Worst Directors of All Timeby Stryder-56897 | created - 10 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
1. John Moore
Director | The Omen
John Moore was born in Dundalk, Ireland in 1970, a small town situated about 60 miles from the country's capital Dublin. Moore attended a technical college in Dublin where he studied filmmaking and after completing the school he went on to direct and write a series of short films all produced in ...
2. Rian Johnson
Director | Knives Out
Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age his family moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film, Brick (2005), was released in 2005 ...
4. John Landis
Director | The Blues Brothers
John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes (1970). Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "...
5. Victor Salva
Writer | Powder
Born in Martinez, California, 20 miles outside San Francisco, Victor Salva had written and directed over 20 short and feature-length films before graduating from high school. In the mid-'80s his 37-minute short Something in the Basement (1986) took first place in the fiction category at the Sony/...
9. Keoni Waxman
Producer | Shooting Gallery
Keoni Waxman is an American filmmaker who was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is known for writing, directing and producing action films, dark thrillers and indie dramas which he shoots all over the world for his company ActionHouse Pictures. Keoni currently resides with his family in Santa...
10. Eli Roth
Producer | Cabin Fever
Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley ...
11. Uwe Boll
Producer | Postal
As a child, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video before beginning his studies at Filmacademy Vienna and as guest auditor in Munich. He also studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. Uwe graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-...
12. Dennis Dugan
Actor | Happy Gilmore
Dennis Dugan was born on September 5, 1946 in Wheaton, Illinois, USA as Dennis Barton Dugan. He is an actor and director, known for Happy Gilmore (1996), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) and Big Daddy (1999). He is married to Sharon Dugan. He was previously married to Joyce Van Patten.
14. Albert Pyun
Director | Cyborg
Albert Pyun is an award-winning American filmmaker best known for his contributions to the science-fiction and action genres. He is credited with pioneering the cyborg sub-genre and is considered to be a maverick and renegade in independent genre cinema. With over 50 titles to his name, he has ...
Producer | Kickboxer: Retaliation
Dimitri Logothetis immigrated to America with his parents at age six. He grew up in Los Angeles, went to high school in the South Bay were he played football, and attended college at Loyola Marymount were received a Masters in Film and Television. Dimitri made a short film at Loyola which he ...
16. Rupert Sanders
Director | Snow White and the Huntsman
Rupert Sanders was born on March 16, 1971 in Westminster, London, England. He is a director and writer, known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Ghost in the Shell (2017) and Untitled Rupert Sanders/Sci-Fi Project. He was previously married to Liberty Ross.
18. Brian A. Miller
Director | Vice
Brian A. Miller is a Los Angeles based feature film writer and director known for Reprisal (2018), Backtrace, Vice (2015), The Prince (2014), and Officer Down (2015) and the upcoming "Price of Valor". He's worked with such name actors as Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Jason Patric, ...
19. Steven C. Miller
Director | Line of Duty
Steven C. Miller was born in Decatur, Ga. His love for film began early when his father bought him a VHS video camera. Miller started off small with multiple music videos and short films. In 2005 Miller attended and graduated Full Sail University.
In 2005, immediately after graduating film school at...
20. Mike Gunther
Stunts | Bad Boys for Life
Mike Gunther's unique array of talents as a writer, director, and innovative action expert enable him to create, capture and deliver the kind of action films audiences pack theaters to see. A driving force behind some of Hollywood's top blockbusters, his work has helped bring in over $3 billion in ...
22. Lee Tamahori
Director | Once Were Warriors
Beginning as a commercial artist and photographer, he joined the New Zealand film industry in the late 1970s as a boom operator. He became an assistant director a decade later. Making international award-winning commercials for 10 years, he has also directed several TV series. His first feature ...
24. Stuart Gillard
Director | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
A multi-award-winning director, writer, producer and actor, Stuart Gillard is a three time nominee for the prestigious DGA (Directors Guild of America) Award, winning for Going to the Mat (2004), a movie he directed for the Walt Disney Company. Mr. Gillard is a man of many talents whose career ...
28. James Nguyen
Writer | Birdemic: Shock and Terror
Director James Nguyen is the founder of Moviehead.com, an online movie theater. In 2001, he produced and directed Julie and Jack - a romantic thriller about love and spirituality. In 2004, he completed a second film: Replica - a romantic thriller. Recently, James completed directing Birdemic - ...
29. Leigh Scott
Writer | Pirates of Treasure Island
With more than two dozen feature films under his belt, Leigh Scott has been working as a professional writer, director, producer, editor, and cinematographer in the film industry for nearly twenty years.
He attended USC's prestigious School of Cinema-Television. While in school he obtained an ...
30. Sarik Andreasyan
Producer | Mafiya: Igra na vyzhivanie
Born in 1988 in Yerevan, Armenia, by the age of 29, Sarik Andreasyan became a top-3 highest grossing Russian directors according to Variety Russia.
Directing a successful remake of the Russian cult classic "Office Romance" at the age of 23 puts him on the map and the widely beloved box office hit "...
33. Jared Cohn
Jared Cohn is a film and television director, writer and producer based in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in New York, Jared received a bachelor in fine arts from the from New York Institute of Technology... then went west. Jared enjoys music, painting, photography, cinematography and ...
36. Colin Strause
Visual_effects | Skyline
Since moving to Hollywood as teens in the mid-90s, Colin and his brother, Greg have charted a meteoric rise from self-taught artists working on local cable commercials in the suburbs of Chicago, to renowned visual effects gurus. Their careers began on the original run of The X-Files television show...
37. Greg Strause
Visual_effects | The Day After Tomorrow
Greg Strause grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. Greg and his brother Colin Strause began experimenting with visual effects in their early teens. In 1995, Greg moved to Los Angeles and started working on the special effects for The X-Files (1993). From there he moved on to big-budget hits such as ...
