Directors in the BL

by sanchdav | created - 11 Apr 2020 | updated - 13 Apr 2020 | Public

1. Dan Trachtenberg

Director | 10 Cloverfield Lane

Dan Trachtenberg is an American filmmaker and podcast host. He directed the 2016 horror-thriller film 10 Cloverfield Lane which earned him a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Directing - First-Time Feature Film. Trachtenberg was one of three hosts of The Totally Rad Show ...

10 Cloverfield Lane

2. Stephen Herek

Director | Critters

Stephen Herek was born on November 10, 1958 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Critters (1986), Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and Mr. Holland's Opus (1995).

101 Dalmations Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure Mr. Holland's Opus

3. Mikael Håfström

Writer | Ondskan

Mikael Håfström was born on July 1, 1960 in Lund, Skåne län, Sweden. He is a writer and director, known for Evil (2003), 1408 (2007) and The Rite (2011).

1408

4. Burr Steers

Director | Igby Goes Down

Burr Steers was born on October 8, 1965 in the USA. He is a director and actor, known for Igby Goes Down (2002), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016).

17 Again

5. Anne Fletcher

Director | The Proposal

Anne Fletcher was born on May 1, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is a director and actress, known for The Proposal (2009), Step Up (2006) and Hairspray (2007).

27 Dresses The Proposal

6. Noam Murro

Director | 300: Rise of an Empire

Noam Murro was born on August 16, 1961 in Jerusalem, Israel. He is a director and producer, known for 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Watership Down (2018) and Smart People (2008).

300: Rise of an Empire

7. Peter Segal

Director | Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

Peter Segal was born in 1962. He is a director and producer, known for Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Get Smart (2008) and My Spy (2020). He is married to Linda Segal. They have three children.

50 First Dates The Longest Yard

8. Marc Webb

Director | (500) Days of Summer

Marc Webb is an American film and music video director. He directed over 100 music videos before he made his film directorial debut with 500 Days of Summer, a romantic comedy. He later directed The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. The box office ...

500 Days of Summer

9. John Lasseter

Writer | Toy Story 2

Although born in Hollywood, John and his twin sister Johanna were raised in Whittier near Los Angeles. His parents were Jewell Mae (Risley), an art teacher, and Paul Eual Lasseter, a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership. His mother's profession contributed to his interest in animation and ...

A Bug's Life

10. 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 ...

A Bug's Life Finding Dory

11. Bob Clark

Director | A Christmas Story

Bob Clark was born on August 5, 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was a director and writer, known for A Christmas Story (1983), Baby Geniuses (1999) and Porky's (1981). He died on April 4, 2007 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

A Christmas Story

12. Richard Lester

Director | A Hard Day's Night

Richard Lester was one of the most influential directors of the 1960s, and continued his career into the 1970s and early '80s. He is best remembered for the two films he helmed starring The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965), the frenetic cutting style of which was seen by many as ...

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

13. Brian Helgeland

Writer | Finestkind

Brian Helgeland was born in 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in New Bedford Massachusetts, fictional home of The Spouter Inn where Ishmael first met Queequeg. A born worker, Helgeland has endeavored to achieve in the following fields: snow shoveler, scrap newspaper collector, dishwasher,...

A Knight's Tale

14. Penny Marshall

Actress | Laverne & Shirley

Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall on October 15, 1943 in Manhattan. The Libra was 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes. She was the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony "Tony" Marshall, an industrial film director. She was the younger sister of filmmakers ...

A League of their Own

15. 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 ...

A Little Princess Gravity

16. Hannes Holm

Director | En man som heter Ove

Hannes Holm was born on November 26, 1962 in Lidingö, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a director and writer, known for A Man Called Ove (2015), Adam & Eva (1997) and The Reunion (2002).

A Man Called Ove

17. John Krasinski

Actor | Jack Ryan

Tall, handsome American film and television star John Krasinski is known for his role as sardonic nice guy Jim Halpert on NBC's popular TV series, The Office (2005), for which he won a 2007 and 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.

Born John ...

A Quiet Place

18. Bradley Cooper

Actor | A Star Is Born

Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the ...

A Star is Born (2018)

19. George Cukor

Director | My Fair Lady

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

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

A Star is Born (1954) Gone with the Wind Holiday The Philadelphia Story The Wizard of Oz

20. Elia Kazan

Director | On the Waterfront

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

A Streetcar Named Desire

21. Ava DuVernay

Producer | Queen Sugar

A director, producer, writer, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This is the Life (2008), a history on hip hop movement that flourished in Los Angeles in the 1990's. This was followed by series of television music documentaries which ...

