Howard Shore's Feature Film Directorsby ChristopherLeeFan | created - 23 Jul 2016 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
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...
15 films 1979 – The Brood 1981 – Scanners 1983 – Videodrome 1986 – The Fly 1988 – Dead Ringers 1991 – Naked Lunch 1993 – M. Butterfly 1996 – Crash 1999 – eXistenZ 2002 – Spider 2005 – A History of Violence 2007 – Eastern Promises 2011 – A Dangerous Method 2012 – Cosmopolis 2014 – Maps to the Stars
3. Tom Schiller
Writer | Saturday Night Live
Tom Schiller was born on April 12, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Thomas Bennett Schiller. He is a writer and actor, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Nothing Lasts Forever (1984) and From Here to Maternity (1985). He is married to Jacque Rochelle Lynn.
1 film 1984 – Nothing Lasts Forever
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 ...
5 films 1985 – After Hours 2002 – Gangs of New York 2004 – The Aviator 2006 – The Departed 2011 – Hugo
Director | Eve of Destruction
Duncan Gibbins died in the massive wildfires that plagued the Southern California region in 1993 because of hazardous and dry conditions. Mr. Gibbins at first got out safely, but he went back to the area where he was living because he was trying to rescue his cat, and perished. The cat was found ...
1 film 1986 – Fire with Fire
6. Diane Keaton
Actress | Annie Hall
Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ...
1 film 1987 – Heaven (documentary)
Writer | Kramer vs. Kramer
Robert Benton was born on September 29, 1932 in Waxahachie, Texas, USA as Robert Douglas Benton. He is a writer and director, known for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Superman (1978).
2 films 1987 – Nadine 1994 – Nobody's Fool
8. Alan Metter
Director | Back to School
The May 4, 1988, edition of Variety, announced the film "Atuk" began filming February 16, 1988, but production halted after one day. Director was Alan Metter. The cast included Christopher Walken and Ben Affleck.
1 film 1988 – Moving
Actress | Laverne & Shirley
Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall on October 15, 1943 in the Bronx, New York. The Libra was 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes. She was the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony "Tony" Marshall, an industrial film director. She was the younger sister of ...
1 film 1988 – Big
10. John David Coles
Producer | House of Cards
John David Coles most recently served as the executive producer and director of the Emmy Award winning Netlfix series House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey. His feature directorial debut, Signs Of Life, starring Vincent D'Onofrio and Mary Louise Parker won the International Critics Prize at ...
1 film 1989 – Signs of Life
11. Peter Yates
Director | Krull
Having seen Robbery (1967) and Bullitt (1968), it comes as no surprise that Peter Yates started out as a professional racing car driver and team manager - albeit briefly - before turning his attention to film. The son of a military man, he was educated at Charterhouse School and trained at RADA, ...
1 film 1989 – An Innocent Man
12. Joyce Chopra
Director | The Lemon Sisters
Joyce Chopra was born on October 27, 1936. She is a director and producer, known for The Lemon Sisters (1989), Smooth Talk (1985) and An American Girl on the Home Front (2006). She was previously married to Tom Cole.
1 film 1989 – The Lemon Sisters
13. Susan Seidelman
Director | Desperately Seeking Susan
Susan Seidelman was born on December 11, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Sex and the City (1998) and Smithereens (1982).
1 film 1989 – She-Devil
14. David F. Wheeler
Director | The Local Stigmatic
1 film 1990 – The Local Stigmatic
15. Jonathan Demme
Director | The Silence of the Lambs
Jonathan Demme was born on February 22, 1944 in Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA as Robert Jonathan Demme. He was a director and producer, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Rachel Getting Married (2008) and Philadelphia (1993). He was married to Joanne Howard and Evelyn Purcell. He died...
2 films 1991 – The Silence of the Lambs 1993 – Philadelphia
16. James Dearden
Writer | Fatal Attraction
James Dearden was born on September 14, 1949 in London, England. He is a writer and director, known for Fatal Attraction (1987), The Cold Room (1984) and The Contraption (1977). He is married to Annabel Brooks.
1 film 1991 – A Kiss Before Dying
17. Norman René
Director | Longtime Companion
Norman René was born on November 18, 1950 in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Longtime Companion (1989), Prelude to a Kiss (1992) and American Playhouse (1981). He died on May 24, 1996 in New York City, New York, USA.
1 film 1992 – Prelude to a Kiss
18. Barbet Schroeder
Director | La virgen de los sicarios
Barbet Schroeder was born on August 26, 1941 in Tehran, Iran. He is a director and producer, known for Our Lady of the Assassins (2000), Single White Female (1992) and Barfly (1987). He has been married to Bulle Ogier since April 1991.
2 films 1992 – Single White Female 1996 – Before and After
19. 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...
1 film 1993 – Silver
20. 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 ...
2 films 1993 – Guilty as Sin 1999 – Gloria
21. 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, "...
1 film 1993 – Mrs. Doubtfire
22. Joel Schumacher
Director | The Phantom of the Opera
Joel Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Joel T. Schumacher. He is a director and writer, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Batman & Robin (1997) and 8MM (1999).
