by STANLEY23KUBRICK | created - 24 Aug 2019 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

1. Abbas Kiarostami

Writer | Copie conforme

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

# Cópia Fiel (2010)

# Um Alguém Apaixonado (2004)

# Gosto de Cereja (1997)

# Close-up (1990)

2. Abel Ferrara

Director | Bad Lieutenant

Born in the Bronx, Ferrara started making amateur films on Super 8 in his teens before making his debut with violent exploitation films such as 'Driller Killer' and 'Ms.45'. Good reviews for the latter helped create his cult reputation, leading to larger budgets, studio funding and 'name' actors (...

# 4:44 - O Fim do Mundo (2011)

3. Abel Gance

Writer | La dame aux camélias

Born an illegitimate son of a wealthy physician, Abel Flamant, and a working class mother, Francoise Perethon. He was raised by his mother and her boyfriend, who later became her husband, Adolphe Gance. Pressured by his parents, he began his working career as a lawyer's clerk in hopes of achieving ...

# Com Sangue se Escreve a História (1960)

# Napoleão (1927)

4. Agnès Varda

Director | Sans toit ni loi

Agnès Varda was born on May 30, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium as Arlette Varda. She was a director and writer, known for Vagabond (1985), Faces Places (2017) and Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962). She was married to Jacques Demy. She died on March 29, 2019 in Paris, France.

Varda por Agnès (2019)

# As Praias de Agnès (2008)

# Sem Teto, Nem Lei (1985)

# Cléo das 5 às 7 (1962)

5. Aki Kaurismäki

Producer | Le Havre

Aki Kaurismäki did a wide variety of jobs including postman, dish-washer and film critic, before forming a production and distribution company, Villealfa (in homage to Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville (1965)) with his older brother Mika Kaurismäki, also a film-maker. Both Aki and Mika are prolific ...

# O Outro Lado da Esperança (2017)

# O Porto (2011)

# O Homem Sem Passado (2002)

# A Garota da Fábrica de Caixas de Fósforos (1990)

6. Akira Kurosawa

Writer | Kakushi-toride no san-akunin

After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater...

# Sonhos (1990)

# Ran (1985)

# Yojimbo - O Guarda-Costas (1961)

# Os Sete Samurais (1954)

# Rashomon (1950)

7. Alain Resnais

Director | Hiroshima mon amour

Alain Resnais was born on June 3, 1922 in Vannes, Morbihan, France as Alain Pierre Marie Jean Georges Resnais. He was a director and editor, known for Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Same Old Song (1997) and My American Uncle (1980). He was married to Sabine Azéma and Florence Malraux. He died on March...

# Vocês Ainda Não Viram Nada! (2012)

# Ervas Daninhas (2009)

# Medos Privados em Lugares Públicos (2006)

# Amores Parisienses (1997)

# Morrer de Amor (1984)

# A Vida é um Romance (1983)

# Meu Tio da América (1980)

# Stavisky (1974)

# Ano Passado em Marienbad (1961)

# Hiroshima Meu Amor (1959)

8. Alan J. Pakula

Producer | Sophie's Choice

Alan J. Pakula was an American film director, writer and producer. He was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Best Director for All the President's Men (1976) and Best Adapted Screenplay for Sophie's Choice (1982).

He also directed Presumed Innocent (...

# Inimigo Íntimo (1997)

# O Dossiê Pelicano (1993)

# Acima de Qualquer Suspeita (1990)

# A Escolha de Sofia (1982)

# Raízes da Ambição (1978)

# Todos os Homens do Presidente (1976)

# A Trama (1974)

9. Alan Parker

Director | Evita

The son of Elsie Ellen, a dressmaker, and William Leslie Parker, a house painter, Alan Parker was a London advertising copywriter in the 1960s and early 1970s with Collett Dickenson Pearce (CDP), an ad agency. He formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his producer (Puttnam had been a ...

# A Vida de David Gale (2003)

# As Cinzas de Ângela (1999)

# Mississipi em Chamas (1988)

# Coração Satânico (1987)

# Asas da Liberdade (1984)

# The Wall (1982)

# Fama (1980)

# O Expresso da Meia-Noite (1978)

# Quando As Metralhadoras Cospem (1976)

10. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Producer | Biutiful

Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director.

González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born ...

# Biutiful (2010)

# Babel (2006)

# 21 Gramas (2003)

# Amores Brutos (2000)

11. Aleksandr Sokurov

Director | Russkiy kovcheg

He was born with a disability because of an anatomic defect of his leg, in 1951 in Podorvikha village in Siberian Russia. His father was a Red Army veteran of WW2. One of most important contemporary filmmakers, Sokurov worked extensively in television and later graduated from the prestigious film ...

# Fausto (2011)

# Mãe e Filho (1997)

12. Alexander Payne

Director | Nebraska

Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older ...

# Pequena Grande Vida (2017)

# Nebraska (2013)

13. Alfonso Cuarón

Writer | Gravity

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then ...

# Gravidade (2013)

# Harry Potter e o Prisioneiro de Azkaban (2004)

# E Sua Mãe Também (2001)

14. 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 ...

