Best Directors of All-Timeby bkrauser-81-311064 | created - 08 Mar 2016 | updated - 17 May 2016 | Public
Director | Psycho
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and ...
North by Northwest
The Wrong Man
Dial M for Murder
Strangers on a Train
The Lady Vanishes
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
To Catch a Thief
Haven't Seen: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Shadow of a Doubt Jamaica Inn Sabotage The 39 Steps
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, ...
Bridge of Spies
The Adventures of Tintin
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
War of the Worlds
Catch Me If you Can
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Saving Private Ryan
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Empire of the Sun
The Color Purple
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Sugarland Express
Haven't Seen: Ready Player One The BFG Always Twilight Zone: The Movie Duel
3. 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. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr. ...
F for Fake
Touch of Evil
Haven't Seen: It's All True, The Deep Chimes at Midnight Confidential Report Macbeth The Lady from Shanghai The Magnificent Ambersons
Writer | Kakushi-toride no san-akunin
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater...
The Hidden Fortress
Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi
Haven't Seen: Dersu Uzala Red Beard High and Low The Bad Sleep Well Throne of Blood
Director | The Birth of a Nation
David Wark Griffith was born in rural Kentucky to Jacob "Roaring Jake" Griffith, a former Confederate Army colonel and Civil War veteran. Young Griffith grew up with his father's romantic war stories and melodramatic nineteenth-century literature that were to eventually shape his movies. In 1897 ...
The Birth of a Nation
An Unseen Enemy
The Musketeers of Pig Alley
The Female of the Species
The Lonedale Operator
Haven't Seen: America The White Rose Orphans of the Storm Broken Blossoms Judith of Bethulia
Director | Pierrot le fou
Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of ...
Pierrot le Fou
Haven't Seen: Histoire(s) du Cinema Band of Outsiders Contempt Vivre Sa Vie Breathless
7. John Ford
Director | The Quiet Man
John Ford came to Hollywood following one of his brothers, an actor. Asked what brought him to Hollywood, he replied "The train". He became one of the most respected directors in the business, in spite of being known for his westerns, which were not considered "serious" film. He won six Oscars, ...
How the West Was Won
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Quiet Man
How Green Was My Valley
The Grapes of Wrath
Young Mr. Lincoln
Haven't Seen: Rio Grande She Wore a Yellow Ribbon My Darling Clementine They Were Expendable The Long Voyage Home
Writer | Smultronstället
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions (1992) is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions (1996) is the ...
The Passion of Anna
Through the Glass Darkly
The Virgin Spring
The Seventh Seal
Haven't Seen: Fanny and Alexander Cries and Whispers The Silence Winter Light Smiles of a Summer Night
Director | Ivan Groznyy
The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and ...
Que Viva Mexico
Haven't Seen: Ivan the Terrible Part I Ivan the Terrible Part II Alexander Nevsky October Strike
10. William Wyler
Director | Ben-Hur
William Wyler was an American filmmaker who, at the time of his death in 1981, was considered by his peers as second only to John Ford as a master craftsman of cinema. The winner of three Best Director Academy Awards, second again only to Ford's four, Wyler's reputation has unfairly suffered as the...
How to Steal a Million
The Best Years of Our Lives
Haven't Seen: The Big Country The Little Foxes The Letter Wuthering Heights Dodsworth
11. Robert Bresson
Writer | Au hasard Balthazar
Robert Bresson trained as a painter before moving into films as a screenwriter, making a short film (atypically a comedy), Public Affairs (1934) in 1934. After spending more than a year as a German POW during World War II, he made his debut with Angels of Sin (1943) in 1943. His next film, Les ...
Au Hasard Balthazar
Haven't Seen: L'Argent Mouchette Pickpocket A Man Escaped Diary of a Country Priest
12. Robert Altman
Director | Gosford Park
Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started...
A Prairie Home Companion
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
Buffalo Bill and the Indians or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
Haven't Seen: Cookie's Fortune Short Cuts The Long Goodbye McCabe & Mrs. Miller Brewster McCloud
13. Howard Hawks
Director | Red River
What do the classic films Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Rio Bravo (1959) have in...
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The Big Sleep
To Have and Have Not
His Girl Friday
Bringing Up Baby
Haven't Seen: The Big Sky The Thing from Another World I Was a Male War Bride A Song Is Born Only Angels Have Wings
14. Luis Buñuel
Writer | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie
The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the ...
The Phantom of Liberty
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
The Milky Way
Belle de Jour
Diary of a Chambermaid
The Exterminating Angel
Un Chien Andalou
Haven't Seen: That Obscure Object of Desire Simon of the Desert The Young One Nazarin Los Olvidados
15. Billy Wilder
Writer | The Apartment
Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many ...
