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by angelwizzard666 | created - 05 Apr 2013 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

List of all the directors by whom I've seen at least one feature film.

1. Jim Abrahams

Writer | Airplane!

Jim Abrahams was born on May 10, 1944 in Shorewood, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Airplane! (1980), Top Secret! (1984) and Police Squad! (1982). He is married to Nancy Cocuzzo.

1980 - Y a-t-il un pilote dans l'avion ? 1984 - Top Secret ! 1991 - Hot Shots ! 1993 - Hot Shots ! 2

2. Lenny Abrahamson

Director | Room

Lenny Abrahamson was born in Dublin in 1966. He studied physics and philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. While at university he directed short videos with the Trinity Video Society, which he co-founded with Ed Guiney. He graduated in 1991 with first class honours (gold medal). His first short film...

2015 - Room

3. J.J. Abrams

Producer | Lost

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill ...

2006 - Mission : Impossible III 2009 - Star Trek 2011 - Super 8 2013 - Star Trek into Darkness

4. Mona Achache

Director | Le hérisson

Mona Achache was born on March 18, 1981. She is a director and writer, known for The Hedgehog (2009), Defendant (2015) and Coeurs vaillants (2021).

2009 - Le hérisson

5. Shane Acker

Director | 9

Shane Acker is known for 9 (2009), 9 (2005) and Total Recall (2012).

2005 - 9 (short) 2009 - Numéro 9

6. Andrew Adamson

Director | Shrek 2

Andrew Adamson was born on December 1, 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a producer and director, known for Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek (2001) and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). He has been married to Gyulnara Karaeva since January 16, 2016. He was previously ...

2001 - Shrek 2004 - Shrek 2 2005 - Le monde de Narnia : Le lion, la Sorcière blanche et l'armoire magique 2008 - Le monde de Narnia : Le prince Caspian

7. Duane Adler

Writer | Step Up

Duane Adler is known for Step Up (2006), Save the Last Dance (2001) and Step Up Revolution (2012).

2017 - Heartbeats

8. Percy Adlon

Director | Out of Rosenheim

Percy Adlon is best known for his film "Bagdad Cafe" aka "Out of Rosenheim." He was born on June 1, 1935 in Munich, the son of Paul Rudolf Laubenthal, a prominent opera singer, and Susanne Adlon, and grew up in Ammerland/Starnbergersee, in the Bavarian countryside. He studied art and theater ...

1987 - Bagdad Café

9. Ben Affleck

Producer | Argo

Benjamin Géza "Ben" Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to mother Chris Anne (Boldt), a school teacher, and father Timothy Byers "Tim" Affleck, a social worker. Ben has a younger brother, actor Casey Affleck, who was born in 1975...

2007 - Gone Baby Gone 2010 - The Town 2012 - Argo

10. Gabriel Aghion

Director | Pédale douce

Gabriel Aghion was born on December 30, 1955 in Alexandria, Egypt. He is a director and writer, known for Pédale douce (1996), Scarlet Fever (1983) and Avocat d'office (1994).

1996 - Pédale douce 1999 - Belle maman 2000 - Le libertin 2001 - Absolument fabuleux 2004 - Pédale dure

11. Alexandre Aja

Director | Haute tension

Alexandre Aja was born on August 7, 1978 in Paris, France. He is a director and producer, known for High Tension (2003), The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Piranha 3D (2010). He is married to Laïla Marrakchi.

2003 - Haute tension 2006 - La colline a des yeux 2008 - Mirrors 2010 - Piranha 3D 2021 - Oxygène

12. Fatih Akin

Director | Aus dem Nichts

Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg of Turkish parentage. He began studying Visual Communications at Hamburg's College of Fine Arts in 1994. His collaboration with Wueste Film also dates from this time. In 1995, he wrote and directed his first short feature, "Sensin - You're The One!" ("Sensin -...

2008 - New York, I love you

13. Robert Aldrich

Director | Emperor of the North Pole

Robert Aldrich entered the film industry in 1941 when he got a job as a production clerk at RKO Radio Pictures. He soon worked his way up to script clerk, then became an assistant director, a production manager and an associate producer. He began writing and directing for TV series in the early ...

