Generation X Directors

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Directors born from 1965-1979, in order of birthdate.

Some of the most notable directors on this list: 1965 (16) Rob Zombie Carlos Saldanha Michael Bay Paul W.S. Anderson Jonathan Glazer Tomas Alfredson Antoine Fuqua Lana Wachowski Uwe Boll Doug Liman Sam Mendes Bryan Singer Jonas Åkerlund Paul Weitz Ben Stiller Andrew Stanton 1966 (18) Mike Mills Dexter Fletcher Frank Coraci Baltasar Kormákur Zack Snyder Matt Reeves Anne Fletcher Tom McCarthy J.J. Abrams Scott Derrickson James Gunn Jeff Tremaine John Favreau Lenny Abrahamson Andrew Adamson Chris Renaud Johan Renck Bennet Miller 1967 (14) John Michael McDonagh Gorō Miyazaki Sam Taylor-Johnson Pierre Coffin Morten Tyldum Mathieu Kassovitz Lee Unkrich Craig Gillespie Kimberly Peirce Denis Villeneuve Andrew Dominik Kevin Macdonald Judd Apatow Lilly Wachowski 1968 (15) Robert Schwentke John Singleton David Ayer Karyn Kusama Jay Chandrasekhar Adam McKay Chris Williams Robert Rodriguez Shawn Levy McG Guy Richie Chad Stahelski Pete Docter Christopher McQuarrie Byron Howard 1969 (20) Vincenzo Natali Lukas Moodysson Darren Aronofsky Don Hall Brett Ratner James Gray Wes Anderson Joe Carnahan Tate Taylor David Dobkin F. Gary Gray Noah Baumbach Bong Joon Ho Tyler Perry Steve McQueen Trey Parker Spike Jonze Marc Forster Chris Weitz Lynne Ramsay 1970 (17) Scott Cooper Malcolm D. Lee Anthony Russo Martin McDonagh Neil Marshall Alex Garland Paolo Sorrentino Stephen J. Anderson Dean DeBlois Alex Kendrick Paul Thomas Anderson Apichatpong Weerasethakul Christopher Nolan Kevin Smith M. Night Shyamalan Nicolas Winding Refn Todd Phillips 1971 (11) Luca Guadagnino Sean Baker Matthew Vaughn Kyle Balda Francis Lawrence Sofia Coppola Duncan Jones Joe Russo Patty Jenkins Justin Lin Craig Brewer 1972 (15) James Bobin John Carney Garth Jennings Albert Hughes Allen Hughes Eli Roth Ben Wheatley Asghar Farhadi Greg Berlanti Joachim Rønning Ben Affleck Ava DuVernay Joe Wright Anurag Kashyap Tom Hooper 1973 (14) Yorgos Lanthimos Harmony Korine S. Craig Zahler Makoto Shinkai Michael Dowse Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Tim Hill Louis Leterrier Fatih Akin Andy Muschietti Travis Knight Seth MacFarlane J.C. Chandor Rian Johnson 1974 (10) David Robert Mitchell Derek Cianfrance Jaume Collet-Serra Ruben Östlund Edgar Wright Joseph Kosinki Michael Dougherty Marc Webb Jake Kasdan Ruben Fleischer 1975 (11) Rawson Marshall Thurber Christopher Landon Richard Kelly Zack Braff David Gordon Green J.A. Bayona Gareth Edwards Phil Lord Taika Waititi Chris Miller David Leitch 1976 (5) Nicholas Stoller Dan Scanlon Jonathan Levine Colin Trevorrow Ryan Fleck 1977 (7) Leigh Whannell James Wan Daniel Espinosa Richard Ayoade Cary Joji Fukunaga Jason Reitman Akiva Schaffer 1978 (6) Fede Alvarez Lorene Scafaria Mike Flanagan Alexandre Aja Destin Daniel Cretton Jeff Nichols 1979 (8) Jordan Peele Jared Hess Neill Blomkamp Marielle Heller Anna Boden John Krasinski Jon M. Chu Barry Jenkins

1. Richard Shepard

Director | The Matador

Richard Shepard is an Emmy and DGA award winning writer/director. His features include "The Perfection" "Dom Hemingway" and "The Matador". He directed 12 episodes of the Golden Globe winning HBO series "Girls", along with pilots for "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" "Criminal Minds" and "Ugly Betty" ...