The Front Page
One, Two, Three
Some Like It Hot
Witness for the Prosecution
Ace in the Hole
The Lost Weekend
Haven't Seen: Irma la Douce The Spirit of St. Louis The Seven Year Itch Five Graves of Cairo The Major and the Minor
16. Satyajit Ray
Writer | Pather Panchali
Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May 2, 1921. His father, Late Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University, he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie ...
The Big City
The World of Apu
The Music Room
Haven't Seen: The Stranger The Chess Players The Golden Fortress Company Limited The Goddess
17. 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...
To Rome with Love
Midnight in Paris
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Small Time Crooks
Everyone Says I Love You
Manhattan Murder Mystery
Husbands and Wives
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Hannah and Her Sisters
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Broadway Danny Rose
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
Love and Death
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex...
Take the Money and Run
Haven't Seen: Sweet and Lowdown Deconstructing Harry Mighty Aphrodite Bullets Over Broadway Interiors
18. Kenji Mizoguchi
Director | Saikaku ichidai onna
Coming from a lower class family Mizoguchi entered the production company Nikkatsu as an actor specialized in female roles. Later he became an assistant director and made his first film in 1922. Although he filmed almost 90 movies in the silent era, only his last 12 productions are really known ...
Sansho the Bailiff
Haven't Seen: Street of Shame The Crucified Lovers The Life of Oharu Miss Oyu The Story of the Last Chysanthemums
19. Federico Fellini
Writer | Amarcord
The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the ...
Juliet of the Spirits
La Dolce Vita
Nights of Cabiria
Haven't Seen: Intervista And the Ship Sails On Il Bidone The White Sheik Variety Lights
Writer | Faustrecht der Freiheit
Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and...
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Haven't Seen: Veronika Voss Berlin Alexanderplatz The Marriage of Maria Braun The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant The Merchant of Four Seasons
21. Fritz Lang
Actor | Le mépris
Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. ...
Ministry of Fear
You Only Live Once
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler
Haven't Seen: The Big Heat Western Union Fury The Testament of Dr. Mabuse Spies
Director | Ordet
The illegitimate son of a Danish farmer and his Swedish housekeeper, Carl Theodor Dreyer was born in Copenhagen on the 3th of February, 1889. He spent his early years in various foster homes before being adopted by the Dreyers at the age of two. Contrary to popular belief (perhaps nourished by the ...
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Haven't Seen: Gertrud Ordet Day of Wrath Vampyr Master of the House
23. 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 ...
The Wolf of Wall Street
Gangs of New York
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
The Last Temptation of Christ
Haven't Seen: Shine the Light The Age of Innocence After Hours The King of Comedy Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Writer | La nuit américaine
French director François Truffaut began to assiduously go to the movies at age seven. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who became his protector. Bazin helped the ...
Jules and Jim
Shot the Pianist
The 400 Blows
Haven't Seen: The Last Metro The Man Who Loved Women The Story of Adele H Day for Night The Bride Wore Black
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...
The Hateful Eight
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Haven't Seen: My Best Friend's Birthday
26. Yasujirô Ozu
Director | Tôkyô monogatari
Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first ...
Haven't Seen: An Autumn Afternoon Floating Weeds Good Morning Early Spring I Was Born But...
27. Jean Renoir
Writer | La grande illusion
Son of the famous Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste, he had a happy childhood. Pierre Renoir was his brother, and Claude Renoir was his nephew. After the end of World War I, where he won the Croix de Guerre, he moved from scriptwriting to filmmaking. He married Catherine Hessling, for whom he ...
The Lower Depths
The Rules of the Game
La Grande Illusion
Haven't Seen: The Golden Coach The River La Bete Humaine The Crime of Monsieur Lange Boudu Saved from Drowning
28. Louis Malle
Director | Au revoir les enfants
Louis Malle, the descendant of a French nobleman who made a fortune in beet sugar during the Napoleonic Wars, created films that explored life and its meaning. Malle's family discouraged his early interest in film but, in 1950, allowed him to enter the Institute of Advanced Cinematographic Studies ...
Haven't Seen: Au Revoir Les Enfants My Dinner with Andre Lacombe Lucien Murmur of the Heart Elevator to the Gallows
29. 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 ...
Micki + Maude
A Shot in the Dark
The Pink Panther
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Haven't Seen: The Man Who Loved Women The Party The Great Race Days of Wine and Roses Operation Petticoat
30. Éric Rohmer
Director | Conte d'automne
Admirers have always had difficulty explaining Éric Rohmer's "Je ne sais quoi." Part of the challenge stems from the fact that, despite his place in French Nouvelle Vague (i.e., New Wave), his work is unlike that of his colleagues. While this may be due to the auteur's unwillingness to conform, ...
