Short Guys

by majfoalbkeopaza | created - 09 Apr 2019 | updated - 4 days ago | Public

1. Buster Keaton

Actor | The General

Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ...

Cops (1922) - 5/1/2018

2. Charles Chaplin

Writer | The Great Dictator

Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...

3. 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 ...

4. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...

5. 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 ...

6. Luis Buñuel

Writer | Belle de jour

The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the ...

7. Walt Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...

8. Terry Gilliam

Writer | Brazil

Terry Gilliam was born near Medicine Lake, Minnesota. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of MAD magazine. In his early twenties he was often stopped by the police who suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising. In ...

9. D.W. Griffith

Director | The Birth of a Nation

David Wark Griffith was born in rural Kentucky to Jacob "Roaring Jake" Griffith, a former Confederate Army colonel and Civil War veteran. Young Griffith grew up with his father's romantic war stories and melodramatic nineteenth-century literature that were to eventually shape his movies. In 1897 ...

10. Tex Avery

Director | A Wild Hare

Tex Avery was a descendant of Judge Roy Bean and Daniel Boone, but all his grandma ever told him about it was "Don't ever mention you are kin to Roy Bean. He's a no good skunk!!" After graduating from North Dallas High School in 1927, Avery moved to Southern California in 1929 and got a job in the ...

11. Saul Bass

Director | Why Man Creates

Saul Bass was born in New York City in 1920 and is a widely acclaimed graphic designer with a career spanning over 40 years. Among his most famous works are the title sequences for such classic films as The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), North by Northwest (1959), and Psycho (1960). Bass used his ...

12. Seth Green

Actor | Robot Chicken

Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job (2003), Without a Paddle (2004), Party Monster (2003), Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Old Dogs (2009) and dozens more, including starring roles in Sexy Evil Genius (2013), The Story of Luke...

13. Todd Haynes

Director | Far from Heaven

Todd Haynes was always interested in art, and made amateur movies and painted while he was still a child. He attended Brown university and majored in art and semiotics. After he graduated he moved to New York City and made the controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987). ...

14. Robert Rodriguez

Producer | El mariachi

Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent.

Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York (1981), none ...

15. Chris Marker

Writer | Twelve Monkeys

Chris Marker was born on July 29, 1921 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve. He was a director and writer, known for 12 Monkeys (1995), Sans Soleil (1983) and Third Side of the Coin (1960). He died on July 29, 2012 in Paris, France.

La jetée (1962) - 3/10/2020

16. Nash Edgerton

Stunts | Mr Inbetween

Nash Edgerton was born on January 19, 1973 in Australia. He is known for his work on Mr Inbetween (2018), Gringo (2018) and The Square (2008).

Spider (2007) - 8/15/2017 Bear (2011) - 8/22/2017

17. Chuck Jones

Actor | Gremlins

Starting as a cel washer, Chuck Jones worked his way up to animator and then director at the animation division of Warner Bros. He is famous for creating such beloved cartoon characters as Wile E. Coyote, Henery Hawk, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Ralph Wolf, Road Runner, Sam Sheepdog, Sniffles,...

18. John Lasseter

Writer | Toy Story 2

Although born in Hollywood John and his twin sister, Johanna were raised in Wittier near Los Angeles. His parents were Jewell Mae (Risley), an art teacher, and Paul Eual Lasseter, a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership. His mother's profession contributed to his interest in animation and ...

Luxo Jr. (1986) - 9/22/2020

19. William K.L. Dickson

Cinematographer | Sandow

Born in France to British parents, William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson stayed in that country until age 19, when he, his mother and sisters (their father had died sometime before) returned to Great Britain. Once there, Dickson--in an early indication of his lifelong fascination with science and ...

20. Bill Melendez

Producer | A Charlie Brown Christmas

Bill Melendez was born on November 15, 1916 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico as José Cuauhtémoc Meléndez. He is known for his work on A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) and Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1974). He was married to Helen Antionette Huhn. He died on...

21. James Algar

Director | The African Lion

James Algar studied at Stanford where he developed his skills as a cartoonist by drawing for the university's satirical magazine, The Chaparral. He joined the Disney Organisation in 1934, initially as animator. He directed the classic "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of Fantasia (1940), as well as ...

