Baby Boomer Directorsby maxwellmcphee | created - 04 Jan 2020 | updated - 28 Dec 2021 | Public
Directors born from 1946-1964, in order of birth date.
Some of the most notable directors on this list: 1946 (15) David Lynch Claire Denis John Waters Bruce Robinson Lasse Hallström Sylvester Stallone Randal Kleiser Paul Schrader Dennis Dugan Oliver Stone John Woo Ivan Reitman Andrew Davis Joe Dante Steven Spielberg 1947 (7) Rob Reiner Hou Hsiao-hsien Betty Thomas Stuart Gordon Nick Castle David Zucker Edward Yang 1948 (4) John Carpenter Christopher Guest Errol Morris Michael Lembeck 1949 (9) Jim Sheridan Rob Cohen John Madden Wayne Wang Terry Zwigoff Pedro Almodóvar Jon Avnet Nancy Meyers Takao Okawara 1950 (8) Ronny Yu John Hughes Jerry Zucker Kenny Ortega Phillip Noyce Joe Johnston John Landis Howard Deutch 1951 (10) John McTiernan Robert Zemeckis Richard Rich Steve Miner Abel Ferrara Martin Brest Mamoru Oshii Julian Schnabel Zhang Yimou Kathryn Bigelow 1952 (8) Kevin Reynolds Dean Parisot Gus Van Sant Brian Levant Edward Zwick Henry Selick Julie Taymor Terry George 1953 (10) Jim Jarmusch Barry Sonnenfeld Ron Clements Russell Mulcahy Jean-Pierre Jeunet Alex Gibney Charles Martin Smith Ron Underwood John Musker James Foley 1954 (10) Anthony Minghella Ron Howard Chang-dong Lee Donald Petrie Jackie Chan Michael Moore Amy Heckerling James Cameron Ang Lee Joel Coen 1955 (12) Jeremiah Chechik Masaaki Tezuka Kevin Costner Shûsuke Kaneko Béla Tarr Paul Greengrass Tommy Wiseau David Twohy Catherine Hardwicke Bill Condon Fernando Meirelles Roland Emmerich 1956 (13) Mel Gibson Peter Chelsom Lars Von Trier Giuseppe Tornatore John Wells Kar-Wai Wong Tony Gilroy Danny Boyle Gary Ross Richard Curtis Larry Charles John Lee Hancock Peter Farrely 1957 (16) John Lasseter Frank Miller Spike Lee Chris Wedge Michael Lehmann Aki Kaurismäki Jay Roach Phyllida Lloyd Jonathan Dayton Cameron Crowe Ken Kwapis Paweł Pawlikowski Ethan Coen Brad Bird Michael Caton-Jones Oliver Hirschbiegel 1958 (13) Chris Buck Chuck Russel Keenen Ivory Wayans Bobby Farrelly David O. Russel Tim Burton Chris Columbus Valerie Faris Stephen Herek Charlie Kaufman Nick Park Raja Gosnell Tom Shadyac 1959 (12) Nuri Bilge Ceylan Frank Darabont Renny Harlin Luc Besson David Frankel Alan Taylor Daniel Alfredson Dan Gilroy Steve Martino Todd Solondz Sam Raimi Gregg Araki 1960 (15) Gurinder Chadha Simon Curtis Vicky Jenson Alastair Fothergill Stephen Daldry Hideaki Anno Gary Trousdale Jafar Panahi Atom Egoyan Richard Linklater Takashi Miike Oliver Parker John Curran Rob Marshall Kenneth Branagh 1961 (18) Eric Darnell John Hillcoat Simon West Todd Haynes Brian Helgeland Alexander Payne Andrea Arnold Gary Winick George Clooney Danny Leiner Tarsem Singh Tom Ford Peter Jackson Steve Oedekerk Alfonso Cuarón Jonathan Mostow Shane Black Sion Sono 1962 (14) Peter Hewitt Peter Segal Chris Sanders Stephen Sommers Bobcat Goldthwait Steven Brill Hirokazu Kore-Eda Stephen Chow Rob Minkoff David Fincher Paul Feig Baz Luhrman Mike Judge Rajkumar Hirani 1963 (25) Neil Burger Steven Soderbergh Debra Granik Jean-Marc Vallée Neil Labute Quentin Tarantino Michel Gondry Rich Moore James Marsh Gavin Hood Jon Turteltaub Alejandro G. Iñárritu Chan-wook Park Kirk Wise Paul MGuigan Alex Proyas David Yates Satoshi Kon Ted Demme Brian Henson Brian Robbins Armando Iannucci James Mangold Gavin O'Connor Gaspar Noé 1964 (15) Brad Anderson Ashutosh Gowariker Peter Berg Gore Verbinski Pierre Morel Jee-woon Kim Andrew Niccol Joss Whedon Mark Waters Peyton Reed Greg Mottola Guillermo Del Toro Tim Miller Wilson Yip Adam Shankman
1. Diane Keaton
Actress | Annie Hall
Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ...