The Bakery Girl of Monceau
Haven't Seen: A Tale of Springtime Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle Chloe in the Afternoon Claire's Knee My Night at Maud's
31. George Cukor
Director | My Fair Lady
George Cukor was born on July 7, 1899 in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as George Dewey Cukor. He is known for his work on My Fair Lady (1964), The Philadelphia Story (1940) and A Star Is Born (1954). He died on January 24, 1983 in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, California, ...
My Fair Lady
The Philadelphia Story
Gone with the Wind
The Wizard of Oz
Haven't Seen: Lust for Life Born Yesterday The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Little Women One Hour with You
32. Sidney Lumet
Director | 12 Angry Men
Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although ...
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Find Me Guilty
Dog Day Afternoon
Murder on the Orient Express
12 Angry Men
Haven't Seen: The Wiz Equus The Pawnbroker Long Day's Journey Into Night The Fugitive Kind
33. John Cassavetes
Actor | Love Streams
John Cassavetes was a Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter. He is considered a pioneer of American independent film, as he often financed his own films.
Cassavetes was born in New York City in 1929, to Nicholas John Cassavetes and his wife Katherine Demetre (1906-1983). Nicholas was...
A Woman Under the Influence
Haven't Seen: Love Streams Gloria Opening Night The Killing of a Chinese Bookie Faces Shadows
34. Vittorio De Sica
Director | Ladri di biciclette
Vittorio De Sica grew up in Naples, and started out as an office clerk in order to raise money to support his poor family. He was increasingly drawn towards acting, and made his screen debut while still in his teens, joining a stage company in 1923. By the late 1920s he was a successful matinee ...
Marriage Italian Style
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Haven't Seen: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Indiscretion of an American Wife Umberto D. Miracle in Milan The Children Are Watching Us
35. John Huston
Director | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
An eccentric rebel of epic proportions, this Hollywood titan reigned supreme as director, screenwriter and character actor in a career that endured over five decades. The ten-time Oscar-nominated legend was born John Marcellus Huston in Nevada, Missouri, on August 5, 1906. His ancestry was English,...
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
The African Queen
The Asphalt Jungle
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Maltese Falcon
Haven't Seen: Prizzi's Honor The Man Who Would Be King The Misfits The Red Badge of Courage Let There Be Light
36. 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 ...
Eyes Wide Shut
Full Metal Jacket
A Clockwork Orange
2001: A Space Odyssey
Paths of Glory
Haven't Seen: Killer's Kiss Fear and Desire
37. Spike Lee
Director | Do the Right Thing
Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended ...
She Hate Me
The Original Kings of Comedy
Do the Right Thing
Haven't Seen: 4 Little Girls Clockers Jungle Fever Mo' Better Blues She's Gotta Have It
Director | An American in Paris
Born Lester Anthony Minnelli in Chicago on February 28 1903, his father Vincent was a musical conductor of the Minnelli Brothers' Tent Theater. Wanting to pursue an artistic career, Minelli worked in the costume department of the Chicago Theater, then on Broadway during the depression as a set ...
Tea and Sympathy
The Bad and the Beautiful
An American in Paris
Meet Me in St. Louis
Haven't Seen: Kismet Brigadoon The Band Wagon Father of the Bride The Pirate
39. Michael Curtiz
Director | Casablanca
Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner...
Yankee Doodle Dandy
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Haven't Seen: We're No Angels This Is the Army The Sea Wolf Angels with Dirty Faces The Charge of the Light Brigade
40. Otto Preminger
Director | Anatomy of a Murder
Otto Ludwig Preminger was born in Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary. His father was a prosecutor, and Otto originally intended to follow his father into a law career; however, he fell in love with the theater in his 20's and became one of the most imaginative stage producers and directors. He was ...
Advise & Consent
Anatomy of a Murder
The Man with the Golden Arm
River of No Return
Haven't Seen: Bunny Lake Is Missing In Harm's Way The Cardinal Exodus Where the Sidewalk Ends
41. Mervyn LeRoy
Director | Gypsy
The great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 was a tragedy for Mervyn LeRoy. While he and his father managed to survive, they lost everything they had. To make money, LeRoy sold newspapers and entered talent contests as a singer. When he entered vaudeville, his act was "LeRoy and Cooper--Two...
No Time for Sergeants
The Wizard of Oz
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Haven't Seen: The Green Berets The Bad Seed Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Madame Curie The King and the Chorus Girl
42. Clint Eastwood
Actor | Million Dollar Baby
Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...
Letters from Iwo Jima
Million Dollar Baby
The Outlaw Josey Wales
High Plains Drifter
Haven't Seen: American Sniper Space Cowboys Absolute Power The Bridges of Madison County Pale Rider
43. Elia Kazan
Director | On the Waterfront
Known for his creative stage direction, Elia Kazan was born Elias Kazantzoglou on September 7, 1909 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey). Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He ...
