Directores

by pocho_sierra | created - 21 May 2018 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

1. Eric Bress

Writer | The Butterfly Effect

Eric Bress is a writer and producer, known for The Butterfly Effect (2004), The Final Destination (2009) and Final Destination 2 (2003).

2. J. Mackye Gruber

Writer | The Butterfly Effect

J. Mackye Gruber is a writer and producer, known for The Butterfly Effect (2004), The Courier (2015) and Blunt (1998).

3. Roberto Benigni

Actor | La vita è bella

Roberto Benigni was born on October 27, 1952 in Manciano La Misericordia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy as Roberto Remigio Benigni. He is an actor and writer, known for Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Tiger and the Snow (2005) and Down by Law (1986). He has been married to Nicoletta Braschi ...

4. Simon Brand

Director | Paraiso Travel

Simón Brand began his career directing a music video for a local rock band in Colombia when he was 17 years old. He has worked in several music videos for Enrique Iglesias, Paulina Rubio, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Thalía, Juanes, Jessica Simpson, Celia Cruz, Chayanne, and others. He has received 2 ...

5. Blake Edwards

Writer | Victor Victoria

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 ...

6. Michel Gondry

Director | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

He grew up in Versailles with a family who was very influenced by pop music. When he was young, Gondry wanted to be a painter or an inventor. In the 80s he entered in an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills and where he also met friends with whom he created a pop-rock band ...

7. 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 ...

8. Iain Softley

Director | Backbeat

Softley was educated at St Benedict's School, Ealing, London, and Queens' College, Cambridge University, where he was a member of the college's dramatic society, the BATS, and directed a number of highly-praised theatrical productions. He worked for Granada TV and the BBC before becoming a director...

9. 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, ...

11. Chris Columbus

Producer | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "...

12. Emilio Maillé

Director | Los años Arruza

Emilio Maillé was born on May 9, 1963 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a director and producer, known for Los años Arruza (1996), Sky Poets (2019) and Rosario Tijeras (2005).

13. David Silverman

Producer | The Simpsons

David Silverman was born on March 15, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and Monsters, Inc. (2001).

14. 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 Grudge Match (2013). He is married to Brogmus, Linda. They have three children.

15. Andrew Adamson

Writer | Shrek 2

Andrew Adamson was born on December 1, 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a producer and writer, known for Shrek 2 (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and Shrek (2001). He has been married to Gyulnara Karaeva since January 16, 2016. He was previously ...

16. 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, ...

17. Fernando Meirelles

Director | Blindness

Fernando Meirelles was born in a middle class family in São Paulo City, Brazil.

He studied architecture at the university of São Paulo. At the same time he developed an interest in filmmaking. With a group of friends he started producing experimental videos and video art. They won a huge number of ...

18. Kátia Lund

Director | Cidade de Deus

Kátia Lund was born in 1966 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. She is a director and writer, known for City of God (2002), News from a Personal War (1999) and Anaconda (1997).

19. 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 ...

20. Andrés Baiz

Director | La cara oculta

Andrés Baiz is a director and producer, known for The Hidden Face (2011), Satanás (2007) and Hoguera (2007).

21. Peter Avanzino

Director | Futurama

Peter Avanzino is known for his work on Futurama (1999), The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) and Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994).

22. Matt Groening

Writer | The Simpsons

Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. ...

23. David X. Cohen

Producer | The Simpsons

Cohen is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley; he studied theoretical computer science. His real name is David 'S.' Cohen. He used that name when he worked on The Simpsons (1989), but when he starting working on Futurama (1999), he joined the Writer's Guild (the TV writer's union). ...

24. Mel Gibson

Actor | Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ...

25. Nagisa Ôshima

Director | Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Nagisa Oshima's career extends from the initiation of the "Nuberu bagu" (New Wave) movement in Japanese cinema in the late 1950s and early 1960s, to the contemporary use of cinema and television to express paradoxes in modern society. After an early involvement with the student protest movement in ...

26. Drew Heriot

Director | The Power of the Heart

Heriot launched onto the world stage as director of The Secret (2006) which became the highest selling DVD in the USA and a global phenomenon. The movie was featured on Oprah, Larry King, Ellen, Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons weaving its way into the fabric of popular culture.

Heriot has ...

27. Orson Welles

Actor | Citizen Kane

His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was six) he traveled the world with his father. He was orphaned at 15 after his father's death and became the ward of Dr. ...

28. Antonio Hernández

Writer | En la ciudad sin límites

Antonio Hernández was born in 1953 in Peñaranda de Bracamonte, Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain. He is a writer and producer, known for En la ciudad sin límites (2002), The Borgia (2006) and El menor de los males (2007).

29. J.A. Bayona

Director | El orfanato

J.A. Bayona was born on May 9, 1975 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Juan Antonio García Bayona. He is a director, known for The Orphanage (2007), The Impossible (2012) and A Monster Calls (2016).

