Festival de Cannes Official Selection 1946-2015 In Competition - Filmmakers (almost all and even some that should not be)

by bru-no | created - 10 Apr 2014 | updated - 24 Apr 2015 | Public

HUILES DE PALME • April 13, 2015 - a month before Cannes Festival opening, I make this a private list to a public list, despite the lack of a detailed introduction text (more than necessary). It's a work in progress without the essential: the filmography in description with all the complementary info collected.

◦ To make a long story short, keep on mind this: according to Cannes' website (start/base for searches done here), and made in IMDb's spirit/style (for specifications and the way to written them, plus mine own way to do).

◦ It's the reason why some people mentioned should not be, but are. It's a deliberate choice and, I think, the best way to correct errors and to find more easily whom filmmakers are really omitted.

◦ To find more quickly something you looking for, remember the link Export this list at the bottom of the page (.csv file*) and the Ctrl+F, or equivalent, of your browser can be useful. RSS also with certain configurations. *if your spreadsheet displays unexpected characters, used a .txt / text logiciel (for example, the one called in French, "Bloc-notes") to open it with. Then select the entire text, copy and paste after clicking the cell of your choice, all should be clean. If you know basic functions this is not hard to extract, but, even if you don't, to make a search on that unique column is a quick way to find something on the entire of a list (including in descriptions).

• April 15. (IMDb's server time) Thursday 16, here. Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille … Je n'ai pas sommeil. Filmography added to description of 48 filmmakers (1st Festival 1946). Let's call this a teaser. An illustration by the example. A bit more explanations very soon.

D DAY • April 16. 11:00 AM CET. Press conference of Thierry Frémaux and Pierre Lescure.

> External links: http://www.festival-cannes.com ^ (Cannes' website, in several languages, but not for all entries or pages) and http://www.festival-cannes.com/fr/archives/2000/inCompetition.html ^ (contain the data I've compiled for year 2000 Festival).

1. Alberto Lattuada

Writer | Guendalina

Alberto Lattuada was born on November 13, 1914 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Guendalina (1957), Flesh Will Surrender (1947) and Bambina (1974). He was married to Carla Del Poggio. He died on July 3, 2005 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


2. Aleksandr Ptushko

Director | Kamennyy tsvetok

He has been referred to as the "Walt Disney of the Soviet Union."


3. Alessandro Blasetti

Director | Prima comunione

Alessandro Blasetti was born on July 3, 1900 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Father's Dilemma (1950), La corona di ferro (1941) and Un giorno nella vita (1946). He was married to Maria Laura Brofferio. He died on February 1, 1987 in Rome.


4. Alf Sjöberg

Director | Fröken Julie

Alf Sjöberg was born on June 21, 1903 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He was a director and writer, known for Miss Julie (1951), The Island (1966) and Torment (1944). He died on April 16, 1980 in Stockholm.


5. Alfred Hitchcock

Director | Psycho

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and ...


6. Anders Henrikson

Actor | Blod och eld

Anders Henrikson born on June 13, 1896 in Stockholm, Sweden, was an actor, director and writer. He dropped out of high school to become an actor. In 1914 he first studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm. The year after he was accepted at the acting school of Royal Dramatic Theatre (...

. ____/ 1x : 1946| BLOD OCH ELD (SANG ET FEU) .

7. Bárbara Virgínia

Actress | Três Dias Sem Deus

Bárbara Virgínia was born on November 15, 1923 in Lisbon, Portugal as Maria de Lurdes Dias Costa. She was an actress and director, known for Três Dias Sem Deus (1945), Sonho de Amor (1945) and Aqui, Portugal (1947). She died on March 8, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


8. Basil Dearden

Director | Sapphire

A former stage director, Basil Dearden entered films as an assistant to director Basil Dean (he changed his name from Dear to avoid being confused with Dean). Dearden worked his way up the ladder and directed (with Will Hay) his first film in 1941; two years later he directed his first film on his ...


9. Bernard Knowles

Cinematographer | The 39 Steps

British director Bernard Knowles started his career as a newspaper photographer, and in the 1920s journeyed to the US and worked as a photographer for the Detroit News. Upon his return to England in 1922 he was hired by Gainsborough Pictures as an assistant cameraman, and it didn't take long for ...