A Face in the Crowd
East of Eden
On the Waterfront
A Streetcar Named Desire
Haven't Seen: The Last Tycoon Splendor in the Grass Baby Doll Pinky A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
44. David Lean
Director | Lawrence of Arabia
An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon on March 25, 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding ...
Lawrence of Arabia
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Haven't Seen: A Passage to India Summertime Hobson's Choice Great Expectations Brief Encounter
45. Frank Capra
Director | It's a Wonderful Life
One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you ...
Pocketful of Miracles
It's a Wonderful Life
Arsenic and Old Lace
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
It Happened One Night
Haven't Seen: You Can't Take It With You Lost Horizon Lady for a Day The Miracle Woman The Younger Generation
Writer | Paisà
The master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, as one of the creators of neo-realism, is one of the most influential directors of all time. His neo-realist films influenced France's nouvelle vague movement in the 1950s and '60s that changed the face of international cinema. He also influenced American ...
Escape By Night
Haven't Seen: General Della Rovere Journey to Italy Europe '51 The Flowers of St. Francis Rome Open City
47. Ernst Lubitsch
Director | To Be or Not to Be
From Ernst Lubitsch's experiences in Sophien Gymnasium (high school) theater, he decided to leave school at the age of 16 and pursue a career on the stage. He had to compromise with his father and keep the account books for the family tailor business while he acted in cabarets and music halls at ...
To Be or Not to Be
The Shop Around the Corner
Trouble in Paradise
The Smiling Lieutenant
Haven't Seen: Heaven Can Wait Ninotchka Design for Living One Hour with You The Love Parade
48. Masaki Kobayashi
Director | Seppuku
Masaki Kobayashi was born on February 14, 1916 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Harakiri (1962), The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961) and Samurai Rebellion (1967). He died on October 4, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan.
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
Haven't Seen: Tokyo Trial Kwaidan The Inheritance I Will Buy You Izumi
Writer | Blowup
Michelangelo Antonioni was born in 1912 into a middle-class family and grew up in bourgeois surroundings of the Italian province. In Bologna he studied economics and commerce while he painted and also wrote criticism for a local newspaper. In 1939 he went to Rome and worked for the journal "Cinema"...
Haven't Seen: Identification of a Woman Red Desert L'Eclisse La Notte Il Grido
50. Samuel Fuller
Writer | The Steel Helmet
At age 17, Samuel Fuller was the youngest reporter ever to be in charge of the events section of the New York Journal. After having participated in the European battle theater in World War II, he directed some minor action productions for which he mostly wrote the scripts himself and which he also ...
The Big Red One
The Steel Helmet
The Baron of Arizona
Haven't Seen: White Dog The Naked Kiss Underworld U.S.A. Pickup on South Street I Shot Jesse James
Writer | All About Eve
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1909, Joseph Leo Mankiewicz first worked for the movies as a translator of intertitles, employed by Paramount in Berlin, the UFA's American distributor at the time (1928). He became a dialoguist, then a screenwriter on numerous Paramount ...
Guys and Dolls
All About Eve
A Letter to Three Wives
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Haven't Seen: Sleuth Suddenly Last Summer The Barefoot Contessa Cleopatra Dragonwyck
52. Anthony Mann
Director | El Cid
Anthony Mann was born on June 30, 1906 in San Diego, California, USA as Emil Anton Bundesmann. He was a director and producer, known for El Cid (1961), Men in War (1957) and God's Little Acre (1958). He was married to Anna; 1 child Nicholas Anthony Mann, Sara Montiel and Mildred Mann. He died on ...
Haven't Seen: The Fall of the Roman Empire El Cid The Naked Spur The Furies Winchester '73
53. George Stevens
Director | Giant
George Stevens, a filmmaker known as a meticulous craftsman with a brilliant eye for composition and a sensitive touch with actors, is one of the great American filmmakers, ranking with John Ford, William Wyler and Howard Hawks as a creator of classic Hollywood cinema, bringing to the screen ...
A Place in the Sun
Haven't Seen: The Diary of Anne Frank I Remember Mama The More the Merrier The Talk of the Town Penny Serenade
54. Fred Zinnemann
Director | A Man for All Seasons
Initially grew up wanting to be a violinist, but while at the University of Vienna decided to study law. While doing so, he became increasingly interested in American film and decided that was what he wanted to do. He became involved in European filmaking for a short time before going to America to...
The Day of the Jackal
A Man for All Seasons
From Here to Eternity
Haven't Seen: Behold a Pale Horse The Sundowners The Old Man and the Sea A Hatful of Rain The Seventh Cross
55. Nicholas Ray
Director | Rebel Without a Cause
Nicholas Ray was born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle in 1911, in small-town Galesville, Wisconsin, to Lena (Toppen) and Raymond Joseph Kienzle, a contractor and builder. He was of German and Norwegian descent. Ray's early experience with film came with some radio broadcasting in high school. He left the ...
