Generation X Directorsby maxwellmcphee | created - 15 Jan 2020 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Directors born from 1965-1979, in order of birthdate.
Some of the most notable directors on this list: 1965 (18) Farah Khan Rob Zombie Carlos Saldanha Michael Bay Paul W.S. Anderson Jonathan Glazer Tomas Alfredson Antoine Fuqua Lana Wachowski Uwe Boll Harald Zwart Doug Liman Sam Mendes Bryan Singer Jonas Åkerlund Paul Weitz Ben Stiller Andrew Stanton 1966 (18) Mike Mills Dexter Fletcher Frank Coraci Baltasar Kormákur Zack Snyder Matt Reeves Anne Fletcher Tom McCarthy J.J. Abrams Scott Derrickson James Gunn Jeff Tremaine John Favreau Lenny Abrahamson Andrew Adamson Chris Renaud Johan Renck Bennet Miller 1967 (15) Niki Caro John Michael McDonagh Gorō Miyazaki Sam Taylor-Johnson Pierre Coffin Morten Tyldum Mathieu Kassovitz Lee Unkrich Craig Gillespie Kimberly Peirce Denis Villeneuve Andrew Dominik Kevin Macdonald Judd Apatow Lilly Wachowski 1968 (17) Robert Schwentke John Singleton David Ayer Karyn Kusama Jay Chandrasekhar Adam McKay Chris Williams Robert Rodriguez Conrad Vernon Shawn Levy McG Jonathan Goldstein Guy Richie Chad Stahelski Pete Docter Christopher McQuarrie Byron Howard 1969 (22) Vincenzo Natali Lukas Moodysson Darren Aronofsky Don Hall Brett Ratner James Gray Wes Anderson Joe Carnahan Thomas Vinterberg Tate Taylor David Dobkin F. Gary Gray David Wain Noah Baumbach Bong Joon Ho Tyler Perry Steve McQueen Trey Parker Spike Jonze Marc Forster Chris Weitz Lynne Ramsay 1970 (20) David Bowers Scott Cooper Malcolm D. Lee Anthony Russo Martin McDonagh Neil Marshall Alex Garland Paolo Sorrentino Stephen J. Anderson Dean DeBlois Alex Kendrick Paul Thomas Anderson Apichatpong Weerasethakul Christopher Nolan Kevin Smith M. Night Shyamalan Jimmy Hayward Nicolas Winding Refn Mike Mitchell Todd Phillips 1971 (11) Sean Baker Matthew Vaughn Kyle Balda Francis Lawrence Sofia Coppola Duncan Jones Joe Russo Patty Jenkins Luca Guadagnino Justin Lin Craig Brewer 1972 (17) James Bobin John Carney Garth Jennings Luke Greenfield Alejandro Amenábar Albert Hughes Allen Hughes Eli Roth Ben Wheatley Asghar Farhadi Greg Berlanti Joachim Rønning Ben Affleck Ava DuVernay Joe Wright Anurag Kashyap Tom Hooper 1973 (15) Yorgos Lanthimos Harmony Korine S. Craig Zahler Makoto Shinkai Michael Dowse Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Tim Hill Louis Leterrier Hiromasa Yonebayashi Fatih Akin Andy Muschietti Travis Knight Seth MacFarlane J.C. Chandor Rian Johnson 1974 (10) David Robert Mitchell Derek Cianfrance Jaume Collet-Serra Ruben Östlund Edgar Wright Joseph Kosinki Michael Dougherty Marc Webb Jake Kasdan Ruben Fleischer 1975 (12) Rawson Marshall Thurber Drew Goddard Christopher Landon Richard Kelly Zack Braff David Gordon Green J.A. Bayona Gareth Edwards Phil Lord Taika Waititi Chris Miller David Leitch 1976 (5) Nicholas Stoller Dan Scanlon Jonathan Levine Colin Trevorrow Ryan Fleck 1977 (8) Leigh Whannell James Wan Daniel Espinosa Nacho Vigalondo Richard Ayoade Cary Joji Fukunaga Jason Reitman Akiva Schaffer 1978 (8) Paul King Fede Alvarez Lorene Scafaria Mike Flanagan Brad Peyton Alexandre Aja Destin Daniel Cretton Jeff Nichols 1979 (8) Jordan Peele Jared Hess Neill Blomkamp Marielle Heller Anna Boden John Krasinski Jon M. Chu Barry Jenkins
Director | The Matador
Richard Shepard is an Emmy and DGA award winning writer/director. His features include "The Perfection" "Dom Hemingway" and "The Matador". He directed 12 episodes of the Golden Globe winning HBO series "Girls", along with pilots for "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" "Criminal Minds" and "Ugly Betty" ...
