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Poll: Best Director Portrayal in a Film - Part 2

A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision.

Who do you think best captured the spirit of a director in a film?

Vote for first part here.

Discuss the poll here

Make Your Choice

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    Peter O'Toole and Steve Railsback in The Stunt Man (1980)

    Eli Cross (Peter O'Toole)
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    Woody Allen in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

    Cliff Stern (Woody Allen)
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    Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory (2019)

    Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas)
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    John Huston in The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

    Jack Hannaford (John Huston)
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    Woody Allen in Stardust Memories (1980)

    Sandy Bates (Woody Allen)
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    Martin Scorsese and Ben Kingsley in Hugo (2011)

    Georges Méliès (Ben Kingsley)
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    Wesley Snipes and Baker Chase Powell in Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

    D'Urville Martin (Wesley Snipes)
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    Director Val Waxman (WOODY ALLEN) has a hard time envisioning poster ideas for his latest movie in Woody Allen's contemporary comedy HOLLYWOOD ENDING, being distributed domestically by DreamWorks.

    Val Waxman (Woody Allen)
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    François Truffaut, Nathalie Baye, and Jean-François Stévenin in Day for Night (1973)

    Ferrand (François Truffaut)
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    Daniel Day-Lewis in Nine (2009)

    Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis)
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    Roy Scheider in All That Jazz (1979)

    Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider)
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    William Redfield in The Connection (1961)

    Jim Dunn (William Redfield)
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    Harvey Keitel in Dangerous Game (1993)

    Eddie Israel (Harvey Keitel)
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    Entropy (1999)

    Jack Walsh (Stephen Dorff)
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    William Holden in S.O.B. (1981)

    Tim Culley (William Holden)
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    Steve Buscemi and Danielle von Zerneck in Living in Oblivion (1995)

    Nick Reve (Steve Buscemi)
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    Pasolini (2014)

    Pier Paolo Pasolini (Willem Dafoe)
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    Sergej Trifunovic, Nenad Herakovic, and Carni Djeric in A Serbian Film (2010)

    Vukmir (Sergej Trifunović)
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    Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Hossain Sabzian in Close-Up (1990)

    Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
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    Constance Bennett and Lowell Sherman in What Price Hollywood? (1932)

    Max Carey (Lowell Sherman)
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    Adam Driver in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

    Toby (Adam Driver)
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    Patrick Bauchau in The State of Things (1982)

    Friedrich (Patrick Bauchau)
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    Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)

    Suresh Sinha (Guru Dutt)
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    While We're Young (2014)

    Josh Schrebnick (Ben Stiller)
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    Tat-Ming Cheung and Eric Kot in You Shoot, I Shoot (2001)

    Lee Tung-chuen (Tat-Ming Cheung)
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    Margherita Buy in My Mother (2015)

    Margherita (Margherita Buy)
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    Roy Evans in Terror (1978)

    James Garrick (John Nolan)
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    John Malkovich in Beyond the Clouds (1995)

    The director (John Malkovich)
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    Da wan (2001)

    Tyler (Donald Sutherland)
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    Lucio Fulci in A Cat in the Brain (1990)

    Lucio Fulci (Lucio Fulci)
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    Elmer Bäck in Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)

    Sergei Eisenstein (Elmer Bäck)
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    Tomas Milian and Daniela Silverio in Identification of a Woman (1982)

    Niccolò (Tomas Milian)

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