1 film 1994 – The Client
23. 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 ...
1 film 1994 – Ed Wood
24. David Fincher
Director | Se7en
David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials...
3 films 1995 – Se7en 1997 – The Game 2002 – Panic Room
25. David Anspaugh
Director | Hoosiers
Best known for the inspirational sports dramas Hoosiers (1986) and Rudy (1993), David Anspaugh has enjoyed a long career as a director and producer of film and television. Born in Decatur, Indiana in 1946 to Lawrence Anspaugh, a portrait photographer, and his wife, Marie, he was a member of his ...
1 film 1995 – Moonlight and Valentino
26. Desmond Nakano
Writer | American Pastime
1 film 1995 – White Man's Burden
27. Al Pacino
Actor | Serpico
Alfredo James "Al" 'Pacino established himself as a film actor during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.
He was born April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi)...
1 film 1996 – Looking for Richard (documentary)
28. Michael Lehmann
Director | Hudson Hawk
Michael Lehmann was born on March 30, 1957 in San Francisco, California, USA as Michael Stephen Lehmann. He is a director and producer, known for Hudson Hawk (1991), Heathers (1988) and American Horror Story (2011). He is married to Holland Sutton.
1 film 1996 – The Truth About Cats & Dogs
29. Andrew Bergman
Writer | Striptease
Andrew Bergman was born on February 20, 1945 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Striptease (1996), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Fletch (1985). He has been married to Louise Fay since 1973. They have two children.
1 film 1996 – Stiptease
30. 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 ...
1 film 1996 – That Thing You Do!
31. James Mangold
Producer | Logan
James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted (1999), Walk the Line (2005), which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Wolverine (2013), and Logan (2017).
Mangold also wrote and directed Cop...
1 film 1997 – Cop Land
32. Harold Ramis
Writer | Ghostbusters
Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...
1 film 1999 – Analyze This
33. 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.
1 film 1999 – Dogma
34. Stephen Frears
Director | Dangerous Liaisons
Stephen Frears was born on June 20, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Stephen Arthur Frears. He is a director and producer, known for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Philomena (2013) and Dirty Pretty Things (2002). He has been married to Anne Rothenstein since 1992. They have two children. ...
1 film 2000 – High Fidelity
35. James Gray
Director | The Immigrant
Writer/director James Gray made his first film Little Odessa (1994) at the age of twenty-five. The film, which starred Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Vanessa Redgrave and Maximilian Schell, received critical acclaim and was the winner of the Venice Film Festival's prestigious Silver Lion Award in 1994.
1 film 2000 – The Yards
Writer | Rois et reine
2 films 2000 – Esther Kahn 2013 – Jimmy P.
37. Tarsem Singh
Director | The Fall
Indian director Tarsem Singh is the son of an aircraft engineer. He was educated at Bishop Cotton Boy's School in Shimla and relocated to the USA to study business at Harvard and, significantly, film studies at the Art Center College of Design in California. Upon graduating he embarked on a career ...
1 film 2000 – The Cell
38. Frank Oz
Actor | The Muppet Show
Frank Richard Oznowicz was born in Hereford, England to puppeteers Frances and Isidore Oznowicz. His family moved to Montana in 1951, eventually settling in Oakland, California. As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice puppeteer at Children's Fairyland amusement park. He is one of the primary ...
1 film 2001 – The Score
39. 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,...
6 films 2001 – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2002 – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2003 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2012 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2013 – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2014 – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
40. Robert Shaye
Producer | Wes Craven's New Nightmare
Robert Shaye was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a producer, director, and actor, particularly known for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). He has been married to Eva ...
1 film 2007 – The Last Mimzy
41. Ellen Kuras
Cinematographer | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
1 film 2008 – The Betrayal - Nerakhoon (documentary)
Editor | The Betrayal - Nerakhoon
1 film 2008 – The Betrayal - Nerakhoon (documentary)
Writer | Moonstruck
1 film 2008 – Doubt
44. Martin Campbell
Director | Casino Royale
Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro (1998), the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed ...
1 film 2010 – Edge of Darkness
45. David Slade
Director | Hard Candy
1 film 2010 – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
46. Jon Stewart
Writer | The Daily Show
Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, to Marian (Laskin), a teacher, and Donald Leibowitz, a physics professor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus). Stewart moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey during his childhood. He ...
1 film 2014 – Rosewater
47. Tom McCarthy
Producer | Win Win
Tom McCarthy is an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for direct and write The Station Agent (2003), The Visitor (2007), Win Win (2011), and Spotlight (2015), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and was nominated for Best Director.
1 film 2015 – Spotlight
48. Mick Jackson
Director | Volcano
1 film 2016 – Denial
49. Ben Lewin
Writer | The Sessions
Ben Lewin's career as a writer and director is spread across three continents and includes award-winning documentaries, feature films, TV movies, mini-series and episodic programs. Born in Poland in 1946, he migrated to Australia with his family in 1949. As a young man, Lewin showed great passion ...
1 film 2018 – The Catcher Was a Spy