22. Roger Allers

Director | The Lion King

Roger Allers was born on June 29, 1949 in Rye, New York, USA as Roger Charles Allers. He is known for his work on The Lion King (1994), Aladdin (1992) and Beauty and the Beast (1991). He has been married to Leslee Allers since 1965. They have two children.

23. Leonid Amalrik

Director | Kino-tsirk

Leonid Amalrik was buried at the Pyatnitsky cemetery in Moscow.

24. Mark Andrews

Writer | Brave

Mark Andrews was born on September 12, 1968 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Mark Elliott Andrews. He is known for his work on Brave (2012), John Carter (2012) and The Iron Giant (1999).

25. Drew Antzis

Editor | The Landlord

Drew Antzis is an editor and director, known for The Landlord (2007), Coma (2009) and In the Market: Organic Love Story (2012). He is married to Tamara Bick.

26. Andrea Arnold

Director | American Honey

Andrea Arnold was born on April 5, 1961 in Dartford, Kent, England as Andrea Patricia Arnold. She is an actress and director, known for American Honey (2016), Fish Tank (2009) and Red Road (2006).

Wasp (2003) - 5/26/2020

27. Joseph Barbera

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

Joseph Roland Barbera was an American animator, film director, and television producer. He was the co-founder of the company Hanna-Barbera, with his longtime partner William Hanna.

Barbera was born in an Italian-American family. His parents were barbershop-owner Vincent Barbera (1889-1965) and ...

28. Alan Barillaro

Director | Piper

Alan Barillaro is known for his work on Piper (2016), WALL·E (2008) and Incredibles 2 (2018).

Piper (2016) - 3/7/2017

29. Cordell Barker

Animation_department | Strange Invaders

Cordell Barker was born in 1956 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is known for his work on Strange Invaders (2001), Runaway (2009) and The Cat Came Back (1988).

30. Jules Bass

Producer | The Hobbit

Producer, author, and composer, educated at NYU. Until 1960, he worked at a New York advertising agency, and then co-founded a film production company in New York. He joined ASCAP in 1963 and collaborated musically with Edward Thomas and James Polack. His popular-song works include "Pinocchio," "...

31. James Blue

Director | A Few Notes on Our Food Problem

James Blue was born on October 10, 1930. He was a director and assistant director, known for A Few Notes on Our Food Problem (1968), Les oliviers de la justice (1962) and Invisible City: The Houston Housing Crisis (1978). He died on June 14, 1980 in Buffalo, New York, USA.

The March (1964) - 7/7/2020

32. Bong Joon Ho

Writer | Snowpiercer

Bong Joon Ho was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and producer, known for Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017) and Parasite (2019).

33. Willard Bowsky

Animation_department | Gulliver's Travels

Motion picture animator best known for his contributions to the Popeye the Sailor cartoons of the 1930s. Born in New York City, Bowsky joined the Fleischer Studios in the late 1920s and quickly became one of its star artists, winning promotion to animator at age 23. His drawing skills and ...

34. Stan Brakhage

Director | The Loom

Stan Brakhage was born on January 14, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Robert Sanders. He was a director and cinematographer, known for The Loom (1986), Persian Series (2001) and The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him (2000). He was married to Marilyn Jull and Jane Brakhage. He died on March 9,...

35. Clyde Bruckman

Writer | The General

Had been out of work and was pretty much broke when he killed himself. He borrowed Buster Keaton's gun and after eating a meal that he could not pay for, shot himself. There are two stories; One says it was in the restroom of the cafe on Santa Monica Blvd, and the other story states he did it in ...

36. Rudy Burckhardt

Director | Inside Dope

Rudy Burckhardt was born on April 5, 1914 in Basel, Switzerland. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Inside Dope (1971), Pursuit of Happiness (1940) and Mounting Tension (1950). He died on August 1, 1999 in Searsmont, Maine, USA.

37. Peter Capaldi

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Nancy (Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi. His parents owned an ice cream business. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Scottish, and Irish descent. Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. After ...

38. Carlos Carrera

Director | De la infancia

With only three feature films, Carlos Carrera is considered one of the best young directors of the new Mexican cinema. He began as an animator at 12 years old and wrote, produced and directed a number of animated-shorts before filming his first live-action movie, a docummentary short titled ...

El héroe (1994) - 11/17/2020

39. Shawn Christensen

Director | Curfew

Shawn Christensen graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design. After graduating, he formed indie rock band Stellastarr* and, while on tour, wrote and sold many screenplays, including Sidney Hall (Fox Searchlight) and Karma Coalition (Warner Bros.). Stellastarr* ...