. ____/ 1x : 1946| THE MAGIC BOW .

10. Billy Wilder

Writer | The Apartment

Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many ...

. ____/ 1x : 1946| THE LOST WEEK-END (LE POISON) .

11. Bodil Ipsen

Director | Café Paradis

Bodil Ipsen was born on August 30, 1889 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Bodil Louise Jensen Ipsen. She was an actress and director, known for Cafe Paradise (1950), The Face of Truth (1951) and The Viking Watch of the Danish Seaman (1948). She was married to Ejnar Black, Emanuel Gregers, Helmuth Heinrich ...

. ____/ 1x : 1946| DE RØDE ENGE (LA TERRE SERA ROUGE) [Directors: Bodil Ipsen, Lau Lauritzen] .

12. Charles Vidor

Director | Gilda

Hungarian-born Karoly Vidor spent the First World War as a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian infantry. Following the armistice, he made his way to Berlin and worked for the German film company Ufa, as editor and assistant director. In 1924, he emigrated to the U.S. and, for several years, earned ...

. ____/ 1x : 1946| GILDA .

13. Chetan Anand

Director | Kudrat

Chetan Anand was born on January 3, 1921 in Lahore, Punjab, British India. He was a director and writer, known for Kudrat (1981), Haqeeqat (1964) and Neecha Nagar (1946). He died on July 10, 1997 in Delhi, India.

. ____/ 1x : 1946| NEECHA NAGAR (LA VILLE BASSE) .

14. Christian-Jaque

Director | Fanfan la tulipe

Christian-Jaque was born on August 4, 1904 in Paris, France as Christian Maudet. He was a director and writer, known for Fanfan la Tulipe (1952), If All the Guys in the World... (1955) and Un revenant (1946). He was married to Denise Morlot, Laurence Christol, Martine Carol, Renée Faure, Simone ...

. ____/ 2x : 1946| LE REVENANT 1952| FANFAN LA TULIPE .

15. 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.

. ____/ 2x : 1946| MAKE MINE MUSIC (LA BOÎTE À MUSIQUE) [Directors: Robert Cormack (as Bob Cormack), Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador (as Josh Meador)] 1953| PETER PAN (LES AVENTURES DE PETER PAN) Réalisé par Clyde GERONIMI, Wilfred JACKSON, Hamilton LUSKE [Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney (uncredited)] .

16. Compton Bennett

Writer | How to Undress in Public Without Undue Embarrassment

Compton Bennett started out as a bandleader and then became a commercial artist. He turned out a few amateur films that caught the attention of producer Alexander Korda's London Films, and they hired him in 1932 as a film editor. During World War II he directed a few instructional films for the ...


17. David Lean

Director | Lawrence of Arabia

An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon on March 25, 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding ...


18. Emilio Fernández

Writer | La perla

Emilio "El Indio" Fernández Romo is the most famous person in the history of Mexican movies. For an era he symbolized Mexico due to his violent machismo, rooted in the Revolution of 1910-17, and because of his staunch commitment to Mexican cultural nationalism. Born to a Mexican (Mestizo) father ...


19. Frantisek Cáp

Director | Nocní motýl

Frantisek Cáp was born on December 7, 1913 in Celákovice, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Nocní motýl (1941), Vesna (1953) and Moments of Decision (1955). He died on January 12, 1972 in Ankaran, Slovenia, Yugoslavia.


20. Fridrikh Ermler

Director | Velikiy grazhdanin

Retrospective at the Moscow International Festival.


21. Gabriel Pascal

Producer | Caesar and Cleopatra

Gabriel Pascal was born on June 4, 1894 in Arad, Transilvania, Austria-Hungary. He is known for his work on Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), Major Barbara (1941) and The Living Dead (1932). He was married to Valéria Hidvéghy. He died on July 6, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA.


22. George Cukor

Director | My Fair Lady

George Cukor was an American film director of Hungarian-Jewish descent, better known for directing comedies and literary adaptations. He once won the Academy Award for Best Director, and was nominated other four times for the same Award.