1954 - Bronco Apache 1954 - Vera Cruz 1962 - Sodome et Gomorrhe 1962 - Qu'est-il arrivé à Baby Jane ? 1973 - L'empereur du Nord 1974 - Plein la gueule

14. Patrick Alessandrin

Director | Banlieue 13: Ultimatum

Patrick Alessandrin was born on May 17, 1961 in Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique, France. He is a director and writer, known for District 13: Ultimatum (2009), White Fang: At the Edge of the World and Ainsi soient-elles (1995). He is married to Natasha Doubrovskaya. He was previously married to Lisa...

2001 - 15 août

15. Daniel Alfredson

Director | Flickan som lekte med elden

Daniel Alfredson was born on May 23, 1959 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a producer and director, known for The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009) and Mannen på balkongen (1993). He is married to Stina. They have three children.

2009 - Millénium 2 : La fille qui rêvait d'un bidon d'essence et d'une allumette 2009 - Millénium 3 : La reine dans le palais des courants d'air

16. Tomas Alfredson

Director | Låt den rätte komma in

Tomas Alfredson was born on April 1, 1965 in Lidingö, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a director and writer, known for Let the Right One In (2008), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and Four Shades of Brown (2004). He is married to Charlotte Alfredson. They have one child. He was previously married to...

2008 - Morse 2011 - La taupe 2017 - Le bonhomme de neige

17. Marc Allégret

Director | Avec André Gide

Marc Allégret was born on December 22, 1900 in Basel, Switzerland. He was a director and writer, known for With André Gide (1951), The Curtain Rises (1938) and Julietta (1953). He was previously married to Nadine Vogel. He died on November 3, 1973 in Paris, France.

1931 - Le blanc et le noir 1934 - Lac aux dames 1938 - Entrée des artistes

18. Yves Allégret

Director | Les orgueilleux

Yves Allégret was born on October 13, 1905 in Asnières-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He was a director and writer, known for The Proud and the Beautiful (1953), The Best Part (1955) and Dédée d'Anvers (1948). He was previously married to Michèle Cordoue, Simone Signoret and Renée...

1948 - Dédée d'Anvers 1953 - Les orgueilleux

19. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born on November 30, 1935, as Allen Konigsberg, in The Bronx, NY, the son of Martin Konigsberg and Nettie Konigsberg. He has one younger sister, Letty Aronson. As a young boy, he became intrigued with magic tricks and playing the clarinet, two hobbies that he continues today.

Allen ...

1972 - Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur le sexe sans jamais oser le demander 1973 - Woody et les robots 1977 - Annie Hall 1979 - Manhattan 1980 - Stardust Memories 1982 - Comédie érotique d'une nuit d'été 1984 - Broadway Danny Rose 1985 - La rose pourpre du Caire 1986 - Hannah et ses sœurs 1987 - Radio Days 1987 - September 1988 - Une autre femme 1989 - New York Stories : "Le complot d'Œdipe" 1990 - Alice 1991 - Ombres et brouillard 1993 - Meurtre mystérieux à Manhattan 1994 - Coups de feu sur Broadway 1995 - Maudite Aphrodite 1996 - Tout le monde dit I Love You 1997 - Harry dans tous ses états 1998 - Celebrity 1999 - Accords et désaccords 2000 - Escrocs mais pas trop 2002 - Hollywood Ending 2005 - Match Point 2006 - Scoop 2007 - Le rêve de Cassandre 2008 - Vicky Cristina Barcelona 2009 - Whatever Works 2010 - Vous allez rencontrer un bel et sombre inconnu 2011 - Minuit à Paris 2012 - To Rome with Love 2013 - Blue Jasmine 2016 - Café Society

20. Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

Director | Dead to Me

Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum is a DGA Award nominated film and television director. She has directed and executive produced 6 TV pilots - all of which have been picked up to series. Most recently she directed and executive produced the pilot for the ice skating drama Spinning Out for Netflix and ...

2015 - Careful What You Wish For

21. Roger Allers

Director | The Lion King

Roger Allers was born on June 29, 1949 in Rye, New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for 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.

1994 - The Lion King 2006 - The Little Matchgirl (short) 2006 - Open Season

22. Merzak Allouache

Director | Bab El Oued City

Merzak Allouache was born on October 6, 1944 in Algiers, Alger, France [now Algeria]. He is a director and writer, known for Bab El Oued City (1994), The Repentant (2012) and The Rooftops (2013).