Curfew (2012) - 1/31/2017

40. René Clair

Writer | Le silence est d'or

René Clair was born on November 11, 1898 in Paris, France as René-Lucien Chomette. He was a writer and director, known for Man About Town (1947), The Grand Maneuver (1955) and Beauties of the Night (1952). He was married to Bronia Clair. He died on March 15, 1981 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, ...

Entr'acte (1924) - 4/6/2021

41. Robert Clampett

Director | Time for Beany

Born in San Diego, California, the young Robert Clampett was monumentally moved as a child by the film The Lost World (1925), inspiring him to create a sea-serpent sock-puppet that he used in puppet shows to entertain the neighborhood kids. This led him to create a stuffed Mickey Mouse toy, which ...

42. Edward F. Cline

Director | The Boat

Edward "Eddie" Cline began his career in the film business as one of the Keystone Kops. The former vaudevillian appeared sporadically in films as an actor until 1922, but became increasingly active behind the camera as a gagman and scenario writer for Mack Sennett. From 1916 he worked on a steady ...

Cops (1922) - 5/1/2018

43. George Coe

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

George Coe was born on May 10, 1929 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as George Julian Cohen. He was an actor and producer, known for Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and The Stepford Wives (1975). He was married to Susan Allsopp ...

45. Richard Condie

Animation_department | The Big Snit

Richard Condie was born in 1942 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is known for his work on The Big Snit (1985), La Salla (1996) and The Cat Came Back (1988).

46. Bruce Conner

Director | A Class Picture of the CCAC Film Class of '65 Actually Taught by Bruce Conner in the Tradition of Lumière

Bruce Conner was born in McPherson, Kansas, in 1933 and studied art at Wichita University, the University of Nebraska, the Brooklyn Art School, and the University of Colorado. Moving to San Francisco in 1957, Conner became involved with the Beatniks. He continued to live and work in San Francisco, ...

A Movie (1958) - 10/13/2020

47. Joseph Cornell

Director | The Children's Jury

Joseph Cornell was born on December 24, 1903 in Nyack, New York, USA. He was a director and writer, known for The Children's Jury (1938), The Midnight Party (1969) and Children's Party (1938). He died on December 29, 1972 in Queens, New York City, New York.

48. Maya Deren

Director | Meshes of the Afternoon

Maya Deren came to the USA in 1922 as Eleanora Derenkowsky. Together with her father Solomon Derenkowsky, a psychiatrist, and her mother Maria Fidler, an artist, she fled the pogroms organized by the Bolsheviks against the Jews. She studied journalism and political science at the Syracuse ...

49. John Dilworth

Writer | The Dirdy Birdy

John Dilworth was born on February 14, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as John R. Dilworth. He is known for his work on The Dirdy Birdy (1995), Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999) and The Chicken from Outer Space (1996).

50. Michael Dudok de Wit

Writer | La tortue rouge

Michael Dudok de Wit was born on July 15, 1953 in Abcoude, Utrecht, Netherlands. He is known for his work on The Red Turtle (2016), The Monk and the Fish (1994) and Father and Daughter (2000).

51. Heinz Dunkhase

Director | Das Programm geht weiter...

Heinz Dunkhase was born on October 12, 1928 in Hamburg, Germany. He was a director and actor, known for Das Programm geht weiter... (1961), Dinner for One (1963) and Der Schwiegermuttermörder (1963). He died on August 3, 1987 in Hamburg, West Germany.

52. Charles Eames

Director | 'Where Did You Go?' 'Out.' 'What Did You Do?' 'Nothing.'

Charles Eames was born on June 17, 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Charles Ormond Eames Jr. He was a director and writer, known for Where Did You Go?' 'Out.' 'What Did You Do?' 'Nothing. (1960), The Lick Observatory (1968) and Decorator Crab (1969). He was married to Ray Eames and Catherine ...

53. Ray Eames

Director | 'Where Did You Go?' 'Out.' 'What Did You Do?' 'Nothing.'

Ray Eames was born on December 15, 1912 in Sacramento, California, USA as Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser. She was a director and producer, known for Where Did You Go?' 'Out.' 'What Did You Do?' 'Nothing. (1960), The Lick Observatory (1968) and Decorator Crab (1969). She was married to Charles Eames. ...

