Directors Featured on Blog

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1. Sean Anders

Writer | Instant Family

Sean Anders is a writer and director, known for Instant Family (2018), That's My Boy (2012) and Daddy's Home 2 (2017).

Instant Family (6/10)

2. Wes Anderson

Writer | Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an ...

Isle of Dogs (8/10)

3. Judd Apatow

Producer | Girls

Judd Apatow was born on December 6, 1967 in Syosset, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Girls (2012), Knocked Up (2007) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005). He has been married to Leslie Mann since June 9, 1997. They have two children.

The Zen Dairies of Garry Shandling (9/10)

4. Ramin Bahrani

Producer | 99 Homes

Ramin Bahrani was born on March 20, 1975 in North Carolina, USA. He is a producer and director, known for 99 Homes (2014), Chop Shop (2007) and Fahrenheit 451 (2018).

Fahrenheit 451 (2/10)

5. Brad Bird

Writer | The Incredibles

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in...

Incredibles 2 (9/10)

6. Anna Boden

Writer | Half Nelson

Anna Boden is an American film director, cinematographer, editor, and screenwriter best known as the co-writer of the 2006 film Half Nelson. She is known for her collaborations with fellow filmmaker Ryan Fleck. While studying film at NYU, Boden met Ryan Fleck on the set of a student film. Soon they...

Captain Marvel (7/10)

7. Damien Chazelle

Writer | La La Land

Damien Sayre Chazelle is an American director and screenwriter. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. His mother, Celia Sayre (Martin) Chazelle, is an American-Canadian writer and professor of history at The College of New Jersey. His father, Bernard Chazelle, is a French-American Eugene Higgins...

First Man (8/10)

8. Ryan Coogler

Director | Black Panther

Ryan Coogler was born on May 23, 1986 in Oakland, California, USA as Ryan Kyle Coogler. He is a director and writer, known for Black Panther (2018), Creed (2015) and Fruitvale Station (2013). He has been married to Zinzi Evans since 2016.

Black Panther (8/10)

9. John Francis Daley

Actor | Bones

John Francis Daley began acting in the national and international tour of The Who's Tommy, playing young Tommy - and coming to national prominence in the critically acclaimed, cult classic series, Freaks and Geeks (1999). Formerly a regular on the Fox hit, Bones (2005), John can also be seen in the...

Game Night (8/10)

10. Cory Finley

Writer | Thoroughbreds

Cory Finley is a director and writer. He made his directorial debut with the film Thoroughbreds (2017), starring Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy and Anton Yelchin in one of his last films.

He was also one the writers of the short film Sauna (2017).

Finley is a member of Youngblood, a collective of up ...

Thoroughbreds (9/10)

11. Ryan Fleck

Director | Half Nelson

Ryan K. Fleck is an American film director, cinematographer, editor, and screenwriter best known for directing and writing the 2006 film Half Nelson and the 2008 film Sugar. He is known for his collaborations with fellow filmmaker Anna Boden. Ryan was born in Berkeley, California and raised in ...

Captain Marvel (7/10)

12. Ruben Fleischer

Ruben Fleischer was born on October 31, 1974 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Ruben Samuel Fleischer. He is a producer and writer, known for Jekyll. He has been married to Holly Shakoor Fleischer since November 10, 2012.

Venom (4/10)

13. Sacha Gervasi

Director | Anvil: The Story of Anvil

Sacha Gervasi was born in 1966 in London, England. He is a writer and director, known for Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008), Hitchcock (2012) and The Terminal (2004). He has been married to Jessica de Rothschild since 2010.

My Dinner with Hervé (8/10)

14. Greta Gerwig

Writer | Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig is an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director. She has collaborated with Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and Mistress America (2015). Gerwig made her solo directorial debut ...

Lady Bird (10/10)

15. Jonathan Goldstein

Writer | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Jonathan Goldstein was born in 1969 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Horrible Bosses (2011) and Game Night (2018). He has been married to Adena Halpern since August 26, 2007.

Game Night (8/10)

16. Michael Gracey

Director | The Greatest Showman

Michael Gracey is known for his work on The Greatest Showman (2017), Rocketman (2019) and Naruto.

The Greatest Showman (6/10)

17. Jim Jarmusch

Director | Broken Flowers

Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.

The Dead Don't Die (7/10)

18. Nahnatchka Khan

Producer | Fresh Off the Boat

Nahnatchka Khan was born on June 17, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Fresh Off the Boat (2015), American Dad! (2005) and Always Be My Maybe (2019).

Always be my Maybe (7/10)

19. John Krasinski

Actor | A Quiet Place

Tall, handsome American film and television star John Krasinski is known for his role as sardonic nice guy Jim Halpert on NBC's popular TV series, The Office (2005), for which he won a 2007 and 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.

Born John ...

A Quiet Place (8/10)

20. Yorgos Lanthimos

Director | The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied directing for Film and Television at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. He has directed a number of dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in addition to TV commercials, music videos, short films and theater plays. Kinetta,...

The Favourite (8/10)

21. Brie Larson

Actress | Room

Brie Larson has built an impressive career as an acclaimed television actress, rising feature film star and emerging recording artist. A native of Sacramento, Brie started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco...

