Directors / Producers

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1. 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 ...

2. Shaun Evans

Actor | Cashback

Shaun Evans was born on March 6, 1980 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Cashback (2006), Endeavour (2012) and Being Julia (2004).

3. Amanda Mealing

Actress | Four Weddings and a Funeral

Amanda Mealing was born on April 22, 1967 in Dulwich, London, England as Amanda Jane Mealing. She is an actress and director, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Casualty (1986) and Holby City (1999). She has been married to Richard Sainsbury since July 2, 1998. They have two children.

4. Pauline Quirke

Actress | Birds of a Feather

Pauline Quirke was born on July 8, 1959 in Hackney, London, England as Pauline Perpetua Quirke. She is an actress and writer, known for Birds of a Feather (1989), Broadchurch (2013) and Emmerdale (1972). She has been married to Steve Sheen since August 1996. They have two children.

5. Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Actress | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge is an English actress, producer, and writer. She created, wrote, and starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Crashing (2016) and the BBC comedy-drama series Fleabag (2016-2019). She was also the show-runner and executive producer for the first series of the BBC America thriller ...

6. John Singleton

Writer | Boyz n the Hood

Son of Danny Singleton, a mortgage broker, and Sheila Ward, a pharmaceutical company sales executive, and raised in separate households by his unmarried parents, John Singleton attended the Film Writing Program at USC, after graduating from high school in 1986. While studying there, he won three ...

7. Alberto Sironi

Director | Il commissario Montalbano

Alberto Sironi was born on August 7, 1940 in Busto Arsizio, Lombardy, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Inspector Montalbano (1999), L'avvocato Guerrieri (2007) and Quattro delitti (1979). He was married to Lucia Fiumi. He died on August 5, 2019 in Assisi, Umbria, Italy.

8. Mindy Kaling

Actress | The Office

Mindy Kaling was born on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Vera Mindy Chokalingam. She is an actress and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inside Out (2015) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

9. Gary Dauberman

Writer | Annabelle Comes Home

Gary Dauberman is an American screenwriter. He is best known for writing The Conjuring Universe spin-off horror films Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation and The Nun, and co-writing the 2017 film adaptation of It, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. Dauberman attended Delaware County ...

10. Lin Shaye

Actress | Insidious

Lin attended the University of Michigan, where she was an Art History major, although acting in as many University productions as possible, including "Bye Bye Birdie" and "On The Town". After U of M, she attended Columbia University School of the Arts, and acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree in ...

11. Leigh Whannell

Actor | Saw

Leigh Whannell grew up in Melbourne, Australia, where, at the age of four, he developed an obsession with telling stories. Whether it be through acting, writing or filmmaking, his primary love was getting a reaction from an audience. In 1995, at the age of 18, he was accepted into the Royal ...

12. Angus Sampson

Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road

Angus Sampson was born on February 12, 1979 in Australia as Angus Murray Lincoln Sampson. He is an actor and writer, known for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Fargo (2014) and Winchester (2018).

14. Peter Webber

Director | Girl with a Pearl Earring

A self-confessed cinephile, Peter Webber made his first short film, The Zebra Man, straight out of film school. He then worked as a film editor, beginning his association with Girl with a Pearl Earring producers Andy Paterson and Anand Tucker on Tucker's drama debut, Saint-Ex, starring Miranda ...

15. Stuart Brennan

Producer | Risen

Stuart Brennan is a BAFTA winning actor, multi award winning Producer, director and published writer.

He has regularly appeared on stage and screen since 2001, working on productions around the world.

He was made an honorary World Boxing Champion by the WBC (World Boxing Council) for his role in ...

16. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

17. Massimo Coglitore

Director | The Straight Path

Massimo Coglitore was born in Messina, Sicily (Italy). In 1998, he directed "Uomo di carta" filmed in 35mm. In 2002 he wrote, produced and directed another short film in 35mm "Deadline", which was screened in 145 national and international festivals and won 65 awards. He has also directed several ...

18. Jamie Lee Curtis

Actress | True Lies

Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She got her big break at acting in 1978 when she won the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978). After that, she became famous for roles in movies like Trading...

19. David Gordon Green

Producer | Halloween

David Gordon Green was born on April 9, 1975 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Halloween (2018), Prince Avalanche (2013) and George Washington (2000).

20. Susanne Bier

Director | Hævnen

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

21. Sidse Babett Knudsen

Actress | Borgen

Sidse Babett Knudsen was born on November 22, 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an actress and producer, known for Borgen (2010), Westworld (2016) and Inferno (2016).

22. Peter Strickland

Director | Katalin Varga

Peter Strickland was born in 1973 in Reading, Berkshire, England. He is a director and writer, known for Katalin Varga (2009), The Duke of Burgundy (2014) and Berberian Sound Studio (2012).

23. 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 ...

24. Ryan Gosling

Actor | La La Land

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)).

He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a ...

25. Nick Nolte

Actor | Warrior

Nick Nolte was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Helen (King) and Franklin Arthur Nolte, who worked in irrigation pump sales. He began his career on stage at the Pasadena (California) Playhouse and in regional theatre productions. His breakthrough role was in the TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (1976),...

26. David Hewlett

Actor | The Shape of Water

David Hewlett was born on April 18, 1968 in Redhill, Surrey, England as David Ian Hewlett. He is an actor and writer, known for The Shape of Water (2017), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004). He has been married to Jane Loughman since June 21, 2008. They have one ...

27. Dave Filoni

Writer | Star Wars: Rebels

Dave grew up in Mt. Lebanon, a suburb southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was in the marching band, and was the starting goaltender for half of his senior year on the hockey team. He graduated from high school in 1992 and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1996, where he played club ...

28. Deborah Chow

Director | The Mandalorian

Deborah Chow is a director and writer, known for The Mandalorian (2019), Better Call Saul (2015) and American Gods (2017).

29. Rick Famuyiwa

Producer | Dope

Rick has a degree in Cinema-Television (Production) and Cinema-Television (Critical Studies), both from USC. He considers his time at the Sundance Lab to be the equivalent of grad school.

30. John Mills

Actor | The Family Way

Sir John Mills, one of the most popular and beloved English actors, was born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills on February 22, 1908, at the Watts Naval Training College in North Elmham, Norfolk, England. The young Mills grew up in Felixstowe, Suffolk, where his father was a mathematics teacher and his ...

31. Samuel Peralta

Producer | Real Artists

Samuel Peralta is known for his work on Real Artists (2017), The Fencer (2015) and Fragile Storm (2015).

32. Pedro Almodóvar

Writer | Hable con ella

The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study ...

33. Taika Waititi

Actor | What We Do in the Shadows

Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is the son of Robin (Cohen), a teacher, and Taika Waiti, an artist and farmer. His father is Maori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui), and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, Scottish, and ...

34. Cynthia Erivo

Actress | Bad Times at the El Royale

Cynthia Erivo was born on January 8, 1987 in Stockwell, London, England as Cynthia Chinasaokwu O. Erivo. She is an actress, known for Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), Harriet (2019) and Widows (2018).

35. Goran Visnjic

Actor | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Goran Visnjic is a Croatian American actor and producer, born in Sibenik, Croatia. He is married to Eva Visnjic (formerly Ivana Vrdoljak) with whom has three children. From an early age Visnjic started appearing in various theater plays. At the age of 16, he had his screen debut in the film Braca ...



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