In 1899, George Dewey Cukor was born on the Lower East Side of...

. ____/ 1x : 1946| GASLIGHT (HANTISE) .

23. Giacomo Gentilomo

Director | Amanti in fuga

Quit the movie business in 1964 to devote himself to painting.

. ____/ 1x : 1946| AMANTI IN FUGA (AMANTS EN FUITE) .

24. H. Bruce Humberstone

Director | Wonder Man

A juvenile actor, Bruce Humberstone started his career as a script clerk, later serving as assistant director for the likes of King Vidor, Edmund Goulding and Allan Dwan. One of the 28 founders of the Directors Guild of America, Humberstone worked in a number of capacities on several silent films. ...

. ____/ 1x : 1946| WONDER MAN (LE JOYEUX PHÉNOMÈNE) .

25. Hamilton Luske

Director | Cinderella

Hamilton Luske was born on October 16, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Hamilton Somers Luske. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Pinocchio (1940) and Mary Poppins (1964). He was married to Frances Mary Crabb. He died on February 19, 1968 in Bel Air, California, USA.

. ____/ 2x : 1946| MAKE MINE MUSIC (LA BOÎTE À MUSIQUE) [Directors: Robert Cormack (as Bob Cormack), Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador (as Josh Meador)] 1953| PETER PAN (LES AVENTURES DE PETER PAN) Réalisé par Clyde GERONIMI, Wilfred JACKSON, Hamilton LUSKE [Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney (uncredited)] .

26. Irving Rapper

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Irving Rapper was one of the last surviving directors from the "Golden Age of Hollywood", passing away on Dec. 20, 1999, at the age of 101, four weeks shy of his 102nd birthday. Rapper is best remembered for the films he made with Bette Davis, including the classics Now, Voyager (1942) and The Corn...

. ____/ 1x : 1946| RHAPSODY IN BLUE .

27. 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 The Magical World of Disney (1954). He was married to Eva Jane Sinclair and Virginia Schulte. He died on February 9, 1992 in Glendale...

. ____/ 3x : 1946| MAKE MINE MUSIC (LA BOÎTE À MUSIQUE) [Directors: Robert Cormack (as Bob Cormack), Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador (as Josh Meador)] 1947| DUMBO (DUMBO, L'ÉLÉPHANT VOLANT) Réalisé par Ben SHARPSTEEN, Walt DISNEY [Directors: Samuel Armstrong (as Sam Armstrong), Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts (sequence director)*, Ben Sharpsteen (supervising director), John Elliotte (uncredited)] {(sequence director)* for the first five; Walt Disney not listed [imdb= producer (uncredited) & presenter]} 1953| PETER PAN (LES AVENTURES DE PETER PAN) Réalisé par Clyde GERONIMI, Wilfred JACKSON, Hamilton LUSKE [Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney (uncredited)] .

28. Jean Cocteau

Writer | Orphée

Jean Cocteau was one of the most multi-talented artists of the 20th century. In addition to being a director, he was a poet, novelist, painter, playwright, set designer, and actor. He began writing at 10 and was a published poet by age 16. He collaborated with the "Russian Ballet" company of Sergei...

. ____/ 1x : 1946| LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE Réalisé par Jean COCTEAU [Directors: Jean Cocteau, René Clément (uncredited)] _/imdb/trivia/`During the shooting of the film, Jean Cocteau became very ill and eventually had to be hospitalized. While he was recovering, René Clément served as the director.` .

29. Jean Delannoy

Director | Dieu a besoin des hommes

Jean Delannoy began his film career in the 1920s as an actor. By the 1930s he had switched careers and become an editor, then a short-subjects director. By the mid-'30s he was a full-fledged director, and soon garnered a reputation as a sensitive, understated craftsman with a thorough command of ...


30. Johan Jacobsen

Director | Soldaten og Jenny

Johan Jacobsen was born on March 14, 1912 in Denmark. He was a director and producer, known for Soldaten og Jenny (1947), A Stranger Knocks (1959) and Letter from the Dead (1946). He died on July 7, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

. ____/ 1x : 1946| BREVET FRA AFDØDE (LA LETTRE) .