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2. Miguel Arteta

Director | The Good Girl

Miguel Arteta was born in 1965 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a director, known for The Good Girl (2002), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) and Youth in Revolt (2009).

3. Floria Sigismondi

Director | The Runaways

Floria Sigismondi is a photographer and director. Apart from her art exhibitions she is best known for directing music videos. Her trademark dilating, jittery camerawork, noticeable as early as her video for Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People", has been replicated by a great number of directors...

4. Rob Zombie

Director | The Devil's Rejects

Robert Bartleh Cummings, more famously known as Rob Zombie, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He is the oldest son of Louise and Robert Cummings, and has a younger brother, Michael David (aka Spider One; b. 1968), who is the lead singer of Powerman 5000. Growing up, Zombie ...

5. Carlos Saldanha

Director | Rio

Carlos Saldanha is a Brazilian director of animated films. He was the director of Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) and Rio (2011), and the co-director of Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005).

Saldanha was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He left his hometown in 1991 to ...

6. Alan Cumming

Actor | The Anniversary Party

Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate. The family (including his brother, Tom) moved to Fassfern near Fort William,...

7. Chris Rock

Actor | Top Five

Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (Tingman), a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher.

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8. 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...

9. Noah Emmerich

Actor | The Americans

Noah Emmerich was born and raised in New York City, to Constance, a concert pianist, and André Emmerich, an art dealer and gallery owner. He attended Yale University, where he sang with the a capella group the Yale Spizzwinks. He attended NYU Film School where he wrote and directed an award winning...

10. Chris Eigeman

Actor | Metropolitan

Chris Eigeman was born on March 1, 1965 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Christopher Eigeman. He is an actor and director, known for Metropolitan (1990), Barcelona (1994) and Turn the River (2007). He has been married to Linda D. Eigeman since 1993. They have one child.

11. Paul W.S. Anderson

Writer | Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Paul W.S. Anderson gained a fair bit of notoriety in his native England when he directed the ultra-violent Shopping (1994) (which he also wrote), starring Jude Law and Sean Pertwee in a story about thieves who steal by ramming a car into storefronts. The film was banned in some cinemas in England, ...

12. Jonathan Glazer

Director | Under the Skin

Jonathan Glazer was born on March 26, 1965 in London, England. He is a director and writer, known for Under the Skin (2013), Birth (2004) and Sexy Beast (2000).

13. Tomas Alfredson

Director | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tomas Alfredson was born on April 1, 1965 in Lidingö, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is known for his work on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Let the Right One In (2008) and Four Shades of Brown (2004). He was previously married to Cissi Elwin.

14. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...

15. Paulina Porizkova

Actress | Thursday

Paulina Porizkova was born on April 9, 1965 in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia as Pavlina Porizkova. She is an actress and director, known for Thursday (1998), Her Alibi (1989) and Arizona Dream (1993). She was previously married to Ric Ocasek.

16. Roman Coppola

Writer | Moonrise Kingdom

Roman Coppola was born on April 22, 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a producer and director, known for Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and Isle of Dogs (2018).

17. Leslie Hope

Director | Lost in Space

Leslie Hope was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and is a dual citizen of the US and Canada. She has directed several episodes of television including 'Lost In Space', 'The Order', 'The Murdoch Mysteries', 'Van Helsing', Ghost Wars', and 'Aftermath'. Leslie produced and directed the ...

18. Vincent Regan

Actor | 300

Vincent Regan was born on May 16, 1965. He is an actor and director, known for 300 (2006), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and Troy (2004). He has been married to Amelia Curtis since 2001. They have three children.