2. David Lynch
Writer | Twin Peaks
Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future ...
2. Steve Kanaly
Actor | Dallas
Steve Kanaly was born on March 14, 1946 in Burbank, California, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Dallas (1978), My Name Is Nobody (1973) and Dillinger (1973). He has been married to Brent Power since March 27, 1975. They have two children.
4. Claire Denis
Director | High Life
The films of Claire Denis frequently explore the fragile connections between people and the ways in which the most seemingly inconsequential relationship can have life-changing effects. At the heart of Denis' cinema is a fascination with the delights and difficulties of belonging and otherness, the...
5. John Waters
Writer | Pecker
Growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s, John Waters was not like other children; he was obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his weird counter-culture friends as his cast, he began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-'60s; he screened these in rented Baltimore ...
6. Franc Roddam
Writer | Moby Dick
Franc was born in Norton, near Stockton on Tees and on leaving St John's School at Billingham he went to work at Smith's Dock in Middlesbrough but soon gained a scholarship to the London Film School. From there he moved into the film side of tv commercials and freelancing and his productions of The...
6. Bruce Robinson
Writer | Withnail & I
Such is the mythology that has sprung up around Bruce Robinson's first film, the openly autobiographical Withnail & I (1987), that it's often hard to separate fact from fiction. But the facts appear to be these: trained as an actor at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, he got off to a...
7. Lasse Hallström
Director | What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Lasse Hallström was born on June 2, 1946 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a director and writer, known for What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Dear John (2010) and Chocolat (2000). He has been married to Lena Olin since March 18, 1994. They have one child. He was previously married to ...
8. Ron Silver
Actor | Timecop
Ron Silver was born on July 2, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Timecop (1994), The Arrival (1996) and Reversal of Fortune (1990). He was previously married to Lynne Miller. He died on March 15, 2009 in New York City, New York, USA.
9. Sylvester Stallone
Actor | Rocky
Sylvester Stallone is an athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director/producer, the movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 40 years, making "Sly" one of Hollywood's biggest-ever box office draws.
Sylvester Stallone was born on July 6, 1946, ...
10. Cheech Marin
Actor | Born in East L.A.
Cheech Marin was born on July 13, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Born in East L.A. (1987), Tin Cup (1996) and Up in Smoke (1978). He has been married to Natasha Rubin since August 8, 2009. He was previously married to Rikki Marin and Patti Heid.
11. Randal Kleiser
Director | Grease
Randal Kleiser has been an internationally known film director since the release of his first feature, Grease (1978). Other features include The Blue Lagoon (1980) with Brooke Shields, Summer Lovers (1982) starring Peter Gallagher and Daryl Hannah, Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) with Jamie Lee Curtis, ...
13. Danny Glover
Actor | Lethal Weapon
Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 35 years.
Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black ...
14. Paul Schrader
Writer | First Reformed
Although his name is often linked to that of the "movie brat" generation (Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Brian De Palma, etc.) Paul Schrader's background couldn't have been more different than theirs. His strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a...
15. Bill Forsyth
Director | Local Hero
Bill Forsyth was born on July 29, 1946 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK. He is a director and writer, known for Local Hero (1983), Gregory's Girl (1980) and Housekeeping (1987).
15. Barbara Kopple
Director | Harlan County U.S.A.
Barbara Kopple was born on July 30, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Harlan County U.S.A. (1976), American Dream (1990) and Shut Up & Sing (2006).
