Film directors that have directed Bruce Willis movies

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1. Alan Rudolph

Director | Trouble in Mind

Alan Rudolph was born on December 18, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Trouble in Mind (1985), Choose Me (1984) and Afterglow (1997). He is married to Joyce Rudolph.

Directed Mortal Thoughts (1991) & Breakfast of Champions (1999)

2. Amy Heckerling

Writer | Clueless

Amy Heckerling studied Film and TV at New York University and got a Masters Degree in Film from The American Film Institute. Despite this education she couldn't get a break in Hollywood. However, in 1982, she made Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), and people started to take notice. In 1985, ...

Directed Look Who's Talking (1989) & Look Who's Talking Too (1990)

3. 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, ...

Directed Tears of the Sun (2003)

4. Barry Levinson

Director | Rain Man

Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he ...

Directed Bandits (2001) & What Just Happened (2008)

5. Barry Tubb

Actor | Top Gun

A Lone Star native with a lanky but athletic frame, blond Barry Tubb has always felt at home on the range. Born in Snyder, Texas on February 13, 1963, he was World Champion Jr. Bull Rider, then broadened his horizons by lassoing an acting career to boot. Graduating from Snyder High School in 1981, ...

Directed Grand Champion (2002)

6. 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 ...

Directed Blind Date (1987) & Sunset (1988)

Date of Birth: 26th of July 1922 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Date of Death: 15th of December 2010 (Age 88) Santa Monica, California, USA

7. Brett Simon

Director | Severance Package

Brett Simon is a Javits Fellow, a PhD candidate in Film Studies, and an MFA graduate in Art Practice at UC Berkeley. He graduated from Princeton University in 1997 with a degree in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing. His films and videos have screened in festivals around the world ...

Directed Assassination of a High School President (2008)

8. Brian A. Miller

Director | Vice

Brian A. Miller is a Los Angeles based feature film writer and director known for Reprisal (2018), Backtrace, Vice (2015), The Prince (2014), and Officer Down (2015) and the upcoming "Price of Valor". He's worked with such name actors as Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Jason Patric, ...

Directed Vice (2015)

9. Brian De Palma

Director | Dressed to Kill

Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters (1972) and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the ...

Directed The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

Directed Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

11. Edgar Wright

Director | Shaun of the Dead

Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg...

Directed Grindhouse (2007)

12. Edward Zwick

Producer | Thirtysomething

Edward Zwick is well-known for his heroic movies that include Glory (1989), and the breathtaking works of art that include Legends of the Fall (1994). Zwick has also been known for his thoughtfulness as a director, and for his record of working with television series and other films as a producer.

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Directed The Siege (1998)

13. Eli Roth

Producer | Cabin Fever

Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley ...

Directed Grindhouse (2007)

14. Florent-Emilio Siri

Director | Hostage

Florent-Emilio Siri was born on March 2, 1965. He is a director and writer, known for Hostage (2005), L'ennemi intime (2007) and A Minute of Silence (1998).

Directed Hostage (2005)

15. Frank Miller

Writer | Sin City

Frank Miller was born in Olney, Maryland, to a nurse mother and a carpenter and electrician father, and was raised in Montpelier, Vermont. He is of Irish descent. Miller was a big comics writer/artist in the '70s and '80s. He wrote and penciled the Marvel series "Daredevil" for a long time. His ...

Directed Sin City (2005) & Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

16. Gregory Hoblit

Producer | Hill Street Blues

Gregory Hoblit was born in Texas but moved to Northern California at a young age because of his father's job in law enforcement, a hint at what might have attracted the mystery/courtroom plots of his movie/TV credits. After graduating from UCLA, he worked as a TV co-producer with Steven Bochco ...

Directed Hart's War (2002)

17. Harold Becker

Director | Malice

Harold Becker was born on September 25, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Malice (1993), Mercury Rising (1998) and Sea of Love (1989). He is married to Susan Becker.

Directed Mercury Rising (1998)

18. Howard Deutch

Director | Some Kind of Wonderful

Howard Deutch was born on September 14, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), Pretty in Pink (1986) and The Replacements (2000). He has been married to Lea Thompson since July 23, 1989. They have two children.

Directed The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

19. James Foley

Director | At Close Range

James Foley was born on December 28, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and writer, known for At Close Range (1986), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) and House of Cards (2013).

Directed Perfect Stranger (2007)

20. John Eng

Director | Dragons: Riders of Berk

John Eng is known for his work on DreamWorks Dragons (2012), Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) and Oh Yeah! Cartoons (1998).

Directed Rugrats Go Wild (2003)

21. John McTiernan

Director | Die Hard

John McTiernan was born on January 8, 1951 in Albany, New York, USA as John Campbell McTiernan Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Die Hard (1988), Rollerball (2002) and Predator (1987). He has been married to Gail Sistrunk since 2012. He was previously married to Kate Harrington, Donna ...