Miguel Arteta was born in 1965 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a director and producer, known for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), The Good Girl (2002) and Youth in Revolt (2009). He is married to Justine Arteta.
Director | The Runaways
Floria Sigismondi is a photographer and director. Apart from her art exhibitions she is best known for directing music videos. Her trademark dilating, jittery camerawork, noticeable as early as her video for Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People", has been replicated by a great number of directors...
6. Rob Zombie
Writer | Halloween
Robert Bartleh Cummings, more famously known as Rob Zombie, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He is the oldest son of Louise and Robert Cummings, and has a younger brother, Michael David (aka Spider One; b. 1968), who is the lead singer of Powerman 5000. Growing up, Zombie ...
Director | Rio
Carlos Saldanha is a Brazilian director of animated films. He was the director of Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) and Rio (2011), and the co-director of Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005).
Saldanha was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He left his hometown in 1991 to ...
8. Alan Cumming
Actor | The Anniversary Party
Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate. The family (including his brother, Tom) moved to Fassfern near Fort William,...
9. Chris Rock
Actor | Top Five
Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (Tingman), a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher.
10. Michael Bay
Producer | Armageddon
A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls. His work won...
11. Noah Emmerich
Actor | The Americans
Noah Emmerich was born and raised in New York City, to Constance, a concert pianist, and André Emmerich, an art dealer and gallery owner. He attended Yale University, where he sang with the a capella group the Yale Spizzwinks. He attended NYU Film School where he wrote and directed an award winning...
12. Chris Eigeman
Actor | Metropolitan
Chris Eigeman was born on March 1, 1965 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Christopher Eigeman. He is an actor and director, known for Metropolitan (1990), Barcelona (1994) and Turn the River (2007). He has been married to Linda D. Eigeman since 1993. They have one child.
Writer | Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Paul W.S. Anderson gained a fair bit of notoriety in his native England when he directed the ultra-violent Shopping (1994) (which he also wrote), starring Jude Law and Sean Pertwee in a story about thieves who steal by ramming a car into storefronts. The film was banned in some cinemas in England, ...
Actor | Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.
Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...
Actress | Thursday
Paulina Porizkova was born on April 9, 1965 in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic] as Pavlina Porizkova. She is an actress and director, known for Thursday (1998), Her Alibi (1989) and Arizona Dream (1993). She was previously married to Ric Ocasek.
18. Roman Coppola
Writer | Moonrise Kingdom
Roman Coppola was born on April 22, 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a director and producer, known for Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and Isle of Dogs (2018). He is married to Jennifer Furches. They have one child.
19. Leslie Hope
Director | Lost in Space
Leslie Hope was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and is a dual citizen of the US and Canada. She has directed several episodes of television including Snowpiercer (2020), Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022), Lost in Space (2018), The Order (2019), Murdoch Mysteries (2008), Van Helsing (2016), ...
21. Tom Tykwer
Composer | Lola rennt
Director, writer, producer and composer Tom Tykwer was born in 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany. He showed an interest in film-making from childhood, making super 8 films from the age of 11. Among his first jobs was working at a local art-house cinema. Tykwer eventually relocated to Berlin, first working...
23. Antoine Fuqua
Producer | The Magnificent Seven
Antoine Fuqua is an American film director, known for his work in the film Training Day as well as The Replacement Killers, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn's Finest, Olympus Has Fallen and The Equalizer.
