Musicians & Composers directing films

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1. John Maclean

Soundtrack | Slow West

John Maclean studied BA drawing and painting at Edinburgh college of Art and MA at The Royal College of art in London. After graduating, he formed The Beta Band with friends, 1997 to 2004 and The Aliens 2005 to 2008. John made many of the band's music videos. In 2009 John made Man on a Motorcycle, ...

2. RZA

Soundtrack | The Man with the Iron Fists

RZA was born on July 5, 1969 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Robert Fitzgerald Diggs. He has been married to Talani Rabb since August 29, 2009. He was previously married to Eboni Mills.

3. Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Actor | Get Him to the Greek

Sean Diddy Combs, AKA Puff Daddy, is the definition of a mogul. Starting his career as the director of A&R at Uptown Records, he was integral in launching the careers of Mary J. Blige and Jodeci, and later started his own label, Bad Boy Records, which has fostered talent that includes Mariah Carey,...

On the list of Tribeca’s gala screenings are Sean Diddy Combs’ documentary about the Bad Boy Entertainment label, “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story,”

4. Jóhann Jóhannsson

Composer | Sicario

Jóhann Jóhannsson was born on September 19, 1969 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He was a composer, known for Sicario (2015), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Prisoners (2013). He died on February 9, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

5. Dave Grohl

Soundtrack | Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters front-man, will always be remembered as the drummer for Nirvana. But, drumming for a great band such as Nirvana is not Dave's only claim in the world of music. Dave's musical career began at age 15 as the guitarist and later as the drummer for a punk band called "Freak Baby...

6. Dwight Yoakam

Actor | Sling Blade

Since the start of his music career, Dwight Yoakam has proven he's more than just another guy with a guitar and a hat. He has risen from hot country star to being one of country music's biggest influences. While doing that, he has also become a critically acclaimed actor.

Dwight David Yoakam was ...

7. Madonna

Actress | Evita

The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...

8. Bob Dylan

Soundtrack | Renaldo and Clara

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota; his father Abe worked for the Standard Oil Co. Six years later the family moved to Hibbing, often the coldest place in the US, where he taught himself piano and guitar and formed several high school rock bands. In 1959 he entered the...

9. David Byrne

Soundtrack | True Stories

David Byrne is an Oscar winning composer, songwriter and singer, best known for being frontman of the New Wave/punk band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Born in Scotland but raised in the United States in Maryland, Byrne began performing musically in high school.

Byrne ...

10. Kanye West

Soundtrack | Safe House

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. His musical career has been marked by dramatic changes in styles, incorporating an eclectic range of influences including soul, baroque pop, electro, indie rock, ...

directed music videos.

12. Nizamettin Ariç

Composer | Klamek ji bo Beko

Nizamettin Ariç is a composer and actor, known for Klamek ji bo Beko (1992), Quo Vadis (2001) and Dilan (1987).

His debut feature "A song for Beko" was the first Kurdish-language feature in film history.

13. Abd Al Malik

Director | Qu'Allah bénisse la France!

Abd Al Malik was born on March 14, 1975 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for May Allah Bless France! (2014), Hier encore (2012) and Victoires de la musique (1985).

14. Beyoncé

Soundtrack | Dreamgirls

Beyoncé was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Her mom, Tina Lawson designs their glittering costumes & her dad, Mathew Knowles manages Destiny's Child. Solange, her sister (they're 4 years apart) has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé's of ...

15. Mike Figgis

Director | Leaving Las Vegas

Mike Figgis was born on February 28, 1948 in Carlisle, Cumberland, England as Michael Figgis. He is a director and writer, known for Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Stormy Monday (1988) and Timecode (2000).

16. Flying Lotus

Soundtrack | Date Night

Flying Lotus was born on October 7, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Steven Ellison.

http://theplaylist.net/kuso-flying-lotus-review-20170719/

17. Alain Corneau

Writer | Tous les matins du monde

Alain Corneau was a Cesar Award-winning French writer-director best known for his multiple collaborations with French cinema superstars Yves Montand, Simone Signoret and Gérard Depardieu. Born on August 7, 1943 in Meung-sur-Loire, Loiret, Corneay trained as a musician but switched his interest to ...

18. St. Vincent

Composer | XX

St. Vincent was born on September 28, 1982 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Annie Erin Clark.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/picture-of-dorian-gray-movie-st-vincent-1202529253/

19. Fred Durst

Soundtrack | Real Steel

Fred was born and raised in Gastonia, North Carolina. He moved to Jacksonville in his late teens and served time in the US Navy. Fred later married at age 20 and had a daughter name Adriana Durst. The marriage was turbulent - after one altercation, Durst spent a month behind bars.

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/03/limp-bizkit-fred-durst-john-travolta-moose-1201936779/

20. Bruce Springsteen

Soundtrack | The Wrestler

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born September 23, 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. His father, Douglas Frederick Springsteen, worked as a bus driver, and was of Irish and Dutch ancestry. His mother, Adele Ann (Zerilli), worked as a legal secretary, and was of Italian descent. He has an...

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/western-stars-review-1239264

21. Dan Pritzker

Writer | Louis

Dan Pritzker is a writer, known for Louis (2010), Bolden (2019) and Nothing to Lose (1997).

Musician & billionaire, who started to direct films later.



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