19. Tom Tykwer

Writer | Lola rennt

Director, writer, producer and composer Tom Tykwer was born in 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany. He showed an interest in film-making from childhood, making super 8 films from the age of 11. Among his first jobs was working at a local art-house cinema. Tykwer eventually relocated to Berlin, first working...

20. Alon Aboutboul

Actor | The Dark Knight Rises

Alon Aboutboul was born on May 28, 1965 in Israel. He is an actor and director, known for The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Body of Lies (2008) and London Has Fallen (2016).

21. Antoine Fuqua

Producer | The Magnificent Seven

Antoine Fuqua is an American film director, known for his work in the film Training Day as well as The Replacement Killers, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn's Finest, Olympus Has Fallen and The Equalizer.

He has directed music videos for such artists as Arrested Development, Prince, ...

22. Kevin P. Farley

Actor | The Waterboy

Kevin Farley (accomplished actor, writer, director) has truly established himself as a comedic presence both on the big screen and television.

Kevin was born in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors John Farley and the ...

23. Lana Wachowski

Writer | The Matrix

Lana Wachowski and her sister Lilly Wachowski, (also known as 'The Wachowskis') are the duo behind ground-breaking movies such as The Matrix (1999) and Cloud Atlas (2012). Born to mother Lynne, a nurse, and father Ron, a businessman of Polish descent, Wachowski grew up in Chicago and formed a tight...

24. Uwe Boll

Producer | Postal

As a child, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video before beginning his studies as a film director in Munich and Vienna. He also studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. Uwe graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-2000, he was a ...

25. Alex Winter

Actor | Bill & Ted Face the Music

Alex Winter began his career as a child actor, spending several years on Broadway with co- starring roles in productions of 'The King & I', 'Peter Pan', and the American premiere of Simon Gray's 'Close of Play' at the Manhattan Theater Club. After completing NYU film school, he went on to have ...

26. Kadeem Hardison

Actor | A Different World

Kadeem Hardison was born on July 24, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for A Different World (1987), White Men Can't Jump (1992) and Drive (1997). He was previously married to Chanté Moore.

27. Doug Liman

Producer | Edge of Tomorrow

Doug Liman was born on July 24, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Swingers (1996) and Fair Game (2010).

28. Sam Mendes

Producer | 1917

Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-...

29. Peter Krause

Actor | Six Feet Under

Peter William Krause was born on August 12, 1965 in Alexandria, Minnesota. Both his parents were teachers, and he has a sister and brother. He was raised in Roseville, Minnesota. He graduated in 1987 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in English literature. In ...

30. Kyra Sedgwick

Actress | The Closer

Kyra Minturn Sedgwick was born on August 19, 1965 in New York City, to Patricia (Rosenwald), a family and speech therapist, and Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist. Her mother was from an upper-class German Jewish family, and her father was from a wealthy Massachusetts clan of English ...

31. Lynn Shelton

Director | Humpday

Lynn Shelton was born on August 27, 1965 in Oberlin, Ohio, USA. She was a director and actress, known for Humpday (2009), Your Sister's Sister (2011) and Sword of Trust (2019). She was married to Kevin Seal. She died on May 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

32. Kyle Chandler

Actor | Argo

Kyle M. Chandler is an Emmy-winning American actor who was born in Buffalo, New York in 1965. He resides in the United States with his wife, Kathryn Chandler, and their two children, Sawyer and Sydney. Some of his most notable credits include "Friday Night Lights" (Friday Night Lights (2006)), "...

33. Bryan Singer

Director | X-Men

Bryan Singer was born on September 17, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Bryan Jay Singer. He is a producer and director, known for X-Men (2000), The Usual Suspects (1995) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

34. Shinji Higuchi

Director | Shin Gojira

Shinji Higuchi was born on September 22, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan. He is known for his work on Shin Godzilla (2016), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995). He is married to Noriko Takaya.