2003 - Chouchou

23. Pedro Almodóvar

Writer | Hable con ella

The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study ...

1982 - Laberinto de pasiones 1983 - Entre tinieblas 1984 - ¿ Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto ? 1987 - La ley del deseo 1988 - Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios 1989 - Átame ! 1991 - Tacones lejanos 1993 - Kika 1995 - La flor de mi secreto 1997 - Carne trémula 1999 - Todo sobre mi madre 2002 - Hable con ella 2004 - La mala educación 2006 - Volver 2009 - Los abrazos rotos 2011 - La piel que habito 2013 - Los amantes pasajeros

24. Robert Altman

Director | Gosford Park

Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started...

1967 - Countdown 1970 - M.A.S.H. 1984 - Secret Honor 1992 - The Player 1993 - Short Cuts 1994 - Prêt-à-porter 1996 - Kansas City 1999 - Cookie's Fortune 2000 - Dr. T & the Women 2001 - Gosford Park

25. Christian Alvart

Writer | Pandorum

Christian Alvart was born in 1974 near Frankfurt, Germany. His strict Christian background frowned upon films and television and in his childhood he was rarely allowed to see a movie. He developed a fascination and love for the forbidden subject matter and quickly became an "expert" in his circle ...

2009 - Case 39

26. Joe Alves

Production_designer | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Joe Alves was born on May 21, 1936 in San Leandro, California, USA. He is an art director and production designer, known for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Jaws 3-D (1983) and Escape from New York (1981). He has been married to Jerri Lauridsen since April 29, 1990. They have two ...

1983 - Jaws 3-D

27. 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).

2014 - La chambre bleue

28. Denis Amar

Director | L'addition

Denis Amar was born in 1946 in Paris, France. He is a director and assistant director, known for L'addition (1984), Ennemis intimes (1987) and Saraka bô (1997).

1984 - L'addition 1997 - Saraka bô

29. Gianni Amelio

Director | Il ladro di bambini

Gianni Amelio was born on January 20, 1945 in Magisano, Calabria, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for The Stolen Children (1992), The Keys to the House (2004) and Open Doors (1990).

1994 - Lamerica

30. Alejandro Amenábar

Writer | The Others

Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Thesis (1996). His film ...

1996 - Tesis 1997 - Abre los ojos 2001 - The Others 2004 - Mar adentro 2009 - Agora

31. Jean-Pierre Améris

Director | Marie Heurtin

Jean-Pierre Améris was born on July 26, 1961 in Lyon, Rhône, France. He is a director and writer, known for Marie's Story (2014), Les aveux de l'innocent (1996) and Romantics Anonymous (2010).

2010 - Les émotifs anonymes 2015 - Une famille à louer

32. Jon Amiel

Director | Copycat

After studies in English literature, Jon Amiel graduated from Cambridge University and ran the Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare Company, which often toured the USA. He became the Hampstead Theatre Company's literary manager and began directing there, relocating to the Royal Shakespeare Company.


1993 - Sommersby 1995 - Copycat 1997 - L'homme qui en savait trop... peu 1999 - Haute voltige 2003 - Fusion

1999 - Le double de ma moitié

34. Dominic Anciano

Writer | Operation Good Guys

Dominic Anciano was born in 1959 in London, England, UK. He is a writer and producer, known for Operation Good Guys (1997), Final Cut (1998) and Heavy Metal (1981).

1998 - Final Cut

35. Allison Anders

Director | Gas Food Lodging

Anders weathered a rough childhood and young adult life which not only encouraged an escapist penchant for making up characters but also an insider's sympathy for the strong but put-upon women who people her films. Growing up in rural Kentucky, Anders would always remember hanging onto her father's...

1996 - Grace of My Heart

36. Sean Anders

Writer | Instant Family

Sean Anders is known for Instant Family (2018), That's My Boy (2012) and Spirited (2022).

2014 - Comment tuer son boss 2 2015 - Very Bad Dads 2017 - Very Bad Dads 2

37. Brad Anderson

Director | Session 9

Brad Anderson was born in 1964 in Madison, Connecticut, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Session 9 (2001), Transsiberian (2008) and The Machinist (2004).