He has directed music videos for such artists as Arrested Development, Prince, ...
24. Kevin P. Farley
Actor | The Waterboy
Kevin Farley (accomplished actor, writer, director) has truly established himself as a comedic presence both on the big screen and television.
Kevin was born in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors John Farley and the ...
25. Lana Wachowski
Writer | The Matrix
Lana Wachowski and her sister Lilly Wachowski, also known as the Wachowskis, are the duo behind such ground-breaking movies as The Matrix (1999) and Cloud Atlas (2012). Born to mother Lynne, a nurse, and father Ron, a businessman of Polish descent, Wachowski grew up in Chicago and formed a tight ...
26. Uwe Boll
Producer | Postal
As a youth, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video. After short stints as guest auditor at Filmacademy Vienna and Filmhochschule Munich, Boll studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. He graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-2000...
27. Harald Zwart
Director | Den 12. mann
Harald Zwart was born on July 1, 1965 in Netherlands as Harald Johan Zwart. He is a director and producer, known for The 12th Man (2017), Agent Cody Banks (2003) and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013). He has been married to Veslemøy Ruud Zwart since 1997. They have two children.
28. Alex Winter
Actor | Bill & Ted Face the Music
Alex Winter began his career as a child actor, spending several years on Broadway with co- starring roles in productions of 'The King & I', 'Peter Pan', and the American premiere of Simon Gray's 'Close of Play' at the Manhattan Theater Club. After completing NYU film school, he went on to have ...
29. Kadeem Hardison
Actor | A Different World
Kadeem Hardison was born on July 24, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Kadeem Ameer Hardison. He is an actor and director, known for A Different World (1987), White Men Can't Jump (1992) and Drive (1997). He was previously married to Chanté Moore.
31. Sam Mendes
Producer | 1917
Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-...
32. Peter Krause
Actor | Six Feet Under
Peter William Krause was born on August 12, 1965 in Alexandria, Minnesota. Both his parents were teachers, and he has a sister and brother. He was raised in Roseville, Minnesota. He graduated in 1987 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in English literature. In ...
33. Kyra Sedgwick
Actress | The Closer
Kyra Minturn Sedgwick was born on August 19, 1965 in New York City, to Patricia (Rosenwald), a family and speech therapist, and Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist. Her mother was from an upper-class German Jewish family, and her father was from a wealthy Massachusetts clan of English ...
34. Lynn Shelton
Director | Humpday
Two time Emmy-nominated actress and director Lynn Shelton fell ill and was taken to a Los Angeles, California hospital. During her medical examination it was found that she had been suffering, without diagnosis or any apparent symptoms, from acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood. She died ...
35. Kyle Chandler
Actor | Argo
Kyle M. Chandler is an Emmy-winning American actor who was born in Buffalo, New York in 1965. He resides in the United States with his wife, Kathryn Chandler, and their two children, Sawyer and Sydney. Some of his most notable credits include "Friday Night Lights" (Friday Night Lights (2006)), "...
39. Jonas Åkerlund
Director | Lords of Chaos
Jonas Åkerlund was born on November 10, 1965 in Bromma, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a director and editor, known for Lords of Chaos (2018), Polar (2019) and Spun (2002). He is married to B. Åkerlund. He was previously married to Charlotta Palmbäck.
40. Paul Weitz
Writer | About a Boy
Paul Weitz was born on November 19, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Paul J. Weitz. He is a director, writer and producer, known for Grandma (2015), About a Boy (2002), and Mozart in the Jungle (2014), for which he won a Golden Globe. He has been married to Patricia Brown since December 15, ...
41. Ben Stiller
Producer | Zoolander
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father was of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).
His parents made no real...
42. Andrew Stanton
Writer | WALL·E
Andrew Stanton has been a major creative force at Pixar Animation Studios since 1990, when he became the second animator and ninth employee to join the company's elite group of computer animation pioneers. As Vice President, Creative he currently oversees all shorts and feature projects at the ...