A Wrinkle in Time

22. 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, ...

A.I Artificial Intelligence E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Hook Jaws Jurassic Park Minority Report Raiders of the Lost Ark Schindler's List

23. Richard Curtis

Writer | Love Actually

Richard Curtis was born on November 8, 1956 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is a writer and producer, known for Love Actually (2003), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and About Time (2013).

About Time Love Actually

24. Tom Shadyac

Director | The Nutty Professor

Tom Shadyac moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and, at age 24, became the youngest staff joke writer ever for comedian Bob Hope. Shadyac received his master's degree in film from UCLA in 1989 after completing the critically acclaimed short, Tom, Dick and Harry. He then worked on movies-of-the-week, ...

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Liar Liar Patch Adams The Nutty Professor

25. Steve Oedekerk

Writer | Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

Steve Oedekerk, the Academy Award nominated multi-hyphenate, has built an extraordinary career, experiencing vast success in writing, directing, producing, acting, stand-up comedy and computer generated animation. He has written and directed films that have grossed over $1.9 billion in worldwide ...

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

26. Julie Taymor

Director | Frida

Julie Taymor is an Academy Award-nominated director, known for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007).

She was born on December 15, 1952, in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Her father, Melvin Lester Taymor, was a gynecologist. Her mother, Elizabeth Bernstein, was a ...

Across the Universe

27. Craig R. Baxley

Director | Action Jackson

Craig Baxley is a third-generation filmmaker. After starting his career in front of the camera, working his way up as a successful stunt coordinator and second unit director on films like Predator (1987), Reds (1981), The Long Riders (1980) and The Warriors (1979) (with such talented directors as ...

Action Jackson

28. Wolfgang Petersen

Director | Das Boot

A controversial film maker, Wolfgang Petersen has at once been lauded for his professionalism and attention to detail and decried for turning out a string of standard commercial Hollywood blockbusters. The son of a naval officer, Petersen held a lifelong fascination with the sea and naval subjects....

Air Force One The Perfect Storm

29. Doug Atchison

Writer | Akeelah and the Bee

Doug Atchison is known for Akeelah and the Bee (2006), The Pornographer (1999) and Brian Banks (2018).

Akeelah and the Bee

30. Ron Clements

Writer | Hercules

Ron Clements was born on April 25, 1953 in Sioux City, Iowa, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Hercules (1997), Aladdin (1992) and The Princess and the Frog (2009). He has been married to Tamara Lee Glumace since February 25, 1989.

Aladdin Hercules Moana The Great Mouse Detective The Little Mermaid

31. John Musker

Writer | Hercules

John Musker was born on November 8, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Hercules (1997), Aladdin (1992) and The Little Mermaid (1989). He has been married to Gale Warren since September 22, 1979. They have three children.

Aladdin Hercules Moana The Great Mouse Detective The Little Mermaid

32. Miguel Arteta

Director | Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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.

Alexander and the Terrible,Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day

33. Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writer | All About Eve

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

All About Eve

34. Don Bluth

Director | Anastasia

Don Bluth was one of the chief animators at Disney to come to the mantle after the great one's death. He eventually became the animation director for such films as The Rescuers (1977) and Pete's Dragon (1977). Unfortunately, the quality of animation that Disney was producing at this point was not ...

All Dogs Go to Heaven

35. Gary Goldman

Producer | Anastasia

When Gary Goldman met Don Bluth at Walt Disney Studios in 1972, they formed an instant friendship, soon realizing that they both shared the desire of restoring the heritage of classical animation to today's animated films, their friendship eventually turned into a creative partnership that has ...

All Dogs Go To Heaven

36. Dan Kuenster

Animation_department | The Secret of NIMH

Dan Kuenster is known for The Secret of NIMH (1982), All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) and An American Tail (1986).

All Dogs Go To Heaven

37. J.C. Chandor

Producer | A Most Violent Year

J.C. Chandor is known for A Most Violent Year (2014), Margin Call (2011) and All Is Lost (2013). He has been married to Mary Cameron Goodyear since 2004. They have two children.

All is Lost

38. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a bond salesman and later manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood (née Margret Ruth Runner), a housewife turned IBM clerk. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby ...

American Sniper Invictus Million Dollar Baby Mystic River The Bridges of Madison County

39. Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Director | Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc in 1984). At the same time he met designer/...

Amelie

40. Kevin Sullivan

Producer | Road to Avonlea

Kevin Sullivan is known for Avonlea (1990), Anne of Green Gables (1985) and Anne of Avonlea (1987). He is married to Trudy Grant.

