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Poll: Face-Off: Millennials vs. Generation X vs. Baby Boomers vs. The Silent Generation

Demographers have identified four contemporary generations to which westernized adults of the world belong: based on birth rates and common characteristics, the parameters are not rigid and allow for various definitions. Which generation, as defined below, do you think is currently (approximately 2010-2017) making the most important films?

Feel free to discuss here.

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  1. Vote!

    Martin Scorsese

    The Silent Generation (also called the Traditionalists or the Greatest Generation, referring to those born before 1946):

    Directors, Writers, & Others: Include Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, Ridley Scott, Hayao Miyazaki, Werner Herzog, Warren Beatty, John Williams (composer), Vittorio Storaro (cinematographer)

    Actors: Include Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Smith, Harrison Ford, Jane Fonda, Jeffrey Tambor, Jack Nicholoson, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Arkin, Ben Kingsley, Judi Dench

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    Joel Coen

    Baby Boomers (usually thought to be born between 1946 and 1960):

    Directors & Writers: Include Spike Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, David Lynch, Stephen Spielberg, Mel Gibson, Luc Besson, James Cameron, Tim Burton, Charlie Kaufman

    Actors: Include Meryl Streep, Bryan Cranston, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Seam Penn, Tom Hanks, Michelle Pfieffer, Chrostoff Waltz, Viggo Mortenson, Emma Thompson, Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich

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    Quentin Tarantino

    Generation X (there is still some disagreement about the birth years represented, narrowly defined between 1965 and 1976 but often more broadly defined as being born anywhere between 1961 and 1982):

    Directors & Writers: Include Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Spike Jonze, Christopher Nolan, Darren Aronofsky, Edgar Wright, David Fincher, M. Night Shyamalan

    Actors: Include Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Chris Pine, Cate Blanchett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Jamie Foxx, Zooey Deschanel, Joaquin Phoenix, Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, Idris Elba, Christian Bale

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    Damien Chazelle

    Millennials (also sometimes called Generation Y, there is disagreement here, too, of the birth years, sometimes as early as 1977 and as late as 2000, but often perceived to be those born between 1983 and 1995):

    Directors & Writers: Include Lena Dunham, Evan Goldberg, Nathan Fielder, Ryan Coogler, Benh Zeitlin, Emily Carmichael

    Actors: Include Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Emma Stone, Daniel Radcliff, Lupito Nyong'o, Andrew Garfield, Lakeith Standfield, Rooney Mara, Eddie Redmayne, Anna Kendrick

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