31. John Cromwell

Director | The Prisoner of Zenda

Actor / director John Cromwell was born December 23, 1887, in Toledo, OH. He made his Broadway debut on October 14, 1912, in Marian De Forest's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" at the Playhouse Theatre. The show was a hit, running for a total of 184 performances. Cromwell appeared ...


32. José Leitão de Barros

Director | Ala-Arriba!

José Leitão de Barros was born on October 22, 1896 in Lisbon, Portugal as José Júlio Marques Leitão de Barros. He was a director and writer, known for Ala-Arriba! (1942), Camões (1946) and Lisboa (1930). He was married to Helena Roque Gameiro. He died on June 29, 1967 in Lisbon.

. ____/ 1x : 1946| CAMOENS .

33. Joshua Meador

Special_effects | Forbidden Planet

Joshua Meador was born on March 12, 1911 in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA as Joshua Lawrence Meador. He is known for his work on Forbidden Planet (1956), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and Dumbo (1941). He was married to Libby Alston. He died in August 1965 in California, USA.

. ____/ 1x : 1946| MAKE MINE MUSIC (LA BOÎTE À MUSIQUE) [Directors: Robert Cormack (as Bob Cormack), Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador (as Josh Meador)] .

34. Lau Lauritzen

Director | Det sande ansigt

Lau Lauritzen was born on June 26, 1910 in Vejle, Denmark. He was a director and actor, known for The Face of Truth (1951), Farlig ungdom (1953) and Cafe Paradise (1950). He was married to Lisbeth Movin. He died on May 12, 1977 in Denmark.

. ____/ 1x : 1946| DE RØDE ENGE (LA TERRE SERA ROUGE) [Directors: Bodil Ipsen, Lau Lauritzen] .

35. Leopold Lindtberg

Director | Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe

Leopold Lindtberg was born on June 1, 1902 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Leopold Lemberger. He was a director and writer, known for Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe (1940), The Village (1953) and The Last Chance (1945). He was married to Valeska Hirsch. He died on April 18, 1984 in Sils im ...

. ____/ 3x : 1946| DIE LETZTE CHANCE (LA DERNIÈRE CHANCE) 1951| DIE VIER IM JEEP (QUATRE DANS UNE JEEP ) Réalisé par Léopold LINDTBERG [Directors: Leopold Lindtberg, Elizabeth Montagu] 1953| SIE FANDEN EINE HEIMAT (NOTRE VILLAGE) .

36. Lev Arnshtam

Writer | Romeo i Dzhulyetta

Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1961

. ____/ 3x : 1946| GLINKA 1946| ZOYA (ZOIA) 1955| ROMEI I DZHULYETTA (ROMEO ET JULIETTE) [Directors: Lev Arnshtam (as L. Armstram), Leonid Lavrovsky (as L. Lavrovsky)] .

37. Louis Daquin

Director | Le point du jour

Louis Daquin was born on May 20, 1908 in Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France. He was a director and actor, known for The Mark of the Day (1949), Les frères Bouquinquant (1947) and Patrie (1946). He died on October 2, 1980 in Paris, France.

. ____/ 2x : 1946| PATRIE 1958| CIULINII BARAGANULUI (LES CHARDONS DU BARAGAN) Réalisé par Louis DAQUIN [Directors: Louis Daquin, Gheorghe Vitanidis] .

38. Mario Soldati

Director | Policarpo 'ufficiale di scrittura'

Mario Soldati studied by the Jesuits and in the 1920s was acquainted with liberal intellectuals who gathered around Piero Gobetti. He wrote his first play ("Pilatus") when he was 18, and published hist first short story collection ("Salmace") in 1929. In 1935 he reached literary success with "...


39. Miguel M. Delgado

Director | Los tres mosqueteros

Miguel M. Delgado was born on May 17, 1905 in Mexico City, Mexico as Miguel Melitón Delgado Pardavé. He was a director and producer, known for The Three Musketeers (1942), Mr. Photographer (1953) and Cantando nace el amor (1954). He died on January 2, 1994.