2013 - The Call

38. Lindsay Anderson

Director | If....

Lindsay started as a film critic in the late 1940's early 50's writing and editing The Review and contributing to The Times, Observer and The ,New Statema,. His long standing association with playwrite David Storey began with This Sporting Life and continued with plays such as In Celebration, Home,...

1968 - If...

39. Michael Anderson

Director | Logan's Run

London-born Michael Anderson began his career in films as an office boy at Elstree studios. By 1938, he had progressed up the ladder to become assistant director for distinguished film makers Noël Coward, David Lean and Anthony Asquith. Shortly after, during wartime with the Royal Signals Corps (...

1965 - Opération Crossbow

40. Paul Thomas Anderson

Director | Punch-Drunk Love

Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making...

1996 - Sydney 1997 - Boogie Nights 1999 - Magnolia 2002 - Punch-Drunk Love 2007 - There Will Be Blood 2014 - Inherent Vice 2017 - Phantom Thread

41. Paul W.S. Anderson

Writer | Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Paul W.S. Anderson gained a fair bit of notoriety in his native England when he directed the ultra-violent Shopping (1994) (which he also wrote), starring Jude Law and Sean Pertwee in a story about thieves who steal by ramming a car into storefronts. The film was banned in some cinemas in England, ...

1995 - Mortal Kombat 1997 - Event Horizon 2002 - Resident Evil 2004 - AVP : Alien vs. Predator 2008 - Death Race 2011 - The Three Musketeers 2014 - Pompeii

42. Wes Anderson

Director | 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 ...

2001 - The Royal Tenenbaums 2004 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2007 - The Darjeeling Limited 2007 - Hotel Chevalier (short) 2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox 2012 - Moonrise Kingdom 2014 - The Grand Budapest Hotel

43. Jean-Baptiste Andrea

Writer | Dead End

French novelist, screenwriter and film director. Grew up in Cannes (France), where he shot his first short films and was involved in theatre. After graduating in political science, he started working as a screenwriter before writing his first feature Dead End (2003) in English. Made his directorial...

2006 - Big Nothing

44. Mark Andrews

Director | Brave

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

2005 - One Man Band (short) 2012 - Brave

45. Matt Angel

Director | Hypnotic

Matt Angel was born on October 23, 1990 in California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Hypnotic (2021), The Open House (2018) and NCIS (2003).

2018 - The Open House

46. Yves Angelo

Director | Le colonel Chabert

Yves Angelo was born on January 22, 1956 in Meknès, Morocco. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Colonel Chabert (1994), At My Finger Tips (2002) and An Air So Pure (1997).

1994 - Le colonel Chabert

47. Ken Annakin

Director | The Longest Day

A former salesman and journalist, Ken Annakin got into the film industry making documentary shorts. His feature debut, Holiday Camp (1947), was a comedy about a Cockney family on vacation. It was made for the Rank Organization and was a modest success, spawning three sequels, all of which he ...

1962 - The Longest Day

48. Jean-Jacques Annaud

Director | Der Name der Rose

Jean-Jacques Annaud is a French film director, screenwriter and producer, best known for directing Quest for Fire (1981), The Name of the Rose (1986), The Lover (1992), Seven Years in Tibet (1997) and Wolf Totem (2015). Annaud has received numerous awards for his work, including four César Awards, ...

1979 - Coup de tête 1981 - La guerre du feu 1986 - Der Name der Rose 1988 - L'ours 1992 - L'amant 1997 - Seven Years in Tibet 2001 - Enemy at the Gates 2004 - Two Brothers

49. Sólveig Anspach

Director | Haut les coeurs!

Sólveig Anspach was born on December 8, 1960 in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. She was a director and writer, known for Haut les coeurs! (1999), The Aquatic Effect (2016) and Back Soon (2008). She died on August 7, 2015 in Réauville, Drôme, France.

1999 - Haut les coeurs !

50. 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 ...

2010 - Predators

51. Steve Antin

Actor | The Goonies

Steve moved to Los Angeles, where he made his film debut in the teen-aged slasher flick, Sweet Sixteen (1983), opposite Bo Hopkins. The following year, he broke all of the girls hearts in the popular Cannon-produced film, The Last American Virgin (1982), alongside Lawrence Monoson. Roles in The ...