Director | El día de la bestia
Álex de la Iglesia is a Spanish cult director, author of The Day of the Beast (1995) and Mutant Action (1993), which have their own very strong but small followings, and Perdita Durango (1997), which will go down in history as probably the weirdest Javier Bardem film he ever made (it was released ...
44. David Harewood
Actor | Blood Diamond
David Harewood was born on December 8, 1965 in Birmingham, England. He is an actor and director, known for Blood Diamond (2006), Supergirl (2015) and The Merchant of Venice (2004). He has been married to Kirsty Handy since February 26, 2013. They have two children.
46. Mike Mills
Director | Beginners
Mike Mills was born in 1966, Berkeley, California. He graduated from Cooper Union, 1989.
He works as a filmmaker, graphic designer and artist. As a filmmaker, Mike has completed a number of music videos, commercials, short films, documentaries, and the feature film Thumbsucker (2005). Architecture ...
47. Dan Schneider
Writer | Good Burger
Daniel J. Schneider was born into a family with three older sisters in Memphis, Tennessee on January 14th, 1966. He became his Senior class president at White Station High School. After high school, he went to his father's alma mater, Harvard, for one semester. He decided to come back home to ...
48. Rainn Wilson
Actor | The Office
Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn (Big Cats), and his son, Walter McKenzie Wilson who was born in 2004. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts University and the University ...
49. Dexter Fletcher
Director | Rocketman
BAFTA-nominee Dexter Fletcher is a British actor turned director from London. He began his career at the age of 6 and at the age of 9 starred as Baby Face in Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone. Fletcher continued to work in the industry on screen for the next four decades, appearing on-screen alongside ...
50. Frank Coraci
Director | The Wedding Singer
Frank Coraci is an American film Director, Writer and Actor best know for his work with Adam Sandler.
Coraci was born in Shirley, New York on Long Island. Coraci graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in Film. He has directed a number of ...
Producer | Mýrin
Baltasar Kormákur is an actor, producer and director whose work spans theater, movies and television. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, he graduated as an actor from Iceland's National Academy of Fine Arts in 1990. He was immediately signed on by the National Theatre of Iceland, where he worked as one of...
52. Zack Snyder
Director | 300
Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and ...
Actor | The Sopranos
Imperioli was born Michael Imperioli in Mt. Vernon, New York on March 26, 1966. His film work began in the late 1980s. An early part that brought him recognition was in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990), as Spider, a local kid who works for the gangsters and has a run-in with a psychopathic mob ...
55. Robin Wright
Actress | Forrest Gump
Robin Gayle Wright was born in Dallas, Texas, to Gayle (Gaston), a national director at Mary Kay, and Freddie Wright, a pharmaceutical executive. She grew up in San Diego, California. She started her professional career as a model in 1980 at age 14, and worked both in Paris and Japan. After ...
56. Frederick Weller
Actor | Armageddon
Frederick Weller was born on April 18, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Armageddon (1998), In Plain Sight (2008) and BlacKkKlansman (2018). He has been married to Ali Marsh since September 6, 2003. They have one child.
57. Matt Reeves
Writer | Let Me In
Matthew George "Matt" Reeves was born April 27, 1966 in Rockville Center, New York, USA and is a writer, director and producer. Reeves began making movies at age eight, directing friends and using a wind-up camera. He befriended filmmaker J.J. Abrams when both were 13 years old and a public-access ...
60. Ilian Djevelekov
Producer | Love.net
Ilian Djevelekov was born in 1966 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He studied Psychology at Sofia University and graduated in Film and TV Directing from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia. In 1993 his student film I Want To Be Free won the best short film award at the Golden Rose Film ...
62. Stephen Baldwin
Actor | The Usual Suspects
Stephen Baldwin was born on May 12, 1966 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA as Stephen Andrew Baldwin. He is an actor and producer, known for The Usual Suspects (1995), Bio-Dome (1996) and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). He has been married to Kennya Baldwin since June 10, 1990. ...
64. Tom McCarthy
Writer | The Station Agent
Tom McCarthy is an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for direct and write The Station Agent (2003), The Visitor (2007), Win Win (2011), and Spotlight (2015), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and was nominated for Best Director.