King of Kings
The Savage Innocents
Rebel Without a Cause
Haven't Seen: Bigger Than Life Johnny Guitar On Dangerous Ground In a Lonely Place They Live by Night
56. Raoul Walsh
Director | Sadie Thompson
Raoul Walsh's 52-year directorial career made him a Hollywood legend. Walsh was also an actor: He appeared in the first version of W. Somerset Maugham's "Rain" renamed Sadie Thompson (1928) opposite Gloria Swanson in the title role. He would have played the Cisco Kid in his own film In Old Arizona ...
The Thief of Bagdad
Haven't Seen: Blackbeard the Pirate Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. Action in the North Atlantic The Roaring Twenties Artists and Models
57. Henry King
Director | The Song of Bernadette
For more than three decades, Henry King was the most versatile and reliable (not to mention hard-working) contract director on the 20th Century-Fox lot. His tenure lasted from 1930 to 1961, spanning most of Hollywood's "golden" era. King was renowned as a specialist in literary adaptations (A Bell ...
The Song of Bernadette
Haven't Seen: Carousel Twelve O'Clock High Wilson Alexander's Ragtime Band Seventh Heaven
Producer | Apocalypse Now
Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated ...
Bram Stoker's Dracula
The Godfather Part II
The Godfather Part III
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Haven't Seen: Peggy Sue Got Married The Cotton Club Rumble Fish The Outsiders One from the Heart
59. George Sidney
Director | Scaramouche
George Sidney was born on October 4, 1916 in Long Island City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Scaramouche (1952), Pepe (1960) and Show Boat (1951). He was married to Corinne Cole, Jane Robinson and Lillian Burns. He died on May 5, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Annie Get Your Gun
The Red Danube
Haven't Seen: Viva Las Vegas Bye Bye Birdie Pepe Pal Joey Kiss Me Kate
60. Carol Reed
Director | The Third Man
Carol Reed was the second son of stage actor, dramatics teacher and impresario founder of the Royal School of Dramatic Arts Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Reed was one of Tree's six illegitimate children with Beatrice Mae Pinney, who Tree established in a second household apart from his married life. ...
The Third Man
Night Train to Munich
Haven't Seen: The Agony and the Ecstasy Mutiny on the Bounty Our Man in Havana The Fallen Idol Odd Man Out
Director | A Star Is Born
William Wellman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter-director of the original A Star Is Born (1937), was called "Wild Bill" during his World War I service as an aviator, a nickname that persisted in Hollywood due to his larger-than-life personality and lifestyle.
A leap-year baby born in 1896 on the 29th...
The Ox-Bow Incident
Lady of Burlesque
Haven't Seen: Story of G.I. Joe Roxie Hart The Public Enemy Young Eagles The Cat's Pajamas
62. 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 ...
Talk to Her
All About My Mother
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Haven't Seen: Julieta, I'm So Excited!, The Skin I Live In Volver Live Flesh Matador Labyrinth of Passion
63. Roger Corman
Actor | The Silence of the Lambs
Roger William Corman was born April 5, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. Initially following in his father's footsteps, Corman studied engineering at Stanford University but while in school, he began to lose interest in the profession and developed a growing passion for film. Upon graduation, he worked a...
The Tomb of Ligeia
The Masque of the Red Death
Pit and the Pendulum
Creature from the Haunted Sea
Last Woman on Earth
The Little Shop of Horrors
The Wasp Woman
The Saga of the Viking Women...
Haven't Seen: The Trip The Raven Premature Burial House of Usher A Bucket of Blood
64. Robert Wise
Director | West Side Story
Robert Earl Wise was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester, Indiana, the youngest of three sons of Olive R. (Longenecker) and Earl Waldo Wise, a meat packer. His parents were both of Pennsylvania Dutch (German) descent. At age nineteen, the avid moviegoer came into the film business through an ...
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
The Sound of Music
West Side Story
Run Silent Run Deep
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Haven't Seen: The Andromeda Strain The Sand Pebbles Odds Against Tomorrow The House on Telegraph Hill The Set-Up
65. Charles Chaplin
Writer | The Great Dictator
Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...
A King in New York
The Great Dictator
The Gold Rush
A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
The Idle Class
Haven't Seen: A Countess from Hong Kong Monsieur Verdoux The Pilgrim A Dog's Life Chase Me Charlie
66. Richard Brooks
Writer | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Richard Brooks was an Academy Award-winning film writer who also earned six Oscar nominations and achieved success as a film director and producer.
He was born Ruben Sax on May 18, 1912, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants. He graduated from West Philadelphia HS...