Directed Die Hard (1988) & Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

22. John Moore

Director | Max Payne

John Moore was born in Dundalk, Ireland in 1970, a small town situated about 60 miles from the country's capital Dublin. Moore attended a technical college in Dublin where he studied filmmaking and after completing the school he went on to direct and write a series of short films all produced in ...

Directed A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

23. Jon Turteltaub

Director | Cool Runnings

Jon Turteltaub was born on August 8, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as Jonathan Charles Turteltaub. He is a producer and director, known for Cool Runnings (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995) and Phenomenon (1996). He has been married to Amy Eldon since July 6, 2006. They have three ...

Directed The Kid (2000)

24. Jonathan Lynn

Writer | Clue

Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay created and wrote every episode of the acclaimed BBC political comedy series Yes Minister (1980) and Yes, Prime Minister (1986). The series received numerous accolades including three BAFTA (British Academy) Awards, two Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and two Pye ...

Directed The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

25. Jonathan Mostow

Director | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Jonathan Mostow was born on November 28, 1961 in Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Breakdown (1997) and U-571 (2000). He has been married to Laurie Sandell since October 7, 2018.

Directed Surrogates (2009)

26. Karey Kirkpatrick

Writer | Smallfoot

Karey Kirkpatrick was born on December 14, 1964 in Monroe, Louisiana, USA. He is a writer, known for Smallfoot (2018), Over the Hedge (2006) and Chicken Run (2000).

Directed Over the Hedge (2006)

27. Kevin Smith

Producer | Clerks

Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank but grew up in Highlands, New Jersey, the son of Grace (Schultz) and Donald E. Smith, a postal worker. He is very proud of his native state; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. Kevin is of mostly German, with some Irish and English, ancestry.

His ...

Directed Cop Out (2010)

28. Len Wiseman

Writer | Underworld

Filmmaker Len Wiseman's career began through his work in the art department on the blockbuster hits like Godzilla (1998), Men in Black (1997), and Independence Day (1996). His design talents soon got him behind the camera directing commercials for PlayStation, Time Warner, Oracle, Intel, and ...

Directed Die Hard 4.0 (2007)

29. Luc Besson

Writer | The Fifth Element

Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue (1988) and The Fifth Element (1997), as an adolescent bored in ...

Directed The Fifth Element (1997)

30. M. Night Shyamalan

Producer | Lady in the Water

Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots.

He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil ...

Directed The Sixth Sense (1999) & Unbreakable (2000)

31. Mabrouk El Mechri

Director | JCVD

Mabrouk El Mechri was born on September 18, 1976 in Versailles, Yvelines, France. He is a director and writer, known for JCVD (2008), The Cold Light of Day (2012) and Maison close (2010).

Directed The Cold Light of Day (2012)

32. Max Adams

Writer | Six

Max Adams is known for his work on Six (2017), House to House and Heist (2015).

Directed Precious Cargo (2016)

33. 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...

Directed Armageddon (1998)

34. Michael Caton-Jones

Director | Memphis Belle

Michael Caton-Jones was born on October 15, 1957 in Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland as Michael Jones. He is a director and producer, known for Memphis Belle (1990), Basic Instinct 2 (2006) and The Jackal (1997).

Directed The Jackal (1997)

35. Michael Lehmann

Director | Hudson Hawk

Michael Lehmann was born on March 30, 1957 in San Francisco, California, USA as Michael Stephen Lehmann. He is a director and producer, known for Hudson Hawk (1991), Heathers (1989) and American Horror Story (2011). He is married to Holland Sutton.

Directed Hudson Hawk (1991)

36. Mike de Seve

Director | Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Mike de Seve was born as Michael de Seve. He is a writer and director, known for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Over the Hedge (2006) and Shrek 2 (2004).

Directed Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

37. Mike Gunther

Stunts | Bad Boys for Life

Mike Gunther's unique array of talents as a writer, director, and innovative action expert enable him to create, capture and deliver the kind of action films audiences pack theaters to see. A driving force behind some of Hollywood's top blockbusters, his work has helped bring in over $3 billion in ...

Directed Setup (2011)

38. Mike Judge

Writer | Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Mike Judge was born on October 17, 1962 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as Michael Craig Judge. He is a writer and producer, known for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999) and Beavis and Butt-Head (1993).

Directed Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

39. Nick Cassavetes

Actor | Face/Off

Nick Cassavetes was born in New York City, the son of actress Gena Rowlands and Greek-American actor and film director John Cassavetes. As a child, he appeared in two of his father's films: Husbands (1970) and A Woman Under the Influence (1974). After spending so much of his youth surrounded by the...