65. J.J. Abrams
Producer | Lost
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill ...
68. James Gunn
Writer | Guardians of the Galaxy
James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, to Leota and James Francis Gunn. He is from a large Catholic family, with Irish and Czech ancestry. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age ...
69. Salma Hayek
Actress | Frida
Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Her father's of Lebanese descent & her mother's of Mexican/Spanish ancestry. After having seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) in a local movie theater, she decided she wanted to become an actress. At 12, she was ...
70. Jeff Tremaine
Writer | Bad Grandpa
Jeff Tremaine was born a military brat and hustled from state to state until finally settling in Rockville, Maryland. There, he quickly gravitated towards the alternative world of skateboarding, BMX, reggae music, and art... pursuits that would shape a career to come.
After attending Washington ...
4 Sept 1966
Actress | Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she plays Governor Pryce in Star Wars Rebels (2014), Dr. Maheswaran in Steven Universe (2013), Valkyrie in Lego Marvel's Avengers (2016), Talis in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010), Johanna in Heroes of ...
72. Mark Gatiss
Actor | The League of Gentlemen
Mark Gatiss is an accomplished author, actor and playwright. Originally from Sedgefield, County Durham, he graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA (honors) in Theatre Arts.
He was one-quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen (1999), and became heavily involved in ...
73. Jon Favreau
Producer | Chef
Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director.
The amiable, husky-framed actor with the ...
74. Steve Valentine
Actor | Crossing Jordan
Steve Valentine was born on October 26, 1966 in Bishopbriggs, Scotland as Steven John Valentine. He is an actor and director, known for Crossing Jordan (2001), The Walk (2015) and Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014). He has been married to Inna Korobkina since August 28, 2010. They have two children. ...
75. Kal Naga
Actor | Vikings
Kal Abol Naga (aka: Khaled Abol Naga) is a Multi Award-winning Actor, Producer, and Director from Egypt, based between the USA and Europe. He is a well-established actor (movie star) in the middle-east and considered one of the top talents of his generation, his work extends from Film, TV, Theatre,...
76. David Schwimmer
Actor | Friends
Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Schwimmer was encouraged by a high school instructor to attend a summer program in acting at Northwestern University. Inspired by that experience, he returned to Northwestern where he received a bachelor's degree in speech/theater. In 1988, along with ...
77. Peter DeLuise
Actor | Stargate SG-1
Peter DeLuise was born on November 6, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter John DeLuise. He is an actor and director, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and 21 Jump Street (1987). He has been married to Anne Marie DeLuise since June 7, 2002. They have one child. He ...
78. Bradley Gregg
Actor | Stand by Me
Bradley Gregg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. Gregg's first film was the 1985 movie Explorers, but his big role came in 1986 in the hit drama film Stand by Me as Eyeball Chambers, the older brother of River Phoenix's character (Gregg and Phoenix had both appeared previously in...
79. Gordon Ramsay
Producer | Hell's Kitchen
Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. With an injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in football, he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with some ...
80. Rémy Belvaux
Director | C'est arrivé près de chez vous
Rémy Belvaux was born on November 10, 1966 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium as Rémy Nicolas Lucien Belvaux. He was a director and actor, known for Man Bites Dog (1992), Pas de C4 pour Daniel Daniel (1987) and Génération Raymond (1990). He died on September 4, 2006 in Orry-la-Ville, Oise, ...
81. Sophie Marceau
Actress | La boum
Sophie Marceau was born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu in Paris, France, to Simone (Morisset), a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. She grew up far from the studio spotlights. When she was 14 she was living in the Paris suburb of Gentilly with her father. She learned from friends that ...
82. Richard Stanley
Writer | Color Out of Space
Richard Stanley is the award-winning South African-born filmmaker, who made a name of himself with his first feature film, the sci-fi movie Hardware (1990). A low budget movie about a mad-dog android loose in an apartment was released in 1990. Critics slammed it as a Terminator rip-off, yet the ...
