless films as the drama "Field of Dreams," for which Gordon received a Best Picture Oscar nomination; the landmark action ...

productor of predator 1 and 2

36. Joel Silver

Producer | The Nice Guys

As flamboyant as any character in his movies, Joel Silver can be credited along with Jerry Bruckheimer as practically reinventing the action film genre in the 1980s. Born in New Jersey, he attended the New York University Film School. After college, he worked at Lawrence Gordon Pictures, earning ...

productor of predator 1 and 2

37. Emma Thomas

Producer | Inception

Emma Thomas is a British film producer, known for co-producing films such as The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010) (2010), the Dark Knight trilogy (2005-2012), Interstellar (2014) and Dunkirk (2017). She frequently collaborates with her husband, filmmaker Christopher Nolan.

She has produced all of ...

productor of the new saga of batman



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