16. Dennis Dugan
Actor | Happy Gilmore
Dennis Barton Dugan is an American film director, actor, comedian and screenwriter from Wheaton, Illinois who directed several films featuring Adam Sandler including Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, Jack & Jill, Grown Ups, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and You Don't Mess With the Zohan. He also ...
18. Oliver Stone
Director | JFK
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.
William Oliver Stone was ...
19. John Woo
Director | Ying hung boon sik
Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow ...
20. Togo Igawa
Actor | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
Togo Igawa is an actor/director living in England. In 1968 he joined the Theatre Centre 68 (precursor of the Black Tent Theatre), and went on to tour throughout Japan, performing in more than 120 cities. In 1983 he moved to England. In 1986, the opening season for the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon...
20. Dan O'Bannon
Writer | Alien
Dan O'Bannon was inspired at an early age by EC Comics like Tales from the Crypt and old horror films that he saw in St. Louis. He even wrote a few stories for Heavy Metal magazine (which also showed up in the film).
O'Bannon got his start when he and John Carpenter collaborated on the cult sci-fi ...
21. Vic Armstrong
Stunts | I Am Legend
Vic Armstrong was born on October 5, 1946 in Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire, England, UK. He is an assistant director and actor, known for I Am Legend (2007), Left Behind (2014) and Die Another Day (2002). He is married to Wendy Leech. They have three children.
22. Charles Dance
Actor | Gosford Park
Charles Dance is an English actor, screenwriter, and film director. Dance typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. Some of his most high-profile roles are Tywin Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones (2011), Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986),...
23. Ivan Reitman
Producer | Up in the Air
Canadian producer and director Ivan Reitman created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), which ...
24. Tom Savini
Actor | From Dusk Till Dawn
Actor/SFX wizard/stuntman/director Tom Savini was born in Pittsburgh. Inspired by the film Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), a young Savini became fascinated with the magic and illusion of film. He spent his youth in his room creating characters by tirelessly practicing make-up. Later, as a combat ...
25. Krister Henriksson
Actor | Kyss mig
Krister Henriksson was born on November 12, 1946 in Häverö, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor and director, known for Kiss Me (2011), Sex, hopp & kärlek (2005) and Waiting for the Tenor (1998). He has been married to Cecilia Nilsson since 1988. They have one child.
26. Andrew Davis
Director | The Fugitive
Director/Producer/Writer) Andrew Davis is a filmmaker with a reputation for directing intelligent thrillers, most notably the Academy Award-nominated box-office hit The Fugitive (1993), starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. The film received seven Academy Award nominations including Best ...
27. Mark L. Lester
Director | Commando
Director, writer and producer Mark L. Lester has created high-action films throughout his career, including some of the world's biggest box office draws. His directorial expertise has garnered praise for such films as Arnold Schwarzenegger's box-office mega-hit Commando (1985), Stephen King's ...
28. Joe Dante
Director | Innerspace
Joe Dante is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. After a stint as a film reviewer, he began his filmmaking apprenticeship in 1974 as trailer editor for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (1976) (co-directed with Allan Arkush)...
29. John Rubinstein
Actor | Family
John Rubinstein is an actor, director, composer, singer, and teacher. He was born in Los Angeles, California in 1946, the same year his father, the renowned Polish-born concert pianist Artur Rubinstein, became an American citizen. He is the youngest of four children. His sister, Eva, danced and ...
30. Steven Spielberg
Producer | Schindler's List
One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, ...
31. David Bowie
Soundtrack | Labyrinth
David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...
32. Stuart Baird
Editor | Skyfall
Stuart Baird was born on January 14, 1947 in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, UK. He is an editor and director, known for Skyfall (2012), Casino Royale (2006) and Superman (1978).
33. Takeshi Kitano
Actor | Zatôichi
Takeshi Kitano originally studied to become an engineer, but was thrown out of school for rebellious behavior. He learned comedy, singing and dancing from famed comedian Senzaburô Fukami. Working as a lift boy on a nightclub with such features as comic sketches and striptease dancing, Kitano saw ...
34. Stephen McHattie
Actor | Pontypool
Stephen McHattie was born on February 3, 1947 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Pontypool (2008), Watchmen (2009) and The Fountain (2006). He is married to Lisa Houle. They have three children. He was previously married to Meg Foster.