35. Zaza Urushadze

Director | Mandariinid

Zaza Urushadze was born on October 30, 1965 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He was a director and writer, known for Tangerines (2013), Ak tendeba (1998) and The Confession (2017). He died on December 7, 2019 in Tbilisi.

36. Jonas Åkerlund

Director | Lords of Chaos

Jonas Åkerlund was born on November 10, 1965 in Bromma, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a director and editor, known for Lords of Chaos (2018), Polar (2019) and Try (2000). He is married to B. Åkerlund. He was previously married to Charlotta Palmbäck.

37. Paul Weitz

Writer | About a Boy

Paul Weitz was born on November 19, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Paul J. Weitz. He is a director, writer and producer, known for Grandma (2015), About a Boy (2002), and Mozart in the Jungle (2014), for which he won a Golden Globe. He has been married to Patricia Brown since December 15, ...

38. Ben Stiller

Producer | Tropic Thunder

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father was of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).

His parents made no real...

39. Andrew Stanton

Writer | WALL·E

Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton was raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. He was educated at The California Institute of the Arts (or "CalArts") in Los Angeles, where he studied character animation. After graduation, Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse: The New ...

40. Álex de la Iglesia

Director | El día de la bestia

A spanish cult director, author of Day of the Beast (The Day of the Beast (1995)) and Acción mutante (1993) have their own very strong but small followings, and Dance With the Devil (Dance with the Devil (1997)) will go down in history as probably the weirdest Javier Bardem film ever made (...

41. David Harewood

Actor | Blood Diamond

David Harewood was born on December 8, 1965 in Birmingham, England. He is an actor and director, known for Blood Diamond (2006), Supergirl (2015) and The Merchant of Venice (2004). He has been married to Kirsty Handy since February 26, 2013. They have two children.

42. Andrew Fleming

Director | The Craft

Andrew Fleming was born on December 30, 1965 in the USA. He is a director and producer, known for The Craft (1996), Hamlet 2 (2008) and Ideal Home (2018).

43. Mike Mills

Director | Beginners

Mike Mills was born in 1966, Berkeley, California. He graduated from Cooper Union, 1989.

He works as a filmmaker, graphic designer and artist. As a filmmaker, Mike has completed a number of music videos, commercials, short films, documentaries, and the feature film Thumbsucker (2005). Architecture ...

44. Dan Schneider

Writer | Good Burger

Daniel J. Schneider was born into a family with three older sisters in Memphis, Tennessee on January 14th, 1966. He became his Senior class president at White Station High School. After high school, he went to his father's alma mater, Harvard, for one semester. He decided to come back home to ...

45. Rainn Wilson

Actor | The Office

Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn (Big Cats), and his son, Walter McKenzie Wilson who was born in 2004. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts University and the University ...

46. Dexter Fletcher

Director | Rocketman

Dexter Fletcher is an English actor and director best known for Press Gang (1989) - where he played opposite real-life partner (at the time) Julia Sawalha - as well as directing Eddie the Eagle (2015) and Rocketman (2019), and finishing off Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) after Bryan Singer was fired. His...

47. Frank Coraci

Director | The Wedding Singer

Frank Coraci is an American film Director, Writer and Actor best know for his work with Adam Sandler.

Coraci was born in Shirley, New York on Long Island. Coraci graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in Film. He has directed a number of ...

48. Baltasar Kormákur

Producer | Mýrin

Baltasar Kormákur is an actor, producer and director whose work spans theater, movies and television. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, he graduated as an actor from Iceland's National Academy of Fine Arts in 1990. He was immediately signed on by the National Theatre of Iceland, where he worked as one of...

49. Zack Snyder

Producer | Wonder Woman

Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and ...

50. Jonathan Del Arco

Actor | The Closer

Jonathan Del Arco was born on March 7, 1966 in Uruguay. He is an actor and director, known for The Closer (2005), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Major Crimes (2012).

51. Michael Imperioli

Actor | The Sopranos

Imperioli was born James Michael Imperioli in Mt. Vernon, New York on March 26, 1966. His film work began in the late 1980s. An early part that brought him recognition was in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990), as Spider, a local kid who works for the gangsters and has a run-in with a psychopathic ...