54. Ralph Eggleston

Art_department | Monsters, Inc.

Ralph Eggleston was born on October 18, 1965 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He is known for his work on Monsters, Inc. (2001), WALL·E (2008) and Finding Nemo (2003).

55. Adam Elliot

Director | Mary and Max.

Grew up on a shrimp farm in southern Australia together with two brothers, one sister and two parrots. He discerned his artistic abilities at an early age and spent five years studying photography, painting, pottery etc. In 1996 he began his studies at the Victorian College of the Arts where Uncle ...

56. Robert Enrico

Director | Le vieux fusil

Robert Enrico studied in Toulon and then in Paris where he graduated from Lycée Voltaire. He later enrolled in the famous film school IDHEC where he specialized in editing and directing. Until 1956 he was an active member of the Sorbonne's medieval group "Les Théophiliens". From 1956 to 1959 he did...

57. Rob Epstein

Producer | The Celluloid Closet

Rob Epstein was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA as Robert P. Epstein. He is a producer and director, known for The Celluloid Closet (1995), Paragraph 175 (2000) and The Times of Harvey Milk (1984).

Rob has produced films that have screened worldwide, in cinemas, on television, home video and ...

End Game (2018) - 3/31/2020

58. Dave Fleischer

Director | Mr. Bug Goes to Town

Dave Fleischer was born on July 14, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA as David Fleischer. He is known for his work on Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941), Imagination (1943) and That's My Baby! (1944). He was married to Mae Schwartz and Ida Mae Sharnow. He died on June 25, 1979 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

59. Ernie Fosselius

Actor | Hardware Wars

Ernie Fosselius was born on October 23, 1945 in San Francisco, California, USA as Carl Ernst Fosselius. He is known for his work on Hardware Wars (1978), Porklips Now (1980) and Spaceballs (1987).

60. Georges Franju

Director | Les yeux sans visage

Georges Franju is a figure of immense importance in the history of French cinema, not primarily for his films (exceptional though many of these are) but for being the co-founder, with Henri Langlois, of the Cinematheque Française in 1937--France's most famous and important film archive.

He worked ...

61. Herz Frank

Director | Reiz dzivoja septini Simeoni

Herz Frank was born on January 17, 1926 in Ludza, Latvia as Gercels Franks. He was a director and writer, known for There Were Seven Simeons (1989), Flashback (2003) and The Last Judgement (1987). He died on March 3, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.

62. Friz Freleng

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

Friz Freleng was born Isadore Freleng on August 21, 1906 in Kansas City, Missouri. With no formal training in drawing, his first job as an animator was with United Film Advancement Services in 1924 at the age of 17. The first work Friz is credited with was for Disney Studios where he worked as an ...

63. Jeffrey Friedman

Producer | Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Jeffrey Friedman was born on August 24, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019), The Celluloid Closet (1995) and Howl (2010).

End Game (2018) - 3/31/2020

65. Clyde Geronimi

Director | Cinderella

Clyde Geronimi was born on June 12, 1901 in Chiavenna, Lombardy, Italy as Clito Enrico Geronimi. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and Peter Pan (1953). He died on April 24, 1989 in Newport Beach, California, USA.

66. Burt Gillett

Director | A Haunting We Will Go

Burt Gillett was an animator from the state of New York, and a notable director of animated short films. He directed about a 100 short films between 1920 and 1940, but is best remembered for directing "Three Little Pigs" (1933) for the Disney studio.

Relatively little is known about Gillett's early ...

67. Bob Gimlin

Actor | Man vs Bigfoot

Bob Gimlin is a director and actor, known for Man vs Bigfoot (2021), Patterson-Gimlin Film (1967) and The Legend of Grassman.

Bigfoot (1967) - 7/16/2019

68. Alan Gorg

Director | Hollywood Love

Alan Gorg was born on October 12, 1931 as Alan Kent Görg. He was a director and writer, known for Hollywood Love (1998), Living the Blues (1986) and Earth Spirit (2006). He was married to Gwyn Gorg. He died on July 31, 2020 in Waimea, Hawaii, USA.

Felicia (1965) - 8/3/2021

69. Milton Gray

Visual_effects | Poltergeist

Milton Gray is known for his work on Poltergeist (1982), Heavy Metal (1981) and The Simpsons (1989).