Anne of Green Gables

41. Rob Marshall

Director | Chicago

Rob Marshall was born on October 17, 1960 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Chicago (2002), Mary Poppins Returns (2018) and Into the Woods (2014).

Annie Into the Woods Mary Poppins Returns

42. Duke Johnson

Director | Anomalisa

Duke Johnson was born on March 20, 1979 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Anomalisa (2015), Community (2009) and Marrying God (2006).

Anomalisa

43. Charlie Kaufman

Writer | I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Avid reader Charlie Kaufman wrote plays and made short films as a young student. He moved from Massapequa, New York to West Hartford, Connecticut in 1972 where he attended high school. As a comedic actor, he performed in school plays and, after graduation, he enrolled at Boston University but soon ...

Anomalisa

44. Peyton Reed

Director | Ant-Man

Peyton Reed is an American film director, screenwriter and producer who is known for directing Bring It On, Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. He also directed Yes Man, Down with Love and The Break-Up. He directed episodes of The Mandalorian and Back to the Future.

Ant-Man

45. Francis Ford Coppola

Producer | Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated ...

Apocalypse Now The Godfather

46. Ben Affleck

Producer | Argo

Benjamin Géza "Ben" Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to mother Chris Anne (Boldt), a school teacher, and father Timothy Byers "Tim" Affleck, a social worker. Ben has a younger brother, actor Casey Affleck, who was born in 1975...

Argo

47. 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...

Armageddon

48. Denis Villeneuve

Director | Dune: Part One

Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started his career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013), ...

Arrival Sicario

49. Frank Capra

Director | It's a Wonderful Life

One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you ...

Arsenic and Old Lace It Happened One Night It's a Wonderful Life Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

50. Gary Trousdale

Director | The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Gary Trousdale was born in La Crescenta, California. His fascination with animation was fostered as a child, where he drew cartoons from an elementary school age. He planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. He was hired in ...

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

51. Kirk Wise

Director | Beauty and the Beast

Kirk Wise was born on August 24, 1963 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is a director, known for Beauty and the Beast (1991), Spirited Away (2001) and Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001).

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

52. John Wells

Producer | The Company Men

John Wells is one of the most prolific writers, directors and producers for television, film and the stage. Over the past two decades, Wells has been a creative force behind some of primetime's biggest hit series, including ER, The West Wing, Third Watch and China Beach. He is currently Executive ...

August: Osage County

53. Baz Luhrmann

Writer | Moulin Rouge!

Baz Luhrmann is an Australian writer, director and producer with projects spanning film, television, opera, theater, music and recording industries. He is regarded by many as a contemporary example of an auteur for his distinctly recognizable style and deep involvement in the writing, directing, ...

Australia Moulin Rouge

54. James Cameron

Writer | Avatar

James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...

Avatar

55. 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 ...

Babel

56. Michael McCullers

Writer | Baby Mama

Michael McCullers is known for Baby Mama (2008), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).

Baby Mama

57. Patrick Read Johnson

Writer | '77

Patrick Read Johnson was born on May 7, 1962 in Wadsworth, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and director, known for 5-25-77 (2022), DragonHeart (1996) and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989).

Baby's Day Out

58. Garson Kanin

Writer | Adam's Rib

Garson Kanin has worked as an actor on stage and as a director on Broadway and in Hollywood, but his best-known work is as a writer. During the Great Depression, he dropped out of high school to help support his family by working as a musician and later as a comedian. He attended the American ...

Bachelor Mother

59. Tim Burton

Producer | Edward Scissorhands

Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was ...

Beetlejuice Big Fish Corpse Bride Dark Shadows Edward Scissorhands

60. Gurinder Chadha

Writer | Bend It Like Beckham

Gurinder Chadha was born in Kenya, and grew up in Southall, London, England. She began her career as a news reporter with BBC Radio, directed several award winning documentaries for the BBC, and began an alliance with the British Film Institute (BFI) and Channel Four. In 2001, Chadha set up her own...

Bend it Like Beckham

61. Jeremiah S. Chechik

Director | Benny & Joon

Jeremiah S. Chechik was born in 1955 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a director and producer, known for Benny & Joon (1993), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) and Gossip Girl (2007).

Benny & Joon

62. Savage Steve Holland

Director | Better Off Dead...

Marvelously quirky and creative writer, director, producer and animator Savage Steve Holland was born in 1960. Holland earned the childhood nickname Savage after he kicked a kid in the teeth during a soccer game. He studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts. Holland's student ...