40. Mikhail Romm

Director | Chelovek No. 217

Mikhail Romm was born in 1901, into a Russian-Jewish family, in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, Russia. He served in the Red Army in 1918-21 as an Inspector of the Special Forces for Food Supplies. He was in charge of confiscations of bread and food from the wealthier farmers (kulaks) in Central ...

. ____/ 1x : 1946| CHELOVEK NO. 217 (MATRICULE 217) .

. ____/ 1x : 1946| DUNIA .

42. Noël-Noël

Writer | Les choristes

A beloved, warmly popular French character player and screenwriter in his heyday, Noël Noël was born Lucien Édouard Noël on August 9, 1897 in Paris. He initially developed his celebrity in music halls and the cabaret venue, where he created his Adémaï Joseph comic character, a blundering, oafish ...

. ____/ 1x -1n = 0x : 1946| LE PÈRE TRANQUILLE Réalisé par René CLEMENT [Directors: René Clément, Noël-Noël (uncredited)] .

43. Otakar Vávra

Writer | Kladivo na carodejnice

Otakar Vávra was born on February 28, 1911 in Hradec Kralove, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was a writer and director, known for Witchhammer (1970), Romance for Bugle (1967) and Days of Betrayal (1973). He died on September 15, 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic.


44. Paul Calinescu

Director | Pe raspunderea mea

Romanian film maker, a graduate of the University of Bucharest. He directed his country's first documentary România (1934). The ethnographic film The Country of Motzi (1939) ("The Land of the Motzi") won the Best Documentary Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1939.


45. René Clément

Director | Jeux interdits

René Clément was one of the leading French directors of the post-World War II era. He directed what are regarded as some of the greatest films of the time, such as The Battle of the Rails (1946), Forbidden Games (1952) and The Day and the Hour (1963). He was later almost forgotten as a director. He...

. ____/ 7x -1n = 6x : 1946| LA BATAILLE DU RAIL 1946| LE PÈRE TRANQUILLE Réalisé par René CLEMENT [Directors: René Clément, Noël-Noël (uncredited)] 1946| LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE Réalisé par Jean COCTEAU [Directors: Jean Cocteau, René Clément (uncredited)] _/imdb/trivia/`During the shooting of the film, Jean Cocteau became very ill and eventually had to be hospitalized. While he was recovering, René Clément served as the director.` 1947| LES MAUDITS 1949| LE MURA DI MALAPAGA (AU-DELÀ DES GRILLES) 1954| KNAVE OF HEARTS (MONSIEUR RIPOIS) 1961| CHE GIOIA VIVERE (QUELLE JOIE DE VIVRE) .

. ____/ 1x : 1946| MAKE MINE MUSIC (LA BOÎTE À MUSIQUE) [Directors: Robert Cormack (as Bob Cormack), Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador (as Josh Meador)] .

47. Roberto Rossellini

Writer | Germania anno zero

The master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, as one of the creators of neo-realism, is one of the most influential directors of all time. His neo-realist films influenced France's nouvelle vague movement in the 1950s and '60s that changed the face of international cinema. He also influenced American ...


48. Sergei Yutkevich

Director | Velikiy voin Albanii Skanderbeg

He has made been famous in the young soviet cinema by his films about Lenin (Lenin v Polshe (1966) and others). He had a great international acclaim by his version of Othello (1956) and engaged to the Soviet cinema two French stars: Marina Vlady for Lika in Syuzhet dlya nebolshogo rasskaza (1969) ...


49. Alfred E. Green

Director | The Jolson Story

One of the more prolific American directors, Alfred E. Green entered films in 1912 as an actor for the Selig Polyscope Co. He became an assistant to director Colin Campbell and started directing two-reelers, turning to features in 1917. His career lasted into the mid-1950s but his output was mostly...

50. Anthony Kimmins

Writer | Smiley

British writer/director Anthony Kimmins was a naval officer in World War I, and after the war became a film actor and playwright. He wrote and directed several films for British comedian George Formby in the 1930s, but with the outbreak of World War II Kimmins rejoined the Royal Navy and spent the ...

51. Arnold Sjöstrand

Actor | Två kvinnor

Arnold Sjöstrand was born on June 30, 1903 in Sundbyberg, Stockholms län, Sweden. He was an actor and director, known for Två kvinnor (1947), Sin (1948) and Starkare än lagen (1951). He died on February 1, 1955 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden.