70. Alice Guy

Director | The Woman of Mystery

The world's first motion picture director, French-born Alice Guy entered the film business in 1896 as a secretary at Gaumont, a manufacturer of movie cameras and projectors who had purchased the invention from the Lumiere brothers. The next year Gaumont became the world's first motion picture ...

71. Alexander Hammid

Director | Power Among Men

Alexander Hammid was born on December 17, 1907 in Linz, Austria-Hungary as Alexander Siegfried Georg Smahel. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Power Among Men (1959), Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) and Crisis (1939). He was married to Hella Heyman and Maya Deren. He died on July 26, ...

72. David Hand

Director | Bambi

David Hand was born on January 23, 1900 in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA as David Dodd Hand. He is known for his work on Bambi (1942), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and The Cat's Nine Lives (1926). He died on October 11, 1986 in San Luis Obispo, California, USA.

73. William Hanna

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

William Hanna was an animator, film director, and television producer. He was the co-founder of the company Hanna-Barbera, with his longtime partner Joseph Barbera.

Hanna was born in an Irish-American family, son of William John Hanna (1873-1949) and his wife Avice Joyce Denby. He was born in ...

74. Herk Harvey

Director | Shake Hands with Danger

Colorado-born Herk Harvey majored in theater at Kansas University, directing and acting in stage productions and later returning to the school in a teaching capacity. He broke into the film business as an actor in some of the movies being made by Centron Corporation of Lawrence, Kansas, an ...

75. William Heise

Cinematographer | Men Boxing

William Heise was an engineer who was integral in the development of the kinetoscope for Thomas Edison, working with inventor William K.L. Dickson in the development of the device. He later became a cameraman, director and producer responsible for the creation of hundreds of short films.

In 1890, ...

The Kiss (1896) - 7/2/2019

76. Cecil M. Hepworth

Producer | Alice in Wonderland

Born in London, England, in 1874, Cecil Hepworth was one of the founders of the British film industry, directing and producing many films from 1898 into the late 1920s. Developing an early interest in films from following his father on lecture tours about the magic-lantern, he patented several ...

77. Don Hertzfeldt

Animation_department | World of Tomorrow

Don Hertzfeldt was born on August 1, 1976 in Fremont, California, USA as Donald Charles Hertzfeldt. He is known for his work on World of Tomorrow (2015), It's Such a Beautiful Day (2011) and The Simpsons (1989).

78. George Holliday

Malcolm X

George Holliday was born in June 1960 in Canada. He is known for his work on Malcolm X (1992), Rodney King Beating Video (1991) and Outcry L.A. (1993). He was married to Maria. He died on September 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

79. James W. Horne

Director | The Bull's Eye

He worked at a number of studios in the early 1920s and directed Buster Keaton's successful 'College' in 1927 before arriving at Hal Roach studios in 1928 where the following year he directed Laurel and Hardy's 'Big Business'and the following year their sound film 'Chickens Come Home' In 1931 he ...

Big Business (1929) - 12/29/2020

80. Byron Howard

Director | Zootopia

Byron Howard was born on December 26, 1968 in Misawa, Japan as Byron P. Howard. He is known for his work on Zootopia (2016), Tangled (2010) and Bolt (2008).

81. John Hubley

Animation_department | Of Stars and Men

John Hubley was born on May 21, 1914 in Marinette, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Of Stars and Men (1962), The Hole (1962) and A Doonesbury Special (1977). He was married to Faith Hubley and Claudia Ross. He died on February 21, 1977 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

The Hole (1962) - 11/12/2019

82. Ub Iwerks

Visual_effects | The Birds

Ub Iwerks worked as a commercial artist in Kansas City in 1919 when he met Walt Disney who was in the same profession. When Disney decided to form an animation company, Ub Iwerks was the first employee he had due to his skill at fast drawing as well as being a personal friend.

When Charles Mintz ...

83. Wilfred Jackson

Director | Cinderella

Wilfred Jackson was born on January 24, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Wilfred Emmons Jackson. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Peter Pan (1953). He died on August 7, 1988 in Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California, USA.

84. Anders Thomas Jensen

Writer | Retfærdighedens ryttere

Anders Thomas Jensen was born on 6th April 1972 in Frederiksværk on Sjælland in Denmark to Carl Benny Jensen and Kirsten Jensen (born Sørensen). He attended the high school in Frederiksværk from 1988 to 1991. In 1990 while still in high school, he wrote and directed 10 år på bagen - 3 år i skyggen ...