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Haven't Seen: Looking for Mr. Goodbar In Cold Blood The Professionals Sweet Bird of Youth The Brothers Karamazov
67. Sam Peckinpah
Writer | The Wild Bunch
"If they move", commands stern-eyed William Holden, "kill 'em". So begins The Wild Bunch (1969), Sam Peckinpah's bloody, high-body-count eulogy to the mythologized Old West. "Pouring new wine into the bottle of the Western, Peckinpah explodes the bottle", observed critic Pauline Kael. That ...
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
The Wild Bunch
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Haven't Seen: Convoy Cross of Iron The Getaway Junior Bonner Straw Dogs
68. 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 ...
Mission to Mars
Casualties of War
Haven't Seen: Femme Fatale Carlito's Way Dressed to Kill Home Movies Sisters
69. Henry Hathaway
Director | True Grit
Henry Hathaway, son of a stage actress and manager, started his career as a child actor in westerns directed by Allan Dwan. His movie career was interrupted by World War I. After his discharge he briefly tried a career in finance but returned to Hollywood to work as an assistant director under such...
The Sons of Katie Elder
How the West Was Won
Call Northside 777
Haven't Seen: Of Human Bondage Niagara The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel 13 Rue Madeleine The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
70. Jules Dassein
Director | Pote tin Kyriaki
Jules Dassin was an Academy Award-nominated director, screenwriter and actor best known for his films Rififi (1955), Never on Sunday (1960), and Topkapi (1964).
He was born Julius Samuel Dassin on 18 December 1911, in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. He was one of eight children of Russian-Jewish ...
The Naked City
Haven't Seen: Topkapi Never on Sunday Night and the City Brute Force The Affairs of Martha
71. Lloyd Bacon
Director | Wonder Bar
One of the workhorses in Warner Brothers' stable of directors in the 1930s, Lloyd Bacon didn't have a career as loaded with classic films as many of his more famous contemporaries. What few "classics" he had his hand in (42nd Street (1933), Footlight Parade (1933)) are so overshadowed by the ...
Haven't Seen: The Good Humor Man Give My Regards to Broadway Knute Rockne All American 42nd Street Footlight Parade
72. Herbert Ross
Director | The Turning Point
Herbert Ross was born on May 13, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Herbert David Ross. He is known for his work on The Turning Point (1977), The Goodbye Girl (1977) and Steel Magnolias (1989). He was married to Lee Radziwill and Nora Kaye. He died on October 9, 2001 in New York City.
The Goodbye Girl
Haven't Seen: My Blue Heaven Pennies from Heaven The Turning Point The Sunshine Boys The Owl and the Pussycat
73. Victor Fleming
Director | Gone with the Wind
Victor Fleming entered the film business as a stuntman in 1910, mainly doing stunt driving - which came easy to him, as he had been a mechanic and professional race-car driver. He became interested in working on the other side of the camera, and eventually got a job as a cameraman on many of the ...
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Gone with the Wind
The Wizard of Oz
Haven't Seen: Joan of Arc A Guy Named Joe Captains Courageous Treasure Island The Way of All Flesh
74. Max Ophüls
Director | La ronde
Director Max Ophüls was born Max Oppenheimer in Saarbrücken, Germany. He began his career as a stage actor and director in the golden twenties. He worked in cities such as Stuttgart, Dortmund, Wuppertal, Vienna, Frankfurt, Breslau and Berlin. In 1929 his son Marcel Ophüls was born in Frankfurt, ...
The Earrings of Madame de...
Haven't Seen: Lola Montes Le Plaisir La Ronde Caught Letter from an Unknown Woman
75. Ridley Scott
Producer | The Martian
Described by film producer Michael Deeley as "the very best eye in the business", director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him ...
Kingdom of Heaven
Black Hawk Down
Thelma and Louise
Haven't Seen: Alien: Covenant Exodus: Gods and Kings 1492: Conquest of Paradise Legend The Duellist
76. Luchino Visconti
Writer | Rocco e i suoi fratelli
Luchino Visconti was born on November 2, 1906 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Luchino Visconti di Modrone. He was a writer and director, known for Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Death in Venice (1971) and Le Notti Bianche (1957). He died on March 17, 1976 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
Haven't Seen: Sandra Rocco and His Brothers Le Notti Bianche La Terra Trema Ossessione
Director | The Docks of New York
Josef von Sternberg split his childhood between Vienna and New York City. His father, a former soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, could not support his family in either city; Sternberg remembered him only as "an enormously strong man who often used his strength on me." Forced by poverty to drop ...
Duel in the Sun
The Blue Angel
Haven't Seen: The Scarlet Empress Shanghai Express The Last Command Underworld It
78. Lars von Trier
Writer | Dancer in the Dark
Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime (1984). A highly ...