2010 - Burlesque

52. Michelangelo Antonioni

Writer | L'avventura

Together with Fellini, Bergman and Kurosawa, Michelangelo Antonioni is credited with defining the modern art film. And yet Antonioni's cinema is also recognized today for defying any easy categorization, with his films ultimately seeming to belong to their own distinctive genre. Indeed, the ...

1955 - Le amiche 1966 - Blowup 1970 - Zabriskie Point 1995 - Al di là delle nuvole

53. Babak Anvari

Director | Under the Shadow

Babak Anvari is known for Under the Shadow (2016), I Came By (2022) and Wounds (2019).

2019 - Wounds

54. Judd Apatow

Producer | Girls

Judd Apatow is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and comedian. He directed The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This is 40, Funny People, Trainwreck and The King of Staten Island. He also developed the television shows Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, Girls, Love and Crashing. He is ...

2005 - The 40 Year-Old Virgin 2007 - Knocked-Up 2009 - Funny People 2012 - This is 40

55. Michael Apted

Director | Rome

Michael Apted was born on February 10, 1941 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, UK. He was a director and producer, known for Rome (2005), Enigma (2001) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). He was previously married to Paige Simpson, Dana Stevens and Jo Apted. He died on January 7, 2021 in Los ...

1983 - Gorky Park 1988 - Gorillas in the Mist : The Story of Dian Fossey 1992 - Thunderheart 1993 - Blink 1994 - Nell 1996 - Extreme Measures 1999 - The world is not enough 2002 - Enough

56. Shinji Aramaki

Director | Kyaputen Hârokku

Shinji Aramaki was born on October 2, 1960 in Fukuoka, Japan. He is a production designer, known for Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), Appleseed: Ex Machina (2007) and Ultraman (2019).

2013 - Kyaputen Hârokku

57. Alfonso Arau

Actor | Three Amigos!

Alfonso Arau has had a long and fruitful career both in front of and behind the camera and is one of the most prominent Latino film-makers in Hollywood. He was a drama disciple of Seki Sano--a Japanese teacher, classmate of Lee Strasberg with Konstantin Stanislavski in Russia--and traveled the ...

1995 - A Walk in the Clouds

58. Alexandre Arcady

Producer | 24 jours

Alexandre Arcady was born on March 17, 1947 in Algiers, Alger, France [now Algeria]. He is a producer and writer, known for 24 Days (2014), What the Day Owes the Night (2012) and Last Summer in Tangiers (1987).

1982 - Le grand pardon 1985 - Hold-up 1987 - Dernier été à Tanger 1989 - L'union sacrée 1995 - Dis-moi oui... 2004 - Mariage mixte

59. Denys Arcand

Writer | Les invasions barbares

One of Québec's most politically aware filmmakers, Denys Arcand studied history at Université de Montréal, where he co-directed Alone or with Others (1962) with Denis Héroux and co-written with Stéphane Venne. He joined the National Film Board (NFB) in 1963, where his feature-length documentary on ...

1986 - Le déclin de l'empire américain 1993 - Love & Human Remains 2003 - Les invasions barbares

60. Nikolaj Arcel

Writer | En kongelig affære

Nikolaj Arcel was born on August 25, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a writer and director, known for A Royal Affair (2012), King's Game (2004) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009).

2017 - The Dark Tower

61. Emile Ardolino

Director | Dirty Dancing

Emile Ardolino was born on May 9, 1943 in Maspeth, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Dirty Dancing (1987), Great Performances: Dance in America (1976) and He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (1983). He died on November 20, 1993 in Bel Air, California, USA.

1987 - Dirty Dancing 1990 - Three Men and a Little Lady 1992 - Sister Act

62. Dario Argento

Writer | Profondo rosso

Dario Argento was born on September 7, 1940, in Rome, Italy, the first-born son of famed Italian producer Salvatore Argento and Brazilian fashion model Elda Luxardo. Argento recalls getting his ideas for filmmaking from his close-knit family from Italian folk tales told by his parents and other ...