52. Robin Wright

Actress | Forrest Gump

Robin Gayle Wright was born in Dallas, Texas, to Gayle (Gaston), a national director at Mary Kay, and Freddie Wright, a pharmaceutical executive. She grew up in San Diego, California. She started her professional career as a model in 1980 at age 14, and worked both in Paris and Japan. After ...

53. Frederick Weller

Actor | Armageddon

Frederick Weller was born on April 18, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Armageddon (1998), In Plain Sight (2008) and BlacKkKlansman (2018). He has been married to Ali Marsh since September 6, 2003. They have one child.

54. Matt Reeves

Writer | Let Me In

Matthew George "Matt" Reeves was born April 27, 1966 in Rockville Center, New York, USA and is a writer, director and producer. Reeves began making movies at age eight, directing friends and using a wind-up camera. He befriended filmmaker J.J. Abrams when both were 13 years old and a public-access ...

55. Anne Fletcher

Director | The Proposal

Anne Fletcher was born on May 1, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is known for her work on The Proposal (2009), Hairspray (2007) and Step Up (2006).

56. Stefano Sollima

Director | Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Stefano Sollima was born on May 4, 1966 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), Gomorrah (2014) and Suburra (2015).

57. Ilian Djevelekov

Producer | Love.net

Ilian Djevelekov was born in 1966 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He studied Psychology at Sofia University and graduated in Film and TV Directing from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia. In 1993 his student film I Want To Be Free won the best short film award at the Golden Rose Film ...

58. David Mackenzie

Director | Hell or High Water

David Mackenzie was born on May 10, 1966 in Corbridge, Northumberland, England. He is a director and producer, known for Hell or High Water (2016), Perfect Sense (2011) and Starred Up (2013).

59. Stephen Baldwin

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Stephen Baldwin was born on May 12, 1966 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA as Stephen Andrew Baldwin. He is an actor and producer, known for The Usual Suspects (1995), Bio-Dome (1996) and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). He has been married to Kennya Baldwin since June 10, 1990. ...

60. Cheryl Dunye

Director | The Watermelon Woman

Cheryl Dunye was born on May 13, 1966 in Liberia. She is a director and producer, known for The Watermelon Woman (1996), The Owls (2010) and Mommy Is Coming (2012).

61. 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.

McCarthy...

62. 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 ...

63. Lauren Greenfield

Director | The Kingmaker

Lauren Greenfield was born on June 28, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is a director and producer, known for The Kingmaker (2019), The Queen of Versailles (2012) and Thin (2006).

64. 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 Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005).

65. 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 ...

66. Salma Hayek

Actress | Frida

One of Hollywood's most dazzling leading actresses, Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami, were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do businessman father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, and her ...

67. Jeff Tremaine

Producer | Bad Grandpa

Jeff Tremaine was born a military brat and hustled from state to state until finally settling in Rockville, Maryland. There, he quickly gravitated towards the alternative world of skateboarding, BMX, reggae music, and art... pursuits that would shape a career to come.

After attending Washington ...

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68. Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Actress | Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she plays Governor Pryce in Star Wars Rebels (2014), Dr. Maheswaran in Steven Universe (2013), Valkyrie in Lego Marvel's Avengers (2016), Talis in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010), Johanna in Heroes of ...

69. Mark Gatiss

Actor | The League of Gentlemen

Mark Gatiss is an accomplished author, actor and playwright. Originally from Sedgefield, County Durham, he graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA (honors) in Theatre Arts.

He was one-quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen (1999), and became heavily involved in ...

70. 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 ...

71. Steve Valentine

Actor | Crossing Jordan

Steve Valentine was born on October 26, 1966 in Bishopbriggs, Scotland as Steven John Valentine. He is an actor and director, known for Crossing Jordan (2001), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). He has been married to Inna Korobkina since August 28, 2010. They have two ...