35. Rob Reiner
Actor | All in the Family
Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost) and Emmy-winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner.
As a child, his father was his role model, as Carl Reiner created and starred in The Dick Van Dyke Show. Estelle was also an inspiration for him to become a ...
36. Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Producer | Cike Nie Yin Niang
Of the ten films that Hsiao-Hsien Hou directed between 1980 and 1989, seven received best film or best director awards from prestigious international films festivals in Venice, Berlin, Hawaii, and the Festival of the Three Continents in Nantes. In a 1988 worldwide critics' poll, Hou was championed ...
37. Uli Edel
Director | Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
Uli Edel was born on April 11, 1947 in Neuenburg am Rhein, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008), Christiane F. (1981) and Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga (2013).
38. Peter Riegert
Actor | The Mask
Peter Riegert was born on April 11, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Mask (1994), National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) and Oscar (1991).
39. Charles Frank
Actor | The Right Stuff
Charles Frank was born on April 17, 1947 in Olympia, Washington, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Right Stuff (1983), Wonder Woman (1975) and The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987). He has been married to Susan Blanchard since June 25, 1977. They have one child.
40. Dorothy Lyman
Actress | Blow
Dorothy Lyman was born on April 18, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Blow (2001), All My Children (1970) and Mama's Family (1983). She was previously married to Vincent Malle and John Tillinger.
41. Jill Jaress
Actress | The One-Nighter
Jill Jaress, CEO of "Got A Laugh Entertainment", completed her full-length romantic comedy, 1 Nighter (2012), in February 2012. She served as writer/producer/director and starred in it with Golden Globe nominee Timothy Bottoms.
Her first film, Someone to Love (2007), screened at Cannes to an SRO ...
42. Larry David
Producer | Curb Your Enthusiasm
Lawrence Gene David is an American comedian, writer, actor, director, and television producer. He and Jerry Seinfeld created the television sitcom Seinfeld, on which David was head writer and executive producer for the first seven seasons. He gained further recognition for the HBO series Curb Your ...
45. Ross McElwee
Director | Sherman's March
Ross McElwee was born on July 21, 1947 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Sherman's March (1985), Bright Leaves (2003) and Photographic Memory (2011). He is married to Hyun Kyung Kim. He was previously married to Marilyn Levine.
46. Albert Brooks
Actor | Drive
Albert Brooks was born on July 22, 1947 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Drive (2011), Broadcast News (1987) and Defending Your Life (1991). He has been married to Kimberly Shlain since March 15, 1997. They have two children.
47. Betty Thomas
Self | Howard Stern
Betty Thomas was born July 27, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating from Ohio University with a BA in fine arts. Initially sidetracked, Betty first taught school in Chicago but found herself restricted and needing more of an open forum for self-expression than a classroom. She found herself drawn...
48. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and...
48. Stuart Gordon
Writer | Re-Animator
Stuart Gordon started his film directing career in 1985. After graduating from Lane Technical High School, Gordon worked as a commercial artist apprentice prior to enrolling at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Unable to get into the film classes, he enrolled in an acting class and ended up ...
48. Sam Neill
Actor | Jurassic Park
Sam Neill was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to army parents, an English-born mother, Priscilla Beatrice (Ingham), and a New Zealand-born father, Dermot Neill. His family moved to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities ...
49. Nick Castle
Director | The Last Starfighter
Nick Castle was born on September 21, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and director, known for The Last Starfighter (1984), The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) and Escape from New York (1981). He has been married to Mary Charlene Napp since December 31, 1981. They have one child.
50. Stephen King
Writer | Maximum Overdrive
Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury), who worked as a caregiver at a mental institute, and Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman. His father was born under the surname "Pollock," but used the last name ...
51. Denis Lawson
Actor | Star Wars
Denis Lawson was born on September 27, 1947 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, UK. He is an actor and director, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
52. David Zucker
Writer | Airplane!
Born on October 16, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, director/writer/producer David Zucker, along with brother Jerry (Ghost, 1990) Zucker and longtime friend, Jim (Hot Shots, 1991) Abrahams, has established himself among Hollywood's (or at least Wisconsin's) most successful filmmakers.