1971 - Il gatto a nove code 1975 - Profondo rosso 1977 - Suspiria 1982 - Tenebre 1990 - Due occhi diabolici 1996 - La sindrome di Stendhal 1998 - Il fantasma dell'opera

63. Neil Armfield

Director | Candy

Neil Armfield was born on April 22, 1955 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a director and writer, known for Candy (2006), Holding the Man (2015) and Edens Lost (1988).

2015 - Holding the Man

64. Gillian Armstrong

Director | Little Women

Gillian Armstrong was born on December 18, 1950 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is a director and producer, known for Little Women (1994), My Brilliant Career (1979) and Not Fourteen Again (1996). She is married to John Pleffer. They have two children.

1994 - Little Women

65. Samuel Armstrong

Director | Dumbo

Samuel Armstrong was born on February 5, 1893 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Dumbo (1941), Bambi (1942) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). He died on September 29, 1976 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

1941 - Dumbo

66. Newt Arnold

Assistant_director | The Godfather Part II

Newt Arnold was born on February 22, 1922 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He was an assistant director and actor, known for The Godfather Part II (1974), Blade Runner (1982) and WarGames (1983). He was previously married to Judy Arnold and Peg Yorkin. He died on February 12, 2000 in Encino, ...

1988 - Bloodsport

67. Darren Aronofsky

Writer | Pi

Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic movies and, as a teenager, he even spent time doing graffiti art. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won ...

1998 - Pi 2000 - Requiem for a Dream 2006 - The Fountain 2008 - The Wrestler 2010 - Black Swan 2014 - Noah

68. Rosanna Arquette

Actress | Pulp Fiction

Rosanna Arquette has acted extensively in film and television, and has come to be acknowledged as an actress of rare depth and scope.

Arquette was born in New York City, New York. Her parents, Lewis Arquette, an actor, and Brenda Denaut (née Nowak), an acting teacher and therapist, had 4 other ...

2002 - Searching for Debra Winger

69. Miguel Arteta

Director | The Good Girl

Miguel Arteta was born in 1965 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a director and producer, known for The Good Girl (2002), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) and Youth in Revolt (2009). He is married to Justine Arteta.

2002 - The Good Girl

70. Kelly Asbury

Director | Gnomeo & Juliet

Among Kelly Asbury's many achievements, he directed UglyDolls (2019) and Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017). He also co-wrote the 3D computer-animated feature film Gnomeo & Juliet (2011).

Asbury's other past directorial efforts include the Oscar-nominated films, Shrek 2 (2004) and Spirit: Stallion ...

2002 - Spirit : Stallion of the Cimarron 2004 - Shrek 2 2011 - Gnomeo & Juliet

71. Hal Ashby

Editor | In the Heat of the Night

Hal Ashby was born the fourth and youngest child in a Mormon household, in Ogden, Utah, to Eileen Ireta (Hetzler) and James Thomas Ashby, on September 2, 1929. His father was a dairy farmer. After a rough childhood that included the divorce of his parents, his father's suicide, his dropping out of ...

1971 - Harold and Maude 1979 - Being There

72. Christopher Ashley

Director | Diana

. Christopher Ashley won the Tony Award for his direction of the stage production of Come From Away on Broadway, and serves as the Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, CA. Other film credits include Diana: The Musical on Netflix, the feature films Jeffrey and...

1995 - Jeffrey

73. Anthony Asquith

Director | Underground

British film director Anthony Asquith was born on November 9, 1902, to H.H. Asquith, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his second wife. A former home secretary and the future leader of the Liberal Party, H.H. Asquith served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1908-1916 and was ...

1950 - The Woman in Question 1951 - The Browning Version 1963 - The V.I.P.s

74. Olivier Assayas

Writer | Personal Shopper

Olivier Assayas is a French film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is best know for his films Demonlover (2002), Something in the Air (2012), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) and Personal Shopper (2016).

Assayas is the son of French director/screenwriter Raymond Assayas, alias Jacques Rémy.

His ...

1991 - Paris s'éveille 2004 - Clean 2006 - Paris, je t'aime : "Quartier des Enfants Rouges"

75. Doug Atchison

Writer | Akeelah and the Bee

Doug Atchison is known for Akeelah and the Bee (2006), The Pornographer (1999) and Brian Banks (2018).