Better Off Dead

63. Don Hall

Writer | Meet the Robinsons

Don Hall was born on March 8, 1969 in Glenwood, Iowa, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Meet the Robinsons (2007), Big Hero 6 (2014) and Raya and the Last Dragon (2021).

Big Hero 6 Moana

64. Chris Williams

Actor | Frozen

Chris Williams was born on April 23, 1968 in Missouri, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Frozen (2013), Big Hero 6 (2014) and Moana (2016). He has been married to Astrid Sealey since July 10, 2004. They have two children.

Big Hero 6 Moana

65. John Whitesell

Director | The Guiding Light

John Whitesell was born on December 2, 1953 in Iowa Falls, Iowa, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Guiding Light (1952), Holidate (2020) and Deck the Halls (2006). He has been married to Jolie Barnett since July 1999. They have two children. He was previously married to Emily Whitesell.

Big Momma's House 2

66. Tamra Davis

Director | Crossroads

Began her career directing music videos for acts like Tone Loc, Depeche Mode, NWA and Sonic Youth and made her first feature in 92 with Guncrazy starring Drew Barrymore. Ms Barrymore received a Golden Globe Nomination. She then went on to direct feature films starring Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Dave...

Billy Madison

67. Mike Nichols

Director | The Graduate

He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin. He later ...

Biloxi Blues Regarding Henry

68. Susanne Bier

Director | Hævnen

Though Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award winning writer and director Susanne Bier's work often plays out against a wide-reaching global backdrop, its focus is intimate, carefully exploring the explosive emotions and complexities of familial bonds. This unique combination is part of ...

Bird Box

69. Ridley Scott

Producer | The Martian

Described by film producer Michael Deeley as "the very best eye in the business", director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear. His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the United Kingdom ...

Black Hawk Down Kingdom of Heaven

70. Josh Gordon

Director | Hit-Monkey

Josh Gordon is an American film director, producer and writer.

He is best known for directing the films, Blades of Glory (2007) , Office Christmas Party (2016) and The Switch (2010) . He is one half of the directing team known as Speck and Gordon with co-director, Will Speck . The team is also known...

Blades of Glory

71. Will Speck

Producer | Hit-Monkey

Will Speck is known for Hit-Monkey (2021), Office Christmas Party (2016) and The Switch (2010).

Blades of Glory

72. Mel Brooks

Actor | Spaceballs

Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to ...

Blazing Saddles Robin Hood: Men in Tights

73. Richard Linklater

Director | Waking Life

Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. ...

Boyhood School of Rock

74. Mark Andrews

Director | Brave

Mark Andrews was born on September 12, 1968 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Brave (2012), John Carter (2012) and The Iron Giant (1999).

Brave

75. Brenda Chapman

Writer | Brave

Brenda Chapman is an American animator, animation film director and writer from Beason, Illinois. She directed the Pixar film Brave and the DreamWorks Animation film The Prince of Egypt. She wrote the storylines of The Lion King and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She is married to Kevin Lima, fellow ...

Brave The Prince of Egypt

76. Steve Purcell

Writer | Brave

Steve Purcell is known for Brave (2012), Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) and Incredibles 2 (2018).

Brave

77. Blake Edwards

Writer | The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Blake Edwards' stepfather's father J. Gordon Edwards was a silent screen director, and his stepfather Jack McEdward was a stage director and movie production manager. Blake acted in a number films, beginning with Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) and wrote a number of others, beginning with ...

Breakfast at Tiffany's

78. Gary Winick

Producer | Tadpole

Gary Winick was born on March 31, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Tadpole (2002), Charlotte's Web (2006) and The Tic Code (1998). He died on February 27, 2011 in New York City, New York, USA.

Bride Wars Charlotte's Web

79. Paul Feig

Producer | Freaks and Geeks

Paul Feig is an American film director and writer who is known for creating Freaks and Geeks and directing Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy and A Simple Favor. He also directed the highly controversial 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters. The failure of the reboot resulted in the production of Ghostbusters: ...

Bridesmaids The Heat

80. Sharon Maguire

Director | Bridget Jones's Baby

Sharon Maguire was born on November 28, 1960 in Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Wales, UK. She is a director and producer, known for Bridget Jones's Baby (2016), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Incendiary (2008).

Bridget Jones's Diary

81. Beeban Kidron

Director | Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

She came to prominence with the much lauded adaptation of Jeanette Winterson's autobiographical novel 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit'. Since then she's directed feature films, television dramas and documentaries. In 2008, she founded the charity called Filmclub with Lindsay Mackie. It has since ...