53. Edward Yang
Writer | Yi yi
Born on November 6, 1947 in Shanghai, China, Edward Yang has become one of the most talented international filmmakers of his generation. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang ranks among the leading artists of the Taiwanese New Wave, and one of the world's most brilliant auteurs. ...
55. Joe Mantegna
Actor | Baby's Day Out
Joe Mantegna is an American actor who has made over 200 film and TV appearances. He is also a producer, writer, and director, and is probably best known for his role as Joey Zasa in the Francis Ford Coppola epic The Godfather Part III (1990), in which he stars alongside Al Pacino and Andy Garcia.
55. Jonathan Kaplan
Director | The Accused
Jonathan Kaplan was born in Paris, France, to film composer Sol Kaplan and actress Frances Heflin (the sister of actor Van Heflin and a regular on ABC's soap opera All My Children (1970). He started his career as a child actor in the Broadway production of "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs," ...
57. David Mamet
Writer | House of Games
Born in 1947 in Chicago, he was educated at Goddard College, in Vermont, and studied drama at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, before returning to Chicago and establishing the St Nicholas Theatre Company in 1972. He remained their resident writer for four years. The first of his plays to secure ...
58. James Keach
Actor | National Lampoon's Vacation
James Keach was born on December 7, 1947 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and director, known for National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Walk the Line (2005) and The Long Riders (1980).
58. Bruce Kimmel
Actor | The First Nudie Musical
Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one of the leading producers of theater music on CD, having produced over one hundred and thirty albums. He was nominated for a Grammy for producing the revival cast album of Hello, Dolly! and his album with jazz pianist Fred Hersch, I Never Told You, was also ...
59. Tim Matheson
Actor | National Lampoon's Animal House
Tim Matheson is an American actor, director and producer perhaps best known for his portrayal of the smooth talking 'Eric "Otter" Stratton' in the 1978 comedy, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), but has had a variety of other well-known roles both before and since, including critical accolades...
61. Ted Lange
Actor | The Love Boat
Ted Lange is a graduate of London's Royal Academy with a career as a prolific director, writer, and actor since the 1980's. This classical background as well as his years before the camera have enabled him to become known as an actor's director inspiring not only emotional but also comedic scenes.
62. Carl Weathers
Actor | Predator
Carl Weathers was born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana. A famous and successful football star at San Diego State, he played with the Oakland Raiders and retired from the sport in 1974, in order to give full attention to his goal: to be a real actor. Weathers first played small parts ...
63. John Carpenter
Writer | The Fog
John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky ...
63. Nick Broomfield
Director | Ghosts
Nick Broomfield was born on January 30, 1948 in London, England, UK. He is a director and producer, known for Ghosts (2006), Battle for Haditha (2007) and Soldier Girls (1981).
64. Christopher Guest
Actor | This Is Spinal Tap
U.S.-born actor, director, writer, musician, and composer best known for his mockumentaries, poking fun at heavy metal music, small town theatre, dog shows, folk music and film-making itself, Christopher Haden-Guest was born February fifth, 1948, in New York City. His mother, Jean Pauline (Hindes),...
65. Errol Morris
Director | The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
His documentaries helped spur a rebirth of non-fiction film in the 80s & garnered wide critical success. But until 2003's "The Fog of War," Morris was shunned by the Academy Awards.
Morris' first two films won much acclaim (Gates of Heaven (1978) and Vernon, Florida (1981)). In the second movie, ...
66. David Hayman
Actor | The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
David Hayman was born on February 9, 1948 in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He is an actor and director, known for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Sid and Nancy (1986) and Macbeth (2015). He is married to Alice Hayman. They have three children.
67. Mike Figgis
Director | Leaving Las Vegas
When young he lived with his four brothers and sisters in a council house in Newcastle Upon Tyne then when 14 the family moved to Thornyburn near Bellingham where he made his first film, 'Redheugh'. He qualified in Newcastle as a music teacher and played in a band, 'The Gasboard' with Brian Ferry ...
68. Billy Crystal
Actor | Forget Paris
Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Manhattan, New York, and was raised on Long Island. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were ...
