The Directors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

by yetti-2001 | created - 12 Mar 2015 | updated - 16 Mar 2015 | Public

1. Jon Favreau

Producer | Chef

Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director.

The amiable, husky-framed actor with the ...

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2. Louis Leterrier

Director | The Incredible Hulk

Louis Leterrier was born on June 17, 1973 in Paris, France. He is a director and producer, known for The Incredible Hulk (2008), The Brothers Grimsby (2016) and The Transporter (2002).

The Incredible Hulk

3. Kenneth Branagh

Actor | Henry V

Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family ...


4. Joe Johnston

Director | Captain America: The First Avenger

Joe Johnston was born on May 13, 1950 in Austin, Texas, USA as Joseph Eggleston Johnston II. He is a director, known for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and The Rocketeer (1991).

Captain America: The First Avenger

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6. Joss Whedon

Writer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon. Whedon was ...

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7. Louis D'Esposito

Producer | Iron Man

Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Members at-large) in 2006.

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8. Shane Black

Writer | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the action genre, Black made his mark with his Lethal Weapon (1987) screenplay. He also collaborated on the story of the sequel, Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). Each successive script he turned in had a higher price attached it, from The Last Boy Scout (1991) ...

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10. Milan Cheylov

Director | Station 19

Milan Cheylov is a Canadian television director/producer. A professional actor at 15, Cheylov ran Bootleg Theatre in Toronto for ten years. He acted in theatre, TV and film for almost twenty years. He started producing and directing short films and television shows in his mid-twenties. Cheylov ...

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11. Roxann Dawson

Director | Breakthrough

Roxann Dawson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Richard and Rosalie Caballero. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (Theater Arts major). She soon landed her first role as Diana Morales in the Broadway production of "A Chorus Line". During her acting career, she performed...

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12. Jesse Bochco

Producer | Murder in the First

Jesse Bochco was born on March 2, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jesse John Bochco. He is a producer and director, known for Murder in the First (2014), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and Raising the Bar (2008). He was previously married to Kate Danson.

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14. Alan Taylor

Director | Game of Thrones

Alan Taylor was born in 1965 as Alan Jamieson Taylor. He is a director and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and The Emperor's New Clothes (2001). He has been married to Nicki Ledermann since 2004. They have three children.

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15. Bobby Roth

Director | Prison Break

Bobby Roth grew up in Los Angeles, a block from where he lives today. He studied Philosophy and Creative Writing at UC Berkeley, then got a BA in Cinema at USC in 1972, and an MFA in Motion Picture Production from UCLA in 1975. For his entire career he has alternated between independent filmmaking ...

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16. Jonathan Frakes

Actor | Star Trek: First Contact

Jonathan Scott Frakes was born on August 19, 1952 in Bellefonte, in central Pennsylvania. He is the son of Doris J. (Yingling) and Dr. James R. Frakes, a professor. His parents moved with Jonathan and his younger brother Daniel to Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania. There, his father taught English ...

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17. Billy Gierhart

Director | The Walking Dead

Billy Gierhart is known for his work on The Walking Dead (2010), Sons of Anarchy (2008) and S.W.A.T. (2017).

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18. Holly Dale

Director | Mary Kills People

Holly Dale is one of Canada's premiere film and television directors who has been making award-winning television and cinema for the past twenty-five years. She exhibits great versatility in her craft directing Television Pilots, Series, and Movies of the Week, as well as numerous Commercials, ...

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19. Kevin Hooks

Actor | Innerspace

Kevin Hooks was born on September 19, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Innerspace (1987), Last Resort (2012) and Passenger 57 (1992). He is married to Cheryl. They have two children. He was previously married to Regina Hooks.

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20. Kenneth Fink

Director | Homicide: Life on the Street

Prior to Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) episode directing, Fink was a TV documentary-segment producer, including stint at CBS News' former West 57th Street show, headed by Andrew Lack, now President of NBC News.

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21. Paul A. Edwards

Camera_department | Man on Fire

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22. Drew Pearce

Producer | Hotel Artemis

Drew Pearce was born on August 24, 1975. He is a producer and writer, known for Hotel Artemis (2018), Iron Man 3 (2013) and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019).

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23. Anthony Russo

Director | Avengers: Endgame

Anthony Russo was born on February 3, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Anthony J. Russo. He is a producer and director, known for Avengers: Endgame (2019), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

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24. Joe Russo

Director | Avengers: Endgame

Joe Russo was born on July 8, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Joseph Vincent Russo. He is a producer and director, known for Avengers: Endgame (2019), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

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25. John Terlesky

Actor | Deathstalker II

John Terlesky was born on May 30, 1961 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as John Todd Terlesky. He is a director and actor, known for Deathstalker II (1987), Guardian (2001) and The Pandora Project (1998). He has been married to Jayne Brook since May 11, 1996. They have two children.

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26. James Gunn

Writer | Guardians of the Galaxy

James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, to Leota and James Francis Gunn. He is from a large Catholic family, with Irish and Czech ancestry. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age ...

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27. Kevin Tancharoen

Director | Fame

Kevin Tancharoen is a filmmaker, writer, producer and choreographer whose Mortal Kombat series revived the live action format for the franchise.

Kevin came to the attention of Warner Bros. with the stealth release of his viral video Mortal Kombat : Rebirth that re-imagined the video game franchise ...

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28. Ron Underwood

Director | Tremors

A director who is equally adept at working in television as well as features, Southern California native Ron Underwood has been making films since 5th grade and was winning Eastman Kodak filmmaking awards by the time he was in his teens. After graduating from University of Southern California, he ...

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29. Michael Zinberg

Producer | Quantum Leap

Michael Zinberg is a producer and director, known for Quantum Leap (1989), The Bob Newhart Show (1972) and Tequila and Bonetti (1992).

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30. Scott Winant

Producer | Thirtysomething

Two time Emmy Award winning Director/Producer, Scott Winant began his career in partnership with Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz on the critically acclaimed series "thirtysomething." He produced all five seasons and was responsible for establishing the show's unique cinematic style of story ...

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31. Stephen Cragg

Producer | A Year in the Life

Over the past twenty-five years Stephen Cragg has directed and/or produced more than two hundred fifty hours of prime-time television. He has won the Emmy Award, the People's Choice Award, and been nominated for the Golden Globe.

His directing credits include The Adversaries (pilot), Scandal, How To...

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33. Stephen Williams

Producer | Lost

Brother of actor Peter Williams.

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34. David Solomon

Producer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

David Solomon is a producer and director, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), Dollhouse (2009) and Risky Business (1983). He is married to Carla Kettner. He was previously married to Ali.

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35. Phil Abraham

Director | Daredevil

Phil Abraham is a director and cinematographer, known for Daredevil (2015), Mad Men (2007) and Ozark (2017).

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37. Peyton Reed

Director | Ant-Man

Peyton Reed was born on July 3, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Ant-Man (2015), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Bring It On (2000). He has been married to Sheila Reed since 2013. He was previously married to Beth LaMure.


38. Scott Derrickson

Writer | Doctor Strange

Scott Derrickson was born on July 16, 1966 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Doctor Strange (2016), Sinister (2012) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008).

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39. Drew Goddard

Producer | The Martian

Drew Goddard was raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He attended Los Alamos High School in Los Alamos, New Mexico and graduated in 1993. He then attended the University of Colorado, and worked as a production assistant in L.A. after graduation. A spec script Drew wrote based on Six Feet Under (2001) ...

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