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

82. Howard Hawks

Director | Rio Bravo

What do the classic films Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Rio Bravo (1959) have in...

Bringing Up Baby His Girl Friday The Big Sleep

83. Greg Beeman

Producer | Heroes

Greg Beeman was born in 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Heroes (2006), Falling Skies (2011) and Stargirl (2020).

Brink!

84. Aaron Blaise

Director | Brother Bear

Aaron Blaise is an animator and filmmaker. He was born in 17 February 1968 at Burlington, Vermont, United States and completed his graduation from Ringling College of Art and Design. He is known for his work on Brother Bear (2003), Aladdin (1992) and Beauty and the Beast (1991). He was nominated ...

Brother Bear

85. Robert Walker

Director | Brother Bear

Bob was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Michael and Sally Walker (nee Forrest) but grew up in the east end of Ottawa, ON. He graduated from Gloucester High School where his love for art and the gift of the canvas began to flourish. He attended Sheridan College in the animation program and upon ...

Brother Bear

86. Christophe Gans

Director | Le pacte des loups

Born in 1960 in Antibes (in the South of France), Christophe Gans became crazy about movies at an early stage. As a teenager, he made a lot of samurai and kung fu super-8 films with his friends. At the end of the seventies, he founded the fanzine "Rhesus Zero" about B-movies. In 1980, he studied at...

Brotherhood of the Wolf

87. John Michael McDonagh

Writer | The Guard

John Michael McDonagh was born in 1967 in London, England, UK. He is a writer and director, known for The Guard (2011), Calvary (2014) and War on Everyone (2016). He has been married to Elizabeth Eves since 2003.

Calvary

88. Paul Greengrass

Director | United 93

Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter.

After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada ...

Captain Phillips The Bourne Supremacy

89. Mark Sandrich

Director | Shall We Dance

Mark Sandrich was born on October 26, 1900 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Shall We Dance (1937), Holiday Inn (1942) and Top Hat (1935). He was previously married to Freda Wirtschafter. He died on March 4, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Carefree

90. Michael Curtiz

Director | Casablanca

Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner...

Casablanca

91. Robert Zemeckis

Writer | Back to the Future

A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone (1984), 1941 (1979)) and special effect ...

Cast Away Forrest Gump The Polar Express

92. Stanley Donen

Director | Charade

Inspired by Fred Astaire's dancing in Flying Down to Rio (1933), Stanley Donen (pronounced 'Dawn-en') attended dance classes from the age of ten. He later recalled that the only thing he wanted to be was a tap dancer.

He was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Helen Pauline (Cohen) and Mordecai ...

Charade Singin' in the Rain The Pajama Game

93. Shawn Levy

Producer | Free Guy

Shawn Levy was born on July 23, 1968 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a producer and director, known for Stranger Things (2016), Real Steel (2011), and the Night at the Museum franchise. He is the founder and principal of 21 Laps Entertainment. He is married to Serena Levy and they have four ...

Cheaper by the Dozen

94. Peter Lord

Animation_department | The Amazing Adventures of Morph

Peter Lord was born on November 4, 1953 in Bristol, England, UK. He is a producer and director, known for The Amazing Adventures of Morph (1980), Chicken Run (2000) and Flushed Away (2006).

Chicken Run

95. Nick Park

Writer | The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Nick Park was born on December 6, 1958 in Preston, Lancashire, England, UK. He is a writer and producer, known for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Chicken Run (2000) and The Wrong Trousers (1993).

Chicken Run

96. Ken Hughes

Writer | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Ken Hughes was an award-winning writer and director who flourished in the 1950s and 1960s, though he continued directing into the early 1980s. Born in Liverpool, England, on January 19, 1922, Hughes decided early in his life that he wanted to be a filmmaker. When he was 14 years old he won an ...

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

97. 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 ...

Chocolat The Cider House Rules

98. Laura Poitras

Producer | Citizenfour

Laura Poitras was born on February 2, 1964 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is a producer and director, known for Citizenfour (2014), The Oath (2010) and My Country, My Country (2006).

Citizenfour

99. Phil Lord

Writer | The Lego Movie

Philip A. Lord is an American filmmaker, producer and writer who collaborates with Christopher Miller. They both worked on Clone High, a cult classic animated sci-fi teen comedy show, The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Into the Spider-Verse is ...

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

100. Christopher Miller

Writer | The Lego Movie

Christopher Miller is an American filmmaker, producer and writer who collaborates with Philip A. Lord. They both worked on Clone High, a cult classic animated sci-fi teen comedy show, The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street and Spider-Man: Into the ...

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs



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