Directed Alpha Dog (2006)

40. Norman Jewison

Director | In the Heat of the Night

Norman Frederick Jewison was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Dorothy Irene (Weaver) and Percy Joseph Jewison, who managed a post office and a convenience store. His mother was an English immigrant, and his father was of English and Ulster-Scots descent. Jewison got his BA at Victoria College, ...

Directed In Country (1989)

Directed Rugrats Go Wild (2003)

42. Paul McGuigan

Director | Lucky Number Slevin

Paul McGuigan was born on September 19, 1963 in Bellshill, Scotland. He is a director and producer, known for Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Wicker Park (2004) and Victor Frankenstein (2015).

Directed Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

43. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

Directed Pulp Fiction (1994) & Sin City (2005) (special guest director) & Grindhouse (2007) (segment "Death Proof")

44. Renny Harlin

Director | Die Hard 2

Born in 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola, he is the most successful Finnish film director in the history of Hollywood.

Harlin started his career in film business in the beginning of 1980s when he was directing commercials and company films for companies like Shell. Later he worked as a ...

Directed Die Hard 2 (1990)

45. Richard Donner

Director | Superman

Richard Donner was born on April 24, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard D. Schwartzberg. He is a director and producer, known for Superman (1978), Ladyhawke (1985) and Lethal Weapon (1987). He has been married to Lauren Shuler Donner since November 27, 1986.

Directed 16 Blocks (2006)

46. 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. ...

Directed Fast Food Nation (2006)

47. Richard Rush

Director | The Stunt Man

Richard Rush was born on April 15, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and writer, known for The Stunt Man (1980), Color of Night (1994) and Freebie and the Bean (1974).

Directed Color of Night (1994)

48. 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, he often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which he created and also starred in....

Directed North (1994) & The Story of Us (1999)

49. Rob Zombie

Director | The Devil's Rejects

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 ...

Directed Grindhouse (2007)

50. Robert Benton

Writer | Kramer vs. Kramer

Robert Benton was born on September 29, 1932 in Waxahachie, Texas, USA as Robert Douglas Benton. He is a writer and director, known for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Superman (1978).

Directed Billy Bathgate (1991) & Nobody's Fool (1994)

51. Robert Rodriguez

Producer | El mariachi

Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent.

Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York (1981), none ...

Directed Sin City (2005) & Grindhouse (2007) & Planet Terror (2007) & Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

52. Robert Schwentke

Director | RED

Robert Schwentke was born in 1968 in Stuttgart, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for RED (2010), The Captain (2017) and Tattoo (2002).

Directed Red (2010)

53. 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 ...

Directed Death Becomes Her (1992)

54. Rowdy Herrington

Director | Road House

Rowdy Herrington was born in 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Road House (1989), Striking Distance (1993) and Repo Man (1984).

Directed Striking Distance (1993)

55. Stephen Frears

Director | Dangerous Liaisons

Stephen Frears was born on June 20, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Stephen Arthur Frears. He is a director and producer, known for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Philomena (2013) and Dirty Pretty Things (2002). He has been married to Anne Rothenstein since 1992. They have two children. ...

Directed Lay the Favorite (2012)

56. Steven C. Miller

Director | Line of Duty

Steven C. Miller was born in Decatur, Ga. His love for film began early when his father bought him a VHS video camera. Miller started off small with multiple music videos and short films. In 2005 Miller attended and graduated Full Sail University.

In 2005, immediately after graduating film school at...

Directed Extraction (2015)

57. Terry Gilliam

Writer | Brazil

Terry Gilliam was born near Medicine Lake, Minnesota. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of MAD magazine. In his early twenties he was often stopped by the police who suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising. In ...

Directed Twelve Monkeys (1995)

58. Tim Johnson

Director | Home

Tim Johnson was born as Timothy Johnson. He is a director and producer, known for Home (2015), Over the Hedge (2006) and Antz (1998).

Directed Over the Hedge (2006)

59. Tony Scott

Producer | Domino

Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British...

Directed The Last Boy Scout (1991)

Date of Birth: 21st of June 1944 North Shields, Northumberland, England

Date of Death: 19th of August 2012 San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

60. Walter Hill

Writer | 48 Hrs.

Hill was born in Long Beach, California and educated at Mexico City College and Michigan State University. He worked in oil drilling and construction in the 60s before becoming a 2nd assistant director in 1967. He has written and co-written screenplays, including several uncredited works. He has ...

Directed Last Man Standing (1996)

61. Wes Anderson

Writer | Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an ...

Directed Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

62. Yvette Kaplan

Director | Zack and Quack

Yvette Kaplan is a director and producer, known for Zack and Quack (2012), Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) and Ice Age (2002).

Directed Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)



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