Director | Son of the Mask
Hired after Steven Spielberg saw his USC Thesis Film "Headless!" (which won Grand Jury Prize for best short at the Houston Int'l Film Festival) to direct Dreamworks Interactive's "Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland", Guterman was then hired to direct sequences on "Antz", the company's first C.G.I. ...
40. Michael Schelp
Producer | Toyz Goin' Wild
Michael Schelp is the president and chief executive officer of Spark Plug Entertainment, a New York-based studio that produces computer-animated features for the international home entertainment and television markets. In the United States, Spark Plug features on DVD are sold on Walmart, Kmart, and...
42. Joseph J. Lawson
Visual_effects | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Over his career, Joe Lawson has filled many roles as a filmmaker: director, writer, practical and digital visual effects supervisor and artist, storyboard artist, voice-over artist and actor as well as directing animated and live action productions including five features, commercials, Dan Dare: ...
44. Raja Gosnell
Director | Never Been Kissed
Raja Gosnell started his film career as an assistant editor in the late 1970s. His first credit as a film's main editor was the romantic comedy "The Lonely Guy" (1984), for director Arthur Hiller. During the 1980s, Gosnell served as editor in films directed by Tom Laughlin, David Worth, Bob Dahlin,...
45. John Hyams
Director | Alone
Beginning his career in the fine arts, John Hyams graduated from Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts, earning top awards in painting and sculpture. Hyams exhibited and sold work in Los Angeles and New York before turning his attention to film. In 1997 Hyams wrote, directed, ...
49. Richard Crudo
Camera_department | Donnie Darko
Richard Crudo, ASC is a cinematographer and director with a long-standing and celebrated career in the film industry.
His most recent work includes: directing "Ed Murphy: American Hero", a documentary chronicling the life of a decorated World War II veteran who was one of the first members of the ...
51. Sergei Bodrov
Writer | Mongol
Sergei Bodrov was born on June 28, 1948 in Khabarovsk, Khabarovskiy kray, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia] as Sergey Vladimirovich Bodrov . He is a writer and director, known for Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007), Prisoner of the Mountains (1996) and Freedom Is Paradise (1989).
52. Neil LaBute
Writer | In the Company of Men
Acclaimed and highly discussed filmmaker Neil LaBute has made himself a force to be reckoned with and a name to watch. With his true-to-life cynical and self-absorbed characters and all-too-true social themes, he has firmly established himself as an unforgiving judge of the ugliest side of human ...
53. Danny Steinmann
Director | Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Writer/director/producer Danny Steinmann was the son of noted East Coast art collector Herbert R. Steinmann. Danny made his debut as both writer and director with the funky hardcore porno picture High Rise (1973), on which he used the alias Danny Stone. Steinmann was a production associate on ...
54. Rob Hedden
Rob Hedden wrote and directed the 2012 romantic action comedy "You May Not Kiss The Bride" starring Dave Annable, Katharine McPhee, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider and Mena Suvari. His original feature script "The Condemned" was released theatrically by Lionsgate in 2007. The action film starring Stone ...
57. Oleg Stepchenko
Producer | Viy
Educated at the V.I. Surikov Artistic Academy (Moscow) in theatre and film art and production design, Oleg is one of the leading feature film directors in Russia and the FSU. Oleg's training as a production designer coupled with his directing experience in theatre, his work with Russia's top music ...
60. Nick Lyon
Director | Isle of the Dead
Nick Lyon (DGA) is a Los Angeles based filmmaker and producer.
After beginning a fine arts education in his hometown of Portland Oregon, he packed up and traveled to Germany where he studied at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Nick then went on to direct Maximilian Schell ...
Director | Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Dominique Othenin-Girard is a Swiss independent film director, producer and scriptwriter. A graduate of the London Film School, he has directed over 30 motion pictures and films for television in the USA, UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Morocco, Algeria, Kenya, India, Cambodia and...
67. Donald Farmer
Director | Hi-8 (Horror Independent 8)
Donald Farmer is considered one of the most unique of the "cult-horror" directors. Directing dozens of feature films for decades, his unique film concepts, have brought film goers excitement, fear, and joy. His leading actresses are often cast for their unique beauty, and Donald seeks to empower ...
71. Griff Furst
Actor | The Magnificent Seven
Griff Furst was born on September 17, 1981 in Van Nuys, California, USA as Griffith Ethan Feuerstein. He is an actor and producer, known for The Magnificent Seven (2016), Banshee (2013) and I Love You Phillip Morris (2009). He has been married to Angela Meredith Furst since July 3, 2011.
74. Michael Oblowitz
Director | This World, Then the Fireworks
Michael Oblowitz is a South African filmmaker who has directed and produced a number of critically acclaimed movies and videos. Born in Cape Town, he is a Fine Arts and Philosophy graduate of the University of Cape Town and holds an M.A. in Film from Columbia University. He was involved in New ...
77. Danny Cannon
Producer | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Danny Cannon is an Emmy-nominated film and television producer, director and writer, known for executive producing and directing Pennyworth (2019), Gotham (2014), Nikita (2010), I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), Judge Dredd (1995), and is responsible for executive producing the billion ...
Director | Vidocq
Pitof started his career in 1976 as photographer, assistant director and editor for films and commercials. He then branched out into musical scoring, software design and graphic design for televisions, music videos and commercials.
A pioneer of digital imaging in France, Pitof made his debut in ...
79. David Greene
David Greene had a varied early career, beginning with his first job as junior reporter for the Walthamstow Guardian. Life as a journalist was not to be his forte, however. During the years spanning the mid- to late 1930's, he tried his luck variously in the furniture removal business, as a deck ...