52. Arthur Ripley

Director | The Chase

Arthur Ripley started his movie career as an apprentice at Kalem Pictures and then worked for several studios, including Vitagraph and Metro. By early 1920s he had become a gag writer for Mack Sennett. In 1923 Sennett signed vaudeville comic Harry Langdon and gave his writers the job of developing ...

53. Ben Sharpsteen

Director | Dumbo

Ben Sharpsteen was born on November 4, 1895 in Tacoma, Washington, USA as Benjamin Luther Sharpsteen. He is known for his work on Dumbo (1941), Pinocchio (1940) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). He died on December 20, 1980 in Santa Rosa, California, USA.

54. Benito Perojo

Director | Goyescas

Benito Perojo was born on June 14, 1894 in Madrid, Spain. He was a director and producer, known for Goyescas (1942), A Prisoner Has Escaped (1934) and Marianela (1940). He died on November 11, 1974 in Madrid.

55. Bill Roberts

Director | Dumbo

Worked as a magazine illustrator in New York, before joining the Disney Organisation in 1932/3. Directed the Rite of Spring segment in Fantasia (1940).

56. Camillo Mastrocinque

Director | I mariti (Tempesta d'anime)

Camillo Mastrocinque was born on May 11, 1901 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for I mariti (Tempesta d'anime) (1941), Don Pasquale (1940) and Lost in the Dark (1947). He died on April 23, 1969 in Rome.

57. Charles Walters

Director | Lili

Charles Walters was born on November 17, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Lili (1953), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) and Ask Any Girl (1959). He died on August 13, 1982 in Malibu, California, USA.

58. Curtis Bernhardt

Director | Kisses for My President

If Curtis Bernhardt is a relative unknown, it's because he didn't direct his first Hollywood feature until 1940 at the age of 41. Bernhardt worked for years in Germany until his Jewish heritage made living there impossible by 1933-- he was arrested by the Gestapo and made a harrowing underground ...

59. Edward Dmytryk

Director | Crossfire

Edward Dmytryk grew up in San Francisco, the son of Ukrainian immigrants. After his mother died when he was 6, his strict disciplinarian father beat the boy frequently, and the child began running away while in his early teens. Eventually, juvenile authorities allowed him to live alone at the age ...

60. Elia Kazan

Director | On the Waterfront

Known for his creative stage direction, Elia Kazan was born Elias Kazantzoglou on September 7, 1909 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey). Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He ...

61. George Sidney

Director | Scaramouche

The son of Louis K. Sidney the vice president of M.G.M. and Hazel Mooney of The Mooney Sisters. In his teens he worked as studio messenger going through every department learning the techniques and secrets of the trade. In 1933 he was assigned to direct screen tests of Judy Garland, Robert Taylor ...

62. Henri Decoin

Writer | Abus de confiance

Partly due to the uneven quality of his work,Henri Decoin remained an overlooked director.Born in 1890,he was a sports correspondent ,a novelist ,Gallone's assistant ,and a screenwriter, As a director ,some of his Films Noirs are simply stellar and deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as ...

63. Ingmar Bergman

Writer | Persona

Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions (1992) is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions (1996) is the ...

64. Jacques Becker

Writer | Le trou

His interest in films was stimulated by a meeting with King Vidor, who offered him employment in the US as actor and assistant director. However, he remained in France and became assistant to Jean Renoir, a friend of the family, during that director's peak period (1932-39). In 1934 he ventured ...

65. Jean Mauran

Director | Marouf, the Cairo Cobbler

Jean Mauran is a director and actor, known for Marouf, the Cairo Cobbler (1947) and Le picador (1932).

66. John Elliotte

Animation_department | Pinocchio

67. Lemuel Ayers

Director | Ziegfeld Follies

Lemuel Ayers (1915-1955), a New Yorker, studied at Princeton University and the University of Iowa before being chosen, at the age of 29, by Leonard Sillman to design the sets for the 1939 Broadway revivals of "Journey's End" and "They Knew What They Wanted". Major recognition came with his costume...