Haven't Seen: Nymphomaniac: Vol. I Nymphomaniac: Vol. II Melancholia Dogville The Idiots
79. Sam Wood
Director | A Night at the Opera
Following a two-year apprenticeship under Cecil B. DeMille as assistant director, Samuel Grosvenor Wood had the good fortune to have assigned to him two of the biggest stars at Paramount during their heyday: Wallace Reid (between 1919 and 1920) and Gloria Swanson (from 1921 to 1923). By the time ...
The Pride of the Yankees
Gone with the Wind
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Haven't Seen: For Whom the Bell Tolls The Devil and Miss Jones Our Town A Day at the Races A Night at the Opera
80. René Clément
Director | Bataille du rail
René Clément was one of the leading French directors of the post-World War II era. He directed what are regarded as some of the greatest films of the time, such as The Battle of the Rails (1946), Forbidden Games (1952) and The Day and the Hour (1963). He was later almost forgotten as a director. He...
Haven't Seen: The Deadly Trap The Day and the Hour Forbidden Games The Glass Castle The Walls of Malapaga
81. Mike Nichols
Director | The Graduate
He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin. He later ...
Charlie Wilson's War
What Planet Are You From?
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Haven't Seen: Postcards from the Edge Working Girl Biloxi Blues Silkwood Carnal Knowledge
82. James Ivory
Writer | Call Me by Your Name
The main part of his few movies were filmed in the quarter of a century in which he worked closely together with the Indian producer Ismail Merchant and the German writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. His first films are all set in India and are very much influenced by the style of Satyajit Ray and Jean ...
A Room with a View
Haven't Seen: Maurice The Bostonians Quartet Bombay Talkie Shakespeare-Wallah
Writer | Le salaire de la peur
Beginning his film career as a screenwriter, Henri-Georges Clouzot switched over to directing and in 1943 had the distinction of having his film Le Corbeau (1943) banned by both the German forces occupying France and the Free French forces fighting them, but for different reasons. He shot to ...
The Wages of Fear
Haven't Seen: Woman in Chains Miquette Manon Quai des Orfevres Le Corbeau
84. George Roy Hill
Director | The Sting
George Roy Hill was never able to 'hit it off' with the critics despite the fact that 2 of his films - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), and The Sting (1973) - had remained among the top 10 box office hits by 1976. His work was frequently derided as 'impersonal' or lacking in stylistic ...
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Haven't Seen: The World According to Garp The Great Waldo Pepper Thoroughly Modern Millie Hawaii The World of Henry Orient
85. David Lynch
Writer | Twin Peaks
Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future ...
The Elephant Man
Haven't Seen: Inland Empire The Straight Story Lost Highway Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Wild at Heart
Writer | Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma
Pier Paolo Pasolini achieved fame and notoriety long before he entered the film industry. A published poet at 19, he had already written numerous novels and essays before his first screenplay in 1954. His first film Accattone (1961) was based on his own novel and its violent depiction of the life ...
The Gospel According to St. Matthew
Haven't Seen: La rabbia di Pasolini, Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom, Arabian Nights, The Canterbury Tales, 12 Dicembre, The Decameron, Appunti per un Romanzo Dell'immondezza, Notes Towards an African Orestes, Medea, Porcile, Teorema, Oedipus Rex, The Hawks and the Sparrows, Sporalluoghi in Palestina per il Vangelo Secondo Matteo, Love Meetings, Ro.Go.Pa.G., Mamma Roma, Accattone
87. Alain Resnais
Director | Hiroshima mon amour
Alain Resnais was born on June 3, 1922 in Vannes, Morbihan, France as Alain Pierre Marie Jean Georges Resnais. He was a director and editor, known for Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Same Old Song (1997) and My American Uncle (1980). He was married to Sabine Azéma and Florence Malraux. He died on March...
Last Year at Marienbad
Haven't Seen: Private Fears in Public Places Melo My American Uncle Muriel or the Time of Return Hiroshima Mon Amour
88. Preston Sturges
Writer | The Great McGinty
Preston Sturges' own life is as unlikely as some of the plots of his best work. He was born into a wealthy family. As a boy he helped out on stage productions for his mother's friend, Isadora Duncan (the scarf that strangled her was made by his mother's company, Maison Desti). He served in the U.S....
The Palm Beach Story
The Lady Eve
The Great McGinty
Haven't Seen: The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend Unfaithfully Yours The Great Moment Hail the Conquering Hero The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
89. Werner Herzog
Director | Fitzcarraldo
Director. Writer. Producer. Actor. Poet. He studied history, literature and theatre for some time, but didn't finish it and founded instead his own film production company in 1963. Later in his life, Herzog also staged several operas in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has...