69. Perry King
Actor | The Day After Tomorrow
Perry King was born on April 30, 1948 in Alliance, Ohio, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Class of 1984 (1982) and Mandingo (1975).
70. Jerry Mathers
Actor | The Trouble with Harry
Jerry Mathers was born on June 2, 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Trouble with Harry (1955), Leave It to Beaver (1957) and The Love Boat (1977). He has been married to Teresa Modnick since January 30, 2011. He was previously married to Diana Platt and ...
71. Joe Roth
Producer | The Great Debaters
Joe Roth was born on June 13, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Great Debaters (2007), Maleficent (2014) and Tears of the Sun (2003). He has been married to Irene Oh since April 8, 2006. He was previously married to Donna Roth.
72. Michael Lembeck
Actor | The Krofft Supershow
Michael Lembeck was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA to Harvey Lembeck and Caroline Lembeck, both in show business. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1966 and his classmates in a drama course included Rob Reiner, Albert Brooks and Richard Dreyfuss.
After continuing his drama studies at ...
74. Ben Burtt
Sound_department | WALL·E
Ben Burtt was born in New York, USA. Though he is a writer, an editor and a director, he is best known for his work as a sound designer. Ben has worked on many Pixar and Star Trek movies and all of the Star Wars movies. He is credited for creating Chewbacca's voice and sounds as well as the voice ...
75. Catherine Breillat
Writer | À ma soeur!
Catherine Breillat is a Paris based filmmaker and writer who became famous for her distinctively personal films on sexuality, gender trouble and sibling rivalry. Accused of being a "porno auteuriste", Breillat allowed for an unbiased view of sexuality and extended the language of mainstream movies....
76. Ian McElhinney
Actor | Hamlet
Ian McElhinney is a Northern Irish actor and director best known for his roles as General Dodonna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Val-El in Krypton, and as Ser Barristan Selmy in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.
Over a career spanning more than thirty years, McElhinney has accumulated a number of ...
76. John R. Cherry III
Director | Ernest in the Army
John R. Cherry III was born on October 11, 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Ernest in the Army (1998), Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1985) and Ernest Goes to Africa (1997). He died on May 8, 2022 in the USA.
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77. James Whitmore Jr.
Actor | Baa Baa Black Sheep
James Whitmore Jr. was born on October 24, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and actor, known for Black Sheep Squadron (1976), Hunter (1984) and Tequila and Bonetti (1992). He has been married to Salesha Ali since March 28, 1972. They have four children.
78. 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 ...
79. Agnieszka Holland
Director | Pokot
Having graduated from FAMU in Prague film (1971), Agnieszka Holland returned to Poland and began her film career working with Krzysztof Zanussi as assistant director, and Andrzej Wajda as her mentor. Her first feature film was PROVINCIAL ACTORS (1978), one of the flagship pictures of the "cinema of...
80. JoBeth Williams
Actress | Poltergeist
The product of a musical family, (Margaret) JoBeth Williams was born on December 6, 1948, in Houston, Texas, to Frances Faye (Adams), a dietitian, and Fredric Roger Williams, a wire/cable company manager and opera singer. Her father encouraged her early interest in theater during high school.
81. Melanie Chartoff
Actress | Fridays
Melanie Chartoff began her career on Broadway--in "Scapino," "Via Galactica," and Off-Broadway--in "the Proposition"-an entirely improvised musical revue with Jane Curtin, Fred Grande, and Josh Mostel, played Jennifer in a revival of "Do I Hear a Waltz;" and meanwhile performed a stand up and ...
82. Steven Williams
Actor | Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
Steven Williams is an American actor in films and television. He is known for his roles as Captain Adam Fuller on 21 Jump Street, Lt. Jefferson Burnett on The Equalizer, Det. August Brooks on L.A. Heat, X on The X-Files, Russell "Linc" Lincoln in Linc's, and Rufus Turner in Supernatural.
83. Wayne Wang
Director | Smoke
Wayne Wang is a key figure in the development of independent filmmaking, alternating major Hollywood studio films such as »The Joy Luck Club« with smaller, independent work like »Smoke«. Continuing to work in the two different worlds, Wang directed an independent digital film, »The Center of the ...