2006 - Akeelah and the Bee

76. Douglas Attal

Director | Comment je suis devenu super-héros

Got the role of Radiostars after Romain Levy auditioned over 150 actors. His father is producer Alain Attal. He initially was reluctant to have his son play the leading role in Radiostars, certain that the film would be accused of nepotism. Romain Levy persevered. Douglas Attal is quickly becoming ...

2020 - Comment je suis devenu super-héros

77. Yvan Attal

Writer | Les choses humaines

Yvan Attal was born on January 4, 1965 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor and writer, known for The Accusation (2021), Rush Hour 3 (2007) and Munich (2005).

1997 - I got a woman 2001 - Ma femme est une actrice 2004 - Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants 2008 - New York, I love you 2017 - Le brio

78. Richard Attenborough

Actor | Jurassic Park

Richard Attenborough, Baron Attenborough of Richmond-upon-Thames, was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a ...

1977 - Un pont trop loin 1985 - Chorus Line 1987 - Cry Freedom - Le cri de la liberté

79. David Auburn

Writer | Charlie's Angels

David Auburn was born on November 30, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Charlie's Angels (2019), The Lake House (2006) and Proof (2005). He is married to Frances Rosenfeld.

2007 - The Girl in the Park

80. Frédéric Auburtin

Director | Paris, je t'aime

Frédéric Auburtin was born on June 4, 1962 in Marseille, France. He is an assistant director and director, known for Paris, je t'aime (2006), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) and The Bridge (1999).

1999 - Un pont entre deux rives 2006 - Paris, je t'aime : "Quartier Latin"

81. Bille August

Director | The House of the Spirits

Bille August was born on November 9, 1948 in Brede, Denmark. He is a director and writer, known for The House of the Spirits (1993), Pelle the Conqueror (1987) and Les Misérables (1998). He is married to Sara-Marie Maltha. He was previously married to Pernilla August, Masja Dessau and Annie ...

1993 - La maison aux esprits 1998 - Les misérables

82. Jacques Audiard

Writer | De rouille et d'os

Born in Paris, France, in 1952. Jacques Audiard's family has always been involved in movie business. His father, Michel, was a popular screenwriter and director and his uncle a producer. But in his teens he refused that world and wanted to be a teacher. He studied literature and philosophy at the ...

1994 - Regarde les hommes tomber 1996 - Un héros très discret 2001 - Sur mes lèvres 2005 - De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté 2009 - Un prophète 2012 - De rouille et d'os

83. Michel Audiard

Writer | Garde à vue

After the Liberation Michel Audiard started a career as a movie magazine writer. Under the pen name of Jacques Potier he worked for short-lived titles such as "L'Etoile du Soir" and "Cinévie". One day, André Hunebelle, the popular French filmmaker, asked him if he thought he could write an ...

1970 - Elle boit pas, elle fume pas, elle drague pas, mais... elle cause !

84. Shona Auerbach

Director | Dear Frankie

Shona Auerbach is known for Dear Frankie (2004), Rudy and Seven (1996).

2004 - Dear Frankie

85. Tristan Aurouet

Director | Pourkoi... passkeu

Tristan Aurouet is known for Why... Coz' (2002), Blind Valley (2011) and Les gorilles (2015).

2004 - Narco

86. Paul Auster

Writer | Smoke

Paul Auster was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 3rd 1947. His father was a landlord, who owned buildings with his brothers in Jersey City. The family was middle-class and the parents' marriage was not a happy one. Auster grew up in the Newark suburbs of South Orange and Maplewood. He read ...

1995 - Blue in the Face 1998 - Lulu on the Bridge

1989 - Killing Dad

88. Claude Autant-Lara

Director | Le diable au corps

Claude Autant-Lara was born on August 5, 1901 in Luzarches, Val-d'Oise, France. He was a director and writer, known for Devil in the Flesh (1947), The Crossing of Paris (1956) and The Red and the Black (1954). He was previously married to Ghislaine Autant-Lara. He died on February 5, 2000 in ...

1947 - Le diable au corps 1951 - L'auberge rouge 1956 - La traversée de Paris 1958 - En cas de malheur 1959 - La jument verte

89. Daniel Auteuil

Actor | Caché

Daniel Auteuil was born on January 24, 1950 in Algiers, Alger, France [now Algeria]. He is an actor and director, known for Caché (Hidden) (2005), Jean de Florette (1986) and The Closet (2001). He has been married to Aude Ambroggi since July 22, 2006. They have one child. He was previously ...

