Regisseur*innenby Peter-Pan-007 | created - 25 Feb 2019 | updated - 25 Feb 2019 | Public
1. J.J. Abrams
Producer | Lost
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill ...
Star Wars 7: Das Erwachen der Macht / Super 8
2. 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 ...
Der fantastische Mr. Fox
3. 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...
4. Dany Boon
Actor | Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis
Dany Boon was born on June 26, 1966 in Armentières, Nord, France as Daniel Hamidou. He is an actor and writer, known for Welcome to the Sticks (2008), Joyeux Noel (2005) and R.A.I.D. Special Unit (2016). He has been married to Yaël Boon since December 26, 2003. They have three children. He was ...
Willkommen bei den Sch'ties
5. Mel Brooks
Actor | Spaceballs
Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to ...
6. Tim Burton
Producer | Edward Scissorhands
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was ...
Alice im Wunderland 1 & 2 / Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik
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 ...
Avatar - Aufbruch nach Pandora / Titanic
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, "...
Harry Potter 1-2 / Percy Jackson
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...
10. Paul Haggis
Writer | Crash
Paul Haggis established himself over twenty years with an extensive career in television, before his big break into features arrived when he became the first screenwriter to garner two Best Film Academy Awards back-to-back for his scripts: "Million Dollar Baby" (2004) directed by Clint Eastwood, ...
11. Michael Herbig
Actor | Der Schuh des Manitu
Michael 'Bully' Herbig studied photography and is well known in the German comedy scene as a writer, director and producer. In addition to his morning radio show 'Langemann und die Morgencrew' from 1992 to 1995, he also made 800 episodes of the comedy radio show 'Die Bayern Cops'. He has appeared ...
Der Schuh des Manitu / Traumschif Surprise - Periode 1 / Wickie und die starken Männer
12. Ron Howard
Actor | Arrested Development
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.
Illuminati / Rush - Alles für den Sieg
13. Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies,...
Der Herr der Ringe 1-3 / Der Hobbit 1-3 / In meinem Himmel / King Kong
14. 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 ...
2001: Odyssee im Weltraum
15. Francis Lawrence
Director | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Die Tribute von Panem 2-3.2
16. George Lucas
Writer | Star Wars
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional racecar ...
Star Wars 1-4
17. 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 ...
Chihiros Reise ins Zauberland / Das Schloss im Himmel / Wie der Wind sich hebt
18. Olivier Nakache
Writer | Intouchables
Heute bin ich Samba / Ziemlich beste Freunde
19. Andrew Niccol
Writer | Gattaca
New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show (1998) script, but Rudin was not...
20. Phillip Noyce
Producer | Rabbit-Proof Fence
Born in the Australian outback town of Griffith, New South Wales, Phillip Noyce moved to Sydney with his family at the age of 12. As a teenager, he was introduced to underground films produced on shoestring budgets as well as mainstream American movies. He was 18 when he made his first film, the 15...
Hüter der Erinnerung - The Giver / Long Walk Home
21. 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 ...
22. Gary Ross
Writer | The Hunger Games
Gary Ross is an American writer, director and actor born November 3rd, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. His father was screenwriter Arthur A. Ross (1920 - 2008). After writing for television series Deadly Nightmares (1983) in 1986, Ross broke through by penning the Tom Hanks hit Big (1988), his ...
Die Tribute von Panem
23. Shamim Sarif
Director | Despite the Falling Snow
Writer and director Shamim Sarif is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter and director for film and TV. She is also a long-time advocate for the rights of women and the LGBTQ+ community. Her new book, The Athena Protocol, is a feminist thriller released by HarperCollins in October 2019 as the ...
I Can't Think Straight
24. Til Schweiger
Actor | Inglourious Basterds
Actor, producer, writer, and director Til Schweiger is Germany's best-known actor and also the country's most successful director. With more than 51 Million admissions no other German filmmaker drew more people to cinemas. He runs his own production company Barefoot Films based in Berlin, Germany.
Honig im Kopf / Keinohrhasen / Kokowääh 1 & 2
Actor | You Are Wanted
Matthias Schweighöfer is one of the most successful German actors. Born into a family of actors, he soon knew he belonged in front of a camera, too. His parents, the theatre actors Gitta Schweighöfer and Michael Schweighöfer, often took him to some of their rehearsals, so he later participated in ...
Der Schlussmacher / What a Man
26. 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, ...
Die Abenteuer von Tim und Struppi / E.T. - Der Außerirdische / Jurassic Park 1 & 2 / Terminal
27. Éric Toledano
Writer | Intouchables
Heute bin ich Samba / Ziemlich beste Freunde
28. Colin Trevorrow
Writer | Jurassic World
Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, Colin Trevorrow started making short films when he was 12 years old. He studied film and dramatic writing at New York University. After graduation, he wrote and directed "Home Base" a digital short that became one of the early viral successes on the ...
Director | Otto's Eleven
Sven Unterwaldt Jr. was born in 1965 in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Otto's Eleven (2010), 7 Dwarves: The Forest Is Not Enough (2006) and Seven Dwarves (2004).
Otto's Eleven / Sieben Zwerge 1 & 2
30. Gore Verbinski
Director | Rango
Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of ...
Pirates of the Caribbean 1-3
31. Otto Waalkes
Actor | Otto - Der Film
Otto Waalkes was born on July 22, 1948 in Emden, Germany as Otto Gerhard Waalkes. He is an actor and writer, known for Otto - Der Film (1985), Otto - Der Liebesfilm (1992) and Help, I Shrunk My Teacher (2015). He was previously married to Eva Haßmann and Manuela Ebelt.
Otto - Der Außerfriesische / Otto - Der Film / Otto - Der neue Film
32. David Yates
Director | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
David Yates was born on October 8, 1963 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England. He is a director and producer, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and The Legend of Tarzan (2016).
Harry Potter 5-7.2
33. 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 ...
Forrest Gump / Zurück in die Zukunft 1-3