84. Lawrence Kasdan
Writer | The Big Chill
Lawrence Kasdan is an American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He directed Body Heat, Grand Canyon, The Big Chill, Silverado and Dreamcatcher. He wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Bodyguard, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens and Solo: A Star Wars Story. He is ...
86. Zbigniew Rybczynski
Director | The Orchestra
Zbigniew Rybczynski (Rib-chin-ski) was born on January 27, 1949, in Lodz, Poland, but was raised in Warsaw, where he attended an arts high school and was trained as a painter. He went on to study cinematography at the world-renowned Lodz Film School, where he began experimenting with the film ...
87. Jim Sheridan
Producer | In America
Jim Sheridan is the father of Irish Actress Clodagh Amira Sheridan . Following a distinguished career in the theatre between the 1960s and the 1980s, Jim Sheridan wrote and directed his first critically acclaimed feature My Left Foot in 1989. The film was nominated for two European Film Awards. He ...
88. Rob Cohen
Director | DragonHeart
Rob Cohen is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. One of the 1970's "baby moguls", he built a thriving career as a producer, before concentrating full time on directing from the 1990's, with high adrenaline action blockbusters such as xXx (2002) and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (...
88. Rob Cohen
Director | DragonHeart
Rob Cohen is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. One of the 1970's "baby moguls", he built a thriving career as a producer, before concentrating full time on directing from the 1990's, with high adrenaline action blockbusters such as xXx (2002) and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (...
89. Anne De Salvo
Actress | The Amati Girls
Anne De Salvo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress and director, known for The Amati Girls (2000), Arthur (1981) and My Favorite Year (1982).
90. John Madden
Director | Shakespeare in Love
John Madden was born on April 8, 1949 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK. He is a director and producer, known for Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and Proof (2005).
91. Carl Franklin
Director | One False Move
Carl Franklin studied history and dramatic arts at UC Berkeley. After several years as a television actor with guest shots, roles in TV movies, miniseries, and appearing as a regular on a few unsuccessful series, he returned to school and received his master's degree in directing from the American ...
92. Paul Brickman
Writer | Risky Business
Paul Brickman was born on April 23, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Risky Business (1983), True Crime (1999) and Uprising (2001).
93. Douglas Barr
Director | Dead Badge
Douglas Barr was born on May 1, 1949 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Dead Badge (1995), Spaced Invaders (1990) and Secrets of the Mountain (2010). He has been married to Clare Kirkconnell since June 9, 1984. They have one child.
94. Terry Zwigoff
Director | Ghost World
Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Zwigoff held several jobs before making his breakthrough feature: the documentary Crumb (1994) in 1994. His previous jobs included musician, shipping clerk, printer and welfare office worker. In fact, Zwigoff traces his film career back to discovering a rare blues ...
95. Kevin Corcoran
Actor | Old Yeller
Kevin Corcoran was born on June 10, 1949 in Santa Monica, California, USA. He was an assistant director and actor, known for Old Yeller (1957), Swiss Family Robinson (1960) and Pollyanna (1960). He was previously married to Laura Soltwedel. He died on October 6, 2015 in Burbank, California, USA.
96. Jeremy Thomas
Producer | The Last Emperor
His father was the film director Ralph Thomas who was best known for directing the 'Doctor' film series. His Uncle was Gerald Thomas, director of the "Carry On" film series. Films were part of Jeremy's life since childhood when holiday were spent on locations or in the studios. From the age of 10 ...
97. Philip Casnoff
Actor | Strong Medicine
Philip Casnoff was born on August 3, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Strong Medicine (2000), Sinatra (1992) and The Post (2017). He has been married to Roxanne Hart since August 7, 1983. They have two children.
99. Julian Fellowes
Writer | Gosford Park
Julian Fellowes was born on August 17, 1949 in Cairo, Egypt. He is a writer and producer, known for Gosford Park (2001), Downton Abbey (2010) and From Time to Time (2009). He has been married to Emma Joy Kitchener-Fellowes since April 28, 1990. They have one child.
100. Patrick Kilpatrick
Actor | Minority Report
One of the finest screen/television character actors of his generation, playing against a spectrum of Hollywood's leading action heroes, Patrick Kilpatrick's entertainment career has spanned more than 170 films and television shows as lead actor, producer, screen writer, director, and global ...
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