72. Kal Naga

Actor | Villa 69

Kal Naga (aka: Khaled Abol Naga) is a Multi Award-winning Actor, Producer, and Director from Egypt, based in the USA (Bi-coastal between New York and California). He is a well-established movie star in the middle-east and considered one of the top talents of his generation, his work extends from ...

73. David Schwimmer

Actor | Friends

Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Schwimmer was encouraged by a high school instructor to attend a summer program in acting at Northwestern University. Inspired by that experience, he returned to Northwestern where he received a bachelor's degree in speech/theater. In 1988, along with ...

74. Peter DeLuise

Actor | Stargate SG-1

Peter DeLuise was born on November 6, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter John DeLuise. He is an actor and director, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), 21 Jump Street (1987) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004). He has been married to Anne Marie DeLuise since June 7, 2002. They have one child. He ...

75. Bradley Gregg

Actor | Stand by Me

Bradley Gregg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. Gregg's first film was the 1985 movie Explorers, but his big role came in 1986 in the hit drama film Stand by Me as Eyeball Chambers, the older brother of River Phoenix's character (Gregg and Phoenix had both appeared previously in...

76. Gordon Ramsay

Producer | Hell's Kitchen

Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. With an injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in football, he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with some ...

77. Rémy Belvaux

Director | C'est arrivé près de chez vous

Rémy Belvaux was born on November 10, 1966 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium as Rémy Nicolas Lucien Belvaux. He was a director and actor, known for Man Bites Dog (1992), Pas de C4 pour Daniel Daniel (1987) and Génération Raymond (1990). He died on September 4, 2006 in Orry-la-Ville, Oise, ...

78. Sophie Marceau

Actress | La boum

Sophie Marceau was born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu in Paris, France, to Simone (Morisset), a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. She grew up far from the studio spotlights. When she was 14 she was living in the Paris suburb of Gentilly with her father. She learned from friends that ...

79. Richard Stanley

Writer | Hardware

Richard Stanley is the award-winning South African-born filmmaker, who made a name of himself with his first feature film, the sci-fi movie Hardware (1990). A low budget movie about a mad-dog android loose in an apartment was released in 1990. Critics slammed it as a Terminator rip-off, yet the ...

80. Lenny Abrahamson

Director | Room

Lenny Abrahamson was born in Dublin in 1966. He studied physics and philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. While at university he directed short videos with the Trinity Video Society, which he co-founded with Ed Guiney. He graduated in 1991 with first class honours (gold medal). His first short film...

81. Andrew Adamson

Writer | Shrek 2

Andrew Adamson was born on December 1, 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a producer and writer, known for Shrek 2 (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and Shrek (2001). He has been married to Gyulnara Karaeva since January 16, 2016. He was previously ...

82. Chris Renaud

Actor | Despicable Me 2

Director Chris Renaud has established himself as a heavyweight in the world of animation following the phenomenal box office success of recent movies Despicable Me (2010), Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) and Despicable Me 2 (2013). Along with Pierre Coffin and Eric Guillon, he also co-created the ...

Dec 1966

83. Johan Renck

Director | Chernobyl

Johan Renck is one of the most respected and sought after directors of commercials and music videos today, so much so that the French magazine CB News dubbed him "the number one director of commercials and music videos in the world".

His directing career started in 1992 when he joined the production...

84. Lydia Zimmermann

Director | Aro Tolbukhin - En la mente del asesino

Lydia Zimmermann was born on December 12, 1966 in Barcelona, Spain. She is an actress and director, known for Aro Tolbukhin in the Mind of a Killer (2002), Where the EDELWEISS are (2017) and Elisa K (2010).

85. Kiefer Sutherland

Actor | 24

Kiefer Sutherland was born in London, England, UK, to Canadian actors Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland, who moved to California shortly after his birth. His maternal grandfather, Tommy Douglas, was a Scottish-born Canadian politician who was a Premier of Saskatchewan for over 17 years and led ...