30. 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...

31. Christopher Nolan

Writer | Interstellar

Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970, in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.

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32. Zack Snyder

Producer | Wonder Woman

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 ...

33. James McTeigue

Director | V for Vendetta

James McTeigue is a director and assistant director, known for V for Vendetta (2005), The Raven (2012) and Survivor (2015).

34. Pete Docter

Writer | Up

Pete Docter was born on October 9, 1968 in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA as Peter Hans Docter. He is a producer and writer, known for Up (2009), Inside Out (2015) and Monsters, Inc. (2001). He has been married to Amanda Jean Schmidt since December 27, 1992. They have two children.

35. Lee Unkrich

Editor | Toy Story 2

Lee Unkrich is an Academy Award-winning director at Pixar Animation Studios. He most recently directed Disney.Pixar's critically-acclaimed "Coco", which received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Song.

As the director of Disney.Pixar's "Toy Story 3," Lee was also awarded an ...

36. 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 ...

37. Luis Alberto Restrepo

Director | La primera noche

Luis Alberto Restrepo was born on May 9, 1956 in Medellin, Colombia. He is a director and producer, known for The First Night (2003), La pasión de Gabriel (2008) and Alias J.J. (2017).

38. Larry Charles

Producer | Seinfeld

Larry Charles was born on December 1, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Seinfeld (1989), The Dictator (2012) and Brüno (2009).

39. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...

40. Hayao Miyazaki

Director | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the ...

41. 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-...

42. Gabriele Muccino

Director | The Pursuit of Happyness

Gabriele Muccino was born on May 20, 1967 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Remember Me, My Love (2003) and But Forever in My Mind (1999). He has been married to Angelica Russo since December 22, 2012. They have one child. He was ...

43. Jason Reitman

Producer | Up in the Air

Jason Reitman was born on October 19, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a producer and director, known for Up in the Air (2009), Thank You for Smoking (2005) and Juno (2007). He was previously married to Michele Lee.

45. Timur Bekmambetov

Director | Nochnoy dozor

Timur Bekmambetov is a Kazakh-Russian film director known for vampire franchise Night Watch (2004) and Day Watch (2006).

He was born Timur Nuruakhitovich Bekmambetov on June 25, 1961, in Guryev, Soviet Union (now Atyrau, Kazakhstan). His father, Nuruakhit Bekmambetov, is a manager at Guryev Energy ...

46. Joel Coen

Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Fargo (1996) and A Serious Man (2009). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.

47. Ethan Coen

Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), A Serious Man (2009) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two ...

48. Stanley Kubrick

Director | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would ...

49. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

50. Roman Polanski

Actor | Chinatown

Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933.

His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...

51. 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 ...

52. Christophe Barratier

Writer | Les choristes

Christophe Barratier was born on June 17, 1963 in Asnières-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a producer and writer, known for The Chorus (2004), Paris 36 (2008) and Team Spirit (2016).

53. Andy Tennant

Director | Fool's Gold

Andy Tennant was born on June 15, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Andrew Tennant. He is a producer and director, known for Fool's Gold (2008), Hitch (2005) and Sweet Home Alabama (2002). He has been married to Sharon Johnson since February 13, 1993. They have four children.

54. Ciro Guerra

Director | El abrazo de la serpiente

Ciro Guerra was born on February 6, 1981 in Río de Oro, Cesar, Colombia. He is a director and writer, known for Embrace of the Serpent (2015), The Wind Journeys (2009) and Birds of Passage (2018).

55. Alejandro Doria

Director | Las manos

Alejandro Doria was born on November 1, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a director and writer, known for The Hands (2006), Becoming Aware (1984) and The Island (1979). He died on June 17, 2009 in Buenos Aires.

56. Bret Haaland

Producer | The Penguins of Madagascar

Bret Haaland was born on August 10, 1964 in Hennepin, Minnesota, USA as Bret John Haaland. He is a producer and director, known for The Penguins of Madagascar (2008), Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011) and All Hail King Julien (2014).

60. Crystal Chesney

Assistant_director | The Simpsons Movie

Crystal Chesney was born on May 7, 1979 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Crystal Skye Chesney. She is known for her work on The Simpsons Movie (2007), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004). She has been married to Derek Lee Thompson since November 5, 2005.

62. Mike B. Anderson

Director | The Simpsons

Mike B. Anderson is known for his work on The Simpsons (1989), Alone in the T-Shirt Zone (1986) and Kamillions (1990).

63. Mark Kirkland

Animation_department | The Simpsons

Mark Kirkland was born on November 5, 1956 in Altadena, California, USA as Mark Douglas Kirkland. He is known for his work on The Simpsons (1989), A Letter from Home (2010) and The Moving Picture Co. 1914 (2014). He has been married to Letty Kirkland since July 19, 2005. He was previously married ...