Valgaften (1998) - 8/4/2020

85. Mike Judge

Writer | Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Mike Judge is an American actor, animator, film director, screenwriter, and television producer.

In 1962, Judge was born in Guayaquil, the largest city of Ecuador and the country's main port. His parents were expatriate Americans. His father was archaeologist William James Judge and his mother was ...

86. Claude Jutra

Director | Mon oncle Antoine

He finished his medical studies at the age of 22 to please his parents, but he was already developing an attraction to the visual arts and to cinema. As a teenager, he had made two shorts with Michel Brault. In 1953, he wrote a television script. He joined the Office national du film du Canada (...

87. Boris Kaufman

Cinematographer | On the Waterfront

Boris Kaufman, the Oscar-winning cinematographer who shot Jean Vigo's oeuvre and helped introduce a neo-realistic style into American films, was born on August 24, 1897, in Bialystok, Poland, then part of the Russian Empire. The youngest son of librarians, the Soviet directors Denis Kaufman (a.k.a. ...

88. Richard Kern

Director | You Killed Me First

Born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina in 1954. Graduated University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977 with a BFA. Kern moved to NYC where he met up with artists, writers, actors and bohmemains such as David Wojanarowicz, Lydia Lunch, Nick Zedd, Lung Leg and others. With the most basic of ...

89. Fyodor Khitruk

Director | Ostrov

Fyodor Khitruk was born on May 1, 1917 in Tver, Russia as Fyodor Savelyevich Khitruk. He is known for his work on The Island (1973), I Give you a Star (1975) and The Lion and the Bull (1984). He was married to Mariya Motruk and Galina Khitruk. He died on December 3, 2012 in Moscow, Russia.

90. Abbas Kiarostami

Writer | Copie conforme

Abbas Kiarostami was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1940. He graduated from university with a degree in fine arts before starting work as a graphic designer. He then joined the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where he started a film section, and this started his career ...

91. Ward Kimball

Animation_department | Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Ward Kimball joined Disney Studios in 1934 as an animator. He eventually became involved in all aspects of animation production, most notably as the designer of Jiminy Cricket for the film "Pinocchio." He was also responsible for the redesign of Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney recognized Kimball's ...

92. Jack King

Director | Disneyland

Animator/director, best known for his work on 'Buddy' cartoons for Warner Brothers and Donald Duck animations for Disney. Began his career at Bray Studios in 1920. retired 1948.

Cured Duck (1945) - 2/27/2018

93. Jack Kinney

Director | Dumbo

Jack Kinney was born on March 29, 1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as John Ryan Kinney. He was a director and producer, known for Dumbo (1941), Pinocchio (1940) and Make Mine Music (1946). He was married to Eva Jane Sinclair and Virginia Schulte. He died on February 9, 1992 in Glendale, California...

94. Dimitri Kirsanoff

Director | Ménilmontant

In France from 1923. Kirsanoff was at the forefront of Parisian avant-garde filmmaking thanks to works such as Ménilmontant (1926), which combined soviet style montage with hand-held camerawork and lyrically composed static shots. Kirsanoff's early silent films, many starring his first wife Nadia ...

95. Torill Kove

Animation_department | The Danish Poet

Torill Kove is known for her work on The Danish Poet (2006), My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts (1999) and Me and My Moulton (2014).

96. René Laloux

Writer | La planète sauvage

René Laloux was born on July 13, 1929 in Paris, France. He was a writer and director, known for Fantastic Planet (1973), Time Masters (1982) and Les escargots (1966). He died on March 14, 2004 in Angoulême, Charente, France.

98. Christoph Lauenstein

Director | Luis & the Aliens

Christoph Lauenstein was born on March 20, 1962 in Hildesheim, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Luis and the Aliens (2018), Balance (1989) and People in Motion (2021).

Balance (1989) - 1/12/2021

99. Wolfgang Lauenstein

Director | Luis & the Aliens

Wolfgang Lauenstein was born on March 20, 1962 in Hildesheim, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Luis and the Aliens (2018), Balance (1989) and The Fall (2006).

Balance (1989) - 1/12/2021

100. Del Lord

Director | What Price Vengeance

Del Lord was born on October 7, 1894 in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. He was a director and producer, known for What Price Vengeance (1937), Barnum Was Right (1929) and Rough, Tough and Ready (1945). He died on March 23, 1970 in Calabasas, California, USA.



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