Unicorn Store (4/10)

22. Spike Lee

Director | Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended ...

BlacKkKlansman (9/10)

23. David Leitch

Actor | Deadpool 2

David Leitch is a billion dollar film director, actor, stuntman, writer, producer, and stunt coordinator. He co-directed John Wick (2014) with Chad Stahelski, which he also served as producer. David directed Atomic Blonde (2017) starring Charlize Theron. David also directed the box office smash and...

Deadpool 2 (6/10)

24. Martin McDonagh

Writer | In Bruges

Martin McDonagh was born on March 26, 1970 in Camberwell, London, England. He is a writer and director, known for In Bruges (2008), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and Seven Psychopaths (2012).

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (9/10)

25. Christopher McQuarrie

Writer | The Usual Suspects

Christopher McQuarrie is an acclaimed producer, director and an Academy Award® winning writer. McQuarrie grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey and in lieu of college, he spent the first five years out of school traveling and working at a detective agency. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue...

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (9/10)

26. Kyle Newacheck

Writer | Workaholics

Kyle Newacheck was born on January 23, 1984 in Walnut Creek, California, USA as Kyle Richard Newacheck. He is a writer and producer, known for Workaholics (2011), Murder Mystery (2019) and Game Over, Man! (2018).

Murder Mystery (3/10)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (10/10)

28. Peter Ramsey

Director | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Peter Ramsey is the director of Dreamworks Animation's 2012 feature film "Rise Of The Guardians". He also directed the Halloween TV special, "Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space" as well as serving as a story artist on several of Dreamworks Animation's feature films. Prior to ...

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (10/10)

29. Peyton Reed

Director | Ant-Man

Peyton Reed was born on July 3, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Ant-Man (2015), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Bring It On (2000). He has been married to Sheila Reed since 2013. He was previously married to Beth LaMure.

Ant-Man and the Wasp (6/10)

30. Rodney Rothman

Writer | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Rodney Rothman is a writer and producer, known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), 22 Jump Street (2014) and Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008).

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (10/10)

31. Anthony Russo

Director | Avengers: Endgame

Anthony Russo was born on February 3, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Anthony J. Russo. He is a producer and director, known for Avengers: Endgame (2019), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

Avengers: Infinity War (9/10)

Avengers: Endgame (8/10)

32. Joe Russo

Director | Avengers: Endgame

Joe Russo was born on July 8, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Joseph Vincent Russo. He is a producer and director, known for Avengers: Endgame (2019), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

Avengers: Infinity War (9/10)

Avengers: Endgame (8/10)

33. David F. Sandberg

Director | Lights Out

David F. Sandberg was born on January 21, 1981 in Sweden. He is a director and writer, known for Lights Out (2016), Shazam! (2019) and Annabelle: Creation (2017). He is married to Lotta Losten.

Shazam! (8/10)

34. Richard Shepard

Director | The Matador

Richard Shepard is an Emmy and DGA award winning writer/director. His features include "The Perfection" "Dom Hemingway" and "The Matador". He directed 12 episodes of the Golden Globe winning HBO series "Girls", along with pilots for "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" "Criminal Minds" and "Ugly Betty" ...

The Perfection (7/10)

35. M. Night Shyamalan

Producer | Lady in the Water

Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots.

He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil ...

Glass (6/10)

36. Trish Sie

Director | Pitch Perfect 3

Trish Sie is known for her work on Pitch Perfect 3 (2017), Step Up All In (2014) and OK Go: Upside Down & Inside Out (2016).

Pitch Perfect 3 (5/10)

37. 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, ...

Ready Player One (7/10)

38. Todd Strauss-Schulson

Director | The Final Girls

Todd Strauss-Schulson was born on June 24, 1980 in Forest Hills, New York, USA. He is a director and writer, known for The Final Girls (2015), A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) and Isn't It Romantic (2019).

Isn't it Romantic (3/10)

39. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (9/10)

40. Jeff Tomsic

Producer | I'm Having a Difficult Time Killing My Parents

Jeff Tomsic is a producer and director, known for I'm Having a Difficult Time Killing My Parents (2011), Tag (2018) and This Is Not Happening (2015).

Tag (6/10)

41. James Wan

Writer | Saw

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

Aquaman (6/10)

42. Jon Watts

Director | Cop Car

Jon Watts was born on June 28, 1981 in Fountain, Colorado, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Cop Car (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and The Onion News Network (2011).

Spider-Man: Far From Home (8/10)

43. Olivia Wilde

Actress | Tron

Actress and activist Olivia Wilde is a modern day renaissance woman, starring in many acclaimed film productions, while simultaneously giving back to the community.

She was born on March 10, 1984 in New York City. Her parents are Leslie Cockburn (née Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew Cockburn. Her ...

Booksmart (9/10)

44. Andy Muschietti

Director | Mama

Andy Muschietti was born as Andrés Muschietti. He is a director and producer, known for Mama (2013), It (2017) and Mamá (2008).

It: Chapter 2 (6/10)



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