# Frenesi (1972)

# Topázio (1969)

# Cortina Rasgada (1966)

# Marnie - Confissões de uma Ladra (1964)

# Os Pássaros (1963)

# Psicose (1960)

# Intriga Internacional (1959)

# Um Corpo que Cai (1958)

# O Homem que Sabia Demais (1956)

# O Homem Errado (1956)

# O Terceiro Tiro, O (1955)

# Ladrão de Casaca (1955)

# Janela Indiscreta (1954)

# Disque M para Matar (1954)

# A Tortura do Silêncio (1953)

# Pacto Sinistro (1951)

# Festim Diabólico (1948)

# Quando Fala o Coração (1945)

# Um Barco e Nove Destinos (1944)

# A Sombra de uma Dúvida (1943)

# Um Casal do Barulho (1941)

# Suspeita (1941)

# Rebecca - A Mulher Inesquecível (1940)

# A Dama Oculta (1938)

# Jovem e Inocente (1937)

# O Marido Era o Culpado (1936)

# Os 39 Degraus (1935)

# Homem que Sabia Demais, O (1934)

# Assassinato (1930)

# O Ilhéu (1929)

15. Anatole Litvak

Director | The Snake Pit

The distinguished film director Anatole Litvak was born in the Ukrainian city of Kiev, the son of Jewish parents. His very first job was as a stage hand. In 1915, he became an actor, performing at a little-known experimental theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a teenager, he witnessed the 1917 ...

# Noite dos Generais (1967)

# Anastacia - A Princesa Esquecida (1956)

# Mais Forte que a Morte (1953)

# Uma Vida Por um Fio (1948)

# A Cova da Serpente (1948)

16. André De Toth

Director | House of Wax

Although he obtained a law degree from the Royal Hungarian University, Andre De Toth decided to become an actor, and spent several years on the stage. He then entered the Hungarian film industry, obtaining work as a writer, editor, second unit director and actor before finally becoming a director. ...

# Museu de Cera (1953)

17. Andrei Tarkovsky

Writer | Solyaris

The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, Ivan's Childhood (1962), which ...

# Sacrifício, O (1986)

# Nostalgia (1983)

# Stalker (1979)

# O Espelho (1975)

# Andrei Rublev (1969)

# A Infância de Ivan (1962)

# O Rolo Compressor e o Violinista (1961)

18. Andrew Dominik

Director | Chopper

Andrew Dominik was born on October 7, 1967 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is a director and writer, known for Chopper (2000), Killing Them Softly (2012) and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007).

# O Homem da Máfia (2012)

19. Andrew Niccol

Writer | Gattaca

New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show (1998) script, but Rudin was not...

# A Hospedeira (2013)

# O Preço do Amanhã (2011)

# O Senhor das Armas (2005)

# S1m0ne (2002)

# Gattaca - A Experiência Genética (1997)

20. Andrew V. McLaglen

Director | The Wild Geese

Andrew V. McLaglen was born on July 28, 1920 in Wandsworth, London, England as Andrew Victor McLaglen. He was a director and assistant director, known for The Wild Geese (1978), Hellfighters (1968) and Fools' Parade (1971). He was married to Sheila Anne Corbett, Sarah (Sally) Greenwood Pierce, Veda...

# Desbravando o Oeste (1967)

21. Andrey Konchalovskiy

Writer | Belye nochi pochtalyona Alekseya Tryapitsyna

The Russian theatre and film director Andrei Konchalovsky is an elder brother of Nikita Mikhalkov, born August, 20, 1937. As a youngster he planned to pursue a career of a musician and learned to play piano but his love for cinema outweighed and he entered VGIK-the major state film school where he ...

# Casa de Doidos (2002)

# O Círculo do Poder (1991)

# Tango & Cash: Os Vingadores (1989)

# Gente Diferente (1987)

# Sede de Amar (1986)

# Expresso para o Inferno (1985)

# Os Amantes de Maria (1984)

22. Andrzej Wajda

Director | Katyn

Andrzej Wajda is an Academy Award-wining director. He is the most prominent filmmaker in Poland known for The Promised Land (1975), Man of Iron (1981), and Katyn (2007).

He was Born on March 6, 1926, in Suwalki, Poland. His mother, Aniela Wajda, was a teacher at a Ukrainian school. His father, Jakub...

# O Homem de Mármore (19770

23. Andrzej Zulawski

Writer | Possession

Born in Lvov, Ukraine; then he moved with his father Miroslaw Zulawski to Czechoslovakia and later to Poland. In the late 1950s, he studied cinema in France. In the 1960s, he was an assistant of the famous Polish film director Andrzej Wajda. His feature debut The Third Part of the Night (1971) was ...

# A Revolta do Amor (1985)

# O Importante é Amar (1975)

# Diabel 1972)

24. Andy Warhol

Director | Chelsea Girls

Andrew Warhol's father, Ondrej, came from the Austria-Hungary Empire (now Slovakia) in 1912, and sent for his mother, Julia Zavackyová Warholová, in 1921. His father worked as a construction worker and later as a coal miner. Around some time, the family moved to Pittsburgh. During his teenage years...

# Vinyl (1965)

25. Ang Lee

Director | Wo hu cang long

Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ...

# As Aventuras de Pi (2012)

# Aconteceu em Woodstock (2009)

# Desejo e Perigo (2007)

# O Segredo de Brokeback Mountain (2005)

# Hulk (2003)

# O Tigre e o Dragão (2000)

# Tempestade de Gelo (1997)

# Razão e Sensibilidade (1995)

26. 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 ...

# Pigmalião (1936)

27. Arthur Penn

Director | Bonnie and Clyde

Arthur Penn was born on September 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Little Big Man (1970) and The Miracle Worker (1962). He was married to Peggy Maurer. He died on September 28, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City, New York,...

# Duelo de Gigantes (1976)

# Deixem-nos Viver (1969)

# Bonnie & Clyde - Uma Rajada de Balas (1967)

# Caçada Humana (1966)

# O Trem (1964)

# O Milagre de Anne Sulivan (1962)

# Um de Nós Morrerá (1958)

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