Into the Abyss
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Encounters at the End of the World
My Best Fiend
Nosferatu the Vampyre
The Enigma ofKaspar Hauser
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Haven't Seen: Rescue Dawn Lessons of Darkness Where the Green Ants Dream Stroszek The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner
90. Seijun Suzuki
Director | Tsigoineruwaizen
Seijun Suzuki was born in Nihonbashi, Tôkyô, on May 24, 1923. In 1943, he entered the army to fight at the front. In 1946, he enrolled in the film department of the Kamakura Academy and passed the assistant director's exam. For the next few years, he worked as an assistant director at several ...
Haven't Seen: Tsigoineruwaizen Branded to Kill Tokyo Drifter Youth of the Beast Take Aim at the Police Van
91. Aki Kaurismäki
Producer | Le Havre
Aki Kaurismäki did a wide variety of jobs including postman, dish-washer and film critic, before forming a production and distribution company, Villealfa (in homage to Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville (1965)) with his older brother Mika Kaurismäki, also a film-maker. Both Aki and Mika are prolific ...
Haven't Seen: Le Havre The Man Without a Past Drifting Clouds The Match Factory Girl Leningrad Cowboys Go America
92. Douglas Sirk
Director | Schlußakkord
Film director Douglas Sirk, whose reputation blossomed in the generation after his 1959 retirement from Hollywood filmmaking, was born Hans Detlef Sierck on April 26, 1897, in Hamburg, Germany, to a journalist. Both of his parents were Danish, and the future director would make movies in German, ...
Imitation of Life
Written on the Wind
All That Heaven Allows
Sleep, My Love
Haven't Seen: A Time to Love and a Time to Die The Tarnished Take Me to Town Has Anybody Seen My Gal A Scandal in Paris
Writer | Trois couleurs: Bleu
Krzysztof Kieslowski graduated from Lódz Film School in 1969, and became a documentary, TV and feature film director and scriptwriter. Before making his first film for TV, Przejscie podziemne (1974) (The Underground Passage), he made a number of short documentaries. His next TV title, Personnel (...
Three Colors: Red
Three Colors: White
Three Colors: Blue
Haven't Seen: The Double Life of Veronique The Decalogue A Short Film About Love A Short Film About Killing Blind Chance
94. Michael Powell
Director | The Red Shoes
The son of Thomas William Powell and Mabel (nee Corbett). Michael Powell was always a self-confessed movie addict. He was brought up partly in Canterbury ("The Garden of England") and partly in the south of France (where his parents ran a hotel). Educated at Kings School, Canterbury and Dulwich ...
The Red Shoes
Stairway to Heaven
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
The Thief of Bagdad
The Spy in Black
Haven't Seen: The Tales of Hoffmann The Fighting Pimpernel I Know Where I'm Going! A Canterbury Tale One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
95. David Cronenberg
Director | The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early...
A Dangerous Method
Haven't Seen: A History of Violence Naked Lunch Dead Ringers The Dead Zone The Brood
Actor | À bout de souffle
The name "Melville" is not immediately associated with film. It conjures up images of white whales and crackbrained captains, of naysaying notaries and soup-spilling sailors. It is the countersign to a realm of men and their deeds, both heroic and villainous. It is the American novel, with its ...
Le Cercle Rouge
Le Silence de la Mer
Haven't Seen: The Army of Shadows Le Deuxieme Souffle Le Doulos Bob le Flambeur Les Enfants Terribles
97. F.W. Murnau
Director | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
F.W. Murnau was a German film director. He was greatly influenced by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Shakespeare and Ibsen plays he had seen at the age of 12, and became a friend of director Max Reinhardt. During World War I he served as a company commander at the eastern front and was in the German air ...
Haven't Seen: Tabu: A Story of the South Seas Faust The Last Laugh Finances of the Grand Duke The Haunted Castle
Writer | The Last Emperor
Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films were known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy. He attended Rome University and became famous as a poet. He served as assistant director for Pier Paolo Pasolini in the film Accattone (1961) and directed The Grim Reaper (...
The Last Emperor
Haven't Seen: The Dreamers Last Tango in Paris The Spider's Stratagem Before the Revolution The Grim Reaper
99. Mike Leigh
Director | Secrets & Lies
Mike Leigh was born on February 20, 1943 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. He is a director and writer, known for Secrets & Lies (1996), Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) and Another Year (2010). He was previously married to Alison Steadman.
Haven't Seen: Another Year Vera Drake Secrets & Lies Naked High Hopes
100. Leo McCarey
Director | An Affair to Remember
Leo McCarey was born on October 3, 1896 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Thomas Leo McCarey. He was a director and writer, known for An Affair to Remember (1957), Going My Way (1944) and Love Affair (1939). He was married to Stella Martin. He died on July 5, 1969 in Santa Monica, California.
An Affair to Remember
The Awful Truth
Make Way for Tomorrow
Haven't Seen: The Bells of St. Mary's Going My Way Ruggles of Red Gap Indiscreet Let's Go Native