83. Lenny Abrahamson
Director | Room
Lenny Abrahamson was born in Dublin in 1966. He studied physics and philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. While at university he directed short videos with the Trinity Video Society, which he co-founded with Ed Guiney. He graduated in 1991 with first class honours (gold medal). His first short film...
84. Andrew Adamson
Director | Shrek 2
Andrew Adamson was born on December 1, 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a producer and director, known for Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek (2001) and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). He has been married to Gyulnara Karaeva since January 16, 2016. He was previously ...
85. Chris Renaud
Actor | Despicable Me 2
Director Chris Renaud has established himself as a heavyweight in the world of animation following the phenomenal box office success of recent movies Despicable Me (2010), Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) and Despicable Me 2 (2013). Along with Pierre Coffin and Eric Guillon, he also co-created the ...
86. Johan Renck
Director | Chernobyl
Johan Renck is one of the most respected and sought after directors of commercials and music videos today, so much so that the French magazine CB News dubbed him "the number one director of commercials and music videos in the world".
His directing career started in 1992 when he joined the production...
Actor | 24
Kiefer Sutherland was born in London, England, UK, to Canadian actors Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland, who moved to California shortly after his birth. His maternal grandfather, Tommy Douglas, was a Scottish-born Canadian politician who was a Premier of Saskatchewan for over 17 years and led ...
89. Bennett Miller
Director | Foxcatcher
Bennett Miller is an American film director, best known for Capote (2005), Moneyball (2011), and Foxcatcher (2014). He began his film career directing the 1998 documentary The Cruise.
In 2006 Miller directed the Bob Dylan music video "When the Deal Goes Down" starring Scarlett Johansson.
Miller has ...
90. Niki Caro
Director | Whale Rider
Niki Caro is a New Zealand film director and screenwriter, born in 1967. Caro was born in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. She was educated first at the Kadimah College in Auckland, and then the Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland. The School is a private girls' school, and ranks ...
92. Gorô Miyazaki
Director | Kokuriko-zaka kara
Graduated from Shinshu University, Faculty of Agriculture, Goro Miyazaki started his career as a construction consultant, and he designed parks or public institutions. Because his father, Hayao Miyazaki, is a world-famous filmmaker, he always had complex feeling towards his father. He decided not ...
93. Laura Dern
Actress | Jurassic Park
Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for ...
94. Vince Gilligan
Producer | The X Files
George Vincent Gilligan Jr. (born February 10, 1967) is an American writer, producer, and director. He is known for his television work, specifically as creator, head writer, executive producer, and director of Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul. He was a writer and producer for The ...
95. Paul Lieberstein
Producer | The Office
Paul Lieberstein was born on February 22, 1967 in Westport, Connecticut, USA as Paul Bevan Lieberstein. He is a producer and actor, known for The Office (2005), King of the Hill (1997) and Song of Back and Neck (2018). He has been married to Janine Poreba since July 19, 2008.
Director | Nowhere Boy
Sam Taylor-Johnson was born on March 4, 1967 in London, England as Samantha Louise Taylor-Wood. She is a director and producer, known for Nowhere Boy (2009), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and Love You More (2008). She has been married to Aaron Taylor-Johnson since June 21, 2012. They have two ...
Writer | The Artist
Michel Hazanavicius was born and raised in Paris, France. His grandparents were originally from Lithuania, but relocated to France in the 1920s. Hazanavicius attended art school, and moved on to work as a director for commercials and television projects. In 1999, he wrote and directed his first ...
99. Henry Ian Cusick
Actor | Lost
Henry Ian Cusick (born 17 April 1967) is a Peruvian actor and director. He is best known for his role as Desmond Hume on the U.S. television series Lost (2004), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He also starred as Stephen Finch in the ABC drama Scandal (2012), as Marcus Kane ...
100. Amanda Mealing
Actress | Four Weddings and a Funeral
Amanda Mealing was born on April 22, 1967 in Dulwich, London, England as Amanda Jane Mealing. She is an actress and director, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Casualty (1986) and Holby City (1999). She has been married to Richard Sainsbury since July 2, 1998. They have two children.