2011 - La fille du puisatier

90. Roger Avary

Writer | Pulp Fiction

Award-winning filmmaker Roger Avary first began experimenting in Beta I video and 8mm film formats during the late 1970s. In 1983, his Super-8mm supernatural thriller The Worm Turns won Best Film from the Los Angeles Film Teachers Association Film Expo. He went on to attend the Pasadena Art Center ...

2002 - The Rules of Attraction

91. John G. Avildsen

Director | Rocky

John G. Avildsen was born on December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. He was a director and editor, known for Rocky (1976), The Karate Kid Part III (1989) and Rocky V (1990). He was previously married to Tracy Brooks Swope and Marie Olga Maturevich. He died on June 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, ...

1976 - Rocky 1984 - Le moment de vérité 1986 - Karate kid : Le moment de vérité II 1988 - Et si on le gardait ? 1990 - Rocky V 1999 - Inferno

92. Jon Avnet

Producer | Fried Green Tomatoes

Jon Avnet has directed, written, and produced more than 80 motion pictures, television movies, series and Broadway plays, winning Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Peabody's, DGA Awards, the Humanitas, Golden Globes and the AFI's Franklin Shaffner Medal. He has directed the Oscar-nominated performance of ...

1991 - Beignets de tomates vertes 1996 - Personnel et confidentiel 2001 - 1943, l'ultime révolte (TV) 2008 - La loi et l'ordre

93. Gabriel Axel

Director | Babettes gæstebud

Gabriel Axel was born on April 18, 1918 in Århus, Denmark. He was a director and actor, known for Babette's Feast (1987), The Red Mantle (1967) and Christian (1989). He was previously married to Lucie Axel Moerch. He died on February 9, 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1987 - Le festin de Babette

94. Kader Ayd

Director | Old School

Kader Ayd was born in France in 1976. He is a director, writer, editor and actor. In love with film from a young age, he fed is passion by volunteering at his local movie theater "Le Galilée" in Argenteuil. This would be the beginning of an adventure in filmmaking where Ayd would teach himself the ...

2000 - Old School

95. David Ayer

Writer | End of Watch

David Ayer is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. David Ayer was born in Champaign, Illinois and grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Bethesda, Maryland, where he was kicked out of his house by his parents as a teenager. Ayer then lived with his cousin in Los Angeles, ...

2008 - Au bout de la nuit 2016 - Suicide Squad 2017 - Bright

96. Lisa Azuelos

Writer | LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ®

Lisa Azuelos was born on November 6, 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. She is a writer and director, known for LOL (Laughing Out Loud) (2008), Sweetheart (2019) and Dalida (2016). She was previously married to Patrick Alessandrin.

2006 - Comme t'y es belle ! 2008 - LOL 2012 - LOL USA

97. John Badham

Director | WarGames

English-born "Army brat" John Badham is the son of English actress Mary Hewitt and the stepson of an American Army general. Raised in Alabama and schooled at Yale, he cut his teeth producing and directing for TV before making his feature debut with The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor ...

1977 - La fièvre du samedi soir 1983 - Tonnerre de feu 1983 - WarGames 1990 - Comme un oiseau sur la branche 1994 - Drop Zone 1995 - Meurtre en suspens

98. Laurent Baffie

Writer | Hot Dog

Laurent Baffie was born on April 18, 1958 in Paris, France. He is a writer and actor, known for Hot Dog (2000), The Car Keys (2003) and Toc Toc (2017).

2003 - Les clefs de bagnole

99. Maroun Bagdadi

Director | Hors la vie

Maroun Bagdadi was born on January 21, 1950 in Beirut, Lebanon. He was a director and writer, known for Out of Life (1991), L'homme voilé (1987) and Little Wars (1982). He died on December 10, 1993 in Beirut, Lebanon.

1992 - La fille de l'air

100. Steven Baigelman

Writer | Miles Ahead

Steven Baigelman is known for Miles Ahead (2015), Feeling Minnesota (1996) and Wicked City (2015).

1996 - Feeling Minnesota

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