86. Bennett Miller

Director | Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller is an American film director, best known for Capote (2005), Moneyball (2011), and Foxcatcher (2014). He began his film career directing the 1998 documentary The Cruise.

In 2006 Miller directed the Bob Dylan music video "When the Deal Goes Down" starring Scarlett Johansson.

Miller has ...

87. Niki Caro

Director | Whale Rider

Niki Caro is a New Zealand film director and screenwriter, born in 1967. Caro was born in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. She was educated first at the Kadimah College in Auckland, and then the Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland. The School is a private girls' school, and ranks ...

88. John Michael McDonagh

Writer | The Guard

John Michael McDonagh was born in 1967 in London, England. He is a writer and director, known for The Guard (2011), Calvary (2014) and War on Everyone (2016). He has been married to Elizabeth Eves since 2003.

89. Gorô Miyazaki

Director | Kokuriko-zaka kara

Graduated from Shinshu University, Faculty of Agriculture, Goro Miyazaki started his career as a construction consultant, and he designed parks or public institutions. Because his father, Hayao Miyazaki, is a world-famous filmmaker, he always had complex feeling towards his father. He decided not ...

90. Laura Dern

Actress | Jurassic Park

Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for ...

91. Vince Gilligan

Producer | The X Files

George Vincent Gilligan Jr. (born February 10, 1967) is an American writer, producer, and director. He is known for his television work, specifically as creator, head writer, executive producer, and director of Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul. He was a writer and producer for The ...

92. Paul Lieberstein

Producer | The Office

Paul Lieberstein was born on February 22, 1967 in Westport, Connecticut, USA as Paul Bevan Lieberstein. He is a producer and actor, known for The Office (2005), King of the Hill (1997) and Song of Back and Neck (2018). He has been married to Janine Serafin Poreba since July 19, 2008.

93. Sam Taylor-Johnson

Director | Nowhere Boy

Sam Taylor-Johnson was born on March 4, 1967 in London, England as Samantha Louise Taylor-Wood. She is a director and producer, known for Nowhere Boy (2009), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and Love You More (2008). She has been married to Aaron Taylor-Johnson since June 21, 2012. They have two ...

94. Pierre Coffin

Director | Despicable Me 2

Pierre Coffin was born on March 15, 1967 in France. He is a director and writer, known for Despicable Me 2 (2013), Minions (2015) and Despicable Me (2010).

95. Michel Hazanavicius

Writer | The Artist

Michel Hazanavicius was born and raised in Paris, France. His grandparents were originally from Lithuania, but relocated to France in the 1920s. Hazanavicius attended art school, and moved on to work as a director for commercials and television projects. In 1999, he wrote and directed his first ...

96. Henry Ian Cusick

Actor | Lost

Henry Ian Cusick (born 17 April 1967) is a Peruvian actor and director. He is known for his role as Desmond Hume on the U.S. television series Lost (2004), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He also starred as Stephen Finch in the ABC drama Scandal (2012), as Marcus Kane in ...

97. Amanda Mealing

Actress | Four Weddings and a Funeral

Amanda Mealing was born on April 22, 1967 in Dulwich, London, England as Amanda Jane Mealing. She is an actress and director, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Casualty (1986) and Holby City (1999). She has been married to Richard Sainsbury since July 2, 1998. They have two children.

98. Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Actress | Without a Trace

Marianne Jean-Baptiste was born on April 26, 1967 in London, England as Marianne Raigipcien Jean-Baptiste. She is an actress and director, known for Without a Trace (2002), Secrets & Lies (1996) and Spy Game (2001). She has been married to Evan Williams since 1997. They have two children.

99. Patrick Creadon

Director | Hesburgh

Patrick Creadon was born on May 1, 1967. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Hesburgh (2018), Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story (2019) and Wordplay (2006).

100. Morten Tyldum

Director | Hodejegerne

Morten Tyldum was born on May 19, 1967 in Bergen, Norway. He is a director and producer, known for Headhunters (2011), The Imitation Game (2014) and Passengers (2016).



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