68. Lewis Milestone

Director | All Quiet on the Western Front

Lewis Milestone, a clothing manufacturer's son, was born in Bessarabia (now Moldova), raised in Odessa (Ukraine) and educated in Belgium and Berlin (where he studied engineering). He was fluent in both German and Russian and an avid reader. Milestone had an affinity for the theatre from an early ...

69. Mario Camerini

Director | Il signor Max

Mario Camerini was born on February 6, 1895 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Mister Max (1937), I'll Give a Million (1935) and Department Store (1939). He was married to Assia Noris. He died on February 4, 1981 in Gardone Riviera, Lombardy, Italy.

70. Mario Soffici

Director | Celos

Mario Soffici was born on May 14, 1900 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. He was a director and actor, known for Celos (1947), Pasó en mi barrio (1951) and Rosaura a las 10 (1958). He died on May 10, 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

71. Márton Keleti

Director | A tizedes meg a többiek

He learnt directing from Pál Fejös, and László Vajda as an assistant director. In 1937 he made his first film followed by 2 other films in the same year, (A harapós férj, a Viki and Torockói menyasszony). Between 1939 and 1944 he couldn't make films because he was Jewish. After the 2nd WW, he made ...

72. Merrill Pye

Art_director | North by Northwest

Merrill Pye was born on August 14, 1902 in Bismarck, North Dakota, USA as Merrill Manley Pye. He is known for his work on North by Northwest (1959), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and Ziegfeld Follies (1945). He was married to Doris Simons, Natalie Draper, Mary Halsey and Patricia Avery. He died on...

73. Nicole Védrès

Director | Paris mil neuf cent

Nicole Védrès was born on September 4, 1911 in Paris, France as Nicole Henriette Désirée Charlotte Cahen dit Nathan dit Rais. She was a director and writer, known for Paris mil neuf cent (1947), Life Begins Tomorrow (1950) and Amazone (1951). She was married to Marcel Cravenne and Giovanni Adolfo ...

74. Norman Ferguson

Director | Dumbo

Norman Ferguson was born on September 2, 1902 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as William Norman Ferguson. He is known for his work on Dumbo (1941), Pinocchio (1940) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). He was married to Gladys F. He died on November 4, 1957 in Los Angeles, ...

75. Robert Lewis

Actor | Ziegfeld Follies

Robert Lewis was one of the original members of the Group Theatre in the 1930s and co-founder of the Actors Studio in 1947. He was active as a character actor in Hollywood for only a brief period, under contract first to Fox Studios and then MGM. Though he went on to appear in and direct Hollywood ...

76. Roy Del Ruth

Director | It Happened on Fifth Avenue

Roy Del Ruth was born on Oct. 18, 1895, in Philadelphia, PA. He began his Hollywood career as a writer for Mack Sennett in 1915. He began directing in 1919 for Sennett with the two-reeler Hungry Lions and Tender Hearts (1920). In the early 1920s he moved over to features with such efforts as Asleep...

77. Sam Wood

Director | A Night at the Opera

Following a two-year apprenticeship under Cecil B. DeMille as assistant director, Samuel Grosvenor Wood had the good fortune to have assigned to him two of the biggest stars at Paramount during their heyday: Wallace Reid (between 1919 and 1920) and Gloria Swanson (from 1921 to 1923). By the time ...

78. Samuel Armstrong

Director | Dumbo

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

80. Vincente Minnelli

Director | An American in Paris

Born Lester Anthony Minnelli in Chicago on February 28 1903, his father Vincent was a musical conductor of the Minnelli Brothers' Tent Theater. Wanting to pursue an artistic career, Minelli worked in the costume department of the Chicago Theater, then on Broadway during the depression as a set ...

81. 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 ...

82. 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.

83. Alfred L. Werker

Director | He Walked by Night

Son Alfred L. Werker Jr. born 1931.

84. André Cayatte

Writer | Il n'y a pas de fumée sans feu

André Cayatte (b.1909 in Carcassonne, Aude, France) was a lawyer turned novelist and journalist, then screenwriter in 1938, after which he became a film director in 1942. He was known in France from the 1940s to the 1970s for uncompromising films examining the complex ethical and political ...