64. Steven Dean Moore

Animation_department | The Simpsons

Steven Dean Moore is known for his work on The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and Rugrats (1990).

66. Matthew Nastuk

Animation_department | The Simpsons

Matthew Nastuk was born on October 13, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Matthew Michael Nastuk. He is known for his work on The Simpsons (1989), Ghost of Stephen Foster (2000) and Swamp Thing (1990).

67. Jim Reardon

Writer | WALL·E

Jim Reardon is known for his work on WALL·E (2008), The Simpsons (1989) and Zootopia (2016).

69. Wesley Archer

Director | Rick and Morty

Wesley Archer was born on November 26, 1961 in Houston, Texas, USA as Wesley Meyer Archer. He is known for his work on Rick and Morty (2013), King of the Hill (1997) and The Simpsons (1989).

70. Nancy Kruse

Animation_department | Zootopia

71. Chris Clements

Animation_department | The Simpsons

72. Rob Oliver

Assistant_director | The Simpsons

His favorite character to draw is Homer, as well as Sideshow Bob and Krusty the Clown.

74. Chuck Sheetz

Director | The Simpsons

Chuck Sheetz was born on December 31, 1960 in the USA as Charles Edward Sheetz. He is known for his work on The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002).

75. Matthew Faughnan

Assistant_director | The Simpsons

76. Rich Moore

Director | Wreck-It Ralph

Rich Moore was born on May 10, 1963 in Oxnard, California, USA. He is known for his work on Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Zootopia (2016) and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018).

77. Timothy Bailey

Animation_department | The Simpsons

79. Susie Dietter

Animation_department | Futurama

80. Pete Michels

Animation_department | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Pete Michels was born on December 15, 1964 in Little Ferry, New Jersey, USA as Peter John Michels. He is known for his work on Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), Starsky & Hutch (2004) and Family Guy (1999).

81. Raymond S. Persi

Art_department | Wreck-It Ralph

Raymond S. Persi was born on February 17, 1975 in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California, USA as Raymond Saharath Persi. He is known for his work on Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Zootopia (2016) and The Simpsons (1989).

83. Swinton O. Scott III

Director | Futurama

Swinton O. Scott III was born on October 31, 1956 in California, USA as Swinton O'Neill Scott III. He is known for his work on Futurama (1999), Static Shock (2000) and C-Bear and Jamal (1996).

84. Dominic Polcino

Director | Lovesick Fool - Love in the Age of Like

Dominic Polcino was born on February 13, 1964 in the USA as Dominic Joseph Polcino. He is known for his work on Lovesick Fool - Love in the Age of Like (2018), Family Guy (1999) and The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (1995).

85. Neil Affleck

Actor | My Bloody Valentine

Neil Affleck was born in 1953 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is known for his work on My Bloody Valentine (1981), Scanners (1981) and The Simpsons Movie (2007).

87. Lauren MacMullan

Director | Avatar: The Last Airbender

Lauren MacMullan was born on April 30, 1964 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Lauren Hunter MacMullan. She is known for her work on Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005), Zootopia (2016) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

88. Matthew Schofield

Animation_department | The Iron Giant

89. Ralph Sosa

Animation_department | The Simpsons

90. Mark Ervin

Animation_department | The Simpsons Movie

91. Jen Kamerman

Animation_department | The Simpsons

92. Milton Gray

Visual_effects | Poltergeist

Milton Gray is known for his work on Poltergeist (1982), The Simpsons (1989) and Heavy Metal (1981).

93. Jennifer Moeller

Animation_department | The Simpsons

Jennifer Moeller is known for her work on The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and Gumshoe and Stiletto (2015).

94. Bobby Roth

Director | Prison Break

Bobby Roth grew up in Los Angeles, a block from where he lives today. He studied Philosophy and Creative Writing at UC Berkeley, then got a BA in Cinema at USC in 1972, and an MFA in Motion Picture Production from UCLA in 1975. For his entire career he has alternated between independent filmmaking ...

95. Kevin Hooks

Actor | Innerspace

Kevin Hooks was born on September 19, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Innerspace (1987), Last Resort (2012) and Passenger 57 (1992). He is married to Cheryl. They have two children. He was previously married to Regina Hooks.

96. Dwight H. Little

Director | Tekken

Director Dwight H. Little was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Always interested in film while growing up, he came out west to attend the Film School at the University of Southern California. His senior thesis project, "Americano," brought him much acclaim, winning the Focus Film Festival's top ...

97. Nelson McCormick

Director | The Stepfather

Nelson McCormick's path to filmmaking began as a documentary cameraman covering combat operations worldwide. McCormick first found success directing commercials which led to episodic television including HOMELAND, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, DAREDEVIL, 24 and THE WEST WING. McCormick's feature ...



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