85. Carol Reed

Director | The Third Man

Carol Reed was the second son of stage actor, dramatics teacher and impresario founder of the Royal School of Dramatic Art Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Reed was one of Tree's six illegitimate children with Beatrice Mae Pinney, who Tree established in a second household apart from his married life. ...

86. Claude Autant-Lara

Director | Le diable au corps

Claude Autant-Lara was born on August 5, 1901 in Luzarches, Val-d'Oise, France as Claude Autant Larapide de Lisle. He was a director and writer, known for Devil in the Flesh (1947), Four Bags Full (1956) and The Red and the Black (1954). He was married to Ghislaine Autant-Lara. He died on February ...

88. Fred Zinnemann

Director | A Man for All Seasons

Initially grew up wanting to be a violinist, but while at the University of Vienna decided to study law. While doing so, he became increasingly interested in American film and decided that was what he wanted to do. He became involved in European filmaking for a short time before going to America to...

89. Georges Lampin

Director | Retour à la vie

Georges Lampin was born on October 14, 1901 in Yekaterinburg, Russian Empire. He was a production manager and director, known for Return to Life (1949), Mathias Sandorf (1963) and King on Horseback (1958). He died on May 8, 1979 in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France.

90. Giuseppe De Santis

Writer | Caccia tragica

Giuseppe De Santis was born on February 11, 1917 in Fondi, Lazio, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Tragic Hunt (1947), Days of Love (1954) and Bitter Rice (1949). He was married to Gordana Miletic. He died on May 16, 1997 in Rome, Lazio.

91. Hampe Faustman

Actor | När ängarna blommar

Hampe Faustman was born on July 3, 1919 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was an actor and director, known for När ängarna blommar (1946), Främmande hamn (1948) and Crime and Punishment (1945). He was married to Gunn Wållgren. He died on August 26, 1961 in Sweden.

93. Helmut Käutner

Director | Der Hauptmann von Köpenick

Helmut Käutner was born on March 25, 1908 in Düsseldorf, Germany as Paul Günther Helmut Käutner. He was a director and writer, known for The Captain from Köpenick (1956), The Last Bridge (1954) and The Rest Is Silence (1959). He was married to Erica Balqué. He died on April 20, 1980 in ...

94. Henri-Georges Clouzot

Writer | Le salaire de la peur

Beginning his film career as a screenwriter, Henri-Georges Clouzot switched over to directing and in 1943 had the distinction of having his film Le Corbeau (1943) banned by both the German forces occupying France and the Free French forces fighting them, but for different reasons. He shot to ...

95. Irving Pichel

Director | Destination Moon

Irving Pichel was born on June 24, 1891 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Destination Moon (1950), Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) and The Most Dangerous Game (1932). He was married to Violette Wilson. He died on July 13, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA.

96. Jean Dréville

Director | Kampen om tungtvannet

The great neglected independent film-maker Jean Dreville had no formal education - he was educated privately at home. He showed an early interest in photography and art and his first jobs were as photographer, poster designer and draftsman. His break into films came in 1928 when he made his first ...

97. Jean Pichonnier

Director | Images d'Ethiopie

Brother of Paul Pichonnier

98. Josef von Báky

Director | Der Ruf

Josef von Báky was born on March 23, 1902 in Zombor, Austria-Hungary. He was a director and assistant director, known for Der Ruf (1949), Das doppelte Lottchen (1950) and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943). He was married to Julia Nemeth. He died on July 28, 1966 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

99. Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writer | All About Eve

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1909, Joseph Leo Mankiewicz first worked for the movies as a translator of intertitles, employed by Paramount in Berlin, the UFA's American distributor at the time (1928). He became a dialoguist, then a screenwriter on numerous Paramount ...

100. Karl Hartl

Director | Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war

Karl Hartl was born on May 10, 1899 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Karl Anton Hartl. He was a director and writer, known for Two Merry Adventurers (1937), The Life and Loves of Mozart (1955) and The Angel with the Trumpet (1948). He was married to Marte Harell. He died on August 29, 1978 in Vienna, ...

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